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Nini Baseema

Nini is a self-proclaimed Social Media Whore, living and working in Germany. Her main profession lies in the conventional corporate media world, but she's certainly come around, having worked for several online music mags, with a number of photographers, and for record labels such as the iconic LA-based Southern Lord Records.

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Dance Walking: The workout we’ve all been waiting for?

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Friday 28 March 2014

Dance walking is the sport of the moment. Finally, an exercise that suits my personality perfectly: It allows me to combine my passion for exotic moves with getting groovily from A to B. Awesome! Now, if I could only block out those confused stares that usually come my way … dang!

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Silvia Grav’s hauntingly surreal photography

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Sunday 23 February 2014

Silvia Grav is a photographer from Madrid who tells stories of the darker kind. All of her works are beautiful and haunting at the same time, expressing what the Portuguese would probably call a unique sense for “saudade”.

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Designer creates a font out of his own beard hair

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By Nini Baseema in New Design on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Attention facial hair admirers and typography fans: You can now say it all and much clearer than before with the right kind of beard. The genius behind this amazing new font is Michael Allen from New York. He used his own facial hair in order to come up with his Alphabeard series. Hurray for such […]

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Photo series inspired by Edward Hopper paintings

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Thursday 23 January 2014

If there is an American painter I absolutely adore, then it’s Edward Hopper. His unique landscapes and sceneries are as evocative as they are timeless. Richard Tuschman seems to feel the same way. He’s come up with a series of portrait photos inspired by Edward Hopper originals. He’s reinterpreted nearly all the classics in an […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. mosaic made out of 4242 Rubik’s Cubes

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Wednesday 22 January 2014

If you grew up in the eighties like me, then you know that back then there was NO WAY around the Rubik’s Cube. We all eagerly played, only to get frustrated after a while for not being able to sort it completely. I surely have wasted many hours on the toy- but that’s probably nothing […]

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iPad reflections of London by Gavin Hammond

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Saturday 18 January 2014

Lomo photographer, Gavin Hammond, best known for his London In Puddles series, which showed beautiful reflections of the capital in murky rain water, has often been asked to make his work available on the iPad and tablet. His reaction: a series of iPad-inspired Lomo photos entitled, London – There Is An App For That – […]

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Interview with Australian singer-songwriter Ben Mason

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Wednesday 14 August 2013

I’ve been a fan of Ben Mason for a long while now. I discovered his music via MySpace a few years back and I remember that his tunes were on the top of my heavy rotation list. Why he wasn’t more famous back then I don’t know: his songwriting is timeless, heavily influenced by the sixties and seventies with a soothing voice and moving lyrics.

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Invisible Man: new music by Leftfield’s Ruu Campbell

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Thursday 25 July 2013

He’s handsome, sounds a bit like a mixture between Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow, and his recent single, Invisible Man, comes with a dreamy video produced by the artist himself. Former Leftfield vocalist Ruu Campbell has everything it takes to be a singer-songwriting star. And it’s great to see him switch genres with such […]

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Beautiful infrared analog photos by Dean Bennici

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

Dean Bennici is an American artist who has lived and worked in Germany since the late nineties. He specializes in infrared analog photography. Infrared light is invisible to the human eye and in order to get controlled results, it takes a lot of experience. Bennici has mastered the art over the years: he never crops […]

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Amazing photography by colour blind artist Chris Friel

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

What happens when a colour blind painter picks up a camera? Actually, some quite amazing things, at least if your name is Chris Friel. The British artist has a remarkable sense for the nuance of gradients and minimalist compositions. It’s hard to believe that these photos are actually real.

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It’s Not About the Nail: new video from Jason Headley

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Friday 31 May 2013

Dear men, please have a look, listen and learn. I bet most of you have been in a situation like this before. Jason Headley from San Francisco teaches a valuable lesson on male and female communication and behaviour patterns.

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Creative hate mail postcards by Mr. Bingo

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By Nini Baseema in New Trends on Tuesday 7 May 2013

If you want to be destructive, you better be creative at it. This may sound to some of you like an oxymoron, but it’s apparently not. I love these beautifully executed hate mail postcards by Mr Bingo for the very fact that he’s managed to turn something so negative into something that is fun. He […]

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New music video for Ben Mason’s Avoiding a Fight

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Some songs bump into your life at a very peculiar moment, expressing something that you might not be ready to admit to yourself at the time but resonating with you on a deeper level all the same. Avoiding a Fight is one of those tunes. It was written and self-recorded a few years back by […]

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Mysterious polaroid photography by Bastian Kalous

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Monday 29 April 2013

Despite the significant increase of mobile devices with camera functions, the good ol’ polaroid is still around and hasn’t lost a punce of its charm. Bastian Kalous, from Germany, experiments with expired polaroid film and has created an impressive body of work over the past few years. His subjects are typically mysterious landscape scenes wiith […]

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Modernist illustrations by Italian artist Riccardo Guasto

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By Nini Baseema in New Illustration on Monday 29 April 2013

I recently stumbled across the work of Riccardo Guasto. He is a talented artist from Italy who also goes by the pseudonym, RIK. His works seem inspired by modernist painters, an era in art which I love, hence my obsession. If I had the money, I would love to empty his online shop and plaster […]

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