We recently came across this interesting music video by Gil Scott-Heron titled ‘Me and the Devil‘. Have a listen.

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The end of ‘Me and the Devil’ is reminiscient of Moody Blues Days of Future Passed album, with the narration of “Cold hearted orb that rules the night…”

Only 10 days left to see Mat Brinkman’s show ‘PHANTASMATGORIA’.

The Hole has Mat Brinkman’s first solo show in New York currently running until October 23, 2010! The gallery is filled with black ink works on paper and has blasting some rooms with colored light. Along with the solo show is an advance previewing of selected work by various artists from a yet to be released Necro~Demonic Dungeon~Crawl~Warfare Boardgame.

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‘Above Below’ A Subterranean City that will heal the earth.

As we all know, we are in the process of depleting our natural resources, especially through open-pit mining exploits which leaves huge gaping holes in the ground, causing scars in the earth. Matthew Fromboluti of Washington University in St. Louis has a plan to heal those scars with an underground skyscraper that fills the hole and creates a self-sustaining community in its place.

His architectural proposal, Above Below, is to infill the 900-foot deep and nearly 300-acre wide crater left by the former Lavender Pit Mine outside of Bisbee, Arizona.

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The Las Olas Art Fair returns for its 23rd anniversary on October 23 – 24, 2010, featuring the work of the nation’s leading artists including new and emerging talent. This top ranked fair has become a highly anticipated fall tradition attracting locals and tourists alike. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures. Admission is free and open to the public.

This two-day event brings together more than 150 of the nation’s most talented artists who will collectively display over $15 million in artwork, available for sale. The artists were juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.

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Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn’t have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems in this TED Talks video.

Paul Bennett is the creative director at the influential design and innovation company Ideo.

Product Design at it’s creepiest and definitely not for the faint of heart.

We are posting this “curious” item for the sheer audacity that someone made it. Behold the cockroach plate. Ew. While it is kind of gross and creepy, we are sure someone, somewhere, owns it. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall when this plate gets set down at a dinner party?

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Step inside the fantasy world of Swedish artist and illustrator Alexander Jannson, who specializes in cover art, illustration, concept art and character design. His clients have included The New York City Ballet, Random House Spain and many others.

Here are some samples of his work.

La Voiture de Brut

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