Challenged by the idea of how to showcase beautiful things in the most elegant and simple way, the creators behind Dutch design company Urban Jungles decided to make a miniature glass cabinet. Geometrical lines and organic shapes come together in these Urban Jungles that can be used to showcase plants, figurines, or something you found on the beach while taking a stroll. Made from glass and solder, the Urban Jungles come in five different models. Each order includes a bag of grit and potting soil, challenging each buyer to be creative and furnishing it according to your own taste. Urban Jungles is based on the idea that placing something behind glass makes it more beautiful and unique.
Elkebana is the first wall trophy suitable for the veganist lifestyle. Inspired by ‘ikebana’, the ancient art of harmonious floral compositions that originated in Japan, Elkebana challenges the idea of traditional wall mounts. Designed by Fabio Milito and developed by Paula Studio, Elkebana was inspired by the idea to make personalised wall arrangements for botanical enthusiasts. After the concept photos of the project went viral with over 10.000 likes, the collaborative team decided to make it a reality and put it into production. “Elkebana is the first trophy for plant lovers. You just need flowers and imagination,” explains designer Fabio Milito. Read More »
The third season of House of Cards, Netflix’s successful political drama series will be released in full this Friday. With just a few days to go, Sesame Street, another pop-culture institution, has made an educational parody of the show. In the short film, we see ‘Frank Underwoolf’ – with a Southern drawl of which Kevin Spacey (who won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama series) would be jealous – intent on getting himself into the White Brick House that is inhabited by a piglet. Huffing and puffing through all the other Washington houses, this parody manages to reference the show without all of the intrigue, sex, and death that is featured in the original. Sesame Street is a kids show after all. Complete with Frank Underwood’s sovereign ring and the threatening texts he sends to those he wants to intimidate, Mr. Underwoolf eventually makes it into the White House. But, as we expect from the upcoming season, the piggies will try anything to trick him and bring down his precious house.
House of Cards will be on Netflix Friday 27th February. Read More »
Line Up 3, 2014
42 x 28 inches
Courtesy of RYAN LEE, New York
Multi-disciplinary and fashion infused artist Martín Gutierrez (born 1989, Berkeley, CA) will be exhibiting at Ryan Lee Gallery in New York between April 9 and May 9. Titled ‘Can She Hear You!’, the exhibition will feature music videos, site-specific installation, and two new photos series that explore spaces, relationships and nebulous concepts. It’s the artist’s second solo show at the gallery and continues his quest to investigate identity across gender, both collectiva and personal, by transforming the self and physical space. Gutierrez takes himself as center point as he stars, writes, directs, produces, styles and shoots himself alongside with bringing his own original music – which has been featured in videos by Saint Laurent Paris, Christian Dior, and Acne.