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Cool Collector # Artist Files
On Highsnobiette there is a lot of attention for Indian designer Kali Arulpragasm and her site Superfertile. She has a Indian/Tamil background and works in London. She designs jewelry inspired by social matters in west Asia. I really love it and really recommend to visit her site! On the Asian blog Masala Chai you can also find a very inspiring interview with Kali. Read it here.
Cool Collector # Toy Files
Now Lego and Chanel are very popular ingredients when it comes to pop-art. This lego-chanel-lipstick is designed by Dee and Ricky and completely useless, unless you want to use it as decoration. In that case you can go to their blog and send them a e-mail. Personally I think it’s easy to reconstruct this lipstick with the bricks in my own old legoboxes , the only brick I miss is the Chanel brick, maybe branded lego bricks is a product with more potential.
Cool Collector # Art Files
Now this is a original idea to do something creative with your old magazines. Too bad it probably isn’t that easy! The maker Antonio Chiesa, has a whole collection of all kinds of amazing ‘magazine mosaics’on his site. All reconstructed famous and iconic pop images you can easy recognize! I really love it! The series above are all made of old Vanity Fair issues, on his site you can also find a lot of collages constructed from other elements .Check them all on his site!
Cool Collector # Editorial Files
Steven Meisel shoots Kristen McMenamy in a BP oil spill inspired spread entitled Water & Oil for the August 2010 issue of Vogue Italia. According to a lot of the talking heads in main stream media, this shoot is the most controversial thing since Roe v. Wade (Fox News). For those who don't know anything about Roe v. Wade:
Now I don't really believe this editorial comes close to the controversy this Roe v. Wade thing may caused! So Fox News is as usual tottaly overreacting if you ask me.... but I'm dutch so things like Fox News always look scary conservetive to me! I think it's a really cool editorial and it's totally Steven Meisel!
Cool Collector # Social Media Files
I really love this idea from Cool Material Blog:
"So Facebook wasn’t around when some of the most calamitous and significant events in history went down (literally, in the case of the Titanic). But if it had been, our friends at Cool Material have envisioned the sort of disarmingly blasé responses they would have received."
Cool Collector # Brand Files
A little while I saw this Nike add for the first time, but when I started to look further some sources were saying this add is fake. So now I am a little confused! Anyhow reather it's published or not it was made by Nike. I really don't know what to think about this whole big butt controversy, I mean it's good to keep some focus away from the überskinny models. But the text is just annoying and makes women look totally stupid: “that herds of skinny women away from the best deals at clothing sales". How shallow! Anyhow to find out more about all the speculations around the Big Butt issue I suggest you read this article on highsnobiette, they did research with sources and that kind of stuff ;)
Cool Collector # Art Files
This work is made by Chad Wys and carry's the quite logical name 'Brutalized Delight Art'. He gives art that already excists his own touch. Though this own touch doesn't seem to be a touch wich requires a lot of talent, the work looks quite brightfull to me! If it's not art, at least his work gives some great inspiration for decorating the home! So buy some paint, go to the local 2hand store or grandma and brutalize your own old stuff! Watch more brutalized art here.
Cool Collector # Photography Files
Art photographer Tierney Gearon does not use photoshop! You might think that you can achieve these effects using the softwares’ (layers+transparency) really easily, but the Atlanta-based photographer is a bit more old school then we would imagine. Gearon does not use anything digital in her art. To create this “Explosure” series she exposes her film using two completely different scenarios and creating these beautifully double exposed ‘pieces of art’. I mean, I feel comfortable calling this Art, especially since it is featured in the Phillips de Pury catalogs.
Cool Collector # Art Files
It's that time of the year flies fly around everywhere and are out to drive me nuts and I just have to destroy them! This artist find a great and completely disturbing solution to re-use flies. Jessica Harrison is a artists and makes ‘sculptural videos’ in one of the video's she uses these Flylashes made from real flies! Ulllg!!
Cool Collector # Food Files
Personally I'm a big fan of the tv-series of Dexter, my favourite serial killer!
For any of you who aren’t familiar with the show, Dexter is about a serial killer of the same name, who works by day as a forensic analyst for the Miami police department, and by night, cleaning the city of the evil criminals who slip through the cracks of our faulty judicial system. Every serial killer has to keep his mementos and Dexter’s trophy case, consists of a box of slides, each containing one drop of blood from each victim.
The slides on the picture look like the slides from Dexters victimcollection, but these ones are actually candy! Go to this site, and find out how you can make your own deadly candy! I believe this is another perfect example of the upcomming trend 'fantasy food'.