My cool cousin

Monday, December 29, 2008

This is my cousin Mark Wolf. He's an awsome filmmaker and producer in Hawaii and a really fun person to hang out with. He's even made a film that was shown in the National Democratic Nominating Convention. If you want to check out his artistic videos go to

Unleash your inner child

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friends With You, a Miami based art group, has redifined the phrase "unleash your inner child". The Friends With You message is to share the message of "magic, luck, and friendship with the global community". But one thing is sure from their magical, whimsical creations - whether you're an adult or a child, the magic that Friends With You creates is one of a kind!

Tree Life Showcase

Saturday, December 27, 2008

This is the coolest exhibit on eco-art and architecture since, well, ever! "Tree Life", an interactive exhibit hosted by is a revolutionary exhibit hosted by the worlds current greatest artists, architects, and designers. It will take place in cities all around the world in 2009 and 2010, so keep updated and check out news from thecoolhunter to stay current.

Photo collages by thecoolhunter.

Tree Life image by Andy Gilmore

Architecture of the future?

Some people suggest that capsule buildings are the way of the future. A new example of this Metabolist style is the innovative Nakagin Capsule Tower. So what is Metabolism architecture? It's when the buildings style focuses of adaptable, growing and interchangable building designs.

Designed by the late architect Kurokawa Kisho this tower is a prototype of sorts for future business offices and hotels in Japan and, maybe, the rest of the world. The 14-story tower in the Shimbashi district of Tokyo consists of 140 individual capsules that can be used for office space or as apartments. In addition to the futuristic look this tower portrays, the Capsule Tower's capsules can be replaced and changed around when need be. Unfortunately, the tower's maitenance and the lack of support in preserving this architectural marvel have caused locals to decide to demolish the tower in two years unless a proper preservation plan can be created. I for one think that this tower should be saved! Comment if you agree or disagree.

Photos from PingMag website, 2008

Have An Eco-Friendly Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This is a great art sculpture of a Christmas tree made entirely out of used bottles. What a great way to recycle while making some pretty amazing art.

Here is another great holiday idea - gingerbread architecture!

What is art?

I found this great presentation that asks the most fundamental question, "What is art?" Is art anything that appeals to our visual senses or is the definition of art more complicated? Check out this slide show to find out the answer!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Spread some holiday cheer with these artsy pictures.

Monday, December 22, 2008

In my life so far, I've come across many different kinds of arts. I've seen videos and photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and even computer graphic arts. However, the art of architecture has tended to intrigue me the most. This is partially because most people tend to think that buildings only for the function of housing people. But why does a building only have to have "function", which is an important architectural principle but isn't the only thing that matters. A building should be a piece of art, unique in its shape and style.


This is a blog where I will post interesting facts about art and architecture. I will discuss great photographers, painters, sculptures, architects, graphic arts. I will also try to include the fundamentals of architecture and art so that this blog can help teach basic principles to anyone interested in becoming an artist or an architect.