Raku Inoue has a fondness for nature which is highlighted in much of his work. He recently debuted Natura Insects, a series of insects that had been created from pieces of flowers. Petals and stems combined to create colorful bugs like stag beetles, butterflies, and black widows in the loveliest of colors.
I’ve always had a love for neon signs, how the light creates shapes or words, illuminated beacons in the night. This collection on Flickr has over 115k stunning examples to pour through and be inspired by. (Photo by James Nelms)
Video games can make you feel like you’re visiting far-off lands. As gaming systems get more powerful the worlds presented become more immersive and engaging, like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Watch Dogs, or even Skyrim. Designer Anna Dittmer feels this way as she’s created a physical stamp, like ones you’d get IRL to other country, to document your journeys with Pixel Passports.
The idea is based on Japanese “memorial stamps” that can be collected at historic sites and places of interest which make for wonderfully designed keepsakes. With Pixel Passports you can collect stamps from Mario, Legend of Zelda, Starfox, Dong Kong Country, and many more.
Over the weekend Scott Hansen aka Tycho debuted new visuals at Coachella for his song Horizon. It’s a peppy, guitar driven electronic track, exactly what you’d expect from Tycho. It’s those visuals that really make this exciting, which takes the signature lush colors and tones he brands himself with and brings them to life in a swirling, mesmerizing display. I’m sure this would have been amazing to see live. I need a screensaver of this stat.
If you aren’t familiar with the work of Antoni Tudisco you should, he’s pretty much a 3D graphics god. It’s probably best to follow him on Instagram because it’s incredible to see his constant and consistent output. Recently he put out this hysterical pair of Nike Air Jordan’s that look like they’re made of salmon. I’m obsessed with these and I would totally rock ’em.
The best comment I saw on these was, “Shoe-shi??” Nailed it.
Inspirational quotes strategically placed in one’s home, or place of work, can be extremely valuable. I have this poster that Erik Marinovich designed for me back in 2012 on the wall across from my bed. Every day when I wake up, I see it and embody the sentiment.
Similarly, this new poster from Jessica Hische titled ‘How To Live Life’, which is a quote taken from a tweet by Helen Rosner, who’s the executive editor at Eater. I love the playful duality of the message. There’s so much bullshit that people get caught up in that doesn’t matter, but at the same time, there’s some really important shit going down that should be treated more seriously. Plus Jess is a master at lettering and this is simply a beautiful piece of work that deserves space on your wall.
Getting high and listening to Sigur Rós is an obvious combination and the group themselves seem to agree. Last week they released a new collaboration with Lord Jones, a boutique maker of cannabis infused products, creating the Sigurberry, a THC infused gumdrop made from natural ingredients.
Sigur Rós and Lord Jones come together to bring you cannabis-infused gumdrops inspired by the flavors of foraged Icelandic berries~wild blackberries, strawberries and blueberries, infused with the world’s finest cannabis blends. This limited edition product collaboration includes a proprietary terpene blend designed to provide a calming sense of well being inspired by the music of Sigur Rós.
The limited-edition offerings come as a box of nine pieces bearing a Sigur Rós crest created by london-based illustrator Andrew Rae. I love the beautiful blue color of the box, which offsets the illustration and gold leaf, as well as the gold lining of the inside of the packaging. It’s exciting seeing marijuana based products leaving the world of stoner culture and becoming more mainstream.
Based in Malmö, Sweden, Mästerverk presents fine art prints, in super limited editions, from emerging Scandinavian artists. Their initial line-up so far includes Oscar Grønner, Maria Pohl, Clara Selina Bach, Stine Maria Aalykke, Jon Kono, Freja Erixån, Olle Halvars, Karl-Joel Lrsn. My personal favorite is the piece by Oscar Grønner of the man taking a tinkle in the public toilet.