Set Design: Portraits made from household objects from Blommers / Schumm

Midas-touch Dutch duo Blommers / Schumm have been making the world look cooler for years. Their brilliant photoshoots and set design for the trendiest magazines are so consistently excellent that we barely even have to look at one of their projects before we whack it on It’s Nice That. This one, though, is by far my favourite. For a show in Amsterdam the duo paired up with Erwin Olaf and Petra Stavast to create Renaissance portraits out of household objects. So simple but meticulously done. Watch a making-of animation on their site to see the projects in their full glory.

via Its Nice That : Set Design: Portraits made from household objects from Blommers / Schumm.

Fear in a field


via RoosBros. Fear in a field.

Fear expanded – 2012 is an artwork by Ryan Everson in collaboration with Jason Garcia.  The further away  you go, the more the big mirror clad letters are merging into the landscape.

saudi arabia bir hima petroglyphs | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

The pre-Islamic rock art of Arabia at Bir Hima, carved into the eastern foothills of the Asir Mountains, is one of the most important rock art sites in Saudi Arabia. Most of what youll see dates from around 5500 BC, athough there are more recent examples scattered around.

via saudi arabia bir hima petroglyphs | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Edwin Deen’s Multi-Colored Sprinkler Paints On-demand Rainbows


Photo © Edwin Deen, Niels Post, Ampelhaus

Using some color pigment, an electric tap, a few meters of hose and a plain garden sprinkler, Deen transformed a simple garden sprinkler into a smile-inducing artistic device. I have the sudden urge to put on a white painter’s uniform and start prancing through this thing. The rainbow sprinkler will be on display at BARRY at the W in Amsterdam starting August 30th. All images courtesy the artist. And if you like this, also check out the Robo Rainbow. (via my amp goes to 11)

A Multi-Colored Sprinkler Paints On-demand Rainbows | Colossal.

Fold unfold tablecloth by Margrethe Odgaard

Ironing the fold marks is all too common just before the guests arrive. Here they are emphasized with bold colouring.

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1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong-Hwa







Doors was an enormous 10-story public art installation made from 1,000 reused doors by South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa. From what I can tell it appears the piece was installed somewhere in Seoul in 2009. Choi discusses his process over on the Creators Project where he talks about becoming a public installation artist because he was unable to draw or paint, but would instead spend much of his time walking around the city discovering interesting trash and discarded objects and photographing it. (via ju est fou)

via 1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong-Hwa | Colossal.

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret | Colossal













A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret | Colossal.

Aleksandra Domanović: 19:30 Stacks







19:30 Stacks is a new series of sculptures by Aleksandra Domanović. They’re actually stacks of A4 and A3 paper with parts of photos printed on their side. To create this effect, Aleksandra made huge PDF files which she printed with an inkjet printer set to “border-less printing”. You can actually print one yourself: download this 5555 A4 pages PDF, print it out, place 1500 empty pages on top and 1500 at the bottom of the printed stack. Voila, you have one of the stacks.


19:30 Stacks – today and tomorrow.

Démos de tous les jours – Mathieu Tremblin

Fruits Skewer

2011, Nijmegen (NL)
Anti-vandalism furniture, fruits, 0,5 x 0,5 m

Rock’n Gum

2010, Rennes (FR)
Chewing gum sticker, tattoo pattern, 30 x 30 cm



Simple stuff to be happy about (Spontaneous City – London Fieldworks)

Duncan Terrace Gardens
Islington, London, N1
19 July, 2010 ongoing

Cremorne Gardens
Chelsea, London, SW10
19 July, 2010 ongoing

London Fieldworks’ Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven is a sculptural installation drawing on the ecology and biodiversity of two sites on opposite sides of London: Duncan Terrace Gardens in the East and Cremorne Gardens in the West. The installations are constructed from several hundred bespoke bird boxes mounted in two trees of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) and reflect the forms of the surrounding architecture; a combination of Georgian town houses, and 60’s social housing around Duncan Terrace Gardens, and the World’s End Estate adjacent to Cremorne Gardens. Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven has developed out of a recent London Fieldworks project, Super Kingdom, commissioned by Stour Valley Arts for Kings Wood in Kent, where ‘show homes’ for animals were constructed based on the architecture of despot’s palaces.

“As an added layer of biodiversity speak, there’s irony in the title of the “Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven” project. The “tree of heaven” or Ailanthus altissima, a deciduous tree native to both northeast and central China and Taiwan, is actually a tree species of much botanical interest in London, and elsewhere in England generally. Essentially, a lot of people are quite concerned that this ornamental turn invasive species is poised to rocket in numbers. It’s one of the fastest growing trees around, it’s allelopathic (meaning it produces a chemical that inhibits the growth or other plants), and its seed production capabilities are almost unmatched”. David Ng

The installations have been commissioned for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Islington Council by up projects as part of their Secret Garden Project ; a new programme of artists commissions and events for secret gardens, lesser known green spaces, and urban corners across London. They will be in situ for three years.

Simple stuff to be happy about (Spontaneous City – London Fieldworks).

EVOL, Huge Buildings Mural, Paris

EVOL did this 13 meter X 3.5 meter wall for Point Ephémère, an exhibition in Paris.

via EVOL, Huge ‘Buildings’ Mural, Paris – unurth | street art.

Giant penis crop-circle mysteriously erected at Eiffel Tower in Paris

Holy dueling Gallic phallic symbols, Batman! French journalist Aude Baron tells Boing Boing,

On Friday, if you were going to the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, you could see a giant penis! It was drawn into the snow covering the grass. A Dutch tourist took a picture and posted it on Twitter. Amazing view! But what if it was a PhotoShop? To be sure, I called the store which is a the first floor of the Tour Eiffel, and I was confirmed the masterpiece was still here, making everyone laugh. Unfortunately the garden department of Paris city hall told me they would soon rake it up.

Giant penis crop-circle mysteriously erected at Eiffel Tower in Paris – Boing Boing.

Full story here in Lepost.fr. The original picture is here

Michael Sirianni :: Slow Burn

Michael Sirianni :: Slow Burn.

Dead Drops Preview – today and tomorrow

This a preview of “Dead Drops“, a project by Aram Bartholl which he started off during his ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC. It is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. Aram “injected” 5 USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody. You are invited to go to these places to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. I guess the most prominent location is right next to the New Museum, the other 4 locations are listed on Aram’s website.

via Dead Drops Preview – today and tomorrow.

A North Korean anniversary and debut – The Big Picture – Boston.com

A North Korean anniversary and debut – The Big Picture – Boston.com.

Constellation, Chu Yun

The ‘Constellation’ installation was created by artist Chu Yun. Seen at Venice Bienale 2009.

via « NextNature.net.

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Igor Eskinja: Project for unsuccessful gathering, 2009

Project for unsuccessful gathering, 2009 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.


Ranking your website in search engine (SEO) is like gardenning – it wont happen overnight! A nice image sent by Kajsa after my explanations and analogy on websites, plants and gardenning.

via analogies | Jerome Rigaud.

Bodies in Urban Spaces – Photo Journal – WSJ

Performers form a “human sculpture” on Sunday during a piece entitled “Bodies in Urban Spaces” by choreographer Willi Dorner. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)

Bodies in Urban Spaces – Photo Journal – WSJ.

7 Aug 2010, 10:24pm
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The Trap of Goddess – Miyake Genro

The Trap of Goddess – Miyake Genro


Bunker, Odessa

kinza2 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Apparently  this is an “old bunker for the overload of mineral fertilizers,” in Odessa, Ukraine

Hello, world! by Bernd Hopfengaertner

Hello, world! is a real installation for the virtual globe of the software Google
Earth. A Semacode measuring 160×160 metres was mown into a wheat field near the town of Ilmenau in the Land Thuringia. The code consists of 18×18 bright and dark squares producing decoded the phrase “Hello, world!”. The ambition was to have an areal view of the code integrated in Google Earths’ regular database. The project was realised in May 2006 and photographs were taken of it during a picture flight in the following month.


All available sizes | dorfcode.jpg | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Folded Paper – Simon Schubert

’ve just rediscovered the amazing paper art by

. It’s not really clear if he really folds the paper or if he rubs the lines into the paper. Anyway, amazing work!
Some of these pieces are more abstract than his previous work.

via Folded Paper – today and tomorrow.

Linda Florence

Linda Florence, 'a-n magazine September 2009'.

‘Linda Florence, ‘a-n magazine September 2009’