From the opening moments of Iconoclast, I knew that I was in for one hell of a ride. This documentary is neither for the easily offended nor the feeble minded. It is a rather colourful, at times psychedelic look at the work, exploits, and infulences of Boyd Rice, straight from the man himself. There’s never […]
Hotel Pelirocco isn’t your average bed and breakfast. This place is packed with personality, with its 19 themed rooms that are designed to appeal to a wide variety of travelers who are seeking a memorable experience. With rooms such as the Play Room, which they describe as being ‘dedicated to all things decadent and indulgent’, […]
In keeping with the ecclectic appeal of their themed rooms, Hotel Pelirocco enlisted knit wit Brit Kate Jenkins to add her crafty touch to one of their rooms. Kate took her task seriously, spending a month knitting curtains and lamp shade covers and crocheting bits and pieces of decor. Even the phone, which looks like […]
Who doesn’t love LEGO? I don’t think anyone loves Lego more than my friend, Sean Kenney. Kenney holds the distinction of being a certified full-time Lego professional artist whose work has been featured in The New York Times and on BBC News. He was commissioned to do a sculpture of the Yankee Stadium, as well as the New York Stock Exchange building. At last count, Kenney owns over 1.5 million LEGO pieces.
This year’s Bust Craftacular is bringing more than 200 vendors together for two days of home spun goodness. Celebrating their seventh year, the event gathers an eccelctic array of handmade goods, including artwork, jewelry, clothing, food, and a great variety of kitsch, from all around the country. You never know who you’ll run into there.
The first time I saw one of Betty Butterfield’s videos on YouTube, I knew I had found my guru. Betty Butterfield knows stuff. From her extensive insights on the religions of the world, to the horrors of Walmart and the dangers of mobile homes, Betty’s somewhat skewed insights always provide me with a welcome laugh.
The Super Stripe sock over at Sock Dreams is one of my favourite things. In fact, when Christmas rolls around, I’ll be hoping that one of those brown paper packages tied up with string is holding a pair of them. They have everything from argyle toe socks to bunny socks and sock monkey socks. So […]
If you’re familiar with the work of Banksy and Mr. Brainwash, the title to this film probably sounds faimiliar to you. Banksy’s Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill was a pop-up shop that appeared in New York’s West Village, back in 2008.
If the name Barnaby Whitfield conjures up images of the circus, that wouldn’t be entirely inappropriate. You might recognize his work from covers he has illustrated for The Dresden Dolls. This Brooklyn-based artist lives in a world populated by his own mythology of blushing youths, supermodels, Abraham Lincoln, and birds.
If the whimsical name of this company doesn’t ring any bells, I’m pretty sure you’ll recognize some of the artists it houses. Born in Brooklyn earlier this year, this company is a funhouse collective of established artists who each bring a special brand of fun to the table. Artists such as Alex Pardee, Buff Monster, Jeremyville, Miss Van, and Tara McPherson are brought together under one gingerbread roof to make the world a much more wondrously colourful place.
What do you get when you cross a reclusive former Warhol superstar with a penchant for extravagant couture with something as iconic as a Barbie Doll? You get MDVANII. Make NO mistake about it, the Art Dolls that BillyBoy* creates are not to be referred to as Barbies. Barbie could only ever dream of taking on the many sultry forms that MDVANII has assumed over the years.
Have you ever thought that you’d love to own some art, but it’s just too expensive? Well think again. The people at Tiny Showcase not only curate a great selection of art that is very affordable, but the artists most often donate a portion of the procedes to a worthy cause. So you can have […]
It just wouldn’t be a holiday season without a fun new character from Kidrobot. This year they approached Frank Kozik for the task again and the result is this most endearing, top hat-wearing, spirit-swigging, smoking snowman. He’s super cool, but I don’t think I’d call him Frosty or he just might cut you.
When I first encountered one of Quel Beast’s larger than life, technicolour paintings on the street, I was stopped in my tracks. The humor with which he portrays his subjects is genius and his illustrations so halucinatory, you expect them to move.
Whoever said Goth is dead failed to inform these people. This blog is vivid proof that Goth is very much alive — I mean, undead — and kicking, in style. So if sinister sisters and brooding brothers tickle your fancy, cast a glance at this virtual necropolis. Don’t forget your parasol. I hear they’re praying for rain.