Creative Russian designers Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich (people too) have created paper miniatures of celebrity and historical figures. I advise you to scroll along and check out these amazing creations made out of special paper using a range of knives, scissors, tweezers, etc… For the characters they created entire sets. Thir topics range from Elvis Presley, Michal Jackson, Queen, Elton John, Tsar Peter,etc.. you can check the images below in addition to the tools they use at work.
On March 1, 2011, Kevin Lyons customized Chanel handbags at the CHANEL-COLETTE ephemeral boutique, rue Saint-Honoré, Paris for the opening of its Pop-Up shop. On display were an assortment of classic Chanel products, such as quilted bags, leather gloves and various apparel.
Alexey (Ljosha) Kurbatov is a Moscow-based graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and artist with a unique style. I came across his work on The Cool Hunter and loved it. Something about the quality of the lines, the colors, the classiness in his portraits just caught my attention.
“ Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali.” Salvador Dali
On a date that would have been perfect for the famous artist Salvador Dali, a museum holding his name and works opens in St. Petersburg, Florida. HOK, along with Beck Group, has designed a new museum with an architecture greatly inspired by the great surrealist, “combines elements of the classical and the fantastical,” according to the director of the museum. The design speaks to the essence of Dalí while incorporating functional elements to combat Florida’s tough weather.
The new $36 million, 66,450-square-foot museum Dali Museum houses more of the artist’s works than any other museum outside Spain, including a permanent collection of 96 oil paintings (including the 8 masterworks), 125 drawings and watercolors, 2,500 prints and photographs, 250 objets d’art, and a 5,000 book library.
While the concrete protects the art, this “treasure box” is broken and disrupted by the organic, triangulated glass “Enigma.” The glass is seen as “contrast between the rational world of the conscious and the more intuitive, surprising natural world” – a recurring theme of Dalí’s work.
Portland artist Jim Kazanjian once worked as a commercial CGI artist for television, fashion, and game production and now channels that talent into composite photography. The beauty in his work is that the composition is so seamless making the photos very believable. Thankful should we be that they are not real images, most of them seem like they were meant for a horror movie.
Florian Nicolle Known as Neo is a graphic designer with a special style you can not go past without noticing. Her illustrations are filled with splattered paintbrushes and unfinished faces, indicating her sense of “when to stop”. This unfinished style is enough to allow your imagination to take over.
Some artists use paint, others bronze – But for Nathan Sawaya he chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of toy building blocks. LEGO® bricks to be exact. With more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York studio, Sawaya’s sculptures take many forms.
The Art of the Brick® features 29 large-scale sculptures by Lebanese/ American artist Nathan Sawaya made entirely from LEGO® bricks. Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.
When you first check out these images, you think they are just the ordinary photos of food markets or landscape sceneries, look closed and you will realize that every element in the photo is made of a food item. These are real photos made with food, or as Carl Warner likes to call them ‘Foodscapes’. The links were sent to me by a lovely reader NS, thank you.
“Because Happiness is counted in minutes and boredom in centuries, the time on our watches is all we have left to keep everybody on the same page.” From Rouge Cartier
The Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has decided to dedicate its new exhibition to the artist Moebius. It will run from October 12,2010 to March 13, 2011 in Paris and is entitled “Moebius-Trans-Forme”.
In 2007 when Ballon Bleu de Cartier was launched, Cartier made an unexpected proposition to the French comic artist Moebius: to create a comic strip inspired by the world of this new watch, the result was Azulera, a highly original story that is just waiting to be discovered.
Paintings are very personal; their addition to any space can transform its entire character. An interior designer feels the project is complete with these valuable additions especially if they reflect a character or tell a story. In our modern times, with the advance and appreciation of forms and colors, well established proportions are essential in every artwork, if not done properly, could cause an eyesore and mess up the entire feel of the space.
In this post I will be mentioning two young Lebanese artists I had the chance to see their work evolve in the past few years. Their work is abstract yet full of emotion and character.
Paula Chahine is an artist I know personally, her work is very inspiring. Her display of the human body and its movements in addition to the vibrant colors and beautiful lines has made her very popular among those who have an appreciation for the young spirited art. The selection below is among my favorites, as an added service she does custom-made paintings, “l’art sur mesure”, to accommodate a client’s color or theme preference while maintaining her own style.