archiemcphee

archiemcphee:

This massive mirrorball was created by Canadian artist Michel De Broin as a site-specific installation for the Luminato Festival in Toronto. Entitled One Thousand Speculations, the awesome disco ball measures over 25 feet in diameter. Each night of the festival the ball is hoisted 80 feet into the air, spotlit and spun, transforming the grounds of the festival into a wondrous starry landscape.

“Initially inspired by a photograph which appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1942, “The Battle of Los Angeles”, showing anti-aircraft searchlights concentrating on Unidentified Flying Objects, the largest mirror ball ever made will be suspended from a construction crane lit by many beams of light. The one thousand mirrors will reflect the light to render and re-create the starry sky for Toronto’s citizens during Luminato festival.”

[via Beautiful Decay]

archiemcphee

archiemcphee:

More wonderfully whimsical street art by French artist OaKoAK (previously featured here), who likes to play with existing elements of the urban landscape, often making surprisingly small alterations or enhancements to achieve striking results, enabling us to see the world through his eyes.

“Using simple means and materials, OakOak undermines his neighborhood with playful results. He uses a minimal amount of actual original artwork, instead re-purposing signs, facades, cement blocks, chipping paint, and more.  OakOak transforms a neighborhood’s imperfections into its own adornments. “

He says of his interventions:

“The less I intervene on the wall or the road, the better, especially if I can totally change the sense of the urban environment.” 

[via Beautiful Decay]

hijinksensue
hijinksensue:

My wife is ridiculously talented. Here’s a photo she restored that was torn in half. 
You can see more of her work on her site (where you can also contact her about fixing/altering photos for YOU) and follow her work on Facebook. 

Here’s a restoration I finished up last week. My client found her grandmother’s class picture from the 30’s rolled up and torn down the middle in 2 places. Here’s a side by side close up of a portion of one of the tears.

hijinksensue:

My wife is ridiculously talented. Here’s a photo she restored that was torn in half. 

You can see more of her work on her site (where you can also contact her about fixing/altering photos for YOU) and follow her work on Facebook

Here’s a restoration I finished up last week. My client found her grandmother’s class picture from the 30’s rolled up and torn down the middle in 2 places. Here’s a side by side close up of a portion of one of the tears.