Saturday, 30 June 2012

Edible Vistas by Eszter Burghardt


Eszter Burghardt has fooled us again, but this time using edible goodness. Her mountainous landscapes and rockscapes are captured beautifully and created using chocolate and sugar. 

I think they look absolutely phenomenal - check out her 'Wolly Sagas' collection!

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Friday, 29 June 2012

Wooly Sagas by Eszter Burghardt

 

Whilst these images may look like they've been captured on the volcanic island of Iceland, they are in fact made out of wool. Eszter Burghardt creates these organic landscapes using wool, shines a light through to create the desired effects and captures them through photography.

I have to admit I was fooled by the images to begin with as they are so realistic. I think this is so original that I have never seen anything like it before and definitely love her style of work~ so creative! 

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Organic Memory of the Future by J D Doria


Israeli artist J D Doria creates fantastic images which explore a futuristic approach through organic and human forms.


"Through this body of works I stumbled upon a new creative state, in which, as an artist, I am progressively ‘knowmading’ between languages, mediums and technologies; between matter and information, between my hands and technology.

I began with a series of small works on paper searching for the painting mode in which metamorphose entices intimacy. I found it in the organic chemistry between color and matter.

And though the labor of painting had a point of end, the creative process endures, and expands through high-resolution technologies of scanning, magnifying and digital printing.

With these technologies I explored the transmigration of the alien unto the intimate, looking for the frequency and forms that turn the unknown of the future to an organ of humanness. I delved into it till the emerging images coagulated into a new ‘biosphere’, an organic memory of the future." Doria


The work is truly beautiful and intricate; the shapes and colours that are produced form a wondrous composition 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Jane by Design Season 1 Episode 14 (The Second Chance) Recap

Since Jane's mum Kate is back, she has been trying to make amends to Ben and Jane. At work, Jane forces Jeremy to tell Gray or she will, and he flees with all of their designs for the Harrods collection.


Jane asks India for her help to recreate the designs and they work together well as a team. 

'Epic' Film Trailer Preview

Despite the horrendous movie title, 'Epic' actually looks quite good.


Starring Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis, Beyonce and even Pitbull, the film tells of a girl who enters a secret world within a deep forest where there is a battle between good and evil. 


Aided by a beautiful song, the trailer to 'Epic' looks beautiful and imaginative and immediately reminds me of 'The Secret World of Arrietty'. 


The film will be out May 2013. Check out the trailer below:



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'Arbitrage' Film Trailer Preview

Starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, 'Arbitrage' premiered at the Sundance Festival earlier this year.



The film tells of a hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire before his fraud is revealed and also after a dramatic indicent, not only is his money at risk, but also the relationship with his family.

The film will be out late 2012 or maybe even 2013. Check out the trailer on itunes.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Atreo by Crilo Architecture

 

The concept building 'Atreo' by Crilo Architecture is a beautiful tower consisting of a fractured facade with pockets of glass revealing the interior and an underground infrastructure. The drawings here are stunning and are almost abstract pieces of art.

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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Patrick Laumond


Patrick Laumond's intriguing sculptural works encapture many themes such as that of the universe, psychological human thinking, perception, religion and much more, which can be summed up perfectly by the artist himself:

“My search is about how to express a model of the whole universe in a comprehensive body of work. I explored the notion of the void, creating works that generate a multidimensional space and seem to destabilize our assumptions about the world and express dualities such as reality and illusion, solidity and intangibility, certainty and uncertainty…
How to shape questioning, doubts, assumptions and human condition?
In this conceptualization it appears I can express any form of representation or thoughts in a paradigm of unity.” Laumond

The sculptures are visually striking and I feel they reflect his ideas very well as they are thought provoking and dynamic.

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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion PC Game Review

OK so I've always wanted to play Oblivion but never got round to it and then when Skyrim came out and it was all the rage, I thought, it's the perfect time to play it, and wow was it a stunning game.



So where do I begin? The game itself is so vast and so diverse that you are immediately immersed into the world of Cyrodil, Tamriel, whether you follow the game's linear plot line or go off honing skills, completing side quests or even just do whatever you like!





The game starts in the Imperial City Prison, where you are held captive. The Emperor sees something special in you and entrusts you with the Amulet of Kings just as he is assassinated. Your quest is to find the heir to the throne and close the gates of Oblivion which have begun springing up all over Tamriel, in order to defeat the forces of darkness. 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Anna Karenina Film Trailer Preview

The trailer to Joe Wright's upcoming film 'Anna Karenina' has been released. 


Starring Keira Knightley as the titular character, the trailer is beautiful and the shots of Keira are stunning. This is yet another one of those very strong award season films and I can't wait to see it. 'Anna Karenina' is about a tragic love affair~ which reminds me a lot 'The Duchess'.


The film will be released in September! Check out the stunning trailer below:

Portrait Specimens by Michael Mapes


Michael Mapes creates intriguing portraiture and photography through a scientific and at times regimental way. By compartmentalising and treating his images as specimens, the method of showcasing his work is also quite clinical. 

I love this type of work and the fragmentation/distortion reminds me of when I would use to cut up magazines and make crazy collages from the different facial parts. I think it's fantastic. It also reminds me of the work of David Adey, who works in a similar manner.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Jane By Design Season 1 Episode 13 (The Surprise) Recap

It's Jane's birthday and Ben plans a surprise party for her but pretends he forgot, as does Billy who lies about her present, saying it's for his new friend Zoe. At work, Jane suspects she is getting fired as Birdie presents her file to Gray, telling her Jane has been lying about something.


India pressures Jeremy into helping her and continues to blackmail him. Eli takes Jane out and when she returns everyone jumps out to surprise her! Gray confronts Jane about lying about her age of 23 and saying that her drivers license says 25. Phew!

Monsters University Film Trailer Preview

One of the favourite Disney Pixar films Monsters Inc is getting a prequel. Titled Monsters University, the film tells of Mike and Sulley before they were scary (not that they really were that scary after) and their university experience.


Whilst I never got why Monsters Inc was so amazing (maybe I need to give it another go), this first trailer is pretty funny and I have every faith in Pixar to create yet another wonderful film :)

The film will be released Summer 2013 and this teaser is pretty early promo, given their 2012 Summer original release 'Brave' is still yet to come out- I guess building the hype for next year. Check out the trailer below:

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Aeriel by Baptiste Debombourg

 

Aerial is a site specific installation at the Abbey Brauweiler in Germany. Created using feuilleté glass, wood, nails and white painting, it appears as if a giant glass wave has crashed into the building and froze. 

The piece is delicate, and looks absolutely beautiful, especially the attention to detail of wave motion and the fluidity of the sculpture.

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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Time Lapse Cutaway Portraits by Nerhol

 

Artist duo Nerhol created these intriguing portraits by filming the subject over a three minute period and cutting away at it layer by layer to reveal the subtle changes of movement the subject undergoes during that time opposed to the traditional method of cutting away at one still image and shifting the position.

The results are dynamic and interesting, reminding me of the works of Lucas Simoes.

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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hannah Jones by Daria Skripka & Daniel Stover


Shot by Daria Skripka & Daniel Stover, Hannah Jones, one of my favourites from ANTM Cycle 16 looks absolutely stunning and super dynamic. The shoot has a superb narrative, called 'repressed nature' and is about “A story of getting in touch with nature, physical or metaphysical, within the confines of society’s concrete walls.”

The styling is impeccable and the photography is beautiful. This is the editorial style that I love seeing Hannah do and hope to see more of her in this type of modelling.

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Jane Randall by Farnaz K


Jane Randall has been featured in Farnaz K Studio's fashion photography. In a series of romantic shots, they really tell a story and Jane is looking gorgeous as ever. 

Since her spread with VOGUE ITALIA, Jane has also landed Bloomingdales. keep it up Jane :)

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Friday, 15 June 2012

Light LED Installations by Bruce Munro


British designer and artist Bruce Munro's first non UK project features 8 magnificent installations in Longwood Gardens. The organic light installations mirror life forms and flora, enhancing and stimulating the visual landscape; 'Forest of light', 'Waterlilies', 'Candlelight' and 'Light Shower' are just some of their names.

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'Prometheus' Film Review

I wasn't that psyched about the movie until I found out it was an ALIEN reboot/prequel and thought it was a great idea; and along with the great cast, was sure to be spectacular but did it live up to the hype?

~~~THOUGHTS ON PLOT~~~
Puzzled by cave paintings and relics found on Earth pointing to outer space, scientists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall Green) are funded to journey into outer space to look for life, or 'engineers', as the two believed Humans were 'designed' by them.


Funded by Peter (Guy Pearce), head of the Weyland Company, he seeks to find these 'engineers' in order to save him from his old age, with his created robot David, (Michael Fassbender) at his side whilst his daughter Meredith (Charlize Theron) disagrees with his agenda but is keeping a close eye.


When the Prometheus lands on the desired planet, the team soon discover things are not what they seem and with their team dying one by one, that the answers they were looking for were not what they expected.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Allison Harvard by DMP Studio


OK this shoot gave me the chills- it was so perfect I cannot express my delight about it. The animalistic/editorial style is perfectly suited to Allison and the fashion is insanely gorgeous. This is one of her best shoots EVER and I love so many of these photos for their artistic quality as well.

I thought her editorial for Michael Cinco's 'Impalpable' was mesmerising- this shoot is on a whole new level. :D

Shot by David Phelps and styled by Judson Harmon and Nathaniel Visneaskus (the styling is phenomenal)!!

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MyZeil Shopping Mall by Studio Fuksas


The glass facade to the MyZeil Shopping mall in Frankfurt by Studio Fuksas is truly stunning. Inspired by topology and geography, the facade warps into the structure and continues as a 'flowing river' creating dynamic spaces within. 

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Jane by Design Season 1 Episode 12 (The Celebrity) Recap

With India's return as Harrod's style director (is that her job title?) and Donovan Decker's upcoming collaboration with the brand, the team are put under immense pressure to please India, who does not hold back on her critique. 


Despite India sabotaging their latest designs for Aiden Redmond, a celebrity face for the brand, Eli saves the day with one of his 'side projects', impressing Aiden and Jane. As they go out to celebrate, Jane is snapped by the paparazzi with Aiden and gets swept up in the world of celebrity. LOL at the Scarlett reference :P

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

'The Next Three Days' Film Review

Thinking this would be a tense thriller from the synopsis, I decided to give this a go despite not really knowing what it was about and having not seen the trailer, I was a bit disappointed.


~~~THOUGHTS ON PLOT~~~
Upon being accused for murder of her boss, Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is sent to jail, breaking up her perfect family. With all the evidence pointing to her committing the crime, her husband John (Russell Crowe) still believes in her innocence and fights to have her released.

But when all things fail, he decides to break her out of jail in order to reunite their family and takes justice into his own hands, with life changing consequences.

LEGO 'Inception' by VFX

VFX Students have created a short film recreating iconic scenes from the Oscar winning film directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception, using LEGO.

Featuring 1000 hours of work, the film also showcases some shooting errors such as the camera men in the mirror scene as well as the collapsing Lego man on the paradox stair. 


A beautiful and detailed project and again, reveals the diversity and beauty of LEGO products :D

Check out the short film below:

LEGO 'INCEPTION' from VFX on Vimeo.

Monday, 11 June 2012

My Visit to the Serpentine Pavilion 2012



I went to see the Serpentine Pavilion today- the weather was horrendous and the man 'guarding' the pavilion was so uptight urgh ruined the experience. I really liked the dynamic descent into the seated area- so many subtle level changes of carved cork and the seats were really cool too :)

Covering this was a roof of water supported by twelve columns, each one representing a past pavilion. I would love for this to overflow into the cork area like a big fountain :P

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