Mehndi, lace painted with henna Mehndi, even this procedure is called “henna tattoo” became fashionable in the West, thanks to movie stars and models recently – at the end of the 1990s.Unlike real tattoos, which is for life, henna lasts up to three weeks Mehndi is a form of ceremonial art that originated in ancient India in the XII century. The use of mehndi is described in the earlier Vedic ritual books. In Indian tradition, the art of decorating the body of the henna patterns associated with wedding ceremonies.
"Tear Off" Wallpaper by ZNAK Applying wallpaper to walls has never been so fun. With this perforated “tear off” wallpaper from ZNAK, you can customize the appearance of your space by tearing off the pieces as you please. The wallpaper is created out of non-woven material and the shapes are inspired by the the transformation process of snakes. Tattoo Art Meets Graphic Design No Sailor Jerry or unicorns here, the tattoo designs of Peter Aurisch have a distinctly designer look to them; so incredibly different than the standard ink on the street. His work melds both modern and reinterpreted classic themes, often combining intricate line drawing with carefully chosen overlapping layers of bold color. See more of his work (or book an appointment!) at peteraurisch.com. Via: fyeahtattoos.com, inkbutter.com Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea.
Rowing in a lake of milk: Artist uses miniature models to recreate everyday life in food scenes By Tom Goodenough Published: 08:44 GMT, 19 May 2012 | Updated: 11:43 GMT, 19 May 2012 It is not worth crying over spilt milk, goes the old expression. But for one artist, milk being spilt presents a unique opportunity, as these stunning photographs show. And the tiny figurines depicted rowing carefully across the lake of milk seem to be making the most of the chance for some leisure time. Unraveling Wire Sculptures The best part about art? It will never cease to amaze us! These unraveling wire sculptures are the work of artist Tomohiro Inaba. What makes them so cool is that they come off as three-dimensional manifestation of a mad illustrator. Each piece begins as a normal sculpture but, as it ascends, it all falls apart. Tomohiro Inaba's website via [This is Colossal]
Tattoos: Addicted to the Needle Humans have been marking their skin permanently for thousands of years. A tattoo can be a remembrance, a constant prayer, a warning, or simply an amazing work of art. The reasons behind it can be intensely personal, decorative, whimsical, or utilitarian.
We Are All Part of the Same Thing Australian artist Dominique Falla created this fantastic thread and nail poster as an entry for this year’s Positive Posters competition. It”s beautiful and wh o doesn”t love rainbow colors? “For too long, people have viewed themselves as separate and I wanted to represent a multitude of individuals using the nails, and then coloured string to show how we are all interconnected, and that together, we can The Mythical, Mysterious, and Magical There is something strangely captivating about fables, myths and fairy tales. I am naturally drawn to these types of stories as there is something darker and foreboding about them. In my first year of fashion school, (which seems like ages ago), I used fairy tales as a source of inspiration. I am now re-visiting this body of work and diving a little bit further.
99 Excellent Examples of Forced Perspective Photography Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Forced Perspective Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages. You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below.
Broken CDs Transformed Into Iridescent Animal Sculptures With most of our music now in a digital format, neatly contained on our mobile phones and iPods, many of us have no doubt got lots of old CDs stacked up in garages, waiting to become miniature frisbees or coffee coasters or museum relics from a bygone era. But rather than letting them lie there in their boxes, unloved and gathering dust, why not put them to good use by smashing them up and turning them into attractive animal sculptures? Artist Sean Avery has done exactly that and created a series of sculptures—from bears to peregrine falcons and even the Loch Ness monster—using the reflective splinters of what was once, possibly, a cherished music collection. It’s not the first time we’ve seen artworks created from dead (well, dead-ish) media. Previously enterprising artists have repurposed floppy disks and cassette tapes to create portraits and iconic album covers.
Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women Tattoo Ideas Vol 1 Here’s a great collection of tattoo ideas for men, women, boys and girls! I’m a big fan of tattoos and always on the lookout for a great idea I can use for my next one, hopefully you might get inspired too!