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17 Oct ’12

The Largest Coffee Bean Mosaic | Art

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With the aim to surpass the previous world record for the largest coffee bean mosaic held by artist Saimir Strati, Russian artist Arkady Kim revealed her beautiful work which she called Awakening. Her mural had to meet requirements related not to the span of the artwork, but rather to the weight of the beans.



29 Aug ’12

Celebrities Made Out Recycled Cassettes | Art

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To be able to use such a simple material and make something so beautiful out of it is what we know as art.

In her series ‘Ghost in the Machine’,Princeton-based artist Erika Iris showcases a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette. Also included are portraits made from old film and reels. She was inspired by philosopher Gilbert Ryle. She says she imagines”we are all, like cassettes, thoughts wrapped up in awkward packaging”.

“Most of my pieces become portraits of people associated with the item I’ve chosen. I don’t really add any paint or pigments… I usually just take things apart and re-arrange the pieces, cutting away portions when necessary. A lot of my art is made with cassette tapes and old film reels in a series I call “Ghost in the Machine.”


31 Mar ’12

Amazing Black and White Photography By Lance Ramoth | Photography

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I came across Lance Ramoth’s Fotoblur portfolio, and since I am a great fan of Black and White photography I fell in love with them immediately, and thus sharing them with you here.

Lance Ramoth is a talented photographer whose images were published in B&W Magazine and Photographer’s Forum Best Of Photography 2007. He was also a Smithsonian Magazine 4th Annual Photo Contest Finalist – 2007.



8 Mar ’12

Artist Uses Clothesline Installations As Art | Art

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Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen creates site-specific installations by recycling secondhand clothing. The artist suspends the garments like a line of laundry hanging out to dry. A habit known to poor parts of most countries, has become in this installation an artistic statement!

Initially, the apparel artist worked with men’s jackets, shirts, and ties, finding inspiration from memories of her late father. In recent years, Kaikkonen has turned her attention onto the memory of her late mother, utilizing women’s clothing and shoes. Holding on to clothing is a way of holding on to memories of people. In a way, hanging the articles of clothing high above is freeing.

Kaikkonen’s large-scale installations have lined many streets and fields across the world. She began her creative apparel adventures in the 80s and has grown to master the art of lined clothing installations, producing fantastic, grandeur shapes in open spaces. Her pieces really transform any space they inhabit.

Via My Modern Met

9 Feb ’12

Acrylic Sculptures By Michael Wilkinson | Art

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Michael Wilkinson is a prominent sculptor whose work has been around for almost 30 years.  Focusing mainly on bronze and acrylic as materials, he has created a signature touch recognized by many worldwide. I will leave you with a few of his latest and greatest acrylic sculptures.


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Micheal Wilkinson’s work is found at authorized galleries only. Contact their studio on [email protected] for more information.

Photos: Michael Wilkinson

9 Jan ’12

Paris Versus New York : A Tally Of Two Cities | Visual Arts


Vahram Muratyan is a talented Parisian art director and a graphic designer living between Paris and New York. He has created a beautiful online series of charming illustrations focusing in a friendly and humorous manner the differences between New York and Paris.

His book "Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities" features 105 of his illustrations, 60 of which have never been published before. I loved the Carrie Bradshaw vs. Amelie illustration, actually the ones I posted here are my favorites. Which ones did you like?




5 Jan ’12

Sculptures Made Out Of Matchsticks | Art


David Mach is the artist behind these matchstick sculptures.He starts off with designing a form, usually having a plastic model made from a clay mold. Then the task of sticking each matchstick onto the figure begins.

His sculptures are usually of controversial people or characters everyone is familiar with such as Betty Boop, Charlie Chaplin, and  Marilyn Monroe. The first question I had was whether he applies the color to the matchsticks or buys them already in those colors, turns out he imports many of them from Japan 

Mach sells some of them at galleries and auctions, but others are destined to be set aflame and burnt down at exhibitions.




6 Dec ’11

“Rooftopping” by Tom Ryaboi | Photography

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Tom Ryaboi is a photographer from Toronto, Canada, has become famous especially for his “rooftopping” photography and adrenaline rush causing images of city views from the tops of buildings and skyscrapers.


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“For me, photography will always be closely tied to travelling. I like to travel, see the world, where I hope to learn something, grow, and maybe leave something behind. Naturally, somewhere along the line, i wanted to capture some of these moments. The camera allowed me to capture beautiful places, interesting people, and sometimes even myself.”

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