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SO OBSESSED

Some vibrant nostalgia from the mind of Michelle Guintu. East Bay raised but SF residing, Michelle has developed her aesthetic simply by painting the things she likes. From 90′s R&B superstars, like Missy and Aaliyah, to Joe Montana paintings and McDonald’s installations.

Tag Archives: Culture

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Photos By Eric Lafforgue It is estimated that more than a thousand different cultural groups exist in Papua New Guinea. Because of this diversity, many different styles of cultural expression have emerged with each group creating its own expressive forms in art, dance, weaponry, costumes, singing, music, architecture and more. People typically live in villages […]

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A pioneer in the realm of graphic design, and a mentor to FreshJive creator Rick Klotz, the work of Mick Haggerty is truly one of a kind. Infusing relevant commentary about life, love and the pursuit of happiness into his work, Mick has created a exhaustive collection of iconic imagery that has helped make graphic […]

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SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY

I know. 8:42 is asking a lot. But actually I’m not even asking. For those so compelled. Wine & Bowties, strictly for the curious. And the dreamers of course. This is dope though, for those unfamiliar, to many the TED conferences serve as the spot for the forward thinkers of the world. In their own […]

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To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Rumble In The Jungle, sports culture brand No Mas has partnered with three artists to create abstract interpretations of the historic event. Working with David Rathman, Jerome Lagarrigue, and James Blagden, each artist created their own visual interpretation of the event presenting it through their unique lense. Presented […]

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The Chand Baori well, situated near the small Indian village of Abnaheri (near Jaipur), is one of the deepest step wells in the world. The well was built sometime during the 9th century, and boasts 3500 small steps spanning 13 stories and 100 feet. Legend has it that the well was built in a single […]

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BLU DOES BOGOTA

BLU, the perennial superstar of the bowties, strikes again. This time in Colombia. With large scale works popping up all over the world, it seems as though BLU is emerging as one of the worlds best social commentators. To some a hero, to others a smooth criminal, his work speaks volumes about the current state […]

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THE PIANO STAIRS

This is the hype we desperately need to be on. The Fun Theory. “Dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change […]

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Bruce Davidson has to be one the realest cats to get behind a camera. First coming to prominence with 1959′s Brooklyn Gang, Davidson’s poignant photography has been able to capture life in the toughest neighborhoods of New York with an honest and emotionally charged style. Over the past 50 years, Bruce built up a track […]

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This should raise a few eyebrows. Apparently we’re going back in time in regards to diversifying our educational system. According to Gary Orfield, a professor of law, education and political science at UCLA, U.S. schools are less diverse now than they were 40 years ago. Titled, “Reviving the Goal of an Integrated Society: A 21st […]

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The architecture game is not one I’m all that familiar with, so by no means do I have the credentials to critique anything. But appreciate is something I can do. Thailand’s Alila Cha am hotel and restaurant, designed as a group effort by Duangrit Bunnit’s team of architects, is just a thing of beauty. Someday […]

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I think for many of us right now, all we want to do is make a living doing what we love. I mean how clean would that be? To be a painter and just wake up and paint? To love to make music? So people pay you to make beats? I think we all have […]

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I was just served a great big helping of poignancy from photographer Chris Jordan. His latest work, “Midway,” captures the actual contents of dead albatross chicks’ stomachs, found on the Midway Atoll (near the middle of the North Pacific ocean). Thousands of these birds die every year from starvation, but also from choking and toxicity […]

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Apparently money does grow on trees. Kind of. Throughout much of England, money trees have emerged as sources of good wealth and prosperity for individuals interested in leaving their spare change behind. Similar to a wishing well, the somewhat mysterious trees have been found in various parts of England, from Yorkshire to Bolton Abbey. Close […]

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Titled Michael, Kevin and Geoff, Los Angeles art gallery HVW8 will be putting on an exhibition featuring the works of these three artists. To keep it short, these cats are killing in the world of art. With resumes that most of us dream of, they have compiled a list of creations that are championed by […]

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