One of my good friends Erin is currently enrolled at Art Center, so he’s always on the lookout for new, fun artists for me to post about. Recenetly Art Center had their big student show and one of the cards he got me was from a lady named Mashanda Scott. Mashanda has created a series of objects that look totally real but are actually sewn together. These plush objects have been painted to mimic the real thing and from what Erin told me the bike in particular looks incredibly life-like.
You can check out better photos of her work by clicking here.
P.S. I also love this fox-y eligible bachelor print she has in her Etsy store.
I came across these photos by Russian photographer Tata Vislevskaya and was totally floored by how beautiful they were. The photos are of the the Swiss alps, Gemmi Mountain to be specific, and they look totally surreal. The fact that she cross-processed the photos lends to the unreal feeling and gives the photos their greenish-blue tinge and saturated colors. Doesn’t the second one almost look it was shot in the desert? I want giant prints of these to hang in my living room.
Michael Leon is one of those guys I’ve known about for what feels like forever, but it all started with a little company called Commonwealth Stacks he started way back in 2000. Well, it’s now 2010 and Michael is back, though this time it’s just Stacks, and they’re now a skateboard company. In Michael’s welcome letter on the Stacks site he wants to create a brand around utility, storytelling and fun… sounds like a good plan to me.
So far the collection is limited to the three skateboards you see above, which come in a small, medium and large sizes. My favorite is the silver one, I think it’s really beautiful looking. I also think it’s funny that the large size only comes in pink. I would love to see some 6; 5″ dude pushing a giant pink skateboard. He’s also got a logo t-shirt and sweatshirt though I’m sure the line will expand over time.
Nice to have you back, Mr. Leon.
I know I just complained in the last post about missing summer but I’m a sucker for a comfortable hoodie. This little gem of a sweatshirt is by Wings + Horns and isn’t your normal cotton zip-up. This bad boy is made out of Polartec polyester which gives you the warmth without the weight of heavier materials. I spotted this on Blackbird’s blog. though sadly they only have an XS left in stock. This just seems like the perfect hoodie, plus it comes in a slim fit so you’ll look dapper even though you’re wearing a hoodie.
Randomly enough the guys at Valet. just did a little interview with Wings + Horns founder Craig Atkinson, which you can read here.
I know it’s technically winter here but Los Angeles doesn’t care and thinks it should be in the mid-70′s, which makes me yearn for summer, and staying in the house above. The residence is called Shoal Bay Bach and is located in Shoal Bay, New Zealand, a remote area on the east coast of Hawkes Bay. It was built by Parsonon Architects and was made to be a place where you can totally relax and not worry about tracking sand through the house.
The house is made up of two pavilions, a main living/dining area and a separate area for the bedrooms. The main living space is made up of treated plywood which gives the space a warm and inviting feeling and the pitched roof makes it looks huge. Doesn’t this just look like the perfect summer house?
Found through Arch Daily