Tag Archives: art

Classical sculptures dressed as Instagrammers


Photographer Léo Caillard and photo editor Alexis Persani came up with a very simple, and very cool idea. They ‘dressed’ classical statues in contemporary hipster outfits. The result; the sculptures look very cool and attractive. I guess figure hugging shorts, shirts and trousers work on any type of muscular body; even a marble one.

Hipster sculpture by photographer Léo Caillard and photo editor Alexis Persani

 

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Folded paper interiors by Simon Schubert


German artist Simon Schubert creates these amazing folded paper illustrations. They look like you could step right into them! Mind you; each is just one single sheet of paper! It’s the folds that create the depth and illusion. It took him a wee bit of practise and some illustrations take about a week to complete.

Yarn Bombing


The days that knitting was something for the nerdy or elderly are far behind us. Knitting has taken the streets with some true street creds! Yarn Bombing, also known as Knit Graffiti is a form of graffiti with less destructive results. The tags are colorful displays of knitted objects or collages instead of paint.  Anything can be yarn bombed. Busses, benches, poles, parking meters, statues or, as the yarn bombed Banksy below shows, existing graffiti. It is said to have originated in Houston Texas in 2005 by design collective Knitta Please.

 

Banksy Yarn Bombed

Yarn Bombed tree with Twiggy portrait

Yarn Bombed graffiti spray 'paint' cans

Feel inspired? Read more about knitting and Yarn Bombing in some of the books for sale in the Homevoyeurs webshop. In particular this book about Knitting art. Available for $23,09 and eligible for free shipping!

 

Knitting Art

 

 

 

Dutch Cabinet


Dutch artist Sara van der Heide has been drawing Dutch cabinets since October 14, 2010. That was the day the current Dutch government started. Prime Minister Mark Rutte started this cabinet (Dutch; Kabinet) with the support of right-wing party PVV who won a huge amount of votes. She decided to draw a Dutch cabinet in the furniture sense of the word every day this government will be in place. The drawings showcase our diverse and often colonial history and make a great statement. However, I find the cause a bit annoying. A democracy is a democracy so if a party wins, no matter how much you dislike them, you have to deal with them. I believe that if you want to prevent them from winning again, you need to reach out to the people who voted for these folk in a way they understand. In most cases, they have absolutely no radar for art in any shape or form. As much as I love this project, I think it is lost on the them.

 

Sara van der Heide, Hollands Kabinet

 

 

Sit on a London bus


The red London Bus is one of London’s principal icons. In particular the archetypal red rear-entrance double-deck Routemaster type is recognised worldwide. This type of bus is now only used on two heritage and touristic routes, but the vehicle will remain one of London’s most iconic symbols.

These great London bus cushions celebrate the icon and make it part of you home; anywhere in the world.

Selfridges London Bus cushion

Selfdridges & Co sell this one at £97.50. It is also available with the London black taxi and Bobby icons.

ASDA London bus cushion

At ASDA, this one is a bit cheaper at £7. I am having a hard time to find online retailers for this item. If anyone can help me I´d greatly appreciate it.

Debenhams London Bus cushion

At Debenhams, this graphic cushion sells for £20.

We Loves Cushions London Bus cushion

Welovecushions.co.uk sell this in their online shop for £24.99.

Ultraluxe.ca London Bus cushion

Canadian webshop Ultraluxe.ca sell this flowery and patchwork-esque cushion for $34,95

Baby-bedding.com.au London Bus cushion

This one at $16,95 with Australian baby website Baby-Bedding.com.au.

4M London Bus cushion

A very hefty $265 for this photo-printed cushion at 4M.

Not enough London transport for you? Check out some of the books on London design in the Homevoyeurs webshop. For instance London Transport Posters; a Century of Art & Design. For sale at $41,32 and eligible for free shipping.

London Transport Posters By David Bownes and Oliver Green

Springplank


The Amsterdam shop slash gallery WonderWood commissioned several artists, designers, journalists and other creatives to do something with a wooden panel of the same size. Designer Woes (Woes van Haaften) created this piece. I think it is just superb! Not sure if he intended a deeper meaning, but it speaks of so much it’s hard not to accredit it a political statement.

Springplank by Woes van Haaften