Fairy tale scenery out of everyday objects by Magdalena Bors:

The effect of coupling old painting styles with modern subjects is quite dramatic, it seems as if time and history itself becomes compressed within these:

Kehinde Wiley is known for creating his own version of contemporary portraiture that appropriates young African American men in the place of more well known portraits of old world power figures, religious icons etc. For his newest solo exhibition he has chosen to depict seven young men from Brooklyn in poses inspired by the fallen warriors and saints that appeared in the old 18th and 19th century paintings of Holbein, Mantegna, Houdon, Maderno, Retout and Clesinger. The young men are shown in old traditional poses of religious figures or leaders in the moment of death or repose, but their expressions and dress are wholly their own.”

[More photos of Wiley’s “Down” Exhibition @ Art Observed]

In 1974, Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman poured liquid urethane into his waffle maker to make the sole for the Waffle Trainer, Nike’s first iconic shoe model. The Nike Sportswear “Original Waffles” Windrunner Set is a homage to the original waffle sole. [via Hypebeast]

Julian Wolkenstein

Craig Ward