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2.27.2009

Everyone Loves Nanerpuss




Is it just me or does everyone love Nanerpuss. Sorry folks this commercial has my whole house saying it. It is one of the itchiest commercials of the season. nice job Denny's nanerpuss is a hit! Sorry everyone I had to share this with you and I might post a art post later today.

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2.26.2009

Sexy Painting from Brooklyn, NYC


Today I am writing about a talent from Brooklyn. Her name is Stella Im Hultberg. She is an incredible painter who I am now a huge fan of. Her work is very emotional and really inspires me to work on some. Her work really captures some Asian influence and I do see some expressionist influence in there as well. I love the marks on her canvas as well that make the work seem to have age and mystery. Anyway, she is amazing go to her site and her blog and where ever else you can find her work. Stella my hats off to you.






2.25.2009

Watch out for that huge Crevasse

Today I am posting about the very cool street art by Edgar Muller. He is famous for his 3d street art that has been throwing people for a loop. I would like to show you one of his latest works the Crevasse in Dun Laoghaire. Very cool work that would make me step in a different direction. I really love this concept of art that has a short lifespan but major impact to those in its wake. Take a minute to see some of his other work as well on Edgar Muller and Manfred Staders site.




2.24.2009

Millions of Naked Barbies



Chris Jordan has done some great portraits and eye opening work about the consumptionism of America, entitled "running the numbers". He is a great photographer from Seattle and this project really caught my attention. It is very relevant now since this is part of the reason we are in the situation we are. It is nice to see the actual math and statistics in a format that the everyday user can really get a clear idea of what it means. I would love for Chris to do a piece of our current debt or our the stimulus package. If you get a chance check out his latest running the numbers the shark one will blow your mind.
Here is a quote about his work from Chris Jordan" Running the Numbers An American Self-Portrait Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries in the U.S. every month. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming. ~chris jordan, Seattle, 2008 "





2.23.2009

I did not get the memo that we all should be wearing red.



Today I am focusing on the artwork of Peter Funch. He lives in NYC but is from Denmark. He 35 and has created a great collection of photos from NYC that I really enjoy. They are are from street corners and it looks like he stood there all day taking pictures. Then went back and created some incredible works of art. I love the one were everyone is yawning. It took me a minute before I realized that these were modified because of the great qualtiy. I think the umbrella one clued me in. :) Great work Peter and keep it up. To see more of peter funch work check out his website.






2.20.2009

Art worth sleeping on.

Today I am going to feature some great pillows.

The first place is livingstones in France. They have some great designs and pillows that look like stones and liquid. Stone pillows












These sushi pillows are so cool you just want to eat them


















These pillows are a great way to get a laugh while you nap. Blood pillows









Will your spouse or significant other not spoon you at night??? Well who needs them with the spooning pillow























I personally am thinking I might get one of these Glow alarm pillow. I would love to wake up this way and you can even use them to read at night.

















Inspired by one of the greatest movies of all time the Horse Head Pillow . Nothing like waking up with the head of a horse in your bed.




















I might buy this one for the wife. She love her some big macs. :) Who doesn't need a Burger Pillow



If you are a lover of macs like me then you might want some cool trendy Icon Pillows









































Did you forget what pillow you keep your gun under? Well you wont with the Gun Pillow












Never go to a sleep over without the Pillow fighting pillow















Glowing Squid pillow thing??? I am not sure what this thing is but it looks like it might just eat me when I sleep
















Don't forget about your puppy. This pillow thing is for those puppy's that love your legs. This might keep them busy for a while. Pillow for the dog???












Arghh me matey. those scallywags stole me sleep. Theme jolly roger pillow.























This was a strange find. Would you like to take a nap on someones lap?? well now they have a chick with a red dress pillow in Asia.



















Can put the ipod down? Well you don't have too. try the ipillow

2.19.2009

More Art with Light: Michael Bosanko

Today I am trying hard to get away from my street art passion so I went with one of my others. Light! The one I am featuring today is Michael Bosanko. Michael is a Photographer based out of South Wales. He has been creating these thrilling photos with long exposures and light. He has been able to create some cool imagery with them. Check out the pictures then go over to his site to Michael Bosankos site to see more.







2.18.2009

Custom my little ponys

I have been looking lately at different types of canvases. Whether they are sneakers, skateboards, dolls, whatever. Today I was surprised when I found this bunch on deviant art. People are taking their time to customize the toys we played with growing up. I think this is a very cool idea and it reminds me of some the art they do in DC for charities where they have a whole bunch of artists paint the same thing whether it is an apple or a donkey. Either way I thought I would share this with you today. Random day for me.







Running from the Camera??!


So today I thought I would share with you this silly little blog called running from camera. Now this is not art and no it is not very itchy. But... it goes back to what I believe makes the Internet. It is all about the niche people. All you need is to come up with some silly niche and people will show up. This is just an example of a niche that is nonsense yet I went there and looked at all the photos. There are no kittens, no puppy's, no secret notes, no koalas or babies. Just some guy running from camera. This running from the camera can go on and on with endless content. Well while I sit here coming up with my niche check out his site. http://runningfromcamera.blogspot.com/

2.17.2009

Break out the ruler and compass: Augustine Kofie



Today after a long weekend I have stumbled onto the work of one of L.A.'s finest Augustine Kofie. Augustine is a street artist that has brought drafting style to graffiti. Very cool to see the merger of these two forms. His work is so fresh and I can see a lot of influence in there from some of arts greatest. Take some time and enjoy the work and follow his blog.








2.12.2009

Happy Birthday Darwin

Here is the last paragraph of the "Origin of Species" I think it sums it all up very well.

It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the external conditions of life, and from use and disuse; a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less-improved forms. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

2.11.2009

Futuristic Japanese Factory Photos

Today I stumbled upon a Japanese Photographer by the name beef 200%. He has an incredible collection of photos of factories from japan. As photographer of architecture and a big fan of some of the older Japanese animation I think these photos are incredible. Take a minute to go through them and enjoy. They should inspire you.

2.10.2009

Painting with Shoe Laces: Federico Uribe

I am a huge fan of people that paint shoes. And today I actually was going to feature a great shoe painting artist. But then... I ran into this Colombian born artist Federico Uribe. This guy is an amazing painter that has evolved his art to include found objects. This is funny because I was thinking the other day how much fun it would be to create a painting with those colored thumb tacks. Well he actually has a few different series but today I wanted you to take a look at his painting with sneaker laces. Beyond the medium he is using check out how great the work is. The expressions are great! Check out the rest of his work at http://www.federicouribe.com/