These amazing pieces are from the graduation collection of Irina Shaposhnikova, who apparently just finished attending the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. The collection was called Crystallographica, and all the geometrical shapes and lines drive me wild! I’m dying to know what the clothes are made of – and how hard is it to take a seat in those pants?! So cool!
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Using controlled detonations of fireworks on paper, Rosemarie Fiore creates these:
From the artist herself: I bomb blank sheets of paper with different fireworks including color smoke bombs, jumping jacks, monster balls, fountains, magic whips, spinning carnations, ground blooms, rings of fire, and lasers. As I work, I create imagery by controlling the chaotic nature of the explosions in upside-down containers.
When the paper becomes saturated in color, dark and burned, I take it back to my studio and collage blank paper circles onto the image to establish new planes and open up the composition. I then continue to bomb the pieces. These actions are repeated a number of times. The final works contain many layers of collaged explosions and are thick and heavy.
See more of Rosemarie’s fireworks drawings here!
Susie at Apartment Therapy came across a fun little tool on Paper Source‘s site: the colorscope!
The colorscope seeks to explain a bit about your personality based on the colors you like the best. Who knows where they came up with the personality traits you supposedly have if you like, say, plum, but it’s still really fun!
Here are the ones I picked!
I thought mine were pretty right for the most part, but I’m a sucker for anything that professes to tell me about myself from my palm, or my birthday, etc…
At any rate it was good fun! Check out the colorscope for yourself right here. Does yours fit your personality?
EricGjerge has an amazing set on Flickr where he has uploaded images from Owen Jones’ book The Grammar of Ornament. I could look at all the prints and patterns forever – there is so much inspiration on each page! Check out the whole set for many more awesome pictures like the ones above, in bigger sizes too!
one of our creative directors, merrie, just sent this photo to me…
merrie spends a lot of her time in india. recently, she took some photos of some kids there, when their grandma started yelling at her “hey, why r u taking THEIR pic!?! take my pic, I am beautiful, I can sing, I can dance!!”
This nail-polish bottle design is so darn smart! I have needed a bottle like this for years! Plus, the word is that Karpati polish is free from toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate – some of the more nasty chemicals usually found in nail-polishes. Sign me up!
These vintage Smokey the Bear nature posters are great! Wouldn’t you love to have one for your walls? Amy at Apartment Therapy was able to find one on Ebay after a little bit of searching, but for now, get bigger computer versions here.
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