Tag Archives: street art

Good bad hair day

The next time I’m having one of those hair days, I will remember his incredible street art by Nuxuno Xän in Fort De France, Martinique.

street art Martinique

It really works for him…don’t you think?

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Spectacles

I’ve worn glasses since I was nine years old.

Some were butt ugly.  A couple were stylish and fun, including my current pair of classic Ray Bans.  But I have never liked any better than

THESE

Kudos to street artist Pavel Puhov.

Feeling bookish

Facebook — a waste of time?

Maybe…but what an educational one!

While checking this morning’s newsfeed, I noticed a friend had shared a photo of street art in Mexico. Clicking on it for a better look took me to the Street Art Utopia community page, where I discovered the photo below of De Batavier in Lootstraat, Amsterdam.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

De Batavier is a facade of books designed by artist Sanja Medic, ceramist P. Kemink and graphic designers Melle Hammer and Susanne Laws. The facade contains 250 ceramic books, the spines of which contain the names of actual works from 18th and 19th century Dutch writers and poets.

The installment was commissioned by Dutch housing organization De Alliantie and HVDN Architects.

I had never seen or heard of this building before today’s random search, but as a book lover, it really speaks to me.  And if I hadn’t been goofing around on Facebook, I’m not sure I would have ever heard of it.

Let’s hear it for wasting time!

Look down

For your Sunday morning edification and delight, here’s some Japanese street art:

Those are manhole covers, by the way — manhole covers in Japan.

Here’s what manhole covers in the United States — and one from England — look like:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making the utilitarian beautiful: Japan 1, United States 0.

To see more Japanese street art, check out the book Drainspotting on Amazon.com.