“It’s not about the pieces. It’s how the pieces work together,” says LA-based rapper Ice Cube. Whether sampling beats or designing architecture, beautiful things happen when you “take something that already exists and make it something special.”
..This is going Green 1949-style B*tch. Believe dat!
Read more about Anthony Kiedis on American artist, Edward Ruscha, here.
Swedish female duo, Anna Haupt and Terese Alpin, set out in 2005 to prove the male masses wrong with the 7-year long development of their Industrial Design Thesis project: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet. Drawing inspiration from an impending city-enforced law on bicycle helmets, and their creative self expression and sense of style, Anna and Terese were determined to counter this imposition by creating a helmet that put safety first, but that also kept the boundless beauty of the fashion-forward metropolitan woman in mind. Through passionate determination, and a unfaltering belief in their abilities, dreams, and their product--despite the countless number of people urging them otherwise--Anna and Terese have successfully surmounted disparate gender boundaries in technology and product development. Check out the article on this duo in Forbes (Forbes Woman) by Denise Restauri.
Their product is poetic, smart, graceful. It tells a poignant story of utter determination and self-belief in the face of doubt and resistance. Go ladies!
New York City-based nail artist, Maki Sakamoto, has put forth a bizarre yet elegant series of nail art concepts--which I find exhilarating. Her inspiration for her designs ranges the gamut, from left-wing politics ("a left hand with the symbols for different socialists parties on each fingernail," and the right hand simply painted black), to ideas of whimsy and influences of fashion. Maki seems to approach fingernails like miniature canvases, and uses remnants of Japanese art and culture as her point of departure..
I'm booking an appointment for one of these wild 3D nail creations before summer's out, for sure!