New Botany in Two and Three Dimensions by Bozena Rydlewska.

New Botany by Bozka

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

Just Grow It! Nikes Transformed Into Nature by Mr. Plant.

nike just grow it

Christophe Guinet (aka Mr. Plant) has a personal project, Just Grow It!, in which he turned Nike kicks into a series of living sculptures. Read more

Now THESE are Easter Bonnets. Incredible Floral Hats and Headresses.

floral easter bonnets

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 Bouquet Of Birds. Artist Hong Yi Uses Flowers Petals To Construct Birds.

Malaysian artist and architect Hong Yi (aka Red) whose wonderful portrait made of socks and coffee stain portrait for Nespresso I have already shared with you, has this sweet series of birds made of flower petals, herbs, dried leaves and twigs. Read more

Drowning In Brands. Underwater Rosae Still Life Logo Series by Alexander James.

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.

Apple:

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.

Chanel:

McDonalds:

Louis Vuitton:

Mercedes Benz:

Gucci:

Nike:

Volkswagon:

Yves Saint-Laurent:

Fendi:

Givenchy:

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

The Dior Autumn Winter Haute Couture Collection Will Grow On You.

Dior Autumn Winter Haute Couture Collection

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