Category Archives: Art

Google Maps – You’re a Wreck!!!

Google Maps still has the ability to surprise and reward those who are prepared to explore – above ground or underwater. That’s great web-design, content and conversation strategy. A literal “deep dive” for the seriously engaged. See what (and who!) you can find by clicking this link,-82.624532&spn=0.18,0.3&cbll=26.551294,-82.624532&layer=c&panoid=OfNKVnUILnUAAAGuvUsr7A&cbp=,91.29,,0,-0.0&output=classic

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Best Actress Ever

Matthew Frost has directed a series of knowing, funny, observational and in some places insightful films, for Vogue and others. About celebrity, beauty, fashion, fragility, absurdity, irony and the arts. Here are some of them: FASHION FILM from Matthew Frost on Vimeo. BEST ACTRESS OF ALL TIME from Matthew Frost on Vimeo. SLOW MOTION from […]

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China, The Way North Korea Wants You To See It

China is no stranger to propaganda, and in many cases the methods are no different to what they’ve been historically – manipulation and censorship, of press and online; release of official “how to behave” documents; flat out denial or counter-attack with regard to pollution, human rights issues, housing problems etc… But to imagine what modern […]

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Modern Art was a CIA weapon

  The Independent has a fascinating article about how the CIA used Abstract Expressionism to promote America’s cultural superiority over Russia during the cold war. Marshall McLuhan and Adam Curtis would have been proud! Read the article here.

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Interior Decadence

Combining luxurious natural stone with sterling silver and 24K gold, these platters are the height of “elegant tabletop décor”. Decadence fit for a Borgia. Buy them here  

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Editorial Trends for 2013

2012 is the year mixed media exploded onto the pages of our favorite fashion magazines.  Whether painted, illustrated, layered, collaged, or all of the above, editors internationally took a cue from the art world to offer up some truly original and visually enticing stories.  In contrast to continually seeing the same superstar photogs, the name of […]

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Colour Psychology

I’m learning about colours today. Here, here, and here. What do you know? Share with me. Book by Tauba Auerbach. Now on my Christmas list. Dont forget to explore Pantonism and False Arms, or even keep tabs on Plenty of Colour  

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Why Handwriting Matters

The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why it Still Matters by Philip Hensher Does handwriting have a value that email and texting can’t replace? This article, by Philip Hensher, laments the slow death of the written word, and explains how putting pen to paper can still occupy a special place in our […]

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World of Experience

Happy Valentine’s Day. Click the map to explore the Atlas of Experience Click here to view “Pleasure” in detail.

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False Arms

Similar to Pantonism, False Arms is another useful website that trawls through images based on their colours. Useful for designers, presentations and image searchers.

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