Archive for March, 2012

Stella Im Hultberg
By March 26, 2012
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Stella Im Hultberg* is a talented painter living and working in Brooklyn whose work is wonderfully ethereal. She was born in South Korea and raised in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and later California. Her work has an enchanting quality to it, and her sketchbooks are especially fun. You can even browse though entire sketchbook collections on her website.

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Tim Biskup: Fresh Style
By March 19, 2012
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I’ve been following the work of Tim Biskup for some time now. Born and raised in Southern California, his work is colorful and abundant. I was especially impressed with his 100 Paintings book, filled with “his bizarre world of oozing monsters, delicate birds and abstract flourishes”.* 

Palm Springs City Guide: Desert Modernism
By March 13, 2012
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There’s no place like Palm Springs when it comes to retro-inspired design culture and iconic modern architecture. Sandwiched in the desert half way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Palm Springs is an oasis of pure Hollywood glamour fused with a bit of flamboyant Las Vegas spirit. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy some classic Southern California poolside culture.

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Southern California pool culture at the Riviera Palm Springs.

Iconic Mid-century Modern Architecture

Home to the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture, Palm Springs is sprinkled with iconic homes designed by the likes of Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and John Lautner. For architecture buffs there are plenty of home tours, and once a year Palm Springs celebrates its architectural glory during Modernism Week.

Crazy Cool Graffiti Art in a French Hotel
By March 8, 2012
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In the Hôtel Au Vieux Panier in Marseille, France, there’s half a room that is tagged like crazy with all colors of the rainbow. The other half? Stark, zen-like, and white. Imagine the view from the bed: look right, modern and contemplative. Look left, riotous expression. The artist? Tilt.

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Naked Lunch
By March 5, 2012
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Activists from Anima Naturalis staged this street scene in Barcelona to raise awareness about animal cruelty.

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