Virginia Mori’s Macabre Illustrations As Gucci Fashion

I’m a big fan of the illustrative work of Virginia Mori. An Italian artist and animator whose drawings are reminiscent of Edward Gorey in terms of the macabre subject matter and monochromatic sketching style – only they’re executed in a more graceful manner and not accompanied by words.


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Petra Island and its Controversial Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Home for Sale. (55 photos)

The Massaro House and the heart-shaped island upon which it sits are presently available for purchase. The private Petra Island in Lake Mahopac, New York comes complete with the questionable Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Massaro House plus stunning guest house and is now listed on the market by realtors Chilton and Chadwick. Read more

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Netflix 80’s-Style Stranger Things Fashion Collection Launches Today

Fashion retailers Topshop and Topman are linking up with the hugely popular Netflix show Stranger Things to promote the second season through a “360 relationship”: a special fashion collection and in-store takeovers beginning today. Read more

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Pop Artist Peter Max Turns 80. And He’s Still Creating.

Known for his psychedelic style, pop artist Peter Max rose to fame and became an indelible part of our American culture in the 60’s with his colorful ‘groovy’ artworks which captured the spirit of love, peace and ecology. Today the artist, who is still creating, celebrates his 80th birthday. Read more

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Simple, Elegant Wooden Tripod Stands for TVs and Monitors

If you’ve ever shopped for a media cabinet or a stand for your tv you know that there are several, but few that are aesthetically pleasing – unless you purchase one that’s custom-built. Roomours of Germany offers a really nice alternative: The Front Row (and Front Row On Tour). Wooden tripod-like TV or Monitor screen stands made in Germany that are a pleasing alternative to cold glass and metal high tech stands and heavy media cabinets. Read more

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Mike Murphy’s Mind-Blowing Perceptual Art

Mike Murphy’s Mind-Blowing Perceptual Art consists of three dimensional installations that appear one way when viewed from a certain angle and then convey a different image or message when viewed from another. Read more

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Beauty In Tragedy: Photos of The California Wildfires

A malfunctioning sign in Santa Rosa spells out an eerie message one day after the Tubbs Fire devastated the Wine Country. photo: Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group

You can’t get away from the photographs of the wildfires that have been decimating areas of Northern California. They’re everywhere; images of burning hills, billowing smoke, destroyed homes, frightened animals and exhausted firefighters. Although they are non-discriminatingly narrating California’s most tragic natural disaster to date, there’s a certain beauty to be found within them. Read more

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The Hope Motorbike: A Custom Revamped Vetrix V1 Scooter

The Hope Motorbike, a custom revamped Vetrix V1 Scooter, from Sam Aguiar of France’s Shiny Hammer is a futuristic, fully electric maxi scooter that is made-to-order. Read more

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A Bear Hugging California is Raising Over $100,000 in Relief Efforts

Our apologies for posting so infrequently as of late, but the Northern California Fires (my own home town area) have taken precedent. I chose to update people through my own facebook account and twitter account in lieu of writing blog posts because of the immediacy and ever-changing situation. But now, we share our first fire-related art story. Read more

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Tattooed Bakers Game of Thrones Cake Is Deliciously Mind-Blowing

The Tattooed Bakers, Eddie Lebeau and Richard Amon, are masters at creating incredible, edible art. Based in London, they bake up original cakes for high-profile clients like Disney, Google, Star Wars, Marvel and Lionsgate. They recently completed an enormous cake to emulate the attack on “the Wall” in HBO’s Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale. Read more

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