Monday, April 27, 2009

R.I.P. Bea Arthur



The Golden Girls... they just don't make 'em like they used to.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

WANT IT!



For their Spring 2009 marketing campaign, Saks Fifth Avenue has collaborated with iconic designer Shepard Fairey to create a series of stylish shopping bags. Clearly inspired by Russian graphic design and the propaganda spirit of Constructivist art, these bags are a homage to Rodchenko along with the other founders of Constructivism.

Once again, props to creativity in everyday products.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!!!

Image: Mother Earth by Xx-RA-xX

Celebrate our earth through art with DeviantART!

Earth Day is an annual event for people around the world to celebrate the earth and renew commitments to building a safer, healthier and cleaner world for everyone. The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, and over the years has grown into a major event which is celebrated simultaneously around the globe by more than half a billion people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities.

In celebrating Earth Day 2009 at deviantART, we have chosen to support
The Nature Conservancy, the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Working in more than 30 countries including the United States, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5000 rivers worldwide, operating in more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.


With over 9 million artists, deviantART is the largest online art community in the world. We’re delighted to present a showcase of environmentally themed works from artists who have been deviously creative in an attempt to raise awareness of environmental issues in the world today.

In support of Earth Day, deviantART will donate 10% of all prints sales from our StoreThe Nature Conservancy. We invite you to support this cause as well as supporting your favorite artists.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Let Your Dreams Fly!

This Saturday, I'm looking forward to attending the Jessica Moorhead Foundation for Hope "Let Your Dreams Fly" Kite Festival. The Festival runs from 10am-5pm at Austintown Park, 6000 Kirk Road. The cost to attend is $5 per car load and all proceeds benefit pediatric cancer patients in our community.

The Kite Festival Features:
• A 100 Foot Long Octopus Kite
• Professional Kites/Events
• Rok Battles, Stunt Kites, Running of the Bowls
• A Kite Workshop Where You Can Make Your Own Kite
• American Idol Contest
• Face Painters, Clowns, Henna Tattoos
• Life Size Candyland Game
• Bounce A Round Games
• Pony Rides
• Food Vendors and much much more!!

For more information visit www.jessicafoundationforhope.org.

Image: Kite Dream by nosurp

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Teeth

I just watched one of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen. Teeth.
Very well done. I still feel a little sick to my stomach...



Teeth was directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein, son of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Beautiful Boy

I just finished reading Beautiful Boy by David Sheff this morning. Truly an amazing book. It's the story of a father dealing with his sons addition to drugs, mainly meth. It's sad. Painful and frustrating to read at certain points. But worth the time due to the fact that we have all know someone with addition problems at some point in our lives.

Synopsis from Dave Callanan:
From as early as grade school, the world seemed to be on Nic Sheff's string. Bright and athletic, he excelled in any setting and appeared destined for greatness. Yet as childhood exuberance faded into teenage angst, the precocious boy found himself going down a much different path. Seduced by the illicit world of drugs and alcohol, he quickly found himself caught in the clutches of addiction. Beautiful Boy is Nic's story, but from the perspective of his father, David. Achingly honest, it chronicles the betrayal, pain, and terrifying question marks that haunt the loved ones of an addict. Many respond to addiction with a painful oath of silence, but David Sheff opens up personal wounds to reinforce that it is a disease, and must be treated as such. Most importantly, his journey provides those in similar situations with a commodity that they can never lose: hope

I also just discovered that Nic Sheff has written a book called Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines. I think it might be interesting to read both books, this way you get the parent's and child's perspective. Nevertheless, it's a good sign that he has remained sober enough to not only write a memoir but also have it published.

Monday, April 13, 2009

SJ Vitsky


Sally Jo Vitsky's illustrations can be interpreted a form of paper sculpture. The cut paper medium creates a dimensional effect that forms natural shadows. I love the monochromatic effect mixed with a bright pop of color.

I bet she makes a mean scrapbook.

Click here to watch as she create paper illustrations of the four seasons.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

House of Cards

In Radiohead's Video for "House of Cards" no cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.

Thom Yorke's vocals in this song are so haunting...



How the video was made:


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sigh...

If this was mine it would say "I'm trying to eat away the part of the day that I cannot drink or sleep away".

My ass concurs.

Pretty soon I'm gonna need one of these scales...

Yellow Wedges :)

Not bad for Keds. I love the yellow!

The black shoe reminds me of my grandma Sudzina. She used to wear those crappy canvas shoes that you buy at some po-dunk store like the Dollar General. I think they were called Grasshoppers. I guess Grandma Sudz was a fashionista after all! Who knew??

P.S. Surprisingly yellow, not violet, is my favorite color.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Every picture tells a story…

Or in this case, part of the story of Romeo & Juliet.

This spread, by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, ran in the December 08 issue of Vogue. The stunning images feature model Coco Rocha as Juliet and ballet dancer Roberto Bolle as Romeo.





Her beauty makes this vault a feasting presence full of light.
-William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet. ACT V Scene 3.

BTW, Coco Rocha became a redhead a few months ago and I have to say it looks absolutely beautiful. It really suits her.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

WTWTA Part 2



Where the Wild Things Are trailer, directed by Spike Jonze.

OMG... I'm giddy