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Martin & Munoz’s life force is tangible

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Twain
April 28th, 2009

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New York duo Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz have a bewildering knack for manifesting what I’ll delicately call “life force.”  They are equally adept at realistic sculpture as they are in creating fairy tale microcosms (they’re particularly well known for their mind-blowing snowglobes).  In both cases they achieve maximum effect through the allowance of space to the terrible and the fantastic, and in any event their work is wondrous to behold. [ Continue Reading ]

Knit me if you can

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Salex
April 28th, 2009

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Over the last few years, knitting has made a major comeback in our closets but also on the catwalk. From scarves to sweaters , bow tie, accessories, wool is slowly but surely taking over the fashionistas’ wardrobe.

For Paris-based Wool and The Gang, knitting is first and foremost a trendy and fun activity, their increasingly popular knitting parties have become the new happening from Paris, New York to Geneva. Launched last December at [ Continue Reading ]

Janine Rewell

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Anna
April 28th, 2009

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For some reason, Americans are just not as creative as the rest of the world’s population. Here are some illustrations by Janine Rewell, a freelance illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland.

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Jet Bikes, Burnt Legs: Nurio Fujikawa’s Speedster

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GeniusJunky
April 28th, 2009

fujikawa1 Jet Bikes, Burnt Legs: Nurio Fujikawas Speedster

I still haven’t seen the Wachowski brother’s take on Speed Racer yet, and I know that for some people that’s a crime of high movie treason.  After all, The Matrix might have been the most important science fiction movie since Star Wars, and as for the rest of the trilogy and those of you who are still mad about the way the trilogy ended, here’s a bit of advice for you:  in stories about a guy nicknamed The One, chances are overwhelming that he has to die.  An unmartyred Messiah can’t really be a Messiah, now can he?  But Speed Racer. . . .  I never really liked the cartoon in reruns and am not old enough to think that old anime still looks cool.  In fact, most of the people in early anime look as if they’re either passed out drunk or too easily surprised to me.  I get he sense that designer and motor enthusiast Norio Fujikawa feels the same way, and God Bless him.

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Hironao Tsuboi’s Faceless Watch

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GeniusJunky
April 27th, 2009

facelesstogether Hironao Tsubois Faceless Watch

Boys! Girls! Friends! Lovers!

I guess it’s kind of clever to take LED technology and remove the watch face altogether.  Hironao Tsuboi certainly thinks so.  i’d actually never heard of the man, and from the picture, I get this sense that I might not want to spend more than about twenty seconds at a time with him. The smile is just a little too pursed, and the left bang just a little too droopy over the left eye.  yes, I understand that he’s a designer– one who came up with an umbrella with a built-in stand, which umbrella makers should have thought of thirty years ago anyway, but so it goes.  The picture here lies a little [ Continue Reading ]

Signed John & Yoko

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Salex
April 27th, 2009

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They were in  room 1742 at Montreal’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth hotel, when John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono premiered Lennon’s epic “Give peace a chance” in 1969; 40 years later the  city’s Museum of Fine Arts is paying  a vibrant homage to the couple with the installation Imagine: The Peace Ballad of John and Yoko[ Continue Reading ]

PRADA spring summer 2009 by Steven Meisel

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Anna
April 25th, 2009

prada23 PRADA spring summer 2009 by Steven Meisel

It’s 75 degrees in New York today. Girls are whipping out the sandals, children get their bathing suits ready, and guys do what they do when it gets warmer out. Most importantly, nice clothing is coming back. And Prada is, naturally, releasing its Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

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Peter Funch

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Pakman
April 24th, 2009

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Photographer Peter Funch has introduced a sort of new medium to photography. While it is yet named I’ll exercise my poetic license in calling it “Metropolitan Monotony.” Many of his images seem to capture a sort of [ Continue Reading ]

I Am Gabz: Where the playful meets the downright disturbing

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AdamK
April 24th, 2009

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Can you say ‘Warhol’? Polish artist Grzegorz Domaradzk has just published a new portfolio of his drawings and paintings, and while comparing them to to the famed pop-art icon might be a stretch, it isn’t far off. However, instead of obsessing over fame, Domaradzk seems to use his subjects as fuel for an [ Continue Reading ]