"Breaking down terrestrial boundaries,
speaking the international language of rhythm,
samurai.fm is your gateway to a new international soundscape.
Featuring the freshest sounds from the international scene
as well as the finest home grown talent from Japan,
we act as a portal for Japan to the rest of the world
and the rest of the world to Japan."
"With 24 hours of new shows every week,
cooked up by the artists themselves especially for samurai.fm
or recorded at live events, they're sets and shows
you won't be able to hear anywhere else."
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
"I am a late bloomer. First I stepped over the edge, and survived. I dedicate my work to all those who abused me, mobbed me, ridiculed me, hurt me, betrayed me and never believed in me. Thanks to you all, I have the energy and drive to express myself through my portraits of others.
You guys are all just a bunch of Mother Fuckers."
Gallery Atomic Salon
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Voskhod is a musical project. It aims to experiment
body sensations and feelings through electronic sounds.
The website is part of the project, as a way of
Saturday, February 20, 2010
CHICtopia10 Social Influence Summit
Declaration of Romantic Intent
Igor and Andre
Oh my, the beauty of Danny Roberts
"I've always been one for creative projects and art and crafts.
When I was five, I convinced myself that pouring mud onto cardboard
was how to make concrete.
I began drawing as a young child, but it wasn't until a
few years ago when I decided to practice everyday,
that I started getting better.
I would draw some days for 15 hours straight
till my hands were swollen shut."
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Kristen Hatgi lives in Denver, Colorado where she works as a photographer, graphic designer, web designer, florist, and peruses her personal art along side collaborating with Mark Sink, making collodion wet plate images.
French Connection Campaign
Designer and Artist Mannequins for Ralph Pucci International
Ibride's Stackable Bowls from Ming
Laura L. Sweet
Author and founder of the daily design blogzine If It's Hip, It's Here.
An advertising, creative art director who has both traditional and digital experience in executing brand strategy, product launches, broadcast, print, rich media, web design and online communications.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Alexander Herrmann (February 10, 1844 – December 17, 1896)
was a French magician, better known as Herrmann the Great.
"A so-called magician, more than a poet,
must be born with a peculiar aptitude for the calling.
He must first of all possess a mind of contrarieties, quick
to grasp the possibilities of seemingly producing
the most opposite effects from the most natural causes. He must
be original and quick-witted, never to be taken unawares.
He must possess, in no small degree, a knowledge of the exact sciences,
and he must spend a lifetime in practice,
for in the profession its emoluments come very slowly. All this
is discouraging enough, but this is not all. The magician must expect
the exposure of his tricks sooner or later, and see what it has required
long months of study and time to perfect, dissolved in an hour."
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Kay Nielsen (pronounced "kigh")(1886-1957)
was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century,
the "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Vierge
and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that
drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility.
He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in
enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century.
This fad lasted until roughly the end of World War II when economic
changes made it more difficult to make a profit from elaborately
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sidhe Sitting Stockings
Moira Nordholdt, founder and author, of Feel Good Guru joined together
and Eco Sexy Valentine list of 10 splendid ideas.
She included Under The Root with her list. Thank you, Moira.
Feel Good Guru is your online destination for celebrating people,
ideas and things that make the world a better place. We’re an
aspirational new tribe of eco-consumers looking for the best places
to vote with our forks and our green. We call ourselves
Conscious, Healthy Urbanites with Passion and Power to
Feel Good Guru is all about healthy plant-powered food, cool
eco-stuff, green travel and inspirational people, peppered with a
little irreverence and lots of laughter. It’s a community of readers
and contributors who want nothing less than to change the world.
Our healthy, hip and fresh-picked portal is full of organic ingredients,
innovative design, sustainable cuisine, electric vehicles, feel good
films and free spirits.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Garnet Poppy Red Bloomers
14 Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Gifts for Him and Her
by Jasmin Malik Chua
Save your angst for your relationship, not your Valentine's Day shopping. For the perplexed planet-hugger, we've gathered 14 hot-blooded tributes for every kind of guy, gal, relationship level, and budget.
read more and see the guide here
Underworld Umbrella UnitSuit
Shawna Coronado of Gardening Nude
"Valentine's Day; the annual holiday that brings the lover out in everyone. When it comes time for a gift that says "I love you!" this year, why not consider giving green as well as sexy? Being eco-friendly demonstrates a heightened level of thoughtfulness with your gift giving and is sure to impress your sexy significant other. Easily finding a nice, affordable present online is as simple as looking at the favorite top five green and sexy gifts listed below - review the photo series to find links to all the products."
read entire article here
Jane Flanagan of Ill Seen, Ill Said has written a feature with the ReadyMade Off the Rack.
"I’m a total Etsy-holic… I’ve bought artwork, jewelry, ceramics, vintage home accessories and used and new clothes. So, why do I have a mental block when it comes to the thought of buying handmade lingerie? I guess I’ve shopped in all manner of clothes shops, but lingerie I’ve always bought in one of those frou frou boutiques with matronly ladies who whip a tape measure around you without prompting. But, with the help of these two beautiful Etsy stores, I’m starting to open my mind!"...
read more here
HUH. Magazine is a London based, free arts & culture paper based in London. The magazine is released sporadically and contains interviews and features on both established and little known creatives.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
The Folies Bergère is a Parisian music hall which was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s through the 1920s. As of May 2009, the institution is still in business. It opened on 2 May 1869 as the Folies Trévise, with fare including operettas, comic opera, popular songs, and gymnastics. The Folies Bergère on 13 September 1872, named after a nearby street, the rue Bergère (the feminine form of "shepherd").
The Folies Bergère catered to popular taste. Shows featured elaborate costumes; the women's were frequently revealing, practically leaving them naked, and shows often contained a good deal of nudity. Shows also played up the exotic of persons and objects from other cultures, obliging the Parisian fascination with the négritude of the 1920s.
In the early 1890s, the American dancer Loie Fuller starred at the Folies Bergère. Nearly thirty years later, in 1926, Joséphine Baker, an African-American expatriate singer, dancer, and entertainer, became an overnight sensation at the Folies Bergère with her suggestive "banana dance", in which she wore a skirt made of bananas and little else. French writer Colette and Charlie Chaplin were two of the many notable performers to grace the stage.
excerpt taken from the Folies Bergère