Thanks to website Cuded, we found out today that photographs captured by a visual effects designer are as jaw-dropping and explosive as we had imagined. Artist David Jon Ogmundsson, who also works as a motion graphics designer, continuously has his eye on the landscape around him during his travels. Several of his incredible photos document the 2010 volcanic eruptions of Mt. Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. It’s an unbelievable sight. The Reykjavik-based photographer has a flair for the dramatic, evident in his otherworldly compositions, striking angles, and colors. See more amazing photos of nature in our gallery. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we appreciated these hairless movie villains. We gazed at photos of baby animals, because science told us it would make us more focused. We read Iggy and The Stooges’ snarky tour rider. We memorized all the Twitter info for our favorite fall TV shows.… Read More
Lighthouses have perhaps always been inherently paradoxical. On the one hand, they’re beacons of terra firma, drawing ships lost at sea back to civilization. On the other hand, they convey such a lonely existence, perched solitary on a weathered rock, inhabited by some hermit or perhaps totally abandoned. We think lighthouses are best taken alone, spiring up from the waves and fog: the perfect place to enjoy peace and quiet, if only we could live in one. The following photos at least allow us to daydream. We’ve collected ten of the coolest and remotest lighthouses in the world, for your reclusive pleasure. … Read More
Czech travel photographer Marcel Musil captures insanely beautiful images of Icelandic volcanoes at rest — or even, from the look of the smoke in one of these, stirring a little bit. We caught a glimpse of his photographs over at But Does It Float, and fell in love with the wild colors, strange shapes and satisfyingly craggy cliffs. The photographs are so distant and strange that they look like landscapes from science fiction novels, and we can imagine basically anything popping out from behind one of those boulders. Click through to see a gallery of Musil’s Icelandic volcanoes, and be sure to visit his website for more international landscape photography. … Read More
We’re just shy of Labor Day, and while many of us are looking forward to a long weekend and multiple barbecues, we’re also sad that summer is reaching its end. Though the weather may not feel so autumn-crisp just yet, swimming pools and amusements parks are getting ready to close — a sure sign the seasons are changing. While we all sit around and mourn the closure of our local swimming holes, here’s a look at a place where the outdoor pools stay open year round: Iceland. … Read More
Roni Horn’s sculptures, drawings, photographs, and books are inspired by the rugged terrain of Iceland and the graceful words of Emily Dickinson.
Metaphors of climate change and shifting identity are expressed in the repeated face of a model photographed in different Icelandic locales, while minimal-art concerns are infused with gender issues by placing Dickinson’s poems on metal rods that lean against walls. Elusive yet elegantly simple, Horn’s art offers new ways of portraying people and places. … Read More
Eileen Myles exists somewhere outside of neat binaries. We know her as a legendary queer poet and novelist, a respected professor, and a one-time presidential candidate. In this book, she shows us yet another side of herself — that of art critic and travel journalist. Myles’ latest work combines broad, universal experiences with a pinpointed mapping of gay and lesbian art-intelligentsia; a large portion of these essays offers up personal and continually relevant analysis of her friends, including Allen Ginsberg, Sadie Benning, James Schuyler, and Jill Johnston. Myles also witnesses the brilliant art spectacle of Björk in concert and interviews Daniel Day… Read More