Like snowflakes, there are no two humans on this Earth exactly alike, yet all of our billboards would have us believing differently. While everyone is still probably overwhelmed by the courage that Kim Kardashian showed when she revealed her photoshopped body to the internet in attempts to “break it”, there are actually some mothers whose postpartum bodies aren’t so smooth and glistening. Photographer Jade Beall was one of them and she decided to post a picture of her un-retouched body, holding her infant son, on her Facebook page. The photo went viral and soon other women were asking Beall to photograph their bodies too. Hearing their stories inspired Beall to set out to show the world that being yourself is the most beautiful thing you can be. [Read more…]
Wondering how you’re going to keep your kids from uttering those utterly painful words “I’m bored” over the holiday break? Fret no more, handimania has come up with a tutorial that will keep them busy and they could even become DIY gifts for the kids to give everyone in your family. This awesome optical illusion looks difficult, but it’s quite simple, as you can see in the video below. Kids will love turning their hand into a 3D marvel and you will love not hearing them whine. It’s a win-win situation. [Read more…]
Although the piano wasn’t born this way, Lady Gaga’s lead keyboardist, Brockett Parsons had to have something just as unconventional as the shows he was performing in. With a team of “mad scientists” his vision of a circular keyboard that surrounds him was made a reality. The team consisted of Chuck Johnson- point man who gathered the team, Dave Starkey- the electronic man of QRS Systems, and Richard Fell- the piano pro who made it real. His round keyboard, which he lovingly nicknamed the “Brockettship” made it’s debut in Seoul, South Korea for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way 2012-2013 tour. With a mission to “re-imagine the world of keyboard performance and deliver ground breaking, performance grade keyboard creations” the PianoArc was born. [Read more…]
While yoga classes in the US generally tend to have a high female to male ratio, there are increasingly more men embracing the practice. While there are some men there for the view of the women in Lululemon spandex, there are also true yogis who embody the warrior nature of the practice. With warm, open hearts and defined, masculine exteriors, these men are a source of inspiration. Photographer Amy Goalen has artistically captured these warriors in various poses to highlight and celebrate their strength. 15 of her photos make up the Yoga Men 2015 Calendar which would be the perfect holiday gift for your favorite yogi. [Read more…]
Inspired by coral, pinecones, and flowers, Nuala O’Donovan is fascinated with irregular/fractal patterns in nature. The Irish artist has found a way to mimic the fractal phenomena that create some of the most gorgeous sights in the natural world. She creates a pattern of which each element is individually made and slowly builds a form, that can take weeks or months. The final porcelain piece is so intricately beautiful and fascinating that it’s hard to believe it was made by human hands. [Read more…]
French photographer Sacha Goldberg doesn’t take himself too seriously and we love it! With a review from his mother that states “he is certainly the best photographer of his neighborhood” in his about section, his exaggerated humility is endearing. Goldberg became an internet sensation with his superhero grandmother photo series and is back again with an equally funny concept. He transformed superheroes, princesses, and the cast of Star Wars into portraits you might see on the wall of a castle and it’s pretty amazing. [Read more…]
In today’s increasingly gluten free world, bread is getting a bad rap. But whether or not you can tolerate gluten, you can allow these bread lamps to illuminate your home. Japanese designer and foodie, Yukiko Morita has created lamps out of real loaves of bread. Aside from the basic flour, salt, and yeast, her loaves also have an LED light and batteries inside.
The 27 year old artist calls her line Pampshade which combines the Japanese word for bread (Pan) with lamp shade. She got the idea for Pampshade lights when she was working at a small bakery in Kyoto and noticed the way sunlight shone through a hollowed out French baguette. After trial and error with over 300 prototypes using the leftovers from the bakery each day, she discovered that hollowing out the bread and drying the shell in the oven gives the best results. She coats the baked shell in resin and inserts the light bulb. [Read more…]
Beginning with a little thumbnail and gradually expanding his illustration as his creativity flowed, LA-Based artist Chris Eaton, also known as Timber!, created an incredibly detailed bar scene. 5 versions and 400 hours later, he turned his creation into a print and made some t-shirts for himself and his friends. He and his friends got compliments everywhere they went and more people wanted a print of the design. In 2006, Timber! collaborated with Element brand skateboard company to share his vision with an even larger audience. The characters and themes from the image have been turned into graphic tees, skateboards, and more, but recently the characters have inspired a new clothing line for Element. [Read more…]
Ramon Bruin’s 3D Anamorphic Illustrations Just Got Even More Extravagant With Multi Layered Illusions
Since we last covered his work, Ramon Bruin has been adding even more complexity to his illustration repertoire. He calls his anamorphic drawing/ photography combo “Optical Illusionism” and has added “Multi Layered Illusions” to his specialties. Using multiple sheets of paper he creates images that look like stacked towers when viewed from just the right angle. His drawings are done mostly in graphite pencil with an occasional colored pencil, ink, or acrylic to add a splash of color. [Read more…]
Most of us have found ourselves doodling at some time or another, but very few of us could fill a pocket sketchbook the way Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes has. His incredibly detailed illustrations give us a peek into his brilliant imagination. Each doodle looks amazing from afar, but the closer you get, the more the playful details are revealed. Using just a black ink pen on white paper, he creates intricate imaginary worlds. The 23 year old artist left his job as a graphic designer to freelance his creative talents.