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Superyachts

In Architecture, Art, Design, Sci-fi on October 24, 2013 at 5:14 am

Featured Image for London Architect Designs a Family of Sci-Fi Looking SuperYachts

Zaha Hadid has collaborated with German shipbuilder Blohm + Voss to design 5 different yatchs and this one is one of them. This 90 meter JAZZ yatch is the first of the 5 to be ‘technically specified and detailed by the naval architects at Blohm + Voss. The overall design is inspired by “fluid dynamics and underwater ecosystems” and with a few more changes, the vessel will be ready for ocean crossings.

Superyacht pool concept

Superyacht concept in compassion to average yacht

Superyacht organic design concept

A science fiction future

In Art, Sci-fi, Surreal on August 30, 2013 at 2:24 am

Simon Stalenhag is an illustrator that loves painting  images of how our future integrates with science and technology. He’s always had a fascination for real life and how it would evolve as the world moves towards a more connected and technologically advanced direction.  I especially love how his old abandoned science labs seem so ‘in-place’ in his scandinavian style paintings.  The muted tones and pale light give his work that atmospheric surreal feel that seems like reality and dream all at once.

He uses a wacom and pen to create his work. Check it all out here: http://www.simonstalenhag.se

Bedscapes

In Art, Photography, Surreal, World on July 11, 2013 at 2:14 am

Featured Image for Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes by Skott Chandler

Colorodo-based photographer Skott Chandler’s latest series called Bedscapes gives an imaginative twist on the classic landscape photograph. Black and white images resemble mountains, valleys, oceans, and deserts. Chandler does a beautiful job of turning the ordinary into something out of this world. Check out his work here: http://skottchandler.com/

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Sphere by Alexandre Bordereaux

In Art, Photography, Surreal on July 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

“Sphere” is the name of a series of photographs made ​​by the French photographer Alexandre Bordereaux. He provides us with images of various places of the capital and its suburbs with a sphere in the center reflecting that the viewer does not see the landscape so that we can discover more. Check out his website here: http://www.alexandrebordereau.com/

 

It’s written in the Stars

In Art, Photography, Post-Apocalyptic, Surreal on June 11, 2013 at 3:12 am

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Photographer Noriko Tabuchi takes these stunning photographs of startrails. View more of his work here: http://500px.com/white-roots

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A Tale of Two Cities

In Art, Design, Photography on June 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

 

 

Daniella (b. 1986) is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair. Her photographs have appeared in exhibits throughout New York City and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She graduated from Columbia University in 2009 with a degree in architecture.

Her kickstarter project is seeking funding for a new photography book that includes stunning pictures that overlay cityscapes- London and New York. She has created all of these amazing photographs with just her iphone 4S and the help of some smart photo editing apps. Her words: When I moved from New York City to London late last year, I decided to create a series of double exposures. These images are a love letter to two beautiful cities — a personal map of their streets and their skylines.

Click here to view her kickstarter link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1068932801/new-york-london

Composite worlds

In Apocalyptic, Art, Design, Post-Apocalyptic, Surreal on November 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

Jim Kazanjian worked as a professional CGI artist for many years before trying his hand at composite photography. He describes his work as ‘Hyper-collage’ where every piece is reconstructed on a complex canvas made out of pieces of many high resolution photographs. What results is a beautiful series of dramatic images that seem to portray a dark reality in an apocalyptic future. He cites HP Lovecraft novels as one of his many inspirations. Check out his work at http://www.kazanjian.net/

Dreamscapes

In Art, Photography, Surreal on June 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris: Landscape and Nature photographer extraordinaire. The first photograph I saw of his portfolio would be above and it just drew me in with it’s effortless beauty. Winning a slew of photography awards ( including National Geographic’s photographer of the Year 2011) for his jaw-dropping views of the earth’s surface, he’s easily one of my favourite photographers. There is not a single photograph that I dislike, which was what made it difficult for me to choose which pictures to post here. What’s amazing is that he captures such a rare side of nature that we never see- it comes off rather abstract and other-worldly. And the best part of it all is that it’s all real, and all around us.

Just some of my favourites that I found on his website:

Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland photo

Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland photoBow Fiddle Rock, Portknockie, Moray, Scotland photo

Burr Trail, Utah, U.S.A. photo

Capitol Reef, Utah, U.S.A. photo

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A. photo

Bow lake, Icefields Parkway, Alberta photo

Emerald lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada photo

Diavolleza, Engadin, Switzerland photo

Oneonta Gorge, Oregon, U.S.A. photo

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA photo

There’s just too many beautiful landscapes! Take a look at his website at http://www.emmanuelcoupe.com/ you could spend hours just staring at everything.

Relics of a Different World

In Architecture, Art, Photography, Post-Apocalyptic, Surreal on June 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

Just came back from a short trip to Amsterdam and was really taken in by this one bookshop called Joot (stands for ‘Just Out Of Time’). I really liked this bookshop for its strange and varied collection. Somewhat small in size, but very cosy and selling primarily art books and small selection of old vintage pieces, what I found refreshing about this store was that it was very well curated- every single book in that store was considered and the collection became very unique.  They also have an online store at http://joot.nl/ and ships internationally (hooray!).

I was so lucky to get two amazing finds! Both of which are photography books of JAN KEMPENAERS, an Antwerp-based photographer who hits exactly the sweet spot of the style and content of photograph that I obsess with. He takes extremely picturesque shots with a strange dream-like quality.

Above is the cover of his book ‘Spomenik’ which instantly caught my eye as I walked into Joot. What are these? Alien structures? I couldn’t believe that they actually exist on this planet but they do. These ‘Spomeniks’ are monuments in former Yugoslavia, surviving and weathered by the elements. So beautiful and mystical as these sculptures that they could belong to a whole different universe altogether. Kempenaers also did an excellent job on capturing these in such a romantic dreamy way. Unbelievable. Here are some of his photographs which I love:

I could not resist getting his other book ‘Picturesque’ either. A compilation of architecture and landscape work, they reflect Kempenaer’s research into the theme of ‘Contemporary Picturesque’ where land alterations by man has forestalled nostalgia and forces the viewer to take in the beauty of the present as it is while pondering the implications of the future on the environment. I especially love the colouring of his work.

Definitely worth a look through and if you would like to order his books, they are available on his site at http://www.jankempenaers.info/

 

Best Tailor in the Sea

In Art, Design, Fashion, Surreal on June 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Now this is what I call craftsmanship. On the first look, I assumed that the mermaid tail was photoshopped into the photograph. I mean, what isn’t nowadays? You would think that, yes that’s the most effective way to go about it. The Mertailor thinks otherwise.

Eric Ducharme, the original Mertailor (he probably has a team to help him with the workload now) decided to make the tails himself. These are mermaid tails, handmade from quality Latex, Spandex and Silicone materials and are available to buy from the Mertailor’s online shop: www.themertailor.com. So impressive are these tails, that they have been requested countless times to make these specially for movie productions and sets. These tails are also available to rent should you wish to transform yourself into a fantastical underwater creature. They come in beautiful colours and sizes (including kid-sized versions), along with various mermaid accessories like shell bra-tops.

I think what fascinates me besides the astounding detail in the workmanship, is how this rather niche product has become a huge business. Who would have thought there would be a market for mermaid tails?

They have even branched out into making their first MerQueen special- the first ever Drag Queen mermaid calendar!

I have complete admiration for the craft and the talent that goes into making these tails. They are absolutely beautiful. If we don’t solve this looming global-warming situation and the world sinks, I hope at least we would evolve to have tails as pretty as these ones.

Here’s some more pictures that I found on the net for you to gawk over:

The Mertailor himself!