Life in Marvelous Times

Life in Marvelous Times

Bright moments Bright moments always come back vivid. The fifth great was epic citywide test pressure The pre-crack era! Mr. Schollmen, what a prick, attitude matches wardrobe, uglier then sin. This is Bed Stuy 82′ 9th floor three tiny rooms one view. Buck-town, Roosevelt house They green grass is green Our green grass is brown. Shots rang my phone wasn’t touch tone A heavy beef in the street ET had to flee Grey heavens! good…

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Vapor Sky Personalized Artwork

Vapor Sky Personalized Artwork

We’re kind of audio freaks around here. We stash cash for high-performance speakers, iPhone docking units and surround sound systems that rival those installed at Regal Cinemas. We praise Bang & Olufsen. We also happen to have a strange desire to cover every square inch of wall space with uniquely awesome pieces of art, which is why we’re loving the personalized artwork from Vapor Sky. Pick a piece of audio that’s important to you—a song, a chorus…

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SERENITY Part 1

SERENITY Part 1

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. ~Thomas Szasz The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. ~ James Allen A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. ~ Wayne Dyer

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Lyrics to Go!

Lyrics to Go!

“It’s a must that I bust any mic you’re hand to me, It’s inherited, it’s runs in the family I wrote the rhyme that broke the bull’s back, If that don’t slow ’em up, I carry a full pack. Now I don’t want to have to let off, you should of kept off You didn’t keep the stage warm, step off! Ladies and gentleman, you’re about to see A pasttime hobby about to be Take…

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Shepard Fairey ‘The Print Show’ at Galerie Magda Danysz

Yesterday ‘The Print Show’ by Shepard Fairey opened at Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris. “Considered as “the most influential street artist of our time” by the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston, Shepard Fairey (aka Obey) has always considered posters as a valuable form of art. Relentlessly he has pasted posters all over the world, renewing his visual codes through the years, building up a real language. Today his posters are world famous, became his…

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist. He gained popularity, first as a graffiti artist in New York City, and then as a successful 1980s-era Neo-expressionist artist. Basquiat’s paintings continue to influence modern day artists and command high prices. Basquiat’s mother, Matilde, was Puerto Rican and his father, Gerard Jean-Baptiste, is of Ha•tian origin and a former Haitian Minister of the Interior. At an early age, Basquiat displayed an aptitude for art and was encouraged by…

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“Mark Seliger: Listen” at Steven Kasher Gallery

“Mark Seliger: Listen” at Steven Kasher Gallery

One week remains to check out Mark Seliger: Listen at Steven Kasher Gallery. Best known for his portraits, Seliger includes some landscapes here, but the winning photographs are of people – nudes and tattooed faces. Mark Seliger: Listen is in a sense a memento mori, a tribute to his late father. It follows in the tradition of photographers and painters such as Weston, Stieglitz, and Cézanne who, at a certain age, focus on elegiac studies…

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Bank of Moscow’s Offices

The interior design of Bank of Moscow’s offices in central Moscow’s Kuznetsky Most area (Kuznetsky Most street 13) retains the building’s great historical bones and matches customized adornments to them. The office — one of the Bank’s many offices — occupies 7,000 square metres on the third floor and in the previously unused mansard (attic) space. Moscow-based designer, Alexey Kuzmin, retained by architectural office Sretenka for this assignment, used the space’s key feature, the large,…

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Zaha Hadid and Suprematism

Zaha Hadid and Suprematism

Zaha Hadid has curated and designed an exhibition at Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich that juxtaposes her own work with early twentieth-century Russian art pieces. Entitled Zaha Hadid and Suprematism, the show follows Hadid’s continuing interest in the Russian avant-garde, first explored with her graduation project in 1976-77. See all our stories about Zaha Hadid Architects in our special category. Photographs are by Martin Ruestchi. Here’s some more information from the gallery, followed by a text by Patrik…

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Rare Roman mask to fetch £300,000 at Christie’s

For all those history fans, Christie’s has offered one of the rare opportunities to own one of the rarest artifacts – a Roman bronze helmet complete with face mask. Discovered by an anonymous metal detector in Cumbria, this “discovery of a lifetime” has been named the Crosby Garrett Helmet. Dating back to the 1st-2nd century AD, the helmet features a youthful male face with wavy hair along with never-seen-before griffin crest. Expected to fetch £300,000,…

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“Lounge Chair” by Kyle Buckner

Terrific. American designer Kyle Buckner’s recent “Lounge Chair” carved from layered pine curves gracefully from foot to head. Buckner will “design or build just about anything,” however in pieces like this chair he really finds a voice. The stain is red mahogany, the cushions (quite naturally) are leather. (via Contemporist). Details of Mr. Buckner’s chair after the jump. More:

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“A Head for Fashion” by Anna Halldin-Maule

“Life imitates Art more than Art imitates life.” “In life, we are all in the gutter. Some of us just tend to look up at the Stars. ~Oscar Wilde “A Head for Fashion” by Anna Halldin-Maule. She said:. “I create large oil-on-canvas paintings, which reflect both my love and my discomfort with the world of high-fashion. I believe my work to be unique and representative of the joys and quirks of being a woman obsessed…

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