Posted: July 31st, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, doing good, illustration, places | No Comments »
A masked man who goes by the name “Maeztro Urbano” in Honduras’ capital city Tegucigalpa, is creating street art to draw attention to the social issues his community faces, particularly violence. According to a story I heard on NPR, he holds a day job in advertising — it’s his knowledge of how advertising works that got him interested in spreading a message through mural painting and graffiti. From the interview: “He says we put this message in the streets for all the people who can’t, because of the repression in our country. We are their voice.”
This project, “Cut and carry / Recortar para llevar” represents the empty promises from politicians (food, education, security, etc.), who paste their campaign posters all over the city’s walls.
Posted: July 25th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, cooking, travel | No Comments »
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled to 58 countries for his project, Delicatessen With Love.
In each place, he meet with a grandmother who prepared one of her best meals, posing for a portrait with all the ingredients. Dishes included moose stake in Alaska, caterpillars in Malawi, ten-spice-curry in India and shark soup in the Philippines. And he documented the recipes as well. Above, for example, Inara Runtule, age from Kekava, Latvia. Looks like some sort of herring delight.
I love this idea — and what a wonderful way to travel!
View the complete gallery and descriptions here.
Posted: July 23rd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, design, handmade, things, wedding gifts | No Comments »
Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt are the designers and makers behind Hopewell, a Los Angeles-based quilt shop that launched online in June. Great color studies, 100% cotton and even some machine washable options. Prices range from $150-$395.
(*via Honeyed Figs)
Posted: July 22nd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, books, calligraphy, illustration, paper, things | No Comments »
I’m in love a little bit. 8 Soles de Viaje is a darling masterpiece, from the independent Columbian publisher, Festina Lente Libros. The story was written by Juliana Toro Suarez and Natalia Peez Penagos; illustrations by Natalia Perez Penagos; and calligraphy by Juliana Toro Suaez. The book was created as a personal project and their statement below explains a bit more:
8 soles de viaje is the diary of an anonymous traveler who goes to another galaxy trying to escape from his own reality, revealing human situations through the metaphor of a journey. While El inventario de palabras, is the explorer’s legacy in the shape of an A-Z bestiary of creatures he has found in his life, simulating stereotypes of the everyday people. The first book is constructed from a single strip of paper that unfolds much like any journey, while the second contains twenty six postcards meant for the reader to send away. Our books are meant to form emotional bonds through narrative, empathy, and the aesthetic love for an object.
Posted: July 10th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: apparel, art, design, things | No Comments »
Table of Contents is one of my favorite shops in Portland. Beautiful space, nice folks and special, unique objects and apparel. Here are a few faves from the shop right now.
Above, leather party hat ($75) by Otaat. I know!
Oversized top ($286) by Crazy Wind.
Aarno necklace ($280) by Quarry.
Corner Etui in red cotton canvas ($73) by Henrik Vibskov.
Viana Clog ($206) by Reality Studio.
Brass Watering Can by CARL AUBÖCK.
Sun and Moon T-Shirt ($162.50) by Correll Correll.
Table of Contents | 33 NW 4th Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97209
Posted: July 2nd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, places | No Comments »
Artist Leandro Erlich created Dalston House, as an off-site exhibit for the Barbican Gallery of London. This old Victorian house front is reflected into a life-size mirror so that visitors can project themselves on the face of the building while lying on the ground.
From the artist:
“The installation is composed by the reproduction of a building facade lying flat on the ground and a large mirror placed in a 45-degree angle. The reflection creates the illusion of seeing the facade vertically. The public is invited to step on the facade, giving the impression of defying gravity.”
Super fantastic fun! Open until August 4. 1-7 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL.
(*via New York Times Sunday Styles; images via Barbican Gallery)
Posted: July 1st, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, places | No Comments »
SPAGLIATO, an Italian art collective, is known for painting windows and doors as art installations across the country. They recently painted these window images on a local elementary school in Gaeta, Italy. Beautiful.
(*via POW! WOW! HAWAI’I; images via Street Art News)
Posted: June 18th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, places | 1 Comment »
In 2007, John Maloof purchased a giant box of never-developed photo negatives from an auction house in Chicago. What he found was a vast collection of incredible street photography by Vivian Maier, since passed, who worked as a nanny most of her life and shot street scenes in New York and Chicago throughout the 1950s and 60s. Her work is now a treasure to the art world, along with the mystique of her story. Vivian never shared her work or passion with even close friends.
Now you can browse the collection online at vivianmaier.com — it’s such a treat. And Maloof is releasing a documentary “Finding Vivian Maire,” which is still in production. The trailer clip is embedded below, really worth watching to get more of a glimpse into her life.
(*via Inclined to Create)
Posted: June 11th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, the earth, travel | No Comments »
Beautiful photography by Joel James Devlin in a series titled “Aviation Vectors.”
(*via But Does It Float)