Sunday, October 24, 2010

shoes as works of art


Check out this amazing collection of shoes by Kobi Levi



Tulip 2003
"man-made" leather & textile


Rocking chair 2003
leather & cork



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

They Are Us


They Are Us is a tribute to Dublin, a tribute to the city: northside and southside, the visible and the secret, the good and the bad - They Are Us



I love these around the city they brighten up damp days;-)  Check out They Are Us... 




Saturday, October 16, 2010

keep going

I think this poster is brillant!  You can buy this from http://grandgrand.bigcartel.com/


 This is it's English counterpart...


Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, to raise the morale of the British public in the case of invasion. It was little known and never used. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products.

I also like this ;-)

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Steampunk Sculptures


What is Steampunk
Check out this brillant collection of Steampunk characters, engines and vehicles created by Belgian artist Stephane Halleux

Voiture hublot
Steampunk by Stephane Halleux
 
Donatella
Steampunk by Stephane Halleux
 
Little flying civil servant
Steampunk by Stephane Halleux

 Armored car
Steampunk by Stephane Halleux
Leibig car

Steampunk by Stephane Halleux
 
Ny car
Steampunk by Stephane Halleux
 
Flying controller
Steampunk by Stephane Halleux
   
Fifaxs car
Steampunk by Stephane Halleux
Steampunk by Stephane Halleux

Steampunk by Stephane Halleux

Monday, October 4, 2010

OctoCamo Perfection


Chinese artist Liu Bolin took the streets after literally being made homeless by the Chinese government. Suojiacun, an artists’ village in northeastern Beijing was torn down during the Olympic redevelopment. An interview with WhiteHot Magazine can be found here.
With the help of assistants, Bolin has achieved a Metal Gear Solid 4 optic-camo level of camouflage by painting himself to blend in with the foreground. In a series he’s called Hiding In The City, Bolin disappears into the urban landscapes of various cities. His photos haven’t been touched by Photoshop and there’s no camera trickery involved. The true meaning of his art is up for interpretation, but if the first photo hasn’t rattled your bones, you must have the eyes of a hawk.














Saturday, October 2, 2010

Art Deco Vehicles

Embracing a variety of influences from Neoclassical, to cubism, to modernism; Art Deco flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, affecting all areas of design. While many movements often had political or philosophical roots, Art Deco was purely decorative.
Architecturally, the two most popular examples are the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, both in New York City.
I've always loved the clean shapes and elegant lines of the Art Deco era. Vehicle-wise, we need not look further than the stunning examples below, enjoy!

1938 DELAHAYE 135 MS TORPEDO ROADSTER
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CUSTOM 1930 KJ HENDERSON ADAPTATION
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Photograph by Knucklebuster Inc
art-deco-motorbike-henderson-black
Photograph by Knucklebuster Inc
vintage-art-deco-motorcycle
Photograph by Knucklebuster Inc
classic-vintage-motrobike-black-art-deco-bubbly
Photograph by Knucklebuster Inc
art-deco-bike-vintage
Photograph by Knucklebuster Inc
art-deco-motorcycle-henderson
Photograph by Knucklebuster Inc

1939 DELAHAYE 135M FIGONI/FALASCHI

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Photograph by ConceptCarz
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Photograph by ConceptCarz
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Photograph by ConceptCarz
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Photograph by ConceptCarz

1934 BMW R7 (PROTOTYPE)

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1938 DELAHAYE 135 MS TORPEDO ROADSTER

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1939 DELAHAYE 165 CABRIOLET

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Photograph by Louisville Art Deco
  

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