Mexican Beauty by the Bay

Mexican Beauty by the Bay

Mexican-born, San Francisco-based artist Ana Teresa Fernandez creates work that is thick with sensuality and cultural relevance. Her performance-based paintings are track-stopping and not to be missed.  Some of her work is on display through August 20th, 2011 at The Intersection in San Francisco. You can view more of her...
Postcards from China via Sydney

Postcards from China via Sydney

“Life, death, love, passion, beauty: these things don’t need words to explain.” – Bingyi // Friends in Australia just sent over word after visiting the White Rabbit Collection, a gallery in Sydney featuring the work of contemporary Chinese artists. They were raving about the space, the work and the overall experience....
Your Face Takes Los Angeles

Your Face Takes Los Angeles

French artist JR is certainly getting a lot more attention than usual. He recently received the 2011 TED Prize (click here to watch the speech). If you haven’t heard of him, you’ve probably spotted his incredible large-scale black and white portraits of ‘ordinary’ people all over the internet, or in...
"This is where my heart beats hardest."

“This is where my heart beats hardest.”

I can’t say enough about Dark Side of the Lens, shot for Relentless Energy Drink. This short film’s narration, direction, editing, and creative direction are impeccable.  It was shot on location in Ireland about renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith.  He worked with Allan Wilson from the Astray Collective to bring...
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American Families via California

I have long admired the work of California-based fine art photographer Roxann Arwen Mills. I know quite a bit about her creative process after being friends for nearly eight years, and never tire of checking out what she’s working on.  Mills manages to give the viewer a close-but-not-too-close glimpse at each of her subjects, especially...

Catalog Photo Redux

I am in love with this personal and creative approach to marketing. European clothing brand Edwin invites different photographers to interpret each of their seasonal collections.  The most recent SS11 release is just as beautiful as past iterations with work by photographer Benjamin Robinson*.  Although I do love The Selby,  I prefer Robinson’s approach to...

Music Photography in LA

Starting tomorrow, Project Space in Los Angeles will be featuring photographer Janette Beckman, marking the third installment of this experimental project by the always inventive and inspiring Arkitip. Beckman culls works from her time in London during the punk era through the hip-hop decade in New York and Los Angeles. The show will feature artifacts...

Modular in Brooklyn

Like legos for grown-ups, these clever and modern modular pieces offer a multitude of decorative options for your home or office. ModulA.R.T. was created by Donald Rattner in order to represent a new way to create, collect and think about contemporary art. The goal of A.R.T is to “make high quality, original art more accessible...

RIP Recession

Obviously The Recession isn’t over yet, but our fingers are globally crossed. Indeed. Meanwhile, photographer Brian Ulrich has been  shooting abandoned and defeated shopping malls, stores and pretty much anything formerly retail for the past seven years. Much of this time frame overlapped nicely with our current economic climate. Above are selected shots from this...

Oddities in Brooklyn

The clean, minimalist design of this site highlights the dozens of beautiful articles at INDEX in Brooklyn. INDEX is “an evolving catalogue of materials and articles, some unique and some ordinary, but all exceptional in their purpose, character and origin.”  Items are for display, sale and rental.

Francesca in Brooklyn

I have more film in my fridge than food. Lovely photographs by film-based photographer Francesca Tallone. Surface Magazine Avant Guardian winner in 2006, Francesca now shoots regularly for art-focused fashion mags like Antler. Most recently she participated in Silent Noise, a one-night art auction in Brooklyn on June 3rd, 2010. It’s fun to watch the...

Koolhaas in Seattle

I received an email from a curious traveler (thanks, D) this afternoon suggesting Detangle readers check out the Seattle Public Library next time we’re in the northwest. The angular-yet-peaceful space was designed by Rem Koolhaas. The famed Dutch architect just this week spoke at the new Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture & Design in Moscow...

Sultry via New York

An assortment of shots from New York-based photographer Alex Freund. I was drawn to the work on his blog moreso than his main portfolio site.  The work is a little less focused, a little less prepared, a little more caught-in-the-moment-magical.

Garance Love via Paris

I’ve been admiring the French illustrator and style blogger, Garance Dore‘s site for a few years and thought I’d share a little of its goodness.  For those of you who are still discovering the lovely photos and documentation of her global travels with boyfriend Scott Schuman (better known as The Sartorialist), enjoy.

Portbury in Sydney

The work of photographer Simon Portbury is currently on display at the Iain Dawson Gallery in Paddington, NSW in Australia.  Selections from his Tokyo Drift series will be displayed alongside the work of Maree Alexander, Sam Ash and Leila Jeffreys.  Take a look…

Favela Facelift

European-born artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (aka: Haas&Hahn) are putting a new face on the poor and soulful favelas of Brazil. Their beautiful urban renewal efforts have thus far turned an expansive portion of concrete into a coy pond mural and a gray central square into a kaleidoscope of color. As a native city...