The serendipitous ways, the ease of bopping around, ice cream cones in central park, trains out of Penn Station to wherever your heart desires, little city pockets just waiting to be fallen in love with (ehh hemmm Red Hook), endless restaurants, incredible individual style, art everywhere your eyeballs land and my favorite part, the electric energy.read more
Sketching fashion illustrations is an art of its own, but Gracie Ciao has taken it a step further by involving fresh flower petals in her drawings. The 22 year-old from Singapore incorporates everything from carnations in dresses to lilies in pantsuits to create the beautiful floral fashion illustrations.
“They help me create prints which I otherwise couldn’t have thought of. I think petals work really well for illustration also because their delicacy and exquisiteness mimic those of a soft fabric.”
She says she started using petals purely by accident, when she noticed a red rose a boy had given her was dying. “I remembered how beautiful it used to be and wanted to ‘preserve’ this beauty. So I made fashion illustrations out of them,” she told BuzzFeed.
G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! For more of her work click ‘read more.’read more
American artist Phillip K Smith III created the ‘Reflection Field’ installation which was comprised of five shiny cuboids ranging from 18 feet in height and 17 feet in width. By day the structures provided a series of mirrors reflecting the iconic Coachella environment and by night were transformed into neon towers of light.
Smith designed the sculptures to offer Coachella goers a place for contemplation where they could “explore ideas of color theory, optics, perception, scale, and technology.”
You can read more about the installation here and to see more pictures click ‘read more.’read more
In a world of endless noise on the internet and outside I found myself lost in this calm photo series, Patience by Josef Hoflehner.
Silence, secluded and empty spaces are the main themes of the body of work which was shot from 2006-2013. He chose unique locations as examples of the dynamic between man-made and the natural world, as well as total absence of humanity.
I just love it. Don’t you? Keep getting lost in his work here and after the jump.read more
Swarm by Tasha Lewis is an incredible global street art project in which Lewis hopes to spread 4,000 magnetic butterflies around the world.
Lewis will create the magnetic butterflies and send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents. Born from the fact that, as an individual artist living in New York City, she would not be able to travel as much as she would like, she hopes this installation will spread far and wide. Each of the ten packages will contain 400 butterflies, a notebook, a how-to guide and a medical kit for butterfly repair.
Once a person receives the package, he or she has four weeks to travel with the butterflies, install them around their homes and then photograph them. They are asked to share their installation through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Then, once the four weeks are up, they’re asked to pack up all the supplies and ship them to the next location. For each package, the process repeats 10 times. Lewis hopes to wrap up the project with a gallery show where she’ll display all of the images of the installations.
If you’d like to participate, it’s not too late. Head on over to this page to read over the requirements.read more