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The Art of Osamu: Japan’s Walt Disney

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February 16th, 2010

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The image you see above is certainly a familiar one. It goes without saying that Astro Boy is an icon just as Mickey Mouse is to Disney, and as Mario is to Nintendo. The deceptively cute character is by far the most popular creation of one Osamu Tezuka, referred to by many as the “God of Manga.” Although I’m not really in to apotheosis of any kind, unless of course we’re talking about Michael Jackson :), the epithet certainly isn’t unwarranted considering Mr. Tezuka’s role in creating what has now become an explosive industry. [ Continue Reading ]

RIP Alexander McQueen (1969-2010)

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February 12th, 2010

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Perhaps you’re not really into fashion, and in all honesty you might not care. However, February 11th is a sad day in the art world, because it marks the day we lost the fashion Titan Alexander McQueen. [ Continue Reading ]

Crush of the Week: Amanda Blank

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February 3rd, 2010

amanda blank crackle Crush of the Week: Amanda Blank

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday – the one with all the hearts and candy and stuff, which if you leave your house at all, is impossible to avoid the ads for – I decided that for two weeks I will show ” a little love” to some of the artists out there that are not only talented but inspire crushes from here to San Fransisco. Welcome to “The Crush of the Week” post.

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Ahilya Scarves

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January 28th, 2010

ahilya SS10 LTAC02 C2C 340x400 Ahilya ScarvesScarf junkies check out Ahilya scarves! Besides looking pretty rad, the fibers for Ahilya scarves come from the under-fleece of the changhthangi goat. The changhthangi goats roam freely through the Himalayan mountains, this requires the warmth of one of the softest fibres. [ Continue Reading ]

Tetsuya Uenobe and the art of shoe making

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January 25th, 2010

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About a week ago, we were fortunate enough to receive an email from a Japanese designer Tetsuya Uenobe, introducing us to his shoe art pieces. For Tetsuya it all started when he met a lot of craftsmen and designers while working as a director for a men’s wear catalog. [ Continue Reading ]

Lanvin – Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

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January 13th, 2010

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Here’s a sneak peek of Lanvin’s 2010 Men’s Spring/Summer campaign, which will be launched in fashion magazines this February.

The photo spread was shot by married couple, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who this time around also appear in front of the camera. The campaign is a love story between these two artist who have merged their talents and their lives to create something visually spectacular. [ Continue Reading ]

Cinema through the Aorta

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January 12th, 2010

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Swedish photographers Marco Grizelj and Kristian Kran bleed talent through their collective name, Aorta.  As editorial photographers (name name name name) the pair really knows how to carve out a distinct space around an object of beauty, giving the woman or thing in focus a serene absolution from its surroundings.

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Eva’s 2006 Space Odyssey: Another reason to celebrate January

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January 1st, 2010

longoria large maxim Evas 2006 Space Odyssey: Another reason to celebrate JanuaryThe post you are about to read is based on a true story…although some liberties have been taken.. :) [ Continue Reading ]

Julie Jackson: Mind Your Fingers!

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December 28th, 2009

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Just in time for the holidays, I received an e-mail from one of my favourite crafters, Julie Jackson showing off her new holiday cross stitch patterns. If it weren’t for Jackson’s sassy book, Subversive Cross Stich, I probably wouldn’t be the proud needlepoint geek that I am today. I have always had a love for textiles, and am a sucker for old school DIY art meets modern grrrl potty mouth…

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