Tag Archives: artist

Embracing imperfections

13 May

506a2a76fb04d60a47000e15__w_530_h_530_s_fit_kleinWhat we did to pottery and ceramic ware yesterday, we can do to walls, rooms and houses today: enhance cracks, cuts, bruises and breaks by purposefully incorporating them . Olivo Barbieri’s image entitled Napoli shows this beautifully. Ironically enough Olivo’s print is worth a fair bit … as you can see on p. 216 in the issuu-based auction catalogue Italia.  Image found on FFFFOUND!; followed to ApartmentTherapy and beyond to David John’s site YouHaveBeenHereSomeTime.


Cutlery for the hungry

11 Mar


Designed by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Reigelmann (nice team photo). Goes by the name of Bite (see Portfolio/Objects/3, 4 & 5). Designed to highlight starvation and obesity.

Some artsy vegetables (nsfw)

28 Feb


Belgian artist Heidi Voet calls this 2010 project Fruit & Vegetables. Unlike our aesthetically challenged fruit & veg here, these are both aesthetic and perhaps challenging, through Heidi’s unique juxtaposition. A statement from her website explains “Images of naked ladies taken from Chinese magazines are combined with vegetables. The fresh vegetables visually complete the young bodies, highlighting consumption and each other’s limited preservability.”

One of the images was incorporated into a poster & invitation/booklet for her exhibition If I Was Beautiful. If I Had The Time. by Belgian graphic designer Raf van Campenhoudt. The poster was turned into a billboard in the public space during the World Expo in Shanghai, 2010. (F&V via bellemelle)


Invite someone dangerous to tea

19 Feb


Translation into English can be found here. Teas can be found here. Doesn’t Pu-Erh sound like something Winnie-the-Pooh would contemplate, after too much honey maybe?

Learn to watch snails

19 Feb

Everyone is an artist

Let yourself fall.
Learn to observe snails.
Plant impossible gardens.
Invite someone dangerous to tea.
Make little signs, that say “Yes” and distribute them around your house.
Be a friend of Freedom and Uncertainty.
Look forward to dreams.
Cry during movies.
Swing yourself as high as you can, on a Swing by Moonlight.
Cultivate various moods.
Refuse to be “responsible”. Do it out of love.
Take lots of naps.
Give away money. Do it now. The Money will follow.
Believe in magic.
Laugh often.
Bathe in moonlight.
Dream wild, imaginative dreams.
Draw on the walls.
Read every day.
Imagine, you were enchanted.
Giggle with children.
Listen to the old.
Open up, dive in, be free.
Bless yourself.
Relinquish fear.
Play with everything.
Entertain the child within.
You are innocent.
Build a castle from blankets.
Get wet.
Hug a tree.
Write love letters.

Loose translation from German of Jeder Mensch ist ein Künstler by Joseph Beuys found here.