Friday, April 22, 2016

Coolest Tattoo Art by Dr. Woo

Brian Woo who is also known as Dr. Woo a 33-year-old tattooist is one of the most in-demand tattoo artists in Los Angeles with a wait list that's six months long. He is well-known all over the world for his hyper real, single-needle, black and grey geometric style works of art. 

He started his career as a tattoo artist in 2008 and apprenticed under the legendary tattoo icon Mark Mahoney at Shamrock Social Club in Hollywood, CA. After three-year of apprenticeship, Dr. Woo has tattooed some of the world’s most sought after people such as singers Drake and Ellie Goulding, and models ZoĆ« Kravitz and Erin Wasson. You can view more of his cool and exquisite work on Instagram

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bedding Collection "Woodland Creature Camp"

Where the Polka Dots Roam is family owned business located in Morganfield, KY specializing in producing high quality microfiber bedding for ultimate comfort and durability. 

"Woodland Creatures Camp" is a delightful bedding collection featuring owl, bear, fox, rabbit and raccoon in bright colors and patterns. The collection comes with a reversible duvet cover, pillow cases and a crib set.  Available in twin and queen sizes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mosaic Menagerie by Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson is a very talented mosaic maker based in the West Midlands who hand crafts menagerie of owls, birds and other creatures. Each mosaic is one-of-a-kind that's made using stained glass, tiles, millefiori and recycled ceramics intricately cut and constructed to represent feathers, scales and fur.

She co-founded Wigwam Arts with Johanna Potter in 1995 a community arts group that has produced many large scale mosaics in partnership with schools, hospitals and other public and private buildings across the West Midlands.

Her amazing vibrant, colorful work is influenced by a variety of folk art and traditional stories based around animals and birds. She will be exhibiting and selling her pieces at 'The Contemporary Craft Festival', Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon from 10th through 12th June 2016. For more information about the show and to get tickets online go here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Products by Ingela P Arrhenius

New products by the Swedish designers and illustrator Ingela P Arrhenius for Omm Designs. The babyoshka stackable nesting dolls come in two different designs - owl set and tiger set. The chunky, round shape makes them a cute choice for the little ones to play with or to use them as decoration for any room in the house.

The "Memory" is a fantastic game that features 25 face illustrations from people to animals in the artist's retro inspired design. It's a great game sure to be enjoyed by all ages. 

The postcard sets is a mix of Ingela's Arrhenius designs. Each pack contains 7 cards and 7 envelopes, with a card size approx 13 x 18 cm. These are ideal to send a note to your friend or family or frame them to make a unique wall art.

These tin kitchen sets come in beautiful color scheme and animal graphic illustrations. The "Tin Tea Party" set includes a tea pot, sugar bowl with lid, milk jug, 4 plates/saucers and 4 cups. Another adorable range features a fox and woodland designs on enamel plate and mug that can be purchased individually or together from Retro Kids.

Monday, April 18, 2016

A Metro Ride With Anthropomorphic Animals

Alessandro Gallo an artist from Genoa, Italy created a bizarre world populated with anthropomorphic animals for his installation "Metro" at the Italian Pavilion, 54th Venice Art Biennale. It  represents northern line of the London underground where people from all walks of lives come in close contact, it's a preview of the world above - the city.

“I use animals because they create immediate associations with the viewer,” Gallo explains, “and because they effectively embody thoughts and attitudes that would otherwise remain hidden. In fact they’ve been used to embody aspects of our personality in all eras and cultures, from tales for children to religious narratives. They all have biological and behavioral characteristics which may reflect us – in a tongue-in-cheek way, too – like a mask or a caricature. The chameleon, for example, which can change skin color and whose independent eyes see in all directions, could portray an alert, opportunist predator” - via.

"Metro" project consists of 3 carriages and 21 characters made of clay and mixed media. The clothes and accessories of each of the characters make them even more realistic. The owl wearing a head scarf and reading a book, a rooster with a bouquet of flowers, a squirrel looking for a fruit in her bag and more depict different personalities that can represent us.