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The Best Way To Get Your Art Collection Started

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It was bound to happen. You got older. You got wiser. “The Crow” and the “Pulp Fiction” posters that were tacked up in your college living room made way for the more sophisticated framed skylines from Ikea and  machine-printed canvases from Urban Outfitters in the living room of your early twenties. And that brings us to your first adult apartment, where your focus has shifted from filling space to investing in pieces that will not only last through a move, but also give visitors a taste of your style – not to mention create a comfortable and inspiring place to call home.

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Really Cool Thing Worth Checking Out: The Sketchbook Project

This past weekend I stumbled into the Brooklyn headquarters of the Sketchbook Project and I’m now one of its biggest fans. Around for the past six years, the Sketchbook Project is a traveling library of artist sketchbooks that has a permanent home in Brooklyn. Visitors to the project can browse through and explore literally thousands of artists’ books, and see the creative process at work. Those who don’t live along the tour — Chicago, Portland (Maine and Oregon), Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Melbourne and Vancouver and L.A. — can also flip through thousands of books online, searching by artist, theme or location.

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Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Words Of Wisdom

My friend Katelyn is terrified of flying. Like, sweating, crying, white-knuckles-gripping-the-armrest terrified. We took a trip to Hawaii a few years ago and things got really turbulent about halfway through the flight. I tried to comfort her by cracking jokes, holding her hand, and listing off air travel safety statistics, but ultimately the only thing that worked was when I randomly started humming “Let it be, let it be…” She started laughing, joined in, and we sang that song on repeat for the next hour or so. Super annoying for everyone sitting around us? Yes. Proof that these are powerful words? Definitely. [$12, Letter Happy] Keep reading »

Ron Swanson In Paper Doll Form Is As Awesome As It Sounds

Illustrator Kyle Hinton creates paper dolls based on his favorite TV characters, and man does he have good taste. He’s paper-ized the cast of “Arrested Development” and “Breaking Bad” and now he’s tackling “Parks And Recreation”. This little Ron Swanson is so perfect, from his well-groomed mustache to the turkey leg accessory. Check out Kyle’s website to print him out. (Bonus: it’s free!) [Flannel Animal] Keep reading »

Tanya Vlach’s ‘Grow A New Eye’ Camera On Kickstarter


When they rebuilt the Six Million Dollar Man, the doctors of the 1970s TV series made him “Better…stronger…faster.” Now, if San Francisco artist Tanya Vlach gets her way, she will be able to add “web-optimized” to that list.

Vlach, who lost an eye in a car accident, is now seeking funding for a tiny, wireless-enabled camera to be inserted into her prosthetic eye. Her implant will contribute to a number of artistic projects. She explains, “I’ve been plotting new strategies to tell my story, both my personal one and the one of my sci-fi alter ego, into a transmedia platform, which will include: a graphic novel, an experimental documentary, a web series, a game, and a live performance.” Read more… Keep reading »

“Jersey Shore” Season 4 Promos Offend Italians, Art Historians

Nothing is sacred to “Jersey Shore,” not even world-renowned priceless art. The season four promos, plugging the just-wrapped season the GTL gang filmed in Italy, depict juiced up and Snooki-fied works of art.

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Young Sean Connery In A Thong

Consider all of your curiosities about Sean Connery’s derriere satisfied. Before he was the dapper James Bond, Sean stripped down to his skivvies for art students when he needed extra cash. A painting of Sir Connery posing in a thong will be featured at an exhibit in Scotland’s Halliwell’s House Museum. The painting was discovered by relatives of the artist Rab Webster who passed away last year. Not bad at all. [BBC] Keep reading »

Do Your Eyes Match Your Sign?

How cool are these sketches of the eyes of the zodiac? I thought my round Taurus eyes were accurately represented, and when I showed it to my best friend, an astrology-obsessed Scorpio (naturally), she said, “The Gemini eyes need more sparkle and the Cancer eyes are missing some depth, but otherwise it looks pretty accurate.” What do you think? Keep reading »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Jaws Of Life

I have one of Berkley Illustration’s awesome shark-wearing-a-suit prints hanging in my house, but now they’ve expanded their offerings to include this bottle opener featuring the world’s best-dressed great white. A quirky piece of art that also opens my beer? Yes, please! [$6, Berkley Illustration] Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan Does An Art Film Called “Lindsay Lohan”

The words ‘Lindsay Lohan‘ and ‘art film’ may go together like ‘Anna Nicole Smith’ and ‘Buckingham Palace,’ but try to scrub “I Know Who Killed Me” from your brain for a minute if you can. The house arrest hellion is the star of an two-minute-long art film called “Lindsay Lohan” by Richard Phillips, to be screened eventually by the Gagosian Gallery in L.A. In the meantime, you can watch it online and, uh, enjoy the references to Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona” and Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt,” apparently. All I was reminded of, though, was how Lohan is truly quite beautiful. [Los Angeles Times] Keep reading »

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