Posts Tagged ‘ Work ’

Fifth Harmony – Work (Official Video).


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Despite the similarities to Rihanna’s new hit ‘Work’, the Fifth Harmony track ‘Work From Home’ is a very different animal all together.  Check the method below.

Rihanna ft. Drake – Work (Official Video).


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Rihanna’s “Work” video has finally arrived. The wait was refreshingly short for the newfound queen of anticipation, who’s back with the full release after teasing a clip to Twitter Friday.  “Work,” featuring Drake, is the the first single from her long-awaitedAnti, which officially debuted on Tidal Jan. 28 after months of delays. In the first half of the video, directed by Director X, Rihanna “works” her hips as hard as her vocals, grinding on the rapper amidst a dimly lit party.  But when the party ends, another video starts. The second half, helmed by Tim Erem, features just Rihanna and Drake in a pink-lit room. Check the method below.

Android Wear


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Rather than build the physical smartwatch itself, the folks at Google have decided to build software to help power the hardware. The search giant calls this new technology Android Wear. While it is applicable to more than just watches, the wrist watch will be the first target for the new software. Android Wear allows you to interact with your device in a meaningful way – traffic reports on the way to work, taxi cabs within the local area, weather when you wake up in the morning, and fitness tracking among other things. Of course normal smartphone functions like music player, text messages, email, and the likes will also be controlled through Android Wear devices, all by using either your voice or the touchscreen interface. Google has already revealed that they have teamed up with some of the biggest smartphone makers in the game on the first round of wearables – brands like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Asus.

Gina Kiel Illustrations.


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Gina Kiel is an illustrator/artist based in Wellington New Zealand and she has the ability to wield both traditional and digital media in order to create impressive artwork across a seemingly impossible range of styles.

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Miss Sarah Quintal.


 

4fa3374518543 5010ab7d4668b 5010ac398e4a5 5010ac80d58f1I’ve been citing different models on this site for quite some time, but it’s rare that one as visually appealing as Sarah Quintal falls right into your lap. (Figuratively, not literally).  The California born model has a laundry list of interests as diverse as her photo portfolio, from riding street bikes, to phlebotomy, to tattoos.  To get a better idea of her interests and experience, check out her public page here.

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Jack Crossing Photography.


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Jack Crossing is an incredible graphic designer and photographer who honed his skills by earning a Graphic Communication major from Bath Spa University.  To some Americans, that University name may sound a bit fictitious, but as you can see from his work his skills are quite real.  From 2008 to 2013 Crossing worked at EMPIRE Design, designing Film posters and much more of his work can be seen at his website.

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Iggy Azalea – Work (Official Video)


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Iggy Azalea initially hoped to drop her debut album The New Classic last year, but in the time that’s elapsed since then, the Australia native got a chance to perfect her sound, resulting in new songs her official first single, “Work.” For the video, she tells MTV News that she drew inspiration from a classic Australian comedy and from OutKast.

Jeremy Young


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He’s only 17 and already has great qualities when it comes to put his talent to work. Jeremy Young comes from New Zealand and has his very own style. It’s all about colors, and minimalism, drawing portraits with his own touch.

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Ollie Lucas Art.


Originally hailing from Perth, Ollie Lucas is a visual artist now residing in Melbourne, Australia. Previously his work revolved around the cerebral phenomenon ‘pareidolia’. Pareidolia put simply is seeing objects in clouds or recognisable objects in patterns or surfaces. His surfaces are created through swirling colours blended together to create a dynamic moving base. It’s upon this base that the intricate pattern work is applied through drawing. Using an almost meditational concentration the drawn pattern work combines with the colour to create a complex and detailed abstract surface for the eye to explore. However since moving to Melbourne Ollie has been bombarded with streets filled with a combination of graffiti, street art and urban decay.

My work has always had graphical and clean elements to it. A past life as a graphic designer is to blame there. Exposure to the graffiti scene in Melbourne has made me question harmony in my work, I have a love for filthy, dirty and weathered paint splattered surfaces, but at the same time I crave clean, modern, hardline geometrics. This is what drives my practice, combining two visual elements that are polar opposites in search for a harmony that i may never obtain.

How To Tell If You Employees Are Overworked.


Matthew Woodson’s Ghostco.


Matthew Woodson was born and raised in the pit of snakes known as rural Southern Indiana. After graduating from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in early 2006 with a focus in Natural History Illustration, Matthew’s obsessive loves for natural history and the past were stronger then they had ever been. Fresh out of school Matthew was commissioned by Margeotes, Fertitta & Partners New York to illustrate the Perry Ellis Fall/Winter 2006 campaign, and has been working as a full time freelance illustrator ever since.

Tea Young Choi’s Illustrations.


As time goes on I’m becoming a bigger and bigger fan of illustrated works.  Photography is no doubt a painstaking process where meticulous attention to to detail is needed, but with illustration, every detail in the end product comes for the illustrators head.  The entire world of the drawing is created mentally, and in Tea Young Choi’s illustrations, every single rivet, bubble, bolt, and chain link is visible in a way that brings reality to his work.  Check out some of his work below.

Stuffed With The Paper Cuts.


Jen Stark uses piles of paper and than cuts them to reveal colored layers.  This is by far one of the most interesting style’s I’ve ever come across.

The Artwork Of Gavin Brown.


If Paul Gauguin hadn’t died four years before Frida Kahlo was born, one might suspect that Gavin Brown is their lovechild. Certainly his art carries the organic lushness and slight madness of Kahlo’s many self-portraits and Gauguin’s Polynesian-period art.  You cannot blame the Melbourne-born, 47-year-old Brown for subtlety or minimalism. His world is populated by richly colored graffiti-like images of people and situations where fleshy faces and tattooed skin compete for attention with birds, fruit and flowers. The vivid richness and underlying drama contradict each other.  The color palette is happy and lovely, but these people are not happy. There is something sinister, tormented, going on. Which of course brings us back to impressionists and the most tormented of them all, Vincent van Gogh, whose self-portraits, if combined with his sunflowers would look completely comfortable with Brown’s gallery of people.  Brown has had an illustrious and multi-faceted career in fashion, film and many other forms of art and design, but his focus is on painting.  He has participated in more than 25 solo and group exhibitions. Several of his large commissions adorn the luxurious Marina Bay Sands Singapore hotel and casino.

The Classic Paintings Of Andrew Atroshenko.


Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia. Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children’s Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981. Two years later, Andrew entered Bryansk Art College, and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. In 1994, Andrew began taking part in exhibitions such as St. Petersburg Artists in Reutlingen, Germany, the exhibition of a group “Academy” in St. Petersburg (1996), and “Teacher’s memory” (1997). After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999, Andrew was invited by a New England, US based art group “Bay Arts” to take part in their exhibitions and activities, spending that entire year in the United States into the Millennium.

According to Andrew,

“This year in America gave me more as an artist then all eight years of my formal studies in the prestigious Russian academies. I am a descendent of farmers, and I was impressed by the New England’s landscapes, and how a man in America avoids harming its environment. After seeing Royo and Pino at Artexpo New York 2000, I suddenly realized what direction I want to take my art in. After staying for a year in the United States, I spent two years in Russia perfecting my art.”

The 10 Best Cities For Young People To Find Jobs In The U.S.


Being self employed now a days is a hard thing to do, but its almost a necessity because of the job market (or lack there of).  But certain cities have better odds of you getting your hands into some real work.  Take a look at the list of top 10 cities that can offer better opportunities for work.

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10. – San Antonio, TX

They say that everything’s bigger in Texas, and in San Antonio, the job market certainly is. The unemployment rate for the San-Antonio-New Braunfels area is just 6.6 percent, with the city at a low 7 percent. The Milken Institute recently named San Antonio the nation’s best-performing city in its ranking of 200 metro areas, thanks in part to extensive oil drilling projects in Eagle Ford Shale — which in 2010, generated 6,800 full-time jobs and $311 million in salaries and benefits, according to researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio. This month, Boeing also announced a plan to move aircraft and maintenance work from Wichita to San Antonio in 2013.

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9. – Portland, OR

All you have to do to see that Portland is hip is turn on the TV — IFC’s recent hit, Portlandia, paints the city as a haven for hipsters, artists and creatives. Startups are booming here — Fast Company named the “Silicon Forest” as one of the best places to launch a startup in 2010, and the city itself is a trusty friend to startups, giving them city-sponsored events, like the Portland Incubator Experiments, to help draw investors. We’re not surprised that this hip city added 12,000 jobs from November 2010 to November 2011 and has an unemployment rate of just 6.5 percent for 25-34-year-olds.

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8. – Honolulu, HI

It seems that Honolulu is home to much more than just beaches and hula skirts. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, visitor spending rose 15.6 percent to 1.1 billion in October, which is good news for Hawaii’s largest city and state capital, home to top companies like Hawaiian Airlines and the University of Hawaii. The unemployment rate for 25-34-year-olds is just over 6 percent, and at 9.3 percent for 20-24-year-olds, it’s the 9th best city for that category, as well.

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7. – New Orleans, LA

Post-Katrina, the “Big Easy” has built an impressive hub for jobs, with the unemployment rate at just 5.5 percent in the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area and just 5.9 percent in the city itself. Private companies like Tulane University and Pan-American Life Insurance help keep the economy going, but it’s the city’s tourist appeal that really brings jobs. In 2010, New Orleans hosted 8.3 million visitors, the most since the flooding. And the recent return of three major cruise ships promises to keep business afloat. The city added 9,000 new jobs in 2011, and major retailers like Walmart and Costco are planning to open new locations there in 2012.

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6. – San Francisco, CA

When you think of cities popular for young people, San Francisco of course comes to mind. A cornerstone of startup culture, the city is the birthplace of tech favorites like Twitter, Yelp, Dropbox, Wikipedia, and StumbleUpon, and added 18,000 jobs between November 2010 and November 2011. Plus, a new program, the Civic Startup Accelerator is working to pair top startup companies with City Hall to get new and innovative technology worked into the government sector — and famed angel investor Ron Conway has already agreed to advise the program. It’s no surprise that the unemployment for San Francisco County is 5.4 percent for 25-34-year-olds.

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5. – Washington, D.C.

It’s no surprise that the nation’s capital is an epicenter for jobs. Between government, tourism, finance and lobbying, there’s no shortage of industries. But much of the growth is happening in the private sector — the Washington Post’s annual list of top companies in the area, the Post 200, is dominated by defense companies, government contractors, information organizations, hotel companies and financial firms, with names like Geico and Hilton Worldwide topping the list. These firms and others give the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria area an unemployment rate of just 5.4 percent for 25-34-year-olds.

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4. – Boston, MA

This historic haven is also a haven for jobs, with the unemployment rate at a cool 4.8 percent in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy area and just 5 percent in the city proper. With Harvard, one of the nation’s top universities, employing about 18,000 people in the area, it’s no surprise, but there are plenty of businesses booming from technology, like iRobot, a robotics company most famous for Roomba, to the environment — Clean Harbors, Inc. was ranked by the Boston Globe as a top company — it was instrumental in containing the BP oil spill. The area added over 50,000 jobs in 2011, and the passage of a new casino bill promises to bring even more jobs to the area.

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3. – Fort Worth, TX

Dallas’s neighbor has a seriously sunny economic disposition, with an impressive 4.7 percent unemployment rate for 25-34-year-olds in the city and 5.1 percent in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area. In 2011, the area added over 57,000 jobs and in 2009, Site Selection magazine named Dallas-Fort Worth the country’s third most active market for corporate relocations. The area is home to the corporate headquarters of a number of household names, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Radio Shack, Pier 1 Imports, and Motorola. Of course, it’s also home to American Airlines, which declared bankruptcy in November.

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2. – Tulsa, OK

It looks like this famed oil capital is continuing to see prosperity. Tulsa beat the national average by nearly 6 points, clocking in at just 4.5 percent unemployment for 25-34-year-olds — and just 6.2 percent in the greater area. Privately-funded local initiatives have helped put this city at the top. The city added over 10,000 jobs in 2011, landing itself on our recent list of 10 Best Cities to Find a Job, and more than 4,000 of those jobs pay an annual income of $50,000 or more, according to the Tulsa Metro Chamber. Add to that extremely low overhead. Due to low rent, energy costs, and taxes, the city is attractive to businesses in aerospace, energy and health care.

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1. – Jacksonville, FL

This military-centric North Florida city might not be the first one that springs to mind, but its low unemployment rate of 2.7 percent in the city and 3.2 percent in the greater area for 25-34-year-olds makes it a clear winner (that’s more than 7 percent below the national rate of 9.4 percent for that age group). The city also had the eighth lowest unemployment for 20-24 year-olds (8.3 percent). Why so many jobs? Three naval air stations supply a steady number of noncivilian jobs, which trickles down to the rest of the community. Plus, the city is home to the largest Toyota distributor in the U.S., and has even seen a recent renaissance in filmmaking, satisfying those creative types.

Supakitch & Koralie.


I know by reading the title of this post, you might think that it’s about some pair of German stripper twins.  And that would make you wrong.  Supakitch & Koralie are two innovative artists that breach the bounds of conventional art.  Take a look at the video below to get a better idea of just how they do their thing.

Simen Johan’s Unique Work.


Simen Jones is a miraculous photographer out of Norway that has a unique ability to paint incredibly imaginative pictures with her work.  Now I know that a picture is worth a thousand words, so on and so forth, but these gallery photos stick in a way far more remarkable than work I’ve seen from many other surreal photographers.

Even this little odd and disturbing chicken thing picture above is quite hard to stop looking at.  But check out the rest of her work below.

The McFancy.


A few hours ago, I put up some work from the Access Agency about the McMobile concept.  I don’t know why everyone I received emails from about how amazing the concept was, BUT, I found some other interesting twists on the Mickey-D’s franchise by the Access Agency.  The McFancy concept takes the fast food giant, and puts quite a regal spin on things.  Check the method below.

‘It Came From The Sky’ – The Embroidered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri (Pt. 2)


In the post “The Emboridered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri (Pt. 1)” I displayed some of the incredible works from Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri.  The works in the last post carried a primarily vintage style, these however, take his talents into the modern realms.  Shifting from his previous project to his current practice, Maurizio says that he is interested in everything a photograph represents. When travelling, he visits flea markets and collects photographs that are later transformed into pieces of art. His portraits maintain the quality of a photograph but then start to become three-dimensional something that prompted him to invent the term: ”photo-sculpture”. It is this three-dimensional element, achieved through embroidery and the form of intervention it brings that transforms the portraits into photo-sculptures.  Maurizio’s career is booming and growing and there is no stopping.  In Baltic, he is going to present 25 small portraits from the past, another 12 new pieces of embroidery and four sculptures. He was fortunate to work with great minds likeAlexander McQueen and Isabella Blow and confesses that he stayed in London because of the people he met.  He was picked up by Charles Saatchi, and exhibited at his gallery in the exhibition Newspeak: British Art Now, an exhibition that received great coverage and media attention.  Check out ‘It Came From The Sky’.

The Embroidered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri. (Pt. 1)


Maurizio Anzeri, the Italian born artist from the city of Loano is known for his series of eerie portraits or photo-sculptures, (a term used by himself to describe his portraits)  Maurizio’s work will be presented this month at the Baltic  (25 June – 11 October 2011) and will mark his first solo show in a major UK institution. Check out this first gallery of his work.  I’ll be posting up a second later on today.

Subtractive Art Pieces (Alexandre Farto).


Portuguese-born, London-based artist Alexandre Farto (Vhils) creates arresting portraits by breaking away pieces of walls. He takes his subtractive art to not only galleries and exhibition spaces but also the streets, creating larger-than-life figures in the midst of urban and underused space. Vhils generally first sketches out each piece in spraypaint, before beginning the painstaking process of chipping, sawing, and drilling away at the wall to various depths. He will often add additional color or shading to the newly exposed portions of the wall, creating a visual interplay between the untouched surface, original painted figure, and layers of underlying material. In addition to work on walls, Farto has series of subtractive portraits done by tearing away portions of billboards and posters, as well as in metal and wood.

Curren$y feat. Fiend – Televised.


I’ve said it many a time, that I’m enthralled with the behind the scenes aspect of creating music.  Luckily for me, I get to live in that world almost everyday, but seeing it through the eyes of other people and getting a chance to see how they work in the studio is still infinitely interesting.  Currensy and Fiend teamed up recently linked up to record and shoot the video for Televised.  Check the method below.

The Miscellaneous Artworks Of David Fuhrer.


David is a self taught freelance artist born 1985, in the capital of Switzerland, Bern. Grown up in the 90’s has influenced David’s work. He started experimenting with Visuals in the early days of the Computer.  With a focus on illustration, and an even tighter focus on intricate detailing David Fuhrer’s high scale Artworks are some of the most inspiring and exciting work to flourish from the community. His imagination in unity with his broad library of skills has allowed him to create some of the most out-of-this-world images.  Fuhrers work is a rare treat for the eyes and mind as the depth of his work is as mesmerizing as the feel that his pieces exude.

Rick Genest.


A while back, I had thrown up a post about the Mugler Mens Fall 2011 Campaign, and I was blown away by the creativity of their ads.  However, I was a bit misinformed about what I was actually seeing.  I was under the impression that the model in the photos was done up by make up artists to look the way he did for the pictures, but this isn’t the case.  The model in the photos is a man named Rick Genest, who’s gone through EXTENSIVE tattoo sessions to get the appearance he’s obtained.  After finding out about Mr. Genest’s amazing work, I found a few more shots of things he’s done for fashion magazines, and even a short video.