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Andrew B. Myers05. March 2014
These interesting photos are by Toronto-based photographer Andrew B. Myers. I came across them on this site and I really like his simple yet quirky compositions and his pastel and sometimes bright poppy colour combos. I find his photos fun and different and in no need of a deep insightful explanation, they’re just cool to look at and appreciate.
Warren Kirk25. February 2014
This morning I got a mil from and Andrew telling me about the work of Warren Kirk, he reckoned I would like it seeing as I like Stephen Shore. Andrew, you were not wrong. This type of documentative photography is one of my favourite styles. I myself love taking photos just like these, I used to take a hell of a lot back in the day when my camera used to be pretty much attached to my hand, my iphone has kind of changed that, which I’m pretty bummed about.
Anyway check out the work of Warren Kirk who calls himself a ‘Westographer’, he’s really good and he has shot a lot. Below is just a selection I made, the rest can be seen on his flickr account.
- As Warren Kirk shoots and shoots Melbourne’s western suburbs his Westographer work forms in to loose and low-key typologies. Concrete lawn animals, vintage cars parked in front of houses of matching eras, distinct periods of acquirement followed by stasis, the clumsy signage of small home businesses, topiary, cars cloaked in silvery covers, people posing at their fences and in their kitchens, dated yet carefully maintained interiors, boarded up shops and faded hand-painted signs. This is not a taxonomy of nostalgia so much as time travel at normal pace; the new evolved to vintage in-situ.
Split view mountain lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter24. February 2014
Look at this beautiful wood clad mountain lodge designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. Wood, glass, open spaces, views for days and all beautifully designed into something that would catch your eye a mile away. Imagine driving to this little getaway whenever the fancy took you, I think I would drive there and never drive back.
- The holiday home is located near the village Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Ski resorts are abundant around the lodge, with a freestyle terrain park right next to the site. Out of winter season, the mountains provide excellent hiking opportunities as well as other sporting activities.
On the same site I found this small prefabricated holiday home called a MINIMOD that looks like a fancy storage container. It has everything that you need all nicely compacted into a small well designed space. I think they should slap some wheels onto these and they should replace caravans. Yes!
Magical house with a magical front yard.19. February 2014
Love this magical home of Mark and Louella Tuckey on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It’s so bright and light and jam packed full of such magical treasures. And they have such an amazing view from their front gate. I’m not going to lie, a pang of jealously ran through me when looking at this place.
Source – Design Files
Alex Roulette18. February 2014
These are the paintings of Alex Roulette. They are so beautiful and so well executed, I wish I could see them all hanging up in one room together. Each piece makes me feel like the person/people in it are the only ones left on this earth and they only have each other or themselves to rely on. The muted tones and then flashes of bright colours that he uses makes each piece as eye catching as the next.
Damn this world is so full of amazing people, like Alex, like Lorraine, like a who knows how many more. Makes me a bit sad that I’ll never get to see them all, but it makes me damn happy when I come across people like this. Alex, I’ve just discovered your work, but I’m already a huge fan.
- Through painting, I depict fictional and occasionally fantastic scenes that explore the blurred sense of time and place within memories. The dreamlike landscapes incorporate familiar elements of suburban life that both stylistically and symbolically represent a quasi-nostalgic ordinariness. The isolation and dislocation of cars, houses, and figures, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams in which certain details fall into place while others fade away into the unconscious.
I begin each new work by gathering a large collection of source material. I meticulously photograph environments and collect found images such as vintage postcards. In constructing the painting, I use combinations of these reference images, to fabricate an open-ended narrative with the emotion of a memory. Drawing collages of image fragments onto panels before painting them in oil. The resulting paintings are both realistic and subtly uncanny, recalling some idealized vacation and a deeply personal longing for past experiences.
Modern Hieroglyphics – Mike Giant17. February 2014
This is the work of Los Angeles based artist Mike Grant. This series is called Modern Hieroglyphics, all the illustrations are hand done and sold out, which is not cool, would of loved to get my hands on one. I think it’s so awesome how he’s signed each print with a signature and fingerprint. I found Mike via my friend Daniel Ting Chong, who by the way is another damn talented artist – check him out. These remind me a bit of the Russian Tattoo book I bought a while back…
- Los Angeles based Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant’s specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style – inspired by Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration – is unmistakable. Mike Giant has worked in media covering, graffiti, design, fine art, photography and tattooing, making him one of the most celebrated and versatile artists of his generation. He has shown in galleries around the world.
I started to look at modern tattoo designs as well as corporate and band logos as “modern hieroglyphics”. I thought a lot about how the symbols of our time would be objectively translated by future generations. And instead of trying to explain it, I made drawings to codify the symbolic language of our time for future observers to translate for themselves. -Mike Giant