As I sat on the bench alone, strangers waved and smiled as if we’d crossed paths a thousand times before. A little girl asked to pet my dog and told me all about the King of Pops popsicle her Mom finally let her have on a school night. I sat feeling as if I’d stepped off the city streets into a small town escape. Swirled around the busy city of Atlanta, Georgia the (soon-to-be) 22 mile pathway invites people to stroll along restaurants, parks, and an amazing display of community art.
Have you ever wondered what preppiness, Yves Klein, Aaliyah’s ‘Rock the Boat,’ and a Slim Aaron’s photo of Katharine Hepburn in a Rolls-Royce at Montego Bay have in common? If you are like most people, including myself, these thoughts have probably never crossed your mind all at once. This laundry list of random nouns however, is nothing less than the self-described 2014 collection of one of fashion’s most popular new designers, Charles Harbison.
At first I found myself staring deeply into an image of an impressionist painting. The strokes of the water and flowers reminded me of the late French Painter Claude Monet. As I looked more closely into the texture of the strokes, I discovered a curious glossy top layer similar to photo paper. Unsure if it was just the reflection of my computer screen or something more, I could not help but feel that there was something unusual about this piece. Was I looking at a painting or not?
Music is perhaps the most broadly recognized language. Some form of creating sound and rhythm exists universally among different cultures. Regardless of whether the language of the lyrics are understood, people understand beautiful sounds, rhythms, and instruments.
For three weeks in October, beautiful paintings of ethereal lands and stoic women were accompanied by serene female sculptures at the Spoke Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. The exhibit, Lore, by artist Amy Sol combined traditional oil on canvas paintings with virtual reality 3D produced sculptures.
“Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Sam DuBose, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Terence Crutcher are just some of the names on a long list of unarmed black boys and men who were killed by police officers in recent years.
What if you had the chance to jump inside your favorite novel? Would you be the detective that solves the impossible mystery? Or the first to discover an alien portal, casually explore new and vibrant cities….or would you simply do it all?
For a limited time, a modernized pair of Notorious B.I.G.’s Versace sunglasses will be sold online and in stores at Barneys New York. The famed sunglasses were worn by the rapper during his rise in the 90s. The thick black rimmed, dark shaded sunglasses with a golden medusa symbol on either side were featured in Biggie Small’s music video for “One More Chance” (‘95) and later popularized through the rapper’s hit song and music video “Hypnotize” (‘97) as well as through sporting the look at award ceremonies.
Returned to Infinity, to Eternal Time, and to Absolute Space
“[The infinity rooms] make you feel vast and tiny at the same time…. You feel significant and insignificant — and that just strikes a human chord,” said Joanne Heyler, director of The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, California.