David Ellis’ Double Bass Boombox Fiddle is pretty much what it sounds like (no pun intended). As an artist who was “born into a family immersed in music,” his work often mixes music with visual art. I love his fusion of classical instrument and modern technology.
(Found via Sheynk Dot Com)
If you happen to be one of my frequent readers, you know that I post about bookshelves a lot. Maybe too much? These two were just too cool to pass up.
WebUrbanist recently compiled a list of 2o Unusually Brilliant Bookcase and Bookshelf Designs. Several of their featured items were also on the Freshomes 30 Most Creative Bookshelves list I posted back in March. I was thinking maybe I needed to start a whole bookshelves blog to channel my growing obssesion, then I found the appropriately titled Bookshelf and all was right in my world. It’s fascinating, check it out.
(Found via Freshome and Design Milk)
I’m such a sucker for collaborative photography projects. While the emphasis can often be on concept rather than quality of content, the end result is surely unique. Ten:15 asks you to capture your life in a particular moment (10:15 am). The photographs are posted for sharing and comparing on their blog. What are you doing at 10:15 am?
(Found via bb-blog)
Roberts Birze claims his photography “may not be good, but could possibly be interesting.” It’s most definitely good and undoubtedly interesting. His Scattered Images set is incredible and viewable via Flickr along with an explanation of his work.
(Found via Crooked BrainS)
With an 11×14-inch view camera and little more, Arthur Mole staged some incredible mass photography. His subjects were iconic national symbols around the time of WWI. Mole utilized thousands of military troops and other groups to form these bird’s-eye view spectacles. You can view his entire collection online at the Library of Congress website.
(Found via Odee)
The Last Iceberg by Camille Seaman chronicles the icebergs of Earth’s polar regions. Beautiful photography.
(found via Lost / photo via Camille Seaman)
The photography of Chema Madoz is inspiring. His subject matter is simple while still incredibly unique.
(Found via Swissmiss / Photo via Chema Madoz)
Scrojo is a pretty remarkable poster artist working for Belly Up Tavern in Solana, California. He has designed over 800 color prints for a wide variety of musicians.
You can see his work at: Scrojo.com
Paritosh Narayan is a hobby photographer from Delhi, India. He has some incredible pieces up for display involving oil and water. Visit his slideshow to view his complete works.
W H A T
Double Takes explores the intersection of geography and design through topics like art, photography and architecture. It launched in September 2007. Since then, it’s been featured by National Geographic Traveler and the Travel Channel, among others. Viator.com and Fathom recently named Double Takes one of the top 25 travel blogs.
W H O
Marketing professional who moonlights as a freelance writer and travel blogger residing in Chicago. She writes regularly for Conde Nast Traveler and Paste Magazine, and her articles have appeared in Bloomberg Business, Huffington Post, Yahoo Travel, and Glamour Magazine, among others.
After graduating from college, she spent two years living and working in South Korea. Before repatriating to Chicago. She took the scenic route home via a six-month backpacking trip from Indonesia to Bahrain. In short, she’s a collector of maps, passport stamps and freckles.
T R A V E L S
United States. Czech Republic. Hungary. Austria. Croatia. Slovenia. Italy. Ireland. South Korea. Philippines. Singapore. Malaysia. Hong Kong. Macau. China. Japan. Indonesia. Vietnam. Laos. Cambodia. Myanmar. Thailand. India. Bahrain. Haiti.
I N T E R V I E W S + A C C O L A D E S
Conde Nast Traveler. Brit+Co. The Travel Channel. National Geographic Traveller.
World Venture Project. Many Many Adventures. The Vivant. Viator. The Loud and Clear.
Design Feast. Chincha!? Magazine. The Glove Box. Jetsettlers Magazine. Prêt à Voyager.
G U E S T P O S T S + CONTRIBUTIONS
Conde Nast Traveler