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This very dead giant parrot was spotted in Potter’s Field Park in London. The sculpture was commissioned by comedy TV channel Gold to celebrate the screening of the very last Monty Python live show that aired on July 20th. 
 Source: thelondonaye.blogspot.it/

thelondonaye:

This very dead giant parrot was spotted in Potter’s Field Park in London. The sculpture was commissioned by comedy TV channel Gold to celebrate the screening of the very last Monty Python live show that aired on July 20th. 

 Source: thelondonaye.blogspot.it/

The talented designer Merve Kahraman has created an exclusive  collection of hybrid chairs. Series Hybrid chairs consists of two comfy, fancy armchairs, representing a deer and a white rabbit. The author draw inspiration from ancient mythology and the myth of half-human, so chairs can be seen as a kind of hybrid method to combine into one man and beast in real life. 

Source: mervekahraman.com

Rainbow Map of the World, by Mademoiselle Maurice.  
The work - a map of the world created in the negative space of water that had been poured from above - has been featured at Backside Gallery in Marseille, France. Below the work, test tubes are neatly lined up in a row, showing you which color the artist used for each individual section. 
The piece is part of the solo show “Colors are the New Black” dedicated to the French artist. The exhibition includes her trademark origami pieces, including photos of installations she’s created on the streets, as well as works made with completely different mediums like thread and colored water.    
Source: Backside Gallery 

Rainbow Map of the World, by Mademoiselle Maurice.  

The work - a map of the world created in the negative space of water that had been poured from above - has been featured at Backside Gallery in Marseille, France. Below the work, test tubes are neatly lined up in a row, showing you which color the artist used for each individual section.

The piece is part of the solo show “Colors are the New Black” dedicated to the French artist. The exhibition includes her trademark origami pieces, including photos of installations she’s created on the streets, as well as works made with completely different mediums like thread and colored water.    

Source: Backside Gallery 

“Amalgamated” collection, by Tuomas Markunpoika.
Finnish artist Tuomas Markunpoika, of Studio Markunpoika, glues hundreds of pencils together in sheets and then uses a machine lathe to carve them down into these original and beautiful vases. The project is intended to explore the relationship of a mass produced ‘tool’ and its individual purpose. The beauty of the pencil as an object seems to go unnoticed if utilized only for their primary purpose.
Source: thisiscolossal.com

“Amalgamated” collection, by Tuomas Markunpoika.

Finnish artist Tuomas Markunpoika, of Studio Markunpoika, glues hundreds of pencils together in sheets and then uses a machine lathe to carve them down into these original and beautiful vases. The project is intended to explore the relationship of a mass produced ‘tool’ and its individual purpose. The beauty of the pencil as an object seems to go unnoticed if utilized only for their primary purpose.

Source: thisiscolossal.com

Deep In a Dream — Central Park, by Michael Massaia.

Central Park at night is filled with a quiet mystery. “Deep In a Dream — Central Park” is a powerful, captivating series of large format, black and white images capturing the city in its most haunting, desolate, and inviting moments. Pics were taken between the hours of 2 am and 6 am.

Source: http://www.michaelmassaia.com/

Country family photos, by Sebastian Luczywo.

Father-of-two Sebastian Luczywo captures playful moments with his family and pets in rural Poland. The photographer has the rare talent of halting time with his camera, capturing fleeting and lively moments spent with his loved ones in a rural village in eastern Poland .

Source: 500px

UNIQLO Store Installation in Ginza, Tokyo.Japanese fashion brand UNIQLO commissioned the designer Emmanuelle Moureaux to create an installation that captures the soul of its spring 2014 collection of linen garments."Colorful wind" is a composition of 2,400, 4.7-meter long strips of rainbow-hued paper that float as a massive rectangular volume over mannequins sporting the japanese brand’s linen clothes. From below, fans blow upwards causing the strands to lift and sway gently, reminiscent of a spring breeze.
The installation will travel to 26 global cities in 8 countries, stopping off at 51 stores that include New York’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Oxford Street locations. Source: Designerboom.com

UNIQLO Store Installation in Ginza, Tokyo.

Japanese fashion brand UNIQLO commissioned the designer Emmanuelle Moureaux to create an installation that captures the soul of its spring 2014 collection of linen garments.
"Colorful wind" is a composition of 2,400, 4.7-meter long strips of rainbow-hued paper that float as a massive rectangular volume over mannequins sporting the japanese brand’s linen clothes. From below, fans blow upwards causing the strands to lift and sway gently, reminiscent of a spring breeze.

The installation will travel to 26 global cities in 8 countries, stopping off at 51 stores that include New York’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Oxford Street locations.

Source: Designerboom.com

The Garden of Earthly Delights, by  Hieronymus Bosch (c.1500, Prado Museum, Madrid).That’s the painting featured in Person of Interest, Season 3, Episode 20 (Death Benefit). In the episode Senator Garrison (John Doman) meets John Greer (John Nolan) in the art museum just in front of the triptych.As for the meaning, some critics have interpreted the triptych as warning on the transience of earthly pleasure. Proponents of this idea though pointed out that the triptych’s center panel portrays a joyous world - when humanity will experience a rebirth of the innocence enjoyed by Adam and Eve before their fall. Or that it represents the state of mankind on the eve of the Flood.
In recent years several art historians have emphasized the ironic elements of ’’The Garden”. According to their interpretation “Bosch does not present a clear, but an ambiguous world. […] It can be understood as a moral insight into the incurability of human folly, whose ridiculousness only becomes endurable by laughing.”

The Garden of Earthly Delights, by  Hieronymus Bosch (c.1500, Prado Museum, Madrid).

That’s the painting featured in Person of Interest, Season 3, Episode 20 (Death Benefit). In the episode Senator Garrison (John Doman) meets John Greer (John Nolan) in the art museum just in front of the triptych.

As for the meaning, some critics have interpreted the triptych as warning on the transience of earthly pleasure. Proponents of this idea though pointed out that the triptych’s center panel portrays a joyous world - when humanity will experience a rebirth of the innocence enjoyed by Adam and Eve before their fall. Or that it represents the state of mankind on the eve of the Flood.

In recent years several art historians have emphasized the ironic elements of ’’The Garden”. According to their interpretation “Bosch does not present a clear, but an ambiguous world. […] It can be understood as a moral insight into the incurability of human folly, whose ridiculousness only becomes endurable by laughing.”

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust (1913): Tea and petite Madeleines (top photo).


Taken from “Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals”, by Dinah Fried. The designer cooked, photographed and art directed recreations of 50 meals found in literature, from Oliver Twist to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Can you recognize the other courses - and the books they’re taken from?

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SPOTLIGHT: Mind-Bending Surreal Photography by Hossein Zare

Hossein Zare is a self-learned photographer based in Bushehr, Iran.

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