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Confetti System

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Saturday 18 December 2010

Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho are the two creative talents behind Confetti System! They describe what they do as ‘transforming simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that create a point of focus’. The result is an explosion of colour. From their streamers to pinatas, Confetti System makes any red cup event feel much more festive and glamorous.

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Aoyama Hina’s lacework art

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Saturday 18 December 2010

Aoyama Hina describes her work as ‘super fine lacy-paper-cuttings done by a simple pair of scissors’. I call it unbelievable! The amount of detail in each piece makes you think it was cut by lasers. What I would give for her talent, and her patience.

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Julie Verhoeven

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By Lamia Larkin in New Illustration on Saturday 18 December 2010

Julie Verhoeven has covered the fashion industry as a designer, illustrator, creative director and tutor. Everything she creates is amazing, but it’s her illustrations for different editorials that I find to be the most impressive! Ranging from the abstract to cartoon, her varied style is as creative as it is unique.

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Samantha Hahn’s watercolor illustrations

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By Lamia Larkin in New Illustration on Saturday 18 December 2010

Samantha Hahn’s watercolor illustrations are delightfully delicate. Focusing predominately on fashion and beauty products, Hahn’s work is 100 percent girl. And even though I’m not the typical girly girl, I can’t help but fall for the cheerful colors, stylish outfits, and dreamy surroundings. I wonder if I could commission her to makeover my life so that it looks more like one of her illustrations?

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Tudo de Cor para Santa Marta

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Travel on Wednesday 15 December 2010

It’s not often that art is shown making a huge difference in peoples lives, but every now and then, it really does. And nothing makes me happier than to see creativity being used to help better one’s own community. Especially when the end result is as cheerful as project Tudo de Cor para Santa Marta.

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X Rated Lego

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By Lamia Larkin in New Trends on Thursday 9 December 2010

LEGOS were always one of my favorite childhood toys. I loved that I could build and create anything and everything. Nothing was off limits. Except maybe these X Rated LEGO creations of nude women, which look like unfinished downloads from a seedy website. Are they a teenage boy’s fantasy come to life or a play on censorship and their usage of blurred pixelated imagery?

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Yelle’s awesome video for La Musique

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By Lamia Larkin in New Music on Tuesday 7 December 2010

If you haven’t seen French singer Yelle’s music video La Musique, please do so now. Full of cut and paste images of celebrities going crazy with what appears to be an armageddon of awesomeness. If this is what the end of the world looks like, I can’t wait! Bring it on 2012. I’m going to […]

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Nerd Boyfriend

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Monday 6 December 2010

Do you want your nerdy boyfriend to rock leather bombers like Phil Collins? Or be able to pull off printed ties with plaid tops like Andy Warhol? Luckily, Nerd Boyfriend can help you do both. This website lists classic images of famous men dressed to impress (in an understated, cool, intellectual sort of way) with […]

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Art Thoughtz: a video series by Hennessy Youngman

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Saturday 4 December 2010

Interested in creating original artwork that doesn’t resemble Bruce Nauman? Want to know what it takes to become a successful artist? Confused as to what Post Structuralism is? Well Hennessy Youngman is here to help.

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Glamourdeathtransformation (with wicked music by Ratatat)

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Saturday 4 December 2010

This video is mesmerizing, overwhelming, and terrifying. Little wonder I love it! I’ve watched it several times in the hopes of trying to figure out what part is my favorite. But by the time the video is over, I’m too exhausted to even process fully what I’ve just seen. So I’ll just settle with the […]

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Permanent Food: magazine made from other magazines

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By Lamia Larkin in New Products on Wednesday 1 December 2010

I first saw Permanent Food magazine while I was in Santa Monica furniture shopping. I walked into the store looking for a new desk but ended up sitting on a overpriced couch flipping through Permanent Food instead.

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International Quidditch World Cup

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By Lamia Larkin in New Events on Monday 22 November 2010

With part one of the last Harry Potter films out, now might be a good time to find something to replace that hole you are going to have once part two premiers. It’s a sad day and no one wants to think about it, but every die-hard Potter fan is going to need something to get them through. So why not pick something to help you remember the good times, like Quidditch?

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Ants In My Scanner: a five year time-lapse

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Monday 15 November 2010

Most insects don’t bother me, except for ants. I find ants incredibly disgusting, mainly because where there is one, you know there are about fifty more. So when I heard that some guy took a colony of ants, placed them in his scanner, and videotaped them, I was a little disturbed, to say the least.

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Microsoft Excel Artwork by Danielle Aubert

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Saturday 13 November 2010

Ever tried to use the Paint program to draw with? It isn’t easy, and more often than not the result ended up looking like something a five year old draws. Well, try using Microsoft Excel to create quality artwork. Impossible? Not if you’re Danielle Aubert, who spent sixteen months creating a book full of pretty […]

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Charlotte Mann’s Wall Drawings

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By Lamia Larkin in New Illustration on Friday 12 November 2010

If I could live in a coloring book, I would want to live in one designed by wall artist Charlotte Mann. Her black and white wall drawings, as she calls them, are so full of detail that looking at them makes me feel like Im in the midst of a better rendered version of Where’s Waldo. Though I’m not sure what or who Waldo would be in this case?

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