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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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Move On: the first interactive road movie

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Monday 12 November 2012

Move On is a currently released road movie starring Danish superstar and former 007 villian, Mads Mikkelsen. Shot and put together by director Asgar Leth, the project is quite unique as it was inspired and filmed in collaboration with movie fans from all over Europe.

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Fleet of Unfulfilled Election Promises

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 6 November 2012

With the American election currently dominating the media, I often find myself wondering: How much of what citizens of democracies are promised today will be kept by the winning parties tomorrow? And do we ever sanction that enough as voters? The installation “Fleet of unfulfilled election promises” deals with the very subject rather creatively. The electoral programs of the current government in Madrid were folded and turned into an “enlightened” fleet of small paper boats only to be flushed down the street during a ritual cleaning: once the installation was completed the wet and now unreadable, paper boats were picked up and deposited into paper recycling containers.

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Lost Street Art of London: a Lomo series by Gavin Hammond

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Thursday 18 October 2012

Graffiti and street art have always been transient forms of self-expression. Deemed by many to be mere acts of vandalism, the artists’ work generally exists only for a very short period of time (unless we’re talking Banksy, Bambi or Roa), before being washed away in the next public clean-up.

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New illustrations by Japanese artist Mozneko

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By Nini Baseema in New Illustration on Thursday 18 October 2012

Mozneko is an illustrator from Sapporo-shi, in Japan. All of his works are pretty cute and seem to be inspired by innocent drawings of children. If I had a fairytale book to illustrate, I’d want him to do the job.

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Ratatat: Old School Ska Punk by UK’s The Skints

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Ok, seat belts fastened? Here come The Skints from the UK. Old School Ska Punk meets East London Reggae: a safe way to get any party started, if you ask me.

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New tumblr: posters and art found on Berlin streets

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By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Posters of Berlin is a tumblr showcasing posters and art found in the streets of the German capital. Some of the featured works are commercial, others are just meant to make the viewer hesitate and think. All of them provide a great visual footprint of the unique cultural scene of one of my favourite cities.

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The Heidelberg Project: 3D graffiti by Tyree Guyton

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 16 October 2012

The Heidelberg Project was started in 1986 by Tyree Guyton. He decorated the houses in his neighborhood using paint and salvaged objects from the street, thereby turning a once-threatened area into a tourist sensation. With the Heidelberg Project, the Detroit-based artist has drawn attention to the plight of his home city’s forgotten neighborhoods. He calls his art 3D Graffiti, or Guerilla architecture. His vision was to transform the two block area in Detroit where his work is to be seen into a state of the art Cutural Village. I say, mission accomplished.

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Lego reenactment of the Stratos jump

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Monday 15 October 2012

For those of you who have missed the extraordinary Stratos Jump by Felix Baumgartner on Sunday, here’s a little recap of it. All done in Lego.

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USB Typewriters for your computer and iPad

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By Nini Baseema in Tech on Thursday 20 September 2012

For those of you who are tired of using stereotypical computer keyboards, here’s the latest gadget from vintage design heaven. These antique typewriters have been modified to work as a fully functional USB Keyboard for PC, Mac and iPad. I don’t know about their usability, but they sure look sexy to me.

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The Cassette-To-iPod Converter

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By Nini Baseema in Tech on Tuesday 11 September 2012

Ok, now that’s a device I have been waiting for. All my eighties mixtapes that I couldn’t bring myself to throw away were not saved in vain. This new awesome casette to iPod converter makes it possible to safe what’s not available as CD or MP3 these days. Great idea! What took them so long?

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Portraits of music heroes made from CDs

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 14 August 2012

We like music. We like collages. We like recylcling art. And we love the recent PIRACY Exhibition by Italian Mirco Pagano. He throws a bunch of CDs on the floor and arranges them so that the images of legendary music heroes appear. Awesome!

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Afghanistan in Photos

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Tuesday 31 July 2012

It’s summer, everyone else around me seems to be on holiday, and I spend most of my day sitting in the office filling in for the rest of the world. At least, that’s how it feels to me at the moment. A welcome distraction and source of inspiration is this Facebook page and Tumblr blog I recently discovered. Afghanistan in Photos does both: the photos please the artistic eye and they invite the viewer on a virtual trip to a distant land filled with beautiful people and outstanding landscapes. Hurray for virtual traveling like that.

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Beautiful Land Art series by Walter Mason

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Seneca, one of my favourite philosophers, once coined the phrase: ‘All art is an imitation of nature’. I wonder how he would have described this beautiful series by Berlin-based artist Walter Mason. He takes all kinds of elements from nature, alters them in his own peculiar way (for example, by rearranging stones or leaves, applying water drops, cutting patterns or stiching out patterns), and then documents the output in a beautiful picture series.

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New music by singer-songwriter Jesse Marchant

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Tuesday 17 July 2012

Jesse Marchant is the singer-songwriter behind the artist pseudonym JBM. He has recently released his second album, Stray Ashes, a true pearl for everyone who enjoys a quiet tune. Accompanying the new record, JBM has uploaded a nice selection of videos, with him and his band recording at the Isokon studio. The little series is […]

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Incredible video for new Justice single

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Tuesday 17 July 2012

Justice is a French DJ duo with a knack for combining their music with extraordinary visuals. The latest strike is the video for the tune, New Lands. It was created by the Spaniards, CANADA. The enourmous production was shot in the Olympic center in Barcelona and is one of the coolest music videos I have seen in […]

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