Socratis Avgitidis's Blog – October 2011 Archive (21)

Cinemagraphs-Part 5

New York fashion photographer Jamie Beck in collaboration with the motion graphic artist and designer Kevin Burg is the author of the series “cinemagraphs” – animated gif photo halfway between video and photos. .................................................................................................................

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 30, 2011 at 8:00 — 6 Comments

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 29, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

Banksy pops up again - OCCUPY LONDON

One of the world's most famous graffiti artist has popped up again, this time at St.Paul's Cathedral in support of the Occupy London Movement. His brand new sculpture features Rich Uncle Pennybags on a Monopoly board. This is Bansky's way of showing support for the protests…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 27, 2011 at 7:32 — 4 Comments

Cape Town named World Design Capital

Our gorgeous Cape Town has been named WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL FOR 2014, ahead of Dublin and Bilbao. Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, accepted the award on behalf of Cape Town, South Africa and the African continent.



In her acceptance speech De Lille said: “It is an honour for me to be addressing you here today as mayor of the first African city…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 26, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

Colour Your Food With Food Finish

Want to impress your guests at a dinner party? Food Finish is great for that. Developed together with The Deli Garage and a small food factory, which supplies high-quality fine pastry shops with food coloring. Easy to use with the spray can and the result is beautiful. Why not create a chrome trout or gold-plated asparagus tips. It is completely harmless and tasteless to eat, Food Finish…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 26, 2011 at 7:00 — 7 Comments

Designer Food

Inspired by her love for fashion and food Tricia from The Glam Foodie, styled and produced these ‘high-end’ treats that put the fun back into luxury...............................................................…
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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 23, 2011 at 7:00 — 3 Comments

New Math by Craig Damrauer

The problem with writing about art sometimes is that the actual image says more than words ever could. Such is the case with Craig Damrauer’s series New Math, which distills the world into simple and witty equations. ..............................................................................................................…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 19, 2011 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Bruce Lee Inspired Art

Being my favourite action hero of all time, I just had to post these amazing paintings paying tribute to the Legend we call Bruce Lee..................................................................................... ...........................................................................................................................…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 19, 2011 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Alexander McQueen Lookbook

After a stunning, otherworldly Spring/Summer 2012 Collection we saw in Paris just two weeks ago, Alexander McQueen brings us back to today’s reality with its current Fall/Winter 2011 lookbook. These pieces are actually available to the public now, and are styled to perfection in the label’s signature edgy, yet elegant, touch.…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 18, 2011 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

Dreamscapes-Photography

Hailed by Outdoor Photographer magazine as “an emerging talent in nature photography",Ian Plant has been photographing our natural world for over fifteen years. His photographs and instructional articles have appeared in a number of books, calendars, and magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Nature Photographers Online Magazine, National Parks, Common…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 18, 2011 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Wire Sculptures-Gavin Worth

Gavin Worth was born in Zimbabwe, Africa in 1981 and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico.He have had a lifelong passion for drawing, painting, and sculpture since he first saw Michelangelo's "Head of Leda" in a book in the library. He is self taught. Gavin Worth is currently based in Egypt, teaching at the American International School.

"Hands Supplicated"…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 16, 2011 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Turtlenecks-Steve Jobs Trendsetter

With the passing of Steve Jobs, turtleneck sales across the world have skyrocketed. This past Friday (October 14th), was unofficially deemed "Black Turtleneck Friday" where fans sported their own black turtleneck in remembrance of Steve Jobs (some also wore  his staple Levi 501 jeans and New Balance…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 15, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Sweet Play-Modular chocolates

Here’s a great design idea (not just an awesome collection of sweets, which it’s also seems to be) called “Sweet Play” and made by French designer Elsa Lambinet. A beautiful (and certainly tasty) series of chocolates that has a hole to contain fruit (black chocolate), nuts (milk chocolate) or liquids (white chocolate). Have these at a dinner party and you will have your guests coming back for…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 15, 2011 at 7:00 — 4 Comments

Levitating Photos by Natsumi Hayashi

10 seconds is all it takes Natsumi Hayashi, aka Yowayowa camera woman, to set up these amazing levitation self portraits. Without any aid of a rigging system or photoshop, she is able to capture the most effortless and perfect mid-air poses with just a 10-second timer and a tripod. Truly amazing! My assumption is you set up the position of the tripod, click the timer on…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 14, 2011 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

David Lynch Inspired Prints

                            Claire Laffar [via Etsy]

As one of cinema’s foremost masters of the…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 9, 2011 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

The Sartorialist Interviewed

Recently fashion blogger, Scott Schuman known as The Sartorialist was interviewed by The Talks. The interview structured along the themes of novices in the world of blogging, fashion and finance did not quite generate a positive response from those that have an interest in his work. Take a look at some of the nuggets, and you decide whether Schumann is justified in his answers or whether…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 7, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Hypnotic Neon Signs - 2

 

I have featured the work of UK designer Mr Whaite before, in Hypnotic Neon Signs. I love his work so much that I had to check on what he has been up to lately. He never disappoints. He combines cult movies with neon signs, converting them into spectacular animated gifs. He always thought…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 5, 2011 at 6:00 — 3 Comments

Lara Stone for Vogue Japan

Lara Stone lensed by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Japan November 2011. .......................................

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 4, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

PULSE - Contemporary Art Fair

Art lovers and gurus can be on the lookout for great pieces that are being showcased at Pulse, a Contemporary Art Fair that is currently taking place in Los Angeles. Pulse celebrates artists, the visual arts and culture providing a platform for various galleries to exhibit work on contemporary art. Sixty exhibitors from Asia, Europe and America are taking part in this visually…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 3, 2011 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Levitating Beauties - Photography

Featured in Harper's Bazaar in 1965 an lensed by Melvin Sokolsky.The feature was named 'FLY'.

This would be a brilliant feature today,imagine how brilliant this was 46 years ago. The models appear to be levitating over the wonderful city of Paris.

 

 

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on October 2, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments


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