Street Art Makes Life Happy
here are plenty of good reasons to be semi-addicted to Instagram– Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Swizz Beatz are a few celebs with very popular accounts, and rightfully so. Here’s one more reason to make goo-goo eyes at what is, arguably, Apple‘s coolest app ever: @Instagrafite (sounds like “insta-grafitti”). This gallery of all things street art just had me lost in a seemingly infinite vortex of beautiful, outrageous images on concrete. Get lost with me inside.
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Yesterday was a much more productive day than my Saturday was. While Saturday was a day for lazing about, Sunday was a day for getting out and enjoying the beautiful SoCal Summer weather. After I did a bit of work in the AM, David and I made our way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art so that we could see the new Levitated Mass art exhibit that went on display yesterday. After our visit to the museum, we went to the movies to see Brave. Last night, we ventured out for a nice evening stroll together. All in all, it was one of those perfectly perfect Sundays. More »
Last week I posted some amazing photographs of Transgender youth in NYC, pulled from this site I am now semi-addicted to, TIME Magazine’s LightBox. This week they’re featuring work from the renowned photographer, Kimiko Yoshida. The piece is entitled Ceremonies of Disappearance: Kimiko Yoshida’s Critique of Identity and it is breathtaking and mind-blowing and all things brilliant and artistic. Check out photos, along with Yoshida‘s story inside.
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'In The Dollhouse'
Dina Goldstein is a photographer known best for her 2009 project, Fallen Princesses where she re-created your favorite Disney princess and placed them in semi-depressing contemporary settings. Dina‘s just released the images to her latest project, In The Dollhouse, and they are utterly fantastic– a real sight to see. Check out her re-imagining of Ken and Barbie inside.
Posted under: Barbie, Ken
Sexiest Interior Designer Ever?
So I got lost in a vortex of “things I can’t afford for my house… yet,” and stumbled upon HomeMint. How funny that it also happened to be a site featuring designs by Mr. Sexy Back himself (yes, I’m still calling him that and plan to do so for quite some time)?! Justin Timberlake has taken his love for unique style and design (and architecture) and parleyed it into HomeMint. He’s teamed up with interior designer and leading celebrity stylist Estee Stanley (she’s styled everyone from Lea Michele to Penelope Cruz and of course, Justin‘s fiancee, Jessica Biel) and together they’ve made a collection of beautiful things I can’t afford… yet. But it’s still fun to look.
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Oldies But Goodies
Life Magazine has released a series of beautiful, rarely-seen photographs of three American icons. I’m a total sucker for a good black & white, so I was all over these. The shots of Marilyn Monroe surprised me the most, as I know little about the actress-turned-sex-symbol — aside from what I learned watching Michelle Williams‘s brilliant performance in last year’s My Week With Marilyn. Wikipedia articles are great and I’ve been browsing through the one on Marylin Monroe (the bits about her childhood are, of course, really fascinating), but these Life pictures are worth a thousand words.
Cupcakes Make Life Happy
Facebook is great and all, but it’s not an entirely blissful experience. Sometimes I wanna see things online that don’t make me feel insecure about… well… anything. We all need a safe, happy place to escape to, which is why god created Pinterest and Tumblr, and those good ol’ fashioned blogspots. They’re fun, simple, and your ex isn’t on there updating his/her relationship status for your viewing [dis]pleasure. So just like Julia Roberts did a couple years back, we are taking you on a journey to find some pure, unadulterated bliss. The only difference is that this journey’s online and James Franco and Javier Bardem probably won’t make it. Next time for those guys. Experience more photos from all nine sites in the gallery (including some from Zooey Deschanel‘s tumblr and a blog that takes you to Paris and back), and get your EAT, PLAY, LURVE on at these virtual escapes:
A few weeks ago we heard about Courtney Love’s transition into the world of art after she held her first exhibition in Chelsea, New York. The collection, called ‘She’s Not Even That Pretty‘ included a bunch of drawings all with the theme of a blond woman in a seemingly chaotic mess. Most people, even those without an education in art criticism, could tell that this collection was in some form an obvious self portrait session. Today, Courtney has posted onto Twitter a pic of herself and her new best friend, Gwyneth Paltrow, along with a message that suggests Gwynnie is wanting to buy one of these artworks from Court. More »
Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty is auctioning some of his art off this week including some of his blood smeared paintings. Blood often plays a major part of his art practice, and one of his more famous works, Ladylike, includes the blood of the late Amy Winehouse. This piece is expected to fetch between up to £80,000 when it is sold at the Cob Gallery in London this week. Reports today are saying that an undisclosed percentage of this sale will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which aims to help young people. Would you put a painting with Amy and Pete’s blood on your wall? More »
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My dear Ollie called me up and invited me to attend the closing day of the Transmission LA : AV Club at the Geffen Contemporary Art MOCA museum in downtown LA and I happily agreed to attend. I had heard about the exhibit but, wonder of wonders, never found the time to check it out. Ollie attended and LOVED the free exhibit so she invited Tamar, Rob and me to check it out before it was gone forever. We had a great time together. A fun Sunday was had. More »