New Botany, a series by artist Bozena Rydlewska features breathtakingly ornamental illustrations of nature. In addition to the two dimensional pieces by the artist – also known as “Bozka” – she created a three dimensional prototype pop-up book using some of the same pieces. Read more
There are several amazing milliners out there.
Philip Treacy, Vivien Sheriff, Noel Stewart, Narida Fraiman, Piers Atkinson, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, Bundle Maclaren and Stephen Jones to name same of the best. Their hats, headwear, fascinators and more have graced the covers of magazines worldwide and topped the heads of the most royal to the most outrageous. Read more
A series of identifiable and popular brand logos comprised of red roses and photographed underwater using the subtle light distortions of the water’s own energy. From Louis Vuitton to Nike, the rose logos were captured ‘in camera’ without the use of post production, either traditional or digital.
By taking the red roses, a symbol of unrelenting love, and juxtaposing against a deep dark void, London based photographer Alexander James is making a social commentary on how we ourselves are drowning in a society dominated by a reverence towards branding and celebrity.
images courtesy of the artist and Distil Ennui Studio
About Alexander’s work practice in his own words:
“My photographs are always presented ‘as-shot’ without post production either traditional or digital. It is this dedication to ‘in camera’ purity that establishes a predominant focal point for my practice.
The quality of the work and the purity of the process is paramount, distilling elements out with the use of deep blacks; hoping to convey rich layers of meaning in what at first appear deceptively simple images.
Distil Ennui; def… to extract the essence and beauty of life to appease world weariness.”
Alexander James is represented by Pertwee Anderson & Gold
Fashion has gone flowery in the latest Dior Autumn Winter Haute Couture Collection. Formal dresses, skirts, blouses and gowns emulate pansies, bearded irises, tulips and other flowers (even sea sponges) with their patterns, texture, colors and designs. Read more