Archive for the ‘Feeling Creative’ Category
When searching for inspiration, one of my favorite activities is looking at pictures of other people’s apartments (especially people of the creative persuasion). Exciting then is New York Magazine’s article “The Perpetual Garret,” which offers glimpses into the living quarters of some of New York City’s most famous starving artists — people like William S. Burroughs, Robert Rauschenberg, Patti Smith and Terence Koh.
Above: Artist Keith Haring’s shared railroad apartment at 325 Broome St. in Manhattan.
A friend of a friend, Miska Draskoczy, is 12-episodes deep in his interesting new documentary-style interview series “Here’s The Thing.” Instead of asking questions in a traditional face-to-face format, Draskoczy tours the work or living space of his subject and allows 20 of their possessions to guide the conversation.
His latest “docu-view” is with one of my favorite living artists, Ron English. Hit play to check out English’s things.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, purveyors of DIY and open source hardware designs, have just announced the release [available for pre-order here] of their Egg-Bot Kit, an open source “art robot” that can draw on spherical surfaces.
You know, for decorating Christmas ornaments.
Click here to read all about the eggbot. Check out a bunch more photos after the jump.
[Spotted on Laughing Squid]
(Above: R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars: The Baroque Version)
I’ve just spent the last hour or so flipping through the digital sketchbook of Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson and I can’t help but feeling like I’ve been exposed to the soul of a creative genius.
Adolfsson’s style is unique and refreshing, and his entire collection is certainly worthy of a thorough browse. But since time is money, after the jump we’ve abridged his portfolio and included his most impressive complete series (Star Wars: The Baroque Version) and 20 select illustrations. (Most of which, as a testament to his astonishing work process, come from 2010.)
(All photos via MacLane’s Flickr)
In his spare time, animator Angus MacLane, who has worked on every Pixar release from A Bug’s Life through Wall-E, likes playing with legos. A lot. He’s constructed over 300 “CubeDudes,” which are these amazing mini-sculptures fashioned to resemble (rather accurately) people from all across the pop culture spectrum.
After the jump check out Captain Crunch, Liz Lemon, Mario and 37 others. Conan O’Brien is shown.
Every summer, in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert, 50,000 people come together for an event called Burning Man. This year’s gathering kicks off next Monday, August 30, and to celebrate we’ve thrown together a little photo gallery of the various art cars people have constructed for use there over the years.
After the jump are 120 amazing art cars, ranging from boomboxes to birthday cakes to animals and everything in between. If you think we’ve missed one that deserves to be included, please feel free to drop us a line.
[Above photo Via]