Archive for 2011

EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT THREATENS TO TAKE BACK OBELISK IN CENTRAL PARK The Egyptian government official charged with protecting his country’s ancient monuments is threatening to take back an iconic obelisk in Central Park unless New York City takes steps to restore it. Zahi Hawass, secretary general for Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, wrote in a letter [...]

DENNIS HOPPER’S FINE ART COLLECTION GOING UP FOR AUCTION Dennis Hopper shot two bullet holes through an Andy Warhol portrait of Mao Zedong. Instead of earning the wrath of Andy Warhol, the infamous pop artist called the Easy Rider star a collaborator. So Warhol. Variation of Warhol’s Mao Mao is among 300 works of fine art [...]

Illustrator Natsuki Otani designs some gorgeous artworks that are rich in color and texture. She is from Tokyo, studied at Norwich University College of the Arts and is currently working in England as a freelance illustrator. Her most recent work is a collaboration with Urban Outfitters, Sketchbook Magazine and The 405. She was also featured [...]

The 1950′s. The dust finally settled from World War II, however there were clashes between communism and capitalism that dominated this new decade. The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1. It was the decade of music by Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Bobby Darin, Connie Frances, Johnny Mathis and of course, Elvis Presley. Jazz singers and legends Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious [...]

This Sunday, January 9th from 3PM to 6PM is the 10th Annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York City! The requirements for participation are… 1) You’re willing to take off your pants on the subway. 2) You’re able to keep a straight about it. Sounds simple enough. If you plan on showing up for [...]

A guy by the name of Bradley Lewis built this amazing replica of Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Light Saber, with a removable blade (which is powered by batteries), and a spring loaded crystal chamber mechanism, complete with the cool ‘wheeeeer’ sound. Awesome! Watch the light saber in action… You know you want one. via technabob

On online drawing app that mimics real life drawing class. The idea of the 30 Second Drawing App is based on a special training method introduced in the book The Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. (Highly recommended for those who think they can’t draw.) This training overheats your language function by rapidly showing [...]

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