Has anyone actually seen these meaty expressions of love in supermarkets this week? Not a bad thing to cook up for your favorite carnivore as a Valentine.
Archive for February, 2010
I just remembered that I did “Love Week” on this blog last year as Valentine’s Day approached. Not sure why I didn’t think to do that again this time around (I do have some holiday oddities to post). But here’s a recap of last year’s highlights if you missed them:
Skull Candy Box
Shortbread Tech Hearts
Elizabeth McGrath’s Butcher Knives
Will It Blend?
Depressing Times Greetings
Paul Graves Balloon Sculptures
Heart of Glass
I keep seeing this image of Why Time Goes Slower as the Brain Gets Older popping up on my favorite blogs:
So I decided to check out some of Rhonald Bloomestijn’s other work. The style varies a great deal from one piece to the next, though he pulls it off quite nicely.
I’m slightly partial to the science illustrations, but there is some fabulous editorial work as well. See more here.
I was surprised that I hadn’t posted any of Camilla d’Errico’s art yet, given my penchant for wide-eyed, sad looking girl art.
I could certainly churn out some long winded praise for this type of aesthetic and why it appeals to me. The simple, less flattering/articulate version: they are mirrors. There’s a vulnerability and sensitivity I relate to.
See more on her website.
What a great job on these Robot Nesting Dolls (currently the only item in the Etsy shop, but I’d love to see more from this artist).
Matryoshka dolls have such potential in terms of design. I really enjoy exploring the different sets people create. If you’ve come across any interesting ones, please share.
I’ve never been a fan of bumper cars, and I’m skeptical about the safety of Smart Cars (or anything that small, having to contend with monstrous SUVs on the road)…yet I think these retro style bumper car vehicles are pretty neat.
Created by California-based builder Tom Wright, the original set of modified bumper cars came from the Long Beach Pike amusement park’s discards. Instead of watching them join the trash heap, he took out the Harley motors, replaced it with 750cc Honda and Kawasaki boxes, and redesigned them to pass city driving standards. His fleet now consists of eight crazy-looking street bumper cars (culled from different amusement parks), all licensed to give your hottest ride a run for its money.
These cars are actually legal to drive.
There is also a Flickr page with more photos.
Mia Makila describes her work as horror pop surrealism. But after browsing through her paintings, mixed media projects and photography, it’s quite apparent that this description doesn’t do justice.
Some of these disquieting images give the feeling of staring straight into a nightmare. I’m going to be quiet and let you observe…
There is a twisted intensity in certain faces that makes me shiver.
Some pieces remind me of a modern day Hieronymus Bosch or Pieter Bruegel, rich in apocalyptic chaos.
So many places for the eyes to go…
See more of her work here.
One of my awesome readers sent this to me:
Don’t you just want to take a seat and read some Edgar Allen Poe by candle light?
You can see more rogue furniture designs on Martin’s website.