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Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama + The Whitney Museum

Yayoi Kusama, whose amazing art I’ve previously blogged about, is everywhere lately. An exhibit has just opened at The Whitney Museum containing over 300 works by Kusama tracking her obsession with polka dots, mesmerizing lines, and captivating designs from her early years to the present. Additionally, Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Kusama to create clothing designs of her artwork. You can check out some photos from the exhibit as well as a video of the collection below. Have fun!

Photos via here. You can shop the Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collection here, and view more information on the Whitney exhibition here. Lastly, follow us on Twitter at @BrooklynBakery!

Bright Beams

Studio Roso, the brainchild of Danish artists Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen, is the design house behind this installation at Clarks Shoes Headquarters in England. 2 imaginary beams of light reflect off of the walls of the courtyard; each beam is comprised of 7,500 discs and 36 vertical wires. The space itself was meant to be a part of the installation; the courtyard was painted white while the bottom was recovered with black asphalt. Situated in the heart of the headquarters, employees see the installation everyday as it changes with the light of the moment.

Photos via. You can also visit Studio Roso’s website.

Singapore’s Supertrees

Aptly nicknamed the “Supertrees”, these stunning structures are the first part of Singapore’s “Garden by the Bay” project,  a 250-acres long green initiative costing 750 million USD, which some say is the government’s attempt to make Singapore “the botanical capital of the world”. A 22 meters (7 stories) high walkway links the trees for the visitors to enjoy the 200,000 species of plants hanging off of the trunks and decorating the surrounding ground. In addition to their aesthetic value, the trees are also extremely environmentally conscious as they collect rainwater and provide shade for the aforementioned plants as well as provide energy for the park lights and watering system from the energy absorbed by their solar panels. Singapore is, without a doubt, succeeding in its mission to evolve from a “City Garden” to a “City in a Garden”.

Pictures via here.

Intrepid Ink

Italian artist Alberto Seveso created these breathtaking, surreal images by mixing ink underwater and taking high-speed photographs. His passion for graphic design developed from the realization that he “can use the computer to make art and not only to play!” You can see a detailed close-up in the video below.

Pictures via Seveso’s website.

Reach for the Clouds

“Lying down on a hill with your pupils filled with the endless blue sky, perspective of your eyesight suddenly gets distorted and clouds drift at the top of your nose. You stretch your arms up to the sky to touch the clouds but can’t reach. Another world right above your head, clouds. Today I visualize my colorful cloud of words right in front of your eyes. Touch the pink clouds drifting on a giant fabric screen, reminisce your favorite childhood clouds of dreams. I spent countless sleepless nights just to realize my unproductive and only romantic cloud of words. But, isn’t it nice if we could feel the clouds at our fingertips?”

So begins Everyware’s description of their interactive installation, Cloud Pink. The installation, located in Seoul, was created by projecting an image onto a large, suspended fabric screen that responds to touch, allowing viewers to achieve a childhood (and current) dream: to touch the clouds. Everyware is a Korean computing group comprised of Hyunwoo Bang, assistant professor at Seoul National University, and Yunsil Heo, who has an MFA degree from UCLA. For all you tech geeks, Cloud Pink was produced using Processing, Kinects, GLSL, and projectors. Be sure to check out the videos below as well.

Photos/videos via Everyware’s website, here, and here.

Bohemian Print from The Brooklyn Bakery

Bohemian Print Coin Purse – Dimensions: 3.25″ x 4″

(backside of the coin purse)

Bohemian Print iPhone Back

Taking a Trip to Milan? 4 Must See Spots.

1. Campari

2. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Milán

3. galería Vittorio Emanuele II.

4. The Dolce and Gabbana restaurant: Gold.