Category: Art

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!

ArtKinetic Jewelry by Dukno Yoon

 
Originally from Seoul, Korea, metalsmith Dukno Yoon currently lives and works in the U.S., creating his elegant kinetic rings and sculptures. With a mix of fabricated metal and natural feathers, the mechanical actions triggered by a simple flick of the wrist (or finger) offer a wonderful and mesmerizing lightness. 

 
 

 
 

FashionNorman Parkinson: Vintage Fashion Photography

“I like to make people look as good as they’d like to look, and with luck, a shade better.”-Norman Parkinson
Stunning. Breathtaking. Beautiful. All of these words and more can describe Norman Parkinson’s work.
 
Norman Parkinson was a British fashion photographer whose career spanned seven decades! Often called the godfather of fashion photography, Parkinson spun the industry on its head, taking models out of the stuffy studios into the real world where he captured their natural beauty. He loved to photograph his subjects in fun or feisty set ups and introduced storytelling to his photos. His photos were filled with a sense of adventure and made you want to be the women in his photos.
Parkinson is most famous for his work for Vogue between 1945 and 1960, where he snapped photos of Hollywood royalty like Elizabeth Taylor and supermodels of the day. So let’s take a look a look at just a smidgen (there was so many amazing photos to choose from!) of his work!
 
 
Can’t get enough of Norman Parkinson? Then check out more of his work here and here! Okay, the last link is in Russian, but it has lots of his photos for your viewing pleasure!

ArtAmazing Bonsai Treehouse Sculptures by Takanori Aiba

 

“Bonsai reflects the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant. However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of my works contain extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.”-Takanori Aiba
Takanori Aiba, Japanese artist, former architect, and maze illustrator crafts beautiful life-like bonsai sculptures that look as if they’ve been inhabited by very very tiny people!  He’s made a modern bonsai that portrays “the beauty of spiritual accordance between human and nature in miniature.”
Using materials that include stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin; Aiba creates magical worlds we wish we could live in! 
If only we could pack our bags for a vacation getaway at this pint-sized resort!
Be sure to check out more of Takanori Aiba’s amazing work! Like The Rock Island or Hôtel de Michelin!
(All photos courtesy of TokyoGoodIdea.com)