Posts Tagged "London"

May 6, 2009

Pomme Chan

Pomme Chan is a Thai illustrator/designer living in London; she’s done work for Telegraph, IDN, Grafik, Mercedes, Marc Jacobs, The Guardian, Nike and Topshop.  Dang.

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March 16, 2009

Oscar Narud

Oscar Narud is a Norwegian born designer who currently lays his head in LDN & is part of the OKAY Studio. Mr. Narud skillfully maintains functionality in all of his work, even if visually, it looks bananas. I like that.

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Food fight! A catapult/centerpiece commissioned for Design Museum London. Whether he’s intentionally designing a children’s piece (he sometimes does) or not, if I had a kid (and a million dollars), I’d want all of Oscar Narud’s work in mi casa.

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I love that the sticks, the most whimsical part of this bench/coat rack piece called “Pick a Stick”, are essential to holding everything up. Check out more of Oscar Narud’s work at his website.

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March 5, 2009

Anne Hardy

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Check out these photographs from artist Anne Hardy. She fabricates and documents an amazing array of surreal environments which run the gamut from dark & unnerving to dreamy & lyrical. I want to live in her world…

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March 3, 2009

Diana Al-Hadid

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Diana Al-Hadid is a Syrian-American artist who lives and works in New York. Her sculptures take ‘towers’ as their central theme, drawing together a wide variety of associations: power, wealth, technological and urban development, ideas of progress and globalism. They are also – both in legends such as the Tower of Babel, and reality, such as the horrors of the World Trade Centre attacks – symbols of the problems of cultural difference and conflict. Al- Hadid’s Tower Of Infinite Problems poses as a toppled skyscraper. Made from crude materials such as plaster, Styrofoam, wax, and cardboard, her structure is a monument to human fallibility. Sprawling on the floor like an imaginary archaeological find, the sculpture places the viewer in a fictional role as futuristic observer, mourning the tragic follies of a past (our current) civilization.

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February 20, 2009

The World Beard & Mustache Competition

As a proud beard-o for the past 7 years or so, I’ve tried damn near every funny, stupid thing you can do with bearded face.  It’s hard.  At it’s longest, I was able to wax my mustache.  Very difficult.  This is why I’ve always been enthralled with the kind of people that enter global beard & mustache competitions.  It’s kind of gross but it’s difficulty makes me look at it as a legitimate art-form.  Observe:

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Dude on the right has a SUSPENSION BRIDGE FOR A BEARD. He has every right to be smiling like an idiot.

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I found these images from the 2007 World B & M Contest in London in a set on Luke Stephenson’s Flickr.

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Not sure why every guy that entered the competition looked like either Napolean, Magellan or a prospector but I guess if you’re going to go all the way with your beard, you’re the kinda guy that’ll go all the way with everything.

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I’m 99% sure that is actually Jesus.  Not a funny guy.  Actually Jesus.

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February 20, 2009

The World Beard & Mustache Competition

As a proud beard-o for the past 7 years or so, I’ve tried damn near every funny, stupid thing you can do with bearded face.  It’s hard.  At it’s longest, I was able to wax my mustache.  Very difficult.  This is why I’ve always been enthralled with the kind of people that enter global beard & mustache competitions.  It’s kind of gross but it’s difficulty makes me look at it as a legitimate art-form.  Observe:

beard7.jpg

Dude on the right has a SUSPENSION BRIDGE FOR A BEARD. He has every right to be smiling like an idiot.

beard4.jpg

I found these images from the 2007 World B & M Contest in London in a set on Luke Stephenson’s Flickr.

beard9.jpg

Not sure why every guy that entered the competition looked like either Napolean, Magellan or a prospector but I guess if you’re going to go all the way with your beard, you’re the kinda guy that’ll go all the way with everything.

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I’m 99% sure that is actually Jesus.  Not a funny guy.  Actually Jesus.

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February 13, 2009

Noah Engler

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This guy is actually had a show in London with Peter Stauss, the last guy I posted on. I think his work is a nice counterpart to Peter’s at least in color palette.

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