Posts tagged "culture"

We are Stardust

We are Golden

and we’ve got to get ourselves

Back to the garden

Northern Lighting

Cleveland based photographer Barry Underwood has created a collection of images capturing light installations that he built himself on-site.

Mystical & Magical, his series transforms everyday scenes into surreal spaces 

 

"Using illusion, imagination, and narrative, my photographs explore the potential of the ordinary. I approach my photographic work with a theatrical sensibility, much like a cinematographer or set designer would.

By reading the landscape and altering the vista through lights and photographic effects, I transform everyday scenes into unique images.

Light and color alter the perception of space, while defamiliarizing common objects. Space collapses, while the lights that I install appear as intrusions and interventions.

 

This combination renders the forms in the landscape abstract. Inspired by cinema, land art, and contemporary painting, the resulting photographs are both surreal and familiar. They suggest a larger narrative, and yet that narrative remains elusive and mystifying”.

http://barryunderwood.com/

International Women’s Day

I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Always Hungry Mouths To Feed 

   

Israeli artist Ronit Baranga creates beautifully frightening, clay sculptures & other works

She literally gives her artwork breath & for our pleasure & fascination another, Baranga ceramic life is born into the world 

"I wonder what they talk about when we turn the kitchen lights off?"

aGENCY

One of her latest creations is her anthropomorphic Vase that seems to be hungry for water.

The idea, as Ronit explains, is that the vase has a symbiotic relationship with the flowers.The flowers are feeding from the water in the vase, and thanks to that it is recognized as a vase (and not as a bowl, for example).

The result is stunning & open to interpretations and unconscious associations since you don’t know if the mouths are vegetarian or could they even eat your hands

http://www.ronitbaranga.com

Round like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever spinning reel

PUT A CORK IN IT CLIFF!


of the cork tree, which is harvested by hand without harming or killing the tree, kind of like getting wool from a sheep. 
Once harvested, the bark regenerates, making it a renewable and sustainable resource.
            

Cork is environmentally preferable to leather as it comes from a lower carbon impact source (tree bark) and does not use animal products in its manufacture (a vegan product).
The environmental concerns associated with leather include the energy and carbon intensity of generating animal products and the chemicals used in the leather tanning process that can be damaging to human health and the environment. 
Cork is a naturally beautiful and a greener alternative to leather.

               

To make CLIFF belts, layers of cork are laminated to fabric, creating a durable, lightweight and supple material.
Each belt is handmade and individually crafted.
How does it wear? Our cork wears beautifully over time, distressing much like leather but without the weight - it can even be machine washed at 30˚C.
Due to the unique nature of the material, our belts fit very comfortably and cast a thinner silhouette than most leather equivalents.  
http://www.cliffbelts.com
      

PUT A CORK IN IT CLIFF!

What is Cork?

of the cork tree, which is harvested by hand without harming or killing the tree, kind of like getting wool from a sheep. 

Once harvested, the bark regenerates, making it a renewable and sustainable resource.

            

Better than leather

Cork is environmentally preferable to leather as it comes from a lower carbon impact source (tree bark) and does not use animal products in its manufacture (a vegan product).

The environmental concerns associated with leather include the energy and carbon intensity of generating animal products and the chemicals used in the leather tanning process that can be damaging to human health and the environment. 

Cork is a naturally beautiful and a greener alternative to leather.


               

Supple & Lightweight

To make CLIFF belts, layers of cork are laminated to fabric, creating a durable, lightweight and supple material.

Each belt is handmade and individually crafted.

How does it wear? Our cork wears beautifully over time, distressing much like leather but without the weight - it can even be machine washed at 30˚C.

Due to the unique nature of the material, our belts fit very comfortably and cast a thinner silhouette than most leather equivalents.  

http://www.cliffbelts.com

      

Design should never say, “Look at me.”
It should always say, “Look at this.”
David Craib
Paper No 9          
Creates alternative Leather Derived Fashion & Accessories from Recycled Paper & Natural Substrates, including Canvas,Linen & Denim 

The Ready-to-Wear-Away Dress has the look and feel of leather, like most of Paper No. 9′s other pieces but it is actually made of kraft paper.
However, over time, body heat and natural wear cause the outer skin to slowly disintegrate, revealing a secret layer underneath.                       


Hand-written notes featuring inspirational quotes from legends such as Gandi and TuPac Shakur.
Each panel of the dress has its own quote, hidden until time reveals it.
                                       
  
The Name
From ancient mythology to contemporary lore the number 9 symbolizes transformation and fulfillment.
Cloud No. 9 is the place of pure bliss.
Love Potion No. 9 brings true love
Paper No. 9 brings all-natural leather-like fabrics made from recycled paper.


The Process
The paper is gently treated with a mixture of natural oils and conditioners and left to cure until it feels "just right".
It’s then heat pressed and applied to denim. Finally, it is coated with a natural sealant, protecting it from humidity and wear. 

 By treating recycled shipping cardboard with natural oils, heat, and a good massage, then backing it with canvas for strength, the green-minded label has created a velvety-soft “fabric” that can be used to stylish effect and akin to hides - The product just gets better with age.

Made with love in Brooklyn, NY using biodegradable, non-toxic, and cruelty free products. 
Substance matters.

http://www.paper-no9.com

Paper No 9          

Creates alternative Leather Derived Fashion & Accessories from Recycled Paper & Natural Substrates, including Canvas,Linen & Denim

The Ready-to-Wear-Away Dress has the look and feel of leather, like most of Paper No. 9′s other pieces but it is actually made of kraft paper.

However, over time, body heat and natural wear cause the outer skin to slowly disintegrate, revealing a secret layer underneath.                       

The Ready to Wear Away Dress

Hand-written notes featuring inspirational quotes from legends such as Gandi and TuPac Shakur.

Each panel of the dress has its own quote, hidden until time reveals it.

                                       

  The Ready to Wear Away Dress

The Ready to Wear Away DressThe Name

From ancient mythology to contemporary lore the number 9 symbolizes transformation and fulfillment.

Cloud No. 9 is the place of pure bliss.

Love Potion No. 9 brings true love

Paper No. 9 brings all-natural leather-like fabrics made from recycled paper.

The Process

The paper is gently treated with a mixture of natural oils and conditioners and left to cure until it feels "just right".

It’s then heat pressed and applied to denim. Finally, it is coated with a natural sealant, protecting it from humidity and wear. 

The Ready to Wear Away Dress

By treating recycled shipping cardboard with natural oils, heat, and a good massage, then backing it with canvas for strength, the green-minded label has created a velvety-soft “fabric” that can be used to stylish effect and akin to hides - The product just gets better with age.

Made with love in Brooklyn, NY using biodegradable, non-toxic, and cruelty free products. 

Substance matters.


http://www.paper-no9.com

Ulrika Kestere is both a talented photographer and illustrator from Latvia 

She captures the delicate beauty of the Scandinavian landscape.                               

The Girl with Seven Horses is photographer Ulrika Kestere’s story about seven imaginary horses that come to life within her photographs. The images are based on a childhood fairy tale because Kestere believes that she is “very much still a child in mind”                                          

 

During the summer I started a project called Daydream were I wanted to photograph women with different animals. But it was so difficult to find the right animals and to find owners that wanted to lend their animal for a photo shoot that the project never got anywhere.        

Frustrated by this I decided to build up my own animals and start a new project.

   

   The Girl with Seven Horses (1)

One day out walking I took a wrong turn somewhere and found a beautiful place. Later that day I came back with my camera and a bag full of clothes and decided to lay out a horse on the ground.   

After shooting I went home and the story about the girl and the horses just appeared in my head and I decided to make it into a series.

The girl in the pictures is me.

“Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginative horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fiercefull winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses. The girl was devistated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes.”

ulrikakestere.com


We spend a lot of effort trying to make things look effortless
Alexander Isley
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands
 Michelangelo


Shirley Valentine: Hiya Wall. [to the camera

Shirley Valentine: Well what’s wrong with that?

There’s a woman three doors down talks to her microwave.

Talking to a microwave! Wall - What’s the world coming to? 

 


Meet Your New Neighbour 


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Nikita Nomerz gives faces & personalities to buildings with his talent for painting.

Changing the environment in which they unfold


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We are always being watched & in this case - I approve  

Feels like the buildings are looking after you, welcoming you to ”walk this way” & visit them, like old friends or new!

"There are places, community art/sculptures and just things I’ll specifically walk past when I’m in the area, Just to say - Hello You!

I like to think I’m not alone in doing this” 

aGENCY

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http://www.fubiz.net/2012/03/06/nomerz-street-art/