“LETTER A” BY BLU

A lil' tucked off BLU for the Sunday night. You can never go wrong with BLU. His work continues to push the boundaries for what our minds can achieve. So that's why we fuck with him so tough. Although BLU…

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CHEWING GUM SCULPTURES

We’ve been doing this for 417 days now. And while I’m a bit shocked, proud, juiced, settled, and humbled, at the same time I’m not surprised. I’ve always known that the boundaries of human creativity are limitless, so to celebrate the works of those that inspire us would easily become a never ending endeavor. So it’s bad… Today we present the work of Italian artist Maurizio Savini. Using chewing gum as his medium, Savini has created these sculptures of incredible detail and depth. Sculptures made of chewing gum. The definition of geeked up. I just wonder what type of gum he fucks with. Bubblicious or Bazooka?

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THE DOG WHO STOLE MY SOUL BY SCOTT JEFFERS

So I was sitting in the back of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The fact that this is one of my favorite cars –why, I have no real idea– has nothing to do with anything. What also has nothing to do with anything is that the owner of the car, my girlfriend, likes the older, squared models better. I detest them; these differences are further away from anything relevant than I thought, but they are funny because she drives a car I love but likes the older models WAY better, go figure. Honestly, the shit I am about to recap is so fucking funny that I have to delay. If you would have seen the look on this Shih-Tzu’s smug little face you would have felt as the title presumes I did. Yes, presumes. I mean I felt, and still do feel, as though my soul was taken but I won’t know ’til Judgment Day. So…we planned to have sex in the backseat of the Jeep to make an episode.

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VILLA VALS OF SWITZERLAND

Nestled underneath the Alpine slopes of Vals, Switzerland sits Villa Vals. An aesthetically eco-friendly home designed by architectural firm SEARCH. Currently up for rent, the home is an excellent example of thoughtful design and execution. With a central patio at it’s base, Villa Vals is actually carved into the side of the mountain, utilizing the land to create a functional living space. There needs to be more shit like this.

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MEET CHRIS MULLIN

Most of us were babes in Chris Mullin's prime. Nonetheless, his prowess on the court puts him among some of the best to ever play the game. An All-NBA first team selection in '91-'92 Mullin can be mentioned alongside Wilt…

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VISIONA 2 BY VERNER PANTON

Cotdamn. The 70’s were so geeked. Believe it or not, the image above is from the inside of a ship. From the end of the Sixties to the mid-Seventies the chemical company Bayer rented a pleasure boat during every Cologne furniture fair and had it transformed into a temporary showroom, featuring the work of a contemporary designer. The work featured above comes from installation guru Verner Panton, who’s installations served to create these imaginative spaces, while helping to define 70’s architecture. We need to find something like this for the celebrations. Nicole where you at?

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THE TEMPLE OF TRASH

Here at Wine & Bowties we like to champion creativity. More specifically, creative expression that provokes thought. While many forms of art serve as a great medium for this, I’d argue that street installations are emerging as one of the most poignant interpretations of art. If for no other reason than for the simple fact that as a viewer you are forced to interact with the piece. Compelling you to think and consider the work even if you wern’t trying to. The works of Mark Jenkins and BLU relate this idea well, along with the work presented above. Situated in an old district of Rotterdam, and measuring 7m high and 25m long, the Temple of Trash is a creation aimed to promote recycling and environmental awareness. A movement with a message. Now that’s dangerous…

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