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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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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Mini Sculptures of 16 Great Film Directors: King Cuts

I wish I could afford even one of these Mike Leavitt sculptures. His King Cuts are 18″ tall sculptures made from wood and polymer clay and impressively carved into the likenesses of his 16 favorite film directors of all time (an excellent selection). Humorously and accurately outfitted with props from their films, he has created 16, several of which are still available for purchase. Read more

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The Phenomena of Goodnight Moon, Its Parodies and Bisexual Author.

Today I’m going to enlighten you about the phenomena of the children’s storybook Goodnight Moon, its parodies and bisexual author. I would suspect that anyone reading this post has either owned, read the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown or has had it read to them. And there’s a reason for that. Beyond the charming illustrations* and the catchy, easy-to-read prose, the book was breakthrough for its time. It has continued to entertain generations since its publication because, unlike other children’s books published in the 30s and 40s, it was about ‘the present’ as opposed to being about some 19th century Princess. Nor did it preach life lessons like Aesop’s fables, ordinarily a turn-off to children. Read more

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The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop Is A Gift To Art & Movie Lovers

This beautiful hardcover book, The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop by Richard M. Isackes and Karen L. Maness, has just been announced as one of the winners in the book design category by Communication Arts. For those who love both movies and set design, the book is as entertaining as it is informative. Read more

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Psychedelic Saturday Mornings Come To Life At La La Land Gallery

If the titles H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Sigmund The Sea Monster, Banana Splitz and The Bugaloos make you feel nostaglic, you grew up with Sid & Marty Krofft’s imaginative – if not drug-induced- characters who graced your television set with their wacky antics every Saturday morning. Read more

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Game of Thrones Rep The Realm : The First 4 Collections

Game of Thrones Rep The Realm

Game of Thrones Rep The Realm is HBO’s seven-part collection inspired by the iconic series to pay homage to the urban streetwear community. The cable channel enlisted seven different top designers to create collections inspired by the cult favorite, with each new one being announced weekly. Here’s a look at the first four. Read more

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Mike Mitchell’s Anti-Trump Symbol Goes Viral

The Anti-Trump symbol by Austin-based artist Mike Mitchell that takes the number 45 (Donald Trump is the United States’ 45th President) and renders it as a distorted Swastika behind the international “No” symbol, has become a rallying cry for protesters everywhere. Read more

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Victor Solomon’s Literally Balling

Victor Solomon’s series “Literally Balling” capitalizes on the level of cultural dominance achieved by the sport of basketball and its stars. By recreating basketball hoops and backboards with appropriated luxury materials he satirizes the religious devotion to the sport while simultaneously commenting on the fragility of luxury. Read more

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The Joy of Paintings’ Bob Ross Reaches Legendary Status.

Bob Ross, the afro-donning, soft-spoken, nature-loving PBS painter of Little Clouds and Happy Trees has moved beyond a cultural icon to a world-wide phenomena. Equally mocked and revered, he was the 25-year long host of The Joy of Painting, TV’s most popular, most watched instructional art show. And now, as if reaching the Tipping Point, a bunch of brands are offering products and apparel inspired by him. Read more

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