Thursday, January 30, 2014

Beach Artwork by Andrés Amador

Andrés Amador is a very interesting artist. His work never lasts and that doesn't bother him a bit.

He creates these beautiful drawings using a rake in the sand on a beach during low tide. It's inevitable that the tide will wash away his creation, but he continues to do it purely for the joy it gives him!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Andy Goldsworthy's Beautiful Photos

Andy Goldsworthy has a very creative mind. I love how he plays with nature to make a beautiful bold statement.

A Brit, Mr. Goldsworthy is not new on the photography scene. In 2005 he was named by the Smithsonian Maganize as one of the 35 people who "made a difference." Not too shabby! He was also awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England in 2000!

Take a gander at his lovely images below.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

[Street Art Sundays] Eduardo Kobra

Oh color color color! We should expect nothing less from this São Paulo, Brazil artist Eduardo Kobra.

This sort of artwork is some of my absolute favorite. The fact that an artist can paint just as beautifully on the side of a building as on a smooth canvas is just fascinating to me. I hope you enjoy these happy and bright pieces as much as I do!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

[Street Art Sundays] Aakash Nihalani's Geometric Designs

Aakash Nihalani makes some badass geometrical designs that he posts around New York City "to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself."

Anything that makes me do a double-take and think outside of the box is an A+ in my book.

"L.A. Leaker"

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jono Dry's Incredible Drawings

I am constantly in awe of the hands of talented drawers. I myself am a terrible drawer! My brother received the artistic genes and I got the leftover eye for design (from which family member, I wonder?).

South African Jono Dry takes my amazement to new levels. I'll let his artwork speak for itself.

"Perspective Eye"

Friday, January 17, 2014

Kalamanovich Spring 2014

I appreciate fashion that is a tiny bit edgy but still keeps classical elements. For me, Russian design Julia Kalamanovich's Spring 2014 collection is great (but too small!). See her pop of color, side cut-outs, bold prints, and and stiff lines? It's just enough to say, "Hey, I'm interesting" without shouting "LOOK AT ME!"

Here are my favourite pieces. What's your take? Would you buy?

*Discovered by Honestly WTF
*Photos from Moda Operandi

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Staircase Mosaics in San Francisco

I have a secret passion for mosaics. Unfortunately I don't get the opportunity to make my own pieces anymore because I can't find the proper supplies where I live (damn Latin America), but that doesn't hold me back from admiring amazing pieces from others!

This staircase is truly STUNNING. Can you believe that it took the artists, working with 300 volunteers, over 2.5 years to complete?!?!?! The amazing minds behind the designs were Aileen Barr (Ireland) and Colette Crutcher. The project was inspired by Jorge Selarón's staircase in Rio de Janeiro. The project was finally completed and revealed in 2005.

Even more awesome is the fact that there are two matching staircases now, one newly completed just a few months ago (I think?). So one is on 16th Ave. and Moraga Street and the other is on 16th Ave. and Kirkland.

Take a look!

16th and Moraga

16th and Kirkland

*Discovered by Street Art Utopia

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Too-Real Paintings and Drawings by Eloy Morales

Umm I don't really know how to tell you this, but all of these pieces below are either paintings or drawings. Yeah, I'm totally mind-blown too.

Eloy Morales is damn goooooooooooood.

*All photos from Eloy Morales
*Discovered by Illusion

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Niki Norberg's Strikingly-Real Tattoos

I honestly don't understand how it's done.

Look at these tattoos by artist Niki Norberg from Sweden. It's absolutely incredible that she is able to transfer such emotion and depth onto a living canvas.

Needless to say, her waiting list is 3 - 4 years long!

*Photos from Niki Norberg's Facebook

Monday, January 13, 2014

Gypsy Wagons

The life of a gypsy has changed through the centuries. The name "gypsy" has come to take on multiple meanings as well. I think we can agree that the people who are still true gypsies, the Romas, do not live a glorified lifestyle like possibly they once did. The majority are now impoverished, many for not having proper legal documents where they live and for not having a good education, possibly for moving often.

I don't know much about the Romas, but I do know that their lifestyle legacy (which maybe is the best thing that they have left behind) is something to continue inspiring future generations.

They are thought to be wanderers, entertainers, charmers, artists. What's not to love?

Here are some gypsy wagons which I absolutely adore, discovered from Honestly WTF. How can you not love the hand-painted exteriors and intricate opulent interiors? The ability to pick your life up and take it wherever you want to go is a dream…