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Aquarium Photobooth Lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino transformed this phone booth in Lyon, France, into an aquarium, as part of the city's annual Festival of Light. In an accompanying statement, the artists explain the inspiration behind the piece: With the advent of the mobile telephone, telephone booths lie unused. We rediscover this glass cage transformed into an aquarium, full of exotically colored fish; an invitation to escape and travel. It's a creative way to transform disused infrastructure into an everyday source of wonder and beauty—or, if you're of a more pessimistic frame of mind, a vision of our climate-changed future. On top of that, there's something whimsically compelling about seeing tropical fish interacting with a phone: cross-species communication, anyone? Story and images via PopTech, via the Institute for Augmented Ecology.

Love story. Stephen Wiltshire, genius. How America protects school children. These aren't the droids you're looking for... Everything is red. Every time someone says "YOLO." Is it true you eat us? Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. San Francisco artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques. This is heavy stuff, literally and figuratively. Meighan over at My Love for You just stopped by Catherine Clark Gallery where he’s showing some of his latest work, and captured some awesome shots. The show runs through May 28. com - Jonathan Darby Presentation Jonathan Darby spent his youth at a Rudolf Steiner School in Hertfordshire. After being expelled from the Steiner school and having no A-level qualifications Jonathan was offered an unconditional place in Central Saint Martins, London. Jonathan’s artistic concern deals with socio-political and humanitarian themes. Contrasting elements of softness and beauty against severe brutalities, Jonathan’s paintings are both seductive and harsh in their subject and technique. Jonathan has been working with children’s charities and is increasingly furthering this course of action. Categories Illustration > Painting 173 Artists in this category Illustration > Street Art 8 Artists in this category Sample Images Comments

The Making of a Tattoo Flash Aside from all the drinking, it is pretty interesting to see tattooist David Tevenal draw and color by hand. Below: A video directed by Seanie G. Productions. Film stills © Seanie G. :::::: carnovsky :::::: RGB Color est e pluribus unus RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”. RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. Carnovsky's RGB is an ongoing project that experiments with the interaction between printed and light colours. The resulting images are unexpected and disorienting. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear. See the Wallpapers collections available:

Julie Heffernan & Escape Into Life from Julie Heffernan’s Constructions of Self Julie Heffernan creates sensuous figurative painting, like co-Yale MFAS, John Currin and Linda Yuskavage, but her luminous oils are patently unique among them and most working artists today. A Victorian impetus to conjoin, edging toward pastiche, creates artfully staged Surrealist environments. They avoid the mawkish or macabre by virtue of an evocative 17th century Baroque styling and the dignity with which she handles her primary subject, herself. Good construction is essential to the success of such works, built of disparate things suggesting disparate philosophies and ages. Yet the finished product is seamless, making it easy for the viewer to willfully suspend disbelief in the face of rampant artifice. Julie Heffernan at P.P.O.W Gallery Julie Heffernan at Catherine Clark Gallery Thanks to Modern Art Obsession for finding this artist!

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces) Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College. Update: Read our exclusive interview with the Book Surgeon here. Brian Dettmer's website

The Jealous Curator » paper natasha law Ok, I did not know that gloss paint on paper could look this sexy… well it does when London based artist Natasha Law is involved! Yes, those semi-nudes are very sultry, but so are Natasha’s compositions and color choices. Elegant, clean, graphic, and yep… kinda hot. * I had to include this little tidbit… Natasha is not the only talented, creative person in her family. Her brother happens to be Jude Law. ted feighan It’s true. maud vantours GAH!!!!! cassia beck So fun! ps. anthony gerace Remember those little puzzles where you had to slide the squares one at a time until you could make the full picture? elise wehle I wrote about American artist Elise Wehle almost one year ago, but I just have to show you more! {All of these pieces are available in her Etsy shop… some prints and even a few originals!} aoife flynn You know those people who say “Oh, I don’t watch TV” … yeah… I’m not one of those people. giulia palmobino mary anne kluth ps. li hongbo What?! Ah.

123 Inspiration & Hand Painting Creative Hand Painting Arts by Guido Daniele. Guido Daniele The 50 Best Movies on Netflix Instant We love the convenience of streaming movies on Netflix Instant, but we don’t always love the navigating through the countless films in the service’s ever-expanding catalog to find something to watch. So we’ve compiled our list of recommended titles for you—whether you love classics, comedies, documentaries or just good ol’ fashioned kung-fu. The genres vary greatly here—and range in age from brand new to 87-years-old—but all 50 of these films come with the Paste stamp of approval. The list is up to date as of February 2013, but we’ll update the list from time to time as Netflix Instant changes its offerings. 30. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. 19. 18. 17. 16.

Mark Jenkins // Tape Sculpture High Noon, 2014 The Easel, 2013 Break a Leg, 2013 Sleeper, 2013 Making Headway, 2013 Hoodie Bust, 2013 Fur Sitter, 2013 Rammy, 2013 Bad Hair Day, 2013 Trophy Girls, 2012 The Great Divide, 2012 Headstart, 2012 The Odd Couple, 2012 Long Legs, 2012 The Repackaging of a Bannana, 2012 Out of Reach, 2012 Kicked Paintig #6, 2011 Seated Batter, 2011 Bookends, 2011 Fern Girl, 2011 One Leg Up, 2010 Spokes, 2010 End Table, 2010 Winner Takes All, 2010 Peace Democracy and a Hot Dog, 2010 Thruster, 2007 All You Can Eat, 2007 Locker Jam, 2007 Playing for Keeps, 2007

SADNESS: Barbie & Ken Behind The Scenes One would assume Barbie lives the perfect life (I mean, if you don’t count her hoarding addiction). But you know what they say — Money doesn’t buy happiness. And apparently Barbie’s Dream House, pink Ferrari, and all those damn shoes don’t guarantee a happy marriage. Photographer Dina Goldstein brings us this never before seen look into the real lives of Barbie & Ken. Via: Awesome: Rockstars made out of their own CD's Awesome art: Death Rockstars made out of from their own CD’s. Although you may not fully agree with the message of the exhibition. Source: Mirco Pagano Tags: advertisementmusic