541 posts categorized "arty & crafty"
size matters: jacob hashimoto's gas giant

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant MoCA Los Angeles

it is amazing what paper, thread, wood, and a whole lot of patience and creativity can do.

this week , steve and i boogied on down to jacob hashimoto's breathtaking exhibition "gas giant" at the MoCA at the pacific design center. comprised of 30,000+ kite-like, paper sculptures, hashimoto's  installation is so sweeping and magnificent, you may curl up on the floor and cry, kittens.

just warning you.

behold the 50-foot strands of papery, gravity-defying grandeur...

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant paper installation MoCA at Pacific Design Center

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant paper and wood installation MoCA at Pacific Design Center

 

Jacob Hashimoto paper and wood Gas Giant MoCA Los Angeles

Jacob Hashimoto paper and wood Gas Giant MoCA

Exploring Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant MoCA at Pacific Design Center

"gas giant" runs until june 8th, so shimmy on down now!

more info at moca.org.

turn IKEA into I-CANDY: pendant lamp

DIY IKEA hack pendant saucer lamp by a beautiful mess

IKEA hack pendant saucer DIY lamp by a beautiful mess

the ladies at a beautiful mess turned an IKEA angenam bowl into a fancy pants pendant lamp.

oh, the glorious power of imagination and an electric drill!

colorific

Prism by Lilly Piri rainbow deer

DipDye Brushtail Lilly Piri

magical rainbow wonderlands -- they are all around you. and in some cases they are on you!

you just need to know where to look, darlings. no LSD required!

{prism deer and dipdye brushtail by lilly piri.}

body electric: janine rewell for minna parikka

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes body painting 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes pattern body painting on models 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes pattern body paint on model 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes 2014 photographer Jonas Lundqvist

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes photographer Jonas Lundqvist

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes black and white pattern body paint

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes art body painting photographer Jonas Lundqvist

artist janine rewell and shoe designer minna parikka collaborated on this head-to-toe bit of body painting fabulousness for minna's 2014 scandinavian spring collection of colorful kicks. body painting was applied by the skilled hands of saara sarvas & riina laine.

photographed by jonas lundqvist, the result is a wonderland of psychedelic splendor. check out the video and see how they did it...

{via grain edit.}

TO DIY FOR: ORIGAMI PAPER BASKET

Origami DIY paper basket in the office

Soffa DYI origami paper basket

Origami DIY in the office

Origami in the office

in my dreams, i am an origami master.

in my mega-dreams, i am an origami master that speaks czech.

luckily, this origami paper basket DIY actualizes both. give the crafty project a try. instructions are in both english and czech.

oh, and the measurements are in centimenters. yes, you can exercise your metric system knowledge, too.

let's fold, kittens!

{origami paper basket DIY by soffa magazine.} {via vosgesparis.}

pinkys up

i've been pinning a lot of pink lately. perhaps it has something to do with spring. or perhaps it's because i think pink foam rollers are the best invention since the wheel. either way, pink is guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a bounce in your hair.

let's get blushing...

Pineapples and a bar cart

 above: glitter guide

Pink vintage decor and hair drying lamp

 above:  dominique pruitt

Pink desk accessories

 above: present and correct

Pink cat hair rollers

 above: ffffound

Pink maraschino cherries

 above: ban.do

Sequined candy apple

above: charlotte audrey owen-meehan

NailSnaps: Turn your photos into nail art

David Bowie Star Trek NailSnaps manicure

kittens, have you ever fantisized about turning your instagram photos into nail art?

yes, you say? me, too!

thanks to a super faboo app called NailSnaps (which is currently raising funds on kickstarter), you can decorate your digits with your favorite photos -- vacation pics, celebrity sightings, sleeping cats, technicolor sunsets -- the possibilities are endless!

the groovy app allows you to create a customizable design which spans across your nails (from your index to your pinky) to make a complete picture like a skyline. or you can target portions of your photo and assign the selected image to specific nails.

simply upload your photo, design your manicure layout, and NailSnaps will print your custom design onto nail polish stickers and ship them to you.

the nail polish stickers are easy to apply with zero drying time. woohoo!

i did some fantasy NailSnaps manicure mock-ups using photos from my instagram feed. check 'em out!

i even hand modeled for your visual pleasure...

NailSnaps Star Trek manicure

above: photo of the inside cover of "star trek: the art of juan ortiz" (i added the gold confetti stars). cue up some david bowie -- instant heaven!

NailSnaps Mad Men Milton Glaser poster manicure

NailSnaps Mad Men Milton Glaser Mad Men poster nail art

above: my NailSnaps fantasy manicure inspired by the mad men season 7 mural by milton glaser as spotted on beverly boulevard...

Nailsnaps husband nail art photograph manicure

Nailsnaps street art nail art manicure

above: my MAN-icure mock-up using an instagram photo of steve dancing in front of the elliott smith figure 8 mural.

NailSnaps Nanz starburst lighting nail art manicure

1 Starburst NailSnaps manicure nail art photograph

above: my manicure inspired by the sparkling starburst lighting at nanz.

okay, now it's your turn to play with your photo manicure!

to get the ball rolling, simply support NailSnaps' kickstarter so they can build the magical app. donate $20 (or more!). it's all good. let's make this puppy happen!

fun fact -- angel anderson, the creator to NailSnaps, is one of my best friends in the world. she's brilliant, creative, innovative, and an overall fabulous gal. however, i'm not just giving this project good lovin' because i love angel, but because i think it's one of the best ideas around.

i'm excited to see everyone's inspired and groovy nail art. let's help make this world a little prettier one fingernail at a time.

xoxo 

gif courtesy of http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com

{photography by whorange.}

{NailSnaps "tiger claw" stencil courtesy of NailSnaps.}

{animated gif by prosthetic knowledge.}

mad men season 7 - brace yourself

Mad Men poster key art by icon Milton Glaser

while cruising down beverly boulevard yesterday, i nearly crashed my car when i saw this glorious MAD MEN SEASON 7 MURAL tumbling across the wall of the sofitel hotel.

the artist behind the technicolor, art nouveau masterpiece is iconic '60s artist milton glaser (age 84!). mad men's creator, matthew weiner, sought out glaser as his dream key art illustrator for the show's final season, and luckily for all of us, glaser agreed.

similar to enlisting the art of brian sanders for season 6, weiner truly celebrates and honors the master artists of the mid-century. the result is nostalgic, sophisticated, and exuberantly authentic. thank you, matthew!

but wait -- there's more...

AMC released mad men's season 7 character photos, and darlings, it is head-to-toe perfection.

from peggy's enamel daisy pin to gentlemen sporting various shades of mustard, i'm happily drunk in a sea of fringe and polyester. bring on 1969 and bring it on forever!

costumes by janie bryant. photography by frank ockenfels. enjoy!

Don and Megan Draper TWA airport Mad Men Season 7

Christina Hendricks as Joan Mad Men Season 7

Megan and Don Draper 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Roger Sterling and Don Draper airplane Mad Men season 7

Roger Sterling TWA Mad Men season 7

Bert Cooper and Roger Sterling 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Peggy Olsen on the airplane with boys Mad Men season 7 photographer Frank Ockenfels

Harry Crane Stan Ken and Ginsberg Mad Men season 7

Peggy Olsen and Pete Campbell 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Betty and Henry Francis and Sally Draper

Joan and Betty 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Jim Cutler and Ted Chaough Mad Men season 7 photographer Frank Ockenfels

Peggy Olsen and Don Draper 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Don Draper TWA airplane Mad Men Season 7

{to see the entire gallery, click on over to AMC. remember, the season premiere is april 13th!}

unicorn choice cuts

Unicorn meat cuts

magic in the front. rainbows in the back.

{via ban.do}

20 Feet From Stardom

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary 15

if you haven't seen the compelling documentary 20 feet from stardom yet, please do.

the film focuses on the music industry's unsung heroes -- the back up singers. these remarkable singers possess voices which drive some of the most iconic songs in history. the documentary gives credit where credit is due by putting these phenomenal artists front and center where they deserve to be.

in addition to the singers' remarkable vocals and stories, the film also exposes the complex and oftentime infuriating politics within the music industry, which keeps these artists on the sidelines despite their occasional desire to take center stage.

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary 2_1

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary Darlene Love

i PROMISE you will never listen to the rolling stone's "gimme shelter" the same again. hail, merry clayton!

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary Merry Clayton

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary Lisa Fischer

and how about these opening credits?

i love the john baldessari inspired dots which cover the faces of the lead singer.

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary 13

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary 22

Opening credits 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary 5

20 feet from stardom is available on netflix and is an oscar nominee for best documentary. go see it!

director: morgan neville.

starring: darlene love, merry clayton, lisa fischer, judith hill, and the waters -- and many more.

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