Posts tagged "art"

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,…

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]…

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, sure-to-be-scary freak…

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 in which he used non-toxic dye…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 dresses that aim to get people talking…

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…

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…

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 wa…

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 to catch…

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…

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 vehicles and 22 firefighters,…

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 women face…

Claire Hannum / June 16, 2014

Want: Art Socks With Famous Paintings On Them

I’d have to get creative to figure out where I would actually wear these socks, but that’s no matter. The Sock Drawer’s fun line of art socks includes the work of artists like Da Vinci, Botticelli, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo. Can wearing paintings on your ankles make you more creative via osmosis? [Miss Moss via Vogue] [Image via David

Claire Hannum / June 14, 2014

Remember Maya Angelou With Four Of Her Most Famous Poems

The death of Maya Angelou, a lioness of American arts and letters, marked the end of her truly extraordinary career. She leaves behind a body of work that is, quite frankly, exhaustive. The Poetry Foundation has a full list of Angelou’s contributions to literature, poetry, theater and film and many her poems can be found…

Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2014

Photoshopped Versions Of Famous Paintings Are Kind Of Terrifying


What would Botticelli’s Birth of Venus look like if the star of the painting had been airbrushed? If famous works of art had been created today, they might have a whole different look.
Lauren Wade, photo editor at TakePart, used GIFs to alter the body sizes of some of history’s most beautiful portrayals of the female body…

Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY Wall Art For Non-Artists

As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But! Lack of artistic experience or natural aptitude shouldn’t keep you from creating some fabulous DIY art for your home. Click through for some seriously easy…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2014
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