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Fashion, books, short stories, poems, comics, cartoons, culture and myself. In no specific order.

Continuous Curve Chair

Posted 2012-06-06 14:03:11 | Views: 13,592

The outline of this chair describes a continuous curve from the back legs through the backrest, arm and front legs. A form in which all of the structural elements of a chair seem to melt into one.



Solar Equation: Giant Moon Installation

Posted 2012-05-22 10:59:00 | Views: 13,939




This large installation entitled Solar Equation is a simulation of the Sun, 100 million times smaller than the real thing! The sphere, commissioned by the Light in Winter Festival in Australia, is the largest spherical balloon in the world.


Using mathematical equations, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer developed a pattern of animations that are projected onto the sphere, and that never repeat. Through this simulation, the artist provides the public with a glimpse of the Sun’s unpredictable and intense atmosphere. The public can interact with the installation and affect these animations via an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad application, creating various visual experiences. It’s hard to imagine seeing such a large, burning star so gigantic and up-close.







Works by Landon Metz

Posted 2012-05-15 21:42:55 | Views: 12,771

The Leaf and the Wind (IV), 2011, Enamel on canvas, 36 x 42.5 inches

 was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1985. His current occupation is artist. Here is a few of his works I found on his website. I hope you enjoy if you would like to check out more click here. 



Grand (V), 2011, Enamel on canvas, 32 x 25 inches

When We See Natural Style - Blaise Pascal

Posted 2012-04-27 14:02:10 | Views: 15,879

"When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person."

- Blaise Pascal 



Fabienne Verdier: Big Brushing It

Posted 2012-04-23 15:29:24 | Views: 14,278

Fabienne Verdier is a painter of contemporary French, born 3 March 1962 in Paris. ‘She paints on large floor-standing chassis with new tools she has crafted herself and that enable a new approach of line and shape. It seeks to explore the relationship between movement, matter and the fundamental force of gravitation. She regularly exhibits his work in Europe. It came in many collections, including the Centre Pompidou , the Musée Cernuschi in Paris or the foundation H.Looser in Zurich.


Verdier’s studio is an instrument in her art. It was designed as a retreat for her preparatory ascetic practice,physical engagement and "excavation" of form which provide the basis of the act of painting.


The space is on a scale with her monumental works, allowing the artist to hang an enormous paintbrush and view the paintings from a distance via the mezzanine... The studio is beyond a mere refuge, it is a tool without which her works may never have been born. Dolorès Marat’s photographic essay faithfully portrays the full importance of the studio space to Fabienne Verdier’s work.   



Lace Peplum Dress

Posted 2012-04-16 23:21:17 | Views: 14,385

Lace Peplum Dress



Super cute cream lace dress featuring a sheer sweetheart neckline and peplum detailing. Stretch panel at waist, partially lined. Looks amazing paired with bold lips and platforms! 


*Shell: Cotton/Nylon Blend; Lining: 100% Polyester
*33" length
*Model is wearing size small
*Runs true to size
*Hand wash cold or dry clean
*Made in USA



Debbie Harry: The Culture Vulture

Posted 2012-04-16 15:31:41 | Views: 14,216


- Debbie Harry 

Black Fleece/Cricked Sneaker (Brooks Bros)

Posted 2012-04-09 11:30:46 | Views: 13,049

From the Thom Browne designed Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers collection we present the Cricked sneaker. The low top sneaker comes with wingtip accents on its leather and suede upper. A removable suede kiltie adds some more flavor to the sneaker, which comes this season in two colorways. You can purchase the sneaker now from the Black Fleece online store for 325 USD.





by Brooks Brothers 




The Paintings of Aramis Gutierrez

Posted 2012-04-05 23:10:53 | Views: 16,341

Aramis Gutierrez

Aramis Gutierrez unpacks narrative conflict with a diligence evident in the medium of oil painting itself. Gutierrez’s imposing canvases frame classic entanglements of romantic and pragmatic relationships, ambition, betrayal, and mortality. His mythologies equate sun blisters and love pains, labyrinthine woods and Evolutionary Psychology. The result is an effervescent study of beauty, longevity, and neurosis within human drama and the history of painting. 

Aramis Gutierrez was born in Pittsburgh, PA and lives and works in Miami, FL.  He studied at Cooper Union where he received his BFA in painting in 1998. He has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Istanbul, and elsewhere. His recent exhibitions include the group show The Wilderness at Miami Art Museum (2011).



Caracas In Civil War (2007, Oil on canvas) 

Winning (2007, Oil on canvas) 

Colorful, New York Living Max Beckmann

Posted 2012-04-05 22:46:07 | Views: 15,339







While living his last years in NYC, Beckmann's art took a colorful and ambitious turn.With the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945, Beckmann had an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The next year he had a major exhibition at the Curt Valentin gallery in New York City. In 1947 he accepted an invitation to teach at Washington University in St. Louis. The following year the City Art Museum of St. Louis gave him a retrospective, which brought him the highest acclaim in the art world. In 1949 Beckmann received first prize at the Carnegie International and taught at the Brooklyn Art Museum. In the summer of 1950 he died in New York.

The artist did some great paintings and got some great respect in his final years. 

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