Wednesday, January 11, 2012

NEW BLOG LOCATION

Hello friendly faces!


I have decided to move the blog to Tumblr. You can see my most recent inspirations/projects at www.olivegoldwine.tumblr.com


Be inspired!
-Christina

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ai Weiwei SUNFLOWER SEEDS




This is the most humbling and inspiring video I have seen in a while. Art making should be like this. He created something so impactful and wonderful while really nurturing his community by providing work. So many important layers.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Maurice Sendak and Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

via npr


Hands down the most heartbreaking and beautiful interview I have ever heard. This conversation between Maurice Sendak (author of many children's books, namely WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE) and Terry Gross for Fresh Air on NPR. Sendak is honest and vulnerable in his interview. He just breaks my heart, but somehow fills me with joy at the same time. Unbelievable.

Some highlights:

"I'm writing a poem right now about a nose. I've always wanted to write a poem about a nose. But it's a ludicrous subject. That's why, when I was younger, I was afraid of [writing] something that didn't make a lot of sense. But now I'm not. I have nothing to worry about. It doesn't matter."

"I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. ... What I dread is the isolation. ... There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Yayoi Kusama, children, and stickers.







Yayoi Kusama created a "blank slate" for the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, and called it  The Obliteration Room. AMAZING. She made a room completely white and allowed children to participate in the overall creation of the piece by taking thousands of stickers and decorating the walls with them. Really really fun.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Lucas Maassen + Sons



 via designboom

Dutch designer, Lucas Maassen employs his three sons (two are 7, one is 9) to paint the furniture he builds. It is a pretty adorable agreement they have--the sons get 1 euro for each piece of painted furniture, and are only able to work three hours each week. The end result is this effortless, simplified furniture that captures the careful carelessness of a child's mind. The colors are joyful and easy to understand. I love this project.


Lucas Maassen & Sons from Lucas Maassen & Sons on Vimeo.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quayola turns classical paintings into geometric wonder.




Strata #4 - Site-Specific Installation from Quayola on Vimeo.


Topologies (Excerpt) - Velazquez from Quayola on Vimeo.


SO. I am not usually that excited about digital anything these days--I find myself really moving towards traditional painting, etc. since it is so hard to find lately. Still, I think that this project "TOPOGRAPHIES" by Quayola is really something wonderful. They take these classical paintings and create sort of topographical maps about them, creating living digital paintings, installed site-specifically in older buildings. So cool. The imagery turns soft, fleshy curves into geometric bursts of color.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Whoa Manhattan ROYALTON.








I am sort of floored by the installation-based design of the Royalton in Manhattan. They combine so many materials but still keep a cohesive design idea with simple execution.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Uncanny images of family.






These images by Frauke Thielking really capture the simple beauty and amazing similarities between mother/daughter, father/son likenesses. They do look like older/younger versions of the same person.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A'shop nouveau mural.




Must be nice to see  art nouveau as you walk around the streets of Montreal. This would surely stop me in my tracks. By A'shop. Fun to hear the stories that they have on their site about the process:

“The main thing that struck us was the public’s reaction while we were painting the mural. Some people gave us the cold shoulder at first, thinking we were painting an ad. Then when they realized we were reviving an old wall with a mural, they were came back to see us everyday. That really fueled us. Within days we had the whole community involved. People invited us for lunch and the Jamaicans at the local barber shop were giving us high-fives!”
 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This is not art, but it made me so happy.




Can't believe this little guy. Amazing. He totally feels it.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Triptychs of Strangers.








This project is so vulnerable and lovely. It helps that the photographs are so well-composed and edited. All photos by Adde Adesokan. More of his work here.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

LIFE: Picasso







These images of Pablo Picasso from LIFE magazine are really fantastic.

Monday, December 05, 2011

3.2 Million Dots Make a Father's Face.


Hero from Miguel Endara on Vimeo.



THIS IS INSANE.

The Chromatic Typewriter





A great idea executed in a great way. Tyree Callahan modified an old typewriter to type in colors. I wonder how long the color would last in the setting?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

DOOR WALL, my goodness!






I am sort of blown away by this wall of doors by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek.  Often times, the use of old doors can come across as crafty or overdone. By using a collection of doors as a texture, Eek creates something much more wonderful and not crafty in the least. Instead, the wall is mathematically sound---each door holding individual presence while still maintaining the overall image of a three-dimensional wallpaper. I have never seen anything like it!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Friday, December 02, 2011

Bruce Monro does it again.



 via designboom

Bruce Monro's Field Of Light installations are just so captivating and magical. Here is his newest piece at the Holburne Museum. I posted about him before, but this piece is entirely different in the way that the ground drawing is used. The tendrils of light on the ground take the work to a new, greater level. They become systems, growing from specified areas in the ground. I love the work. I love it.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Soul Pancake Dance Break.


SoulPancake: Dancewalk
SoulPancake gives people on the go an opportunity to inject a moment of spontaneity and fun into an everyday activity by turning a busy crosswalk into a dancewalk.
What a fun idea. SoulPancake

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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