Minggu, 31 Juli 2011

Religious Black and Grey Tattoo Work...

A good guy who had me do this angel on his back a while ago, returned to the shop to get these praying hands and some words of inspiration on his arm. I Love doing religious black and grey pieces!

Day at the Museum...

My girl and I visited the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Art last week. We goofed off a lot and didn't learn anything...
My favorite photo from the visit
Girlfriend imitating animals. Haa.
Also amazing
How did they do that? Fucking beautiful! I can hear the waves pound the rocks!


Kamis, 28 Juli 2011

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Morbid Accessories by Julia DeVille

Posted: 27 Jul 2011 08:21 PM PDT

Combining her love of taxidermy with her love of jewelry, Australian jewellery designer Julia DeVille combines her creative accessory output with the art of taxidermy for a gorgeously morbid result.

Inspired by nature, history, life and death, Julia DeVille's work are emphasizing the beauty of life in relation to its end rather than the standard gruesome morbidity we've come to relate with passing on. From the immortalisation of baby animals like kittens and deer with sparkling jewels in their eyes to the molding of gold and silver in the delicate nuances of turtledove bones, Julia DeVille's work is a celebration of even the shortest breath taken.

Using only animals that have died from natural causes, increasingly DeVille finds that people who have encountered her work and recognize art in the afterlife donate the majority of her materials.

Julia now produces her jewellery under the label DISCE MORI. Her artworks are created under her own name.

+ Julia DeVille

High Class Tatty...

My friend Mike sent me this photo of his wife flashing her tattoo during a photo shoot. Nice.

Can't Live Without His Radio...

Saw these cats in a shop window chillaxin with some boomboxes while out with my girl

Selasa, 26 Juli 2011

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Abitudini Coat Hook by Antonello Fusè

Posted: 26 Jul 2011 09:03 AM PDT

Making clothes hanger from broken chair. That's the idea of Abitudini created by Antonello Fusè from REsign, a body aims art recreating value from wasted objects, which have been rejected by the main stream production process, aiming to create, thanks to the re-use, a new meaning, characterized by a high identity and interpersonal value.

By fixing a metal hook into broken chair back which was cut off at various points, a new object is being created. Giving a second life to old chair that going to throw away. A simple process in creating something useful and provocative.

+ REsign

Senin, 25 Juli 2011

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Kerala Temple's Secret Vaults Found £12bn Treasure

Posted: 25 Jul 2011 04:34 AM PDT

A treasure trove of gold, diamonds and precious stones worth billions of pounds has been found from secret underground chambers beneath a 16th century temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

It's like a scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. According to locals, generations of rich Travancore maharajas who built the temple more than four centuries ago secreted immense riches within six of its thick underground stone vaults, three of which had not been opened since 1872. Official sources said vaults 'B' remain to be opened and are expected to disgorge many more royal treasures.

Built in the 16th Century by the kings of Travancore, Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple has been controlled by a trust run by the descendants of the Travancore royal family since Independence. It has historically been a royal temple, but offerings to the Lord Vishnu, in the form of gold and jewellery, have come not just from Travancore kings and other Kerala royalty but millions of ordinary devotees.

"Though we knew that offerings made to the temple by devotees for the last 500 years were lying in these secret cellars, the scale of the treasure has definitely surprised us," temple official Hari Kumar told the Guardian.

Historians estimate the total value of the found treasure to be worth much more as the historical value of the objects recovered would need to be assessed along with their "astronomical" intrinsic value.

Several temples in India have billions of dollars worth of wealth as devotees donate gold and other precious objects as gifts to spiritual or religious institutions that run hospitals, schools and colleges. The Tirumala temple in eastern Andhra Pradesh state is reported to have three tonnes of gold, a third of which it deposited with the State Bank of India last year, while spiritual guru Sai Baba, who died in April, left behind an $9bn estate.

+ The Guardian

Minggu, 24 Juli 2011

iPapercraft | Paper Model | Free Papercraft

iPapercraft | Paper Model | Free Papercraft

Transformers Blackout Papercraft

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 10:10 AM PDT

wow this is amazing papercraft from klikpaper. Transformers Blackout Papercraft. Blackout was a member of the Decepticon Destruction Team and transformed into a helicopter. He was able to combine with his team to form a limb of the giant robot, Bruticus Maximus.

Transformers Blackout Papercraft

SD Gundam MG RGB-79 Ball

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 10:04 AM PDT

SD Gundam MG RGB-79 Ball papercraft from papmod.

SD Gundam MG RGB-79 Ball