Maggie Austin Cake in Washington, DC

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Monday 6 December 2010

If you thought it was impossible for something to be too pretty too eat, you may reconsider after taking a gander at the luxury line of cakes and cookies at Maggie Austin Cake in Washington, DC. Maggie LaBaugh, the veritable mastermind behind the whole operation, was a former classical ballet dancer who now runs a custom cake design shop that will literally make your jaw drop. Maggie draws on her earlier training to create exquisite confections using clean lines, classic simplicity, and sheer elegance. She employs a strong artistic structure taking inspiration from famous sculptures, painting movements and even the realm of haute couture.

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Billboard that advertises clean air, literally

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By J Dubbs in Cool Travel on Thursday 4 November 2010

People travelling across the USA-Canada border (near Vancouver) might catch a glimpse of a newly erected billboard that advertises ‘clean air’. Created by Lead Pencil Studio, and funded by the US government, this creative piece is made from stainless steel rods, framing the clean air of Blaine, Washington.

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Win a double pass to the Peats Ridge Festival

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By Zolton in New Prizes on Wednesday 27 October 2010

Held in the beautiful Glenworth Valley, just an hour north of Sydney, the Peats Ridge Festival runs for 3 days over New Years. It’s NSW’s largest music/camping festival. We have a double pass to give away to a randomly selected LAEM subscriber who leaves a note under this post with the act you’re most looking forward to seeing perform there.

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Garric Simonsen

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By Ilana Kohn in New Art on Friday 28 August 2009

Spontaneous, loose and moody, like a hurricane blasting through an art supply store, the work of Washington artist Garric Simonsen is just a little Basquiat — with droll humor mixed up and splattered all over a canvas. I can’t help but chuckle at titles like Damn I Just Ruined My Best Shirt and Ha, Ha, […]

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I Want You magazine new edition

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Wednesday 15 July 2009

I Want You is a cool limited print edition, quarterly art magazine published and designed by the Dumb Eyes design studio in Seattle, Washington, Published in a beautiful, full-color, large format and expanded online, each page of the print edition consists of an image from a series of the featured artist’s work and a url that leads you to their profile on the I Want You website. [Illustration by Izzie Klingels]

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MC Wale Folarin

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By Michaella Solar-March in New Music on Wednesday 8 July 2009

More often than not, internet-only hip hop mix tapes are released by wannabe rappers whose lyrics and delivery are derivative and uninspired, and who’ll never get enough weight behind them for a full length release. 24 year-old Washington MC Wale Folarin is different. Mixed by one of New York’s best hip hop DJs, Nick Catchdubs, and produced by 9th Wonder and Mark Ronson (who signed Wale in 2007 to his Allido label), his latest offering Back To The Feature solidifies Wale as a confident, engaging lyricist with a true talent for cross-genre appropriations.

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The amazing adventures of a guy named Garrett

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 9 April 2008

Garrett Miller is a designer and artist living in Washington, DC. His mostly digital work ‘explores ideas of innocence and adventure’.

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