Saturday, September 27, 2014

keep mum

 shiny balls mirror

 self centered mirror

 weave mirror

 Image of Yves and Marilyn can be seen when viewing the print from across the room, getting closer to the print will reveal the skyline of New York.

Children are our reflections in many ways. Sometime precise sometimes distorted and at times fragmented. They show you many facets of who you are as person. Sometimes we get a glimpse of who we were many life times ago and yearn to liberated like that person once again. Sometimes there are reflections to our darker uglier versions which are a little difficult to digest and process. Yet they are a part of our past, present and future and we must come to terms with that. No matter how many splitting images we see we have to let our children be themselves. Daniel Rozin is an artist, educator and developer. He works mainly in the area of interactive digital art. He creates installations and sculptures that can change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer in unimaginable ways. The viewer becomes the subject of the piece and the viewer is also encouraged to take an active role in the creation of the piece. Even though computers are often used in Rozin's work, they are seldom visible. Working with mirrors he gives you glimpses of yourself which are part reminder of who you are and part mystery of how and why your are like that. Just like our children they leave us spellbound. Do visit the website to see an array of possibilities of reflections through mirrors.


radiating passion




Smoke Art Photography is extremely interesting where the subject and the medium of photography is smoke. Stoffel De Roover is a Montreal-based fashion and portrait photographer and the man behind Lumendipity.Dividing his work into smoke, smoke mirrored and smoke interpreted he talks about how this medium is extremely tricky, challenging and intuitive. Smoke art truly is a medium where one has little or no control over how the smoke will emanate and create patterns giving fabulous results.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


JR is a French photographer who chooses to be undisclosed. In 2007 he set up a Face 2 Face project along with Marco. They traveled through the Israeli and Palestinian cities and met and spoke with local people. Common people on both sides that practiced same professions like doctors, hairdressers and teachers. Using a 28 millimeter lens they took photographs in huge format of people who consented to be a part of this peace project. They realized that these people, who spoke almost the same language, looked the same were just simple people on two sides of a war zone. The Face 2 Face project consisted of taking portraits of Palestinians and Israelis doing the same job and posting them face to face, in huge formats. These were put up in places where they would be seen by everyone on both Israeli and Palestinian sides. The objective was to laugh and to think by seeing the portrait oneself and that of the other. On 20 October 2010, JR won the TED Prize for 2011. Distance truly is not a measurable parameter. It’s a variable that can be bridged by sensitivity. On their blog they say, “In a very sensitive context, we have to be clear. We are in favor of a solution in which two countries, Israel and Palestine would live peacefully within safe and internationally recognized borders. All the bilateral peace projects (Clinton/Taba, Ayalon/Nusseibeh, and Geneva Agreements) are converging into the same direction. We can be optimistic. 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Lorraine Loots is an artist from Cape Town who launched her first art project called Postcards for Ant on January 1st 2013. Essentially miniature paintings, her art is marvellous and one is simply awestruck by her genius. The artist works mainly with paint brushes, pencils, and judgement of her bare eyes to produce amazingly detailed paintings of a really minute scale. Her art stands by the statement that great things do come in small packages.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Artist Lisa Park creates ripples in water with her thought waves! The power of thoughts can not be underestimated. You can never judge where a thought will fall and what it will blossom into!

Monday, September 22, 2014


Well we are peering and that's just going to escalate into another level soon with the Google Glass making its appearance in the markets. A device that gives you data by just looking at objects or through voice activation is a really an innovative design created to support our quest to get more and more out of every experience .
Internet of things or IoT is another such idea that will just ensure that we have a grasp over anything to its last detail. If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things - using data they gathered without any help from us - we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best.



The underlying principles of Wabi Sabi are diametrically opposed to those of their Western counterparts whose values are rooted in a worldview that values permanence, grandeur, symmetry, and perfection. - Andrew Juniper

The Japanese have set the bar for the rest of the world as far as perfection, sensitivity and accessibility are concerned in the design world. Extremely meticulous and precise are adjectives used to describe Japanese products. Yet it is an amazing revelation that there is a Japanese philosophy that sends out a poignant message that beauty in fact lies in imperfection.

Wabi Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. It embraces the cycle of nature and accepts cycle of growth, decay, and death. Wabi Sabi are two distinct words that are normally used as a pair. The philosophy talks about how dust, crack, broken elements add to the beauty of an object rather than taking away from it. Just like an irregular finish adds texture to a surface thereby enhancing it beauty and adding depth and character to it. Wabi takes its origin from the root wa, signifying harmony, peace, tranquility, and balance.Sabi can be translated as bloom of time. What it signifies is the transformation of an object through time. Wabi Sabi is almost poetic in its interpretations and rather emotive in many ways.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014


The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow plant, or Brunfelsia latifolia, is an extremely interesting plant. These flowers, just about two inches in size, bloom in an interesting manner. They last for three days and change color with each passing day. On day one they are purple signifying yesterday.On day two they change to a pastel lavender shade representing today. Finally on the third day they change to an almost white color representing tomorrow.This peculiar manner of blooming literally indicates and separates yesterday,today and tomorrow flowers. the flower is used in several garden because of its beautiful bloom and fragrance.