Upperplayground Ignite What's Next Boston Edition
So Sam Flores, N8 Van Dyke, and Alex Pardee were in Boss-town last weekend painting at Underground Snowboards. I stopped down there for awhile. A great time with a good turn out. I took a lot of photos that still need to be developed. The mural they did was of a girl having a bad dream. It was beautiful and they were incredibly nice to everyone that wanted black books drawn in. Check this video of the guys crusin around the Mass of two shits. One.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Upperplayground Ignite What's Next Boston Edition
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This is at Temple University. Over in Mitten Hall's Great Court. Starts at 7pm. Performances and fashion from local talent. This flyer and whole theme of this reminds me of the shows I did with the Just B girls in Springfield. I miss those chicks. In fact, they are having an event this Friday. When I get a flyer, I'll post it.
Tickets are 25 dolla. Starts at 8pm
Get in where ya fit in homeboys and girlz.
My Little Pony is getting a makeover! The "My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years," was created by Hasbro Inc. who enlisted 25 designers to revamp the classic toy. The ponies are available for auction online until October 2. Proceeds of the project going to Give Kids the World Village Charity, a non-profit that helps children with life threatening illnesses. Designers include Junko Mizuno, Catalina Estrada, Tado, Toki Doki, Claw Money, and Kevin Leong.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Tuesday night Parson's New School of Design will host a cocktail reception for it's graduating class of designers. Senior collections will be on view from 6-9 pm and the event is free and open to the public. The designs will remain on display at Debut and available for purchase until the 29th. Definitely an event to check out if you are in the area.
Also in New York tonight! The Kings of Leon are playing at the Webster Hall. The show is completely sold out. I slept on those tickets! I will have to wait until November 15th to check them at the Electric Factory here in Philly. Bummer.
-Upper Playground is opening up shop soon in New York. Next door to the Giant Robot gallery which is on E. 9th street between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village. yessss
-Lazarides is putting together a group show for two weeks in Manhattan. The cast looks pretty dope.
-Alex Pardee's new book "Awful/Homesick" is available for sale online at zerofriends.com. We will also have it soon at Omoi.
Currently at the Jonathan Levine gallery in New York City are new works from Camille Rose Garcia. Her new series of original paintings, drawings, and a site specific installations will be on view until October 4th.
More about the show from the website:
Referencing concepts from Snow White, The Matrix, Soylent Green, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Garcia combines Disney references with paranoid social theories and fatal prophesies about the dangers of detachment in troubled times. Ambien, the sleeping pill, is used as a metaphor for our sedated populace being controlled by corporate empires such as the pharmaceutical industry, while the world crumbles around us. The complacency of our culture and lack of outrage over the current state of affairs (loss of liberties, soaring national debt, and depleting natural resources) form central themes, told in a series of disjointed tableaux, in which the artist describes how “a powerful witch delivers apples poisoned with sleep elixir to the ambien somnambulents, a sleepwalking army of fancy dressed revelers, innocent and content in their dream world of complete denial.” With the absence of sustainable capitalism and renewable energy sources, our self-destructive society sinks deeper into its own demise, controlled by fear and distraction through fantasy propaganda and escapism. World catastrophes both environmental and military, threaten even the most privileged of lives, as over-population and overindulgence lead to an inevitable fate of gloom and global disorder.
Acrylic, Silver Leaf and Glitter on Wood Panel
Upcoming at the Jonathan Levine gallery is Blek le Rat, legendary French artist, and Doze Green, a NY graffiti artist.
"I never really thought about my work going legal," Green says. "I never in my wildest dreams did I think that painting subway trains ... would lead up to galleries and museum shows."- Doze Green
The opening reception for that one is Saturday, October 18th 7pm-9pm.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
If you haven't caught on yet I am way into crewneck sweatshirts. Another must have for this lady, comes from Perks and Mini (PAM)
Thou Wilt Sweater Dress
3 Eyes Sweatshirt Crewneck
For shoes were looking at 2 over the top designers, that bring it and bring it hard.
Pour la Victoire does it up with a what i like to call a bondage peep toe heel
Vince Camuto gives us a 90'scombat/hiking boot combo with this heeled ankle boot
Throw these any of these 5 together and you are sure to get some compliments.
Posted by RIFE at 1:43 PM
MAC Cosmetics is offering customers one last chance to pick up products that they will be discontinuing. Included are a full range of items in some great colors. I'm sad to see one of my favorite Blushcremes, Sweet William, to go. If you have never tried the Blushcremes, they are super light, offer a dewy finish, and are great for highlighting. I find that the best results come with blending with fingers. They are also great for layering products, like pigments which adhere really well if put on last. There are plenty more items available for all areas of the face. As always with makeup, Have Fun.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Damn yo Cubannie Links gets me every time. I'm gonna have to hand her my whole paycheck soon, no lie.
The Sol Tri-color Hoops in Rasta- A must have for this Ladys Jewelry Box
You can even have the option of customizing your own pair!
Check out the colors you can chose from
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Once you start living downtown, it can begin to feel like a big kids high school. It's like never never land, a place where one can stay young forever. The taxis begin to feel like the school buses. The restaurants are like our cafeterias. The bars and clubs are like our school dances and the streets are like our high school hallways!
But if downtown NYC were really a high school, what would it look like and who would the school body be?
Inspired by both the traditional American high school yearbook and Ezra Petronio's book "Bold and Beautiful" of Self Service, THE YOUNG AND THE BANGING is a downtown NYC yearbook that provides a look at almost 200 new faces of todays creative youth through polaroid photography.
A first of its kind, co-created by 15 girls or as PURPLE magazine calls them, "A fascinating NEW GENERATION born into the realms of fashion, art and success." The contributors include local favorites Tracy Antonopoulos, Sage Grazer, Rachel Smith, Philippa Price, Nicole Saldana, Louise Erhard, Laura Gerster, Katia Hakko, Kate Brien, Kathy Lo, Julia Tepper, Dana Veraldi, Carly Mark, Anna Skladmann and Amanda Merten.
We invited them to partner as co-creators to make the book through artistic collaboration. They were asked to highlight the young and creative people around them through Polaroid photography to act as their class photo and given spreads in the book to design in a way that best represented the lifestyle and creativity of those people.
Get it here! Get it here!