Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Joe Sorren: This is why I have a love affair with art.

Heaven and Hell


Anthologia (detail)

Untitled (detail)

La Luna

Joe Sorren, hands down, is one of my favorite contemporary painters. Every aspect of his collections is done exceptionally well—intriguing subjects, mythical color palettes, painterly brush work—and with such precision. Each decision to exaggerate certain aspects of his forms is spot on. However, it is much more than his technical abilities that resonate with me. The strokes have life and movement, giving entire pieces an energy that feels so alive and breathtaking. Truly amazing work, Joe, thank you.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Illustrations that Wink at You

Introducing the work of New York resident Jesse Kuhn a.k.a. rawtoastdesign.

Along with creating editorial art, posters, and book covers, he has also developed a children’s series of books called The Quirkles,
26 alphabet-based characters (like Andy Acid and Botanist Bert) with a lust for science.

hee. hee.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

X-treme Chinese: Alvin Leung

London-born, Toronto-raised, and Hong Kong-based Chef Alvin Leung offers these museum-worthy food stylings at Bo Innovation. Here, he presents traditional Chinese recipes with an international and artistic twist. The word on the street is that the food tastes as good as it looks. I think this should justify another trip to Hong Kong for me. . .

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hyperpotamus Makes Me Happy

Maybe he'll do the same for you? Innovative, a cappella, one man music making. A great composition from start to finish. In my humble opinion.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tim Bret-Day

After graduating from London College of Printing, Tim has photographed numerous rock stars, high-end fashion shoots, and large-scale advertising campaigns. He has a talent for composing these symphonic scores of wall-to-wall flesh—entertaining with an underlying sense of humor. Who cares where Waldo is with all these beauties laying around?

Tip of my hat to ya, Tim.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

There’s Always Room for a Little Imagination

I stumbled upon this dining plate at the SFMoma store (while trying to play the part of a serious art enthusiast). The designers at Fred sure know how to carve out some space in the everyday for creative fun:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

ReMaking the Way We Shop

Need a new bag, but feel guilty about the over-consumption of our natural resources? San Francisco-based ReMade USA will gladly make you an original out of an old leather jacket. And, they don’t look like some of that artsy-fartsy stuff made from garbage—they are actually well-designed. Not cheap (>$200), but no leather bag is, and the cost of buying unsustainably is far more expensive, no?