Depthcore.com is pretty sweet. Sometimes they have some stuff that is a bit whack, but they put together a solid gallery with “pack releases”, which are essentially themed galleries. They come up with these packs sometimes bi-monthly, sometimes quarterly, sometimes monthly. But if you’re looking to kill some time and are in need of a new wallpaper or some prints for your bedroom… check them out. You may remember a post about Theo Aartsma… I found out about him through depthcore, and he is featured in their newest pack release.
I know… I know… I’ve been posting a lot a lot of light fixtures. But read the description folks, we are sneakhype: your daily galleria of all things fresh. And these lights are nothing short of fresh. Don’t like it, scroll down. Like it? Check out Louis Poulsen’s full portfolio.
Sneakhype’s all over the world, but as of today… we’re in Denver, checkin out some spots and came across a gem de la creme shoppe called PISMO — a fine art gallery that features mostly glass from the best artists around the world. I recently gave Lino Tagliapierta a Featured Artist post not two days ago, and what do you know, PISMO had 4 Lino orginals… each going for 50 – 60 thousand bucks. The 4 stepped pieces are from Lino, and the walled glass plates are from Chihuly. Sooo dope. They had a painting in this store going for $160,000. The combined worth of the 3 photos I took and posted here totals roughly nine hundred fifty thousand dollars. Pocket change. Check out more at pismo’s site.
Leave it to sneakhype to bring you the sickest light fixtures you’ve ever seen in your entire life. I challenge any reader of sneakhype to find a fresher fixture. Please please please, if you believe that you know of light fixtures that can top these Andromeda Murano light elements from Italy, email eg [at] sneakhype [dot] com and show me what you got. I can’t imagine they’re sexier than these bad babies. Click the link to see even more of these lights… their portfolio is seriously insane.
Banksy is a famous pseudo-anonymous british graffiti artist, his identity is very unkown and is very secretive about his work. He is one of the best graffiti artists in the world, his art usually has some kind of political, cultural, or ethical meaning to it. His work is very well known in the UK. He is responsible for the blur “think tank” album artwork. Check out Banksy site.
Urban art is on a rise, and these days most walls are covered with some sort of graffiti. The guys at Tuff City in the Bronx represent graffiti to the fullest. They sell all the goods you need to update any boring wall. Tuff City also doubles as a tattoo parlor, so while you’re there you can get your gear and a tat they’re good at both. The Tuff City Crew are behind some of the dopest graffiti artworks in NY. Dont say it, spray it. Check out some of their work at puregraffiti.
I once took photography class and one of our first projects was dealing with light writing photography. Using an exposure of about ten-to-thirty seconds, tripod, glowsticks, flashlights, reflectors, and even torches are used to create the light writings. What Lichtfaktor did is the cleanest light writing for what i have seen so far, amazing work. Check out their Myspace page for more info.
Over the past couple of years, Sneaker Art has evolved. It has gained more recognition, as well as appreciation. Dave White, famous for sneaker art is known for reproducing an inspirational production of Jordans on canvas. He has released 2 new art pieces: the Jordan IV and Grape V. His art is found in numerous sneaker stores, making them more attractive. Dave White’s distinct sense of art and design is portrayed through his work pieces, and just has a certain effect on those who love sneakers. Check it out at sneakerfiles
Normally, I would put a few images up to show an artist that we’re featuring, but I think I only need to show you one to spur your interest in one of the greatest glass blowers in the history of the universe. Lino Tagliapierta has wicked talent, but is perhaps not as well known as someone he used to teach, Chihuly. If anyone can name a glass-blower, they would probably say Chihuly, but as my sister, an interior architect and glass blower herself, puts it “Lino can kick Chihuly’s weak ass.” Well said, sis. Well said.
Theo Aartsma’s personal portfolio is currently being renovated as of today (Jul 25), but you can check out his work, and more like it at depthcore, which a pretty illin site for those who appreciate the finer things in life. We like Theo because he blurs everyday items and objects into the abstract. His compositions seem very natural on the whole, whether its a splatter that smacks you in the face like “oasis” (the image below), or a soft free flow like “discovery” (above). Put that on a white T and you would definitely see me rockin it.
The Wave Bookcase from Urbanati, an Italian furniture design studio, is sure to make any living space look that much fresha. Made of aluminum and crystal, complemented by the sensual curves of the dark hardwood… yowza. Lemme get one of these please. Maybe if all you SNEAKHYPE patrons check out our sponsor ads, we can afford to cop one to hold the DVD collection we got at our world HQ’s.
Takashi Murakami has come under the public eye as of late, mostly because the popularity of Kanye West’s new album “Graduation”. You see Takashi Murakami is the man behind the artwork done for the album cover. Murakami is known as one of the best contempary artists in the world. He attempts to blur the boundaries between high and low art. Louis-Vuitton recently collaborated with Murakami to make a perfect collection. Smoke some before you look him up and be prepared to trip out