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Paintings of triangles by Cara Littley

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By Cara Littley in New Art on Tuesday 20 December 2011

I am inspired by the idea of art clashing with what surrounds it, rather than complimenting it. An expression of the opposite of the safe, pretty paintings adorning the walls in suburban homes. I am also inspired by being surrounded by skate, punk and street culture in my teen years. I sometimes bring in freeform variations on tribal and South American patterns into my pieces, on varying scales of devolution.

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Fresh Prince Snapbacks by Beandip

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By Cara Littley in New Fashion on Saturday 26 November 2011

90s style isn’t slowing down any time soon. NBA snapbacks and jackets are an established trend, but also popping up is the bright, playful stylings of “Big Willy” circa ’92, in the form of five panel snapbacks, with playfully garish yardages. Beandip are just one of the brands making this style available. In a time […]

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Penny Skateboards

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By Cara Littley in New Products on Saturday 12 November 2011

When I was in my teens, I was heavily into skating. I had the usual mid-nineties set up. My dad, who was a surfer back in the 70s, said he used to skate. I let him have a go, and he’d always end up falling off. Typical old man, right? But I also had a […]

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Internet K-hole: endless photos of strangers

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By Cara Littley in Cool Websites on Saturday 12 November 2011

Vintage voyeurism in the form of an endless stream of photos of strangers. There is something fascinating about these pics, presented in such a disjointed form with no commentary. like finding a box of old pictures of people you don’t know. Its an interesting look at how people live, how they spend their time, and […]

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Disasteradio: 80s synth pop out of New Zealand

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By Cara Littley in New Music on Saturday 12 November 2011

Distasteradio is a New Zealand-based explosive one man synth monster. I saw him earlier this year, and ended up going to a second show, just for the energy. It’s super high energy 80s synth pop (complete with vocoder vocals) , or like a Casio keyboard demo on speed. You just can’t be in a bad […]

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