Category: Art

ArtThe Heidelberg Project


Frustrated with the run-down, abandoned neighborhoods that plague the streets of Detroit, artist Tyree Guyton decided to do something about it. The Heidelberg Project is two city blocks-worth of artwork, mainly from found objects, that has taken back a street full of empty lots and burned out houses. 26 years later, the project lives on.
 
“The Heidelberg Project offers a forum for ideas, a seed of hope, and a bright vision for the future. It’s about taking a stand to save forgotten neighborhoods. It’s about helping people think outside the box and it’s about offering solutions. It’s about healing communities through art – and it’s working!


“The HP works with neighborhood children to educate them on art, community and environment. These children walk to school past burned-out houses, rubble, debris, crime and decay. Our purpose is to offer them another view, another perspective – to positively change the environment the children see every day. In the process, we help build self-esteem, encourage cooperation and foster a sense of pride in their community.”

 
(Images courtesy of The Heidelberg Project & Urban Ghosts)

FashionHaruki Murakami Book Covers vs. Street Fashion

They say to never judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to want to reach for a book with a pretty cover. This is why I’ve found myself reading much of Haruki Murakami’s books. The covers, created by artist John Gall, are inspiring and match up perfectly with the surrealness of each story line, but I never thought the book covers could inspire an outfit!
Fashion blogger Sera Hur paired Murakami covers with a photograph from street style photographer The Sartorialist (a blog you should know about if you don’t already). Each outfit is meant to mirror the colors, tones, and mood of each book. Check them out!
Loving the colors!
Feeling inspired yet? What book covers would you draw style inspiration from?
(All photos courtesy of JeannieJeannie.com)

ArtBack to the Future: Old Photos Brought Back to Life

Who doesn’t love to open up their old photo album and remember the good times or just wonder what was going on with their hair? Well, photographer Irina Werning decided to take that feeling of nostalgia (or awkwardness) one step further. Why not recapture these moments today? The results are uncanny and totally cool! 
To relive more awkward moments in the past, check out Irina Werning’s website!
(Photos courtesy of IrinaWerning.com)

ArtThe Half Graffiti Hotel Room

Who doesn’t want to relax in a pristine white hotel room….with graffiti?! Yes, you are seeing that right!
This half graffiti room called Panic Room by the artist Tilt is part of an artistic effort by the Auvieux Panier Hotel in Marseille, France. The hotel allows six different artists annually to transform six different rooms in their own signature style to create amazing atmospheres! 
Panic Room is split into two: clean white walls contrasted by colorful graffiti spray painted all over the walls, floor, and even the bed! This graffiti masterpiece took a week to complete!
And yes, you can stay the night there.
Check out the other eye-popping rooms!
(All photos courtesy of MyModernMet.com)

ArtFashion Illustration by Niki Pilkington

 
Do you ever feel like this?
 
 
You obviously love fashion, right? Well why not amplify the goodness by gawking at these gorgeous illustrations by artist, Niki Pilkington. I’ve been gawking at them for weeks now and I’m loving the neon accents, girly prints (balloons, hurray!) and the adorable fashion. This UK-based artist touts clients including MTV, Sir Paul McCartney, and NYLON, and I’m ready to be next in line for one of her prints!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attention Readers! Do you draw or illustrate? We would love to see your work and possibly feature it on our blog! Email sienna@lulus.com with images or a link to your work!