Leaf Man

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Flower artist Azuma Makoto is the force behind the beautifully absurd ‘Leaf Man’ series.

The Invisible Dog Season 5

Lucien Zayan, one of my all-time favorite people, runs a fantastic cultural space on Bergen street called The Invisible Dog.

Five years ago, while visiting from Paris, he fell in love with the run-down building, convinced the owner to let him restore it into its original beauty. Lucien saw the potential and single handedly scraped off layers of paint, emptied out 5 floors filled with industrial components and a basement filled with junk. And by doing so he has turned what used to be a sleepy Cobble Hill street into a happening, cultural highlight in Brooklyn.

The value he is providing by running The Invisible Dog is tremendous. It’s a no-brainer for me, to back his Kickstarter and help fund The Invisible Dog’s fifth season. Can’t wait what they’ll come up with this year. Lucien, you ARE the king of Bergen street!

Join me and back Lucien’s Kickstarter!

Love one of his Kickstarter rewards giving you naming rights to his epic elevator. Trust me, that elevator is something special.

Cutie and The Boxer

Earlier tonight, I had the pleasure to enjoy an early screening of Cutie and The Boxer, a raw and moving documentary on DUMBO based artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara. Congratulations to Zachary Heinzerling for so candidly capturing the struggles and joys of this couple. Cutie and a Boxer is a true reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit.

Big thanks to Marc and Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective for the screening!

Impressive iPad Finger Painting

Watch Seikou Yamaoka reproduce the “Girl With A Pearl Earring” on an iPad mini. Stunning, right? In case you’re wondering, he seems to be using the $2.99 app, Art Studio.

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Let’s Draw People Together

Drawing at the Whitney

Jason Polan is inviting you to draw people with him this coming Sunday, at a Whitney Museum event. Cookies included. Total winner.

Excel Spreadsheet Art

Excel Spreadsheet Art

Artist Tatsuo Horiuchi uses Excel spreadsheets to draw elaborate Japanese motifs. Excel Spreadsheet Art!

Colorful Masking Tape Installation

This colorful mt-masking tape installation by Koji Iyama looks absolutely delightful.

Rain Room coming to NYC

I am incredibly excited that Wayne McGregor’s Rain Room is coming to NYC.

(via Jer)

Lunch Bag Gone Art Work

Sandwich Art

David Laferriere has been drawing illustrations on his kid’s sandwich bags since 2008. While he won’t win the go-green award, he sure deserves the creative dad of the year award. Made me smile! Make sure to see the entire Flickr set.

(thanks Keef)

Space

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Ever think about space? Space is the Place.

Marina Abramovic and Ulay

I was moved to tears last night while watching this moment between the artist Marina Abramovic and her former love Ulay. Apparently they started an intense love story in the 70s and when they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.

During her 2010 MoMA retrospective Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened. Really moving.

(via Zen Garage)

Please pay…

Please Pay

Please Pay fine art lithograph, by Brian Garner. The image came from a stamp he found at a thrift shop in College Park, Maryland.

(I really want that stamp. You can buy it here.)

Hotello

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Hotello is a portable space, containing all the necessary elements for a minimal room: a desk, a lamp, a stool, a shelf, a locker. Hotello consists of a metal structure that supports double curtains (translucent and sound absorbant) as well as all the furniture needed to work and rest. Designed by Roberto De Luca and Antonio Scarponi.

Oddly charming.

Wearing Vegetation

Old People Wearing Vegetation

This is fascinating in a refreshingly absurd way: Old People Wearing Vegetation.

Created by Riittai Konen and Karoline Hjorth.

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This / That

This and That

In a sea of possibility it can be hard to choose. Just remember, there’s no wrong answer: You Can Get with This, Or You Can Get with That.

Paper Jam Press posters are hand-pulled through a Vandercook letterpress, set with turn-of-the-century gothic wood type. Each poster comes out just a little bit different, and Arianna Orland likes it that way. We do too.

(You can also get some of her posters as Tattly)

Double Vision by Julia Robbs

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In an email earlier today, our Tattly photographer Julia Robbs, told me about her brand spanking new site. (Which has a Tattly section! Yay!) The site is beautiful and shows what an incredible talent she is. But what got me most excited is the fact that she now offers the Double Vision photograph as a print. I think I might be developing a pigeon obsession.

Folds

Folds

Folds. A lovely giclee print by Magnapaint.

The Invisible Artist

Liu Bolin makes himself dissapear in public spaces. Yes! So much yes!

(via Bridget)

‘A million times’

This A million Times installation is stunning. It connects the digital, alphanumerical and geometric type font possibilities of the typical analog clock.

(Thank you Bastian)

Color Me …

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The idea behind the Color Me ____ art exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art by Andrew Neyer and Andy J. Miller made me smile. Would love to use one of those giant markers and color on a wall.

Cyrtoidea

Cyrtoidea

Cyrtoidea“, from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur “Art Forms of Nature, 1904. Beautiful, no?

Heart Potato Print

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Jason Polan made heart potato prints.

He bought a potato and cut a notch on the top of it. Each cross section of the potato was then in the shape of a heart. For each artwork, he would cut a sliver of the potato away, added paint and made a print. The first ones were small hearts. The hearts got bigger until the thickest middle part of the potato and then again got smaller until there was nothing left of the potato.

Each print is unique as he made only one print per cut. The edition size was to be however many the potato would make. This potato made 32. He numbered the prints in order of printing so the first few (1 thru 3) and the last few (30 thru 32) were smaller hearts than the middle ones (15 thru 17). They were printed on Fabriano 4.5″x6.7″ (115x170mm) paper and are all signed and dated (all on the back).

(enter smile here) Makes me love him and his work even more.

Karel Martens

Beautiful letterpress prints by Karel Martens. Would love to have one or two of these in my studio!

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Sum Times

The project Sum Times by artist Aakash Nihalani points out simple math problems in urban environments. Made me smile.

(via Design Milk)