Tomás Saraceno's "Solar Bell"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tomas Saraceno, the man behind some of our favorite installations, is working on yet another incredible project. This one came from the idea of creating a building so light that it could take off and elevate into the air. Whether it is a flying sculpture or a flying observation tower, the vision is to create a structure that will float up with the wind and that people can occupy. Awesome! Watch a video and see photos of early models and prototypes after the jump!

Music Video: Nabil Directs Just Blaze & Baauer's "Higher"

Music // Thursday, August 15, 2013
The new video for Just Blaze & Baauer's latest track "Higher" is one of the most beautifully shot we have seen in a while. However, this is not surprising considering renowned director Nabil is the man behind it. The video tells the the epic story of a group of Kalaripayattu warriors (martial artists) and a spirited young kid in Kerala, India, who leads his fellow child vigilantes to fight a drunk bully. 

Man Builds Mountain Villa on Beijing Apartment Building

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 15, 2013
The story of a Beijing doctor spending the last 6 years building a mountain villa on the roof of his 26-story apartment building with no permission has been making its rounds on the web recently. We can't even begin to comprehend how he managed to get those materials onto the roof...elevators? The addition covers 1000 square meters of rooftop in artificial rocks, real trees and grass. After residents filed complaints for 6 years about leaks, heavy machinery, and noise, the government finally decided to intervene and give the man a whole 15 days to remove it.

SIMPLE Mobile and Levi Maestro help street artist Push reach the next level

Street Art // Thursday, August 15, 2013
Levi Maestro, creator of the street-smart web series Maestro Knows, has a unique take on culture, art and life. So, when SIMPLE Mobile and Complex teamed up to find a street artist whose game could be changed, Levi had the perfect person in mind. With his connections, Levi quickly settled on Push, a respected street artist known for his extreme talent and humility. Push’s combination of character, skill and unique style is exactly the kind of game deserving of change. 

Tyrus Wong "Water to Paper, Paint to Sky" @ Disney Family Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A kite springs from a flat dimension into billowing buoyancy, flight or failure, but always guided by aspiration. Tyrus Wong flew his first kite at age seven in 1917, designed his first in 1978, and at age 102 still has the world on a veritable string. Muralist, illustrator, calligrapher and sketch artist, Wong will be celebrated at the Walt Disney Family Museum show Water to Paper, Paint to Sky. The show opens August 15, 2013. Naturally, I had questions for the man who worked on both Bambi and The Wild Bunch.

Music Video: Youth Lagoon "Raspberry Cane" dir. by Stephen McNally

Music // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The staff at Juxtapoz was happy to see that Youth Lagoon made it out to the Outside Lands Music & Art Festival this past weekend in San Francisco, and even happier that a video has been released for the stellar track "Raspberry Cane" off of the 2013 gem, Wondrous Bughouse. Enjoy the animated video directed by Stephen McNally.

Living Walls 2013 - Part 1

Street Art // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
On our first day in Atlanta aka The ATL, Hotlanta or A-Town, we toured around to some of the walls checking out the muralists as they endure the summer heat and lay some paint down. First we got to view some walls by famed-photographer, JR that had been done the week prior before the conference kicked off. After that we caught up with 3ttman as he worked on a massive wall packed full of playful and vibrant colored imagery. Then we saw walls from Inti, Jaz, Know Hope and Roti in collaboration with Jaz. Our night ended at a” mansion party” and in true southern style, it had the largest porch we have had the opportunity to loiter on! Check back tomorrow for more updates! 

Vestiges by Bryan Schnelle & Chris Callaway

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thank you Fecal Face, we saw this, too. This is a really slick, beautiful series of photographs that are a collaboration between Bryan Schnelle and fashion photographer Chris Callaway. The result is Vestiges, just some clean shots of models wearing some elaborate masks which make for a nice viewing... 

Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock "Loading" @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based painters, Juxtapoz friends, and husband and wife duo Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall in their second two person show with the gallery entitled “Loading” featuring new mixed media paintings inspired by the transfer of information as recontextualized through the artists unique and personal filter. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 16th (7-10pm).

The Work of Nadine Boughton

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Using vintage magazins and materials, Nadine Boughton will scan and compose digital collages. "My intention is to blend the nostalgia for the past with the darkness beneath 'the pleasures of modern living.' I am interested in the portrayal of women and domestic culture; the illusion of security; food as an objecdt of desire and comfort; and the grip of materiality."

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