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Sang Bleu

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By Kira Heuer in Cool Websites on Thursday 8 July 2010

I don’t have any tattoos, and to be honest, I cannot imagine my life or my skin with one. Maybe that’s all the more reason I find them alluring, enchanting, and so brilliantly self-expressive. Well, except for the dork in high school who thought it would be cool to put the Coor’s Beer logo on his shoulder.

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Judith Dekker

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By Kira Heuer in New Photography on Thursday 3 June 2010

Photographer Judith Dekker creates poetry with her camera. As I sift slowly through her portfolio, I am inspired to jot down small rhythmic sentences to match her mystical work. Yet, in this case, for fear of putting myself on the line, I will use someone else’ gifted talents to compliment her images: ‘Because I am […]

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Super Cool School

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By Kira Heuer in Cool Websites on Monday 26 April 2010

As Bob Dylan so poignantly wrote: ‘The times, they are a changing’. Super Cool School is a super cool concept in which you can ‘create customized education environments for live online learning’. Create your school? Fun! The only thing missing is being able to stick gum under your desk for keepsakes.

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Bake Sale Online

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By Kira Heuer in Cool Websites on Friday 16 April 2010

Warm fuzzy feelings for the creators of Bake Sale Online. While I spend the next two weeks in Los Angeles, I’m tempted to send these delectable delights to all fellow cookie monster girlfriends. Maybe even sign it from a secret admirer. And just like that, I’m segwayed back to grade school, pulling little pranks at […]

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Lake Lustre’s Shoplifter: video directed by Joe A. Scerri

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By Kira Heuer in Video on Wednesday 14 April 2010

Lake Lustre’s beguiling track Shoplifter takes me through a journey of many earths. I feel enchanted. With eyes closed, I begin to twirl, surrounded by cherry blossoms. Then, when the voice enters the song, I am catapulted back in my room, sweetly content to just lie and listen. This is very clearly a keyhole into […]

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Dogs as typefaces

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By Kira Heuer in New Design on Monday 12 April 2010

Dogs have finally graduated from unwilling fashion victims. You know the ones: strolling the streets with their pink booties, rhinestone collars and ever-popular powder blue t shirts. Now they can stand as distinguished animals, joining the linguistic world and representing a font type. Eurostyle is my favorite. Woof!

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The Delfina Project

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By Kira Heuer in New Trends on Friday 2 April 2010

The London-based Delfina Project, headed by 83 year-old Delfina herself is a registered charity providing space for artists and partnering in other regions to give artista another perspective on life and their work. With a residency in Beirut, chosen artist Nathaniel Rackowe’s new collection developed from his connection with Beirut’s architectural layout and the culture that surrounds it. Without being invasive, Nathaniel’s work makes important statements on today’s world, yet hope and beauty pervades his work as well.

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Louise Thomas at Bischoff-Weiss Gallery

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By Kira Heuer in New Events on Friday 2 April 2010

Bischoff-Weiss Gallery introduces artist Louise Thomas this week, showing Everybody Is A Lake. If you’re in London, you must take advantage of your geographical gift and visit her work. Modern meets nostalgia, her paintings greet me in a time where I am a bit exhausted by our “Jetson” computer age living and need a connection with a natural, kind, and mystical mastery.

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Wrangler’s interactive website

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By Kira Heuer in Cool Websites on Friday 12 February 2010

Wrangler Jeans makes its comeback with the coolest fashion website we’ve seen in a long time. A fun way to waste five minutes of your work day.

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Fuzzyasian

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By Kira Heuer in New Art on Thursday 11 February 2010

Fuzzyasian sees his art as a reminder to us that ‘the over-arching grand scheme of things and the tiny details that are right in front of your nose — are one in the same’. I think he welcomes the idea that there are magical particles that live within our daily lives. It’s all in how […]

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The Fun Theory, for all good fun seekers

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By Kira Heuer in Video on Monday 8 February 2010

Remember how, as a kid, teachers created an atmosphere of FUN as the best way to learn? It was an inspired place for imagination and support. Hmmm, well it seems adults get the short end of the stick, playing only a game of ‘serious’ and ‘responsibility’. So when I came across this video, it was […]

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What Stormtroopers Do On Their Day Off

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By Kira Heuer in New Photography on Monday 8 February 2010

I guess having Darth Vader as your boss would compel you to spend your days off reflecting, making friends with Gizmo, having a jam session, and, of course, continuing your battle against the Jedi Council by sending hate mail to Mr. Skywalker himself. In another universe, I can’t help but wonder if the inspiration behind Jackass and Johny Knoxville’s deviant ways were inspired by these Stormtroopers’ antics. The hot dog with ketchup is a dead giveaway.

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Theo Jansen

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By Kira Heuer in New Design on Monday 8 February 2010

Mad Max meets windmill meets brilliant engineer that goes by the name Theo Jansen? Right. Oh boy, to be on the beach and watch one of his creations go by would be one of life’s true artistic pleasures.

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Krislyn Meyer-Komarov

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By Kira Heuer in New Design on Wednesday 6 January 2010

Browsing through Krislyn Meyer-Komarov’s website, I couldn’t help but imagine different events to commission her work for. Inspired to see flowers and trees in such a beautiful form seems a good enough reason for an event, right!? Or perhaps I can just order them to decorate my house with. 2010, the year of the eccentric!

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Lykke Li’s Little Bit live in Bermuda

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By Kira Heuer in Video on Monday 4 January 2010

Alan Watts said: ‘be as spontaneous and unfettered as life itself’. Lykke Li comes to this place exuding such an unbridled enthusiasm. It’s so simple and pure, the fluent rhythm of the guitar matched with her pixie pitch and sultry movements. Delightful!

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