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16 Nov ’11

Understanding Da Vinci | History | Art

Filed under: Art & Photography — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 8:00 am
Understanding Da Vinci


Leonardo Da Vinci is known to be one of the greatest men of all time, he was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.

In this video, CNN’s Nick Glass travels to the Uffizi Gallery to get a better insight into the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci.

The background music is so calming, the video is to the point and beautiful, grab you cup of coffee, relax, and listen…


More CNN videos on Da Vinci: [Link]

14 Nov ’11

Artist Kyle Beans Creates Portraits From Pencil Shavings | Art


British artist Kyle Bean, best known for his intricate sculptures made out of unusual materials, has created a series of portraits from colored pencil shavings for the contributors page of Wallpaper* Handmade 2011.

Kyle is a Brighton based designer specializing in hand crafted models, set design and art direction. Since graduating in 2009,he worked across a variety of platforms including installations, window displays, editorial and advertising.

His clients are: Wallpaper*, Financial Times, Diesel, Wired, New York Times, Selfridges, Hermes, Liberty, Rimmel, BBC, GQ Magazine, Rizzoli/Universe, Rubbish Magazine, HOW, Viewpoint Magazine, Casio, VMAN, Louis Vuitton, Scientific American, Intersection, Design Museum, CUT Magazine, Computer Arts.






Among his popular previous work:




One of my favorite pieces he has worked on was the chicken above, which came first, the egg or the chicken?


Kyle Bean

1 Oct ’11

Alex Turco Magnificent Wall Art | Art



ALEX TURCO’s panels are distributed worldwide from his headquarters in Italy and flagship store in the U.S. Partnering with interior design firms, concept stores, business professionals and organizations ranging from catering to wellness has proven the versatility of the panels allowing them to meet the expectations of the most demanding clients.  Alex Turco did not just stick to paintings, he recently added the waterproof wall cladding art range with a limitless array of designs and colors, he even introduced a line called Middle East which caters to the taste of the clients from this part of the world. You won’t be able to feel the magnificence of his art until you see them up-close and personal, there is a 3D effect where you can feel the texture portrayed in the paintings. In the below photos you can see some of these artistic installations whether waterproof wall collections or paintings.













20 Sep ’11

Marcel Wander Designs Collection For Marks And Spencer


It seems the new trend is creating affordable luxury , household department stores are now collaborating with famous designers and creating beautiful designs similar in style to the brand’s own designer line. After Missoni collaborated with Target, Marks & Spencer announced their collection designed by Marcel Wanders just in time for Christmas. The announcement took place yesterday at The London Design Festival 2011. The launch will take place on October 12,2011, the collection is a whole line of tableware, home accessories, make up, men’s & women’s accessories, and more.

This is the first time M&S has worked with a single designer to create a collection that spans a range of product areas encompassing food, clothing and home. Marcel was selected for his international reputation, as one of the world’s most influential product and interior designers his work is shown in some of the world’s most important collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco and the V&A in London.









10 Sep ’11

Geometric Illustrations Of Superheroes by Liam Brazier | Art


Liam Brazier is an illustrator and animator who has been creating illustrations of popular characters using geometric lines. He was noticed at first for the Star Wars illustrations and now presented the superheroes in the same manner but with much more vibrant colors. On his blog he explains part of the process of creating them. I actually loved them as huge pieces of art to be used in any room, the colors

Liam has had illustration and animation work displayed in and at the Dazed & Confused, Creative Review, Design Week, Glastonbury, the Museum of London, London tube platforms, international film festivals & Virgin TV.




9 Sep ’11

Long Exposure Photographs by AppuruPai | Photography

Filed under: Art & Photography,blog — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 9:00 pm


These Beautiful long exposure shots are by AppuruPai , created from the New Transit Yurikamome, Tokyo’s first fully automated transit system, which has become a hot attraction point for Japan.

Enjoy the photos and wonderful techniques used.







You can check out AppuruPai’s photo stream here.

Street Art In Beirut Captured By Ginane | Art

Filed under: Art & Photography,blog — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 6:15 pm

297206_285042078175942_111217515558400_1311270_990573311_n posted these beautiful artistic graffiti found on the streets of beirut. An artist by the name of Ginane  Makki Bacho has taken the issue of discovering local street art in her own hands. Although Lebanon’s walls are more known for political messages, I actually loved the colors and compositions in these specific works. You can check Ginane’s page and for more.








5 Sep ’11

Sarah Jessica Parker Family Photoshoot | Photography


Most women at one time or another have fantasized about being in Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes, the sexy new Yorker from Sex & the City  living her single life to the max, obsessed with fashion and shopping in addition to being famous, at a tolerable scale, as a relationships guru. Her style and her spirit are so refreshing that must be marketed easily by using Video production Toronto to make the best video about them.

I came across this beautiful interview with Sarah Jessica Parker by Eve MacSweeney  from Vogue depicting her real life, which in her own words, is nothing like Carrie Bradshaw’s. SJP is a mom of three and as most mothers who work, tries to juggle between her career and family. This interview is just in time for the September release of her movie “ I Don’t Know How She Does It, an adaptation of Allison Pearson’s 2002 best-seller centered on Kate Reddy, a financial executive and mother of two young children struggling to balance the pressures of her job with the needs of her family.” Businesses require an expert at all fields like Andy Defrancesco to help them run their firm successfully.

“Bradshaw’s life is nothing—nothing—like mine,” she says. “I loved playing her, and it changed my life in lots of wonderful ways, but I’m not a crazy shoe lady, I don’t think about fashion all day long, although I have a great respect for the industry. Every choice we’ve made has been different, but with Kate I really understood the attempt at a life.”



She explains what every successful working mom knows, to be on top of everything she should be organized, calm, and attentive, and she goes on on how she does it all with just that. I applaud her and all successful career moms; on a personal level I know how much it takes and how rewarding it feels at the end of another accomplished day.




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