All posts filed under: Art

Tiny Space, Magical Place

Talk about making the most of a small space. Korean artist Jee Young Lee transformed her tiny studio in Seoul—measuring 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4 meters—into incredible, dreamlike worlds…all by hand. She’s pictured in each image and the self portraits range from her own experiences, dreams, and memories, to traditional Korean folk tales and legends. Even though you’re just looking at a photo, don’t you feel like you’re inside each one? Enchanting and haunting at the same time, right? Chillllls! {via demilked}

Smart Little Creatures

I am dying over how hilarious and adorable these animal prints by Ashley Percival are! Could those expressions be any more pretentious? Not to mention that one of them belongs to Kim’s favorite little guy ever: the sloth! Need to buy one of these and hang them in my room immediately. {via The Jealous Curator}

Underwater Photo Exhibit

Photographer Andreas Frankes constructed his latest exhibit entirely underwater, within the remains of a shipwreck. And the best part is you get to go underwater yourself to experience it. Dive off the coast of Key West and swim down to see his collection of photographs, all depicting normal people doing everyday activities, from laundry to watching television–except they’re doing all of these things on the very ship you’re diving down to.  Crazy and awesome? Yess.

Whirlwind Weekend Ahead

You guys, there are just too many fun things happening this weekend, especially outdoors. As much as I would love to get to them all, I just don’t think it’s physically possible! Since my Summer Bucket List says so – and I must abide – I’ll definitely be making my way to Huntington Beach (probably via bike) to see the start of the U.S. Open of Surfing. While I prefer to catch the tail end of the event next weekend when all the pros are out in full, I have something ultra important to attend to for work: our rover Curiosity is landing on Mars! (If you’re not privy to all the excitement with THAT little chestnut, watch this. And I’ll post more on how to watch all the landing excitement next week.) Here are some of the other fun, outdoorsy things happening this weekend – and beckoning me to do some major multitasking/commuting. Renegade Craft Fair – July 28-29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Los Angeles Historic Park, free Cinespia presents The Big Lebowski …

Summer Bucket List #24: Learn a New Skill?

You know that part in Project Runway when someone decides to go all out with their design and get super creative and suddenly it’s one hour till deadline and all they have is half-sewn dress that looks like something Betsy Johnson would design on acid? That was me three hours ago. I’ve always considered myself a creative person. I’m pretty good at coming up with unique concepts, putting the odd ornament or piece of jewelry together, and I can take a decent photo. But painting and drawing have never been areas where I excel. Last year, I had this great idea to paint this amazing scene from a dream I had that involved a giant red horse. So I bought this huge canvas and spent the next month drawing horses that looked like what my mom used to put on the refrigerator when I was 6  (thus Summer Bucket List item No. 15). So I figured why not make my summer bucket list skill learning to paint! I found a 2.5 hour “CRASH” course through …

Faces of the City

One of my favorite things about walking around Downtown L.A is eyeing all the impressive and often really beautiful street art. Here are a few murals in particular that I never seem to get tired of and wish I could somehow shrink to a size that might fit in my apartment. Spring Street between 6th and 7th: After doing a little investigative work, I discovered a nice piece in Curbed Los Angeles about this street artist, JR. There’s a great video to go along with the article and it managed to make me even more enamored of his beautiful artwork and project, called “Wrinkles of the City,” which highlights the often overlooked beauty that comes with age. The mural in the first image was actually a collaboration between JR and another street artist, VHILS, whose work can be found here. {Photos by Julie Faith via Flickr} Main Street between 4th and 5th:   While there’s plenty to appreciate about the murals downtown, this one has always struck a chord with me more than any other. …

On Goofy Art and Giggles

You guys know how I’m obsessed with goofy animal art – and, let’s face it, goofy art in general. Just the other day, I was this close [ ] to buying a gigantic blue oil painting of two bunnies in a field. I can’t even describe the level of joy I found from these masterpieces by Chris McMahon, who, as I’m told by the ladies at Hello Giggles, paints these funny monsters into landscape art he finds at thrift stores. I’ve already purchased the narwhal and the mountain monster pictured above. Only $10 including shipping! I couldn’t resist. And while I’m on the topic, Hello Giggles is the best! How did I just now discover it? I especially loved this post by 13-year-old Mikaela Foster, who is already a much better writer than me and describes my junior high/high school sentiments to a “T”.