Sparkling Umbrellas Provide Perfect Little Escape in Sydney

Though we’ve now seen some truly dazzling light installations at this year’s Vivid Sydney, there’s still one we wanted to highlight. Photographer Peter Greig designed and curated one section of the festival – the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Light Walk. There you could find a gorgeous work conceptualized and designed by artist Anna Meister. Umbrellas were strung together and then lit up to create a sparkling igloo! The dome-shaped structure glowed in the night, welcoming those visiting to be, temporarily, whisked away to another world.

Photos via [The Loop, Katherine Lim, Fiona Chan, Sydney-City and Suburbs, evangelique, Gordon Burnett]

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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