Sugar and junk food monsters by photographer James Ostrer. Supportingly the photographer wants to comment on obesity and our obsession with sugar stating (via the press release) “This adornment becomes a mask of what we eat which then becomes entwined with a hyper-pop sensibility and an obsequious inquiry into the great volumes of sugar that flow through our bodies.”
Its hard to be convinced though, as his models are thin (especially the girls) and so nicely adorned that you want to lick them! ( not so sure for the burger guy..)
Currently exhibited in Gazelli Art House in London until 11 September 2014. Pictures via Junk Culture
A simple, cool and relaxed pepperoni pizza that seems to have found the meaning of life: Just be yourself. Thank you so much pizza for your wisdom!
and my absolutely favorite:
Pictures by photographer Jonpaul Douglass. Via it’s nice that.
From a ’67 magazine ad: the legentary amphibious + convertible Amphicar Model 770, pulling the ab fab 4.30m long amphibious + fully equipped mobile home Suleica F430 SwimmCaravan, both sold briefly during the 1960s in the USA by German companies.
Kenya’s rapidly disappearing tribe of the Samburu people, from the series Before they pass away by British photographer Jimmy Nelson
American author Jane Bowles with her long term Arab lover Cherifa -wearing chador- walking the streets of Tangier, Morocco, August 1967 (source).
Vladimir Putin’s portrait painted by George W. Bush, here on a throw pillow from Society6. Read story here.
Tumbling blocks patterned Autograph quilt made by Adeline Harris Sears (1839–1931), found at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Online description of the exhibit: In 1856, seventeen-year-old Adeline Harris, the daughter of a well-to-do Rhode Island mill owner, conceived of a unique quiltmaking project. She sent small diamond-shaped pieces of white silk worldwide to people she esteemed as the most important figures of her day, asking each to sign the silk and return it to her. By the time the signatures were all returned and ready to be stitched into a tumbling-blocks patterned quilt, Adeline had amassed an astonishing collection of autographs. Her quilt features the signatures of eight American presidents; luminaries from the worlds of science, religion, and education; heroes of the Civil War; such authors as Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson; and an array of prominent artists.