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]
Don’t Forget to Be Awesome! by Alexis Swendener
Vita Kan: Pretty Tough - Mother Magazine by Adrian Wilson, Winter 2012
Skiing season is almost here…..
Not sure if a butt
Or a bent finger.
My wife is ridiculously talented. Here’s a photo she restored that was torn in half.
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.
Retro Arcade Photographs
Photos taken by Ira Nowinksi documenting various arcades in the Bay Area from 1981 to 1982, which are now available for your viewing pleasure (around 700 photos in total) at Stanford University Libraries.
Check out this awesome starry driveway! The beautiful stellar effect was achieved by mixing glow stones with gravel. You might have already encountered glow stones, which are often used in aquariums. They’re a synthetic aggregate of photoluminescent pigment and synthetic resin.
According to Jinan Chenghao Technology, “When exposed to light sources, the photoluminescent pigment within Glowstone becomes chemically excited and will afterglow (i.e. glow in the dark).” The glow is initially very strong, but then slowly dulls over night.
We’d love to see all of the driveways and sidewalks in our neighbourhood covertly decorated like this. We could go out each night for a star walk. And during the day passersby would be none the wiser.