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Playmobil toys video set to Joy Division music

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Thursday 10 February 2011

I’m glad someone had the sense to create a stop-motion music video using Playmobil toys and Joy Division music. It’s the most unlikely of parings, but it works out amazingly. Just try not to smile while watching it.

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Portlandia: a parody of, well, Portland

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Sunday 6 February 2011

I don’t live in Portland, but after watching the first episode of Portlandia, all I want to do is pack my bags and move there! The depiction of Portland and the Indie scene in general is hysterical. From femenist book store owners, putting birds on things, to flannel shirts and bikes, it’s got it all. […]

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Australian artist Beci Orpin

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Saturday 5 February 2011

Melbourne-based artist Beci Orpin uses a kaleidoscope of colors to create drawings and paper collages of charming mystical characters.

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Garfunkel and Oates sing Present Face

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Thursday 3 February 2011

The wonderful comic female singing duo Garfunkel and Oates finally have a new CD out titled All Over Your Face. And if you’ve never heard their music or seen one of their videos, I highly suggest that you stop what you are doing and watch this one. You won’t be disappointed. We’ve all had present […]

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Sad Sun video by Australian band Teeth and Tongue

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By Lamia Larkin in New Music on Thursday 27 January 2011

This kaleidoscope music video by Australian band Teeth & Tongue is just what I need to help me get through another busy work week. So while I may be stuck inside editing papers, at least I’ll have this hypnotic video to help me pretend that I’m out dancing in the snow.

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Closet Visit

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Tuesday 25 January 2011

Want to get the LA look? Then check out Closet Visit, where artist Jeana Sohn takes photographs of unique stylish closets. It’s a simple concept, and the execution is done in a minimalist form that lets each style speak for itself. Every image will have you begging for more sunshine and denim.

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20/20 art series by Lucas Mongiello

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Thursday 20 January 2011

If someone were to take my childhood and put it on display it would end up looking something like Lucas Mongiello’s latest series titled 20/20.

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Posing At The Louvre

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Wednesday 12 January 2011

We’ve all seen it happen at museums and may even be guilty of it ourselves. But posing awkwardly with artwork is a crime, and punishment has come in the form of a hilarious blog called Posing At The Louvre: with image upon image of people trying desperately to take a creative photos, instead of enjoying the creative artwork that surrounds them.

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Jim Darling’s Window series

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By Lamia Larkin in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 January 2011

Looking at the world below from a plane window can be a beautiful experience — the street lights shinning, the clouds floating over grassy valleys. Well, illustrator Jim Darling has managed to capture the look and feel of life from the sky.

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Lawrence Harley’s photos of 1960s Bell Labs

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By Lamia Larkin in New Photography on Monday 10 January 2011

As if watching Mad Men hadn’t convinced me enough that I was born in the wrong era. I find these office photos of Bell Labs from the late 60s, and I can’t help but swoon over the clothes, vintage wallpaper, and the prototype terminals. If only going to work today looked as cool as a vintage mainframe computer.

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Hello Napkins

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By Lamia Larkin in New Products on Friday 7 January 2011

These printed napkins help you express your intentions by making you get straight to the point. Each napkin is full of printed boxes you can fill in with vital information, such as your name, sign, and whether or not you want to meet this person after you’ve sobered up. Carry a pack in your purse […]

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Wind Dance by Vladislav Novikov-Barkovsky

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Thursday 6 January 2011

These polyester resin/acrylic blend sculptures look like they’re straight out of a Hollywood movie. The artist, Vladislav Novikov-Barkovsky, has managed to give shape and form to something that is invisible. The result is both beautiful and mysterious, much like the wind itself.

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The hidden secrets to achieving the perfect headscarf look

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Thursday 6 January 2011

Keeping yourself warm is necessary these days, but looking stylish is even more important, luckily, the staff at ModCloth understand and have set up a few video tutorials on how to achieve the perfect headscarf look.

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Dale Frank

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Monday 27 December 2010

We could all use a little abstract painting in our lives, and Dale Frank’s abstraction carries on into their titles. Each painting comes with a very interesting and complex title that will have you looking twice at the image.

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Dana McClure’s Line Series

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Saturday 18 December 2010

Dana McClure’s monoprint Line Series has left me hypnotized. She describes her series as containing ‘five films of various horizontal line weights and textures to explore the random application of color, transparency, frequency and order’. What she ends up with are 28 prints that look like someone took a box of markers and began drawing in this rhythmic pattern of back and forth. I’d like them all please.

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