Duke Riley and LED equipped Pigeons

On the weekends May 7 through June 12, Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard will present the public artwork Fly by Night by artist Duke Riley. Thousands of pigeons will be released from a converted historic boat in an orchestrated performance. Leg bands on the pigeons, used historically to carry messages, will be replaced by LED lights controlled by remote control. This will be stunning to whitness!

Hoping the pigeons aren’t suffering though. Seems though as Duke knows what he is doing as he has been raising pigeons most of his adult life and is working with pigeon experts and animal welfare groups on this.

(Did you know Duke Riley designed a Tattly for our Tattly Does Good initiative?)

Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph

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12 days ago Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing over 500 people and leaving thousands of families without a home.

Portoviejo, where my friend Juan Miguel is from, was one of the towns most heavily affected by the earthquake. Marin’s family survived but sadly, some of his friends lost their lives, a family member, or their homes.

One of Marin’s way of helping with the reconstruction efforts is through the sale of his drawing of the map of Ecuador, part of his “Under The Influence” series. The earthquake’s epicenter, near the coastal town of Muisne, is shown in the top left. The date and magnitude of the earthquake appear at the bottom of the lithograph. Hemlock Printers in Vancouver, Canada, generously donated 300 lithographs of Marin’s print and all proceeds from this sale will go help the children of Portoviejo.

Each 18″ x 24″ lithograph, printed on 130lb Coronado stock, is signed, numbered, and shipped (this May) in reinforced tubes.

Get yours here.

Leaf Man by Azuma Makoto

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Leaf Man by flower artist Azuma Makoto made me smile. Also, full on Monstera leaf obsession happening over here.

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Scented Tattly – The Perennial Set

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I can barely contain my excitement over the launch of Tattly’s first scented tattoos. The Perennial Set launched yesterday, featuring sumptuous florals by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot.

Their unique fragrance was created in collaboration with Agilex Fragrances, and includes notes of Dewy Fuchsia Petals, Pink Poppies, Ylang Ylang, and Poplar Wood. Next time, instead of a bouquet of flowers for that special someone, bring a Perennial Set instead.

Work at a fragrance house or beauty company? We also do custom tattoos with fragrance.

The perennial set

This Wall

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This wall won my heart. Also, the floors! Swoon!

Land Manifest Destiny Billboard Project

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This billboard art project by Eve Fowler made me look.

Song Wig

Song Wig is a hairpiece made of headphones. The earbuds at the tips of the “hair strands” make it easy for the wig wearer to listen to music while physically sharing the music with *numerous* people.

OMG! Song Wig… I can’t even!

Dressed Like Their Surroundings

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This made me laugh so hard: People who accidentally dressed like their surroundings.

(via Katie)

Philodendron Monstera

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I have been excited for weeks now to finally announce this beauty of a new Tattly. It’s by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot.

Over the past few months I have developed a slight Monstera leaf obsession and am happy to be wearing them on my skin now. Also, if you buy one this week, you’re entering a give-away for one of Vincent’s beautiful prints.

Artists and Their Studios

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Beautiful to see a glimpse into the spaces artists use to create their art: 100 famous artist and their studios.

(via Jocelyn)

Aufschnitt Textile Butchery

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Here’s a butcher I’d totally take my vegetarian friends to: Aufschnitt in Berlin is a textile butchery. Yeah, you read that right. Who wouldn’t want a bacon or ham pillow? Right?

Geometry Club

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Geometry Club is a collaboration of precisely aligned architecture photographs from around the world. See the instructions here and submit your own!

‘SO ME THING’

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SO ME THING’ is an interactive installation by StudioSpass created for the exhibition ‘Do it’ at Kunsthal Rotterdam 2015. The installation invites visitors to tear of sheets of paper to create their own (read ‘so me’) typographic composition. By doing so visitors playfully discover all the hidden designed typographic layers. The message So Me Thing remains readable till the last layer is removed.

LOVE THIS!

Embroidered Animal Portraits

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Loving these embroidered animal portraits by Emillie Ferris.

Murals in the Snow

This. Just. Blew. My. Mind: Simon Beck specializes in making ornate snow murals with just his snowshoes. The murals take at least an entire day to complete, and in order to really see them you have to take to the skies.

Monstera Print

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I am developing a slight obsession with Monstera leaves. This print is totally fueling it.

Watch Kandinsky Create an Abstract Composition

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time and look over the shoulder of one of the early 20th century’s greatest artists to watch him work? Here you go, watch Wassily Kandinsky create an abstract composition.

Dreamscapes of Floating Objects

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Completely mesmerized by these dreamscapes of floating objects by artist Filip Hodas.

Museum Recreates Van Gogh’s Bedroom Painting and Puts it on Airbnb

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So good: The Art Institute of Chicago created a 3D replica of Van Gogh’s famous Bedroom painting, making the room available for rent on Airbnb for only US$10 a night.

(Thanks Dominie)

Change

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“… Action will bring the evidence to your doorstep.”

From one of Jenny Holzer’s ’15 Inflammatory Essays’.

Sculptures in Nature

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These Geometric Sculptures in Nature by Martin Hill are breathtaking.

Red Fox

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This Red Fox print by Michael O’Neal would will look so good in my home.

Andrew Faris

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Loving this piece tittled DEEP by Andrew Faris.