Embarrassing but true: this past weekend, I finally threw away the carved pumpkin that had been living on my front steps since before Halloween. It was growing some pretty nasty stuff, but stuff neither as nasty nor as neat as the molds featured in After Effects a series of dilapidated scale models built and photographed by Daniele Del Nero. Del Nero describes the project’s impetus as “…the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species.” It sounds as joyful as the 1994 Asylum series by James Casebere (another artist working with scale models, if you like that sort of thing). I think what’s more compelling about Del Nero’s models is how simultaneously dangerous and fragile they are. If you eat this stuff that covers them, you could die; if you touch this stuff that covers them, you will destroy the fuzzy colonies that have been meticulously cultivated across their surfaces.
Del Nero builds these models out of black paper and covers them with flour and small samples of mold. May I suggest simply using pumpkin?
Hey everyone, I’ll be visiting Atlanta (but specifically Augusta) for Thanksgiving so I was hoping to get some tips on places I should visit/shop/eat while I’m in town. I don’t really know anything about the area so all hints and tips will be greatly appreciated. Leave me a comment below so I can keep track easily, hopefully I get to see some rad stuff. On a sidenote, Danica, Alex and I will still be posting during the holiday, so be sure to keep visiting.
Oh man I’m smitten. Two of my favorite artists Geoff McFetridge and Chris Johanson, have teamed up with The Standard Hotel and Pendleton to create the beautiful blankets you see above. The blankets come in two sizes, a queen and king, and are made of of 82% pure virgin wool and 18% cotton in Oregon by Pendleton. They also come in editions of 40, which means they’re probably going to be sold out in 4.2 seconds. I already bought myself one the queen sized Geoff McFetridge blanket, I can’t wait to roll around on it. I’ll definitely be using this blanket all the time because I’ve decided that I don’t like comforters anymore and I want stacks of blankets all over me.
The folks over at Nobrow have done it again with the release of their new book, A Graphic Comogony. The book features the work of 24 artists illustrating their takes on the creation of everything. God had 7 days but they get 7 pages to tell their tale however they please. The list of artists is pretty impressive, many of them are Desktop Wallpaper Project contributors as well:
Stuart Kolakovic, Mikkel Sommers, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Luke Best, Rob Hunter, Jon McNaught, Ben Newman, Andrew Rae, Luke Pearson, Jack Teagle, Jon Boam, Jakob Hindrichs, Clayton Junior, Daniel Locke, Isabel Greenberg, Mike Bertino, Nick White, Rui Tenreiro, Sean Hudson, Luc Melanson, Katia Fouquet, Yeji Yun, Matthew Lyons, Liesbeth De Stercke.
A big shout out to my buddy Micah Lidberg for creating the amazing cover for the book. It’s honestly one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen all year, he never fails to impress me with his art and creativity. You can snag yourself a copy by clicking here. Be sure to click the thumbnails below to see large images of the inside.
I was browsing through the new issue of GQ when I came across this impressive looking water bottle from Takeya. Well, it’s impressive in my eyes. First off I love that it’s tempered glass that’s been wrapped in silicon for durability. Does this mean you should throw it around? No. But if you’re a responsible adult and you treat the things you own with respect then breaking this shouldn’t be an issue. The bottle is dishwasher safe so it won’t get smelly like other, more restricting bottle and it even comes in green, blue and red in addition to the black and white you see above. Most importantly it’ll look rad sitting on your desk.