The blog The Impossible Cool has always put together a collection of photos of some the coolest people in history. Whether it be musicians, pop icons or even politicians, their photos always seem to show the subjects in their most candidly cool moments. Now partnered with Sonic Editions, they have taken some of their greatest photos and made them available for purchase in printed form. Examples seen above, Frank Sinatra have a drink at a bar, and Enzo Ferrari proudly sitting in front of his Formula 1 race car, these are my two favorite.
Alright folks, it’s time to get bi-coastal here for a bit. Lets venture out of the realm of the West Coast into a New York state of mind, to take a look at a new gallery being opened up by a friend of mine in New York City down on the Bowery. Garis & Hahn opens at 236 Bowery this Friday January 11 with their first exhibit entitled After The Fall, which showcases the works of several young photographers in Yale’s MFA program. Their namesake being adorned with the sub-text “Established Now”, the gallery will curate exhibits of contemporary artists that present “relevant conversations” and “conceptual narratives” currently in the world of art. Check out their Website for more details, and follow them on Facebook.
As we close out 2012, it always nice to reminisce about the past year as we look forward to the next. I found this very impressive gallery over at Booooooom of 64 Photos by 64 Photographers taken over the past year. A diverse curation of landscapes, portraits and abstract photography, I picked out my 3 favorite and posted them above. [NotCot]
The latest iteration in the Desktop Wallpaper Project over at The Fox Is Black is definitely a “NICE” one. From designers Dark Igloo is a very handsome looking wallpaper playing off of the iconic “ICE” sign seen at convenience stores across America. The classic typeface and cartoonish snow resting upon the letters make for a outstanding piece that seemingly outshines in simple appearance. The theme is also wonderfully fitting for the winter season, which I personally thing is very NICE.
Whether it’s a house with a white picket fence in the suburbs, or chic urban loft downtown, we are all striving to live our version of the American Dream. So greet your house/loft/apartment guests with the witty Merican Dream door mat. Available now from the American Design Club Shop. [CoolHunting]
The only way to describe Bicycle Taxidermy is absolutely brilliant. A side project of British designer Regan Appleton, the idea spurred from the desire to create a memorial for his father’s old bikes. It has now transformed into a clever and very cool looking wall piece to honor your fallen cycle. Send them your old handle bars, and they will mount them for you. [Swiss Miss]
Ever since Facebook acquired Instagram, there have been some pretty nice upgrades to worlds most prominent and revolutionary photo sharing network. The biggest change yet is the addition of a profile page for your Instagram account, as a quasi home page for all your photos. It has a real nice layout with a dynamic cover photo (like Facebook) that highlights your most recently popular pictures. To see your Instagram profile simply add your user name after www.instagram.com/
In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy on the New York metropolitan area, a urban phenomenon occured on the lower part of Manhattan. One half of the brightest, busiest and most vibrant cities in the world lost power for several days and was shrouded in darkness. Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan captured this amazing event through a series of photographs put together in a slideshow at Dezeen. Absolutely surreal. Baan also has received much acclaim for his aerial shot that made the cover of New York Magazine. [Dezeen]
Midwest bred, design stalwart Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. has an innate talent for combining vintage/classic aesthetic with clean modern style. I consider him to be a pioneer, and still at the forefront of what is now consider “current style.” His recent series of state posters take graphics and logos from each of their specific areas, and then form them into the shape of the state showing off their unique characteristics. I’m quite fond of the posters for Colorado and Kentucky. [Werd]
The fine folks over at The Fox Is Black just posted up this great animated GIF from illustrator Ryan Cox. A kooky cast of spooky characters perfect for the Halloween season, absolutely had to the repost this one. Happy Halloween!
San Francisco, you are so charming. Undoubtedly one of the finest cities in America, and certainly a unique treasure we have here in California. It really is a place like no other. To cap off my trip there this past weekend, we ventured out to Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge, and I captured this very candid photograph of the structure, one not typically portrayed. Standing on the parapet of the fort, the cold wind was gusting in off the ocean as the rough waters ebbed back into the bay with the rising tide, very characteristic of the mighty Pacific Ocean. An intrepid sailor ventured away from the other boats comfortably sailing within the confines of the bay, taking on this massive river-like current rushing in under the bridge. It’s amazing to intimately experience the way the massive structure interacts with the surrounding environment and the forces of nature, something everyone should see.