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March 6, 2017

I saw the sign (But I nearly missed it)

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Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces,  you’ll find these fun urban interventions in and around Sydney. Created by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside) these mini signs are bound to grab your attention. A park solitude rating guide, oversized emergency panic buttons, or personal space preference cards, all completely ludicrous and yet it’s hard not to think these might be useful in certain situations.

 

Scroll down for a selection of the signs or you can see more of Pederson’s work on Instagram.

 

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February 20, 2017

A view of the Top

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AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet, including North Pole, Antarctica, Mariana Trench, and even the Earth’s view from the stratosphere. The team consists of 12 members, nine photographers and three tech specialists, who use planes, helicopters and drones to shoot from high above. The company started back in 2006.

 

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February 6, 2017

Inspire, Awaken, Relax, & Slumber

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Inspire, Awaken, Relax, and Slumber. The four different cannabis (Yes, you read correctly) nectars will allow you to focus or unwind, depending on what you need. John McNeil Studio designed AYA, a high-end cannabis option that is chemical and pesticide free.

“As the market for medical marijuana continues to grow and California prepares for the possible recreational legalisation of marijuana this November, the Sonoma Cannabis Company—together with its marketing partner, John McNeil Studio—launched a premium cannabis product, AYA, positioned in the top tier of cannabis brands.”

AYA features lovely, dreamy packaging, with a galaxy of stars in the sky and a coordinating vibrant colour for each. An animal rests on the front, the characteristics of which can indicate the purpose of the cannabis. It also creates a sense of feeling more in touch with nature and the earth. A background pattern keeps things lively, and all of the illustrations are done with meticulous detail—indicating the high quality of AYA.

Scroll down for a selection of the packaging

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January 26, 2017

P H A N T A S M A

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Carla de la Matta from New York City and Loïc Remy from Paris, have joined efforts in an ongoing collaboration that transcends borders and connects  “the city that doesn’t sleep” and “the city of light”. Together, they have created a series they titled “Phantasma”. Their unusual creative ideas and photographic visions gave birth to an original project that bridges two continents and defies photographic norms. “Phantasma” is a series of photographs that combines images of New York and Paris. Both cities share many similarities and are unique at the same time, but this is not about getting a result with speech photos or sense, it is more about forms and feelings.
This series meets through the Atlantic Ocean, where Paris has always existed in her mind as New York has existed in his. A vision very close to a fantasy or a “fantasma”, which in Spanish means GHOST.

The Louvre & WTC NYC
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

The Louvre Museum & Washington Square Arch
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

WTC NYC & Montparnasse Paris
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Eiffel Tower & Manhattan Bridge
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Pacific Tower by Kurokawa – La Défense & Trump International Hotel and Tower – NY
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Paris Left & NYC Right
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

NYC Left & Paris Right
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

The Granite Tower – La Défense, Paris & WTC NYC
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

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January 12, 2017

la línea roja’

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‘la línea roja’ — a visual study of geometry and form in dialogue with nature. 

Nicolas Rivals, a photographer based in Paris, installed luminous, neon-hued squares, triangles and intersecting lines across scenic landscapes in Spain. He’s described this particular installation as “a red line woven over a journey through Spain, to connect Man with nature. A red line to fix a moment of poetry, the time of a night. Unreal scenes that nevertheless existed to better disappear in the morning. An installation deposited as a proposition to the natural world. A luminous harmony between will and chance. Between homage and sacrilege. Between the beautiful and the strange. An aesthetic research around forms dialoguing with a nature indifferent to symmetry.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 10, 2017

The wonderful Andrew Sutherland

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Andrew Sutherland was born in Oranjemund, South West Africa in early 1982. He moved to England with his family at the age of 11 where he spent his early teenage years. At the age of 16 Andrew moved to Cape Town and after finishing school enrolled at The Ruth Prowse School of Art in Woodstock. He obtained his Diploma in Fine Art in 2004 and in 2005 began working as an artist’s assistant for a local abstract artist.

In 2008 Sutherland entered the art scene in Cape Town, having his first group show at Salon 91, followed soon after with a solo show in early 2009.

Andrew enjoys working in a variety of mediums from watercolors, ink and fine liners on paper to acrylic, spray-paint and charcoal on canvas. His work often evokes a narrative, with soft dream like undertones. Running themes include exploration and discovery with a strong interest in nature and the great outdoors.

 

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December 1, 2016

We Are Flowers, Melissa

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A stunning, nature-inspired installation of over 20,000 translucent flowers to create a large immersive hanging surface in the New York flagship. The surface was designed specifically for the Melissa Gallery in New York with an engineered Mylar net made of over 4,000 unique pieces. These flowers are placed in a more natural arrangement to combine the flowers and structural surface in a way that resembles a natural canopy of flowers. This canopy hangs down into the gallery at specific places to make the installation much more immersive and spatial. It has been described as a design that expresses sensuality through its form and brings joy and colour to the Melissa experience.

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November 16, 2016

G-Shock vs State Tretyakov Gallery


G-Shock’s lookbook for its Spring/Summer 2016 collection features skaters in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

The photographs portray a distinct contrast of what one would expect to see in an art gallery, but that’s what makes the shots so appealing. They come across as rebellious and youthful with the streetwear-adorned men posing in front of Russian art pieces with their tattoos, skateboards and bikes; some images even feature the boys break dancing and skating through the gallery. Aside from product close ups, almost every shot unassumingly displays G-Shock watches on the skater’s wrists.

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November 2, 2016

Money


Jaco Haasbroek created quirky simplified versions of the South African bank notes, which I would gladly use over the originals.

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September 19, 2016

Stephen Wilkes Photography: Night to Day

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Stephen Wilkes captures striking images of famous cities transcending from day to night, using over 1 000 photographs taken over a 24-hour period.

These dramatic and surreal photos draw a variety of timeframes into one still image.

Stephen wakes up early and uses a crane to get a good aerial view of the landscape he is shooting. The final photograph is made up of about 50 pictures chosen from the entire series.

He was inspired to create the pieces after studying David Hockney’s work, where he shot 250 pictures for a single image.

To see more of Stephen’s work, visit stephenwilkes.com.

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