Making empathy permanent through tattoos

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By Jenn in New Design on Saturday 6 August 2011

People care about a world crisis, until the next thing comes along. The Social Tattoo Project addresses this by tattooing volunteers with issues that the Twitter community votes deserve to be made permanent. Our brave volunteers know nothing about the tattoo they will receive, but dedicate their skin for the sake of empathy. Our last tattoo over Japan took place at the Social Tattoo Project gallery in New York City.

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Plastic Robot Dreams of Electric Bunnies

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By PR in New Art on Wednesday 3 August 2011

Plastic Robot is a diverse artist working with photography, painting, drawing and collage. Commonly found throughout his artworks are highly personal subjects. He generously allows us into his world of love and defeat, beauty and misconduct. His artworks are directly inspired by, and connected to, his personal life and he creates with clarity and compassion. And never without bite.

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Limited edition abstract Street Art Pillows from JMR

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By Adri Cowan in New Products on Saturday 2 July 2011

During the Fountain Art Fair in New York, hot new DUMBO, Brooklyn-based street art gallery, Mighty Tanaka, released a line of pillows designed by world-renowned artist, JMR.

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A 16,000 sq foot playground installation in New York

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By Afrobeta in New Events on Wednesday 8 June 2011

Our friends, who are also fellow Miamians, are building Rainbow City in the lot on 30th St in the Chelsea art district. We were lucky enough to experience it during Art Basel Miami. The 16,000 square foot playground installation runs from June 8 until July 5. Enjoy!

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Want to work for Aesop?

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By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 8 June 2011

We love Aesop. We love their aesthetic (the stores are literally out of this world), their products, and their name. So we’re buzzed to be able to tell you that they’re seeking applicants to join their retail network. Current vacancy locations include (but are not limited to) Sydney, New York, London and Paris. So if you’re in the market for a new challenge and you have a demonstrated ability to engage and respond to people, a positive attitude, and willingness to understand the world of Aesop, then this could be the new career for you. Oh, and you’ll have clearer skin than all your friends. Bonus!

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Dear Japan art event in New York

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By Yuko Shimizu in New Events on Friday 3 June 2011

Come out to a gallery in Soho, New York, on Saturday afternoon and purchase art for your home for a good cause. The one evening event Dear Japan has been organized by a group of Japanese artists who live in New York. It features 170 illustrators and fine artists, and all the works are $200 or under. It’s a small portion of what most of the participating artists would normally sell their work for. Of course, I am donating for this good cause, too.

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Loving Day celebrations in New York

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By Ken Tanabe in New Events on Friday 3 June 2011

Did you know that interracial marriage was illegal in the United States until 1967? A Supreme Court case, perfectly named Loving vs. Virginia, ended those laws. The anniversary of that case is now celebrated as Loving Day. The flagship celebration in New York on Sunday, June 12, will feature DJ Spooky, free BBQ all day, […]

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Mark Grotjahn’s Nine Faces at Anton Kern gallery

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By Scott Ogden in New Events on Thursday 2 June 2011

This show of new paintings by Mark Grotjahn is up at Anton Kern until June 25. If you find yourself anywhere near New York, it’s a must see.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks

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By Nate Frizzell in New Music on Monday 30 May 2011

I came across We Were Promised Jetpacks a couple years ago on satellite radio when I was driving from New York to Los Angeles with a friend. I grabbed the album (These Four Walls) when I got home and I’ve been hooked ever since. I can listen to their song, Keeping Warm [listen below], on a loop all day.

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The cheery minimalism of Ina Jang

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By Samantha Levin in New Art on Wednesday 18 May 2011

Ina Jang’s photography is extraordinarily unique. Her compositions playfully fool with depth, her images gently and humorously introducing new meanings to familiar objects. Ina’s photos, carefully planned and executed, often involve cutting, gluing and pasting mundane objects, such as paper and cotton balls, and layering them with figures in extremely minimal spaces.

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Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York

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By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Monday 18 April 2011

The vast majority of everyday New Yorkers would turn a blind eye to Dylan’s Candy Bar as they walk along Fifth Avenue. For us foreigners, however, it’s a magical sugared retreat that would never be taken for granted.

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Word On The Street

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 5 April 2011

Word On The Street is a fascinating, frequently updated blog of street interviews mainly of random people in New York City. I’d love for Peter Madsen, the freelance writer behind the blog, to come down to Baltimore sometime. There are some really interesting characters around here.

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The Hipster Trap

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By Zolton in New Trends on Sunday 3 April 2011

What would it take to ensnare a Williamsburg hipster? Not much, by the looks of it. Jeff Greenspan and Hunter Fine have set up a series of Hipster Traps in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with some sure-fire lures to entice even the most wary of tattooed baristas. The bait? A Holga 120N camera, some fluoro sunglasses, a yellow bicycle chain, a can of PBR, and a pack of American Spirits. Damn, I’m getting tempted myself.

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Fifteen artists interpret South Park

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By Lamia Larkin in New Events on Thursday 31 March 2011

It’s hard to believe that South Park has been on television for fifteen years now, but it has. And to celebrate, artist (and Lost At E Minor contributor) Ron English has curated an art show on the beloved crude animated series.

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ArtIsEpic

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Wednesday 30 March 2011

It’s a little hard to keep up with the work of one of New York’s coolest underground artists, ArtIsEpic, considering his current focus doesn’t include exhibiting in galleries. Rather, Fernando Leon’s motive is to keep on creating. The painter has generated a lot of buzz for his appealing urban clothing apparel designs, but his private art collection are the real gems that most people aren’t aware of.

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