“The worst view in the world” – Banksy
Banksy is an anonymous graffiti artist from England. Their art is found through many cities around the world and the graffiti can be influenced by political stances. Banksy’s work is controversial and sprinkled with dark humor and now we’re introduced to the Walled Off hotel which by itself is a tremendous achievement and a fine piece of art.
The hotel is based in Bethlehem, Palestine and includes art by Banksy, Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin who have all customized guest rooms. Most of the rooms include a floor to ceiling graffiti pieces and are equipped with Wi-fi, fridge, safe and air conditioning. The view is something every prestigious hotel takes pride in – here you have a view of the army watchtower. Read more
Jati Putra is a graphic designer who uses simple techniques to create mindblowing art. He manipulates photos in ways that bend reality and present it as if everything is backwards or upside-down. It’s the real world we know and live in but suddenly the sidewalk ends and continues downwards at a 90-degree angle. It feels natural and scary at the same time but the confusion passes when you scroll past several photos and find yourself with your jaw open. Maybe the best way to describe Jati’s art through a movie analogy is “Inception meets Doctor Strange” – buildings and streets bending up and down while the people go on through it as if everything’s normal. The designer’s grasp of the modern surreal art is dreamy and creative while he obviously likes practicing it on peaceful landscapes and urban photos. You can see more of his photos below. Read more
Interior design can be hard, especially if you’re going for something half-modern, half-you. Everyone wants to be trendy and have the latest and greatest in furniture and decor ideas but sometimes less is better. We are going to show you an apartment which is actually a redesigned industrial space. This is a growing trend with the decreasing availability of housing spaces and to be honest, provides excellent creativity opportunities.
We can see rough walls, exposed bricks and coated steel all around this magnificent apartment, designed to appeal to the artsy, dark-ish side of you. The design is minimal – exposed metal and high-hanging lamps everywhere make you feel like in a storage room, or an emptied factory. However, the modern furniture and vibrant decorations here and there contrast to the cold grey of the metal and bring some live to the place. The fire escape styled staircase and net fences are a really nice touch. You also have an office space and a kitchen with lots of cabinet space.
If you’re looking for some fresh ideas on how to liven up your home and make it more entertaining for your children, this might be the perfect solution. These creative stickers will turn your doors into an adorable character; for example, it would be really fun to walk by a smooshy Jack Russell nose every day. The possibilities are endless and up to your own creativity – there may be be a dragon lurking behind the potted plants, or a tiger, keeping you company while you drink your morning coffee. It is amazing how something so simple can spread such joy through the whole family. You can even design your own characters and use some paint to create your own unique door buddy.
Joel Wright is an artist from Texas, USA. He specializes in watercolor acrylic paintings and the most interesting part is that he handles the brush as skillfully as the tattoo machine. Yes, you read it right – he can spot you with a vibrant watercolor tattoo, as rich and colorful as an acrylic painting.
Joel Wright with his art
Timscraft is the artist name of Tymur from Ukraine. He has been tattooing for five years and as we can see, he has already mastered the craft. Vibrant, colorful pieces are his mastery but there are also a solid number of blackwork tattoos in his portfolio. He currently resides in the West End tattoo studio in Saint Petersburg, Russia so if you feel enchanted by his work schedule the first flight and give him a visit.
You are driving through a mighty forest, narrow curvy road ahead, the sun shimmering through the occasional oak branch. You glance aside and you see it – a deer, barely visible through the autumn leaves and moldy trunks. You get just a glimpse of it and already holding your breath; but not from distress or even excitement, your eyes are eagerly peering for the majestic horns but they’re already part of the maze of dry branches, criss-crossing the forest. It’s already gone.
The deer is a noble animal, often associated with grace, beauty and benevolence. Deer and doe tattoos show kind nature and graciousness, often combined with a thick forest as a background. Of course, these days we can see many variations and different meanings implemented by some tattoo artists.
Realistic deer tattoo in its natural habitat.
A black and white deer piece with some added colors.
Foxes are one of nature’s gracious animals. Despite their good looks, they can be described as cunning, ferocious and highly adaptive creatures. Their ability to react to any danger with slyness and agile moves has led many people to admire them. In some cultures, these creatures of the night are pictured as noble and wise; they are even a symbol of the afterlife in China. Fox tattoos can tell you a lot of things about their owner.
Watercolor geometric fox piece by @momori_ink
Sleeping fox tattoo in dotwork
Japanese style – wind and waves