Covered in Umbrellas

The sight of 400 red suspended umbrellas could almost look like the lanterns that are displayed in Asian festivals. A mall in the city of Talca was adorned with this rainproof roof to create a visual impression of the people who live in a quiet and more or less unknown city. (via Trendhunter)

Santiago Velazco

Santiago Velazco (Montevideo, 1976) Artist and graphic designer. He studied art Badaró Henry and Fernando López Lage in FAC. Níspero joined the group and won first prize in the Phillips Digital Art Expression category, the National stage and the second prize category Phillips Art Expression digital phase Latinoamericana (Marta Traba Gallery - São Paulo - Brazil). He was recently selected for the 10th Biennial of Havana, Cuba. (via Aarta)

Scott Harrison

I’m currently enjoying the work of Scott Harrison. He is an internationally recognized tattoo artist, infamous for his peculiar cartoon imagery and lack of finesse. Check out his work.

39 Inch Snail

Colourful and cute, these measuring snails are guaranteed to raise a smile. They might not be fast, but they are accurate in both centimeters & inches. Available in pack of 6 - single colour: Red, Blue, Green, Charcoal, White. or in assorted colours pack of 12. Link here.

Alice in Wonderland

Just about anything Johnny Depp and Tim Burton combo has to be awesome! Maybe this movie will be like Alice in Wonderland on acid. Lol. I am so excited, can hardly wait! Link here.

Peter Root

Low-Rise, 2006, Staples and mirror, 180cm x 80cm installation by Peter Root.

Zhou Fan

" A series of my paintings is based on dreams that I had as a child of many many jellyfish floating in the sky, some of which fell to the ground on parachures and became mushrooms. These dreams had a strong impact on me, and I remember them vividly. Somehow I feel that it is easier to focus on dreams than reality. In one particular painting, there is a boy crying because he keeps things within him, is easily sad, and he refuses to face reality. " - Zhou Fan

Henk Hofstra

Last April, 2007 Henk Hofstra created an "urban river" in Drachten, The Netherlands. The Blue Road installation is an example of what mind-blowing urban public art can be. Featuring 1000 metres of road painted blue and the phrase " Water is Life " written in eight-metre-high letters across it, the Blue Road is reminiscent of the waterway that used to be where the road is now. It's a memorial to nature, but it's also just plain awe-inspiring. There's even a few cool tidbits along the road, like a sinking car. The project took 4000 litres of paint and cost 75,000 Euros. Half of the cost was covered by municipal funds. Hofstra wants the road to be visible on Google Earth, but it hasn't shown up yet. (via Trontoist)

Pablo González

p " If what we are is based on the experiences we have lived, and the memories of these experiences mutate with time, then we are no more than just a metaphor of ourselves. " - Pablo González ( born Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Lives and works in Miami and Paris )

Matt W Moore + The Cool Hunter

Mini Cooper painting designs by The Cool Hunter (shown above) and by Portland-based artist Matt W Moore (shown below), whom we previously blogged about. Fun stuff. Links here and here. Thanks for the correction, Bill!