I’ve always liked those crazy inventors; the Lynch style gray hair, the white robe, the big gloves and that “eureka” little surprise yell. The test tubes filled with colour liquids and the liquid nitrogen as a way of life.
Looking at last years pictures and seeing that days are longer every day, we can only wish that Summer would come sooner; we’re willing to stop dressing like an eskimo, going to the beach and wearing those glitter sandals that blister your entire existence.
Paris based Fred Lahache‘s “Mediterráneo” photography series has reminded us of all these and more. It emanates just what its name says; the purest and most authentic atmosphere of the Mediterranean coast. Lahache was brought up surrounded by family references to Naples, Barcelona, Corsica, Algeria and Turkey (the boy used to spend his Summers there), what pushed him to make a visually exquisite and full of memories tribute to them.
“Mediterráneo” is colour, purity and harmony. Pray for Summer to arrive NOW.
Germany, that great country of sausages, controversial History, Berghain, real castles and rough language. Where people are doing well but don’t celebrate it; where being superior not only to other beings, but to entire countries, is a custom. Where surnames such as Düsediekerbäumer actually exist. The country of effectiveness. What would become of Europe without Germany.
Germany is also the country master of efficiency; have a look at photographer Samuel Henne‘s work. Using individual objects, this German creates with them a new thing and achieve what sounds rather difficult; functionality on an image. Utility, even. Something that emanates more of a purpose than you on a Sunday. Henne doesn’t seem to find beauty merely in the aesthetic, but he seems to pursue justification, probably due to his long genetic inheritance. Simply Wünderbar.
Michael Kors brings us the chance to enjoy his new collection without moving from our own sofas again and this is already the seventh time live from New York to Spain and the whole world. We’ll be here broadcasting on real time on our social media, fancy and keen, to make this Wednesday afternoon (4pm in Spain, 10am in NYC) a bit less dull and more inspiring. Moreover, you’ll be able to witness all the outfits of the celebrities that will attend the show minutes before the catwalk (don’t forget the #AllAccessKors and #MichaelKors hashtags!). La Monda feat. Michael Kors, famous on the whole wide world.
When we hear the surname O’Keeffe, we instantly link it to the paintings of the American artist obsessed with flowers, seashells and any other simile that could be used to represent polychromatic pussy in big canvas. However, it seems that this visual imagery is going to change in the next years, as the figure of photographer Erin O’Keefe is rising, who presents us a series of images so full of optical illusions they could be signed by Yaacov Agam or by the masters of Baroque trompe l’oeil. Impossible perspective photography sets, loud patterns and fluor colours that create compositions with an unavoidable chaotic vibe. With her images, O’Keefe unites photography and sculpture, as we can see in the series “Collections” and “Things Fall Apart”, where she portrays different constructions made out of picture parts. Art with a strong theoretical component that would astound even the most cultivated of curators. Say goodbye to the Wisconsin O’Keeffe flower paintings, here comes the character that will renovate the world of photographic sets.
Warning: I’m gonna get sentimental here. Seven years ago I moved to Barcelona like another graphic-designer-to-be, without a clue of basically anything and hungry for new experiences, amongst other things. 84 months, thousands of problems, millions of good times and billions of parties after (you know, welcome to Spain), we bring you PeBe (Pablo Benito), former classmate and partymate. In fact, we’re going to talk about going out, because PeBe re-draws this clubs and joints you so eagerly attend and turn them into divine illustrations to hung up on your living rooms; if you turn the music on, there’s no need to go out even. From my beloved Apolo club to Razzmatazz, Berghain or Fabric, you can buy them, all of them, in his online store. If, on the other hand, your body is not up for partying, you can also find prints of historical buildings of touristic destinations to which we would go right now. Desk pride; congratulations Pablo, this is ace.
Some weeks ago, if not months, we featured one of our favourite creative studios in the whole wide world; from Copenhagen, PutPut motivates us every day, they make us want to work and they surprise us every night when we go on Instagram, Facebook or MySpace. Just joking about MySpace. Today we feature them and show their work again, also filling this website with some of the best made and most beautiful still life examples you can find on the Internet; the “shoes” they’ve made for Bianco. All visual jewels here in PutPut Vol. II.