To my delight, last night there appeared this little camper in our lobby! It was created by our display team to go along with our current outdoorsy-themed trends. The frame is made out of bamboo, and they enlisted the help of a local girl out of West Philly to create it! The binding for the joints of the frame is made from old bicycle tires! Other than the frame, everything else on or in the camper is made from paper or cardboard! It’s incredible, and totally adorable! It makes me want to climb right in…. :)
The other day I was walking through our cafeteria building and I saw this gorgeous dress! It just appeared somehow – I did some snooping and found out it was created by our sister brand Anthropologie…. Stunning!
If you’re not familiar with American art star Jeff Koons, I’m sure the balloon animal at least rings a bell. Koons has been granted a solo show exhibiting in the gardins and interior of Versailles. Check out the New York Times for a slide show and notes on the exhibit.
(There’s also a beautiful photo of the exterior of the palace reflected in one of Koons’ metallic golden sculptures!)
Since we’re in the midst of our Fashion Illustration Contest, I’ve had fashion art on the brain lately. The stunning illustrations above are by Bangkok-raised Graphic Designer Pomme Chan. All of her work is really interesting and gorgeous! If you’re looking for somewhere to web-surf, be sure and browse the work on her site – tons of goodies for the eyes!
Maybe the aesthetics of modern technology just isn’t your thing. Do you ever wish your computer looked a little more at home with the rest of your vintage and antique decor? Maybe a Victorian style all-in-one PC would look better. Or a how about a pretty brass LCD frame?
You have to check out the Steampunk Workshop, chronicling one man’s adventures of making the new look old, or the old look different. One of the first project he ever did was outfitting an old school bus, and there is also a tutorial for doing tin etchings on old Altoid boxes.
Migration / Part 01 / London / By Hellovon from Hellovon on Vimeo.
This video will show you the installation of a mural at the Truman Brewery in London called Migration. The incredible bird illustrations were done by London-based artist Hellovon. This month, the idea will “migrate” to a second exhibition space, the side of the Epeis Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Makes me want to fly…
Lines and Shapes has announced the release of their fourth issue. The books are a series of collaborative artist projects, curated by Lena Corwin and Maria Vettese. For this issue, the theme was PAIRS.
Check out the Lines and Shapes website and Lena’s blog for more info and subscription information. You’re sure to be inspired…
Our knit designer Melissa took a trip to Niagara Falls over Labor Day weekend, and she took some gorgeous pictures!
The first few are from a canoe trip where they saw a swan nest. The swans ended up joining them in the water!
These hot air balloons were in a valley on the drive to Rochester. There were maybe 15 of them!
Niagara Falls, on the Canadian side. Amazing!
These bunny trash bags are so cute! They were designed by Tokyo’s MAQ Inc. to promote responsible waste disposal. I guess they’re not getting the same message over there that plastic bags are no good? Or maybe they don’t have enough public waste baksets and they need to cart their garbage around before they can dispose of it?
In any case, they sure are cute.
found via psfk and pink tentacle
The Enormous Tiny Art Show opens tomorrow in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but you can view the work online right now! The show is a collection of tiny original works, 10″ x 10″ or smaller, by artists all over the country. The idea is to make art accessible, and that everyone can own an original work of their own.
At first glance, I’m loving these artists (in the order pictured above): Lillianna Pereira, Dana Robson, and Ian Dingman (below). Check out the rest!