Electric Dreams of harmless vapor

Healthy or Health Hazard?

For a new project we’re scanning the world of e-cigarettes, tomorrow’s micro-electronic nicotine device. Hereby a sneak peek of a selection of our visual research. It may only be a matter of time before they enter the mainstream.

The future of smoking has officially arrived.







This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm, filed under Digitalization, Folk, Research. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Food Art

 

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 20, 2011 at 10:55 am, filed under Folk, Research, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Fan tattoos








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Methadone deluxe

Luxurious packaging design for Habit – a company specializing in drug rehabilitation and cessation products. Habit believes in giving their customers a luxurious, exclusive and discreet experience through its wide range of products. Treating addictions ranging from nicotine to heroin, each product is housed in a unique black bottle or container to insure your rehabilitation will be done in style.

Package design by Morey Talmor

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 19, 2011 at 10:47 am, filed under Decadence, Graphic design. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Ковер

Kover ( Ковер ) is a Russian meme which began being circulated in early 2007 and took shape on LiveJournal, a popular blog community in Russia. The meme consists of one or more persons photographed with a carpet as backdrop, either on the floor or – more typically – hung on the wall.

The memes are like gateways to Russian sub-culture and cultural history. The domestic amateur-photography reveal the life and vices of the subjects: stuffed squalid interiors, satanic rituals, frontal flash, acne, teenage angst, guns, booze, track suits, baseball bats, gangsigns and sex are recurring motifs.

The carpets were originally bought for insulation and to make up for the paper thin walls, through which you could hear everything going on next-door, and have been inherited through several generations. In the pictures you typically see carpets hanging in rooms furnished with Ikea furniture and plasma TVs bought on credit.

In the more wealthy families carpets cover all four walls, floor, couches and chairs, making the apartment look like the dwelling of Mongolian nomads. But there is also a significant percentage of office workers, living in cheap rental housing, who have carpets on their walls.

This post is made possible by Timur Akhmetov, Asger Behncke Jacobsen, Chi-Long Trieu and Jozef Ondrik as part of The Trending Topic magazine. Please read about the magazine and see another relating entry by clicking here.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm, filed under Folk, Graphic design, Internet, Photography, Various and tagged . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Call it Tuesday in Cancun

The Trending Topic is an online magazine about Post Internet behavior. You can’t think away The Internet anymore. You cannot create something contemporary without taking its effects into account. The Internet is no longer just a promise, it’s a fact. The first issue, #OPTIMZE., is made by the 2nd year graphic design students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie as an assignment posed by Jonathan Puckey and Pinar Demirdag.

 Call It Tuesday In Cancun is the contribution of Gaile Pranckunaite, Lesley ‘t Lam, Sophie Rogg to The Trending Topic.

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Mega Push-Up-Gender-Bender Bra

The androgynous supermodel Andrej Pejić, an international runway star, is advertising HEMA‘s (= our all time favorite Dutch retail chain) ‘Mega Push-Up Bra’. More then two cups extra for €20,-. It seems to be the first time that a man does a women’s lingerie campaign. Women’s lingerie advertisements will never be the same. Echt Hema.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm, filed under Fashion, Other ecstatics. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Make a glamorous donation

We’re blown away by the Metahaven for Wikileaks shirts and scarves.

High-fashion meets information activism. We’re gonna offer each other one for Christmas. How about you?
You can order them here.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm, filed under Fashion, Friends, Graphic design, Information Wars, Internet, Political glam. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

4chumblr

Hey y’all, Gui here. Pinar&Viola asked me for a guest post on the 4chumblr wars, something I was more than happy to write about.

One year ago, the fogs of war came to the internet. Tumblr users stepped into one of 4chan’s trolling territories. The /b/ros and anons declared war on the blogging platform which they saw as a hub of annoying 16-year-old meme-stealing hipster girls. For days 4chan launched attacks against Tumblr and filled it with porn and gore and gore porn; Tumblr fought back by filling 4chan with adorable kitties, lots and lots of adorable kitties.

As with most things internet, the war was shortly lived. The peace deal was signed off with the creation of 4chumblr: two characters in constant sexual tension, teenagers with overflowing hormones. The foreveralone guys of 4chan as a green man in a black suit, the hipster Tumblr girls as a fashionable blue haired young lady.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm, filed under Internet, Research. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Fairy Fancy Queens

Thank you Ronnigirl & Syssipia for sharing your extravagant pictures with us.

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KIKI mania

Meet glorious glow-in-the-dark KIKI from Amsterdam, she dedicates her life to art, music and love.
Get some KIKI here: KIKI Art, KIKI Solo, Bimbo Hardrock.

This post is made possible by our most precious Christi Taartjesmaker.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm, filed under Art, Fashion, Friends. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Style = Elixir Vitae

Advanced Style: Age and Beautyfrom Ari Cohen on Nowness.com.

Silver-haired Confidence

Infantilism may be a fashion perennial, but if the blogger Ari Seth Cohen had his druthers, every season would be a senior moment.

“My eyes have always been drawn to older people, and from a style point of view, I find them more interesting because they are of an age where they don’t have to impress anyone and can wear what they want.” Ari Seth Cohen

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