Art

Permian Gate

November 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Permian Gate is the latest work by Russian sculptor Nikolay Polissky, erected in Perm, Russia earlier this year to much fanfare. The entire object is built from hundreds of spruce logs measuring roughly 12 meters square and is shaped like the Russian letter for “P” (as in Perm) which is “П” (Пермь). (photos via finn, t-radya)

 

 



Art

Dripped Plasticine Portraits

November 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Mondongo (Spanish for tripe) are an Argentinian art collective consisting of Juliana Laffitte, Manuel Mendanha and Agustina Picasso who work primarily with delicately dripped and molded plasticine. I was struck by the vibrant colors used in these particular pieces, wondering how much time it would take to create the myriad colors and apply them so precisely to a canvas. Amazing. The bulk of their work is actually quite sexually explicit compared to these, so beware your additional research. The group will have new work on display at Art Basel Miami later this week.

 

 



Design

Welded Steel Sculptures by Frank Plant

November 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Frank Plant is a Barcelona-based American sculptor who works primarily with welded steal, making large-scale wall-mounted sculptures that look like delicate line drawings. Via his website:

My work is about physical and social observations. I think of things in terms of compositions whether that be an object, a line of text or a social situation. It’s important to me that the work be open and accessible. I look equally for harmony and discordance and find them similarly revealing and fascinating.

He has an extensive portfolio of work available here and you can also follow him on Flickr and via his blog.

 

 



Art

Paintings by YDK Morimoe

November 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’m loving these digital paintings by artist YDK Morimoe who lives and works in Tokyo.

 

 



Design

Happy Cloud Coasters

November 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A few minutes ago New Zealand-based Barefoot Dynasty launched their latest product: Happy Cloud Coasters. The coasters are made from Portuguese cork, are dirt and water resistant, and come packaged in a fancy recycled paper box. Just a hunch, but I think they’re going to sell a gazillion of these.

 

 



Amazing

The Beauty of One Second

November 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A wonderful collection of one second video clips from the first round of the Beauty of a Second short film competition run by Leo Burnett Milan to promote the Montblanc luxury chronograph. Every once in a while viral marketers get things right, and this is one of those times. (via vimeo)