Two decades ago, when I first saw several images taken by a then unknown artist David LaChapelle (he was more of an artist than a photographer), I felt like being hit on the head with a mallet. I’ve recently felt the same way seeing some images and a video taken by Clayton James Cubitt a.k.a. Siege. And his mallet is maybe even bigger…
Here is the profile of an extremely talented artist in Brooklyn.
The artist’s website
A new chair designed by Tokujin Yoshioka (吉岡徳仁) for Italian brand Moroso
The designer’s website
Watching American TV commercials is usually like flipping through Vogue US which is a lot less interesting than Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia or Vogue Japon. This new commercial by Ford, however, is quite different.
OK, it’s actually made by Ford of Canada.
Just take a look at this.
Here’s the artist.
Related link: Design and the Elastic Mind
These guys are awesome. This is Americans at their best. They are not trying to be sophisticated or stylish. Like Pollock, Serra and Gehry, they are cowboys with amazingly creative minds. Look at their… office? shop? studio? It’s even more glorious than the shack that Frank Gehry had some 20 years ago. It’s the kind of place where starving artists smoke some weed together (and work, of course). By the way, these two guys, Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, are architects.
This unconventional house designed by Hiroshi Nakamura, a young architect based in Tokyo, has a wall in the living room which has been pushed outside creating a big ‘bump’ in the facade of the house Continue Reading
The world’s first 40 feet underwater hotel is set to open early 2009. The 24 suites and luxury apartments will be set up on Fiji.
Poseidon Undersea Resort
The much anticipated exhibition organized by Chanel in an unusual museum designed by Zaha Hadid opens in Hong Kong today. Visit the website, it’s simply awesome.
Related Links: Hong Kong Hustle | Chanel Mobile Art
On the evening of Valentine’s Day, over $40 million was raised to fight AIDS in Africa at a historic auction in New York — the most significant charity auction of Contemporary Art ever. The winner of the evening was Damien Hirst who donated seven pieces to the auction. Most of his pieces skyrocketed through the evening, including a massive stainless steel cabinet filled with drugs to treat HIV going for an astounding $7,150,000.
We’re in the middle of a full-blown recession, the rich are getting richer with plenty of money to spend, and the rest of us are now all in the poor class. It’s good to see big fat wallets being used in style for tax-deductible purchases.
Related article at NME.COM
A brilliant ad campaign in Mumbai, India. I can see similar ads appearing on the escalators of the shopping malls in the US.