Where I See Fashion
is a tumblr which pairs fashion-related pictures with images containing art/architecture/nature/design/texture elements that could have conceivably inspired them. The "Click to Hide Text" link on the left offers more streamlined viewing experience, or check them out on Instagram
. Via: 1, 2
, a collection of photographs of every U-Bahn
station in Berlin, organised by line and showing the variety of architectural styles
in the system. There is an interview with the photographer, Kate Seabrook, here
is a tumblr devoted to images of chrome: the lettering, logos, and ornaments adorning old automobiles (and bicycles and cameras and appliances).
We and the Color
is a blog about creative inspiration in art, graphic design, illustration, photography, architecture, fashion, product, interior, video and motion design. Also on Flickr
Ana Lee's fashion blog
is in Russian but with its insane number of HQ photographs [don't forget to click the "далее"]
, you won't care. For example, her two posts about Carol Alt
almost certainly comprise the greatest documentation of that model's career to be found anywhere in the world.
is a media platform with the latest, most relevant news from the worlds of art, fashion, design, music and film. Recent features include: Harvest by Haroshi: Skate and Destroy
, artworks created with old worn, or snapped, skateboard decks | Disassembly
, capturing relics of our past in a unique, dismantled and exposed form | Murakami at Versailles
, knee-deep in controversy since its inception | and Darren's Great Big Camera
, a short documentary
about a camera that shoots on 14" x 36" negatives and measures 6ft. in length.
is done by industrial designer, art director Emilio Gomariz
, and covers photography, art installations, product design, architecture, animation, technological and digital projects. Gomariz also does Base Times Height Divided By 2
, an experimental, scientific and technologic extension of Triangulation Blog.
was launched in early 2005 and is my way of combining my passions for design and food, as well as craft tidbits about Munich, the wonderful Bavarian town we live in, our occasional travel experiences, cookbook reviews and, to cut to the chase, all things delicious."
Going to Ikea anytime soon? Stop by the kitchen section pick up their new baking cookbook
, Homemade is Best
, for free! (Limited time offer, only available in Sweden.) Try a game of guess-the-recipe
and look at all the pretty pictures
: A sprawling and slightly garish collaborative London-based blog, which grew out of the now defunct high-end print magazine of the same name
. An eccentric mix of art
, design, illustration
, underground music
is a blog with photos of interesting magazines, books, and other paper-based ephemera. NSFW.
Re-inhabited Circle Ks
- an exhibit of identical storefronts abandoned by a national chain of convenience stores and re-purposed by new businesses. [more inside]
Campaigning MP Valérie Boyer, a member of Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP
party, has put forth another controversial bill to address the role of the fashion industry media in portraying healthy body images. Boyer, who wrote a government report on anorexia and obesity, is currently proposing "health warnings" on digitally altered photographs of people
, stating that the image was "digitally enhanced to modify a person’s body image." The previous bill supported by Boyer and others came in April 2008, when France's lower house of parliament passed a bill that would make it a crime to promote "excessive thinness" or extreme dieting,
. The bill would empower judges to punish with prison terms and fines of up to €45,000 any publication (including blogs), modeling agency, or fashion designer who "incites" anorexia. That bill, which followed closely after key members of the French fashion industry signed a government-backed charter
, came under fire
from fashion designers and some politicians. French fashion and politics weren't at the front of this effort, with Madrid's fashion week turning away underweight models
in 2006, facing concerns that girls and young women were trying to copy their rail-thin looks and developing eating disorders.
Maynard L. Parker
was an architectural photographer whose work appeared for much of the 20th century in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Sunset Magazine and many covers for the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine, which was then called Home. He photographed many well-known architectural homes, including the work of Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright. Over 58,000
of those photographs are now available through the Huntington Library. Here
is a family of sites that brings you a steady supply of top quality creative work in specific categories: Fashion
, Industrial Design
, Photography [some nsfw]
, and Motion Graphics
. All projects are streamed directly from the owner's portfolios in the Behance Network
, along with proper attribution and a direct link to contact information.
is a collection of original, vintage, and limited edition posters and prints.
WATIM [We Are the Image Makers]
is an online publication that promotes Australian artists, illustrators, designers and photographers. Issue 19
is out this month. There have been more than 150 artist contributors
in their four years online. [some art nsfw]
(pdf)I have developed on gardening
(pdf)and especially in my work with perennials
(pdf)is based not only out of respect for nature
(pdf) but also the power, energy
(pdf), emotions, beauty and aesthetics
(pdf) it gives." - Piet Oudolf [more inside]
A photographic catalog of a traditional whale hunt. (Flash, photos include whale hunting in all its bloody detail)
In order to develop an experimental interface for storytelling, photographer Jonathan Harris accompanied a family of Inupiat Eskimos on a subsistence whale hunt. During his week long journey, he took 3,214 photographs, including pictures taken every 5 minutes while he was sleeping. The navigation allows for for very quick navigation through the series, using a heartbeat metaphor and a number of filtering constraints so that you can narrow your search to cast members, locations on the journey, and even something as loose as a photo's "concept".
| Web Design Resource Links
"A web-based archive and resource for the study of the relationship between the history
and book cover design
," with lots of ways to discover photographers
like Arthur Tress
is an organization that integrates science, photography, and design to create standardized methods of photo-documenting plants
, for use in print and web field guides, educational exhibits, and conservation campaigns.
The Vinyl Enthusiast. The Poet. The Dinner Guest. The Bass Player. The Showman. The Search Party. The Grandfather. The Tourist. ... The Regulars.
Carlo Mollino [Polaroids section NSFW]
A student of the occult, he was an Architect
, race car enthusiast
and photographer [NSFW]
Beautiful photos, beautifully presented.
... I thought about posting a link to the distinctive art style of Sam Weber
, or the 25 greatest comic book covers ever made
, or avante-garde Hungarian photographer László Moholy-Nagy
, or this collection of Russian and Ukrainian posters
--but instead, I decided to tell you all about the site where I found every one of these links: Rashomon
, a new and (thus-far) consistently interesting collection of interesting visual arts links.
Fabulous images of the Moscow Metro underground,
also known as "the people's palaces
". Click "M"s on the entry map
to view gorgeous (often architecturally surreal
) panoramic images, and visit the picture gallery
for sweet details. Via Jorgen at Viewropa.
Charles Eames (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88)
gave shape to America's twentieth century. Their lives and work represented the nation's defining social movements: the West Coast's coming-of-age, the economy's shift from making goods to the producing information, and the global expansion of American culture. This Library of Congress exhibit outlines major themes of the Eames' life and voluminous works, including architecture
, and the film Powers of Ten
. It is wonderfully illustrated with artifacts
of their life and work, and examples
from the Eames' collection of 350,000 slides
You have been disciplined all your life :::: Nothing Changed - Nothing Will
Words of encouragement from Piotr Szyhalski's Electric Poster Series (Animated gif images)
. Artist's web site here
The Russian Avant-Garde Book
is an online version of the MoMA exhibit, featuring 112 books originally published in Russia during the intensely creative period between 1910 and 1934, before Stalin outlawed any style but social realism. The site is separated into three chronological themes and includes examples of futurist works, constructivist graphic design, children's books, propaganda, photography and photomontage, revolutionary imagery, architecture and industry, war themes, folk art and judaica...
Here's something interesting,
some real-world user interface guidelines for the web, without the pompousness of that other guy