Haus am Moor by Bernardo Bader

Check out this incredibly minimal and natural house in Austria designed by Bernardo Bader.  Images from The Cool Hunter.

The house has an attached studio and is located in Krumbach in Lower Austria.  The entire house is built from local materials.  I love the unfinished exterior and the gorgeous , smooth, minimal interior.    The house was constructed from 60 trees retrieved from the owners own land.  Bricks were constructed from clay dug up near the construction area and air dried on site.  The bricks are used for the floor under the wood slats.  The entire house is kept warm by the centrally located wood burning oven.  Put this on the list of dream homes. 

 

Haus am Moor by Bernardo Bader
Haus am Moor by Bernardo Bader
Haus am Moor by Bernardo Bader
Haus am Moor by Bernardo Bader
Haus am Moor by Bernardo Bader
Haus am Moor by Bernardo Bader

Nicolas Jaar - Incredible Musical Artist

Wonderful interview of Nicolas Jaar on one of my favorite websites, The Avant/Garde Diaries.  And check out the cool short film they produced as well!  

How did you discover your sound?

Improvising has always been the most exciting way to get at something new and internal. Music allows you to be in a state of mind where you're just letting go. I think everyone is that way, even a soccer player, for instance. The best soccer player can be seen as a combination of pure passion and method. The passion part of it is letting go, even though you know all the rules. You're in the heat of the moment. The feeling of freedom that comes from letting go and allowing your mind and body to speak is very important for creating anything. I guess I'm obsessed with that freedom. The real beauty in music is finding something sacred deep inside, but I feel like the older I grow the more distractions there are.

Read the rest of the interview here... 

Bang by Ai Wei Wei

Seriously love me some Ai Wei Wei installations.  Here is a recent(ish) one titled "Bang".  886 3 legged stools suspended at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale.

The inspiration for this piece comes from the common practice of Chinese families to have one of these hand made wooden stools in their household.  Most families had at least one of these and they were passed down generation to generation.  But now, due to the influx in population and the huge economic boom in China, many families have swapped out for plastic and metal alternatives for style/convenience.  I like to think of this piece as an odd to times past.  Over here in the Western world we are not as aware of the changes taking place in China and just how quickly it is happening.  If you have some free time take a look at some websites and news reports dedicated to this topic.  It is pretty interesting, in my opinion. 

Bang by Ai Wei Wei
Bang by Ai Wei Wei

Lähtö / Départ

Take a look at this incredible piece of theatre by WHS.  I wish this was coming to America so badly.  It looks awe inspiring and utterly amazing.  

Lahto / Depart by WHS

From their website:

There is a woman and a man, who have a complicated relationship. Confused, they stand on a stage, surrounded by clothes. Feelings and thoughts are expressed through the movement of their bodies – and the movement of the clothes, which have a life of their own.

Lähtö / Départ is the latest production of visual theatre & circus company WHS. Directed by magician and visual artist Kalle Nio, the performance brings to the stage a couple that has drifted apart from each other and is now floating in the middle of dreamlike imagery and illusions. Inspired by the work of 19th century magicians’ stage illusions, the performance creates a mysterious atmosphere where absurd humor and tragedy alternate. The piece will provide a unique theatre experience in which circus, magic, dance, clothing design and visual arts merge.

 

Saint Laurent "Music Project" x Daft Punk

Some of my favorite things all wrapped up in one big pile of awesome. Daft Punk, amazing clothing, and beautiful black and white fashion photography. Daft Punk has been collaborating with Saint Laurent (formally Yves Saint Laurent) since late 2012 on various projects, including the soundtrack for their runway shows.  Pictured here wearing specially made stage wear designed for them.

 

The Saint Laurent "Music Project" is a collaboration between the fashion house and various musicians photographed in permanent pieces from their collections. 

Black and White Fashion Photography
Black and White Fashion Photography

Ray Gascoigne's Bottled Art

Woah!  It has been a while since I've posted anything.  I've been busy shooting and editing, as well as changing up the look of the site.  (As I'm sure you can see!)  I was really trying to blog every day and share something interesting I have found or am doing but I've realized it is too much to handle on top of everything else.  So here we are now.  I am committing to Fresh Art Friday.  I will be sharing an amazing video or photos of some interesting art every Friday.  I will be updating the blog with some behind the scenes stuff and other tidbits when I can as well.  

Anyways, sit back and enjoy this video of Ray Gascoigne.  He has been creating bottled ships for nearly 60 years and is truly a master of his craft.  I think there is something we can all take away from this video.

Also, be on the lookout for a giveaway from one of our partners in the near future.  You don't want to miss out on this one!

Andrew Myers' Screw Portraits

It has been a while!  Been busy with upgrading some equipment recently and haven't had time to really sit down and write.  

Anyways. check out these portraits by Andrew Myers.  They are made by attaching screws to a piece of wood at various heights and then painting the screw head one by one.  Pretty unique work and the end results are outstanding.

Houston Fashion Photographer
Houston Fashion Photographer
Houston Fashion Photographer
Houston Fashion Photographer