VICTORIA LING IS BLING

We like Victoria Ling so much that today we’re speaking about her for the second time with all our love. That way, she will be able to read good words about her along those 342 gray days per year in the UK, she will feel the energy and continue making us fall in love with her art. We first saw her work some months ago and we loved her tutti-flowers; now this lady surprise us with this amazing gifs, bright and light meticulously. Here you are a little selection of her production; get yourself a tea, because sure you will need it to witness so much beauty together.

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victoria ling photography still life lamondamagazine

victoria ling photography still life lamondamagazine

victoria ling photography still life lamondamagazine

victoria ling photography still life lamondamagazine

victoria ling photography still life lamondamagazine

victoria ling photography still life lamondamagazine

victoria ling photography still life lamondamagazine

LABADIE/VAN TOUR: CHLORINE TASTE

February, that stupid month in the middle of Winter in which, spending spending all your saving at Christmas time and making your waistline a bit more generous due to that stuffed turkey, you try to put your life together and welcome god Summer. The sighs and extra kilos are long gone; we’re all gonna embrace masochism and make the possibly biggest sacrifice of our lives. EXERCISE.

Me myself, just like many readers, I’ve decided that this is the right moment to join in a swimming pool club, showcase of bad taste thanks to those swimming hats and massive aquagym sessions. Today’s post is about litres of chlorine water and it’s signed by Labadie/Van Tour under their project “The Pool” for Vers Beton magazine, where they picture Rotterdam public swimming pools. Divers, training monks and even some dead-like dude floating on pool noodles: this is the epic level we’re talking about. Highlighting just this one project wouldn’t be fair looking at their amazing portfolio. This pair of photographers go for a Darwin’s evolution inspired fashion lookbook as well as a producing a book on knitwear and organising a parade in homage to the designer of said knitwear brand. A series of projects tha will not only make us re-think our extra kilos but also wonder what we’re doing on our work ours.

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labadie van tour photography portraits pool lamondamagazine
labadie van tour photography portraits pool lamondamagazine
labadie van tour photography portraits pool lamondamagazine
labadie van tour photography portraits pool lamondamagazine
labadie van tour photography portraits pool lamondamagazine
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HUNCH: BACK TO THE FUTURE

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.

The Hunch Project don’t really look like that, but they’re also inventors. This Barcelona based studio, textile and material investigation specialists (they’ve won various awards in this area) has launched their first clothing range Alpine Basics, where everything, even the book that comes along the line, is waterproof. With a website inspired in Google Street View (check it out, it’s great), HUNCH is design coming back from the future. Eureka!
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the hunch project barcelona product design fashion lamondamagazine
the hunch project barcelona product design fashion lamondamagazine
the hunch project barcelona product design fashion lamondamagazine
the hunch project barcelona product design fashion lamondamagazine
the hunch project barcelona product design fashion lamondamagazine
the hunch project barcelona product design fashion lamondamagazine

FRED LAHACHE: MEDITERRANEAN

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.

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fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

fred lahache photography portraits lamondamagazine

SAMUEL HENNE: ART ATTACKEN

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.

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samuel henne photography artist sculpture still life lamondamagazine

samuel henne photography artist sculpture still life lamondamagazine

samuel henne photography artist sculpture still life lamondamagazine

samuel henne photography artist sculpture still life lamondamagazine

samuel henne photography artist sculpture still life lamondamagazine

MICHAEL KORS: CATWALK ON YOUR SOFA

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.

ERIN O’KEEFE – Death to flowers

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.

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erin o'keefe art graphic illustration lamondamagazine
erin o'keefe art graphic illustration lamondamagazine
erin o'keefe art graphic illustration lamondamagazine
erin o'keefe art graphic illustration lamondamagazine

PEBE AND HIS STORE: WE LIKE THE PARTY

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.

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pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

PUTPUT VOL.II

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.

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putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine