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In art. on September 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Wise Words: Anne Rice

In art., life., life.art.commerce. on August 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them. –Anne Rice 

EA Sports. Madden NFL 13: Pep Talk

In art., commerce. on August 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Funny.

In art., life. on August 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm

The Taj Mahal Diamond Necklace

In art. on August 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

THE TAJ MAHAL
AN INDIAN DIAMOND AND JADE PENDANT NECKLACE
RUBY AND GOLD CHAIN, BY CARTIER
Set with an inscribed heart-shaped table-cut diamond, within a red stone and jade mount set with table-cut diamonds, the reverse decorated with an enamel latticework motif, from a gold neckchain set with cabochon rubies and old mine-cut diamonds, mounted in gold, inscribed heart-shaped table-cut diamond bearing the Islamic date 1037 [1627-1628], gold and enamel cage of later addition, neckchain circa 1972, length adjustable, pendant suspends 17½ ins. at longest
Neckchain by Cartier.

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Beaute Du Siecle

In art., commerce. on August 23, 2012 at 12:39 am

With cognac selling for less than $50 a bottle, enjoying a glass after dinner is hardly a luxury anymore. But taking just a sip of this limited-production Hennessy cognac would be a totally unique experience. Hennessy, a spirits division of LVMH’s Moët Hennessy, released a $200,000 bottle of Beauté du Siècle in 2007, only 100 of which will be available. It’s the house’s best blend, of course. But the exorbitant price is mostly a function of the extraordinary bottle the liquor comes in, which was designed by the contemporary French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Each collectible bottle comes with four gold-leaf adorned glasses which are housed in an aluminum-and-glass chest decorated with two colored Venetian glass beads.

Via CNNMoney.com

 

Perspective.

In art., life. on October 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm

How do you view a person’s life? Do you only see the top layer or do you see the many layers that one has cultivated over a lifetime? I guess it all depends on your perspective.

By Michael Murphy

adidas Superskate Mid Stormtrooper Helmet by Freehand Profit

In art. on October 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Freehand Profit has recently remixed adidas sneakers to build a creative new Stormtrooper headgear art piece. The helmet was designed specially for Star Wars Remix and is completely wearable. The Stormtrooper piece required more than two pairs of the adidas x Star Wars Superskate Mid shoes along with one EFX Studio Stormtrooper prop replica. The colorful headgear is currently available on eBay for art and Star Wars collectors alike with a potential for more on the way.

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If You Ain’t Got It, Get It Now! The Weeknd and Marsha Ambrosius

In art. on September 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

It is absolutely refreshing to listen to great music. And when I say great music today, I’m talking about this guy and this girl. Check them out if you haven’t already.

You can acquire his music here: The Weeknd.

You can acquire her music here: Marsha Ambrosius.

In the meantime, you can check out these two selections.

Kanye West Good Life Performance Heineken Red Star Access

In art. on September 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

This guy continues to create art that will stand the test of time.

Is This Art or Stolen Goods?

In art., life. on September 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

I found this article very interesting. Check it out.

Via Huffington Post:

Artist Manuel Palou’s new piece, ‘5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte straddles the line betweenart and piracy.

The work is described on the gallery’s website as: “a 1 TB Black External Hard Drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files.” Art 404 adds, “A full list of the files with clickable download links can be found here.”

A companion work, ‘Google Search For Meaning’ (2011), is described as “an installation consisting of a pyramid shaped sculpture jutting out of the wall. A projector opposite of the sculpture projects a hacked version of Google Maps that drives through streetview automatically.”

The work is displayed at Low Budget Gallery, the exhibition space of online portal Art 404, which Palou co-founded to address “the contemporary technological art movement.” But does the work succeed as commentary, or is it merely an exercise in theft?

To vote and give your opinion head over to HuffingtonPost.com.

2011 Nike Air Mag (Air McFly ) for Michael J. Fox Foundation

In art., life. on September 9, 2011 at 12:10 am

The Back To Future Part II Nike Air McFly is going into production!

via Solecollector.com/Global14.com:

Once known as the greatest shoe never made, the Nike Mag is now a reality. At an event in Los Angeles this evening, Tinker Hatfield, Mark Parker and a group of Nike representatives will make a formal announcement for the return of Marty McFly’s famous power-charged sneakers from the Back to the Future sequel. These bad boys aren’t quite ready to self-lace just yet (and we do mean YET), but they do come equipped with the ability to charge, allowing the wearer to walk around with illuminated feet for a duration of five hours with a simple pinch of the ear.

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Breguet Marine Tourbillon Ref. 5839 High Jewellery Chronograph Watch

In art., commerce. on May 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

In the watch world diamonds seem to make just about everything better. This Ref. 5839 Marine Tourbillon High Jewellery watch is a diamond encrusted version of the Ref. 5937 from a few years ago. Breguet outfitted the watch case and dial with an impressive amount of diamonds, but still was able to retain that signature Breguet Marine watch look.

The 43mm wide 18k white gold case as about 11.77 carats of stones on it. One of the neatest parts is how Breguet was able to maintain the coined edge of the case using specially cut diamonds. Also not the unique pattern the diamonds create for the bezel. On the dial smaller diamonds are set in the middle of the dial and don’t overshadow the hands. The dial itself is silvered 18k gold. Overall Breguet did a great job giving a men’s jewelry watch a functional face.

Inside the watch is a Breguet caliber 554.4 manually wound tourbillon movement with the time and a chronograph complication. The watch has 50 hours of power reserve with special features that include a silicium balance spring and escapement wheel.

Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.

Via Luxist.com

Olde World Collectibles And Creations Bullet Chess Set

In art. on May 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

Designed to perfection with every minute detail thrown in to add to the excitement of the game, the Caliber .223 chess set from “Olde World Collectibles and Creations” is made from steel and bullet shell casings. The pieces are made using .223 caliber bullet shell casings, and further decorated with cuts, slashes, curls and bends. The kings and queens are the only four pieces with an actual bullet reset in place. While the light squares are polished natural steel, the dark squares are hand-painted black. Read the rest of this entry »

Jaguar C-X75 To Be Put Into Production

In art., commerce. on May 11, 2011 at 11:17 am

This morning a gigantic cat jumped out of a secret little bag when Jaguar announced it has teamed with Williams F1 to build a production version of the C-X75 supercar. The 2010 Paris Motor Show-stopper in concept form was powered by two mid-mounted turbines, but the four-wheel-drive production model will swap those for a low displacement, highly boosted four-cylinder engine mated to “two powerful electric motors,” one at each axle.

Williams’ contribution will be in the areas of aerodynamics – the production version will maintain the concept’s all-composite body, and the integration of the hybrid powertrain that will take from the lessons JLR is learning from its Jaguar Limo Green and Land Rover Range E. Horsepower numbers haven’t been revealed, but the hybrid master blaster is targeting CO2 emissions of less than 99 grams per kilometer and all-electric running possible for 31 miles, along with a sub-three-second 0-to-60 time and a top speed beyond 200 miles per hour.

Only 250 will be built and they’ll start at £700,000 ($1.149 million U.S. based on current exchange rates) “depending on local market and taxes.” However, Jaguar hasn’t said when they’ll be built, offering nothing more than “within the timescales of a conventional model programme.” That sounds like about four years to us, plenty of time to save enough to buy one of the door handles.

Via Autoblog.com

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New Stuart Hughes Gold iPad 2

In art., commerce. on May 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

Undoubtably the world’s most unique gadget is the Ipad 2 Gold History Edition. Encrusted with 12.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in solid 24ct Apple logo with rear section formed again in 24ct gold weighing an immense 2,000 grams. The unrivalled imagination towards the craftmanship of the iapd is down to its main front frame which is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite , sourced from Canada this stone is over 75 million years old. However to make this masterpiece even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite , then finished off with ultimate jewel , as single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds. A magnificent combination of top of the industry technology and unique thought were involved in creating this piece of History !. Material spec, 16.5 ct diamonds & 8.5ct single diamond, 57 grams of T-REX bone, 750 grams of Ammolite stone and 2000 grams of solid 24ct Gold. This item is of a limited edition of only 2 units to be made.

Via StuartHughes.com

In Theatres: Fast Five

In art., commerce. on May 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

Went to check this out this weekend with my oldest son. I enjoyed the action packed fifth installment to the Fast and Furious franchise. I congratulate them on capturing the number one spot for the weekend. Here’s some words from Ryan J. Downey Via MTV.com.

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Beats By Dre In Chrome

In art., commerce. on May 2, 2011 at 10:08 am

Make a statement of exclusivity via the new partnership between Beats by Dr. Dre and customizer ColorWare. Introducing the new Beats Chrome Headphones with shimmering chrome finishes. With patented X2 coating, a process invented by the Minnesota-base ColorWare, the metallic-like chrome finish isn’t just the usual electroplating of chromium, but a plastic resin that in actually more scratch resistant. Each numbered and engraved with a special ColorWare Collection emblem, only 50 pairs will be available through ColorWare at a price of $1000 each. Read the rest of this entry »

Belvedere Cérémonie At Cannes 2011

In art., commerce., life., life.art.commerce. on April 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm

With Cannes 2011 approaching, Belvedere Vodka , one of the favorite vodka brands, is going to be present at the ceremony for the fifth consecutive year. The bottle has been intricately designed by Italian designer Roc Sine Labe Doli and will be presented in an amazing ceremonial way for Cannes colored in platinum and with a beautiful bow tie and silver sequins. The price for this special bottle will be around $800 approx.

The brand Belvedere has also launched a special edition (RED) ™ of vodka to raise funds to fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. And 50% of the profit from the sales will go to Global Fund™, the official partner who is taking this cause further.

The brand has earlier sponsored a Belvedere Intense Vodka birthday dinner for superstar Dwyane Wade that cost Belvedere around more than $100,000.

Via Bornrich.com

Glenmorangie 1981

In art., commerce. on April 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

The Making of Glenmorangie’s Pride

By Jack Bettridge 

via Cigaraficionado.com

Much in life is either attributed to science or art. Making great whisky is often an interplay between the two. At least, that is the case of Glenmorangie Pride 1981, the company’s new limited release that combines know-how and serendipity to create an exceptional spirit that seems destined to be enshrined as one of the great single malts of our age.

The 1,000 bottles of Pride 1981 come from an exceptional distillation of that year that was further enhanced by a finishing process developed comparatively recently in the annals of whisky-making. The result is something that is assuredly greater than the sum of the two.
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All I Can Say Is, Wow!

In art., life. on April 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Biggie On Fader Magazine Icon Issue Cover

In art., commerce., life. on April 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

The Notorious B.I.G. covers Fader magazine’s next icon issue on newsstands  May 3rd. The full article can be read now at theFader.com.

Blackbox Wood Cases For Macbook And iPad 2

In art., commerce. on April 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I am a Mac devotee. I have used there products since the first system crash on my Sony Vaio laptop ten years ago. I’m always on the lookout for new accessories to go with their products. The guys over at Blackbox cases have created a uniquely beautiful set of cases for the Macbooks and iPad 2. I would like to thank Redjacksagency.com for introducing me to this product.

Via Uncrate.com – With its aluminum curves and sleek design, your MacBook Pro deserves a carrying case as stylish as it is. The Blackbox Case ($130) fits the bill, with solid oak construction made specifically for your 13- or 15-inch MBP, felt interior lining for added protection, and a simple strap closure. Even better, 15% of the purchase price goes to charity, which should help you to feel better when the case’s beauty draws looks of jealousy from PC users.

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Folding Credit Card Knife

In art., life., life.art.commerce. on April 19, 2011 at 11:16 am

This certainly isn’t the first folding credit card-sized knife we’ve seen—my friend and colleague Brian Barrett just came across an affordable $25 model recently—though this decidedly intimidatingcarbon fiber blade is the one I’d rather be carrying around in my pocket (Barrett stood by his cheap-o cutter; we’re deciding the matter with a knife fight under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway).

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Air Force 1 Sneaker Speakers

In art. on April 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

For anybody who’s followed the work of British customizer NASHMONEY, he has done an admirable job of truly interjecting innovation into the world of sneaker redesign. Among the few customizers to make the jump into full production shoes with an established footwear brand, he flexes some more customization muscles with his Air Force 1 “Sneaker Speakers.” The fully functional speakers were created for theHavana Club design contest which challenged designers to reappropriate items into something suited for a different application. Full details of NASHMONEY’s approach can be seen here.

Via HypeBeast.com

First Taste: Scion Pre-Phylloxera Port

In art., commerce., life.art.commerce. on April 19, 2011 at 10:54 am
As the room of tasters, a veritable varsity squad of New York wine writers, took their respective places, the publicist for Portuguese port house,Taylor Fladgate, announced that this was a first: not a single invitation offered to the morning’s event had been declined. It wasn’t out of courtesy. The 17th-century port purveyor was here at Manhattan’s Eleven Madison Park to taste through its line-up of vintage and tawny ports, culminating in a rare treat, an 1855 pre-Phylloxera port called Scion.

Christian Louboutin Pampas Laser Cut Pumps

In art., commerce. on April 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

These are white leather open-toe pumps with lazer, cut-out floral panel on nude toned mesh. They have brown trim details and a wood optic heel and platform. They have a rounded cap, leather upper, in-sole, and signature red sole. The heel measures 6 inches with a 1.5 inch platform. Christian Louboutin shoes $1,149

Via Global14.com

Life. London Eye Coming To Atlanta

In art., commerce., life. on January 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm

The group that created the London Eye is contemplating Atlanta as the home of the next giant Ferris wheel.

The problem appears to be finding someone willing to pay the millions of dollars it would cost to acquire the land and erect the wheel, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Bernard Marcus, the founder of Home Depot, presided at a meeting Tuesday with the London Eye group, 30 Atlanta business leaders and Mayor Kasim Reed. Both Marcus and Reed spoke enthusiastically about the plan, but Reed said no city funds would go for a Ferris wheel and Marcus said he is not planning to provide any financial backing.

The Eye gets about 3.5 million visitors a year willing to pay $30 to rotate for 30 minutes over London in an enclosed capsule with 24 other people. The developers say a similar wheel in Atlanta would lure 2.7 million visitors a year.

Via UPI.com

 

Art. Cinematography: Somewhere Over The Pond by Corey Davis

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I have been a fan of the collective at Creative Control for some time. Here is a series of videos shot by Corey Davis  they have presented featuring artists from City of Ink in Atlanta visiting the U.K.

Via Vimeo.com

Tattoo artists from Atlanta’s City of Ink venture overseas. In this episode, they check out the London Tattoo Convention.

Tattoo artists from Atlanta’s City of Ink venture overseas to Europe, here’s a unique perspective of London through the lens of Corey Davis. Music By Solomon & Finder.

City of Ink visits the studio of Japanese fine artist, Masakatsu Kondo, in Brixton.

 

 

 


Art. Photography: Jeffrey Martin’s Largest Photo In The World

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Jeffrey Martin photo: London. 7,886 individual photos were stitched together to form an 80-gigapixel panorama, which can be zoomed-in and out over here.

Via Gizmodo.com

Art. Pharrell Williams In Paper Magazine

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The N.E.R.D frontman and super-producer covers Paper Magazine’s November 2010 issue. P speaks about how he met A Bathing Ape guru Nigo and how he got Billionaire Boys Club/Ice Cream poppin’ in the excerpt below:

PAPER: I’m curious about your relationship with [Bathing Ape designer/music producer] Nigo, who I feel is like the Japanese Warhol. In Japan, in terms of the crossover between commercial projects and high-end art, there are fewer boundaries. How did you get into what he was doing with the [clothing and shoe lines] Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream?

Pharrell Williams: Well, he basically just gave me a shot. I came to his studio, he showed me some of his stuff, and I told him I wanted this, this and this. He told me to take it. I wore a lot of it, and finally he was like, “Hey, you wanna do your own line?” I was like, “Hell yeah,” and so
the rest was history.

Via YouHeardThatNew.com

 

Art. Cinematography: Timescapes by Tom Lowe

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

This movie has no dialog, no plot, and absolutely no point except to leave you in complete awe. TimeScapes achieves that objective, and then some more.

Via Gizmodo.com

 

Art. What Is This Hand Holding?

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Edward Horsford has taken a series of high-speed pictures that captures a water balloon…without the balloon. The shots are snapped at the point of explosion, when the balloon skin breaks open. It looks like he’s somehow holding a ball of water.

He actually takes the pictures solo, with no help. When Edward talked to the NPR, he said that the camera was actually the least important part of the shots. What mattered most was the timing of the flash. The camera was set to take a long exposure of ~2 seconds and if the flash fired during that time, he would get one of these awesome images (the flash was sound-triggered).

Other than that, it’s old fashioned popping the water balloon. Looks pretty sweet.

Via Gizmodo.com

Art. Photography: Linden Gledhill

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm

This is a macro photo of ferrofluid (a liquid made from nanoscale ferromagnetic particles, which can turn magnetized very quickly), shot while it’s in the presence of magnets. Photographer Linden Gledhill has been exploring this extreme photography using 1.5x magnification and a StackShot automated macro rail.

Do check out the rest of Linden’s photography on his Flickr page.

Via Gizmodo.com

Art. Dame Dash Talks America Nu Magazine

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Here Dame Dash speaks a bit on his vision and the creation of America Nu Magazine.

View magazine here.

 

Life.Art.Commerce. Stuart Hughes Technological Art

In art., commerce., life.art.commerce. on January 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Here are some technology pieces from Mr. Stuat Hughes. A man who likes to put diamonds and gold on any and everything.

Art. Justin Timberlake Not Just Another Pop Star

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Justin Performing at his charity concert in Las Vegas. He continues to show everyone he’s not just another pop star.

 

Art. Alexander McQueen Sculpture Platform Boots

In art., commerce. on January 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

These designer shoes are black leather platform boots with a gold floral-engraved heel that measures approximately 6 inches with a 2 inch platform. The Alexander McQueen boots have a pointed toe, contrasting textured-leather buckle-fastening straps, gold floral engraving at platform, cutout bridge detail at heel, mock-croc detailing on heel and toe, a tab at back, an exposed gold zip fastening at front and a concealed zip fastening at side. These boots have a hefty price tag, but you can save about five hundred bucks by ordering them from Zappos. $3,999

Art. Kanye West: Runaway Full Film

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Kanye premiered his movie Runaway this evening. Here it is in full. Let art live! Enjoy.

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Commerce. Z Shock Punch Rings

In art., commerce., life. on January 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I saw a young artist by the name of Diggy Simmons wearing one of these and I liked it so much I wanted to share it with you. It is a punch ring created by the Z Shock Jewelry Co.  This particular one was made for Singer/Model Teyana Taylor. They will do custom jobs starting at $8,000. You can contact them at ZShock.com.

Art. To Be In Love by Kanye West

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I know I post a lot about Kanye, but recently he is the talk of the town and he continues to intrigue me. He really does have a way of expressing through words what many people feel. This verse really exemplifies what to be in love can feel like.

“‘You’re my devil, you’re my angel/ You’re my heaven, you’re my hell/ You’re my now, you’re my forever/ You’re my freedom, you’re my jail/ You’re my lies, you’re my proof/ You’re my war, you’re my truce,’ and the last line is, ‘You’re my stress, you’re my masseuse.’ “

 

Art. Willow Smith: Whip My Hair

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Not to be outdone by her older brother Jaden, Willow Smith releases the video for her debut single: Whip My Hair. More creativity from a very artistic family.

 

 

Art. The Ghetto Breeds Artists: Excerpts 2 and 3 from Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Once again I have to say, I have come to truly believe that those who have little tend to bring true thought provoking artistry to the masses. Pain usually brings forth creativity and who suffers more than those from the ghettos of life.

Here I share with you the second and third excerpt from Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked. A book penned by Gene Elliott Thornton, Jr.

Art. Santana: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I saw that Santana recently released a version of the composition “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring India.Arie and Yo Yo Ma. I thought it would be great to share with you.

Upon hearing this it instantly reminded me of this incredible performance of the same composition at the Rock n Roll Hall fame in a tribute to George Harrison.

Prince reminded everyone (at the 3:30 mark) that he lives in a different world compared to other guitarist. Please enjoy.

Art. David Leventi: Opera Houses Series

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

This photographer has an amazing eye. I could not let the opportunity to share his work pass me by.

Please enjoy.

Leventi has traveled the world over, photographing classic music hall architecture for his series aptly titled “Opera”.  The detail, the symmetry, the vanishing point at center stage make these images truly breathtaking.  It is touching to see old architecture so carefully preserved here, as the alternative of abandoned places is one to truly regret.  Nice work, David!

[david leventi via fubiz]

 

Via Thecoolist.com

 

Commerce. Renard Grand Tourer

In art., commerce. on January 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm

No price on this baby yet but it looks like a beast and worth every euro they plan on selling it for.

Kick the Kawasaki, ditch the Davidson and get yourself something both rare and ravenous– the Renard Grand Tourer Motorcycle.  This sexy street beast is 125 horses of V2 glory, a carbon-fiber and kevlar cruiser that’ll take you to 143 mph if the desire arises.  While it reminds us a bit of the Confederate B120 Wraith, this one’s a bit more streamlined (and a bit less naked) by design.  While that may not make it better than the Confederate, it certainly doesn’t make it worse.  This is the kind of bike you take on the road to find out who the true bike nuts are.  You’ll know them by the turning heads and the mutterings of “what the hell was that?”  Anyone else might just be too scared to look.

[renard motorcycles via theawesomer]

Via thecoolist.com

 

Art. The Ghetto Breeds Artists: An Excerpt from Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked

In art., commerce., life., life.art.commerce. on January 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I have come to truly believe that those who have little tend to bring true thought provoking artistry to the masses. Pain usually brings forth creativity and who suffers more than those from the ghettos of the world.

Here I share with you an excerpt from Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked. A book penned by Gene Elliott Thornton, Jr.

Art. Monsieur West on SNL

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I continue to be impressed by Kanye’s artistic expression. I saw this and felt moved to share it.

(click image to view video)

 

Art. Love The Show: Boardwalk Empire

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I love this show. It is definitely put together well. The cast is strong. Steve Buscemi shines in the leading role. The scripts are well written. The set is amazing. And the wardrobe is stupendous.  What more can i say but check it out Sundays at 9pm on HBO.

Art. Gold Leaf Moet Christmas Bottle

In art., life.art.commerce. on January 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

A great christmas dinner bring along.

via Bornrich.org

 

Art. Vh1 “100 Greatest Artist of All Time”

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I wonder how this selection process occurred?

Check out Vh1′s “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time” .

100 Alicia Keys
99 Hall & Oates
98 Depeche Mode
97 Pretenders
96 Journey
95 OutKast
94 Mariah Carey
93 Pearl Jam
92 LL Cool J
91 Green Day
90 Elvis Costello
89 Beastie Boys
88 Bee Gees
87 George Michael
86 N.W.A.
85 The Band
84 Curtis Mayfield
83 Earth, Wind and Fire
82 Steely Dan
81 ABBA
80 Mary J. Blige
79 Eminem
78 Judas Priest
77 Lynyrd Skynyrd
76 Run-D.M.C.
75 Rush
74 The Cure
73 Van Morrison
72 Janis Joplin
71 R.E.M.
70 Def Leppard
69 Tupac Shakur
68 Otis Redding
67 Coldplay
66 Justin Timberlake
65 The Doors
64 Talking Heads
63 Notorious B.I.G.
62 Genesis
61 Cream
60 Whitney Houston
59 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
58 Cheap Trick
57 Iggy & The Stooges
56 KISS
55 Peter Gabriel
54 Public Enemy
53 Little Richard
52 Beyoncé
51 Billy Joel
50 Sade
49 Parliament-Funkadelic
48 Rage Against The Machine
47 Jay-Z
46 Ramones
45 Al Green
44 Joni Mitchell
43 Ray Charles
42 Metallica
41 Van Halen
40 The Police
39 The Kinks
38 Sly & The Family Stone
37 Fleetwood Mac
36 Paul McCartney
35 Johnny Cash
34 Tina Turner
33 Guns N’ Roses
32 Black Sabbath
31 John Lennon
30 Aerosmith
29 Radiohead
28 Elton John
27 Aretha Franklin
26 Neil Young
25 Chuck Berry
24 The Velvet Underground
23 AC/DC
22 The Clash
21 Bruce Springsteen
20 Marvin Gaye
19 U2
18 Pink Floyd
17 Queen
16 Madonna
15 The Beach Boys
14 Nirvana
13 The Who
12 David Bowie
11 Bob Marley
10 Stevie Wonder
09 James Brown
08 Elvis Presley
07 Prince
06 Jimi Hendrix
05 Rolling Stones
04 Led Zeppelin
03 Michael Jackson
02 Bob Dylan
01 The Beatles

 

Art. Phenomenal Architecture

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm

The Joshua Tree Boulder house in Joshua Tree, CA is an amazing concept.

Above you can see the front of the house as it looks driving onto the property. The perspective below is the view as you look out through the rear patio doors.

This is an exceptional design created by W. Garett Carlson listed for $1.35 million.

This is the view of the back of the property:

The guys over at Gizmodo have a nice video of the property that you can check out here.

 

Art. Kanye west… true artist

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I have come to believe that Kanye West is a true artist and artiste of my time. Ever since I met him and had a chance to listen to him speak about his art I have understood his passion for what he does. As he continues to expand into new avenues and express himself even more I have a greater appreciation for what he does. He keeps the conversation going.

The guys over at RapRadar.com have posted the new clip of his Runaway movie that premiered on the VMA’s tonight. I invite you to check it out if you haven’t already.

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And here his VMA performance of the song Runaway featuring Pusha T of The Clipse.

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Art. Artist Watch: Yelawolf

In art. on January 30, 2011 at 3:01 am

I love this type of artist. Built from the ground up.

Via Nahright.com

YoursTruly took YelaWolf back to Peoples Park in Berkeley where he spent a year as a homeless skater kid, where he tells his story, and then to Different Fur Studios to record a piano/vocal rendition of “Pop The Trunk”.

 

Art. Song of the Year 2010

In art. on January 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

This without a doubt has to be the song of the year to this date!
Cee Lo Green- Fuck You

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