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Click picture for larger view What would New York or Shanghai look like with a full sky of brilliant stars? Thierry Cohen, a French photographer, thinks he can show us by blending city scenes — shot and altered to eliminate lights and other distractions — and the night skies from less populated locations that fall on the same latitudes. The result is what city dwellers might see in the absence of light pollution. So Paris gets the stars of northern … Continue reading
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature with her most famous books Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. But as you would imagine Austen was writing much earlier – Deskarati Between 1793 and 1795, Austen wrote Lady Susan, a short epistolary novel, usually described as her most ambitious and sophisticated early work. It is unlike any of Austen’s other works. Austen … Continue reading
It not only looks pretty but this is cutlery designed by chefs for chefs. It’s the first prize winner of the 5th European Cutlery Design Award. Each of the four knives rests within another and the set includes a paring knife, a utility knife, a slicer and an 8″ chef knife to round the set.
Oh, to be a cyclist in the Netherlands. This steel tensioned deck lets cyclists ride high above a busy multi-lane highway in Eindhoven—one of the most bike-friendly areas in the world. The roundabout was completed last year, but it’s back in the news after it was nominated for a Dutch Design Award this month. It’s is a simple solution to a complicated planning problem: How to protect cyclists from a complicated four-way traffic roundabout. IPV Delft, the firm behind the … Continue reading
Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May. With the Velvet Underground in the late Sixties, Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry. As a restlessly inventive solo artist, from the Seventies … Continue reading
There are seven hidden faces in the picture above, can you find them? Pop over to Optical Spy to see the answers - opticalspy
October 26, 1764.- William Hogarth (10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called “modern moral subjects”. Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as “Hogarthian.”. In this image: A visitor looks at a William Hogarth painting … Continue reading
We all love to look into the future and ask what will it be like? How will we get around in years to come is of great interest to us at Deskarati, so we are always on the look out for new ideas. Well we came across this great video with at least one idea we had not seen before, although we don’t quite know what has happened to all the lorries in the future!. Sit back and take a … Continue reading
The Sagrada Família basilica was started in 1882 and is one of the most famous buildings in the world, but still not due for completion until 2026. For those of you who are impatient to see it finished, watch this animation skip forward 13 years in one-minute to reveal Gaudí’s masterpiece in all it’s glory – Deskarati
Technology is giving a new twist to traditional art. Artists Rob and Nick Carter have created a digital painting based on the 1630 oil on copper painting, Dead Frog with Flies by Dutch artist Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger. Digital technology allows the picture to gradually change over a three hour period showing from the frog’s last breath to when it becomes just a skeleton having been eaten away by maggots. Kate Bryan at the Fine Art Society Contemporary explains the … Continue reading
Belfast has been given a new face after drawing a portrait of a six-year-old girl across 11 acres of its land. The installation used satellite technology and required 30,000 pegs, 2,000 tonnes of soil and 2,000 tonnes of sand to build. Via BBC
Pregnancy and motherhood are beautiful things, and there are many photographers out there who specialize in capturing these special times in people’s lives. But what happens when photographers get pregnant? Well, in Sophie Starzenski’s case, she wound up with a series of warm self-portraits intimately documenting her pregnancy. The idea is beautiful in its simplicity. Sophie took the same portrait in profile in front of a mirror once for every month of her pregnancy. The tenth picture in the series … Continue reading
Former Smiths singer Morrissey has used his autobiography to criticise the UK legal system and music business; and revealed his first full relationship came with a man when he was in his 30s. The star was scathing about the judges in his 1990s legal battle with former bandmate Mike Joyce, describing one as the “pride of the pipsqueakery”. The Smiths’ record label Rough Trade, he said, had been “brutally drab”. And he accused music paper NME of being out to “get Morrissey” … Continue reading
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has, at the age of 28, become the youngest ever winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries. Her 832-page tale of the 19th-century goldfields is also the longest work to win in the prize’s 45-year history. ”It’s a dazzling work. It’s a luminous work. It is vast without being sprawling,” said Robert Macfarlane, chair of the judges. Catton was announced as the winner on Tuesday night at London’s Guildhall. The book, a Victorian … Continue reading
A stunning portrait of Charles Darwin by David Revoy that pays homage to Darwin’s contributions to evolutionary theory, created using different animal and plant species. Via opticalspy
Original signed canvasses by British street artist Banksy have been sold from a stall in New York’s Central Park for $60 (£38) each. The elusive artist posted a video on his website showing a man selling what appeared to be fake Banksys. Many of the pieces, estimated to be worth up to £20,000 each, remained unsold at the end of the day. Banksy is in New York for a month-long residency during which he has promised a new piece of street art … Continue reading
In 1969, as they worked on their ninth studio album, Sticky Fingers, the Rolling Stones approached one of the world’s most influential artists, Andy Warhol, and asked him to design its sleeve. Warhol agreed and quickly received this letter from lead singer Mick Jagger – a wonderfully relaxed brief that included a polite warning not to make the cover too complex so as to avoid problems during production. His advice was completely ignored. Warhol went on to produce an unforgettable … Continue reading
Bleeding is an incredibly eye-catching sand sculpture by Québec City-based artist Guy-Olivier Deveau that features a resting head boasting undeniably surreal elements. Rather than depicting a calming, serene scene of a giant, slumbering head, the piece focuses on an open-mouthed man’s head, seemingly screaming, lying on its side with one half of his face eerily distorted. The piece is all at once surreal and realistic, striking and dramatic, scary and intriguing. It’s hard to believe that the sculpture is actually … Continue reading
Canadian author Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. Making the announcement, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, called her a “master of the contemporary short story”. The 82-year-old, whose books include Dear Life and Dance of the Happy Shades, is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901. Previous winners include literary giants such as Rudyard Kipling, Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway. Presented by the Nobel Foundation, the award – which is … Continue reading
From visionary director Baz Luhrmann, and based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby is a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy. This great video shows that you can no longer believe your eyes whilst at the movies.