Written on the Wall


Everybody says that walls speak. But the moment when this phrase gets more meaningful is when art invades structure. That’s what happens in the Ok Go new video. Directed by Aaron Duffy, Damian Kulash, Jr. & Bob Partington. Get ready for some magistral art direction and enjoy!

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From Fashion to Dogs

“When you start talking to people about their animals, their whole bodies smile.”

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If Fashion makes you passionate, but dogs are the love of your life, you might want to see Suzanne Donaldson‘s new website.

She was the executive photo director at Glamour Magazine, then she realized she could merge her love for fashion and dogs. Today Sizzle.com was released. So, if you want to take a look at the pets of famous fashion editors photographers and artists, this is the place to go. Enjoy! Continue reading

Dancing Shadows

Wednesdays are those kind of days that mean nothing. They get on the middle  of the week, so they don’t feel like the heavy start of the routine. But they don’t come with the joy of the weekend, like thursday or friday. We might call it a day of shadows, but even these days can have a bright side if we fill them with a bit of music and dance.

So, in order to make our day happier, let’s watch Josephine Baker making art out of shadows. An inspiring muse is what we need to make the middle of the week better.

And if the shadows don’t get you in the mood, I bet you’ll smile after the Banana Dance!

Bites of Famous Literature

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Heidi, By Joanna Spyri

I ate them like salad, books were my sandwich for lunch, my tiffin and dinner and midnight munch. I tore out the pages, ate them with salt, doused them with relish, gnawed on the bindings, turned the chapters with my tongue! Books by the dozen, the score and the billion. I carried so many home I was hunchbacked for years. Philosophy, art history, politics, social science, the poem, the essay, the grandiose play, you name ’em, I ate ’em.

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

 

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Fashion Scans

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Once again, V Magazine shows that there is always a new point of view to think about , if we are looking at fashion. Watch this amazing editorial with pictures by Pamela Reed and Mathew Rader, and get to see what happens when you scan Pre-fall collections.

Click here to see the whole editorial in Gifs!

The rhythm of Soccer

Ostentation Funk – The Movie (English subtitles) from Funk Ostentação on Vimeo.

So, with just a week ahead to start the biggest tournament of the world, when it comes to soccer, all of our eyes are staring at Brazil. The country with the biggest income per capita in Latin America. But also, a country with huge problems due to social differences.

If there’s one thing us, latin americans, share is that when there is a reason to worry, we turn it into a reason to celebrate. Brazilians celebrate through their rhythm, and well, Funk seems like the best way to do it. But there is a different meaning of Funk in this country. Here it is not about a groovy bass and some James Brown soul. It is about samba, mixed with Miami bass and rap music. When the rest of Latin America started dancing reggaeton, Brazilians developed this gender that may seem pretty similar to the reggaeton’s aesthetic, but that has such a different meaning and musical richness to consider.

Funk was born in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro -better known as favelas-, and when it started, their lyrics were all about sex, drugs and protest. But when it came to Sao Paulo, a city where fashion and style rule above other important topics of society, it went more commercial. It started talking about cars, jewelry, liqueur and it certainly started to mention a lot of brands. It turned out to be the perfect way to promote consumption and social mobility.  Funk is now a big business and artists like M.I.A. or Diplo are using its tone into their music.

Of course soccer is an important new topic to sing about in the Funk world. My eyes are also in Brazil and it may be time to dance to MC Guime’s rhythm.