BLANC OUT

mmm. so pretty. gorgeous clay wall sculptures from california-based artist angela schwer. and a big plus? you can get a little piece for yourself on her easy shop, link below. 

Angela Schwer
Angela Schwer
Angela Schwer
Angela Schwer
Angela Schwer

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COLOR AND GLASS

this might be my favorite thing i have seen in a while. it's a series called "botanical" from swiss photographer and designer samuel zeller, and it's a new take on the classic botanical illustrations from the 18th and 19th centuries. i can't believe these are photos. 

Samuel Zeller

from zeller: "reality is refracted by the greenhouse’s ground glass and reminds me of the paper used in watercolour paintings. the colours are subtle and sophisticated, they mirror the tones found in this kind of illustration... the greenhouse in which resides the subject of this photographic’s series is a controlled environment that aims to protect exotic plants by creating better climate conditions than the local weather; it’s also a beautiful creation of metal and glass, dedicated, refined, elegant (just like the plants inside). the structure itself becomes a frame in some images."

Samuel Zeller
Samuel Zeller
Samuel Zeller

and i love this quote from him: "i almost always create images when going through strong emotional states. photography is a way i found to talk about myself, rather than with language were I always had difficulties."

Samuel Zeller

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FLOWER POWER

so, this is how the netherlands celebrates van gogh. 

it's called corso zundert, and it's a legendary parade with massive floats designed and decorated with millions of dahlias. every year there is a new theme and this year, the theme is the celebration of vincent van gogh, who was born in zundert.

the town launched the parade in 1936 as a way to celebrate their role as a global supplier of dahlias.

so cool.

Vincent van Gogh Parade
Vincent van Gogh Parade
Vincent van Gogh Parade
Vincent van Gogh Parade
Vincent van Gogh Parade
Vincent van Gogh Parade
Vincent van Gogh Parade

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WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

holy moly. this unbelievable installation is by japanese art collective teamLab and features thousands of floating, living (!) flowers. created in the national museum of emerging science and innovation in tokyo, the exhibit allows viewers to walk among over two thousand flowers. as if that was not enough, motion sensors move the flowers out of your way as you approach them. take a look at the video below. pretty spectacular.

teamLab
teamLab
teamLab
teamLab
teamLab

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FLOWER POWER

i could look at these portraits for days. in this series danish photographer ken hermann beautifully captures the flower sellers of calcutta's flower market. every day thousands of sellers gather in colorful chaos at calcutta's malik ghat to sell flowers, leaves and herbs that form part of so many indian festivals, celebrations, and rituals. i've always been inspired by colorful, unique portraits (see here and here) and this series is one of my favorites. they are serious but festive, somber but so colorful. such a cool juxtaposition.

Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man