This series of unbelievable images by African photographer Dillon Marsh, titled Assimilation, captures the nests of sociable weaver birds built around telephone poles in the barren landscapes of the Kalahari Desert. They construct these enormous nests using twigs and grass – not only for their own kind but for many other bird species as well. After all, there is safety in numbers.
Dutch designer John Breed created this leggy installation for Breuninger’s newly opened shoe salon in Stuttgart, Germany. The vibrant and playful piece is made up of a rainbow of 145 fiberglass legs and shoes, cascading across the store’s wall. Serious eye candy for any shoe lover!
Moss graffiti, also known as eco-graffiti, is awesome. This refreshing new form of street art is replacing spray paint with greenery and as a fan of art in public spaces, I can’t wait to see it in person. And if you’re interested in creating this yourself, check out Environmental Graffiti and Free People for the how to!
Clare Elsaesser‘s paintings are inspired by daydreams and the formidable nature outside her window. Clare and her equally talented artist husband Kai Samuels-Davis live in the tiny hillside town of Jenner, California, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean – I mean, who wouldn’t be inspired there? All of her work is quite beautiful but it’s her flower girls in particular that really make me smile. And you might want to check out SF Girl By Bay, where Victoria is having a giveaway of Clare’s work till the 30th.
French artist Thomas Lamadieu creates his “sky art” by combining photography and line drawings. Inspired by the way the sky peaks through skyscrapers, Lamadieu illustrates quirky cartoons within these spaces. What a great reminder to look up once in awhile and realize that art is everywhere!