I’m loving the expressive abstract paintings of artist Georgina Vinsun these days. I enjoy how Georgina keeps the same overall composition within each piece, yet changes the look and emotion conveyed through her use of color and brushstrokes. Usually that would bore me, but this is definitely a case of doing it right.
I love the painting style of Cape Town-based artist Katrin Coetzer. The palette she works with, the texture she incorporates, and even the perspective. Katrin’s latest exhibition is entitled Honeymoon and makes me want to hop on a plane for a vacation asap. (via Miss Moss)
Honeymoon marks a personal current period in artist Katrin Coetzer’s life, where she is forging a connection between her inner world and the geographical spaces she visits – real, imaginary and remembered. Honeymoon further references a waning sweetness and suggests the meeting point of fantasy, place and memory. The content of this body of work is centered around themes of spatial exploration, & exotic vs local seen through the lenses of feeling and itinerary…
01/ Great things can happen when you play with your food!
02/ Cosmic Surgery, a portrait series replacing faces with oragami.
03/ Note to self: Get to San Francisco to see the Bay Bridge Lights in person.
04/ Someone brilliant thought to create art by injecting paint into bubble wrap.
05/ Picasso’s women in real life.
06/ A yarn-bombed school bus!
07/ Milky Ways, figures that project light from within.
08/ Lullaby Factory, a special treat for sick kids in a London hospital.
09/ An espresso maker for the microwave – Piamo!
10/ Underwater photos of people swimming under waves.
There’s a spot in me that wants to save everything, and I think that’s the level that Leah Rosenberg’s Paint Stacks resonates on most. (There’s also the fact that her inspiration is layer cake, which is its own separate level in my life.) Each piece is created by pouring acrylic paint into trays, allowing it to dry, then peeling it up and stacking with others. Each piece represents layers of piled up time, emotion, and memory. (via Design Milk)
01/ Not brand new, but this Game of Thrones ad in the New York Times is brilliant.
02/ Toaster & Knife creates V-shaped bread perfect for using two spreads!
03/ The same two people photographed as nine different fashion-following couples.
04/ Luminous wire birds sitting in trees.
05/ Check out Choros, a beautiful experimental film explores movement of the human body.
06/ Photos of paint being flung by centrifugal force, Black Hole is amazing.
07/ A photography exhibition that you have to go underwater to view.
08/ Mamika is back. This time with her friend, Bob the chicken!
09/ So yeah, that’s an invisible bike.
10/ Make modern day mixtapes with Milktape!
In case you missed something this week:
Win It: A Well-Designed Life
Mix #23: This Is Just the Start
Kipik Toothpick Holder
Flight Tag Prints
The Mod Collective
You Should Totally: Washi Tape Your Door Edges
Klari Reis is painting and sharing a petri dish every day for all of 2013 in The Daily Dish (she also did it in 2009). Reis creates each painting using reflective epoxy polymer, with the end result being very photorealistic. And if you think the paintings are good check out the names – titles like Moshing at a Pearl Jam Concert, Uma Thurman, and Eggplants in the Snow this project just gets better. Check in every day for the newest piece!
01/ I’m completely intrigued by these giant melting popsicle ice sculptures.
02/ Windows of New York, a weekly illustrated atlas.
03/ NBD, just a lamp made of chocolate.
04/ The Mantone 2013 Color Forecast, according to stereotype.
05/ This school photo took 3 years to capture!
06/ The Pictures In the Pudding.
07/ Portraits made entirely of shredded poetry.
08/ Fun spoon wallpaper.
09/ Benjameme, the work of art in the age of the internet.
10/ Beautiful urban vertical garden made from hundreds of recycled soda bottles.
01/ Shetland ponies in cardigans. Enough to make me visit Scotland.
02/ How to ride an escalator.
03/ Amazing things that could happen after just one more cup of coffee.
04/ Fire + Ice.
05/ Horses inside out!
06/ Pretty fruits + vegetables cross-sectioned and organized by color.
07/ Geometric skull ice cube molds.
08/ A bird ballet.
09/ The Wobble Chess Set makes me really want to learn to play.
10/ So that’s not fabric. It’s wood.
Jeremy Rabus‘s Prismatic series reminds me of deconstructed gemstones. These small, geometric, colorful acrylic paintings are inspired by the small stones and their sharp angles. I love how the color palette of each piece strays from the expected monochromatic hues and opts for something more dramatic instead.