"All it takes is a group of like-minded people and the ability to communicate and take over and maintain space. A lot of what these movements come out of is the hanging out."
-Clayton Patterson, Swindle #11

The Man: PHILIP TREACY : part two

The Man: PHILIP TREACY : part two

Philip Treacy is a true artist. Any woman wearing one of his creations is definitely making a statement from HEAD TO TOE! I am so thankful for Grace Jones and her support of his work. It is because of her I know who he is. As a milliner for over...
ALL HAIL MCQUEEN : part two [editorial]

ALL HAIL MCQUEEN : part two [editorial]

  I don’t think it makes sense to play it safe in these times. Times like this I think the world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today. …pushing it to the limit, extreme limit… In my head, if I start off weak, I can’t go above, but...
Behind the scenes with Corrie White

Behind the scenes with Corrie White

Q: How did this begin for you and what was your relationship with art prior? A: This all began a few years ago when my family gave me a macro lens for my birthday.  I had seen the water drops on the Liquid Sculpture site and was mesmerized by them....
52 Shades of Greed

52 Shades of Greed

It is incredible what can happen with a lot of talent and a little bit of time. Two weeks ago, a member of Alternative Banking group approached illustrator Marc Scheff to collaborate for the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The concept: On September 17, hand out one...
chiaroscuro x Vadim Stein

chiaroscuro x Vadim Stein

“Solving the aesthetic problem, I also reveal many ethical questions. For me, such things as love and death are revealed through the aesthetic category, beauty – the predecessor of ethics.” ~Vadim Stein
freedom within parameters

freedom within parameters

FANTASY IS KEY

FANTASY IS KEY

Fantasize in detail about the person you would ultimately like to become, and then imitate that future version of you. *** MANIFEST! Life is one big road with lots of signs, So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind: Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy! Don’t bury...
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Inherence in Nature : Yu-Ping Lin textile jewellery

Inherence in Nature : Yu-Ping Lin textile jewellery

The collection focuses on inspiration from nature, the notion of folding and pleating, architectural structures, interaction with people and seduction of pattern and colour; the original pleasure captured by the structure of organisms and forms inherent in nature. ~Yu-Ping Lin “My work is process-based and structurally complex…In the process of research, I spend most of...
DANCE x Stephen Petronio | Merce Cunningham

DANCE x Stephen Petronio | Merce Cunningham

Dance is one of man’s oldest and most basic means of expression. Through the body, man senses and perceives the tensions and rhythms of the universe around him, and then, using the body as an instrument, he expresses his feeling responses to the universe. Through dance he relates to his fellow man and to his...
Scott Mutter's Surrational World

Scott Mutter’s Surrational World

Before there was Photoshop: Photomontage, the combining of two or more negatives, can be traced back to the 1850s. Curator Martin Krause aptly writes: “Photomonteurs have the capacity for stacking one truth upon another, of seeing beyond sight and making seen, and, once done, of truly creating a thing that is to be believed.” Scott...
M.C. Escher at Work

M.C. Escher at Work

M.C. Escher’s eldest son, George A. Escher, on the working habits of his father: M.C. Escher, my father, had his studio at home. His activities were integral parts of our family life and in consequence his personality and his work became blended with my memories of youth. When I try to recognize specific traits connecting...
Nina Simone - Revolution

Nina Simone – Revolution

Harlem Cultural Festival 1969 The following was written by Paul Gallagher, published on 10/28/10 via Dangerous Minds: While hippies enjoyed “three days of peace and love” in Woodstock, another equally important music festival was staged in Harlem. What’s become known as Black Woodstock was a series of concerts, held at 3pm on Sundays, at Mount...
Building a Better Grocery List

Building a Better Grocery List

There is something glorious about having a fridge full of fresh produce and a pantry laden with oils and spices. Opening doors to vibrant colors and smells – encouraging creativity in the kitchen. Aim: Re-discover & Explore natural flavors and work to develop a solid base of recipes for cooking. So, in the spirit of...
Tesla = Geek Hero

Tesla = Geek Hero

Cut-and-pasted brilliance from The Oatmeal: Visit the Original Source Page for more on Tesla and other cool comics and code by Matthew Inman UPDATE: What came next was nothing short of unexpectedly fantastic, Forbes picked up his post and a nerd war ensued. Oh dear, internet, how you amuse! The full-length rebuttal can be found...
When was the last time you danced?

When was the last time you danced?

      All work and no play That’s the way it is, ain’t it? There’s a rhythm deep inside of you And you must get reacquainted When was the last time you danced? When was the last time you danced? Well come rock with me baby Dance with me darling Step with me sweetheart...
Hue Are You : Crayon Rings by Tim Liles

Hue Are You : Crayon Rings by Tim Liles

  In 2009, the American Design Club sponsored a show at The Future Perfect in Brooklyn, revolving around the theme of color in contemporary design. Timothy Liles, former footwear designer at Converse, Art Director at Hurley, and furniture/product designer, came up with these artful gems. For obvious reasons, they have proven to be a product...
David Maisel : Library of Dust 2005 - 2006

David Maisel : Library of Dust 2005 – 2006

Artist Statement: Library of Dust depicts individual copper canisters, each containing the cremated remains of patients from a state-run psychiatric hospital. The patients died at the hospital between 1883 (the year the facility opened, when it was called the Oregon State Insane Asylum) and the 1970’s; their bodies have remained unclaimed by their families. The...
Food...with thought by F.G. Cooper

Food…with thought by F.G. Cooper

A World War I poster print from the U.S. Food Administration. Damn near 100 years ago. A list of six that still applies today.  
Get a Life : Vivienne Westwood

Get a Life : Vivienne Westwood

    Active Resistance To Propaganda “I make the great claim for my manifesto, that it penetrates to the root of the human predicament and offers the underlying solution. We have the choice to become more cultivated & therefore more human – or by muddling along as usual we shall remain the destructive and self-destroying...