Nisse Landscape Snowglobes

14th December 2010Art, Design

These 14 Nisse Landscape Snowglobes plan and correlate the relationship between the Nisse (elf), Santa Clause and the human race, all by studying the different architectural elements and a particular vision of the modern city. The lovely concept by Danish workshop collective DAC, the Dansk Architectural Center.

NY Times Magazine Presents ‘Fourteen Actors Acting’

12th December 2010Art, Film

The New York Times Magazine’s annual Hollywood Issue comes out Sunday. In advance of the print edition, the Times Web site unveiled an inspired take on the issue’s typical photo spread that features the “actors who defined cinema in 2010.” The videos, Fourteen Actors Acting shot simply in black and white, is a “video gallery of classic screen … Read More

Natalie Portman’s Black Swan

11th December 2010Art, Film

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEq6AUZ8v_8] Black Swan, the psychological thriller tells the story of rival ballerinas played by Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis competing for the lead role in Swan Lake. Film directed by Darren Aronofsky. Due for UK release in January 2011, it is already garnering Oscar buzz.

Somewhere by Sophia Coppola

8th December 2010Art, Fashion, Film

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEga7Hz9a3U] Academy award-winner stylish film director Sophia Coppola gets on famously with Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Marc Jacobs, so it was fitting that the French fashion house threw a party in honour of her new film, ‘Somewhere’, in Los Angeles last night. The film tells a sceptical story about the pitfalls of fame and celebrity. Its hero … Read More

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

30th November 2010Art

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOFjZSovR0] Sadler’s Wells Theatre, New Adventures, returns for its annual Christmas season with a typically unique interpretation of the best loved fairy tale of all, Cinderella. A completely revised version of Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’, first staged in 1997. In typical Bourne style, of course, there’s a twist: Set in London during the Second World War, here … Read More

Pam Glew’s Flag Circus

26th November 2010Art, Fashion

The urban artist Pam Glew’s latest London exhibition “Circus” sees her painting portraits of iconic faces onto national flags. Glew is best known for her unique bleaching technique on national flags. She uses dye and stitch to paint, deconstruct and distress vintage materials in her own breed of painting. Heavily inspired by film, her strong cinematic … Read More

Get closer to Rob Ryan

17th November 2010Art, Design

Four days left until 20th November at The Air Gallery, you can get closer to Rob Ryan’s world of romance ‘The Stars Shine All Day Too”. It is a major new exhibition by internationally renowned artist, presented by TAG Fine Arts. It’s a brilliant opportunity to see the artists’ sensational new hand-crafted papercuts and screenprints. His highly elaborate papercuts have … Read More

Have you been to Fashion Illustration Gallery in London?

10th November 2010Art, Book, Design, Fashion

It would be a great chance to see Cover Art, a unique collection of original works on paper made by René Gruau (1909-2004) for your first visit at the Fashion Illustration Gallery in Mayfair. Showcasing the front covers of the worlds first ever international rag trade magazine International Textiles from 1946 to 1984. A lasting influence on decades that followed, … Read More

The techno-clockwork of animated V&A logo – Troika’s tunnel vision

9th November 2010Art, Design

Troika responded to the brief with ‘Palindrome’, a kinetic sign that directs visitors to London’s V&A Museum from the tunnel at South Kensington tube station. The classic logo looks to be made from three floating deconstructed sections of lettering. To view the piece in action, check out the video. Referencing the simple beauty of Alan Fletcher’s celebrated identity for … Read More