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The photographic world of Elspeth Diedrix

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AndrewPatton
June 6th, 2009

gieter The photographic world of Elspeth Diedrix

With an impressive balance of color and shape, Elspeth Diedrix seems to be able to photograph thoughts and concepts rather than looking at the world through ordinary eyes.  Highly imaginative, beautifully inventive, and meticulously crisp, she often presents nature vs. man with no answer as to who is winning.  Check out more [ Continue Reading ]

Lemoine’s piXXXel beauty

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AndrewPatton
May 17th, 2009

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At first glance, it may look like these are life-size Lego models.  But, they are actually nude models that have been pixelated while keeping the rest of the environment normal.  Photographer JeanYves Lemoine makes an amusing statement on what is ordinarily considered risky and taboo in his series entitled PIXXXELS for issue #3 of Amusement magazine. [ Continue Reading ]

Wolenstein’s Horses in Wigs

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AndrewPatton
January 19th, 2009

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 That’s right.  Horses wearing wigs. Photographer Julian Wolenstein’s work is rarely anything short of the unusual.  From a series of people yawning to photos of seemingly miniature people in small animal cages, his rich blend of photography and digital enhancement make a visit to his website worthwhile.  

“forever” by Universal Everything

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AndrewPatton
January 18th, 2009

In the John Madegaki Garden at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the group Universal Everything has a new installation of digital images that appear to rise out of the water.  On a “floating” monitor above the pond, images reminiscent of anything from smoke to a double helix are shown constantly flowing upwards on the screen.  Although it is visually stimulating, to me it seems an awful lot like a screen saver.

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Ryohei Hase

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AndrewPatton
January 17th, 2009

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Hase shows “the animal within” in his well-crafted and dogmatic style.  Whether it’s a horde of pigs about to feast on their young or hybrid people fighting to the death, Hase steps back and uses the brush to express emotion rather than vague concepts.  Check out Ryohei Hase’s website: Ryohei Hase

Inspiration from the rubble

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AndrewPatton
January 16th, 2009

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Ilavho, Portugal is the site of a new library that literally rose from the ruins.  Once a noble house, the site had been all but demolished.  The main facade and chapel were the only parts remaining, and thus became the anchors of influence for architects Jose and Nuno Mateus of ARX PORTUGAL architechtural firm.  Check out this stunning building at:   http://www.archdaily.com/11278/ilhavo-city-library-arx/

The gem that never made it, the 1969 Mercedes C111

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AndrewPatton
January 15th, 2009

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In the late 1960′s and early 1970′s, Mercedes was experimenting with new engine types.  Specifically they wanted to test diesel engines, Wankel engines, and turbochargers.  The C111 allowed them to do just that.  They fitted it with a 350hp, four rotor Wankel engine which could easily reach 180mph, and go from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds.  This also coincided with the oil crisis in the 1973, so the high-emission and gas-guzzling C111 never made it into production.

Wanna stay warm and still be cool?

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AndrewPatton
January 13th, 2009

80149982zeta1 443x400 Wanna stay warm and still be cool?The Fire Company of Australia had developed a way to do just that.  Their product, EcoSmart Fire, has revolutionized the traditional idea of the fireplace.  Ranging from towers, to coffee tables, to free-standing cubes, these designer fireplaces burn a denatured ethanol which is highly efficient, environmentally friendly, renewable, and surprisingly cost effective.  Check out their complete line at: EcoSmart Fire


Who said clothespins are boring?

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AndrewPatton
January 12th, 2009

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Well, then they’ve clearly never seen “A Collection of Beech Objects” by designer Bartosz Mucha.  Check out these interesting concepts for the everyday household item at:  The Poor Life

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