I love these images by Kari Herer! How smart to mix flowers with old insect illustrations! It looks so cool! I saw these on Poppytalk, and I loved what one of her commenters said, that it makes bugs almost look romantic! So true! Be sure to check out Kari’s blog too!
There are so many amazing pictures in this set, called The Now Smash Of Style, by Craig McDean for Italian Vogue. I had trouble narrowing it down to just a few pictures to show you! Dark as they are, these pictures are still just exquisitely beautiful! Check out this post on The Moldy Doily to see the rest of the set – larger sized images too!
Gosh I would love to get my hands on that hat in the first picture, and the corset in the bottom one…
This video is just absolutely amazing. I can’t describe it any other way!
This video was shot in Tokyo by Samuel Cockedey. From his site: Shot over the span of a year with Canon DSLRs (mostly 350d), processed with Lightroom (raw files color adjustment and resizing)/VirtualDub (deshaker/deflicker filters)/Sony Vegas (editing). Original rendered in 1080p.
These mixed media pieces by Sunny Belliston are so simple and unassuming at first glace, but you get sucked in! The colors, the shapes, something about them is just very pleasing! Do you agree? I would love to have these on the walls of my apartment to look at when I’m sitting… and thinking….
Dear Ada found these!
I’m going crazy over the art of Chiara Bautista! Her work is kind of bizarre, and there is just much to look at within each piece – I’m totally mesmerized! Apparently she also goes by the name Milk, which is the name on her Myspace page. Check it out if any of the work above interests you – there’s a ton of it on there, and in better quality and sizes. Awesome!
Artists Gilles Cenazandotti and Thierry Lede recently created a new group, Clear Art Planet, whose main mission is to go around the world cleaning up beaches. The awesome pieces above were made with the items they cleaned off of the beach in Cap Corse Corsica. I adore these pieces, they are so beautiful! It’s amazing though that those are just the items from a beach in Corsica! Probably not even close to all of them, in fact… It gets me thinking of all the stuff on the beaches of the world…
You can visit Clear Art Planet’s site, but be warned it’s in French!
Via Les Carnets Du Design. (Which, by the way, is in French and English both.)
These beautiful drawings are by Hanna Müller, who has a really cute story on her blog about how she started drawing: When I grew up I did some serious attempts to write my feelings in a diary, it started off good until my brother ferret out where it was hidden. It didn’t matter how much I tried to hide it, he always found it and spread my most private thoughts to everyone who cared to listen. So I stopped writing my feelings down and started drawing what I felt instead. My pictures became my diary and still are. It feels nice to draw them away. So sweet…
Via Knight Cat.
I just spent way too long looking at every painting on Josh Keyes’ site, and after I post this I’ll probably go back to look some more! I can’t put my finger on what I like so much about his work, but I really really do! His acrylic paintings are strangely beautiful, and I love the subject matter and message. If you check out his paintings, try starting at the bottom! His older work is at the bottom and it’s cool to see the work develop.