Trash The Dress photo shoots, where brides purposely ruin their wedding gowns in the name of art, is a decade-long trend that can involve anything from colorful paint bombs, to buckets of mud and in some case, balls of fire.
Now, one woman has filmed her shoot, capturing the 'crazy' moment her pristine white dress is lit on fire before she bolts towards the ocean in a hurried attempt to put the flames out.
Natasha Samuel, who married Daniel Yakcobi in May, was standing on a beach in Israel earlier this month when she had a friend douse her wedding gown in flammable liquid, before lighting a match.
And it seems that grooms are happy to participate in the trend.
'Brides and grooms want awesome imagery from their wedding, period,' writes the Wedding Journalist Association.
'Couples everywhere are donning their wedding finery and not only descending into caves, but plunging into breakers, walking through abandoned amusement parks, wandering through cornfields, wading into forest str [...]
In designing this ultramodern penthouse in affluent Shenzhen building, designers from Kokaistudios had goal to connect city living with the nature without sacrificing luxury and comfort. Original penthouse layout was significantly modified, and the end result is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Photos: Kokaistudios [...]
If your friend would tell you "I've seen cars, truck and plane drowning in colorful waves - but then these waves were not a water at all, they were made from color magazines engulfing them and flowing through the windshield, and doors and..." - you would think he is describing the dream he had last night. Created by installation maestro David Mach these installations are nothing short of amazing. Now you know what you can do with all those magazines you've been hording for years!
Images courtesy David Mach
Barcelona based artist Josan Gonzalez in his drawings creates unusual situations, some to the point of weirdness and others only noticeable under closer examination. Great pop-storytelling from an imaginative artist.
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In 2011 Cuban artists Erik Rovelo of "Fabrica" was commissioned by United Colors of Benetton to create art installations "Lana Sutra". As a tribute to Benetton's values of love and artistic expression, series of 15 sculpture installations were displayed in 3 Benetton stores - Milan, Istanbul and Munich. Emotion reflecting colors, cozy texture of wool and romantically embracing forms embodies feeling of connection of love, one thing that unites us all. More information on Lana Sutra creative process and documentary videos you can find here.
Photos: United Colors of Benetton [...]
A series of culturally iconographic paper sculptures by Long-Bin Chen are intricately crafted from existing books, newspapers, and magazines. New York based artist Long-Bin Chen is known for transforming books, newspapers, and magazines into sculptures. Using locally printed materials (where he is an artist in residence) as his medium, he carefully carves figures from blocks of soft stacked paper--from warriors, to buddhas, to composers. at first glance, the highly-realistic three-dimensional works appear to be made from stone, but upon closer inspection, the viewer realizes the humble material which he has employed. Chen's commentary on social change seeks to connect ideas from the east, where he was born, with those of the west, where he resides. his creative practice at current sees him realizing large-scale buddha heads shaped from piles of telephone books, japanese warrior figures, and influential people from other cultures. An installation of Chen's art is on view at the Halsey I [...]
ecotechdesign has just completed a completely off-the-grid shipping container hybrid house and photo studio in Joshua Tree, which is located in California’s Mojave desert. The project combines high-efficiency construction methods with smart design, which means that consumers now have an option beyond prefabricated homes. ecotechdesign offers sustainable, recycled, and affordable habitats that are generally much more accessible than past prefabricated options. They like to call it “uncontained” living.
Also known as The Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain, the hybrid home is a 2nd generation kit-like house that is an alternative to pre-fab homes. The hybrid house design is based on the Prius automobile engineering concept: combining pre-engineered building and energy conservation with custom design options and flexibility.
The basic home is made from recycled steel ISO containers, a Butler pre-engineered building, a 10,000 gallon steel water tank, and a metal shade canopy wi [...]
Car body parts been used to construct unusual and ultramodern furniture since the beginning of automobile. Italian company Tavomatico are continuing the tradition but with a little twist. In 2012 they introduced line of tire coffee tables in array of color combinations. Tires have been fabricated and refinished to make them odorless, and top/bottom plexiglass covers create easy accessible storage space. Coaster wheels makes tables easy to move around. Option of colors is plentiful for any modern space, see for yourself - Tavomatico.
For more information please visit Tavomatico [...]