Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Gene Kelly on "The Muppet Show"

I think its time for a little bit of a classical influence :)

Also, check out this little skit featuring Grover (which has to be my ABSOLUTE favorite skit, which I actually remember watching when I was 4 or 5.)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Man decorates basement in Sharpie

Ususally I'm wary when I hear about projects done in sharpie or duct tape. There are a lot of people doing really cool things with both materials, but there are also a lot of people making complete crap out of both materials.

This guy, I must say, has done a real classy job with black sharpie.

"When Charlie Kratzer started on the basement art project in his south Lexington home, he was surrounded by walls painted a classic cream. Ten dollars of Magic Marker and Sharpie later, the place was black and cream and drawn all over. . .

Says Kratzer, 53, the associate general counsel for Lexmark: "People are amazed that with something as simple and inexpensive as a Sharpie, you can decorate a whole basement."

How did this Sharpie world start? With a single swipe of the marker.

Kratzer started mid-wall, with the Salon by Picasso. Then he thought, well, taking a design out to the edge of the wall wouldn't be overwhelming.

Then the rest of the basement flared off that first wall."

Check out the rest of the really cool article, and the cool rotating photograph showing all 360 degrees of his sharpie-done basement.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Anti-Theft Lunch Bag

New York-based Sherwood Forlee came up with a lunch bag that will stop would-be lunch thieves dead in their tracks. How? By printing "mold" onto a ziploc bag. The printed mold (ink) would deter anyone from trying to swipe your delicious lunch.

(From an art standpoint, this is a really cool idea, although it might lack some of the kick that leaving a sandwich baited with something nasty in it for your lunch thief to find does.)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mind-Bending archetecture

"Venice Architecture Biennale: Dutch architects NL present this series of images in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale."
(From De Zene)

For example :

What if airliners flew in the same V-formation as most birds?

And how would YOU feel if you saw THIS coming at you down the highway?

These are just two small snapshots of the complete works, which are all very well-done and really cool to look and think about. See the full images here :

Friday, September 5, 2008

Typewriter scuplture

Jeremy Mayer makes sculptures from old typewriter parts, like this reclining lady.

"I disassemble typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. I do not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together- the process is entirely cold assembly.

I'm very interested in assembly, particularly in nature. I pay very close attention to the strong current in science and technology flowing inexorably toward an emulation of natural systems. Over the years I've been watching the advances in molecular engineering and biotechnology with giddy anticipation and also with a faint ping of trepidation. I love the sciences and science fiction, and both disciplines often stress the importance of considering the ramifications of implementing new technologies. These interests figure greatly into my sculpture and drawings. "


Check out his website, see more of his works, and get information about his past a future shows here

Thursday, September 4, 2008

See-Through Skyscraper

The folks over at the New York Times caught this photo of 7 World Trade Center almost completely disappearing into the New York Skyline.

Check out the full-size photo and article here