The best way to get approval is not to need it.
This is equally true in art and business. And love. And sex. And just about everything else worth having.”
We bought this painting from NY, before moving to Dubai. I actually met Yvoni (the painter) and her husband at their Union Square stand 2 years ago. I loved the paintings so much that I bought one immediately and it was our first artwork in our new apartment on Wall Street. After deciding to move to Dubai, we knew we had to buy another painting before leaving. Since we arranged a container to move all our stuff, we had plenty of space and that meant we had the chance to get a bigger painting.
I assumed that we would definitely miss the winter here in Dubai, so that’s one of the reasons I chose this one :) Yvoni now has a new shop at the South Street Seaport and here’s their Facebook, Twitter and Flickr accounts.
We were their first customers at their new place! This is a photo from the day we bought the painting!
My other favorite paintings were the “Loneliness in the City (Winter)”, and of course, the “Chrysler Building” —that’s the one I’ll be buying next time :)
The Illusion of Soft Rocks: Funny Hand-made Stone Sculptures
“Jiyuseki is a Japanese artist with a soft spot for an incredibly hard material– with his handmade craftsmanship, he creates the illusion that stones are actually soft, malleable objects, similar to fabric or foodstuff. The rocks ripple, melt, and unzip to reveal their unexpected new qualities, and the illusion is completed with some sparing use of props.”
“Beginning at 6pm every night of the festival [Sydney] is illuminated in vibrant streaks of color that paint both the buildings and the street. The architectural highlights of the event are the large-scale light shows that are projected on building facades and on street elements throughout the city.”
Permanent Helium Balloons & Jenga Blocks Holding Up Your Office Desk
“Dublin creative agency Boys and Girls commissioned Twisted Image to design a desk that would live up to their company’s hyper-creative reputation, and the result is this fun, gravity-defying object. On one side of the table, enormous Jenga blocks prop up the tabletop, and on the other side, permanenthelium balloons are tied to the edge with carbo-titanium reinforced ribbons, which actually floats up to support the table’s weight.”
This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen!
Creative Food Art by Brock Davis
“Brock Davis is a Minneapolis-based artist and creative director with a knack for creating ground-breaking work. Brock has worked in advertising for the past 17 years. When he isn’t busy making ads he’s busy making other things, like one piece of art every day for a year in his “Make Something Cool Every Day” project.”
You can find more photographs here.
The tree house is the cutest!! :)