My friend Nishat Kurwa of Turnstyle News is traveling in the Middle East right now where she spotted this striking painting by Eric Esmail Parnes in the UAE's Maraya Art Centre. It's titled "Neo Orientalist TM." Parnes writes, "The underlying concept of this series is based on appropriating original “Orientalist” paintings from the 19th and early 20th century, and modifying them while incorporating the brands that have now become heavily embedded within the contemporary world of the Levant and its periphery." More of Parnes's work here. Follow Nishat on Instagram @nishatjaan
Artist Audrey Kawasaki made this cute coloring page that you can print out and color. View this post on Instagram For all the kids (and adults) staying safe at home, I made a coloring page for you! . You can save/download a hi-res from audreykawasaki.blogspot.com Link is in my bio. . If you […]
YouTuber Reckless Ben says “the goal of this [8-part] series is to create one of the ugliest paintings we could think of and try to sell the painting for a large sum of money.” The first episode alone has so many twists and turns that I can’t be bothered to give a recap. I recommend […]
‘CANCEL THE RENT’ ‘SEND MORE VENTILATORS’ ‘STOP ICE RAIDS’ NYC-based political projection collective ‘The Illuminator’ staged a large-scale public projection in Manhattan on Saturday night to make several demands on local, state, and federal governments during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Paralysis by analysis. It’s the phenomenon that happens when you’re so stuck on thinking through all the ramifications of your actions that you don’t actually take action in the first place. That can happen with all this free time you’re spending stuck inside your house. With literally every home-bound option available to you, it’s easy […]
At this point, it’s every single person’s responsibility to reduce their own carbon footprint and transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. But if you consider the grim fact that the biggest culprit of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the U.S. is burning fossil fuels for electricity, things, like pivoting to metal straws and […]
Companies that don’t have their own in-house design teams (which means 99 percent of all companies these days) face lots of serious questions. Among those questions is how you keep up with all the design requirements of a 21st-century company without the personnel. It isn’t just a website or an annual product catalog anymore. It’s […]