Is Urban Outfitters Trying to Be as Offensive as It Possibly Can? Urban Outfitters' Kent State vintage sweatshirt Is Urban Outfitters Trying to Be as Offensive as It Possibly Can? Urban Outfitters has really done it this time. Is fashion a true art form? Yes: Zandra Rhodes I think fashion is an art form - you might call it decorative or applied art as opposed to fine art, but what's the distinction? Because the same amount of artistic expression goes into clothes, a piece of pottery or a painting. I've founded a museum on the basis that I think it's an artistic form that should be remembered. I think fashion galleries - such as the one at the V&A and the one at the Metropolitan in New York - are very relevant. Fashion can tell you what people wore at a certain period just as pottery can tell you what their tea parties were like.
Incredible Art Shows What Game of Thrones Would Look Like as a Disney Movie Ever wondered what Game of Thrones would look like as a Disney animated film? Fernando Mendonca and Anderson Mahanski, two incredibly talented artists, have taken a stab at it. Share this incredible art on Facebook! Comments Body Anxiety and a new wave of digifeminist art Jennifer Chan and Leah Schrager are two names you need to get familiar with. The US-based new media artists have co-curated an all-female line-up of 21 artists – for the currently on show exhibition titled Body Anxiety – who use their own bodies in their works, while pioneering the newest forms of media: from online performance GIF art (see: May Waver and RAFia Santana) to web and digital art – alongside video, poetry and photography. The virtual exhibit demonstrates the plurality of views on the female body politic, on self-representation and on agency. It also shows that these art works emphatically need to be recognised by a male-saturated art world. The artists are not united in their voice or aesthetic, but their collective force challenges gender stereotypes – particularly in undulating social space of the internet. The front of current of the wave of "digifeminist" artists, Body Anxiety puts two fingers up at the art world.
Master Disney Animator's New Short Will Take Your Breath Away Simple, glorious visual storytelling at its best. Can you believe Disney let Glen Keane go? Glen designed and animated classic Disney characters like Ariel and Rapunzel. Since leaving Disney, he has worked on his own, most recently with this incredible new short titled Duet. Share this incredible video on Facebook! Where Is the Line Between Fashion and Art? Schiaparelli's famous shoe hat. Image: Getty While the mingling of the art and fashion worlds is not a modern concept, the visibility of fashion and art crossover seems to be at an all high. The spectacle and sensation created by collaboration among creative forces inspires fashion houses to seek out contemporary artists for runway shows, capsule collections, or as commissioned filmmakers.
Nightmare Playgrounds: The Worst and Scariest Playgrounds of All Time, Part 1 » Design You Trust. Design Is Everything. design you trust Nightmare Playgrounds: The Worst and Scariest Playgrounds of All Time, Part 1 Published by dmitry in Fun Yeah! These creepy masterpieces of sculpture and landscaping can be found in playgrounds not only in Russia (even though this is where the majority of photos come from) but also in China, East European Countries, and even in the US – anywhere the grass-roots creativity goes bad and the bad taste gets promoted, often unintentionally. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for dreaming up bizarre stuffs for kids, and some of the sculptures shown here might be considered as downright fascinating; but others are… well, ugly as hell. And… not just kids, but some more impressionable adults can be psychologically scarred from letting these monsters into their dreams and thinking too much about them.
Pantone colour of the year 2016 confirms WGSN forecast his is a really bold step for Pantone as they have embraced two key (and sometimes controversial) lifestyle trends with these colours. First of all the movement towards a more genderless society (though at WGSN we are calling it Genderful, as it’s full of potential). In this society, pink is not just for girls and blue is not just for boys, but these colours are for everyone, to blur boundaries and break barriers together. Artist Creates Self-Portraits On Different Drugs, And The Results Are Insane (Photos) In what could be considered the craziest/most creative drug experiment ever, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders pushed himself to the limit when he decided to take a different drug every day for a few weeks. Not only was he not sober, but he also drew a self-portrait of himself while under the influence of these drugs each day. Now of course, we wouldn’t ever suggest trying this at home, and we’re quite frankly not sure how this guy was even able to survive this. After all, there’s no doubt that this takes a toll on your body. From nicotine gum, to cocaine, to Zoloft, to PCP, Saunders did it all. Nicotine gum
Interior Design Colour Trends: The New Hues for 2017 s the end of 2016 approaches, the thrill and curiosity around the trends for the upcoming new year take over all platforms and conversations. This is the time when many interiors companies unveil their palettes and directions, as well as the most exciting prediction of them all: the Colour of the Year. This is also the time for forecast confirmation for us at WGSN as well, when we see how the directions presented 18 months ago come to the market. And once again, we are proud to see we are on the same wavelength, as the shades and designs are confirming what we highlighted in our forecasts for S/S 17 and A/W 17/18. Matteness is also important to all five, as this tactility enhances the softness that is such a driving concept for interiors across contract, hospitality and residential at the moment – and which is definitely meant to grow stronger in the upcoming seasons.
Habitually Chic® » Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs I was lucky enough to see Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs this summer at the Tate Modern in London and today I saw it in New York. Even though the new exhibition that opens at the Museum of Modern Art on October 12th contains much of the same art, it still feels exciting and new. One piece that wasn’t on display in London is The Swimming Pool (1952) which is owned by MoMA and just underwent an extensive restoration process. It hasn’t been seen publicly in over 20 years. The show focuses on the final chapter of the artist’s career with much of the art falling into a 10 year period from 1943-53.
Design Forecast: 10 Trends to Watch for in 2016 As we close the door on 2015, lets take a look at what the design industry experts are saying about the coming year. As modern life gets busier and more pressured, our homes have become our sanctuaries. Centered around simplicity, serenity and seamlessness, the 2016 interior reflects our need to switch off and detox. Warm but calming colors are complimented by natural textures and soft shapes while furniture is becoming ever more tailored and intuitive, both at home and in the office. Astonishing Photographs Of Drugs Prove Substances Look Just Like They Feel Have you ever wondered what ketamine, speed and Prozac really look like? You may or may not be familiar with the sensory experience of the various legal and illegal substances, but we're pretty sure you've never sat down with a microscope and pored over the celestial images that are hiding inside within. Speed Enter German artist Sarah Schönfeld, who's performed a similar experiment in her project "All You Can Feel." Whether depicting methamphetamine, heroin or ecstasy, her images present an astonishing side of pseudo-alchemy, the result of sprinkling psychotropics and neurotransmitters onto photographic negatives and subjecting the swatches to the typical photographic process.
Bathroom Trends 2017 / 2018 – Designs, Colors and Materials At first glimpse it may seem that the bathroom is the dullest and not fashionable space of the home – tributary to its functionality and prosaic means – but if you think about it is one of the places that you spend a lot of your time – so why not to let your imagination fly free and turn the space into an emanation of style and beauty. And here is where we can help. What are the trends for the next year when it comes to bathroom design, colors and materials?