San Francisco: The Miniature City is a special look into one America’s most interesting cities. Post-processed to create the tilt-shift or “miniature” effect, the tour of San Francisco uncovers many of the West Coast city’s most iconic landmarks as well as peering into everyday life. While the video draws immediate comparisons to The Sand Pit which focused on New York City, the overview of San Francisco is still a much different landscape. The video was created by Shukhrat Pardaev of MINIMUS DESIGN.
Banksy’s work now reportedly changes hands for millions. But he puts up his street art for free. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got your hands on one of these? Does it mean you’ve found a winning lottery ticket or just scraped some worthless crap off a wall? Going up against the Art Establishment, Critics, Auction Houses,Gallery Owners and Authentication Boards in a quest for the elusive meal ticket, two filmmakers unwittingly gatecrash the murky and protective world of Banksy. How to Sell a Banksyraises questions of ownership, authentication and the true value of art itself. Through all the chaos and incompetence comes a modern-day, true-story, crime-theft, comedy-caper.
Throughout human history, only a rare few have been lucky enough to see the earth from miles above. Our peaceful blue planet and its geographic character are always on display for the crew aboard the International Space Station. One amongst them has been documenting his visual experiences and sharing them via twitter. Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock has photographed the world from aboard the ISS in all its breathtaking glory. See Hurricane Earl (above), and much more from a perspective that you yourself may never experience.
Brian Donnelly, a Brooklyn-based artist who goes by the name of KAWS, who has teamed up with the Standard Hotel to release some limited edition filament light bulbs. 1,000 sets of 3 bulbs – red, purple and green filaments.
“Just changing a small thing, like a filament, can turn a light bulb from a standard everyday thing to something you want to look at,” “You’re raised not to stare at light bulbs, but this is the opposite of that.” said KAWS to the New York Times.
A pair of trademark X -” it’s a signature, but also works with the round shape” They’re available in limited-edition set of three (red, purple and green) for $65 at Standard Hotel retail shops and online.
Photographer Stephen Alvarez has been fascinated with the world beneath our feet from his youth, exploring the open caverns of his home state of Tennessee. This exploration is something that Alvarez has never given up, having now fused it with his other great passion– photography. Over 15 years, Stephen Alvarez has been capturing caves across the world in a series he calls Earth From Below. Alvarez has traveled to Abkhazia, to the world’s deepest cave, to the fern-tipped caves of Mexico and many places in between. His work is a reminder that nature is active not only around us, but beneath our feet as well.