• The Weird World of Pink Emanuelle















    More at Pink Emanuelle

    Categories: art, Photography, Occult
  • Thumbs Up! On Andrea Crews

    All of the following comes from the artist / designer Andrea Crews. She is interesting.


     Drawings... remind me of Russ Meyer

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    What seems to be a Kusama inspired happening...



    So cool.

    Categories: Fashion, Design, art
  • Todd James aka Reas at Colette

    Todd James aka Reas is an NYC subway artist legend. He's co-creator of the Street Market exhibition at Deitch Projects. The images below are from his current show at Colette in Paris.

  • Tomi Ungerer | Artist & Illustrator







    "If people were brave enough to live out their erotic fantasies, pornography would disappear altogether. I've always believed that eroticism, even more than sensuality, is a form of liberation."

    Tomi Ungerer is a French illustrator best known for his erotic and political illustrations as well as children's books.

    Ungerer moved to the United States in 1956. The following year, Ungerer published his first children's book for Harper & Row, The Mellops Go Flying. He also did illustration work for The New York Times and for television during this time, and began to create posters denouncing the Vietnam War.

    After Allumette; A Fable, with Due Respect to Hans Christian Andersen, the Grimm Brothers, and the Honorable Ambrose Bierce in 1974, Ungerer ceased writing children's books, focusing instead on adult-level books, many of which focused on sexuality. He eventually returned to children's literature with Flix, 1998.

    He currently lives on the Mizen Peninsula in Ireland, where he and his wife moved in 1976.

    Categories: Sex, Illustrators, Artists, art
  • Trashy Book Covers














    Trash Fiction is a great UK based site dedicated to obscure paperbacks. The have hundreds of covers and it's well worth the visit. Some of the books are for sale and every one of them should be adapted to films.

  • UUIUU = G-O-O-D















    More at ^^^^^^ UUIUU^^^^^^

    Categories: art
  • Verner Panton | Phantasy Exposed

















    Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors. His style was very "1960s" but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton's most well-known furniture models are still in production (at Vitra, among others).

    Panton was trained as an architectural engineer in Odense; next, he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. During the first two years of his career, 1950-1952, he worked at the architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen, another Danish architect and furniture designer. Panton turned out to be an "enfant terrible" and he started his own design and architectural office. He became well known for his innovative architectural proposals, including a collapsible house (1955), the Cardboard House and the Plastic House (1960). Near the end of the 1950s, his chair designs became more and more unconventional, with no legs or discernible back. In 1960 Panton was the designer of the very first single-form injection-moulded plastic chair. The Stacking chair or S chair, which would become his most famous and mass-produced design.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Verner Panton experimented with designing entire environments: radical and psychedelic interiors that were an ensemble of his curved furniture, wall upholstering, textiles and lighting. He is best known for the design of a German boats interior, now a famous museum. He is also known for a hotel in Europe that utilized circular patterns and cylindrical furniture.

    Additionally, Panton is well-known for his innovative design work for Der Spiegel, a well-known German publication in Hamburg.

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  • Warhol & Esquire



    Warhol & Nico as Batman & Robin sourced from Arthur Mag


    Sourced from Fan Pop

    Categories: Photography, art
  • What to do when you've hit a wall | Advice from Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt

    In 1978 Brian Eno, a man who needs no introduction and Peter Schmidt, a British artist who amongst other things created art work for some of Eno's albums, published the first of five sets of cards displaying the artist's working philosophies, which they referred to as "Oblique Strategies". Within each set is a series of cards that contain a cryptic phrase, which can be used to break a creative standstill or dilemma.  According to Wikipedia, references to these cards have been made in the film, Slacker, as well as the REM song, What's The Frequency Kenneth. It is also said that both Coldplay and Phoenix used these strategies, which can be purchased as Apps for your iphone, when making their most recent records.


    Schmidt with Eno                                                                                                   A portrait of Eno by Schmidt

    The actual card set....oooh....ahhhh

    Sample Card Sayings

    Abandon normal instruments

    Accept advice

    Ask people to work against their better judgement

    Change nothing and continue with immaculate consistency

    Define an area as 'safe' and use it as an anchor

    Destroy -nothing -the most important thing

    Disconnect from desire

    Discover the recipes you are using and abandon them

    Distorting time

    Do nothing for as long as possible

    Don't be afraid of things because they're easy to do

    Emphasise differences

    Look closely at the most embarrassing details and amplify them

    Make an exhaustive list of everything you might do and do the last thing on the list

    What are you really thinking about just now? Incorporate


    Additional Information

    The Oblique Strategies are a deck of cards. Up until 1996, they were quite easy to describe. They measured about 2-3/4" x 3-3/4". They came in a small black box which said "OBLIQUE STRATEGIES" on one of the top's long sides and "BRIAN ENO/PETER SCHMIDT" on the other side. The cards were solid black on one side, and had the aphorisms printed in a 10-point sans serif face on the other.

    That was then, and this is now. There is now another set of the Oblique Strategies in existence, and it looks nothing like this; perhaps the best way to think of the differences between the earlier versions and the fourth edition deck is by analogy. Where the earlier versions were a quiet, well-dressed neighbor who, once you got used to her/him, turned out to be a funny, intriguing, and frighteningly prescient friend, the 1996 version is the equivalent of going to the other apartment on your floor to ask directions to someplace and discovering a large, noisy party full of tipsy graduate students attempting some kind of fashionable dance en masse who pause only to give you advice in a half-dozen languages.

    But I digress. Perhaps it's best to attempt a description of their intention and function.

    The deck itself had its origins in the discovery by Brian Eno that both he and his friend Peter Schmidt (a British painter whose works grace the cover of "Evening Star" and whose watercolours decorated the back LP cover of Eno's "Before and After Science" and also appeared as full-size prints in a small number of the original releases) tended to keep a set of basic working principles which guided them through the kinds of moments of pressure - either working through a heavy painting session or watching the clock tick while you're running up a big buck studio bill. Both Schmidt and Eno realized that the pressures of time tended to steer them away from the ways of thinking they found most productive when the pressure was off. The Strategies were, then, a way to remind themselves of those habits of thinking - to jog the mind.

    It is not clear from any sources I've run across whether the cards were explicitly intended to be oracular at the outset - that is, whether or not Peter Schmidt and Eno necessarily saw them exclusively as a "single instruction/single response" kind of "game". The introductory cards included in all three versions of the first versions of the Oblique Strategies suggest otherwise. It seems clear, also, that the deck was not conceived of as a set of "fixed" instructions, but rather a group of ideas to be added to or modified over time; each of the three decks included 4 or 5 blank cards, intended to be filled and used as needed.

    For even more information, including interviews with Eno about the cards, and ways to purchase signed copies of the cards, click here.

    Categories: Music, art, Advice
  • You Have Been Here Sometime Before

























    You Have Been Here Sometime Before is the Los Angeles based blog of David John, a student of interior architecture at UCLA.  His blog is a great source of inspiration for all things design, art, architecture and furniture related.