Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Artist Recreates Costumes From Popular Films for Tiny Windows Displays

British artist Jordan Bolton recreates costumes from popular films and puts them on display in tiny shop windows.

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Following The Path Of a Warhol Brillo Box Through the Art Market

Brillo Box (3¢ Off) is a documentary by Lisanne Skyler that tracks the trajectory of a Warhol sculpture her father bought when she was an infant.

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Vintage Lunch Boxes

The National Museum of American History has a huge collection of vintage lunch boxes. When I was a kid we had to tote our peanut butter sandwiches to school every day and getting a new metal lunch box was part of the back to school routine each September. One year I had the plaid one below.

This steel lunch box was manufactured by the Ohio Art Company in1957.
It features a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible red, plastic handle.
The exterior design is a red, brown and yellow plaid design.
This tin-plated iron lunch box was patented in 1871 by Charles C. Moore. 
The box folds in flat on itself. bout three inches tall in its box form; 
it collapses down to less than half an inch when folded. 

This tin-plated steel lunch box was manufactured by the Ohio Art Company
in the 1920s. It features a removable lid and two pinned metal handles,
as well as images of children playing with a cat on the top and sides of the box.

This tin, plastic and glass thermos bottle was made by Thermos in 1960.
It has a red plastic, screw-on cup lid and a red and white plastic, screw-on stopper.
The bottle has an image of an officer using a submarine’s periscope.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kids And Their Phones

Kids are the same everywhere. This little girl statue in St. John's, Newfoundland borrowed Mr. Nag's cell phone to check her emails.

Pantone's New Shade Of Purple In Memory Of Prince

Pantone's new Love Symbol #2 is a colour created in memory of Prince who was also known as ‘the Purple One.’ The shade is inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano.

Via  HUH.