Laurina Paperina How To Kill The Artists

Meet Laura Scottini (aka Laurina Paperina), an italian artist with a wonderfully wicked sense of humor tinged with a schadenfreude vibe. (more…)

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Is It A New Ian Schrager Hotel? Nope, It’s The Motel 6 Phoenix Prototype

Motel 6 Phoenix Prototype

The Motel 6 Phoenix Prototype Hotel with rooms designed by Priestman Goode and exterior designed by Boka Powell updates the look of the hotel chain with modern, streamlined functional design. (more…)

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Peeps As Pop Culture: The Peep Show II Winners and More

peeps as pop culture
Above: Janet Galore’s Jesus of Peeps, 2007

The Washington Post‘s Sunday Source recently held their second Annual Peep Show contest (Peep Show II), asking for submissions of Peep® Dioramas. Last year’s contest inspired over 350 entries. This year, they received over 800! (more…)

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Rollout Custom Wallpaper & Their Artist Series

Rollout Custom Wallpaper

above: Sultry Hair and War Babies, two patterns from Rollout’s Artist One Series

ROLLOUT is a creative studio that designs and digitally prints custom wallpapers by the square foot. They recruit community-based artists, photographers, industrial designers and cutting edge graphic artists/designers to create amazingly original wall coverings, many seen in hip stores and offices like Worth clothing and Microsoft’s Zune. (more…)

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Bert Stern’s Marilyn and Lindsay: Side By Side

Bert Stern's Marilyn and Lindsay
above left, Lindsay Lohan by Bert Stern, 2008 and above right, Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern, 1962

Photographer Bert Stern may best be known as the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe’s famous last sitting, a collection of vulnerable and beautiful shots of the actress, taken at the Bel Air hotel in 1962. The photographs are arguably the most famous images ever captured of America’s most famous actress. Six weeks after she had posed, Monroe was found dead of an apparent barbiturate overdose. (more…)

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