The 14th edition of the Art Basel Miami Beach is opening its doors from December 1st - 4th, 2016, attracting not only numerous artists, collectors and investors to the sunny destination, but also 267 gallery owners from 32 countries. The Miami Beach Convention Center, just a few yards from the Atlantic Ocean, presents artworks from 4,000 artists, including a painting by the Irish painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992), estimated at 15 million dollars.
The latest project of photographer Nicolas Rivals is called La Línea Roja which consists of a bright red light configuration installed outdoors while the artist was on a trip through Spain. Each temporary piece was captured in a series of long-exposure shots that reveal an unusual position between fabricated objects and the natural world. You can see more from the series on: NicolasRivals.com
Belgian filmmaker and illustrator Vincent Bal turns shadows into opportunities to daydream. The artist is well known for creating a wide range of whimsical doodles working with shadows of everyday objects resting in the sunlight. The shadow of a film canister becomes a forbidding tower, or the filaments of a lightbulb cast a dramatic backdrop as a staircase. Bal makes many of his images available as prints over on Etsy, take a look!
The exclusive members club Soho House has finally made its entry into Spain, opening up a new Barcelona location in Winter 2016. Soho House Barcelona is situated in the city’s Gothic Quarter, facing the Port Vell Marina. And that is doubtless the secret to the group’s success – an infallible sense of a city’s best spot, here demonstrated by the unbeaten proximity to the Colombus monument, Palau Güell museum, La Basílica de la Mercè, Las Ramblas and the Mediterranean sea, alongside a casual haul of boutiques, tapas bars and vintage stores. #maravilloso
The French luxury brand Louis Vuitton reveals two new furniture creations for Art Basel Miami fair 2016. The first one is a stool made in partnership with Tokujin Yoshioka, the second one a Cocoon-armchair designed by the Campana brothers. Sold in limited edition, the whole furnitures line will be visible and available for purchase in Louis Vuitton’s Miami stand and store.
Wes Anderson has directed this year’s Christmas advert from clothing retailers H&M. The short film, titled Come Together, stars Adrien Brody and sees the actor playing a train driver delayed by snow and preparing a festive surprise for his travellers.
Marshaun Harris is a sneaker designer from Chicago. He creates shoes that change colour as soon as temperature changes. The artist airbrushes and paints all his products himself - take a look!
Nike’s deep roots in New York City are represented in its latest campaign: New York Made. The new collaboration Kaws for Nike crosses the border of simple sportswear. Indeed, the sports brand has just donated to New York City a basket court entirely decorated by the popular artist Kaws. Stanton street courts is the first in the series which has been transformed in a vast, floor-wide mural. The completion of the piece coincides with the opening of NIKE’s new digitally connected, 55,000 square foot store in SoHo.art.
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In their latest advert for Independent Cinemas, Vokswagen learned how several of their services is not made for Hollywood, e.g their Hands Free Boot Opening. Take a look at these hilarious videos.
As part of her ongoing series titled My Old New Chair, visual artist Tatiane Freitas repairs broken wood furniture by replacing the missing pieces with translucent acrylic. One chair from the series was recently included in the Clairvoyance exhibition at Guy Hepner in New York, and you can see more of her latest work here: TatianeFreitas.com
In one of her last completed projects, globally renowned architect and designer Zaha Hadid collaborated with Georg Jensen on a collection of sculptural, sensually expressive rings and cuff bangles. Each is created in both sterling silver and black rhodium plated set with black diamonds. The styles in the Zaha Hadid Collection are distinctive and innovative, yet also timeless, and introduce a new way of thinking about jewellery and design. Take a look!
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