It’s a Bowie Birthday
The man from Mars is 66 today, celebrating with a new single preceding his first cd release in ten years come March. And a video directed by artist, Tony Oursler starring David and a silent Bjork. All of this is to coincide with what is sure to be one of the most talked about museum exhibits of 2013.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is building a massive retrospective of Bowie’s career, stitching together his ground breaking costumes, music, photography, set designs, films and more.
The exhibit will run 23 March – 28 July 2013; and the V&A will run curator talks during that time to accompany the exhibit. Never a better reason to head over to Londontown.
*Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita
© Sukita The David Bowie Archive 2012
The “Candelier” I make for Jellio has just over 3000 hand cast acrylic GummiBears. At 18” diameter, it creates quite a focal point in any room it is installed in.
These are sold at Jellio.com
There are 2 sizes:
18” diameter: $2400.00 open edition
31” diameter: $6500.00 open edition
I built the one for i-Carly and installed it on the set
I am the production manager for Jellio.
These are all hand made by me.
I am also the creator and producer of the “Gummilight” for Jellio, also seen on the i-Carly set.
IT’S ALMOST TIME TO SAY GOODBYE…
to our Artist Series Editions Pins. It’s been a blast working with artists whose work we greatly admire to bring you guys these awesome limited edition HAHA redesigns. But sadly it’s almost time to end the series and start planning next year’s.
With 1 pin left to go we kinda figured, “Hey why don’t we ask our Tumblr fans if they want to design the last pin?!”
Yup, if you download the template here (use the 1.25 round button) and send us your design at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15th you just might have a chance at $50 USD and seeing your pin go global - into the hands of our subscribers. Just one thing though: you have to incorporate the word HAHA into your design.
So get to it already!! And if you missed out on getting one of your faves you can always grab one here.
So the fab Nadja Sayej from ArtStars* hipped me to Front Row Society. Their new approach to fashion is storming through Berlin. They’re giving talented new designers the opportunity to showcase their designs to an international audience all the while providing support for the sustainable fashion movement.
Similiar to the American company, Threadless, their community of fans vote and decide what designers submissions will go into production. Front Row recently threw a kick ass party during Berlin Fashion Week to officially launch themselves into the fashion world.
The sweet factor you ask? They will ship the products internationally. Can you say TAKEOVER!
There are alot of sites that focus mainly on color cropping up. As far as I can tell, they are meant to inspire color combinations for your own projects.
One of my fav by far is a site called, Design Seeds. Jessica, the site’s owner and former art student creates lush palettes taken from the colors she finds in photographs. You’ll find it simply unbeliveable when you see the various colors she puts together from such simple things.
BE YOUR OWN SOUVENIR
The real tragedy in travel is that the souvenir you’re forced to bring home just doesn’t have any originality. It’s the same ole, same ole…shall I get the keychain or the snowglobe?
I think Barcelona ‘think tank’ blablabLAB took the bore out of that, their project BE YOUR OWN SOUVENIR let you make a 3D army figurine style souvenir of yourself! Aimed at connecting to street users, the project linked the arts and sciences with under-laying spaces and their own realities.
Unfortunately the project only ran for two weeks in January 2011, but you can still see video of the project in action here .
*Images care of blablabLAB.org
I love it when art is not limited to canvas.
Check the hell out of this blog - thetasty12inch where friggin, Dalston-based (that’s the UK folks) artist/cake baker, Ruth Barlett bakes and decorates cakes to look like your fav LP.
I’m looking at these cakes and thinking about my desert island choices in a whole new way.
Cake versions of record covers? Sure why not!