Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The rich Russian and his miniature giraffe are back





Direct TV has a new commercial featuring the rich Russian and his miniature giraffe.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Midas Touch



Golden thumb by Mahtab Hanna.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Giant pink meteorites in Italy



Pink meteorites were placed in Italy to promote the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blood-stained Nikes




Nike SB Stefan Janoski sneakers.

Adding tiny doors to boring facades



Jeff Waldman is adding small doors to boring facades in San Francisco, and hopes other add doors in other cities:

The idea is to install small doors, unexplained portals, throughout the city. To start, in San Francisco. These doors would be scaled down to a size that is cognitively possible but whimsically improbable. Tiny ones. Like, Alice Through The Looking Glass, maybe 15-25 inches or so. I don’t imagine them to be operable, but the more detailed in appearance the better.

Each artist would create his or her contribution to the project, where the frame, molding, window or lack of window, color, state of decay, and other intricate details speak to the artist’s unique take and contribution. The doors would be sent to me, to be installed by me and a couple others, around the bay area. Anyone based around here is more than welcome to join me as we find the best location for each piece. We’ll select spots that bode well aesthetically with the individual doors and are in areas that will see a lot of traffic but are least likely to be removed by anyone. Sounds contradictory? It is, but we’ll do our best.

The doors will be fixed with adhesive and installed in a way to look as natural as possible—as natural as a 16 inch tall weathered oak door can look on the side of parking garage. If anyone would want to stake out a spot before hand, via Google maps street view or some such method, and create a piece to be installed somewhere specific, that’s just fine. The installation process of each piece will be photographed along with reaction shots from passersby. The photographs, information, and story will probably be compiled together afterward– though into what I’m not sure. If this goes well I’d like to expand on or replicate the project in other cities.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Improv Everywhere: King Philip IV of Spain autograph signing



Improv Everywhere:

For our latest mission we staged an unauthorized autograph signing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an actor who bears a striking resemblance to King Philip IV of Spain. Standing in front of the 400-year-old Velázquez painting, the “King” greeted museum patrons and offered free signed 8×10 photos.

Green Eggs and Ham cake



Green Eggs and Ham cake by the Violet Sweet Shoppe.

Saturday, March 5, 2011