Here’s what Stormtroopers do when they have some free time. Check out Stéfan’s photostream on Flickr for more photos. Thank you Slaven for the link!
Gotta share more work from artist Julian Gallasch (based in Brazil) for I am numbed by his awesomeness!
‘ Here is the memory in the body, the trauma remembered by the body. The feeling of love toward a little girl around or younger than adolescent age, is called the Lolita syndrome. The emotion evoked by Lolita, strictly speaking, is closer to compassion than to love. Or rather, it might be the mixture of both. In any case, her asexuality or immature sexuality and the psychological unrest or uneasiness caused by it stir the emotion. Occasionally, she herself knows what part of herself moves people’s mind and intentionally displays and use it. It is none other than the image of an infirm and feeble-minded girl, which not only arouses the sexual fantasy more feminine than actual grown-up women but also stimulates the protection instinct of the man. Girls like this appear in Kwon Kyung Yup’s paintings. The asexual and immature sexual identity, the images of sickly and weak-spirited girls invoke the Lolita syndrome. While being depicted realistically, they are felt as unreal beings, looking artificial like animation characters or mannequins. The overlapping of tantalizingly realistic depiction and the image of purity suggested by the aseptic, unnatural condition as if being cleared of worldly pollution increases a strange tension. ‘
This wine rack by Iron Design Company wine rack holds to a half case, the fluid shape of this wine rack appears to be molded by the wine bottles themselves. Very, very nice.
House 01 model by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects – image courtesy Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects – Photo by Kaori Ichikawa – Japanese firm Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects have designed house 01 in Osaka, which is currently under construction. The house created for a couple is situated on a 30m2 site. (via Designboom)
Mehmet Turgut was born in Ankara on the 21st of July 1977… After receiving his grandfather’s name Mehmet Turgut, the same name would determine his faith as a photographer… For years he has mastered theoretical photography printing techniques, painting, sketching, and photo manipulation… As time passed, he dedicated himself to produce and shoot fictional photographs… Besides being an honorable member of Afsad, FSK & TFSF Turkish Art of Photography Federation, he is currently lecturing at Afsad (Ankara Photography Artists Club) and is pursuing his professional career in photography. Attended over 50 Performance/Q&A’s in Photography Clubs and Universities around Turkey. (via Model Mayhem)
Love this tableware with lettering on the prongs of forks that correspond with words imprinted in bowls. Designed by Kathryn Hinton. Check it out.
‘ DEARRAINDROP is an artist collective based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. DEARRAINDROP incorporates diverse disciplines that work together to create multifaceted sculptures and installations. Part of the collective’s operating philosophy is modeled on the idea that our greatest human capability is the ability to work together to achieve a greater goal. DEARRAINDROP’s work incorporates painting, collage, video, large-scale, interactive installation pieces, and hand-fabricated musical instruments. Joe Grillo and Laura Grant founded DEARRAINDROP in 1998. The collective is currently comprised of five artists: Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, Billy Grant, Chris Kucinski and Owen Osborn. ‘ (via V1gallery)