David Bowie, musician and painter

Tuesday, 9 February, 2016

I am a World Champion, by David Bowie

This I did not know… late British musician David Bowie was also a talented painter, as a selection of his works, posted at Very Private Gallery, goes to show. The above artwork, titled I am a World Champion, was painted in 1977.

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A step by step guide to building your own Daft Punk helmet

Monday, 1 February, 2016

New generation Star Wars belligerent Kylo Ren still has a lot to learn about being badass. For instance, take that head ornament that he thinks passes for a face mask. He should really have taken a cue from helmet wearing French electronic music duo, Daft Punk.

It’s not as if it would have been difficult either, as Greg Santacruz recently built a replica of the helmet Thomas Bangalter wears, a process that Tim Bottchen photographed at each stage.

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If you love skiing, you are going to love Slalom House

Monday, 1 February, 2016

Slalom House, by Shokhan Mataibekov

The usual enticements waved in front of would-be apartment buyers include communal facilities such as swimming pools, gymnasiums, and hot tub spas, but the architects of a proposed residential block to be built in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, a republic located in Central Asia, plan to go one better by including an artificial ski slope.

The best part of it, so far as ski enthusiasts are concerned, is that the slope can be used all year, as it will be coated with artificial snow, according to the building’s designer Shokhan Mataibekov. I could see any serviced apartments that might be offered for hire, as being very popular here.

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What the potter’s wheel saw, a lot of spinning for one

Friday, 29 January, 2016

A camera is attached to a potter’s wheel as a potter, or ceramist, Eric Landon, goes to work crafting a vase from clay. Best to focus on the vase, or you may end up quite giddy.

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The Lost At E Minor Young Creative Australians Awards winners

Thursday, 28 January, 2016

The winners of the inaugural Lost At E Minor Young Creative Australians Awards, that I mentioned last week were announced on Tuesday, Australia Day. Awards were made across six categories, with Georgia Hill winning art, Kirra Cheers photography, Tomek Archer architecture, Stav Adameitis fashion/design, Kacie Anning film/video, and Adrian Kalcic music.

Some amazing work on show there. Congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees.

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The flight of the drone through the Northwest Passage

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016

If you’re heading to Sydney Harbour today as part of your Australia Day celebrations, be sure and leave your drone at home, as police have declared the airspace over the harbour to be restricted.

In the meantime however, enjoy this footage filmed by Nansen Weber, using drones, of the Arctic regions of the North American continent.

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Punctuation posters, that’s art that lies between the words

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016

Image by Nicholas Rougeux

Chicago based web developer and artist Nicholas Rougeux has selected eight classic novels, including A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice, and The Time Machine, subtracted the words, and then created a series of posters made up solely of the remaining punctuation, that he has titled Between the Words.

The above image is a sample from the poster for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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New Japanese pictograms that are now more to the point

Monday, 25 January, 2016

Japanese hotel pictogram

A new set of pictograms, being symbols for a word or phrase, such as airports, police stations, and restaurants, as seen on tourist maps and the like, have been unveiled in Japan, in an effort to make them a little easier for foreign visitors to comprehend.

Previously hotels were represented by the letter “H”, logical in a way I guess, but the new symbol, on the right in the above image, makes a whole lot more sense.

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The abstract underwater art of Kim Keever

Thursday, 21 January, 2016

Artwork by Kim Keever

Kim Keever, a New York based abstract artist, uses a giant water filled fish tank, which he drops paints of various colours into, to create the images he then photographs. Lovely work indeed.

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The Lost At E Minor Young Creative Australians Awards

Wednesday, 20 January, 2016

Encompassing art, photography, architecture, design and fashion, film and video, and music, The Lost At E Minor Young Creative Australians Awards will recognise the work of young, and emerging, Australian creatives.

Nominations in each of the six categories are being announced daily until next Tuesday, Australia Day, when the winners will be unveiled.

I’m not sure if this is to be annual event, but I hope so… what a great way to bring new creative talent to the fore.

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