From the disco and rock sounds of 70s Nigeria, to the golden age of Panamanian music, Benin’s Afro-Latin grooves, Colombia’s champeta, and Afro sounds, Soundway’s mission is to present the best in obscure A-sides, B-sides and album cuts that have remained unavailable. Until now.
A friend told me to look up Mariana Monteagudo’s artwork. She recommended it because I have a tendency to be drawn to cute, yet creepy art. I was blown away by it. Her work consists of large, ceramic art dolls. I may be strange, but I thought they were less creepy and more cute. She’s a Venezuelan artist with a new show called, Humanoid, running at Space 2 in Bogota, Colombia.
Do I like dogs? Yes. Do I like jumpers? Yes. Do I think WARMI’s jumpers with dogs on them are amazing? I sure do! The brand was created in 2008 by French-Colombian designer Sylvia Toth and all the clothes are hand knitted by women weavers of the villages of Tausa and Sutatausa in Colombia.
Any tried and true foodie in Buenos Aires is an assiduous follower of Chef Diego Felix’s’ closed door restaurant, Casa Felix. Typically, however, his inspired pescatarian eats are only available a few months out of the year in Buenos Aires while the rest of the time, the Felix clan travels through Argentina, San Francisco, New York, Puerto Rico, and Latin America, generally, hosting closed door diners around the world. Luckily for all of us here in Buenos Aires, his contemporary yet distinctively regional fare can now be found in private events around the city as well thanks to the super exclusive Oasis Clubhouse.
Much like Tom Friedman, Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe uses every day objects and unexpected but readily available materials – pennies, shoelaces, warped records: to create elaborate conceptual sculptures. Uribe’s work, however, is more representational and overtly narrative, touching on themes of war, poverty, industrial excess, and his Catholic upbringing.
If you’re craving a small tutorial with your cup of joe, head straight to Mecca Espresso in Sydney’s inner-city ‘burb, Ultimo. With a dedicated coffee education and demo area for masters classes and tastings, Mecca’s Harris St. space is here to help you sort your Hario siphons from your Aeropresses and everything in between.
For the foodie looking to wrap their tonsils around the next big thing, comes this offering from our friends over at Think Geek: ‘the world’s largest ant, a delicacy from the Colombian Amazon’.
De Juepuchas is a Colombian duo created by Diego Maldonado and Andres Silva to explore, with a creative approach, the soundtrack of a generation raised in Colombia in the 80s and 90s.
Illustrator Paola Gaviria works out of Cali, Colombia, doing Action Drawing at Lugar a dudas, having spent last year in Amazonia, where she set up a club through which her neighbors could learn more about the arts, themselves and their environment. Another project she is involved is a blog where a group of female artists […]
From the same folks that provide your monkey-picked tea, come Giant Toasted Ants. Yup, that’s right: ants from the Colombian Amazon, toasted to taste like bacon (so they say) and sealed up in a reusable pouch for your snacking pleasure.
Down an unassuming street in the La Macarena neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia humbly sits one of the city’s sexiest dining spots: Leo Cocina y Cava. It is here that Chef Leonor Espinoza saturates Colombian comfort food — mainly from the coast — with intense doses of creativity to produce fresh, contemporary dishes with a clean presentation and knock-out appeal.
Young Colombian artist and photographer Daniel Santiago Salguero creates images from simple digital photographs to personal diaries which drive a world of imagination, colors and unique perspectives.
The fact that this paintball portrait of Marylin Monroe done by Colombian collective Bon Yurt was a group effort makes it all the more impressive, with each shooter sticking precisely to his assigned color field without being distracted by his fellow gunmen. I wonder if this would work with real bullets.
I’m off to Toronto this weekend to check out a few of the films that are screening as part of the Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF] — a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization. All up, there will be 335 films from 64 countries screening over ten days, so I’ll be scrambling to fit a few in, […]
Thomas Haas seems to be equally known for his handmade chocolates, truffles, and pastries, as he is for the packages that wrap-up these mouth-watering sweets. German-born, Vancouver-based Haas produces gorgeous — and addictive — chocolates, cakes, and cookies using high-quality ingredients sourced from around the world.