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ENVISION : Step into the sensory box

time May 17th by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

I felt like posting this.
It was breathtaking and haven’t posted much art stuff on here lately.

This was done by:

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The Glitch Mob – Beyond Monday

time April 14th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , ,

That is all… carry on!

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Lazer Tits = WIN!

time April 5th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

lazer tits

This has WIN written all over it!!

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Galaxy Dress – LED Wearable Dress

time November 30th by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

That about a dress that shines and lights up the room! This dress is designed by CuteCircuit and is currently being shown in the MSI in Chicago. The dress is comprised of 24,000 LEDs. The dress also has 4,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals to add more affect when the dress runs out of battery. The dress is powered by iPod battery’s and needs to be charged every hour or so.

Art Basel starts this week in Miami.
This is one piece of artwork that is quite inovative.

I will say I hope things like this don’t become a trend. I always found the t-shirts at raves that light up a bit too much. They might of been ahead of their time with them but nahhh I’ll pass. Have a feeling this is just a fad that will wear away just like the scrolling LED sign as a belt buckle.

I do have to hand it to CuteCircuit there is some serious craftmanship to this dress.


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Audiowood – Turntable’s Handcrafted

time November 22nd by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

Art Basel is coming on up in Miami and plan to post some more things listed under art. I love with art and design come together with music. Audiowood is a company that is producing some incredible designs of turntables.

thor turntable

pods audiowood turntable



You can check out some more of Audiowood’s creative work at their website.
They also got some matching iPod docks. Audiowood Site

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The Menace To Sobriety

time November 12th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

I’ve always been into visuals ever since I started downloading my first Mp3s and using WinAMP. I’ll never forget the days of just staring at WhiteCap. WinAMP had all sorts of fun plug-ins for visuals.

That was many many years ago. Now with all the fun gear that has been developed you can do some pretty intense stuff. Now there are deticated VJs who soles job is to take care of visuals.

The Menace to Sobriety consist of DJ Mitch Mitchem & VJ Roach. They are a team located in Tampa and are taking advantage of using visuals. I met Mitch back when I use to goto USF. These guys aren’t just assigning music videos to each track played, Roach and Mitch work together so this is a live experience more so than a pre-planned set of videos. It’s great to see real detication on their part truly syncing themselves together and not just have any visuals up on the screen.

Check out more of their videos they have online on their YouTube Channel.

They are currently taking bookings

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Julie West Solo Show Miami Pink Ghost

time October 22nd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

julie west solo show

I’m a big fan of vinyl toys. Ever since I saw the customizable Munny’s, I totally dug the whole customize culture.

There are many toy designers out there but one stands out of the crowd, Julie West.

julie west tweet spring toy
Julie West has a definite unique style and theme with all her work. She is not limited in toy design but also creates beautiful illustrations and prints. Although her style is very feminine I can appreciate her work and see how many women around the world collect her work.

Julie West custom VGS Mei Mei

We are lucky enough to have Julie West in town this week-end for a solo show at Pink Ghost! The event is October 24th at 7pm. She will be signing her art book at the store. Be sure to check it out!
julie west book
For more information and directions check out the Pink Ghost site.
Also if you want to check out some of Julie West‘s work online visit her site as well.

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Disturb Me & The Sonumbra

time October 9th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

Videos like this make me happy. Something about sound and visuals just make so much sense to me. The extra layer of digital visuals just blows my mind. I have fond memories of spending hours staring at Electric Sheep or iTunes visualizer while listen to some of my favorite albums. What I really like about this is how it changes based on what is heard by the microphone. Keep in mind this installation has been put in a hotel in Brussels. Would love to fly out with a lovely woman friend and check it out. The installation is called Disturb Me.


Here is another piece of artwork that is mind blowing. Anything to do with light and design intrigues me. This is an installation done at a park called Sonumbra. It reacts to people playing underneath it creating magnificent light patterns.


The Sonumbra was featured in one of the MOMA exhibits and also being show in this years London Design Festival. It reacts and plays sounds to the objects around it. The Loop.pH group created it mainly for remote locations to provide interaction, light, and sound for interactivity in empty areas. Here is a link to a video of it in action. Sonumbra Video

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The Cat Piano

time October 7th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

The Cat Piano Short Film

The Cat Piano is a short film directed by Eddie White and Ari Gibson. It has won many awards already. The short film is narrated by well known artist Nick Cave. The film originates from a poem written by Eddie White.

I’m all about short films and this one is great. No longer than 10min of your time. Beautiful music and exceptional performance by Nick Cave. The color hues are warm and give that true beatniks environment. Enjoy!

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Jessica Doyle

time October 4th by John-Michael authorTags: , ,

jessica doyle fish

Jessica Doyle is one of those artist that when you see her work you just get a warm sensation from. Her prints are extremely intricate and have this complex yet simple style to them.

This year I was shown her work for what I thought was the first time yet it seemed so familiar to me. I later realized that back when I lived in Brickell with Nichole, she had one of her prints on the fridge. Ever since that moment I’ve associated Jessica Doyle’s artwork as something that is comforting.

jessica doyle mushroom

Jessica’s work is lovely and something that could piece a room together with simple small prints. Her themes are extremely creative and range from mushrooms to fishes to seasons. It almost makes you want to place a series of each theme in each individual room. I will say even as a man the work is appealing to the eye despite the clear feminine style to it. I never told Nichole no that’s too girlie to put on our fridge because I don’t think if you’re a man or woman you won’t stop stare at the patterns and attention to detail. One of the best and worst parts is that her artwork comes in small prints. This makes it affordable to anyone who’d want to add a little life to certain area of home or office but at same time I wish some of her work would be available in larger sizes but I figure that’s why most of her work comes with four prints.

jessica doyle prints

Go support this beautiful artist and order some prints. I was surprised how much you could get for simple $20. She’s simply a lovely person and artist. You can follower her on Etsy, twitter, facebook, etc… all on her blog – Jessica Doyle

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