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"And Tomorrow" Exhibition at City Bird Gallery
The meeting of illustrator Ian Bertram and stencil artist Mor is nothing if not cosmic. First encountering each other as members of Con Artist collective, the two artists have become entangled in each other's techniques, despite their wholly different...
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AUSTRALIA
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The Good Copy, Melbourne
Born out of a love of words and a desire to support emerging and freelance writers, Melbourne's The Good Copy is a writing studio, publisher, grammar school, shop and community library. From offering creative services for corporate clients to publishing...
SKATEBOARDING
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MAC PREMO
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SANFORD SHAPES
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Skateboards Made From Garbage: The Bucket Board
Despite a shift toward more environmentally conscious consumption habits, trash remains a pressing global pollution problem that threatens the habitats of humans and wildlife alike. To raise awareness for the World Wildlife Fund's upcoming Earth...
DESIGN
CONFERENCES
TED
INSPIRATION
QUOTATIONS
HUMANITY
TED 2015
QuoTED 2015
In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving...
SPEAKERS
AUSTRALIA
CONFERENCES
SYDNEY
CREATIVITY
PANELS
VIVID IDEAS 2015
VIVID SYDNEY
Vivid Sydney Ideas 2015
Every year, the Sydney Opera House is transformed from its normal stoic ivory self into a blank canvas for light artists—resulting in massive works that captivate the city and often the world at large. Part of the annual Vivid Sydney conference...
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PALO SANTO
Incausa Incense
Lighting the thick, aromatic Breu resin sticks and Palo Santo wood offered by Brooklyn-based Incausa can transform the energy of a space in a few seconds, but learning the story behind the incense brand just might transform the way you live your...
DESIGN
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TAXIS
VIDEO
CHV
BANGKOK
AMULETS
TALISMANS
Cool Hunting Video: Taxi Amulets of Bangkok
While traveling in Bangkok, we asked American-turned-Bangkokian, Dale Konstanz, if he could give us a glimpse into the day-to-day on the city's bustling streets. Creator of the blog "Still Life in Moving Vehicles" and the book Thai Taxi Talismans...
SCULPTURE
NYC
DIORAMAS
MINIATURES
ART OPENINGS
GALLIERIES
EXHIBITION OPENINGS
Feel Big Live Small Exhibition
Living in NYC is enough to make anyone feel small, with lofty skyscrapers (and egos) towering over the city streets. Luckily TriBeCa's apexart gallery is inviting visitors to experience what it's like to rise above with its newest exhibit "Feel Big...
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CHRIS BURKARD
FORREST WOODWARD
ONE PERCENT FOR THE PLANET
YVON CHOUINARD
Going Out is Going In: Photography for a Cause
When Ansel Adams received his first camera at the age of 14, there was no telling the artistic legacy the American wilderness photographer would leave. Creativity aside, Adams' extensive portfolio was—and remains—an instrumental force in building momentum...
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DESIGN INDABA 2015
DOMINIC WILCOX
Dominic Wilcox on Playful Creativity
At last month’s Design Indaba 2015 conference in Cape Town, British artist Dominic Wilcox’s humorous, engaging talk drew the most laughter, as well as audible expressions of awe and wonder. After his time on stage, the crowd's enthusiasm didn't...
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
StoryCorps Interview App Announced at TED 2015
When Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003, he hoped to create a global archive of what he calls "the wisdom of humanity” by empowering people to record face-to-face conversations that could be preserved and passed down from generation to generation...
GIANT ROBOT
CERAMICS
ILLUSTRATORS
LA
ART SHOWS
EXHIBITION OPENINGS
GODELEINE DE ROSAMEL
Godeleine de Rosamel: Life Forms
by Eva Glettner Though Godeleine de Rosamel currently resides in Los Angeles, she is most well known abroad. In her new show, “ Life Forms,” on view at LA's Giant Robot gallery, exhibits work that is every bit as fun and interesting as her illustrations...
GRAFFITI
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STREET ART
CALLIGRAPHY
TED FELLOWS
ARABIC
CALLIGRAFFITI
EL SEED
TED 2015
TUNISIA
Interview: 2015 TED Fellow eL Seed
Born and raised in Paris to Tunisian parents, graffiti artist eL Seed has left his mark all over the world (from the Jara Mosque to canyons to Louis Vuitton scarves), by spray-painting universal messages that funnily enough, the majority of viewers...
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RESTAURANTS
RUSSIA
NYC
VENUES
DINING
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LIVE PERFORMANCE
MOSCOW57
RUSSIAN CULTURE
Live Music and Russian Fare at Moscow 57
Restaurant and music venue Moscow 57 reverberates with the spirit of NYC's Lower East Side. It is a natural extension of founder Ellen Kaye's lineage, whose family owned the city's famed Russian Tea Room for 50 years. Kaye herself is an accomplished...
LONDON
GALLERIES
EXHIBITIONS
ARTISTS
MINIATURES
PHOTOGRAPHERS
SLINKACHU
GALLERY OPENINGS
Slinkachu's Miniaturesque
Debuting 17 new staged images on both paper and aluminum, as well as his largest sculptural work to date, London-based artist Slinkachu continues his clever portrayal of miniature figurines captured in humorous scenes. His latest exhibition, "Miniaturesque...
GALLERIES
AUSTRALIA
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MELBOURNE
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
PSYCHEDELIA
ROMANCE WAS BORN
Kate Rohde + Romance Was Born: Express Yourself
Ever since Kate Rohde partnered with psychedelic fashion house Romance Was Born (RWB) for their 2010 "Renaissance Dinosaur" collection, it's as though a portal to a hallucinatory parallel universe has opened. Most recently this occurred at RWB's...
PHOTOGRAPHY
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JR
OUTDOOR ART
FUKUSHIMA
SITE-SPECIFIC ART
TAKAO SHIRAISHI
JR + Takao Shiraishi in Fukushima
by Marie Salomé Peyronnel In addition to winning the 2011 TED Prize, JR's acclaim has grown after showings at Galerie Perrotin, the Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale. Outside of traditional bounds of the art world, the artist has made an equivocal...
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AEVOE Magazine, Vol. 1
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, legendary author of "Le Petit Prince," once said, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” It's exactly...
AFRICA
INTERVIEWS
HISTORY
SOUTH AFRICA
PORTRAITS
DOCUMENTARY
CAPE TOWN
PHOTOGRAPHERS
KIN
PIETER HUGO
AFRICAN ARTISTS
CULTURAL IDENTITY
Interview: Photographer Pieter Hugo
When Nelson Mandela formally stepped into office as South Africa's first democratically elected president in 1994, it marked a new era of hope and reconciliation for the vibrant if not fractured nation. While the transition of power from apartheid...
THAILAND
ARTISTS
STUDIO VISITS
PORCELAIN
CERAMICS
SPONSORED
ANA
BANGKOK
Studio Visit: Sculptor Nino Sarabutra
During our recent trip to Thailand and Tokyo by way of All Nippon Airways (ANA) we had the opportunity to survey the rich local art scene in Bangkok. There, we were lucky enough to meet with local Thai artist Nino Sarabutra. Working largely with...
JAPAN
CATS
EXHIBITION OPENINGS
WOODBLOCK PRINTS
CAT ART
JAPAN SOCIETY
Life of Cats at Japan Society Gallery
If you thought the cat craze was only as young as YouTube, the latest exhibition opening at Japan Society Gallery will demonstrate that long before they became memes and viral sensations, the four-legged feline had already been a muse for centuries...
MEMORIALS
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
THAMES & HUDSON
MEMENTO MORI
DEATH RITES
DEATH RITUALS
Paul Koudounaris: Memento Mori
Photographed across 250 sites in 30 different countries and incorporating ten years of work, "Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us," by Paul Koudounaris reveals the cultural and historical relativity regarding the concept of death. With striking visuals...
TOKYO
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CREATIVE PROCESS
COLE BARASH
Photographer Cole Barash Presents Six Girls Six Cities
After getting full creative control over a 14-page fashion editorial for Relapse Magazine, Brooklyn-based photographer Cole Barash became fixated on an idea. He shot the fashion spread using a double exposure technique—where each frame of film is...
DIY
NEW ORLEANS
SKATEBOARDING
KICKSTARTER
SKATE CULTURE
CROWD FUNDING
PUBLIC PARKS
Parisite DIY Skatepark, New Orleans
Skateboarding's ever-growing popularity has led many urban planners to incorporate skateparks into the fabric of communities to much success. However not every city has embraced skateboarding, with some lawmakers brazenly overlooking the need for...
MUSIC
EXHIBITIONS
MOMA
ICELAND
NYC
RETROSPECTIVES
BJORK
KLAUS BIESENBACH
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
VULNICURA
Björk: A MoMA Retrospective
Between releasing her new "complete heartbreak" album Vulnicura (which describes the end of a 13-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney) and performing at New York venues from Carnegie Hall to Governors Ball this spring, the singular Icelandic...
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