Art director Emilie of food and design blog “Griottes” has a love for color.
Check out her work for “Fricote” – a French culinary hipster guide to urban and street food. She created tarts in different Pantone shades, using the delicious color palette of fruits, vegetables, candies and chocolate. The tarts are designed to look exactly like the famous Pantone swatches, complete with white (sugar icing) bottom and their respective color code.
Find the recipes for all tarts in the latest issue of the super stylish Fricote magazine.
Lebanese designers Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri established their company Bokja back in the year 2000, combining design classics such as the Eames Lounge Chair or Arne Jacobsen’s Egg with middle eastern vintage fabrics and tapestries. The beautiful and colorful designs are the perfect way to get in the mood for spring – also check out their blog featuring unusual art projects and current exhibitions in Beirut.
Dan Bergeron, aka fauxreel, is an artist based in Toronto who has been creating for the better part of a decade photo based street interventions. Within his project “face of the city” he used the distressed surfaces of walls in modern cities to create stunning portraits.
The artist says, “as the walls and surfaces of the city define its physical character and spatial identity, the faces of its inhabitants provide the city with its personality, disposition and magnetism. The fusion of these two entities will simultaneously expose the frailty of urban architecture and to a certain extent human existence, while conversely exploring the idea that beauty truly lies in the scars, wrinkles and blemishes of places we live and people we meet.”
L.E.T. is a franco german street art artist with homebase in Düsseldorf. Since 1992 he is specialised in stencils and paste ups and was one of the first street art artists in Germany. L.E.T. stands for Les Enfants Terribles, what was a synonym for misfits and eccentrics in the art scene.
You can find more about L.E.T. on Facebook, Flickr or the galleries´ websites 30works and Pretty Portal.
Modern technology never ceases to amaze. Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway is another remarkable example that it only takes a powerful idea, some Photoshop skills and a little patience – between 40 minutes and 2 hours to be precise – to let us rediscover history, or at least question our very own perception of it.
Sanna picked out some of the worlds most iconic black-and-white photos and has carefully colorized them – putting some of the most defining moments of the twentieth century into a strangely current and sometimes disturbing context. It also gives a powerful insight into the pioneer days of reportage photography with the rare chance to relive the moments those men and women were drawn to back then – and which they wanted to capture and share. From nuclear testing on the idyllic Bikini Atoll, the unmasked brutalities of the Vietnam War or the true limitations of the “American Dream” in 1937. Her project has also included famous faces like Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Anne Frank or Charlie Chaplin.
With Siberian temperatures outside, I cannot help thinking about the nasty potholes that will undoubtedly surface all over the city come spring. If you are like myself fortunate enough to live in Munich, these will be fixed and smoothed out in no time – they even sweep the gravel off the pavements in April with Bavarian efficiency. Apparently this is not the case in London, even less so in the East End. That’s how Steve Wheen came up with the charming idea of turning potholes into bonsai gardens, perfectly equipped with matching miniature accessories. Check out the video and try not to be distracted by the rather unfortunate title “Holes of Happiness”…