Category: finds

Find: Mills & Boon

Who doesn’t know this: tragic love scenes in front of kitschy sunsets, roaring waterfalls and palms blowing in the wind. Well, you might not know these scenes from your own life, but because they’re on the covers of those uber-kitschy novels.

The artist duo Oli + Alex has a liking for integrating this kitsch into their daily routine. Which is why Alex took his wife and reconstructed those cover to take pictures of it. I think they’re quite good at it!

Find: Anna-Wili Highsmith

She has been confronted with creativity right from he cradle:  Anna-Wili Highsmith is the daughter of a puppeteer. She herself works as an artist and creates these wonderful filigree and fragile looking animal sculptures – from paper!

All those owls, birds and horse heads are made out of strips of thick paper. They are painted and sewn together until they have the desired form. Wonderful! Highsmith has created sculptures for the French fashion label Hèrmes as well as for a whole bunch of galleries already.

Colour your life with Lang/Baumann

Screenshot Homepage Lang/Baumann

Have a guess: Are there places in the city you live, that are really beautiful in the common sense? Parts, where not everything is held in this modern – and ugly – grey?

Sabina Lang und Daniel Baumann, working together as L/B, seem to have had similar thoughts. Which is why they now aim to bring colourful spots into urbanity, on bridges, skyscrapers and smoggy crossroads.

I guess, the weather could be really nasty – when you have to cross this bridge painted in bright colours, you simply CANNOT be in a bad mood, isn’t it?

The streetart project

As “the world’s largest art collection” the streetart project, that was created in co-operation with Google Streetview, is described on its website. Does work similar, too, but the focus is – as the name may tell already – on streetart.

You can either search for the city or place you’re looking for directly, or zoom in and out of the virtual map of streetart. There is a filter for artists as well, but not many have been listed yet.

A nice tool for all fans of streetart – even individual city trips can be planned by looking for all those alternative sights…

Search instagram with

You’re not looking for a certain instagram-user, but for crazy and weird snapshots , that were taken with the iPhone-app?

Looking for a way to do that, we stumbled upon Don’t be confused by the dozens of cute cat pictures that pop up on the page when you open it: On the right upper side you can simply put in the keyword you’re looking for (what about “dogs”?), and – voilà – all instagram pictures tagged with the keyword flutter by. Nice!

Get your future told with the Pictarot iPhone App

Reading cards – isn’t this only for older women with a liking for all kinds of esoteric stuff? Nope. ‘Cause now there is Pictarot made by Pictoplasma! Here we have an exceedingly funny iPhone App made with love.

What about my relationship? What about my life? How should I decide? In different reading techniques those profound questions are answered. Well, if you have a sense for interpretation, that is. But then there’s nothing to stop you!

We present: Roger Eberhard Photography

Wilted Country” the series of photographer Roger Eberhard from Zurich is called. With his camera he travelled around Wyoming, Nebraska and Nevada and took photos of the countryside – the result were impressive, almost fairy tale-like pictures.

There are no people in his shots, what adds a mysterious touch to them. Where are they gone, the inhabitants of all those houses and huts? Light pastel colours underline the forlornness of these places – but at the same time evoke a quiet and peacefulness you can literally feel.

Find: Rosie Geissler

“Never underestimate the power of a woman with a sewing machine”, is written on one of the pictures made by Rosie Geissler – we don’t know whether Miss Geissler possesses power due to her sewing skills. But we like her artwork.

Geissler is working as illustrator and graphic designer in Northumberland, England and has a fondness for typographie and smart slogans. These are then stitched onto white linen and framed, but they never remind you of those old-fashioned embroidery kits from your local needlework shop. More pictures of Rosies artworks can be found on ihr flickr profile.

Best of Blogs: Streetart

Streetart -is ist actually art or just displeasing mess ruining the streets? Discussions are growing hot again and again, but don’t care about that right now and present you our five most loved blogs about streetart.

1. I love Graffiti
On our favourite blog about streetart you can find pictures of (street)artworks as well as interesting interviews and videos.

2. Just/Blogsport
The people behind Just/Blogsport live in Berlin – which is full to the brim with streetart. Their main focus is on events concerning streetart.

3. taz streetart blog
Whether you like this german newspaper or not: Their streetart blog is worth reading. Different journalists stroll around the city (mainly Berlin, but international cities are featured as well) and take snapshots of their finds.

4. Reclaim your city
A wonderful source if you’re looking for an overview or streetart artists. Here you find a whole bunch of pictures, videos and interviews.

5. German Street art
Without much text (actually, most of the time there isn’t any at all) here beautiful streetart finds are shown. A feast for the eyes!

Find: Jane Moseley

Jane Moseley obviously has a passion for candles – and she must have tons of those things, that lighten up our dark winter evenings, at home. Because her sculptures mainly consists of wax.

And they look kind of creepy – or how do you like the idea of being covered in cold wax entirely? Right. But in a museum her sculptures surely develop their own special charme. However, we wouldn’t like meeting them at night…