Delicate Flowers of Carved Wood by Yoshihiro Suda Spring Out from Cracks
February 28, 2020

Concerned with the ways artworks relate to their surroundings, Yoshihiro Suda often tucks his naturalistic flowers inside small cracks and holes where they’d grow naturally. While his pieces are remarkable comparisons to living florals, though, their compositions differ: Suda carves each African violet, rose, and morning glory completely out of wood.
The Japanese artist includes intricate details like leaf veins and small punctures in the petals, adding to their realistic qualities. “I think art can change our perspective and ways of thinking. More Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight: Ania Hobson
January 31, 2020

Ania Hobson I don’t look at creating something ‘perfect’ I like to exaggerate my figures and refuse to let ‘perfection’ get in the way. It’s the process of painting that I enjoy, the ideas and compositions, and not creating something that already exists. I like celebrating modern day women in my paintings wether it’s by … Continued Continue reading

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Oversized Paper Flowers Bloom in Lush Bunches by Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen
January 29, 2020

Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen doesn’t have to worry about her flowers wilting. She constructs enormous bouquets of tissue paper blossoms featuring countless petals and leaves in color-coordinated bunches. The Copenhagen-based artist tells Colossal that she doesn’t keep track of the pieces of paper or number of hours she spends on her large-scale projects, preferring to focus on creating rather than the actual process of cutting and shaping. Each piece is crafted by hand and without patterns or templates, making every petal, stem, and bit of pollen unique. More Continue reading

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Squishy Flesh Suits Quilted by Textile Artist Daisy Collingridge
January 18, 2020

London-based artist Daisy Collingridge layers amorphous blobs of fabric and textiles to form wearable pastel-colored body suits. With names like Burt, Clive, and Lippy, each member of Collingridge’s family has a personality that matches his/her form. Inspired by human anatomy and infused with elements of fantasy and impulse, the artist says that the costumes are an exercise in “pushing quilting to the absolute extreme.”
Each new character begins with the construction of the head. More Continue reading

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Nairobi’s Motor Taxi Drivers Sport Extravagant Costumes in ‘Boda Boda Madness’
January 16, 2020

Captivated by the motor taxis occupying the streets of Nairobi, Dutch artist Jan Hoek collaborated with Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case to document how the drivers elaborately design their bikes to attract customers. The resulting series, titled Boda Boda Madness—the motorists are referred to as boda boda in the Kenyan city—captures this advertising strategy with a little bit of added flair: each driver dons an extravagant ensemble developed by the designer that matches their rides. More Continue reading

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Swimsuit History Classics
March 21, 2015

Swimsuit History Pictorial #SwimsuitHistoryLesson Have a look at this terrific, short swimsuit history film that highlights some of the most game-changing swimsuits to be worn in the last 130 years, since people first started wearing them at the beach, the … Continue reading

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Why Perfume Mattered
March 7, 2015

The Real Reason Scented Perfume Made Its Mark #FreeSmells Once upon a time, people stank. They stank so bad, they reeked. The putrid and odiferous stench was imbued in practically every living human being, because they bathed so infrequently. This … Continue reading

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