For this photo shoot, made for the packaging of their latest album, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. became the art. It’s fun and full of colour and… ok. I was going to type something super smart, but the pain of my wisdom teeth is reaching new heights. I know I’ve been bitching about it all week, but seriously, when your WHOLE HEAD hurts, there’s very little energy left to write something clever.
So here, enjoy this piece, if you wanna read more about it visit this behance page which has all the credits and stuff. Now if you excuse me, I’m gonna put another pack of ice on my freakin’ chipmunk face. Oh, the glamour…
Once again, Jen Mann has given an erection to my eye balls. What? Don’t look at me like that!
Her new series Strange Beauties, which opened last February in Toronto (lucky bastards), is all about illusions, dreams, the circus, the strange and the beautiful.
There are a couple reasons why I chose this feature for today – one being that Jen Mann is one of my favorite artists, and the other – I am currently unable to sleep because I am getting all of my wisdom teeth out tomorrow. And yes, I am a pussy and for the past week, I have tried to insert the phrase “I am getting all of my wisdom teeth out on Friday” in every single conversation. For example: Hey Gab, coffee is good today, no? – “yah, love it…even though I am taking my wisdom teeth out on Friday” or, Hey Gab, look outside, it’s gorgeous! – “Totally, let’s have lunch at the park and be hopeful that I don’t bleed to death when they get my wisdom teeth out on Friday”. Debbie-Gab-Downer at your service.
Tomorrow, at the same time you’re reading this, I’ll be cruising at an altitude of 20,000 ft, all while the dentist inserts his fists in my mouth. The whole process makes me dizzy and confused. And just like in Jen Mann‘s portraits, I’m sure I’ll be seeing lots of trippy things – hopefully they’re as beautiful as her paintings.
Have a fun weekend! And hug your wisdom teeth while you can, ’cause those fuckers will turn on you when you least expect it.
Intergalactic planetary awesomeness. That’s what artist and designer Maiko Takeda is all about. Her new collection titled ‘Atmospheric Reentry’, is a futuristic take on runway essentials. The minimal construction of the garments, combined with the multifaceted accessories, create an extremely powerful look that is nothing but pure art.
I wonder if some crazy fashionista is already wearing something similar on the streets of New York or London, ’cause those are breeding grounds for any eccentric looks.
Visit Maiko Takeda‘s site to see her other collections. It’s so inspiring to see her work and to see how she executes each look with Japanese precision.
Photography: Bryan Huynh
Art direction: Samuel John Weeks
Model: Victoria Savory@ Storm
Makeup: Carol Morley
Can you feel the heat? Yes we can!
At last, the sun is here friends. There’s nothing left to do other than let it soak while reading your favorite book at the park. Pure. Bliss. I must admit though, the whole waking-up-from-hibernation thing has left my batteries a bit depleted, but there’s a cure for that. Cue: the most amazingly energizing and refreshing cold brewed tea ever. Wanna make a few batches with me? Yeah you do!
How To Make An Energizing Cold Brewed Tea
- A clean glass bottle or container (I prefer glass as it won’t leach any nasty stuff)
- 1 kaffir lime leaf
- Organic yerba mate – about 3 tablespoons per cup of water
- A few slices of fresh ginger
- Combine all ingredients, stick’em in the bottle.
- Let it sit overnight.
- Wake up, do some stretches, thank the sun for this amazing day, go to the kitchen, strain the brewed tea.
- Bottle up and enjoy!
How freaking simple is that? Dudes, seriously, this mix is so amazing. Yerba mate is full of antioxidants, aids digestion, and has a different kind of caffeine that will help you kick your day in the balls, but without the horrible jitters – the grassy flavor of yerba mate is complemented by the spiciness of the ginger and the fragrant, refreshing kaffir lime. Holy yogi on a cracker!
Let me know if you come up with any crazy mixes of your own, love to try’em!
Photos and styling: The Artful Desperado
Ok. Breathe. I know, this is the coolest shit ever but, let’s take it slowly, mmkay?
While browsing through my phone’s warp hole, also known as Instagram, I found this amazing Pantone Project by Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious. I’m amazed at the things people can do with their phones. Seriously. Did you ever think this would exist when you were in high-school?
Are you jumping into the colorful wagon with Paul Octavious? I think we should. This project basically sends you on a scavenger hunt, armed with nothing but your camera phone, and a few Pantone swatches. I think we are guaranteed to have a blast, PLUS, this is a great exercise to train your eye to find colour inspiration where you least expect it.
So, shall we Pantone the city together?
Ps. the official tag for this project is #ThePantoneProject. Oh, are we IG friends yet?
Yes! TGIF mother truckers! Ladies and gentlemen, the week is ova. That is it. The sun is shining, the wind is blowing, and you probably are counting the minutes so you can escape your cubicle and head out for drinks with friends. And that is awesome.
When you’re back and ready to chill in front of some delightful art, you should browse through the work of these 5 artists. I discovered all these little gems through my submissions inbox and the magic of the interwebz. They come from all corners of the world and have very distinctive styles, so there’s a art for everyone. Check’em out!
Laura Collins. Chicago / Mixed Media / Painting
Vincent Junier. France / Mixed Media
Heather Teran. California / Contemporary Painting
Brendan Smith. Philadelphia / Watercolor
Guys, help spread their work with the world by sharing the post or giving them a pin.
To the artists: Thank you for sending your beautiful submissions!
Wow. This week’s content has been all about daydreaming, hasn’t it? Today’s post is no exception. The home of Geraldine Cleary, better known as the ‘D House’ was built by Australian architecture firm Donovan Hill. It has won many awards and it’s been on the front page of several blogs, magazines, and other media outlets that have fallen in love with this masterpiece – along with the rest of us humble suburban earthlings.
Living in a house like this would be like living in some sort of installation, don’t you think? Like waking up in the middle of an art gallery! Kind of amazing. I love how there are so many different design elements mixed in this home; mid-century, modernism, a bit of jungalow vibes with the wild greens, and clean japanese aesthetic to tie it all in.
Kudos to all the peeps involved in this photo shoot – you are making us daydream like crayyy!
I can’t remember the last time that a ceramics video made me this excited. I was immediately drawn to this one because of all of the wonderful colours – obvi. Created by Apparatu, these extrusion bowls are a prime example that when you mix passion and creativity, awesomeness ensues.
I am pretty sure the minimal aesthetic and warm, earthy materials are getting you all excited too, am I right? Well, to get you even more hyped up about Apparatu, guess what? They also coordinate these rad workshops where they get down and crafty with other handmade and design lovers. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Here’s the list of workshops they’ve hosted in the past. Feeling especially jelly about Fragil!
Check out the rest of their amazing work over here.
Who wants to break the bank with me?! Well, it’s already broken. Like, in pieces. BUT that doesn’t mean one can’t covet amazingly beautiful things. After all, life is all about the little details right? And this edition of beautiful things has lots of those.
1: wire side table: holy fuckarama batman. This is making me cry. So so pretty. Want them all.
2: retro pillow: this pillow is totally flirting with us, look at it, all retro and handsome.
3: wire bath shelf: I believe that by purchasing this shelf I will shower more efficiently which will lead to a happier life. Sold.
4: marble iPhone case: there are no coincidences, things happen for a reason. That’s why this case kept knocking at my door. It did, I swear you guys.
5: copper pendant lamp: one day, when I become a rich, hot, italian wife, I will own this lamp. It will happen. You just wait.
6: air plant cube planter: geometry and nature are making love and popping these planters all over the place. Grab one while you can!
7: garza oval chair: this is not a chair, it’s a fucking throne, and you play no games with it (see how I did that there, clever huh?).
I think it’s save to say, that it’s not common to see some awesome artwork and think to yourself “ew”. In her series titled Blown, Julie Randall documents this “cheeky pleasure” with the use of colour pencil and paper. Yes, these are drawings. Of chewing gum.
It’s not like we haven’t seen chewed gum before – you can reach under your desk right now to feel some fossilized souvenir left by a stranger – but it’s the fact that someone made it look so beautiful and artful.
Also, Julie has the best intro to her series; a romantic description that makes you look at this nasty habit from another angle. Read it all in here.