Posts tagged "art"

Life Dream Status: You Can Go Camping On A New York City Rooftop

Artist Thomas Stevenson launched art project/pop-up campground Bivouac NY to allow city dwellers to spend the night in tents on secret New York City rooftops. The experience may not offer much in the way of forests or meadows, but there is a great big starry sky to gaze at when night falls and…
By: Claire Hannum / October 23, 2014

The Cast Of “Friends” Plays Dress-Up, And Now I Miss Them

It's been a big month for "Friends" fans. First, the show celebrated its 20th Anniversary by creating a functioning Central Perk replica in New York City, and then Netflix announced they'll be adding all 236 episodes to their repertoire. All hail October 2014! While "Friends"…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 20, 2014

Christmas Tree Butt Plug In Paris Deflated By Vandals

See that thing above? Is it A) art, B) a Christmas tree, C) an enormous butt plug or D) all of the above? The answer is D! American Artist Paul McCarthy erected, heh, the sculpture, called "Tree," in Paris last week, noting that he got the idea for it after noticing that a butt plug…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 20, 2014

Fed Up Artist Turns Catcalls Into Needlepoints

It continues to blow my mind that men remain dismissive of women's complaints about street harassment, insistent that they're "only" giving compliments and flirting, as if it's completely irrelevant how such "compliments" actually make women feel. Brooklyn-based artist Elana Adler -- like many, many, many, many women -- was also sick of being catcalled and decided…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2014

Coloring Is A Good De-Stressing Tool For Adults

Good news! Coloring is a dang good de-stressing tool for adults. Time to get some colored pencils and get to work! Psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala says that the benefits of coloring lie between focusing our attention on fine motor movements and on the logic of color-matching. So while it’s a great distraction from stressors,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

PornHub’s Times Square Billboard Has Vanished

PornHub’s extraordinarily inoffensive Times Square billboard has been taken down. [Jezebel] Find out 14 new things about Margaret Atwood. [Buzzfeed] Read about the scary gender and power dynamic of cabs. [Feministing]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 9, 2014

Artists Create Stunning Alternate “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Posters

I don't know about you people, but I can't wait for  tonight's season premiere of "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Fresh off the heels of "AHS: Coven," the folks at FX are bringing back one of the creepiest shows on TV, this time taking place under the big top at one very eerie,…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 8, 2014

Photographer’s “Dream Series” Features A Rainbow Of Pastel-Colored Sheep

Photographer Gray Malin heard a story growing up of a Scottish shepherd who dyed his sheep's whole so that he could see them better at night and protect them from being stolen. It never quite left his mind, and it became the inspiration for his "Dream Series," a photography project…
By: Claire Hannum / October 6, 2014

13 Adorable, Beautiful & Bizarre Designer Toys And Prints From Rotofugi With Which I Want To Decorate My Home

Yeah, I know, I know, I am a very bad minimalist. I collect things when I shouldn't, just because they're strange and they make me smile. I was introduced to Chicago's Rotofugi gallery and toy store shortly before I moved into the city and it quickly became an obsession. It's like they just took all…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014

Mindfulness And The Bucket List At Museums

When I went to the MoMA, I went not knowing what exactly they had in their collection. I do that with museums -- why spoil the fun of discovery? I went to the National Gallery of Art in 2012 and was preoccupied with a Sol LeWitt and a Lawrence Weiner before I rounded the corner…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 26, 2014

6 Art Exercises To Help Boost Self-Esteem (From A Professional Art Therapist)

Every day, we’re bombarded with so many ideas about who we should be and how to look and act that we often lose sight of who we truly are. We all struggle with self-acceptance every once in a while, and need to remind ourselves to love who we’ve become. New York-based Creative Arts Therapist Mallory…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 17, 2014

Margaret Atwood Is Coming Out With A New Book — But There’s A Catch

A new book from the genius Margaret Atwood is always news. The author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin has legions of readers around the world. But when her next book is published, most of them will be dead. That's because Atwood has written a novel but won't be publishing it until 2114…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2014

Would You Wear A Dress Made Of Condoms?

Ever wonder what happens to all the condoms that fail the quality control test? Artist and social activist Adriana Bertini crafts gowns out of them. Bertini's Condom Couture project was created to raise awareness about safe sex and STI prevention. Using dyed defective and expired condoms, she puts together dresse…
By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Anatomically Correct Vagina Underwear Might Come In Handy Actually

British student/artist Eleanor Beth Haswell, 18, made the anatomically correct underthings as part of her senior high school project called "Why Are You So Afraid Of Your Own Anatomy," about the ways in which women are scared and uncomfortable with their own bodies. But as some of the reaction to the underwear, which labels the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2014

This Japanese Artist Was Arrested For Emailing 3-D Print Data Of Her Vagina

Today in bizarre: a Japanese artist has been arrested for obscenity after allegedly emailing data that would be used to make 3-D prints of her vagina. Megumi Igarashi works under the name Rokude Nashiko, which translates to something along the lines of "bastard kid," and a major goal of her work is to make the…
By: Claire Hannum / July 15, 2014

Missed The Kara Walker Installation At NYC’s Domino Factory? Go See Lygia Clarke At MOMA!

I made a special trip to New York last weekend to visit Kara Walker’s A Subtlety at the Domino factory during its last weekend. It was worth it. It was worth the four 90-degree days with no air conditioning in a hostel, it was worth the plane fare despite my general brokeness, and it…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 15, 2014

Artwork Depicting Nigella Lawson Being Strangled Is Posted On Her Ex-Husband’s Website

The image of Nigella Lawson with her then-husband's hands around her throat is seared into my memory. If you remember, back in 2013, Lawson and businessman/art gallery owner Charles Saatchi were seated in a London restaurant, arguing, when he placed his hands around her neck as if to choke her. A photographer happened…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2014

The Soapbox: Pharrell Curates Women As Objects In Parisian Art Show

Yoko Ono's breasts, a model's ass, and a vagina are front in center at an art show in Paris. It would be just another day in the art world if the person behind it wasn't one of hip hop's greatest assets. Which begs the question: Does Pharrell Williams have a woman problem? The Oscar-nominated musicia…
By: Lyneka Little / June 24, 2014

It Could Be Worse: You Could Be Stuck Inside A Giant Vagina Sculpture Like This American Exchange Student

American exchange students have a long, proud history of embarrassing our country while abroad. This chucklehead is no exception. An unidentified young man visiting Tubingen University in southwest Germany wedged himself inside a vagina sculpture called "Making Love" and couldn't get out. He had to be rescued by five emergency vehicle…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2014

These Girls Are Using Art To Combat Street Harassment And I’m Loving It

The awesome ladies behind the non-profit Hollaback have turned to art as a method of fighting back against street harassment. Hollaback NYC held a "Girl Power" art workshop in a Brooklyn park recently which encouraged its tween and teen participants to create visible street art that spoke out against the catcalls and harassment many wome…
By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2014
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