Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

[Editor’s Note: This is our 1,000th post here on Tumblr and we just passed 80,000 followers a few minutes ago. That’s two milestones in an hour! We also became a spotlight art blog last week! Thanks so much for following, you’re amazing. That is all.]


Salvador Dali

Still Life - Fast Moving, 1956

Oil on canvas. 49 1/2 x 63 in.


Jacky Tsai is a London-based artist that works in fashion design, illustration, installation and sculpture. See more of his work on Hi-Fructose.


“Instagram Is” by Technopaul Productions

Check out this well produced documentary about Instagram.

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Check out our 20 minute talk with Creative Mornings.

Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette connect the dots between New York heritage and the global community.

Street Etiquette at CreativeMornings New York, July 2014. Free events like this one are hosted every month in dozens of cities. Discover hundreds of talks from the world’s creative community at


The Gif Connoisseur

A firm favourite for artist name of the year, is possibly an admission of the possibilities upon this new art form, or rather our art form. By that I mean all us digital kids who created or observed these odd, humorous, artistic and sometime crazy gifs. This is a new thing, certainly not around when the chap in the suit was around was a teenager. I don’t think we are a million miles away from gif artists having their own exhibitions and such, I’ll be bit surprised if it’s not been done yet but image walking into one of these grand gallery halls and viewing gif artists work surrounding you, might be a tad surreal.

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Our new display at Dover Street Market New York is up! 🌲🏡🔥💦



New Kickstarted game mixes Instagram with real-life challenges to get you offline


Lost At E Minor invited Len Kendall to let us know about his first mobile game called Cartegram, which he hopes will get you mixing city-based challenges and biodegradable stickers with Instagram, Flickr or even Facebook in order to have fun out and about in the world.

Take it away, Len. (And if you’re interested, you have about 30 hours to back the project on Kickstarter!)

“I’m in the process of designing and releasing my first mobile game: Cartegram. It’s a simple adventure experience that requires a smartphone, a pocket notebook, and biodegradable stickers. Although it cannot work without a smartphone, it encourages players to look away from their device for most of the experience.

“The premise is simple: Players traverse their city and follow the loose challenges (or “stages”) presented in the Cartegram notebooks. When something is spotted that can complete a Stage, a biodegradable sticker needs to be placed on an appropriate object and photo needs to be taken that has the tag in view. While Instagram is the preferred platform for most players, other photo communities like Flickr or Facebook will do just fine.

“While the game is primarily meant to be experienced alone, the use of tagging (both online and offline) helps recruit new players and makes it easier for existing players to compare their respective stages with each other. As more and more players attempt the same stages, there will be an increased level of creativity that emerges from participants who add their own unique angle.

“My vision for Cartegram is to start with broad challenges in the first edition, but quickly move into uniquely themed versions. I’m already coordinating with the design-savvy “Tattly” temporary tattoo company to produce stickers for an upcoming “human” version of Cartegram where players scout for unique types of people, instead of objects. Other potential themes that have been requested include “Street Art,” “Food,” and “Road Trips.”

“The Kickstarter campaign is fully funded and several hundred people across the world have already signed-up for the first release. I hope you join us as we develop the Cartegram community.”


As if we needed another reason to appreciate how amazing bees are: Artist and beekeeper Ren Ri makes breathtaking sculptures using plastic, salvaged wood, and a swarm of bees.