The Sky Between. This work by French artist, Thomas Lamadieu, is amazing. For the past year, he has been transforming patches of empty sky into intricate illustrations. The ongoing series called “SkyArt” will go on exhibit early next month in Hong Kong, as part of Le French May, an annual festival of cultural exchange.

…human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
White Walker.

White Walker.

Last night as I was sleeping
I dreamt — blessed illusion —
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart
And the golden bees
were making
white combs and sweet honey
from my old failures.
On the Subject of Risk.

On the Subject of Risk.

Saturn Photos: Hexagonal weather and a ring light surge.

Some surreal digital work by photo artist Caras Ionut.

We’re all going to die, all of us,
what a circus!
That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t.
We are terrorised and flattened by trivialities,
we are eaten up by nothing.
Charles Bukowski, German-born American poet and writer.
.. All I can say is what you already know: some days are treasure. Not many, but I think in almost every life there are a few. That was one of mine, and when I’m blue - when life comes down on me and everything looks tawdry and cheap, the way Joyland Avenue did on a rainy day - I go back to it, if only to remind myself that life isn’t always a butcher’s game. Sometimes the prizes are real. Sometimes they’re precious.
Devin Jones, the protagonist in Stephen King’s Joyland

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013. Stunning selection of images from the top 250 finalists announced recently. This year the competition received more than 28,000 entries by 6,417 photographers from 124 countries.

Flamingo. Amazing body art by Gesine Marwedel.

Flamingo. Amazing body art by Gesine Marwedel.

Askew One - Ralph Hotere Tribute. Loved Askew One at this year’s Semi Permanent Auckland. He’s really found his sweet spot with his latest work, and this tribute to renowned NZ artist Ralph Hotere in Kingsland is an all time favourite for me. Would love to see him selling a few prints of this one but doesn’t seem to be be in the plan for the time being… ah well, one day!

Askew One - Ralph Hotere Tribute. Loved Askew One at this year’s Semi Permanent Auckland. He’s really found his sweet spot with his latest work, and this tribute to renowned NZ artist Ralph Hotere in Kingsland is an all time favourite for me. Would love to see him selling a few prints of this one but doesn’t seem to be be in the plan for the time being… ah well, one day!

Kelly Thompson - All About The Hair. Kelly is a former Wellingtonian, now based in Melbourne, who also was a speaker at this year’s Semi-Permanent Auckland. Love her style, a lot like Audrey Kawasaki.

Kelly Thompson - All About The Hair. Kelly is a former Wellingtonian, now based in Melbourne, who also was a speaker at this year’s Semi-Permanent Auckland. Love her style, a lot like Audrey Kawasaki.

Sandra Dieckmann - Tusk. Great piece from the UK based illustrator, who was a speaker at this year’s Semi-Permanent Auckland.

Sandra Dieckmann - Tusk. Great piece from the UK based illustrator, who was a speaker at this year’s Semi-Permanent Auckland.

Desert Meets The Sea. Amazing shot of the Southern Namib desert on Africa’s Skeleton Coast.

Desert Meets The Sea. Amazing shot of the Southern Namib desert on Africa’s Skeleton Coast.