Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Versailles transformed by Olafur Eliasson's sci-fi art, saying goodbye to IKEA's blue bags and more in our look at the web

1. Olafur Eliasson Invades Versailles with Spatial Installations Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has taken over France’s palace of Versailles with a series of large-scale installations that challenge visitors to exercise their senses. Organized into outdoor and indoor parts, the works consist of a waterfall in the grand canal, fog-filled gardens, a prismatic LED fixture inside the chateau and more. The exhibition is currently open and …

Paul McCarthy + The Skateroom at MoMA Design Store

Limited edition skateboards bring the artist's PROPO series to a new medium, with sales benefiting charity

Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy, known for paintings, performance, photography and mixed media works that tackle our perception of everyday activities and the darker side of Western culture, has partnered with arts organization The Skateroom for a new charitable product. Applying his harsh, humorous PROPO series of images—photos taken in 1991 of objects he used in performances between 1972 and 1983—to a line of skateboards, …

Blast Skates Illustrated Boards

Limited edition, artist-designed decks—handmade with love in England

A little while ago London-based illustrator Matthew Bromley put his freelance illustration career on hold in favor of a nine-to-five design job. This regular salary has meant Bromley could fund his very own skate label, Blast Skates. This week, the new brand launches a series of three beautiful British-made boards featuring new artwork by James Jarvis, Marcus Oakley and Jon Boam. “Being a skateboarder and …