In the world of art, anything and everything can be your canvas. Recently, the University of Iowa discovered a four-volume set of books from 1837. These books contain ‘fore-edge paintings’ – works of art that can only be revealed when you fan the pages part-way open.
Created from shoes that were present or somehow involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston Shoes is a photo series that tells the stories from the tragedy. The project invited anyone involved to submit a photo of their shoes. Whether the shoes were running in the race, there on the feet of a first responder, or […]
Oh wow. These photos were taken during the 1920s and 30s in and around Boston by Leslie Jones, a staff photographer at the Boston-Herald Traveler newspaper. When he died in 1967, 34,000 of his prints were donated to the Boston Public Library, including these incredible snapshots of modern urban life in progress.
Nobody likes mushy mushrooms, and everybody likes helping the planet (right?). Well, Bruno Super Deluxe, an up-and-coming design company based in Boston, lets you save the world and keep your veggies fresh at the same time.
Illustrator and multi-instrumentalist Adam McElreath has been making D.I.Y. records in his room for the past six years under the moniker Big Big Buildings. After a string of EPs, Big Big Buildings released the first full-length album, Be Not Aglow, on October 13. It’s for you to stream at Soundcloud.
There are some stunning photos on the Boston website from the Opening Ceremony for the 16th Asian Games, which kicked off recently in Guangzhou, China, and featured the usual over the top display of lazers, dancing and fireworks.
The historical Old South Meeting House Clock has been restored in Boston. It’s been running since the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. Craftsman David Webb took part in the rebuilding of the clock that is a big piece in the history of Boston.
If you’ve ever known the mouth-watering appeal of well photographed food, then the Eat the Art exhibition now on in Boston may be the place for you. This lip-smacking exhibit brings together a smorgasbord of food as art themed pieces from more than forty-two artists. Using various media, artists showcase everything from a miniature cocktail dress made out of the skins of clementines to flowers made of jelly beans. One of the highlights includes several of Andy Warhol’s iconic food-themed pieces. Eat the Art is on now until the month’s end.
For some, Banq resembles a cave, for others, the desert. But whatever the curvaceous layers of blond birch sweeping across the soaring ceilings at this Boston-based restaurant are reminiscent of, the uniqueness of its sleek and sexy design are indisputable. Tables made of recycled bamboo, exposed brick walls, and other smartly executed details all add to the restaurant’s dynamic atmosphere.
I’ve been into this song for some time, with its overt sixties influences, melodies and structure, all locked in and given a push along by the solid ‘thwump’ of a watertight kick drum. It’s dreamy, drifty, pure escapism, like a light Sangria on a sparkling summer’s day. The band, Chester French, have released the track […]
Now I’m sure you think you’ve got better things to talk about than storing vegetables in your fridge. Well, that was until you heard what the designer for Bruno Super Deluxe was up too. This Boston-based label is redefining mushroom and garlic storage as we know it by creating reusable bags for vegies that just […]
Swapping life in Boston for the wide spaces of Santa Fe, Mexican artist Brian Willmont is creating pieces that are described as ‘Technicolor American folklore’. His work explores themes such as American history within dreamscapes. I particularly love the work from Feudal Echo, a show he shares with Alex Lukas at San Francisco’s Park Life […]