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Through the eyes of Rasmus Mogensen

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MiMo
December 8th, 2009

rm 4 585x370 Through the eyes of Rasmus MogensenRasmus Mogensen, born 1974 in Copenhagen. Rasmus is a Danish photographer, primarily known for his beauty and fashion photography. He is the grandson of Danish furniture designer Børge Mogensen. Mogensen had his first independent photo exhibition at age 17 at the Gallery Photografica in Copenhagen. He began his career as a professional photographer working as a photo assistant in Copenhagen and New York, and is now based in Paris.

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The Afghan Girl’s Escalation: Say Hello to Sharbat

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StarCat
December 7th, 2009

afghan girl 565x400 The Afghan Girls Escalation: Say Hello to SharbatPerhaps the most famous photograph of a child ever taken, an Afghan girl staring intensely into the camera, appeared on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic. The image of this girl with the striking, greenish, marbled eyes, and telling expression, seemed to say so much about the life of a young girl in her country, and the life she was destined to lead. The future did not look bright for this beautiful child, who appeared defiantly precious as she stared into and beyond the camera as the photo was taken. There was truth in her eyes; and it was both enchanting and haunting.  Having been reproduced a number of times, the photo has captivated millions around the world and given credence to the old adage ”a picture is worth a thousand words.”

A few years ago, National Geographic went on an expedition of sorts, to find the girl whose face they had made famous back in the summer of 1985, and as you can see in the picture above… they found her. [ Continue Reading ]

Katie Eary: Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

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December 4th, 2009

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GQ  in the UK interviewed Katie Eary’s as part of a London Fashion Week special.  Any number of fashion bloggers are raving about her work. This one thinks she’s the bee’s knees, though doesn’t really give a reason why. Dan the Scout is not only a big fan, he’s also much more clear about what he sees in the collection.

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Sound the Alarm: Michelle Rukny is on Fire!

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StarCat
December 4th, 2009

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To say that Michelle Rukny, a talented singer/song writer based in Houston, Texas,  is a buzz all over the web wouldn’t exactly be an unbiased statement. But Google the talented chanteuse’s name and a you will see [ Continue Reading ]

Oliver Kosta-Théfaine paints with fire

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MiMo
December 3rd, 2009

Oliver Kosta Thefaine interview yatzer 14 585x388 Oliver Kosta Théfaine paints with fireOliver Kosta-Théfaine, a French artist who is constantly playing with fire, literally. He uses a lighter in the most unique way, to burn designs into ceilings. It might be just another way of expressing your self but it is surely one of the most unique. Born in 1972, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine [ Continue Reading ]

Pretty Little Nature Chair

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Mari
December 2nd, 2009

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This may look like a chair of comfortably crafted tissues, but it’s not my dear Artistic Things readers.  This chair will actually bring you closer to nature.

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Hospital Food Like You’ve Never Imagined

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StarCat
December 2nd, 2009

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Latvian restaurant Hospitalis is making people sick, and it’s not what you think.

Inspired by a recent trip to the ER, which, by the way, was terrible ( the song “They Don’t Care About Us” ran through my mind like a broad on a treadmill – the lyrics about being invisible and being ignored really stand out.) I decided to write about this pop restaurant that I heard about a little while ago. Nestled in the youthful capital of Riga, Latvia, Hospitalis offers [ Continue Reading ]

The Eyes Have It

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TEH
December 1st, 2009

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In the world of Caitlin Worthington, there are no happy endings, only the intensity that is Real Life.  She’s a 19 year old Aussie who became a self taught photographer at the age of 13.  Her photographic mission, to capture her subjects’ uniqueness, has turned itself into a display of self-possessed, haunting images, with eyes that seem to bore right through you.

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The Man on the Moon… was a Painter

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StarCat
November 30th, 2009

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Exactly how many times have you heard the expression “walking on the moon” by an artist? Once? Twice? Never? Well, for your information and personal memory catalog, there was that relatively catchy song in 2009 by  recording artist/producer the Dream. And then you have Alan Bean. Never heard of him? That’s not surprising, even though he was one of only a handful of men [ Continue Reading ]