VISUALLY LOVELY {10}

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This seriously took my breath away. This is such a visually stunning commercial for Sony. 8 million vibrant flower petals shower down on a small village in Costa Rica. When I first saw these photos, I immediately remembered another commercial for Sony involving rubber balls cascading down the hilly streets of San Francisco. I would have loved to be in that village playing in the piles of flower petals. 

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ARTIST CRUSH: MAYA HAYUK

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I remember seeing Maya Hayuk’s work in the process stages at the Hammer Museum awhile back (I even photographed it). Not knowing whom the artist was I was instantly drawn to the bright, bold colors and angular shapes. So when I recently came across her work, I made the instant connection. She is pretty amazing; I am obsessed with her murals and installations. I can just stare at her work all day long.

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ARTIST CRUSH: YAYOI KUSAMA

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I have been waiting for this issue to come out, because of this amazing spread of George Clooney covered in polka dots. I nearly fell on the floor when I saw these photos. I am a big fan of Yayoi Kusama’s artwork; I loved the collaboration she did with Louis Vuitton. Before I even knew about her collab with W Magazine I immediately knew it was her artwork covering Mr. Clooney. My only negative comment is, there should be more of those images! I am looking forward to flipping through this magazine when it comes to the office. 

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TUMBLR INSPIRATION

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Tumblr has become a hub of great imagery  It’s sort of like Pinterest, but carefully curated. I decided to take a few hours and click around different sites I follow and discover some new ones. It definitely supplies me with some much needed inspiration and visual eye candy.

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ARTIST CRUSH: STEVEN HARRINGTON

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I am a big fan of Steven Harrington; one of his prints hangs on my wall. Last Saturday we was a part of a book signing at MOCA Outside the Lines: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations, that I unfortunately missed out on. But I can still admire his work from my sofa and now my computer.

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I am totally obsessed with his collaboration with Element Skateboards; I really want this series for my home. I love his use of color and shapes. His style reminds me of the skateboard graphics from the 80’s. Love this guy!!

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ARTIST CRUSH: LADYFINGERS LETTERPRESS

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When I came across this video from oh so beautiful paper, I instantly fell in love. Arley-Rose Torsone from Ladyfingers Letterpress creates such beautiful custom hand lettered invites. I can sit and watch this video over and over again, there is something so mesmerizing, watching her create these amazing designs. 

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Her talent is definitely something I am envious of; I have never really mastered hand lettering. This does give me the drive to start practicing again. 

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ARTIST CRUSH: STEVIE GEE

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As I am sure I have mentioned before I love surf and skate culture, so when I came across Stevie Gee’s work I instantly fell in love. I love his illustrations, the colors and the use of materials like a surfboard fin or skate deck. I especially love the first painting of all the surfers; I need that in my place. This makes me want to take up surfing again!

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ARTIST CRUSH: URS FISCHER

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Last weekend I visited MOCA with some friends and saw a fantastic exhibit from Urs Fischer. This was such a great exhibit. I loved that all the walls dividing each room were cut out, which created different vantage points from room to room. His sculptures have such life, I especially loved the street lamp.

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Not only was this exhibit in the MOCA on Grand it also continued into the MOCA in Little Tokyo. This exhibit housed thousands (probably even more) of clay sculptures. The story behind this exhibit was he invited over a thousand artists to come and just created sculptures. There is so much stuff everywhere, it was a little creepy. Hands down the show stopper was this beautiful marble sculpture but it really wasn’t marble they were wax. This sculpture is one giant candle, and throughout the exhibit it is lite up creating these beautiful wax drippings. Pieces also begin to fall and crumble to the ground. I have never seen anything like that, it was a really inspiring show. I highly recommend checking it out. 

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DESIGN'VY #10

It is no surprise that I love ice cream. So when I came across this extremely cute identity for this company Eyescream I nearly fell out of my chair. Designed by M Barcelona, this entire identity has everything you need, cute little ice cream characters, super clean menu and who doesn’t love your ice cream staring back at you. I only wish this company was in the U.S. it is such a great concept. 

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