Sometimes the best stories are the ones shrouded in mystery. The ones that leave you with more questions than answers. The video for the Australian indie band teenagerintokyo’s single ‘Black Bones’ is a perfect example of such a scenario, only allowing viewers a small glimpse into what is likely an intriguing tale. [ Continue Reading ]
Stephane Manel can get away with referring to himself by only one name- Manel. Why? Because cool people are allowed to as a thorough examination of the phenomenon clearly proves. Cher, Madonna, Bono, Jay-Z, MacGyver and Rambo are just a few examples of the I’m-cool-enough-for-one-name trend. (The jury’s still out on The Edge-we’re not sure if it counts as one name or two). [ Continue Reading ]
What do American Apparel and conceptual art have in common? Unless encouraging the continued abuse of v-neck t shirts by the male population is considered conceptual art, then you’d probably guess nothing. Yet the company famous for it’s sweatshop-free production and controversial advertisements has managed to become involved in an ambitious architectural project. A collaboration with Ball Nogues has resulted in ‘Built to Wear’, an installation specifically designed for the 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture. The installation is made up of over 15,000 pieces of clothing donated by [ Continue Reading ]
At first glance, this looks like a collaboration between MTV’s Pimp My Ride and Toys R’ Us, that was put together by someone with an O.C.D. However, it’s actually the handiwork of James R Ford, an artist with a background in the Fine Arts. Originally from the U.K., he currently resides in Wellington, New Zealand. [ Continue Reading ]
When it comes to having a childhood-story-related complex, Alice in Wonderland syndrome is probably your best option. (For ones that are a bit more problematic look under Peter Pan syndrome, see:Michael Jackson). Afterall, it just means a fascination with all things whimsical, fantastic and slightly macabre. As someone with an Alice fixation, Scottish artist Johanna Basford, does signature black and white illustrations which play with all these elements. Her work is devastatingly detailed and what is most surprising is that it is done the traditional way-by hand, mainly using paint, ink and paper.This fact makes the depth and scope of her work even more impressive. [ Continue Reading ]
Hi I’m Tatum! I go by the moniker B.A.D. M.A.T.H and I currently reside in Montreal. My passions include writing, music and of course all things artistic. I also have an extensive and rather useless knowledge of all things pop culture. However, I plan to make my fortune by joining forces with someone like myself and becoming a Trivial Pursuit world champion. I firmly believe it is only a matter of time before Trivial Pursuit is recognized as a sport by the Olympics committee. I’m currently focused on using this knowledge in my writing since my brilliant thesis titled ‘ From King Tut to Robert Smith: The Evolution of Guyliner’, has not led to admittance in a master’s program at Oxford, as I’d hoped.
I’m also an aspiring stylist. I love all things vintage, have a penchant for accessories, and selecting odd items of clothing that occasionally cause my friends to look away in shame. Now and again my outfits leave the 60 and over crowd seething with envy. I’ve heard that members of certain bingo and bridge clubs have it in for me.