27.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Day: 12-Year-Old Kid Falls in Museum and Punches Hole Through $1.5 Million Painting

If you’re having a bad day today, just be glad you aren’t this kid. At an art exhibition in Taipei called “Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”, a 12-year-old Taiwanese boy tripped and fell into a 350-year-old oil painting by Paolo Porpora, putting his hand right through the artwork. The painting called “Flowers” is valued at $1.5 million. (source)

Hopefully the gallery staff have some duct tape! Photos of the damage below!

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27.08.15 by Staff

Music Video: Sheep, Dog & Wolf “Breathe”

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Fantastic job by directing duo, Thunderlips, for New Zealand musician, Daniel McBride a.k.a. Sheep, Dog & Wolf. Similar vibe to The Mercadantes’ work but a little edgier. Watch various people, in various states of breathlessness, in the video for “Breathe” below!

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27.08.15 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Björn Griesbach

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Perfectly creepy illustrations by German artist Björn Griesbach. More images below!

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Ishtar X Tussilago

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Longboarding isn’t my thing, but the cinematography here is beautiful. Maceo Frost’s film features downhill longboarder, Ishtar Backlund, the music of Swedish rock band Tussilago, and the mountains of Norway. Watch below!

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26.08.15 by Jeff

Music Video: A$AP Rocky “Everyday”

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Love the new video for A$AP Rocky’s “Everyday”, directed by Emmanuel Cossu and Fleur & Manu. The video depicts the price of fame, opening with the rapper facedown in a pool, dead. Rod Stewart is sampled on the Mark Ronson-produced track (Hudson Mohawk and several others share production credits) and briefly appears in the video along with Miguel and Ronson.

Watch “Everyday” below.

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26.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Megan Ellen MacDonald

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Wonderful play with aspects of kitsch and cuteness in these paintings by Toronto-based artist Megan Ellen MacDonald. See more images from her series “Lux” below!

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26.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Eiko Borcherding

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Gorgeous pencil drawings by Hamburg, Germany-based artist Eiko Borcherding. More images below (lots more).

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26.08.15 by Staff

The Painstaking Process of Handcrafted Artisan Globes

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Bellerby & Co. Globemakers is a London-based studio that specializes in handmade globes. Founded in 2008 by Peter Bellerby after struggling to find a quality globe, Bellerby’s is now one of only two workshops in the world making handcrafted, artisan globes.

The process includes hand painting individual sections, soaking them, and then stretching them onto the surface. Apparently it takes about six months to learn how to do it properly.

More images of the beautiful (and painstaking) process of globe-making below!

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