Tag Archives: Art

Girl Eat World

One of the best ways to experience a new culture is to try its food. Doing so affords you the valuable opportunity to enjoy the flavors of a particular place as well as the history that surrounds their dishes.

For years, Melissa Hie of Girl Eat World has done just this.

As she traverses locales across the globe, she pairs tasty treats with compelling landscape photography, from bustling markets to desolate mountains.

Each photo follows the same format: Hie holds the small morsel in her hand against the backdrop of her travels. Included in the caption are details about the historical and cultural context of her food and destination.

Doubutsu Donuts at Shin Kyogoku Market in Kyoto

Macarons in Paris, France

Fuzhou Pork Pepper Bun (Hu Jiao Bing 胡椒餅) at Raohe Night Market in Taipei

Trdelník with Whipped Cream and Strawberries in Old Town Prague, Czech Republic

Halo-halo in Boracay, Philippines

“32cm Ice Cream” in Myeongdong in Seoul, South Korea

Pretzel in Potsdam, Germany

Strawberry Almond Paris-Brest (Paris-Brest Fraise Amande) from La Pâtisserie des Rêves in Paris, France

Lollipop in Lviv, Ukraine

Animal Macarons in Seoul, South Korea

Portuguese Egg Tart in Macau, China

Hanami Dango in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Hong Kong Egg Waffle in Seoul, South Korea

My GAAAWD… I’m starving!!!!

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3D Art From Sneakers

While sneaker deconstruction may be a fetish phenomenon for some, British artist FILFURY has transformed the act into a highly conceptual art form.

Trading in the canvas for sneaker parts (among other objects), the artist, née Phil Robson, translates his love of hip-hop, UK music subcultures, sportswear and, of course, sneakers into tactile sculptural pieces.

From skulls and insects to weaponry and birds, Robson’s acute attention to detail and wildly imaginative concepts have lead to a slew of collaborations with high-profile brands like Nike, Jordan Brand, Philipp Plein, Reebok, adidas, Casio, Corona and counting.

Needless to say, these are truly marvellous works of art.

This is one talented guy.

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Museum of the Moon

Since the dawn of mankind, people have been fascinated with the moon, whether as a religious deity to ancient Romans and Greeks or as the focus of the “Space Race” between the United States and the Soviet Union.

One artist to honour Earth’s satellite is British installation artist Luke Jerram, who has been travelling the globe with his lunar-inspired exhibition, Museum of the Moon.

Jerram’s gigantic moon sculpture measures 7 meters (almost 23 feet) in diameter and features projections of NASA’s 120dpi imagery of the real moon’s surface. With an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the glowing spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

Currently on show inside Beijing’s Water Cube at the National Aquatics Center, Museum of the Moon has been presented in various venues across China, Australia, India, France, and the UK, both indoors and outdoors.

Each show features new musical compositions, stories, mythologies, and also highlights the latest moon science. Depending on the location, the installation’s meaning will shift, encouraging viewers to observe the moons mythical beauty while contemplating cultural similarities and differences around the world.

“Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers, and musicians the world over,” reads the exhibition statement.

Simply impressive.

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Synchronised Swimmer Portraits

The swimming pool is a site of unintentional eye-pleasing symmetry.The decorative tiles coupled with the reflections in crystal clear waters create mirrored imagery that often abstracts the surrounding environment.

Photographer Maria Svarbova captures this serendipitous repetition and more, in her ongoing series of surreal synchronised swimmer portraits.

Known for the distinct style of her swimming pool photos, Svarbova seeks spaces that lend themselves to mirroring.

Maria based in Slovakia and takes an interest in its 20th-century Socialist architecture and public spaces, which offer a Brutalist, retro aesthetic. 


Exquisite!

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New beginning

There‘s a saying that every end is a new beginning. This is what happened to Brazilian illustrator Rafael Mantesso a few years ago when he divorced his ex-wife.

She took it all and left behind aanigmn empty house with white walls and their bull terrier dog (Jimmy).

Inspired by the blank walls and his dog, Mantesso started snapping pictures of Jimmy  running around the house and this was the moment these humorous series was born.

Mantesso portrays his bull terrier in fun scenarios that are the result of the illustrations that now have almost 600k fans on Instagram. 

A dog’s love will never leave you.

Rafael is great talent, and Jimmy a beautiful dog.

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Amazing Murals

WD (Wild Drawing) is an Indonesian muralist based in Athens, where he has lived for ten years. Widely known for his photorealistic murals that often address current economic, political and social issues locally and globally, his work on street art began in 2000 and did not stop.

He has held several solo exhibitions and has also participated in several collective exhibitions and international festivals in Europe, America, and Asia.

His works have been included in books by famous Street Art publishers such as Thames & Hudson, Éditions Alternatives, and Lonely Planet.

He grace the walls throughout the European capital and beyond.

Stunningly beautiful! More here.

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Timeless Classic Of The Day

Big time Sensuality by GENIUS Bjork

It takes courage to enjoy it, the hardcore and the gentle.

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