Paper Art

There is origami, and then there is paper sculpture. Just  discovered the work of American Stephanie Beck, paper artist. She creates sculptural paper compositions of imagined urban landscapes, all featuring multitudes of handcrafted small-scale paper shapes and structures that are cut and glued together. By hand. “My work is inspired by images of archaeological sites, architectural history, aerial photos … Continue reading Paper Art

When Art Meets Animation

What did the world look like through Van Gogh's eyes? Mac Cauley, a New York based animator created this astonishing virtual visit of Le Café de Nuit ( “The Night Café”), painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888, depicting Le Café de la Gare in Arles, where he lived towards the end of this tumultuous life. Ever wondered how many … Continue reading When Art Meets Animation

Weird, Wild, Wonderful

This photoset of the Polish photographer Sebastian Luczywo reminds me of the imagery of Black Cat, White Cat, Emir Kusturica's best known films. (Scroll down to the end to see why.) Read a short review of the film here, and see a short visual summary here. The soundtrack (mostly by Goran Bregovic), as with all Kusturica's films, is … Continue reading Weird, Wild, Wonderful

Style Crush: Geo-Jewelry

Meet and marvel at Malin Menningsson's wearable jewelry art: and this is how it's made: Malin's story Shop Malin here.

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Their spelling is not great but these young parkourists (parkourers?) more than make up for it with their acrobatics.

They were a nice bunch.

Mimi asked me if they didn’t mind me taking their photographs and posting them on the internet.

They didn’t.

They were far from camera shy.

I enjoyed spending 15 minutes with them.
They were fit, enthusiastic, sober, did not bother anyone.

They don’t care much about cartilage, or joints (the ones that act as an articulation between two limbs), or sprained ankles, or broken wrists.

They are young.
They are having fun.

Fair play to them.

Like it or not, the little mememe2U will be doing parkour from now on.
Shag all extortionate registration fees, licences or bored instructors.

All you need is a pair of runners, a few rocks or elevated walkways. And go bare chest.

I may allow Mimi to wear a vest.

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Floral Fiend

From real flowers art to digitally-enhanced flowers from www.isabellemenin.com Intensely beautiful and wonderfully eerie ...  The dark side ... and the light

Bugs & Blossoms

This post was inspired by some beautiful spring days that made clicking on the Instagram icon on my phone all worth it again, because of Japan, and a reminder that it is Van Gogh's birthday (30th of March) and that he was good with blossoms (below): So, because spring has sprung - in some parts … Continue reading Bugs & Blossoms

The Art of The Art Display

I have long been obsessed with art displays in the home, from wall galleries to shelf mini-collections. Incidentally, I've come across this little article from one my favourite contributors on Remodelista, Julie Carlson, the same week I've compiled my own favourite art displays and tips on how to do them well on IMAGE.ie. How to: Art In … Continue reading The Art of The Art Display

Culture Guide: 20–30 April

Published on: THE DAILY GLOSS ART | METHOD & FORM, April 25 In collaboration with the Dublin Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks will host an afternoon of talks exploring how past and present come together in contemporary Irish applied arts. The event will take place in the magnificent The Palatine Room and the … Continue reading Culture Guide: 20–30 April

Culture Guide: 10-20 April 2015

Published on: THE DAILY GLOSS Sunny evenings prompt a cultural reawakening. Plan your week around a daily shot of art and culture. MUSIC Record Store Day | Friday April 18 Celebrate the 7th World Record Store Day 2015 in Ireland in your local independent store around the country. Commandeered by David Grohl,  ‪#‎RSD15‬ has prepared an impressive celebratory … Continue reading Culture Guide: 10-20 April 2015

Artful Arrangements

I followed some on my own advice here , and the tips in this Remodelista post to create these little artful displays with only the things already at hand in my living room. I used a mix of antiques, contemporary items, IKEA and custom-made frames to create three separate displays on three walls of my living room using … Continue reading Artful Arrangements

Outdoor Theatre

Published on image.ie From garden art last week to art in the garden today, because there is more to gardens than pretty flowers… Gardens provide wonderful inspiration for artists, and make an atmospheric setting for open-air performances and fun garden parties. Here’s our round-up of artsy outdoor entertainment in Dublin over the next month. First … Continue reading Outdoor Theatre