Monday, July 2, 2012

Top 10 July 2

Here are 10 internet nuggets from last week.


Mr. J

1. Sabi Van Hemert

Sabi Van Hemert is a Dutch artist who creates sculptures that are fusions of children and animals. Van Hemert likes to play on the idea that the viewer has his or her interpretation on what they see. Because it is not immediately obvious what you see, the relationship between the spectator and the image is more complex, which is what Van Hemert strives to get from her work. Van Hemert says she has developed a rhythm to her work: precision, and the material she uses, help gives her work its alienating yet sensual, tough yet vulnerable character.

2. Eckart Hahn

Using acrylic as his chosen medium, German painter Eckart Hahn creates large-scale canvases that can make you imagine the crinkling sound of a deflated birthday balloon. His ability to precisely render textures and fabrics defies the boundaries between the senses, making the viewer feel as if he or she can feel and hear the flowing sheets of plastic rub against a crow’s soft feathers or a cat’s rippling fur.

The snapshot quality of Hahn’s realistic compositions creates the sensation of watching an animal barge in on what was a carefully-arranged still life. Yet, the animals exude an aura of calm, as if they are at peace with these odd plastic habitats.

3. Natural Beauty by Lernert & Sander

Lernert & Sander wanted to apply 365 layers of makeup in one day to see how much is needed to go from a natural look to an outrageous one. 

The whole process took 9 nine hours, during which supermodel Hannelore Knuts couldn’t move and only eat and drink through a straw. We used seven bottles of Foundation S103; two bottles of Creamy Eyes E107; three Milky Lips L205 pens; and two bottles of Blush S301.

All together 228.40ml of makeup.

4. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - Let's Go

Music video by Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo performing Let's Go.
Directed by Vincent Haycock.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

5. Lego Build

Infinite building possibilities from Lego and Google collaboration.

Back in the good old days of yore children whiled away their afternoons in idol play, lost in their imaginations with nothing but bed sheets, twigs and a muddy pit at the back of the house as props for their elaborate role-playing. Kings waged wars, empires fell and everyone had to get cleaned up before tea. Then came Lego and the shape of play changed forever, so much so that those little coloured blocks and weekend afternoons will be linked in my mind forever.
Fast-forward a couple of decades and Lego’s gone digital, offering fans the opportunity to rebuild the world (well, Australia for the time being) in its own blocky image. Build, a collaborative project between Lego Australia and Google Chrome, fuses WebGL, the very latest in in-browser graphics, and Google Maps to allow users the chance to build, share and even renovate their very own digital Lego structures on a global platform. Complete structures can then be shown off to friends and family via email or Google+.
This may not be the tactile experience we’ve come to expect from Lego but their commitment to pursuing projects on digital platforms is impressive for a product so naturally grounded in the physical world. The online Build experience also encourages the more social aspects of Lego play that long-time fans hold dear. Best of all however is the staggeringly awesome possibility of INFINITE BLOCKS, a literal impossibility in the physical world.
Eat that bed sheets and sticks.

6. Parbo

Lucas Lasnier aka PARBO is an artist from Argentina.

7. BMW M5 - "Bullet" - High Performance Art

The world's fastest sedan recreates super slow-motion bullet footage on a much grander scale. The result: High Performance Art. Director / DOP: Mark Glaser

8. Jean-Yves Lemoigne

Jean-Yves Lemoigne is an advertising photographer since 2004. He works with the top creatives agencies in the world : DDB, BBH, EuroRSCG, Saatchi&Saatchi, BBDO, TBWA, Wieden & Kennedy … His advertising work does not look like classic advertising and has been awarded many times (CannesLions, Epica, Euorbest, Clio, New-York Festival,…)
He also work with magazines : Amusement, Le Monde2, Technikart Mademoiselle, WAD.
His surrealistic photos turn our boring everyday life into another dimension.

9. Post-Apocalypse Dubai

With its soaring skyscrapers, ever-green golf courses and even a ski resort, the desert city of Dubai is testament to a determined battle between man and nature.

Yet with the global downturn and mounting debts threatening its future, it is not hard to imagine this sun-seared metropolis being swallowed back up by the surrounding sands as a financial meltdown prompts its wealthy sponsors to leave, followed by the 2million mainly foreign workers depending on them.

That is the post-apocalyptic nightmare scenario realised in eerie images created by the award-winning British photographer and artist Richard Allenby-Pratt. Read More

10. TEDxSummit intro: The power of x

Dancers + camera + kaleidoscope = this infinitely gorgeous short video. (Watch in 1080p fullscreen if you can.) It's made for TEDxSummit, an unprecedented gathering of TEDx organizers from around the world-- and the video celebrates "the power of x" to multiply great ideas.
Learn more about TEDxSummit:
Agency: WE ARE Pi
Creative Directors: Hobson-Chant
Strategy: Alex Bennett-Grant
Agency producer: Jamie Nami Kim
Director: Körner Union
Production company: Big Productions Paris
Producer: Raphaël Carassic
DOP: Laurent Tangy
Set Designer: Laurent Tesseyre
Choreographers: Icouldneverbeadancer
Editor: Matthilde Carlier
Wardrobe: Elisabeth Rousseau
Hair & Make-Up: Avril Carpentier
Line Producer: Nicolas Avram
Head of Post-Production: Natacha Dolar
Post-Production: Mikros Image
Music artist: Yasmine Hamdan
Producer: Toolbox Audio
Sound design: WAVE Amsterdam