Designer Chris Labrooy, inspired by his design heroes; architects Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry and designer Ettore Sottsass, has created 3D typography based on their works using computer rendering and illustration. Read more
Now you can impress the Easter Bunny with stylish and artfully decorated eggs created by the Eggbot Robotic Decorating Kit, updated and available for purchase. Read more
3DD (3 Double D) is a celebration of womens’ breasts in three dimensions. Boob-lover and photographer Henry Hargreaves conceived of and photographed the 86 page book of 3D images of all sorts of breasts, which comes complete with a free pair of 3D glasses. Read more
I’ve written a few posts on the many items made with Swarovski crystals, including two previous wallpaper designs embellished with the Austrian crystals; Maya Romanoff and Joanna Basford’s designs (which you can see here).
Now, Swarovski Elements has released a collection conceived by British wallpaper designer Karen Beauchamp, who has designed for Cole & Sons as well as Miller & Harris wallpapers, to name a few. These sparkly new wallpapers take interior design to the next level using state-of-the-art technology. Eleven creations were designed using rich colors like royal blue, eggplant and burgundy intertwined with classic designs like damask, paisley and stripes, all topped off with a dash of Swarovski Elements.
In addition to the nine styles shown above, orinetal Crackle Texture and Silk Velvet round out the collection. Each is available in multiple colorways, please visit their facebook page to see other examples of color combinations.
Wondering what the heck else is studded with Swarovski Crystals?
• How about a bicycle?
• Or Bathroom Sinks?
I’m know I’m behind on sharing some of the best 2011 wall calendars with my readers, so I hope you’ll forgive me for the delay. One of the most coveted art photography calendars, which most of you have probably not yet seen despite the fact that we are 1/4 through the year, features a hot chick and hot wheels…. Tuning World’s 2011 Miss Tuning Calendar. Read more
Character of Finland is a company that rescues old typographic signage from demolition, chooses the most stylish letters and turns them into individual design objects that they offer for sale. After replacing the old neon tubes with LEDs, they add a transformer, install a power cord and give them a new life cycle that you can purchase for yourself.
Numbers, letters and glyphs are amongst their offerings you can buy here
Tel . + 358 9 682 2002
Advertising and marketing agencies are often inspired by fine art. Such is the case with Etcetera’s wonderful promotional posters for Dutch Book Week. Read more
Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011
She loved men. And diamonds. And we loved her. This morning’s death of legend Dame Elizabeth Taylor is being felt around the world. The world’s most glamorous actress of all time passed away at age 79 of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles early this morning, prompting bloggers and newspeople to begin publishing the many incredible images of the violet-eyed beauty and details of her illustrious career. Read more
Martin Sigal is a photographer specializing in advertising photography for the last fifteen years. Whether shooting people, cars, products, or landscapes, he balances a refined accuracy with a human touch, always bringing a fresh approach to projects and avoiding the predictable.
Here’s just a sampling of his enormous body of work. The following were used as images in various ad campaigns for many of his prestigious clients.
Martin has received several awards in the most prestigious festivals around the world such as Cannes, Clio, D&D, NYF, Lapiz, Fiap & Circulo de Creativos, among others. He was portrayed in the Photography Annual of Comarts magazine. In 2004, 2006 & 2008 he was portrayed several of his pictures in the 200 Best Photographers Worldwide issue of the renowned Luerzer’s Archive magazine On a more personal level, Sigal’s creative innovation combined a friendly, even-tempered demeanor when working with subjects make him a professional who approaches each picture with an open disposition, while his work reflects his life story – a dedication to artistry with a global outlook “ I am grateful to photography because it was allowed me to explore a world that blends fiction and reality, and portraying that duality provides a constant and fascinating challenge.” Sigal lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and two kids.
Martin Sigal photo
Martín Sigal is represented by the following agencies
In Argentina, Latin America and Spain:
(1640) San Isidro,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+ (54911) 69450045
In the United States:
343 East 18th Street, Lower
New York, NY 10003, USA
212 727 1400
Christian Severin & Christian Wendeler GbR.
22761 Hamburg, Germany
+ (4940) 800 80 99 99