Category: Art

ArtCalling All Romantics: A Video Love Story

“What do you get when you combine two people in love, Paris, New York, and a Nokia phone?”
 
See for yourself:
 
 
 
Innovation is nothing new at the Edinburg International Film Festival. This year was no exception, where attendees watched eight short films shot only with a phone. Yep, a phone.
 
In the Nokia Shorts 2011 contest, eight filmmakers were each given two Nokia N8 phones, $5000 bucks, and a few weeks to make a completed short film. Equipped with a mobile crane and a ukulele-themed score, they created eight incredibly creative, unique stories. Ten thousand dollars and the Nokia Shorts 2011 Jury prize was awarded to JW Griffiths for his fictional tale of two lovers in different cities who eventually unite at the same location.
 
 

 
Pretty sweet, huh?
 
If you weren’t able to make it to Scotland, and you want to see the other entries, then click here or head to Vimeo for some short and sweet entertainment.
 
Anybody else suddenly inspired to go out and make a movie with your camera phone?

ArtChalk of the Walk: Edgar Müller’s 3D Sidewalk Art

 
Remember those wonderful summer days when Mom would let you bust out the big bucket of sidewalk chalk and go to town on the driveway? This is nothing like that…
 

 
Edgar Müller is a self-taught German street artist who’s been creating mind-blowing street art since the age of sixteen, and has held the title of ‘maestro madonnari’ (master street painter) since 1998. He’s travelled the world, sharing his captivating talent with a welcoming international audience. I could try to explain all the tricks and angles, but isn’t it more fun to just stare in awe?
 
Duality (Moscow)
 
Ice Age (Ireland)
 
Lava Burst (Germany)
 
The Cave Project (Germany)
 
The artist at work
 

Waterfall (Canada)
(Images courtesy of demilked.com)
 
Learn more about Müller and his amazing street art (he does more than just three dimensional landscapes) at Metanamorph.
 
Impressed? Which works are your favorites?

ArtWeekend Inspiration: Dreamy Photos

Weekends in the summertime should be filled with fun and festivities! In my head, summer days have a hazy and warm feeling, filled with bright colors and dreamy lighting. While browsing around online, I came across these gorgeous photos that embody my idea of warm, lazy months. With carnivals, beaches, good food, and travel, these photos are definitely a picture-perfect vision of summer. Take a look below for my favorites from shop owner Happeemonkee on Etsy!

Make sure to stop over to HappeeMonkee on Etsy for more amazing travel, nature, and still-life photography!
 
What makes a perfect summer day for you?

ArtCurrently Obsessed: Christopher Bush Photography


 
I recently stumbled upon photographer Christoper Bush on tumblr, and now I cannot get enough. His grainy black & whites and desaturated colors of beautiful women have a minimalist and effortless style that keep me wanting more. But enough from me; I’ll let this New York native’s work speak for itself. Check out his work below.
 
 
 
 
 
What do you guys think of these photos? If you want to see more, head over to his site to check out the rest of his work.
 
Are you a Christopher Bush fan now!?

ArtPerfect Prints by Kitschy Kitschy Cool on Etsy!

If you are looking for a way to spruce up your living space or even your office at work, a print by Kitschy Kitschy Cool is the way to go! With vintage-inspired images mixed with a modern twist, these prints will create a sunny and cute mood in any room of the house! Kitschy Kitschy Cool has super low prices that allow everyone to make their home more beautiful with affordable art! Check out some of my favorites below!

Bird in the Hand Vintage Illustration

 
 
 
 
 
Make sure to check out the shop for more fabulous prints! 
 
What kind of prints do you have on your walls already?