Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
One of the greatest surrealist painters of any generation, Salvador Dali’s efforts were recently commemorated in the opening of a museum in his honor. The museum located in St. Petersburg, Florida is a 68,000 square foot space which boasts the largest collection of the painter’s work. Just as stunning as Dali’s artwork is the architectural design of the space which also had to be mindful of the region’s yearly hurricane situation. Both paying tribute as well as ensuring intelligent and functional design were two important issues that required addressing. The museum’s design is made up of two juxtaposing elements, a “treasure box” made of unfinished concrete with a glass atrium that allows natural light in. Dali’s personal interest in spirals are notable throughout the space. The project was achieved thanks largely in part to the efforts of HOK.
In an upcoming publication by TASCHEN and Leonhard Emmerling, a biographical look into the prominent artist’s life is offered. The book is part of TASCHEN’s “Basic Art Series” collection which uncover in chronological order “the artist’s life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist.” Approximately 100 pages of illustrations will compliment the 96 page book which will be available soon through select channels including Amazon.
In a time where hiphop is refreshed with up-and-coming MCs, the story of 22-year old Texas native Preface brings some excitement to the game in Dallas. Influenced by the greatest, Pref's lyrics touch on everything from the struggles of his upbringing to the ups and downs of relationship drama. With his producer Perplex providing innovative beats that leave you questioning reality, Preface is evolving through barriers... and he don't stop.
Check it out for yourself as he has released a new 6-track EP. The beats are dope, the lyrics are on point, you do your part and download and listen to it
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Good friend of mine, Josh Stuart, I call him Jersh, is having a solo show right before leaving for NYC to explore and create more amazing art. The show will be open for the month of February, but you don't want to miss out on the reception night.It will be a bad ass party.
Reception night is February 10, from 6-9pm at the ArtSpace - Metropolitan Press. Come out and support local Dallas artist.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Each jar's laboratory-inspired packaging lends a modern feel to the product, while the honey itself actually comes in a more natural state than most conventional brands. Whereas many mass producers heat their honey and press it through very fine filters which not only destroys natural enzymes but also alters the taste, Luster's honey is raw and unfiltered.
Ballard honey sells in 22-ounce jars at vendors throughout the Northwest, as well as online from Blackbird for $21 per jar
The latest issue of the bi-annual Man About Town is hitting newsstands this month. The theme: “Life’s a beach – the Winter Sun Issue ” is the second issue for the Paris-based creative consultancy Atelier Franck Durand, who explored the West Coast American spirit for the Autumn/Winter Issue.” Profiles on Raf Simons and others fill the pages. Worth picking up.
The work of Scott Schumann aka The Sartorialist has always fascinated me. The way he captures a culture through a moment has brought up an very influential blog in the street fashion genre. I personally visit this blog at least 3 times a week, not only for ideas, but because Scott has created some sort of romantic space in which through his photographs one can sense the timeless value of such pictures. Watch it and he'll explain it better.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Just before the year ended, Centre moved shop to a bigger and cooler spot at Mockingbird Station. It's new integration, ATAMA, opened up at Centre's new location and they opened up with their first annual Munny design contest, Show Me The Munny!. They invited 5 talented artist from the Dallas area to customize a Mega Munny, and the outcome was dope.
At the spot was Don Julio for some margaritas, food from Urban Taco and beats by Sober.
Feature artist were: Cody Phillips, Magnificent Beard, NReazon, Sour Grapes 13, Unkommon Kolor.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
This unique, compact design unfolds to reveal three stash pockets and a zip-secured mesh pocket. When open, the Fluent Stash can either be hung or folded back on itself to be made free-standing. Both the die-cut wool felt and aluminum buckles are 100% recycled. Available the 1st of April. $80.
"A new generation is making street art that is conceptual, abstract, and even sculptural in nature." Carolina A. Miranda of C-Monster fame writes a very interesting story in the January issue of Artnews about the shift of street art to a more abstract/conceptual imagery. Read it here,
Monday, January 3, 2011
This the first photo of my new series iSee, where I use my iPhone 4 and Photoshop Express App to try and capture a simple moment and make it epic. This is my good MC bud Preface. Follow him and look out for his new mixtape this year as he promised to drop a track every month.
Offered above is a look into the trailer for Women Are Heroes, a new film from multifaceted French creative JR – hands down one of the most prominent street artists of the past year. Following his usual social undertones, the film takes us into the harshest of conditions abroad to learn about the power of women. An official release is scheduled for January 12, 2011. Enjoy!
Urban dwellers Andrew Wonder and Steve Duncan engaged in some underground activities last year, deep under the city of New York. Offered above is their film, which captures the entire experience through sewers, freedom tunnels, and just about every other grimey aspect of the underground. Enjoy!