Top 20 Trends of the Day (Nov 19)
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I’m always a fan of tribal-attired editorials, and ‘The Mission’ by Nicolas Valois surely targets my attention with its bow and arrow props. Featured within the Geil Magazine Fall/Winter 2010/11 issue, these truly striking photographs capture the indigenous and exotic.
Styled by Benjamin Armand with hair by Vincent de Moro and makeup by Topolino, ‘The Mission’ by Nicolas Valois exposes loosely clothed men in the character of native warriors, pirates and gypsies. Models Florian Bourdila, Thibaud Tauru and Nil Hoppenot look untamed in these feral photos—they will surely hunt down your attention.
19. Stunning Jeweled Gadgets
A lot of companies have bejeweled gadgets or have turned their devices into dazzling luxury products, but the Crystograph Ice iPad iPhone 4 Edition are stunningly beautiful pieces you can’t turn away from.
The shiny iPad version is done up with 12,000 fine Swarovski crystals, while the iPhone 4 Ice edition totes 2,700 jewels on the detachable slide case. What is even more glorious is that the iPad setting is offered in a black diamond version.
Now that the world has turned their eyes onto the future Mrs. Prince William of Wales, I’m sure every woman wants to look the part of the princess. The Suzanna Dai Holiday 2010 jewelry collection is certainly fit for royalty.
I don’t know if Wafaa Bilal is crazy or just desperately devoted to his work, but he will be implanting a camera into the back of his head for an art project. Entitled ‘The 3rd I,’ the project has him streaming live images to a museum in Qatar.
The latest editorial for Ones2Watch features model Reina Monetero in upscale workout fashion. The shoot entitled ‘Reina at the Gym’ includes designs from American Apparel, Galliano and Ray-Ban, to name a few.
Shot by Michael Donovan, this workout fashion editorial emphasizes many vibrant neon colors as Monetero breaks a sweat.
‘Earth as Art’ is a stunning collection of photos created by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS took satellite photographs taken all over the planet and added color to them to create some truly stunning images.
Do your frightened fish a favor and take their precariously balanced bowl off that stack of books and relocate them to these ‘Halve Bookends’ from Gnr8. Allow your goldfishes’ dwellings to help you tidy your home library with this cute and clever solution to organizing clutter.
Rainbows usually take the form of an arc and are seen outdoors as a result of a natural phenomenon, but now you can see one indoors without the use of a prism by visiting artist Gariel Dawe’s impressive art installation in Dallas, Texas, called ‘The Rainbow Effect.’
Artur Nesterenko’s ‘The Sanctuary’ is one of the most baddass treehouses that I have seen in some time. ‘The Sanctuary’ is designed after the Ora tree, a sacred Banyan Tree in French Polynesia.
Artur Nesterenko takes the whole treehouse living concept and flips it on its head. Today’s treehouses are designed to be easily accessible and comfortable. Artur Nesterenko deviates from that design by putting ‘The Sanctuary’ on the side of a cliff and making people find their own path to it.
11. Tangerine Temptresses
The Spring/Summer issue of Stockholm Magazine features a photoshoot of model Anna de Rijk by Thomas Klementsson. The editorial appropriately entitled ‘Orange’ features the Swedish photographer’s zestful spirit in a series of neon photos with a model who can evidently pull off even the wackiest looks.
No, this is not a photo of a girl crying tears of cake frosting, but rather Alexandra Lekias’ ‘Lifelong Baby Teeth’ photorealistic illustrations. Intent on capturing the highs and lows of growing up, the Australian artist wholeheartedly produces these paintings with painstaking precision. The proof is in the pictures!
It’s no surprise that the more masterly your mobile phone is, the faster it tears through batteries. Luckily, there’s the ‘Second Life Mobile Phone’ concept, which aims to make that issue obsolete.
Designed by Cho Sinhyung and Jeon Jungjae, the ‘Second Life Mobile Phone’ will have all of the capabilities you expect from a smartphone, but the sleek transparent cell will have two display modes.
If fighting is your thing then you need to check out ‘Fight’ from Cynthia Lara. This small photo series contains brutally realistic photos that show just how violent and chaotic a street fight can be.
I really like ‘Fight’ from Cynthia Lara because it doesn’t try to dress up or glamorize a fist fight. The photos seems to be almost untouched and the subjects look as if they are truly trying to kill one another.
Lookbook.nu user Galahad J. has playful taste and a preference for LEGO accessories when it comes to games of dapper dress-up. He’s sporting a LEGO tie one minute, a chain-link necklace the next, and even more DIY toy block bling of various descriptions.
Mexico City-based Korean artist Kang S. Lee has decided to pay homage to the Nike Dunk sneakers in an interesting fashion.
He has taken his own pair of Nike Dunks as a mold and hand-sculpted them out of ceramic. The sneakers he has sculpted so far are a different variation of the original with Lee’s own added twist. Each sneaker has its own color scheme and additional accessories such as spikes or belts wrapped around the front.
The Julia Stegner Vogue Germany issue for December 2010 features bending poses and plastic fashions influenced by pretty doll figurines.
In strong fall and winter wear, Julia Stegner is found sporting lush furs and silk blouses, but a closer look reveals plastic latex knee high tights, which give the model’s legs an eye-catching and shiny sheen.
These wild shots of uber hot model Sasha Pivovarova for V Magazine turn what would usually be considered a “bad hair day” by most into a badass pictorial.
The shots consist of both indoor and outdoor shots of Pivovarova in a bevy of wildly colored and styled wigs.
At first glance the Thorsten Schmidtkord “Head on Top” photo series kind of freaked me out. but once my eyes adjusted to what was going on, it was pure enjoyment.
The Thorsten Schmidtkord “Head on Top” project switches up the facial features of the subjects, by putting the top of their heads on the bottom of the image.
The ‘Dark Knights’ editorial by Christian Rios for Runway Magazine mixes haute fashions with punk influences and achieves great results.
The shoot features models Rina, Kyle Ledeboer and Nick Lacey in rugged and dark setting, clad in leather, suits, dresses and spikes. Huge spikes, on bracelets, masks and on some of the clothing. For a look at the rest of ‘Dark Knights’ by Christian Rios, check out the gallery.
In the middle of New York City’s West Village, a ‘MEKA ALP320’ home seems to have materialized. The prefabricated dwelling is just one miniature model within the modular luxury housing company’s repertoire.
At 320 square feet, the small-scale ‘MEKA ALP320’ home is made of a shipping container, and incorporates 70% recycled materials into its dwelling finishing details. Complete with natural bamboo and cedar stripping, designers Christos Marcopoulous and Jason Halter have truly outdone themselves. If they’d set one of these down in my neighborhood, I’d be a very satisfied squatter!
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