Category: ART

Dec 7, 2009

The Man Behind the Fantasy

The Man Behind the Fantasy

In countless films like The Bourne Identity, Mission Impossible 3 and Mr & Mrs Smith, where the characters have the coolest gadgets and most ridiculous technology, lies the imagination of one very creative person, Mark Coleran. Mark is an extremely gifted visual designer responsible for creating the fantastical user interfaces (i.e., cool looking computer systems,…

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Dec 3, 2009

Incredible Club Flyer Designs by Digital Artist Prop4g4nda

Incredible Club Flyer Designs by Digital Artist Prop4g4nda

Based out of Salonique, Greece, digital artist Prop4g4nd4 (that’s Propaganda for you non-l33t speakers) has some beautiful digital art posted online. Although it was his brilliant club flyers that initially piqued my interest, you can see on his MySpace and deviantART pages that he’s starting to expand his unique design style and explore other techniques.…

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Nov 16, 2009

The $10 Million Aquarius Penthouse Feels Like a Nightclub

The $10 Million Aquarius Penthouse Feels Like a Nightclub

I came across this listing yesterday and my immediate thought was, luxury after-hours. The interior design just screams nightclub to me. Love it or hate it, you’re going to have an opinion. The design and accents are quite dramatic and the colour-palette is dark and cool. The Aquarious is a 38-storey condominium, located on Vancouver,…

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Nov 12, 2009

What is Tilt-Shift Photography?

What is Tilt-Shift Photography?

Tilt-Shift photography is a technique often used to create that miniature scene feel. You know that feeling [of superiority] when you’re…playing with micro-machines, or holding those tiny bottles of liquor, or reading Gulliver’s Travels? Well tilt-shift photography can achieve that look with life-size locations and/or objects through the use of special lenses and camera movements;…

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Nov 10, 2009

Re-Imagining the Super-Yacht: Wally Hermès Yachts

Re-Imagining the Super-Yacht: Wally Hermès Yachts

WHY (Wally Hermès Yachts) is the stunning result of a joint venture signed in June of 2008, between the ultra-expensive luxury brand Hermès, and one of the world’s premiere yacht builders, Wally. Certainly one of the most radical boat designs I’ve ever seen, WHY defies all convention. Costing an estimated $150.8 million usd, we can…

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Nov 9, 2009

Movie Montage Monday

Movie Montage Monday

Welcome back weekend warriors! I spent the entire morning watching videos on Vimeo and wanted to share my three favourites. Each video piqued my interest for different reasons but all of them are visually stunning, enjoy! STORMBIRDS: The High-Octane Action Sequence Created by: RealtimeUK Client: THQ, Juice Games Duration: 3 months Team: 8 artists Software:…

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Nov 2, 2009

Yamakoya: The Japanese Bookshelf Cabin

Yamakoya: The Japanese Bookshelf Cabin

The gold prize winner in this year’s JCD (Japanese Commercial Environment Designers Association) design awards for ‘communication design in the commercial environment’, Ben Nagaoka’s Yamakoya is a great example of creating space within a space. Yamakoya, which means ‘wood-log cabin’ in Japanese, is a structure designed specifically for private research focusing on local history within…

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Oct 26, 2009

This is Art…with Packaging Tape! Meet Mark Jenkins

This is Art…with Packaging Tape! Meet Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins makes art from tape. Packaging tape to be exact. From babies to giraffes and back again, Mr. Jenkins places his work in odd spaces; causing confusion, anger and laughter. The Sifter explores his work, influences and thoughts on street art. VITALS Born: 1970 in Fairfax, Virginia Education: Degree in Geology from Virginia Tech…

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Oct 19, 2009

The Yarra House: Interior Design Inspiration

The Yarra House: Interior Design Inspiration

All Photographs by Peter Bennetts The Yarra House in Melbourne, Australia provides a beautiful source for interior design inspiration. Often used interchangeably (and mistakenly) with interior decorating, interior design draws on several other disciplines in addition to interior decorating such as: environmental psychology, architecture and product design. Designed by Leeton Pointon architects, Susi Leeton architects…

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Oct 15, 2009

The Bladeless Fan

The Bladeless Fan

From the makers of the $400+ vacuum with the big ball, comes the $300+ bladeless fan! Inventor James Dyson unveiled his latest product earlier this week. While the design aesthetic has garnered universal praise, the main focus has been on the audacious price given the times. Will people pay $300 for a 10″ oscillating fan?…

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