Rocha Tombal Architecten who designed this Bierings house, brought together form, function and sculpturing to produce an amazing architectural piece of art.

Walls don’t end where you would naturally expect them to so furnishings need to be thought out. The house is surrounded by greenery, therefore just about every room has a gorgeous view.

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One thing usually leads to another when perusing the internets and we came across this animated video from Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett retelling the Chinese Monkey King folk tale.

This video is a BBC advert from the Bejing Olympics 2008.

The story behind the Monkey King is as follows (via): He was born out of a rock that had been dormant for ages in Flower Fruit Mountain that was inhabited/weathered by the sun and moon until a monkey sprang forth, the rock shone with a brilliant light which is how the gods were able to keep track of it at the start.

He first distinguished himself by bravely finding then entering the Cave of Water Curtains (pinyin:Shuǐlián-dòng) at the Mountains of Flowers and Fruits (Huāguǒ-shān); for this feat, his monkey tribe gave him the title of Měi-hóuwáng (“handsome monkey-king”). Later, he started making trouble in Heaven and defeated an army of 100,000 celestial soldiers, led by the Four Heavenly Kings, Erlang Shen, and Nezha.

Eventually, the Jade Emperor appealed to Buddha, who subdued and trapped Wukong under a mountain. He was only saved when Xuanzang came by him on his pilgrimage and accepted him as a disciple.

DADARHEA is freeform video workshop with a group of guest artists who pride themselves on confounding their audiences, allowing them to employ animation, live action video (on location and greenscreen), musical performance, or any and all improvised & questionable behavior.

Through the month of July a residency at OHWOW will take place in order to experiment with the possiblity of total video saturtation. The finished video will premiere on August 13th with an accompanying installation comprised of any and all emphemera related to the project. Dadarhea-ists include: Devin Flynn, Jim Drain, Naomi Fisher, Ara Peterson, Joe Grillo, Takeshi Murata, Francine Speigel, Melissa Brown, Marie Lorenz and Todd James.

The opening reception will be on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 8pm.

Here is a teaser of what to expect on the new ‘On Melancholy Hill’ video from the Gorillaz. The song is off their new album, Plastic Beaches and the video was directed by Jamie Hewlett and Pete Candeland.

Get the full video from i-tunes.

The Art of Alex One

15 Jun
2010

The work of Alex One, who not only paints but designs for t-shirts, products and public spaces.

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If your driving through Santiago de Chile, don’t be alarmed by the ‘accidents’ you see, they are just paper sculptures and installations by Chile-based artist Don Lucho. This takes ‘street art’ to the next level with poingnancy and thought.

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Part three in a 3-part series on my Wynwood Arts District, Miami Street Art finds.

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