Hong Kong is a city of many towers, so much so that often it can be hard to see the sky as the massive buildings consume much of it. Photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze decided to create a series of photographs capturing the many buildings from the perspective of a small human looking up. [Read more...]
If you gave 100 artists the same square canvas’ and told them to paint them, what you got back would be a lot of square paintings. In a similar way, British design studio Lazerian is doing the same thing… only they are doing it with paper dogs. Nicknamed “Gerald” their pointer like pup has been passed around to artists world-wide (with a head nod to the now classic CowParade), creating a pack of colorful and creative dogs for people to collect and assemble themselves. [Read more...]
Well known for his eye-opening book Material World: A Global Family Portrait where he asked an average family in 30 locations to empty out their homes to show their possessions, Peter Menzel came up with another brilliant book idea. Teaming up with his wife Faith D’Aluisio, the duo got to spend time with 30 families around the world and analyze their weekly groceries for Hungry Planet: What the World Eats in a Week. In the book they describe the weekly food purchases and costs, showing photographs of the family at home, at the market, in their community, and these portraits of the entire family surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries. [Read more...]
It’s perhaps the very best and ethical way you could place an animal bust on your wall – Korean artist Yong Ho Ji uses recycled tires from all sorts of vehicles to create these incredibly dynamic sculptures. The shape of his medium is what leads to the sinuous curves of each piece, while the knobby textures and coal black hue give them both a beautiful and sinister countenance. [Read more...]
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Om! Whether you’re looking for a fountain of youth, more flexibility, strength, or a balanced mind, yoga can help. It’s no wonder that yoga studios are popping up all over the US. In the past four years, the number of Americans practicing yoga has gone up by nearly 30%, with 8.7% of adults involved in a yoga practice. (HuffPost) Whether you prefer sweating it out in a 105 degree room for Bikram yoga, energizing yourself with other yogis in a class, popping in a video for home practice, or creating your own routine, give it a shot. I can’t remember where I heard this quote, but I love it, “Saying you’re not flexible enough to do yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath.” Most people who do yoga have gotten to be as flexible as they are because they do yoga. We searched Instagram for this collection of strong, proud yogis to inspire everyone to give yoga a try. [Read more...]
Unless you’re an entomologist, there’s a pretty good chance you’re not a huge fan of insects. From biting flies to stinging wasps, the smaller creatures of our world can certainly be a nuisance… but that’s ignoring the fascinating beauty they also have in their very nature. Manchester-based designer and illustrator Si Scott has certainly evoked the beauty of the insect world with the recent illustrations from his Airborn series. Just look at those incredible segmented bodies and near geometric wings! [Read more...]