Davide D’Elia | Antivegetativa

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Antivegetativa is the name of a thick anti-fouling paint used to cover old ships to prevent them from moulding. It basically kills any living form. This exhibition held at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome took over the whole exhibition space, “dipping” it into this beautiful blue colour. The walls, the floor but also the various objects (such as a chair and several paintings gathered from flea markets and old roman cellars) have all been covered by the blue paint. In his statement, Davide explains that he wants to experiment in stopping nature’s physicality as well as the passing of time.

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Jee Young Lee

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Jee Young Lee is a Korean artist who uses her studio to create these whimsical scenes. To do so, she doesn’t use any digital manipulation but instead she paints, makes and arranges the room to eventually take one single photo of it. Taking her inspiration from Korean tales and personal experiences, these self-portraits explore “her quest for an identity, her desires and her frame of mind”, according to OPIUM Gallery. Aren’t they poetic and beautiful? (via My Modern Met)

Kincso Nagy | Harry Potter

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Kincso Nagy has been making this collection of all the Harry Potter books for her Bachelor’s degree. Her version of the famous books not only glow in the dark but one of them (The Philisopher’s Stone) even has amazing pop-up illustrations in it! As an all-time Harry Potter fan, I couldn’t not love them (they are so magical!) and I really wish she could sell them!

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Uldus Bakhtiozina | Russ Land

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Uldus Bakhtiozina is a Russian photographer. With this photo series, she brings to life popular Russian tales and aims to “express something deeper than today’s average trendy photo formula. I want to be learning something or feeling something when I’m looking at a photo – so I try to create the same experience with my photography. With my art. With my Life!”

Blending modern fashion photography and ethnic heritage, Uldus offers beautiful and dream-like images of her culture.

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If you like her aesthetics, take a look at her TED Talks video:

The Children’s Hospital, London

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Hospitals being such terribly depressing places, 15 artists have been commissioned to redecorate the London Children’s hospital. The result is a mix of patterns, animals, flowers and above all bold colours, that will hopefully brighten up some of the little patients.

Such a good idea!

For more information, visit Vital Arts.

(via Demilked)

Touchka Fashion Tales

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“Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow.” said the Prince, “will you stay with me one night longer?” (Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince)

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“Do you believe in fairies? If you do, clap your hands” (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan)

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“A black shadow dropped down into the circle. It was Bagheera the Black Panther, inky black all over, but with the panther markings showing up in certain lights like the pattern of watered silk.” (Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book)

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“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a bloom with flowers…” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)

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“Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters too? I never saw one alive before!”

“Well, now that we have seen each other” said the unicorn, “if you believe in me, I’ll believe in you.” (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass)

Touchka Fashion Tales was founded by Jenny Lumelsky and Tomer Ronen out of their love for storytelling. Their intention was to create timeless pieces, between illustration and fashion, for elegant women.

What to say except that these gorgeous scarves are definitely on top of my wishlist. All of them of course.

(via The Jealous Curator)