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Growing up in Asia, I have only come across the Chinese finger paintings which uses finger and black ink that the painter draws traditional paintings mostly of flowers, animals or scenery. And now there's Judith Braun who uses her fingers to draw but in a totally new way which she dipped her fingers in charcoal or pastel and mostly her drawings are in abstract forms and bilateral symmetry. Fingerings by Judith Braun ~

thetourshow A seasoned artist: Japanese sculptor creates artworks entirely out of salt - Mirror Online - StumbleUpon Motoi Yamamoto creates stunning sculptures and intricate mazes by filling a plastic bottle and meticulously pouring it on to the floor You may have to pinch yourself when you realise that this seasoned artist’s creations are made entirely out of salt. Motoi Yamamoto creates stunning sculptures and intricate mazes by filling a plastic bottle and meticulously pouring it on to the floor. The Japanese artist became fascinated with salt as a third year student at the Kanazawa College of Art in 1996, after his younger sister died of brain cancer aged 24. In Japanese culture, in times of mourning, salt is used to purify the body from death after a funeral, and to ward away evil spirits hiding in the dark corners of homes. Mourners also sprinkle themselves with salt at funerals. ‘Brain-like’ images are also noticeable in some of Yamamoto’s saltscapes, which allude to his family tragedy. “Memories seem to change and vanish as time goes by.

26 Fun MacBook stickers (26 images) | Home»Design» 26 Fun MacBook stickers (26 images) Here are 26 examples of why nobody should ever say ‘life is boring.’ If your life is getting boring, it’s time to step back and look at it from a different angle. Make things fun. That’s why I enjoy these MacBook stickers. [via BoredPanda] From The Mind of Christopher David Ryan Via Instagram: April 9, 2014 Via Instagram: Another print from the @ohjoy curated collection for The Land Of Nod. April 8, 2014 Via Instagram: Thrilled to have a couple of prints in the @ohjoy curated collection for The Land Of Nod. Via Instagram: April 7, 2014 Via Instagram: #cdrsundaystyles April 6, 2014 Via Instagram: An ad for my pals at San Francisco's Eyes On You Optometry. April 3, 2014 Via Instagram: Bleep, Blop, Bleep, Blop, Boom, Bip, Boom, Boom, Bip April 2, 2014 Via Instagram: April 1, 2014 Via Instagram: Some Honeydudes for a special project from @digsapparel #the100dayproject #amelonaday #loveyourbrain

An Amazing Collapsible Lamp You remember Hoberman spheres, right? Those collapsing, 3-D gizmos? Pish posh--they've got nothing on this new lamp by Studio Dror, being unveiled this week at Art Basel. The only way to create something this complex is rapid prototyping--and laser sintering, to be exact. Dror created the lamp for Materialise.MGX, which specialises in producing furniture using laser sintering. If the name Dror sounds vaguely familiar, then it's probably because the studio, founded by Dror Benshetrit, recently designed a line for Target. 50 Beautifully Delicious Coffee Designs Coffee or Latte art consists of the pouring of steamed milk into a shot of espresso generating a pattern or design on the surface. The barista becomes a true designer and is able to create beautiful creations with the most common form being the “rosetta” pictured on the left. Latte art is a hot topic and there are even several competitions around the world showcasing this unique form of art. In this article, we’re showcasing 50 beautiful – and certainly delicious – coffee designs that will make you drool… Which ones are your favorites?

nendo: Blown-Fabric, 2009 Interestingly enough, whenever there seems to emerge a new high-tech material, it arrives ‘camouflaged’ in a vintage design. I feel this way again with nando’s blown-fabric designs. Discovering “Smash” , a specialized long-fiber non-woven polyester, a light and rip-proof product of Japanese advanced synthetic-fiber technology, can be blown into unique shapes, nando applies this technique to create Japanese-style chochin paper-lanterns. ‘Smash’ … can be manipulated into different forms through hot-press- forming technology. ‘The fixtures are weighted at the base by the light source.(..) Text quoted from nendo nendo created blown-fabric for ‘Tokyo Fiber ’09 Senseware’ presented in April at the Milan 09 Triennial source: Tagged as: "Smash" , Blown - Fabric , chochin paper-lanterns , Claudia Dias , Glass Blowing , Milan 09 Triennial , moda vivendi , nendo , non-woven polyester , Tokyo Fiber ’09 Senseware

- StumbleUpon We get a lot of emails asking how to use brushes correctly so I hope this helps you out a little! A brow brush is designed to be stiff and angled for a reason. And we use the slanted edge to shade and the tip of the edge to outline. Put those components together and a brow brush is quite frankly a thing of perfection! Last week we explored four different ways to wear Spring’s biggest Cobalt blue trend. This method has been around for centuries! A nod to the Uptown Girl, this look is very put together and polished. Highlighting Pencil — Try Too Faced Instant Attitude Highlighting Pencil.Taupe Pencil — I used Le Metier de Beaute Pencil in Champagne. Note: This is a really light nude lip so to keep it as chic as possible, add a hint of blush to the cheek so you don’t get washed out.

Before I Die? in NOLA ? Candy Chang What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. 2011, New Orleans, LA. Cordoba, Argentina. Najaf, Iraq. Brooklyn, NY. Almaty, Kazakhstan Savannah, GA. Pohang City, South-Korea. San Francisco, CA. Johannesburg, South Africa. Cordoba, Argentina.

Naked artist pops her (toffee) cherry There was only one thing on artist Audrey Baldwin's mind after her Dunedin Fringe Festival performance "Canker" last night. "A shower," she said, with a tired grin. Two and a half hours earlier, Baldwin had crawled into a cavity lined with 1m square by 4mm thick panes of pure toffee and begun to lick her way out. She had the challenge half-licked before she even started, because the dodecahedron intended to be constructed for the performance was reduced to a hexagon. "We broke a few panes when we were putting it together," Baldwin said. "So, we had to change the shape of the structure." A crowd of about 30 curious spectators gathered at 5.30pm in the gallery as she crawled naked into the toffee tomb. Asked what it was like inside, she replied: "Sticky". At 8pm, she broke through one of the panes and was greeted by cheers from onlookers. She emerged, covered with toffee, and blew kisses to the crowd. "It wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. - Otago Daily Times

My pictures, instead of being boxed up by lumbering bars of gold, are My pictures, instead of being boxed up by lumbering bars of gold, are disposed generously between latitudes, equinoxes, monsoons Graphic design in Spain, 1939 - 1975 Title: Rudyard Kipling From the book Pioneers of Spanish Graphic Design by Emilio Gil of Tau Design Will 50 Watts Seo Young Deoks Incredible Chain Sculptures photo © Seo Young Deok The human body and its formation lie at the core of the Korean artist Seo Young Deok’s work who is preoccupied with the stories told through the human figure. His solo exhibition 'Dystopia' took place at the INSA/Arko Art Centre in Seoul from 26 October 2011 until 31 October 2011 and showed his nude sculptures made meticulously in welded metal chain links piece by piece. What Seo Young Deok’s sculptures capture is the anxieties of the modern human and especially the anxieties of the younger generation. One might also go as far as to say that the fact that he is using chain and therefore a form of linkage is an attempt to present the natural form as one with the manmade and the mechanized. Discover Seo Young Deok's chain sculptures through the pictures that follow: sources: Seo Young Deok

The National Portrait Gallery Evelyne Politanoff: Graceful, Ephemeral and Opulent: The Art of Susie MacMurray A first encounter with the work of artist Susie MacMurray inevitably places the viewer right at the centre of the key issue in her work -- the tension between extremes of sensual and aesthetic response: Ying/yang; anima/animus; soft/hard; a dress/not a dress; love/death; freedom/constraint; power/submission. --- Excerpt from the accompanying catalogue of the exhibit "The Eyes of the Skin" at Agnew's Gallery. Susie MacMurray's use of materials is provocative and perturbing. Susie MacMurray lives and works in Manchester, UK. Susie MacMurray Garment Sculptures A Mixture of Frailties, 20041400 yellow household gloves turned inside out, calico Gladrags, 2002 10,000 fuschia pink balloons, rug underlay Icon, 200215,000 metallic blue balloons, rug underlay Widow, 2009Black napa leather, 43 kg adamantine dress maker's pins Feast, 2011Food wrap, thread, steel bracket Wax piecesAnima 2011Rubber air compressor hose, wax, steel bracket Animus 2011Rubber air compressor hose, wax, shell bracket Attachment 2011