King Nerd Adds A Beautiful Touch to Jag’s 60th Anniversary E-Type Collection

King Nerd for Jaguar

On March 15th of this year Jaguar celebrated the 60th Anniversary of their famous E-Type with a series of limited edition tribute vehicles: six matched pairs of restored 3.8 E-types inspired by the iconic ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’ examples from the sports car’s 1961 Geneva launch. Already drool-worthy, Jaguar Classic enlisted engraving artist Johnny Dowell, aka King Nerd, to decorate the center console of each car, making them even more attractive. Read more

Bring a Towel: The Zuma Beach Paintings by Stephen Wright.

zuma beach paintings by stephen wright

With an impressive ouevre of figurative work already under his belt, the Zuma Beach Paintings by Stephen Wright, exemplify his skill at rendering photo-realistic water, light and movement. Read more

Nike v Lil Nas X Satan Shoes

Nike v Lil Nas X Satan Shoes

You might have caught wind of the Nike v Lil Nas X Satan Shoes drama in your newsfeeds. MSCHF (the über hot drop site) and rapper Lil Nas X collaborated on a pair of customized Nike shoes that were provocatively designed and beautifully boxed. The 666 customized versions of the Nike Air Max 97 aka “Satan Shoes” sporting a bronze pentagram, an inverted cross and a drop of real human blood sold out immediately. However, Nike was not happy and has issued a restraining order halting the shoes from shipping. Read more

Pierre Herme X Thomas Boog Easter Chocolates

pierre herme x thomas boog easter chocolates

The last time we blogged about Maison Pierre Hermé Paris, it was also regarding an art-inspired edible Easter confection. This year, the French chocolatier teamed up with designer Thomas Boog for yet more jaw-dropping Easter chocolates, inspired by both seashells and Italian painter Arcimboldo. Read more

Extraordinary Oil Paintings by Nick Alm

Oil Paintings Nick Alm

36 year old Swedish artist Nick Alm is a Contemporary Realist whose paintings of both social and private scenes exude an ethereal gestalt accentuated by his masterful command of light. Today we take a look at the extraordinary oil paintings by Nick Alm Read more

Angelina Jolie Seen 30 Years Apart By Two Photographers

Angelina Jolie at 15 and at 45

Any diehard Angelina Jolie fan has already seen the test shots of her taken back in 1991 by celebrity photographer Harry Langdon, Jr. There are lots of them and they are easily found floating around cyberspace. So why do we bring them up now? After seeing Jolie’s recent cover and editorial shots for Vogue UK by photographer Craig McDean, we couldn’t believe how little she’s changed in thirty years and thought it would be fun to put the photos side-by-side. Read more

Miniature Mid-Century Modern Homes Made of Clay

miniature mid-century homes

Artist John Brickels has been working with stoneware clay for over 30 years. Based in Lowell, Massachusetts, his works range from series of steampunk machines, cars and robots to architectural buildings. But it’s his miniature Mid-century Modern homes that I want to share with you today. Read more

Way Cool Creative Print Ads For Hugo Boss

creative print ads for Hugo BossI missed this ad campaign last year and suspect many of you did as well given the shrinking number of magazine purchases. If it appeared online, it escaped me. That said, I’d like to share with you last year’s S/S Hugo Boss ad campaign for its beautiful fashion photography, design and art direction. Read more