Yayoi Kusama

Photobucket Photobucket Yayoi Kusama previously-blogged (born March 29, 1929) has been called Japan's greatest living artist. Born in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Kusama has experienced hallucinations and severe obsessive thoughts since childhood, often of a suicidal nature. Early in Kusama's career, she began covering surfaces (walls, floors, canvases, and later, household objects and naked assistants) with the polka dots that would become a trademark of her work. The vast fields of polka dots, or "infinity nets", as she called them, were taken directly from her hallucinations. She left her native country at the age of 27 for New York City, on the advice of Georgia O'Keefe. During her time in the United States, she quickly established her reputation as a leader in the avant-garde movement. She organized outlandish happenings in conspicuous spots like Central Park and the Brookyln Bridge, was enormously productive, and counted Joseph Cornell among her friends and supporters, but did not profit financially from her work. She returned to Japan in ill health in 1973. Her work shares some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop, and abstract expressionism, but she describes herself as an obsessive artist. Her artwork is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content, and includes paintings, soft sculptures, performance art and installations. Yayoi Kusama has exhibited work with Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Jasper Johns. Kusama represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993, and in 1998 & 1999 a major retrospective exhibition of her work toured the U.S. and Japan. Today she lives, by choice, in a mental hospital in Tokyo, where she has continued to produce work since the mid-1970s. Her studio is a short distance from the hospital. "If it were not for art, I would have killed myself a long time ago," Kusama is often quoted as saying. (via Metro Artwork) Photobucket

Alexander Wells

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket ' Growing up in south England, Alexander attended the University of Westminister in London. He now works and resides in the sea side town of Brighton next to a very loud seagull. Alexander uses both traditional and digital mediums in creating images, which allows him to tackle a diverse range of briefs.' Link here. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Guangdong Museum

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket The Guangdong Museum is one of four major cultural landmark buildings for the new financial hub in Zhujiang Xincheng (Pearl River New Town) of Guangzhou. Rocco Design Architects Ltd. was announced winner of an international invited competition in May 2004 and was subsequently appointed as design architect of the project. The five-storey museum has a total floor area of approximately 67,000 square metres. (via ArchDaily) Photobucket

Sasha Exo Li

Photobucket Photobucket Sasha Exo Li is a talented Russian illustrator. You can view more of her work on her DeviantArt page. Click here to view the link. Photobucket

Massive McMuffin Breakfast

Photobucket Photobucket Massive McMuffin Breakfast ad was done by DDB New Zealand advertising agency for Mcmuffin Egg (for McDonald's) in New Zealand. It was released in the December 2010. Link here. Photobucket

Gustavo Boroni

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Twitter led me to the work of Brazilian fashion photographer Gustavo Boroni. Lovely stuff all around! Click here, here and here to view his work. Photobucket

Solitaire Win Sculpture

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Solitaire Win, a three dimensional sculpture of the old Windows game 'Solitaire' by creative duo Lars Marcus Vedeler and Theo Tveterås of Oslo, Norway. Click here for the link. Photobucket

Frozen Ghost Vodka

Photobucket Photobucket Frozen Ghost Vodka, the “Supernatural Super-Premium Vodka”, not only has the spookiest vodka packaging around but also the best ghost story, The Legend of the Frozen Ghost. Dallas-base marketing agency Levenson & Hill devised the concept and story for the vodka and incorporating Tobias into the bottle’s glass design. Photobucket

Nick Gentry

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Nick Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins and has exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe. As part of a generation that grew up surrounded by floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the sociological impact of a new internet culture. His portraits use a combination of obsolete media formats, making a comment on waste culture, life cycles and identity. Using old disks as a canvas, these artefacts are combined to create photo-fits and identities that may draw connections to the personal information that is then forever locked down underneath the paint. This has led to an exploration of the ways in which humankind is integrating with technology. As it reaches a tipping point, this new movement is becoming increasingly apparent as a cultural and social transition of our time. Will humans be forever compatible with our own technology? Photobucket

Rhino Chair

Photobucket Photobucket Created by Spanish designer Maximo Riera, the ‘rhino chair’ is a continuation of his work which marries furniture with an animal as its main formal component. Like its predecessor the ‘octopus chair‘, the ‘rhino chair’ is composed of an inner frame along its main body in order to support its weight and reinforce its stability and balance. ‘Rhino chair’ is on show at 100% design London from September 22 – 25, 2011. Link here. Photobucket Photobucket