Time out has got a good feature at the moment on London's best shops. This image is from a florist shop called Scarlet and Violet which sounds really lovely. Check out their website which features lots of stunning arrangements and photographs.
After careful consideration we have amended the Male Humour Competition as the feedback we received indicated that the brief had too many elements to consider when submitting an entry. Therefore please check out the new brief which we hope will be easier to follow. In addition the new deadline for the competition will be Thursday 19th June. We hope that you will all submit entries and continue to feedback on the site and entries.
To celebrate 2008 as European Capital of Culture Tate Liverpool will open a Gustav Klimt exhibition today until 31st August 2008.
The exhibition looks at the life and art of one of the world’s
most influential artists. Exploring Klimt’s role as
the founder and leader of the Viennese Secession. The work and philosophy of the Secession
embraced art, architecture, fashion, dazzling decorative objects and
furniture in their search for identity.
At the exhibition expect to see major paintings and
drawings from all stages of Klimt’s career as well as the
work of Josef Hoffmann who was a close friend
of the artist.
The Anonymous Photo Project is a playful project in which camera
packages are left in public places. People find the packages, take
pictures, and return the cameras to the Project. The images are then
posted on www.anonymousphotoproject.com/
So far 100 cameras have been left in public places around the world. 28 have been returned. On the site there is also a blog which is really interesting as it documents different people's reactions to the project....
A great start to the day in that I found the work of Hanna Konola through a great new blog I came across Design Crush. Both are really worth checking out, the work of Hanna Konola is truly beautiful through a selection of illustrations and prints. Design Crush is jam packed full of wonderful posts and inspiration, make sure you check them both out.
Here are the Royal Mint's latest coins, all seven of which will soon be jangling in your pockets. Matthew Dent's winning entry in a public competition to design the first new British coin series for nearly 40 years has recently been unveiled. His designs, which feature parts of the royal coat of arms, have been picked to feature on the 'reverse' of the 1pence through to the one pound coin. They will partner the familiar Queen's head image on the other side.
This image was created at Waterloo train station in London. The
woman, although she appears to be lying on a very convincing sofa, is
in reality just lying on the ground.
Kurt Wenner is an artist who originally worked for NASA as an
advanced scientific space illustrator. He became very taken by the
abilities of artists from the Renaissance, and he left NASA and moved
to Rome to explore the works of the great masters.
works in a variety of forms, and even designs houses, but one art form
he has become famous for is street painting. This tradition is supposed
to have started in Italy in the 16th century, where artists would use
chalk and pastel to create images on the ground. They were originally
known as Madonnari, since many of their images were of the Madonna.
Passers by would throw coins, which is how the artists would make their
Kurt Wenner has combined traditional street painting techniques
together with his interest in classical art, to create an art form all
his own. Many of the images use anamorphic techniques as well as trompe
l'oeil, in order to create a world where fantasy and reality combine.
Just found this quirky idea on a humour blog
I just came across. Its great how it combines the tradition Matrioshka
doll with understanding the bit and terabyte. It is designed by Art Lebedev and you can check out the website here.