words of wisdom

Posted in research by mesmeri on 27/01/2010

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
– Ellen Parr

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
– Saul Steinberg

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
– Arthur Koestler

There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
– Oscar Levant



Posted in research by mesmeri on 13/10/2009

This is the cutest project – a collaborative effort from Booooooom and Weloveyouso for the Wild Things.

More from Booooooom and Weloveyouso.

milk crates

Posted in research, street art by mesmeri on 10/10/2009

Who knew that something so mundane could – in the right hands – be so interesting.

Melbourne’s mysterious Cratemen (via melbourneinphotos and urbaninstallation)

Sydney’s cryptic type (via heapsgood)

Couch by Stefan Lie Design Studio (via apartmenttherapy)

Stools by Simon Ancher (via designboom)

Milk crate chandelier by Made (via apartmenttherapy)

paris spring 10

Posted in fashion, research by mesmeri on 07/10/2009

John Galliano

Alexander McQueen

Jean Paul Gaultier

Viktor & Rolf

Maison Martin Margiela

Ann Demeulemeester

Junya Watanabe


Miu Miu

Vivienne Westwood


Rick Owens

Issey Miyake

Gareth Pugh

innovative graffiti

Posted in research, street art by mesmeri on 09/09/2009

I never want to pick up a spray can again after seeing these… and the best thing about them is that they’re not exactly illegal…


I love the idea of this – greening an otherwise unaesthetic space through growth – by Anna Garforth:



Instead of adding paint, grime is spot-removed; thus doing a service to the city via cleaning. This method was first used by a British artist called Moose:

Since then, many more artists have jumped on board, worthy of particular notice is Brazilian artist Alexandre Orion:

Its simplicity and temporal nature means it can be done by anyone on just about anything, as demonstrated by Scott Wade‘s witty car art:



This is a guerilla project called New York Street Advertising Takeover, where a group of artists were invited to white-out and then recreate artworks on unregistered / illegal billboards around New York in April 2009.