The Zouave Infantryman Of Paris – How One Statue Measures The Seine Flooding

There’s a statue in Paris that indicates how badly the Seine is flooding. Water level at his feet? No problem. Waist deep? Time to get very concerned. Shoulders submerged? Evacuate the paintings of The Louvre! Over his head? Time to take a boat to work! The statue is a Zouave infantryman, a form of light … More The Zouave Infantryman Of Paris – How One Statue Measures The Seine Flooding

The Penang Street Murals of Ernest Zacharevic

One of Malaysia’s most recognisable and beloved public artworks is Ernest Zacharevic’s Little Children on a Bicycle, painted in 2012. It is a mixed-media public artwork with painted figures on the wall, and a real bicycle. The two kids, faces screaming in excitement (or perhaps fear!) is a popular sight on the streets of George … More The Penang Street Murals of Ernest Zacharevic

Le Défenseur Du Temps – The One-Ton Automated Clock in Paris

In the quiet backstreets near Musée Georges Pompidou is one of Paris’ most unusual clocks – the Defender of Time (Défenseur du Temps). The clock is a mechanical scene of a brass warrior swinging a sword at a crab, a bird, and a dragon. Every hour from 9am to 10pn, the clock would initiate a … More Le Défenseur Du Temps – The One-Ton Automated Clock in Paris

Melbourne Art Trams – Are These The World’s Artiest Trams?

One of the most iconic sights on the streets of Melbourne are its trams, with their recognisable green and yellow designs. Melbourne is also a city of art, bursting with art galleries large and small, art exhibitions, and celebrated graffiti down every alleyway. In 2013, the city of Melbourne decided to put these two cultural … More Melbourne Art Trams – Are These The World’s Artiest Trams?

Vandalism of the Little Mermaid – One Statue’s Turbulent History

The Little Mermaid is an iconic figure on the waterfront of Copenhagen, a bronze statue sculpted by Edvard Erikson. Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale, it was installed on next to the anchored ships at Langelinie Pier in 1913. But this innocent nude sculpture has had a very turbulent history, full of beheadings, colour changes … More Vandalism of the Little Mermaid – One Statue’s Turbulent History

The Amazing Art of Japanese Manhole Covers

Japan has taken manhole cover art to a whole new level. In towns and cities all over the country, these discs of street metal have been transformed into beautiful masterpieces. What’s more, the designs of the manhole covers each tell the story of the location, often paying tribute to industries, foods, animals, icons and history. … More The Amazing Art of Japanese Manhole Covers

Harajuku's Crazy Crepes – The Sweet Treats You Have To Try

Harakjuku crepes are some of the most eye-catching sweet treats in Harajuku. You can’t miss them; Cream-filled, brightly-coloured, packed with strawberry and chocolate and slices of cake! This Japanese version of the French crepe are synonymous with Tokyo’s centre of youth culture – they’re sweet, over the top, and fun! They’re served rolled up in … More Harajuku's Crazy Crepes – The Sweet Treats You Have To Try

Taking the Coronamaison Illustration Challenge

For illustrators under self-isolation, the hashtag #coronamaison came as the perfect cathartic creative release. French illustrator Pénélope Bagieu (@PenelopeB) launched the hashtag, calling for artists to draw their perfect self-isolation setup. Naturally, I had I try one for myself! The #coronamaison challenge is based on a simple empty room with a staircase. Besides the staircase, … More Taking the Coronamaison Illustration Challenge

Exploring Taipei’s New Artistic Manhole Covers

Taipei has some very cool manhole covers on the streets and sidewalks. They’re subtle, but once you start noticing them, there are some really artistic designs. They’re not as widespread as Japan’s famous manhole cover artwork, but if you look closely you’ll find some interesting examples. Brand new Taipei manhole cover designs unveiled! Taipei began … More Exploring Taipei’s New Artistic Manhole Covers