Prada in Marfa, Texas

Street Art // Friday, May 06, 2011
  In 2005, artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset constructed a fake Prada Store in the remote countryside of Marfa, Texas.  Stocked with shoes and bags they threw an opening party with the intention of creating a surreal experience for the attendees. The adobe structure was meant to be a hyper-realistic sculpture of a luxury store.  Three days after the project was completed people tagged the building, and broke in stealing handbags and shoes.    

Sowat and Lek Mural

Street Art // Friday, May 06, 2011
  Two artists in Paris that go by Sowat and Lek constructed this new mural. The arrangement of angles, simplistic composition, and enjoyable colors makes for an eye pleasing presentation.    

Helipad Tennis Court in Dubai

Street Art // Friday, May 06, 2011
  When we first stumbled on this photo we assumed it was a cgi scene from a recently released futuristic movie.  After some research and realizing that some of the most ridiculous architectural endeavors ever are currently in development in Dubai, we were proven wrong. The helipad at the top of the hotel Burj Al Arabl was turned into the world’s highest tennis court for a friendly match with Andre Agassi and Roger Federer.  Rooms in the hotel start at a low $2000 or you can splurge in getting a suite for a low $28000 per night!  

New work by Ekta & Ollio

Street Art // Friday, May 06, 2011
      Sweden based Ekta and Ollio has been busy beautifying the streets of Gothenburg recently.  The duo collaborating together makes for a winning combination in our opinion.  Aside from painting in the streets Ekta is also a very talented fine artist and illustrator.  

Before and After

Street Art // Thursday, May 05, 2011
Buildings are often sold and new owners decide they don't want the previous art on their new walls.  Well the following is a backfire to any new property owner.  Click to see what happened when Teazer, Numskull and Roach mural got buffed down in Sydney, Australia.  

Inversion House

Street Art // Thursday, May 05, 2011
Back in 2005 two sculptors, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, transformed a house scheduled for demolition into a funnel-like vortex. The pair peeled off the exterior wood of the house to create a narrowing spiral that exits through a small hole in an adjacent courtyard.

All Amped Up

Street Art // Thursday, May 05, 2011
As for incorporating a roll down gate into your overall business presence, The Guitar Store, in South Hampton England has a clever approach.  Re-creating a Fender guitar amp and making your business neighbors feel unoriginal.  

Latest from Hyuro

Street Art // Thursday, May 05, 2011
Spanish street artist Hyuro recently put up some great new work in the streets.  This artist who has been known to collaborate with one of our favorite artists Escif, is creating refreshingly unique black and white work.  

Slussen Waterfront Redevelopment

Street Art // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
  International design giants Foster + Partners and local architects Berg Arkitektkontor have been underway designing the waterfront region between the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren in Stockholm. The waterfront will hopefully create an efficient transportation hub and generate new bus, train, and metro connections.  

SUSO33 x Hardcore "Traffickers" for Montana Colors

Street Art // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Director Pol Penas just sent us this video he did with Spanish artist SUSO33, "Traffickers," that was produced by Montana Colors. The video creates an almost militant atmosphere, like a "Bourne Identity" scene. Which means it is entertaining.

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