Posts Tagged ‘art’
February 7th, 2013 – And with a blink of an eye, the week is nearing its end. You were only able to cross a few ‘to do’s’ off the list you made on Monday morning, but that’s ok – The relaxing weekend is upon us. While you were busy hustling for that dolla’ all week, we put together a list of our top five most noteworthy weekly creative happenings. Maybe these happenings don’t call for an entire article, but they are definitely worth celebrating and sharing. So what made the cut this week? Thousands of wireless light rocks that can interact with people, Confederate Motorcycles unveiled their latest man-made machine, Louis Vuitton opened their first resort in the Maldives, and, well, just scroll down and see for yourself….
Studio Roosegaarde’s CRYSTALS are thousands of wireless light rocks that interact with people.
CRYSTAL functions as a ‘digital campfire’ where people share stories of light. Each Crystal contains LEDs that are wirelessly charged via a powermat. Once visitors start adding, moving or sharing Crystals, the basic breathing of the Crystals changes. The lighting behavior of crystals moves from ‘excited’ to ‘bored’, keeping visitors curious. People can either share or steal them. CRYSTAL creates a sensual relation between people, technology and light.
Creative firm Craig and Karl took the reins on the art direction for Japanese Vogue
Long distance relationships do work! The fact that Craig is based out of NYC and Karl is now in London (previously in Australia) doesn’t deter this duo from producing some epic artwork. Whether the two are illustrating skateboards, creating patterns for fashion collections, or dressing the windows at Sephora, they seem to confidently evolve their bold artistic style in each new project. Japanese Vogue commissioned Craig and Karl to lend some art direction for their ‘Playing With Color’ editorial in their March issue. The editorial is shot by creative photographer Lacey, who’s edgy creative work has landed her a stream of jobs with magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed&Confused, Details, and Esquire.
Confederate Motorcycles unveiled their new R135 Wraith Combat Motorcycle
This holistic contextual man-machine is the newest edition to the Confederate family of motorcycles. Little details have been released yet on the R135 Wraith Combat bike, except that it looks like it was born to be rebellious and comes with a hefty price tag $135,000.
Designer Omar Arbel creates an bright and earthy aesthetic for the 38 at Tacofino restaurant
When Tacofino, a food truck service specializing in baja-inspired tacos decided to open a permanent location – named the Tacofino Commissary – the owners called on local designer Omer Arbel. Departing from the trucks’ vibrant orange-and-teal palette, Arbel opted to pare back the East Vancouver interior to create a laid-back southwest vibe. The designer employs salvaged lumber and his wonderful 38 Series fixtures to create the first restaurant by the Vancouver food truck service. White powder-coated steel tubes prop up the tables and stools, creating a miniature forest rising from the concrete floor. The walls are coated in white-painted burlap. But it’s Arbel’s sweeping chandelier that steals the scene. Made by Bocci (Arbel’s lighting design company) the piece consists of dozens of illuminated globes that double as planters.
Louis Vuitton opening their first resort in the Maldives
Cheval Blanc, the high-end hospitality brand developed by luxury giant Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH), will open a resort hotel in the Maldives, adding another world-class accommodation option to the island nation. Currently under construction on the island of Randheli in Noonu Atoll, the resort will feature 46 luxury villas, each with private infinity pool, and a Guerlain spa offering exclusive signature treatments. Directing all of Cheval Blanc’s cuisine across its global resorts will be the multiple award-winning chef Yannick Alléno.
January 21st, 2013 – Bastian Preussge’s drippy hatchings are usually carefully carved out from coffee ashes, tea, gouache, or Indian ink. But the Hamburg-based artist is now pairing his daring doodles with a little bit of urban flair. Preussge has created a series of story telling skateboards with illustrations of a powerful bird kingdom, biblical tales, and a graffiti-esque black and white depiction of a life gone to waste. Preussge says that the skateboards are currently designated to no one. This was a passion project, done for no money, or attention. So if you’re a million dollar skate house looking for some creative new decks to sell, please do not bother Preussge…. unless you’re a multi-million dollar skate house, because these cool decks are aching to ravage some concrete, and are sure to sell.
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It seems like the duo behind FWY can go from 2D to 3D with a quick snap of the finger. Borkson and Sandoval decided to give us a glimpse into the schematic phase of the Happy Rainbow exhibition, with their conceptual illustrations – which are art in itself. The joyous characters are first created on a two dimensional wonderland, then transformed into an interactive rainbow shrine. We caught up with Borkson and Sandoval, and decided to ask them some trivial questions, to get a better idea of who they are and how they work (note: Borkson and Sandoval answered the questions as one – which made us smile.)
KNSTRCT: If aliens came to our planet, and you could send only one person to be an ambassador, to talk them out of annihilating the human race, who would you send?
K: When you sleep at night, do you dream of the color spectrum? Do more than less objects in your dreams have smiley faces?
FWY: No, there are so many things that happen in dreams – so abstract or normal situations or magical ideas or things that are not quite explainable.
K: FriendsWithYou expresses their dream of pushing evil out of the world, we love this concept! What’s your game plan on kicking evil out?
FWY: I think we do this in our personal lives. We don’t want to kick out evil. Sometimes it’s necessary. We just want to arm people with power and increase love and magic between all people.
K: Would you consider the TV series Jersey Shore a reality show? or a documentary?
FWY: It’s just awesome
K: FriendsWithYou has copyrights to the term “Magic, Luck, and Friendship. Do either of you practice magic?
FWY: We both do!
K: Who do you like more, your mom? or your dad?
FWY: love them both differently.
K: Do you prefer to read fiction? or non-fiction?
FWY: I like fictional graphic novels depicting factual stories or legends the best.
K: What should we expect from FriendsWithYou next?
Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval, founders of FWY, July 2012