Archive for September, 2010

Contemporary, graphic, and bold best describes artist Michael Cina’s paintings. Here are some samples… Cina’s background is rooted in minimal and graphic communication and visual narratives. He explains “I explore the way I see the physical and spiritual world though time and space. A way for me to show how I see and view the social and [...]

If the world were turned upside down, the sky would be the sea. Watch this video by Simon Christen which shows a collection of time lapses takes around the San Francisco Bay Area roughly shot over a one year period. Mesmerizing! See more of Simon Christen’s work on his website.

Spray-on fashion redefines fashion and how you pack for your next vacation. Spanish designer-with-a-PhD, Manel Torres, has created the world’s first spray-on garments that can be removed, washed, worn again, or dissolved to make new ones. Torres, a former student of the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, started toying with sprayable clothing 10 years ago, after [...]

DIKE BLAIR: SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY The relationship between my paintings and sculpture (or other installation-type work) has intrigued me for a couple decades. The paintings are fairly traditional and almost always personal while the sculptures are more formal, or engage less traditional forms. One thing that seems to have remained constant in all my work [...]

Transformation: Creating Contemporary “Green” Art from Vintage Clothing Environmental responsibility is intimately woven into fabric art created by Libby & Jim Mijanovich, collectively known as “Mija.” Working exclusively with recycled vintage clothing, they transform countless fragments of materials into intricate, involved textile wall pieces. Libby and Jim Mijanovich escaped from the fast-paced world of graduate [...]

Let’s get a little deep. Here is physicist Brian Greene explaining superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. Greene, a math prodigy and a Rhodes scholar, who has written several best-selling and non-technical books on the subject, such as The Elegant Universe, [...]

Forget marble and granite…if you want luxury, you want enameled lava, the most expensive countertop in the world. Materials are extracted from the Nugere crater at the heart of Auvergne’s volcanoes in France. The extremely resistant blocks are extracted by hand from open-air quarry.  They are then cut into slabs, processed and glazed.

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