60’s Paraphernalia

Andy Warhol: Andy Warhol’s sphere of influence defined 60’s subculture in New York. Though most remember Andy as an artist, he should be coined as a collector, collecting characters at The Factory who he manufactured and preserved as icons. His taste was impeccable; his instincts dead on. “Anybody who Andy discovered and found and ‘named’ […]

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The Stooges by James Marshall

Absolutely, Definitely RAW! The Stooges are my all time favorite group so I really felt I had to hook you guys up on this article written by James Marshall in pleasekillme.com that is really complete and interesting. I also included a few clips that I thought you might enjoy as well. It is really important to me […]

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FUTURO HOUSES

A FAILED 1960’S ATTEMPT AT UFO LIVING The UFO-shaped house in Royse City, Texas, sits alone in an overgrown field, a vision of some solitary failed retrofuture dream. The Futuro House was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 1960s. Made of new materials like plastic and manufactured to be portable and adaptable to diverse terrain with its raised legs, […]

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Creepy Nightclubs

Weird but Awesome Those that are drawn to the more creepy side of life will be thrilled to find out that 1920s Paris was obsessed with all things macabre. And that goes for nightclubs, too. During the 20th century, a number of different cabarets opened across the city, complete with gargoyle ceilings, bone chandeliers and […]

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Nick Cave/Interview

Being on Earth! By ANDREW DOMINIK Photography CRAIG MCDEAN Nick Cave’s mind is a deep spring of dark beauty and improbable inspirations. He is a restless creator, skipping blithely across genres and forms, from music and literature to screenwriting, acting, and even theater. After cutting his teeth in the late ’70s and early ’80s with […]

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Sylvia JI

Land of Retinal Delights   Possessing an artistic voice as unique as the times we live in, Sylvia Ji is at once contemplative, spiritual, enigmatic, and yet whimsically funny. Above all else, it is perhaps beauty that emerges as her defining characteristic, and her art reflects this: an extension of herself; a passionate appreciation of simple […]

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Haroshi

Japanese Skateboarder and Self-Taught Sculptor Turns Old Skateboards Into Art Japanese skateboarder and self-taught sculptor Haroshi has creatively combined his two passions by creating striking and stylish pop-culture images out of the wood of trashed skateboards. The unique appearance of his sculptures is all thanks to the composition of the skateboards he uses, which are created from multiple […]

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Was Football Season Really Over ?

The Death of Hunter S. Thompson ”Shortly after Thompson’s death, I read Hey Rube, a collection of his columns for ESPN.com. His most chilling column was the one he wrote just hours after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.” Last Words: A Testament to Hunter Thompson Washington Post Staff Writer By Henry Allen Friday, September 9, 2005 They found […]

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Art Nouveau III

A Way of Life and a Philosophy/The Accessories and Jewellery As promised here are some nice piece of jewellery or accessories that are considered to be Art Nouveau.                                                       […]

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Art Nouveau II

Art Nouveau Is a Philosphy, a Way of Life Art Nouveau is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art – especially the decorative arts – that was most popular during 1890 — 1910. It was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried […]

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