Dec 27, 2009

Copenhagen Zoo by Bates Y & R.//


A highly successful execution of a bus ad for the Copenhagen Zoo marketing campaign in Denmark. It features a giant snake along the city bus. A Bates Y & R advertising agency concept. artistic director: Peder Schack.

Dec 25, 2009

The world according to Ion B. .//


" Un popor fara cultura dispare din istorie", zice Emil Cioran si se pare ca Ion Barladeanu nu doreste acest lucru.
Ion Barladeanu este nascut in 1946 in comuna Zapodeni, judetul Vaslui. Din satul natal fugit la douazeci de ani, iar pe vremea comunismului a schimbat toate muncile posibile. A taiat stuf Delta, a fost docher in Constanta. In Bucuresti a fost pe rind gropar, taietor la gater, paznic sau muncitor necalificat la Casa Poporului. Dupa 1989 a trait din resurse marginale, ocupindu-se ca un free lancer de selectarea gunoiului intr-o curte de bloc de pe Calea Mosilor.

Ion Barladeanu a ales ca si metoda de exprimare arta colajului, iar in timp a realizat cateva lucrari exceptionale. Lucrarile artistului Ion Barladeanu au fost descoperite de galeristul Dan Popescu, in urma cu doi ani, in ghena unui bloc, iar acum, artistul de peste 60 de ani expune faimoase galerii din Europa, alaturi de mari artisti care au marcat istoria artei pop precum Andy Warhol sau Marchel Duchamp.

Artwork here.//

Dec 21, 2009

Heineken X-mas Tree .//


Now this one nice x-mas tree.
Heineken installed a giant Christmas tree made of more than 1,000 bottles of beer.It can be seen at a mall in the famous Nanjing Road in Shanghai.

Sean Martindale's FREE installation.//


Canadian artist Sean Martindale created this interesting outdoor installation located in Grange Park, Toronto. In 24hrs, Sean used 21,633 feet of salvaged nylon string to write the word "FREE" between two parallel chain link fences. Sean explains "The word FREE refers to the public aspect of my projects, where I create work experienced primarily by accidental audiences.I outlined the word FREE by tying strings within and through the properties of the barrier / constraining structure of the chainlink fence." This installation is a beautiful inspirational surprise in an unexpected place.

Dec 20, 2009

Negative Graffiti .//



This was painted as if it were a photo negative- whatever should be light was painted dark and vise versa. All those black marks on the face end up becoming highlights when you take a picture of the wall and invert all the colors. it then looks "normal". Painting like that is kind of a brain exercise.

Dec 12, 2009



Pac-Man Ring Series .//


Pac-Man Ring Series from Etsy seller Rachel Pfeffer.
The series consists of four rings- One with a big shiny flat pacman soldered to the top, and the following three with black onyx cabochons.

Coco Chanel's Shanghai Dream .//


A new short movie created by Karl Lagerfeld showcases the story of the Coco’s unrealized dream to visit Shanghai. One have to say from the beginning that the story is fiction. No one does certainly know if Chanel really had this dream, it’s sure however that her Rue de Cambon apartment was furnished with huge Coromandel screens and she loved Chinese art. We can also guess certain similarities between the classic Chanel tweed jacket and the Chinese Mao jacket.

Perhaps Karl Lagerfeld, the couturier who keeps Coco Chanel’s fashion dream alive, is the most able to reveal what she would have done if she really made this trip. So, as you’ll see in the movie, he supposes that in Shanghai she would have swapped her jacket for a Mao jacket, would have visited gambling clubs with Duchess of Windsor, she would have visited Marlene Dietrich in cabaret, she would have taken tea with the emperor and would have traveled with the Shanghai Express. Even if the film action is nothing but fantasy, I’m quite sure that the way Coco Chanel acts, speaks, reacts in this movie is very close to the real character’s way of being.





Dec 11, 2009

Feaverish Photography .//


This is Aaron Feaver's photo blog, an amazing collection of wicked photography.

Dec 9, 2009



On April 9 2009, to celebrate their 190th anniversary, the ESC-EAP European School of Management decided to change its name to ESCP Europe. For this occasion ESCP Europe and Vanksen agency collaborated to create a stop motion 1 minute and 20 second video to underline the school’s positioning and its modern, human, and competitive values.

A significant amount of material was necessary for the video shoot: a tailor made musical track, 316 extras, 658 t-shirts, 9m2 of foam board, 4,198 photos taken, and 125 meters of gaffer tape to place 3,654 marks.

Website .//

Dec 8, 2009

Binary Birds Tattoo.//


This is one really really clever and interesting tattoo by Steve Losh.

The birds represent 1’s. The spaces represent 0’s. The arrangement of birds on the wires (with the flying bird) is:

01001101 01001111
01010110 01000101

Which means MOVE in binary (note for nerds: actually it translates to four numbers which represent those letters in the two most common text encodings [ASCII and UTF-8]). If the flying bird flies away, it changes to:

01001100 01001111
01010110 01000101

Which translates to LOVE.

This is even more interesting than the Connect-the-dots tattoos that I previously blogged about!

Mnbpsia Music.//

Dec 7, 2009

Irena Sendler .//


Recently I blogged mostly about different forms of art and neglected one of the topics of this blog:
Outstanding People!
And the following example is really worth mentioning due to the fact that its goal is to help us realise there are more important things than politics that deserve our attention and appreciation.

Irena Sendler

A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children. She eventually was caught, and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families. Most had been killed. She helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming.
Find out more here:


Dec 5, 2009

STOP.// 06.12.2009


Awareness test .//


Miami Horror - Sometimes


Sometimes from Miami Horror on Vimeo.

Ivan Puig .//


Brilliant installations from designer Ivan Puig.

l'ego.// 2000

hasta las narices .// 2004

crecimientos artificiales .// 2008

more from this amazing artist here:

Tokujin Yoshioka|Maison Hermès installation .//


Amazing installation by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka for the Maison Hermès in Japan. The scarf trick seems to be his idea entirely but it's odd how nobody blogged about him being inspired by Andy Warhol 's famous screen tests.

Flashmob Louvre Chaîne de l'Espoir .//


* A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse.