Makeup artist, beauty editor of i-D and brand ambassador of YSL Beauté – Isamaya Ffrench has collaborated with Bistrotheque owner Pablo Flack and David Waddington in East London to create edible makeup.
Isamaya who was a chef for five years before becoming a makeup artists told WWD “I’ve always loved cooking, and when I started speaking to Bistrotheque we came up with the idea of culinary cosmetics and also packaging everything to look like pharmaceuticals, because people are so obsessed with taking medicine and supplements or having Botox these days.”
Fred Butler has compared this intriguing dinner to that of Lewis Carroll’s peculiar publications. We agree and can see Alice in Wonderland dining on such a meal.
Courses included meals such as ‘Pressed parfait compact’ that looked like blush, white chocolate and chilli lipstick and even a layered collagen BBLT, bringing a twist to the classic bacon, lettuce and tomato mix by adding beetroot. To make the event even more intriguing and sophisticated; multi-BAFTA nominated and Ivor Novello winning composer Daniel Pemberton, composed a piece to coincide with each course aiming to increase the intensity of the clinical atmosphere.
Photos - Vilius Kadunas
The Artist Alejandro Duran creates beauty from trash.
What is the Washed Up Project?
Washed Up is an environmental installation and photography project that transforms the international debris washing up on Mexico's Caribbean coast into aesthetic yet disquieting works.
More than creating a surreal or fantastical landscape, these installations mirror the reality of our current environmental predicament. The resulting photo series depicts a new form of colonization by consumerism, where even undeveloped land is not safe from the far-reaching impact of our culture of disposable products. The alchemy of Washed Up lies not only in transforming a trashed landscape, but in the project’s potential to raise awareness and change our relationship to consumption and waste.
Image Source http://www.alejandroduran.com/#/washedupseries/
This documentary took three years to make and is filled with breathtaking segments of our earth, landscapes broken up by interviews with 2020 people from 60 countries. the sequences are shown without an introduction of name or country or language. Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand hopes that removing personal identifiers will draw focus to our similarities.
“It’s a complicated movie to watch and a long one too, but all along you’ll find fundamental and profound stories. I hope these will inspire many to have a greater generosity towards the world. It’s not only about us. It’s truly about living together and to live together is what ecology is all about,”
"We can’t depend on politicians who are not risking enough because they are worried about their next electoral campaigns. We are the only ones capable of changing our own personal consumption routines and we are the only ones who can really teach our children that more doesn’t always mean it’s better". - Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Human is the first feature film led by two non profit foundations, it was fully financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, which backs entrepreneurs in science and culture, as well as humanitarian projects. Produced in collaboration with Arthus-Bertrand’s ecology-focused foundation GoodPlanet, Human appears conceived as a sort of public service; according to the film’s website, its distribution is designed to be made under “the freest conditions to the widest possible audience.”
To see Human is Humanizing and it will change how you see yourself.
It’s a good reminder of how small we all are in the grand scheme of things.
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Nick Gentry is a British artist from London, working with contributed artefacts and materials sourced directly from members of the public. This open working practice is a fundamental starting point of each new work. The rigorous conceptual basis of this work explores the areas where reality meets illusion, while drawing on references from consumer waste, to pop culture and found art.
Known for his portraits and installations that treat the human form not as a subject in itself, but rather as the vehicle to carry the medium. In his art, Gentry questions the relationship of the human being to both our created world and what we call reality.
Blinklifier is a wearable computer that amplifies human blinking and minimizes the use of intrusive devices on the face such as heavy glasses and electromyography. It follows the natural eye muscles' contractions, extending that motion into a visible light array that changes pattern depending on the blinking gesture. Fake eyelashes were metalized to capture the blinking motion and a conductive material was used as eyeliner to connect the eyelashes with the wearable device. Blinklifier uses LEDs to create the blinking patterns in the headpiece and is prototyped using an Arduino microcontroller.
- Tricia Flanagan (artist),
- EQA (chemical lab for metalizing eyelashes),
- Dicky Ma (photo),
- Gutekunst/Frey (video).