Salt Labyrinth

Art & Photography

Amazing work by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto. In Japanese culture salt is not only a necessary element to sustain human life, but it is also a symbol of purification. He uses salt in loose form to create intricate labyrinth patterns on the gallery floor or in baked brick form to construct large interior structures.
More information on project Force on Nature and his own website Motoi.biz

Motoi Yamamoto

Motoi Yamamoto

Motoi Yamamoto

Motoi Yamamoto

Stunning wide angle views

Art & Photography

Christian Stoll, photographer, makes stunning wide angle views of futuristic locations. See more at his site: www.christian-stoll.com

Christian Stoll

Tokyo Compression

Art & Photography

Photographer Michael Wolf is fascinated by urban complexity and finds his inspiration in many dense situations. Enjoy his project called Tokyo compression. More fabulous photos of people pressed against fogged-up Tokyo subway windows here. By Michael Wolf.

Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression

Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression

Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression

Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression

Julia Chesky

Art & Photography

Julia Chesky has a great blog about the art of fashion, Manhattan and window shopping. She makes intriguing pictures of the fashion world, in close-up.

She states: There are just so many things to gawk over at different points in the window. I zoom in, then move out really slowly. I guess that is how my mind works.

window-dressing

Julia Chesky

Cinderella’s Series

Art & Photography

Dutch designer Anna Ter Haar presents her “Cinderella’s Series” of tables and chairs. This young designer uses blown glass  in a new way. It sure lookes great, a gives the particular items an eye-cathing element.

More of her work, see www.annaterhaar.nl

Cinderella Series by Anna ter Haar

Cinderella Series by Anna ter Haar

Jasper de Beijer

Art & Photography

With the Recollector de Beijer reconstructs colonial history with elements of the archives of Spaarnestad Photo and brings it to life in a new environment.

The Recollector is a 3D collage, created in the computer. Jasper de Beijer has used video game technology to create a virtual environment which is somewhere between a museum, a theatre and a photo archive. www.therecollector.net

Jasper de Beijer

Jasper de Beijer

 

Dutch Design Week 2010

Art & Photography

Wow, it was truly inspiring to see so many extraordinary design objects. One of my personal favourites was the work of young designer Valentin Löllmann. By envisioning the object in a different context, he makes wonderful, strange new creations.

Polanoid

Art & Photography

Who isn’t longing for the instant-ready photographs of the Polaroid.  The one-take shots resulted in sometimes blurry but magical images. Admire the photographs at the community site Polanoid and see here the photo of the day.