Archive for May, 2012

Color Vixen: A Splash of Color from Pinterest
By May 29, 2012
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Here’s this month’s latest color inspiration, drawn from our latest Pinterest pin board, in the category of color!

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Denver’s Public Art Boom: 4 Sculptures Making a Big Splash
By May 21, 2012
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The mile high city seems to have public art springing up on every corner these days. Check out some of these innovative works:

The Big Blue Bear

“I See What You Mean” by Lawrence Argent
(Corner of 14th Street and Stout Street)

At the Denver convention center a big blue bear sculpted in geometric angles towers 40 feet high against the convention center’s glass walls. Seeming to peer through the glass, this bear is a downtown icon. Made from composite materials, its form was extrapolated from 3D digital images then built from over 4,000 interlocking concrete and polymer triangles.

Above & Beyond, Hong Kong
By May 17, 2012
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Perched 28 floors up at the top of Hong Kong’s fashionable Hotel ICON in Kowloon, Above & Beyond serves up dim-sum and seasonal Cantonese cuisine amid a spectacular harbor view. This upscale restaurant is just minutes away from the bustling urban center of Tsim Sha Tsui, buzzing with shops, restaurants and museums. However, all that excitement melts away the minute you step into Above & Beyond’s sleek, modern realm.

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Crispy Pork.

Live Tweet Tasting at Panzano
By May 11, 2012

We’re doing a live tweet tasting at Panzano restaurant in downtown Denver tonight starting at 6:30p. Follow along via #Panzano or at @CultureVixen. See you there!

Go-Go-Gadget Watch!
By May 11, 2012
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Sure you can clip your nano to anything within arms reach, but if you nod off at work while daydreaming of a top secret life as a double-o or reminiscing about inspector gadget, you know that the nano could be so much more. With music, photos, and all manner of Q inspired gadgetry tucked inside, it could easily be the ultimate all-purpose watch. First, however, you’ll need the ultimate watchband. Enter LunaTik’s CMYK TikTok watch straps for the iPod Nano. Are they worth the geek factor appeal? Are all Nano bands created equal? We took the TikTok CMYK for a spin to find out.

An Interview with Gabriel Campanario, the Seattle Sketcher
By May 7, 2012
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Building cityscapes out of pen, ink and watercolors, Gabriel Campanario can be seen throughout the streets of Seattle capturing the city’s subtle nuances and familiar landmarks both in the pages of his sketchbooks and in his Seattle Sketcher column for the Seattle Times. Even more inspirational is Gabriel’s dedication to the art of sketching. Seeking artistic community and a place to share and celebrate ideas, he spearheaded the Urban Sketchers movement, created to connect artists the world over through the art of sketching. With a network of sketch groups in over 30 countries around the globe, urban sketchers draw on location, immortalizing their cities through lines and colors, and visually sharing their adventures with each other and the world online.

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Sketch by sketch, Urban Sketchers has grown and gained momentum, with the latest project resulting in a book filled with over 500 illustrations by artists of all backgrounds. The book not only showcases artists’ sketchbooks, but also discusses each artist’s inspirations, drawing process, and techniques. Inspired to grab her pen and watercolors and start sketching on the spot, Culture Vixen’s Gayle Wheatley caught up with Gabriel to find out more about his illustrated life.

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