bits of inspiration – #59.

Last week, Homes and Gardens published a brief interview with installation artist, Rebecca Louise Law. Rebecca is a London-based artist who creates incredible installation exhibits made mostly from flowers. Since reading the article, I’ve spent some time searching around the internet for photos of her installations and I am in such awe of her talent and the beauty she creates through natural materials. Read the interview with Rebecca on www.hglivingbeautifully.com.

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Photo courtesy of Bikini Berlin

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bits of inspiration – #54.

Summer in the city is truly magical. Saw this photo, taken Tuesday night, on the instagram account of photographer Greg DuBois. Love everything about this image and I highly recommend checking out the rest of Greg’s portfolio at www.gregdubois.com.

Photo courtesy of Greg DuBois

bits of inspiration – #47.

Came across the portfolio site of illustrator, Camilla Perkins today. I love how vibrant and whimsical her work is and I am in such awe that she only graduated from college in 2012! Her subject matter spans portraiture, food, animals plants and everything in between. Take a moment to check out her website and blog at camillaperkins.com.

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Photo courtesy of Camilla Perkins 2016

bits of inspiration – #36.

Loving this photo series of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera featured in the New York Times blog today. In 1951 photographer Marcel Sternberger travelled to Mexico where he befriended the iconic couple and ultimately photographed them in a series of really incredible and intimate portraits. Visit the article here to see more photos form the collection and read about Sternberger’s unique approach to portrait photography.

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Image courtesy of the Frida Kalho Corporation, via the New York Times

bits of inspiration – #30.

Just saw the trailer for the upcoming Van Gogh biography film, Loving Vincent. This movie will be the first of its kind in that it is entirely painted animation. According to their website, the film’s creators have employed a team of 30 painters to paint scenes in oil paint, using the same style and techniques as Van Gogh himself. The project is still in production but this trailer has got me really looking forward to its release. Check it out below.

bits of inspiration – #25.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I’m sharing work by Mexican artist, Dr. Lakra (Jerónimo López Ramírez). I was working at the ICA in 2010 when the museum exhibited his first solo show in the U.S. and I’ve been a fan of his work ever since. Dr. Lakra is an acclaimed tattoo artist and has made a name for himself in the contemporary art world with his illustrations of tattoo-style drawings over vintage prints. The New York Times profiled his work in a great 2011 article that you can read here. Happy cinco!

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Dr. Lakra, Sin título/Untitled (Chocolatitos), 2003
Image courtesy of the California Literary Review

#techstyle at the MFA.

On Sunday I visited the Museum of Fine Arts for the opening of it’s newest contemporary exhibit, #techstyle. The exhibit explores technology’s influence on fashion design and was really remarkable to see. Several works were intended as performance art while others addressed the issue of waste and sustainability by utilizing repurposed materials. I was especially drawn to a number of pieces that had been created using 3-D printers.

The show runs through July 10 and I would highly recommend seeing it. Below are some photos I took during my visit. Enjoy!

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Incertitudes shirt and shorts, Ying Gao


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MFA Dress, CuteCircuit


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Solar Dress, Pauline Van Dongen


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Anthozoa Cape and Skirt, Iris van Herpen and Neri Oxman


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Kinematics 8 dress, Jessica Rosenkrantz


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Molecule shoes, Francis Bitoni


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Wearable Drawings; leather jacket, Elvira ‘t Hart


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Ensemble, Noa Raviv


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Metallic Leather Fringe Dress, Giles Deacon


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Engineered Reptile Print dress. Sally LaPointe


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Wearable Art, Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture