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It’s too beautiful outside. I’m laying in a bed of clovers and people are looking at me weird.

Cerebral work by Waldez Snegotskiy. To me, this feels like a modern version of Geurnica, my fave Picasso work.


Evian Christ

There’s been a resurgence of electronica lately. Its rebirth has brought a new smartness and elegance to the medium. It seems to be permeating hip-hop too. Artist Evian Christ has this style. It sounds sort like the love-making of Clams Casino and Sinjin Hawke


Rainbow Brite

I usually wear a lot of dark colors but I’m getting sick of navy and black. I want warm weather back and days where I don’t have to wear a raincoat.

These looks from LF’s latest trend report are making me salivate…




photos via Fashion Lane


Brooklyn

I’m convinced that any music that comes out of Brooklyn is effortless and cool.


This is what music is

In my opinion, this is what music is. It’s smart, elegant, edgy and original. I’ve listened to this song thousands of times and it still hasn’t gotten old…

In the art world, I’m crushin’ hard on Jeremy Zerfoss’ cheeky graphic designs that feel a little bit J-pop meets Kid Robot meets dark power puff girls meets Deadmau5


Beginners

I demand that you watch this film. It’s one of those movies where you cry at all the wrong parts and laugh during the awkward stretches of silence and smile to yourself for no reason at all because all of the feelings conveyed in this film are inexplicably familiar, human, and raw. It is absolutely beautiful.


Art & Industry

Today I met up with a director of the National Wildlife Fund to organize an upcoming rally for the nation-wide November 6th protests. Before leaving, she handed me a book. “This has just been laying around here,” she said. “Read it.” I looked at its boring, outdated, serif text and ugly and outdated cover art and already knew it would make a perfect coaster. But when I got back to my dorm, I found myself bored and in the mood to do anything but study. I cracked it open, and after the first few pages was already filled with a sense of disgust and dread. In just a year, we create enough trash to encircle the earth 300 times over. That’s just the US. Industry is seen as an asset, but it’s slowly destroying us. It just so happens that today I discovered the work of Drew Etienne, an artist with a noble cause and powerful message:

Throughout our modern age, we’ve ignored the negative effects that industrialization has had on the world around us. The consequences of our neglect loom over us as we seek shelter in man-made alternate realities. How can we expect to exist in these digital realms once our physical reality can no longer support them? My paintings, at times surreal, at times abstract, are expressions of our post-industrial societies and their false sense of superiority over the natural world. My work is directed by vivid memories of childhood surroundings, a passion for succeeding and finding solutions, and a refreshing contentment in the fact that even if there appears to be a sensical structure to the universe, it does not necessitate a logical explanation.
–Drew Etienne

How fitting, right? Today is becoming a day of enlightenment for me. Hopefully, Etienne will enlighten you too.