Date Archives 2013

Sebastian Errazuriz’s ’12 Shoes for 12 Lovers’ is Simply Fantastic

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One of my favourite showcases of this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach was that of NYC based artist, Sebastian Errazuriz, titled 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers. Utilizing 3D printing, Errazuriz went about fashioning a series of wildly imaginative shoes, inspired by the failed romantic relationships of his past. The passions of the heart have given way to timeless creativity, and Errazuriz has managed to hone his heartbreak to follow suit. There’s something for everyone in this offering—whether it be the fashion, the design, the tech, the writing, or the photography. If none of that, Errazuriz manages to at least captivate with something we can all relate to: love and heartbreak.

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Andy Denzler Creates Paintings That Look Like Distorted Old Memories

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Zurich based painter Andy Denzler sees the world differently from you and I. His paintings resemble old, distorted memories, like uncovered video tapes from your childhood. It would be fantastic to see Andy’s process, smearing and fragmenting the piece as he goes. You can see more of his pieces below.

Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler

An exciting animated GIF that illustrates the history of Dr. Who

I’m not a huge fan of Dr. Who (honestly I’ve never seen the show before) but I saw this animated GIF and thought it was worth a post. Javi de Castro did an amazing job of turning a run-cycle into a history lesson, documenting the dear doctor from 1963 till the present day.

An exciting animated GIF that illustrates the history of Dr. Who

Victo Ngai Brings Life to her Childhood Memories with these Fantastic Illustrations

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I recently discovered the work of Victo Ngai and was really impressed. Born in Hong Kong and working in New York, Victo’s illustrations have an amazing energy to them and her work seems to put a modern spin on a traditional style. The results are fantastic!

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Siri Bunford takes us behind-the-scenes of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ in this clever commercial

Siri Bunford takes us behind-the-scenes of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' in this clever commercial

Siri Bunford created this amazing spot for Channel 4’s Stanley Kubrick Season, which gives a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at the production of The Shining. The commercial is done in one continuous gliding shot that explores the “back alleys” of the shoot, glimpsing many of the memorable characters and props from the film. The music and the pacing though still give off the creepy vibe of the film, which is what really makes this a true gem.

Instagram takes aim at Snapchat with new Instagram Direct feature

Instagram takes aim at Snapchat with new Instagram Direct feature

This morning, Instagram added a new feature they’re calling Direct, which allows you to send Instagrams to a specific person or persons.

There are, however, moments in our lives that we want to share, but that will be the most relevant only to a smaller group of people—an inside joke between friends captured on the go, a special family moment or even just one more photo of your new puppy. Instagram Direct helps you share these moments.

This feels a lot a fuck you to Snapchat, who Instagram owner’s Facebook offered $3 billion to buy their app, only to be turned down. A feature like this would have been in the works for a while though as it’s a brand new build of Instagram. Personally, I feel like the old man who wants the kids off his lawn with this feature. At 31 I can’t find any reason to use Snapchat, and if I want to send a certain person/persons a photo I’ll simply text it to them. It’s certainly possible that I’m not the audience for this feature, but it also seems like the Instagram product is getting more diluted as time goes by.

Hannah Warren’s Nordic Map Is As Striking As It Is Beautiful

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I’m a sucker for maps. I’m also a sucker for Northern Europe. In fact, I’m also a sucker for beautiful art books with great illustrations, so it’s really no wonder that I’m bowled over by this beautiful map created by the London-based illustrator Hannah Warren. Commissioned by Phaidon, the map is part of a book about the award-winning Danish restaurant NOMA. Hannah’s illustration really captures the idea of the cold and rugged Nordic landscape and it fits perfectly with the design of the book.

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An Interview with Kai Brach of Offscreen Magazine

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Print-only publications are a rarity nowadays. And one guy running it? Unheard of. Yet that’s the story of Kai Brach and his self-described “old-fashioned” magazine, Offscreen. Exploring a more human side of tech, Offscreen is a beautifully designed publication with quality only possible in print.

The next issue is due out at the start of next year. And with Kai’s Christmas Wishlist giveaway having just begun, it’s a good time to check Offscreen out.

We spoke with Kai about what it means to run a print publication today: the challenges, process, and vision Kai has for what makes Offscreen different.

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