A selection of colourful paintings and large outdoor murals by our talented friend, Polish artist Natalia Rak. See more work below.
From climate change to capitalism run amok, street artist Blu (previously) pulls no punches in his soaring multi-story murals on the streets of Italy. While mixed with a healthy dose of sarcasm and humor, the inspiration behind each artwork is anything but funny as he translates searing critiques into aesthetically beautiful paintings. For instance a 2016 piece criticizing housing problems in the Celadina district of Bergamo, Italy depicts cramped residents as a brightly hued rainbow but leaves a small group of authorities in the lower right completely devoid of color. Collected here is a selection of murals from the last year, you can see more detailed shots by flipping through his blog. You can also get an idea of how he works—perched on a tiny suspended seat—in this short GIF.
Tributes to Sofia Coppola have been pouring in this weekend following her historic Best Director win at Cannes.
The filmmaker picked up the honour for her high-octane remake of 1971 civil war drama The Beguiled, making her the second ever woman to secure the award. The first – and only other – was Soviet filmmaker Yuliya Solntseva in 1961 for The Chronicle of Flaming Years (the festival’s highest ever honour, the Palme d'Or, is equally man-heavy, with Jane Campion…read more »
The fact that fashion designers draw inspiration from film is not news to anyone. Whether it is an overt homage – like Rodarte’s AW14 ode to Star Wars – or the nod Raf Simons recently directed towards David Lynch, the silver screen is a go-to for designers when it comes to laying the foundations of an upcoming…read more »
The original “7 Wonders of the World” (Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus) were spectacular accomplishments, but humankind’s reach has always exceeded its grasp, allowing us to forever be making new monuments that inspire awe. […]