The Most Adorable Animals Ever “Captured”
Found from our friends at My Modern Metropolitan and courtesy of 500PX, ease into spring with a reminder that there is, well, life on Earth that doesn’t come in grey-ish tones. While some images on 500px feature short-captioned photos by up-and-coming photographers, others include incredible back stories. Be sure to check out both sites.
A Fascinating Look Behind The Scenes Of Django Unchained
Yes, it was snubbed by the Academy this past Sunday, but that doesn’t mean that Django isn’t worthy of further exploration. The Roosevelts have compiled an excellent behind-the-scenes gallery of Quentin Tarantino’s latest self-indulgent and highly contentious film for those of us still seething post-Oscars.
Classic Paintings Re-Envisioned
For those of us outside the art world, the term “classic” connotes memories of life circa 1995. With that in mind, the folks at 22 Words have compiled an impressive list of “classic” paintings featuring the likes of Jon Stewart, Brad Pitt and Penelope Cruz, among others. Delight in the conflation of high and low brow culture, and maybe one day you can say “Hey, that Vermeer reminds of Natalie Portman” at an art museum.
Italy’s Incredible Example Of Green Design
Think of a room–any room. One of the first things to come to mind are the walls, right? And they’re usually constructed of brick, stone or something along those lines. Think again. Well-tucked away in the Italian Alps is the latest project of architecture firm act_romegialli, the physical convergence of nature and manmade materials. Transforming an abandoned shed into a natural and functional studio with walls made of herbaceous annuals and perennials, the firm gives new meaning to the green movement. Check out Design Boom for more incredible views.
Ron Mueck’s Astonishing Sculptures
Blame it on the children’s TV shows. Beginning his career on the set of a popular Australian children’s television program, hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck’s imagination has always teetered on the line between the human and the absurd, the hyperbolic and the incredibly realistic. Abandoning TV for good in 1996, Mueck made the transition to fine art, where his success boomed along with the size of his sculptures. Of particular note is Mueck’s Dead Dad, which is modeled after–you guessed it–Mueck’s father and features some of the artist’s own hair in the final product. Conveying the larger-than-life importance others play in our lives, Mueck’s work is displayed around the world, though you can see a great gallery from your desk at The Laughing Squid.