Spike Jonze KENZO World is 4 Minutes of Fabulous.

spike jonze KENZO world

There’s been much deserved talk about this fabulous new ad for KENZO’s latest perfume, directed by Spike Jonze. With a wonderful performance by Margaret Qualley, choreographed by Ryan Heffington and set to “Mutant Brain,” an original piece of music by Sam Spiegel (Jonze’s brother) and Ape Drums, the 3 minute and 50 second ad is more of an entertaining short film than an ad. Read more

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The 30+ Best Photos From Burning Man 2016. So Far. [UPDATED]

Embrace by The Pier Group was set afire, as is the tradition, at a previous Burning Man, photo @adventurpreneur

As the second day of the annual music and art festival comes to a close, the photos from burners in Black Rock City are rolling in. Here’s a look at many of the best photos from Day 1 and Day 2 at Burning Man 2016, courtesy of talented festival-goers and photographers via Instagram. Read more

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Oliver Sweeney Tattoos Shoes. And They Are Stunning.

oliver sweeney tattoo service

British men’s shoemakers and fashion brand Oliver Sweeney offers a unique form of personalization. With their Sweeney tattoo service, they will hand-ink a custom design for you on any of their leather goods. Shoes, boots, flasks or wallets can be embellished by a custom design of your exacting specifications by a professional tattoo artist. Read more

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The $5000 Clock Clock 24 by Humans Since 1982

Clock Clock 24 by Humans Since 1982

No, those aren’t typos. This piece of functional kinetic sculpture IS called the Clock Clock 24 and yes, it costs $5000. The unique timepiece was created by Humans Since 1982, a Swedish design studio who has earned a reputation worldwide for their kinetic sculptures and installations which revolve around time. Read more

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35 WTF Wedding Cake Toppers

As the institution of marriage has changed, so has the traditional wedding cake topper. I’m not talking about same gender cake toppers, those are hardly odd. I’m talking about THESE wedding cake toppers that exemplify some of the oddest, tackiest and most bizarre nuptials ever. Read more

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Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh: The World is 9

Aida Muluneh: The World is 9
Aida Muluneh, City Life, edition of 7, 80cm x 80cm

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh’s The World is 9 was her first solo exhibition with David Krut Projects. Consisting of 28 photographs, the show’s title comes from an expression that Muluneh’s grandmother had frequently used: “the world is 9, it is never complete and never perfect.” Read more

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The Wild White Aluminum Wave House by Mario Romano in Venice, CA.

Venice, California has been undergoing a resurrection since I first moved to LA over 28 years ago. Whereas the area was an artsy enclave with its Gehry homes and modernist architecture in the 70s and 80’s, it fell into disrepair and became a relatively scummy and unsafe beach side community in the 90’s and early 2000s. However, since then it has become one of the most expensive and desirable areas in which to live. And like it or not (and several do not) Mario Romano’s $6.5 million dollar Wave House is an example of some of the city’s outrageous new homes. Read more

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35 Brilliant Pop Culture Art Puns from Hanksy

The artist known as Hansky must have a blast. Everything he creates, including his moniker, mocks the world of celebrity and art. Actors, musicians, athletes and politicians are combined with pop culture and rendered in his street art to result in that lowest rung of comedy, the pun. And like several puns, they’re so bad, they’re good. Read more

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