I had this post sitting around in drafts, so I thought I’d just post it!!!
For several years now, Chinese artist Liu Bolin’s disappearing act has happened in plain sight……Initially it was a reaction to the Chinese government shutting down his studio (“they want me to be invisible, I’ll be invisible”) as well as other, state-sanctioned repressive actions directed at his colleagues… As a result Liu Bolin’s extraordinary works of public camouflage pictures are the most viewed on the internet…
The process of making oneself truly invisible is quite painstaking. Apparently Bolin spends hours perfecting his poses to ensure that he’ll mesh with his background. Bolin then stands in front of backdrops with a team of assistants to paint the camouflage on his clothes.
We’re raising our teacups in salute of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Her 60 year reign is one of the longest in history!
This is my favorite portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s called Lightness of Being by Photographer Chris Levine…..I think that having the Queen’s eyes shut was a brilliant idea! I think that it sort of shows the Queen’s relationship with the new millennium…. I feel that it takes us into the Queen’s mind, her inner realm…..Just Brilliant!
Photograph via The Guardian.
I love the way Harrods is celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee…. It lined up 29 amazing designers (including Valentino, De Beers, and Tiffany) to create crowns to go on display at the Ballgowns & Crowns exhibition.. The crowns are based upon the St. Edward’s coronation crown, each crown reflects the designer or the brand’s personal style… Here are my 10 favorite in random order:
1. Bvlgari crown
2. Ferragamo crown
3. Lanvin crown
4. Mulberry crown
5. Paul Smith crown
6. Roberto Cavalli crown
7. Valentino crown
8. Wedgwood crown
9. Alessi crown
10. Dom Perignon crown
Exhibition is until Friday 15th June 2012
I just love it when art meets fashion! They just make the perfect couple don’t you think?
Handbag designers collaborating with high-profile artists has been all the rage for a while now. Everyone from Louis Vuitton to Dior has given it a shot, and now Coach has joined the rage and collaborated with the New York based artist James Nares!
To be honest I am not a Coach fan…. BUT the Coach x James Nares bags are just too beautiful and I might just buy my very 1st coach bag!!!… Something I never thought I would ever say before!!!
The bags feature the artist’s signature strokes, and they come in six colours, each will be made in limited edition of 175 pieces. “When one of these bags is carried past you, you have the impression of a painting set in motion,” says Coach SVP Jason Weisenfeld. “They really are works of art”.
James is known for his unique technique in painting!…. he basically suspends himself over the canvas in a selfmade harness, and paints one continuous stroke using large brushes he developed himself. He’ll make many attempts until he feels satisfied that the brush stroke is as it should be. In fact he can go through hundreds of attempts before he’s satisfied with a particular stroke.
“I found that brushes are like characters in a way: Each one does a different dance.” says Nares. “It’s a fine balance between design and the thing making itself happen. The stroke has to have complete precision to work. Sometimes I lose it on the exit. You can’t fudge it. It ruins the whole thing.” The resulting figures are almost always contained within the rectangle. “It’s less of a window if I keep it within the confines of the canvas, but there’s almost always a drip that’s an umbilical cord.”
This picture of the 1965 YSL’s Mondrian dress, has been in my computer for a while now. I’m hoping that YSL will rerelease it or at least make something similar soon!
I came across this kitchen a few days ago and I just had to share it with you here!!!… I’m not sharing it because its grey and modern (though I must admit that I do like that)…. I’m sharing it because of that sculpture … Now some of you might not like the sculpture itself but thats not the point!!!…. You see, I love the idea of surrounding your self with Art!!!…. I love homes where you see art pieces everywhere you go!!! Even in the kitchen!!!… I’m not talking about safe choices here … I think that an art piece in the kitchen would inspire you to cook better or at least put you in a good mood!!!
I like the fact that the owners of this kitchen didn’t put an art piece that people would normally put in their kitchens (like a painting or a picture of fruits!)….. That sculpture wether you like it or not made a statement!!!… Yes it is not practical to have it in the kitchen and Yes it does take up a lot of space …. but you have to admit that it gave the kitchen a sense of style and drama no fruit painting in the world would have been able to give!
Via IKEA Hackers.
Its how I feel today!!!… Wish I knew who the painting is by!
Great work by Guy Laramee…. He combined the two things I am very passionate about!… Art and Books!
The Vienna Philharmonic which is one of the finest orchestras in the world was led by the acclaimed Russian Maestro Valery Gergiev tonight and was also joined by the very young and very talented Tchaikovsky competition-winner Daniil Trifonov (on the piano)… What a performance!!!…I didn’t want it to end… The Vienna Philharmonic is on a different League!!!… No other Orchestra is like it!!!… We enjoyed every minute of it and hope that they will be back soon!
Here is one of their performances … it’s obviously not in Muscat and doesn’t have the same conductor!!! …..But I couldn’t resist choosing it simply because my husband and son are big Star War fans!!….This is for my boys xxx