Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- "VOGUE" BY RIVE

"Vogue" is the latest music from electro-pop duo Rive.
 


Monday, March 27, 2017

MODEL PORTRAIT- ETHAN, KIROH, QUINTON AND TYLER (ELMER OLSEN MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

MODEL PORTRAITS BY EDWIN CABRERA
Model: Ethan, Kiroh, Quinton, Tyler (ELMER OLSEN MODELS)

ART INSPIRATION- TEIJI HAYAMA (PAINTINGS)

Teiji Hayama is a Japanese painter and now based in Switzerland. A fashion design graduate who worked with Issey Miyake is now known for his supernaturalism elongated, porcelain skinned females paintings. His paintings combine western and Japanese influences, mixing Greek mythology, Christian art and contemporary Japanese pop culture. The innocence and vulnerability that are often characteristics of Japanese pop arts are juxtaposed with religious and spiritual symbols.

Hayama also wants to show the transition from childhood to adolescence, a physical and mental transitional stage involving social and psychological changes. “I want my portraits to have a psychological charge and the viewer to feel the fragility of this phase of life”. His work depicts young girls evolving physically and mentally evolving into women






Friday, March 24, 2017

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - " ROULE" BY SOPRANO

French, Saïd M'Roumbaba, better known by his stage name Soprano is a French rapper of Comorian descent. He was a part of the rap group Psy 4 de la Rime. Saïd was fascinated with American R&B and hip-hop artists such as Michael Jackson and Kris Kross.

He formed a hip-hop crew of his own, with two members from his parents' native Comoros and the fourth from Morocco. He and friends became important players in the years when European hip-hop's foundation. He earned a reputation for a lyrical intuition and insight uncommon in the genre. The quartet named themselves Psy 4 de la Rime (Four Psychiatrists of Rhyme).




ART INSPIRATION - WILLY VERGINER (SCULPTURES)

Italian artist Willy Verginer works are both combination realism , surrealism and with a touch of whimsy.  His wooden sculptures sculptures are carved from solid pieces of lindenwood and often dipped in bold colours and patterns,







Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SHORT FILM- "DEAR EUROPE" BY ERICA GOROCHOW

Dear Europe is a collaborative video about the upcoming European elections and how lessons gleaned from Brexit and Trump, might relate. The piece was made by artists who call the US and the UK home. Turn on closed captions for French, Dutch and German and Italian!


Dear Europe from PepRally on Vimeo.


Thursday, March 09, 2017

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "FEEL IT STILL" BY PORTUGAL, THE MAN

Here is the latest single and video from Indie rockers Portugal. The Man titled "Feel It Still".

Viewed on YouTube, the video reads as a typical music video ,but when viewed on feelitstill.com the video becomes what the band calls a "#resist toolkit."

You are encouraged to click on various Easter eggs throughout the video, which collect in the toolkit on the screen. When you  go to the toolkit, you can click through various eggs to perform various actions such as donating to the ACLU, reading about global warming dislocation, and getting information on how to contact your representatives in Congress.







Monday, March 06, 2017

ART HAPPENING - YAYOI KUSAMA'S "INFINITY MIRRORS' AT AGO (ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO)

TORONTO—Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, the first institutional survey exhibition to explore the evolution of the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive infinity rooms, will embark on the most significant North American tour of her work in nearly two decades.  Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors provides visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once, alongside large-scale, whimsical installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present.






Thursday, March 02, 2017

SHORT FILM- "SOAR" BY ALYCE TZUE

This is a award-winning, beautiful and magical animated short film. It is inspired by Studio Ghibli and Pixar. The fairytale-like storyline, ‘Soar’ explores kindness, hope and perseverance with a glimmer of magic. "Soar" is about a young girl’s encounter with a miniature boy pilot who drops out of the sky on a broken flying machine. Now she must race against time to return him home, before her new friend becomes stranded on Earth forever.






SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "THAT'S WHAT I LIKE" BY BRUNO MARS

This is one of favourites song from Bruno Mar's latest album "24K MAGIC". The music video was directed by Mars and Jonathan Lia.

"That's What I Like" was co-written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Johnathan Yip, Ray Romulus, Jeremy Reeves and Ray McCullough II.




Thursday, February 16, 2017

TODD SNYDER MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2017-2018

Todd Snyder men's fall-winter 2017-2018 collection.





3.1 PHILIP LIM MEN'S FALL-WINER 2017-2018 FEAT. PAOLO ROLDAN

Designer Phillip Lim showed his fall 2017 menswear collection in a series of intimate photograph instead of a runway show, using male model Paolo Roldan as a muse and stylist.




SHORT FILM- "FIRST NIGHTOUT" BY WILL MAYO

Here's a short film that won awards on various Short film festival all over the world.

When a dinning out with oneself comes to mean so much more.

 


SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "SAME DRUGS" BY CHANCE THE RAPPER

Here's Grammy Award winner Indie Artist Chance the Rapper new song, "Same Drugs". It's from his 2016 Coloring Book project. He premiered the new visual on Facebook Live on Monday. “Same Drugs” describes the relationship between Chance and a girl from his childhood. Realizing that they no longer share the same interests and experiences that they did as children, Chance reflects nostalgically on their shared youth and explores his own feelings of loss around growing up.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ART INSPIRATION - WU JIAHUI (JIAHUI WU) SCULPTURES

Beijing-based artist Wu Jiahui's (Jiahui Wu) sculptures are majority based on girls. She believes as a female artist, she can naturally show more emotional nuances in her creations. Her works reflect the different stages of her growing up. Her works echoes her positive view and experiences in life. The little girl character is the reflection of herself when she was little.


"Beautiful Legend" by Wu Jiahui


"Blossom Tree Waiting For You To Appear" by by Wu Jiahui

Friday, February 03, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

ART HAPPENING - "SHAME AND PREJUDICE: A STORY OF RESILIENCE" BY KENT MONKMAN (IUNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ART CENTRE)

As Canada celebrates its 150 years this year, it's very important to reflect those last 150 years in terms of Indigenous perspective. The exhibition "Shame and Prejudice: A story of resilience" by Kent Monkman that opens on January 26, 2017, at University of Toronto Art Centre.

The exhibit takes the viewer on a journey through Canada’s history that starts in the present and takes us back to a hundred and fifty years before Confederation. It shows archival objects alongside new, canvases created by Monkman. It narrates a story of Canada through the lens of First Nations’ resilience.

“It was a pretty deliberate effort to have people reflect on the last 150 years in terms of the Indigenous experience, Canada’s 150 years old—what does that mean for the First People? When I thought about it, I thought it includes the worst period, because it goes all the way back to the signing of the treaties, the beginning of the reserve system, this legacy of incarceration, residential schools, sickness, the removal of children in the ’60s, missing and murdered women. “So there’s a lot of material in the show that tries to encompass and stitch together this narrative that reflects back on 150 years... “I can’t think about the Indigenous experience without being critical of colonial policies that were genocidal, There is no lighter version of that—it’s pretty clear that I have to speak directly to these issues.”- Kent Monkman

"CASH FOR SOULS" BY KENT MONKMAN 


"DEATH OF THE VIRGIN ( AFTER CARAVAGGIO) BY KENT MONKMAN


 "THE BEARS OF CONFEDERATION" BY KENT MONKMAN

SHORT FILM- "1500 WORDS" BY ANDREW CHAPLIN

What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live? What would you say? When Stanley Franks is told he has 1500 words left to live, he faces a battle to keep both his marriage and himself alive using the fewest words possible.

It's a funny, charming and heartbreaking short film.

 

ART- "THE MARRIAGE" BY NOREEN LOH HUI MIUN

Malaysian artist, Noreen Loh Hui Miun  ongoing sculptural series titled “The Marriage,”combines elements from real and fictional plantlife to create entirely new beautiful species. The enchanting and fragile looking sculptures starts with dried plant components like branches and moss to which she adds cut laminate petals reminiscent of reptile scales and other colorful components.

Miun known to explores different medium to express her creativity and unique experimental spirits. The whimsical sculptures were inspired by the structures of real flowers, each art piece blurs the lines between form and beauty, fantasy and life.

 "The Marriage"& "The Marriage II", is a series of flora sculptures installation handcrafted with lamitak’s imitation wood to mirror its origins and demonstrate its versatility.  The  imagination and reality come together in this collection of mixed media floral sculptures.





Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SHORT FILM - "EVERY SHIRT MATTERS" BY STUDIO FOX

Here's a short charming animation with powerful message that shows the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of people die in the Mediterranean Sea each and every year.





HERMES MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2017-2018

Designer Véronique Nichanian showed a lot of asymmetric coats mingle with contrasting lines and patchworks for luxury house HERMES men's fall-winter 2017-2018 collection.









Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Y-3 MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2017-2018

Y-3 is the most successful designer and sports wear brand collaborations. That's why it's most copied formula for any sport wear companies who want to have join project with designer house. Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas explore the relationship between nature and technology for fall-winter 2017-2018 collection.

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ISSEY MIYAKE MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2017-2018

Designer Yusuke Takahashi for Issey Miyake was inspired by botanical and forests for “mobile workwear” for men's fall collection. There were a wide mixture of textures and prints used on suits, jackets, sweaters. The outerwears came in various shapes and sizes.





Monday, January 23, 2017

SHORT FILM - "LA MADRE BUENA ( THE GOOD MOTHER) BY SARAH CLIFT

Here's another award winning short film.  It the topical tale of a Mexican mother torn between her politics and pleasing her only son’s request – to have a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party.
 


ART HAPPENING- “MARKING THE INFINITE: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS FROM ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA” (MIAMI)

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU presents Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, featuring the work of nine contemporary women artists hailing from remote Aboriginal areas: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

Until the 1980s the women in these Aboriginal cultures were not given the opportunity to paint for the market. As Aboriginal Australian men began to claim a viable market for their art production, women followed suit. This exhibition also narrates a story about a deeply profound sisterhood of women artists, who have risen to the challenge of becoming new leaders of their communities.

The Miami leg of this North American tour features the full breadth of the collection with seventy works showcased in the museum’s Grand Galleries, spanning more than 4,000 square feet. Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl have lent the artworks, many of which are being seen publicly for the first time. The opening reception is free and open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 28 (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.), on view through May 7


Friday, January 20, 2017

SHORT FILM- "HOW ARTISTS RESPOND TO POLITICAL CRISES" BY MOMA (THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART)

Art and artistic expression help people reflect, produce and share knowledge. Here is a short film from The Museum of Modern Art that tackles three artist Dorothea Lange, Martha Rosler, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres in how they responded to the social, cultural and political issues of their time. 

"There is no such thing as an apolitical or inert artwork." —Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
 




Thursday, January 19, 2017

VALENTINO MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2017-2018

Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino was inspired by Francis Bacon, artist Jamie Reid and punks for his men's fall-winter 2017-2018 collection.






Monday, January 16, 2017

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- "DON'T LET GO" BY STRONG ASIAN MOTHERS

London trio Strong Asian Mothers (comprised of childhood friends Amer Chadha Patel, Josh Stadlen and Kalim Patel)has been receiving wide critical acclaim and making waves on London underground scenes with their live performances. The electro-pop group released this great rework of the En Vogue's soul classic, "Don't Let Go". Vocals, Keys / Kalim "K.9. aka Khushi aka Kali P" Patel
Drums / Josh "Yoshi Music aka Rogan Josh aka J-Dilla-Worth aka " Dilworth Stadlen
Keys, Sampling, Vocals / Amer "Chocolate Susan" Chadha - Patel


 


Sunday, January 15, 2017

MONCLER GAMME BLEU MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2017-2018

Thom Browne used ropes are the main motif for his Moncler Gamme Bleu men's fall-winter 2017-2018 collection that's centered on the concept of mountaineering and hiking.. The show is the reflection of the synergy of Moncler’s expertise in active sportswear and outerwear with the hand-made tailoring sensibility of Thom Browne.






VERSACE MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2017-2018