Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to the indigenous cultures. Thousands of years before the Spanish Conquistadores arrived.
To celebrate this holiday, I give you a representation of Star Wars and other pop culture icons by Mis Nopales Art. Prints by José Pulido in a traditional Mexican style reminiscent of Dia de Los Muertos.
Alber Elbaz as an owl. Karl Lagerfeld as a cat. Terry Richardson as a guinea pig and a lemur. Anna Wintour as a praying mantis. The folks who run Tumblr blog Fashimals have created just that. The concept is simple: it takes every big name in the fashion industry, and transforms them into animals.
Check out their blog, is pretty cool.
Halloween is coming and you’ll need a good soundtrack in your parties. Here’s my list for the Top 39 Halloween Music. Some of them are soundtracks from movies that still haunt you in your dreams, some others terrorize you in their lyrics and others just use plain old spooky sounds and instruments like church organs.
Duck Sauce just released this, slightly NSFW, video for ‘Big Bad Wolf’ where they’re on a parallel universe and they’re a pair of… dickheads. Literally.
Humor, creativity, and good imagery. A-track, one half of the duo, sums it up saying “Remember when dance music videos used to actually be creative? Like when you think back to Aphex Twin, Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk… I don’t know why the genre’s videos became so generic in recent years.” Yeap, when?
You gotta love the girl’s vagina beard and the premature discharger.
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Marty McFly’s iconic time machine, the DeLorean, is set to re-enter the marketplace as an all-electric version of its former self.
While this won’t be Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown’s pimped out version of the car, with its Flux Capacitator, Time Circuits and ability to fly, at least you won’t need plutonium to make it work and it won’t form frost after you reach 88 MPH.
Maximo Riera’s The Animal Chair Collection are art pieces, which one can just so happen to sit on. This Spanish designer creates elegant, refined and imposing furniture pieces inspired by the fascinating animal world using a Walrus, a Rhino and an Octopus.
Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen is making my past and my present colide! She created a a transformative art project called My Little Pop Icons with renditions of the most iconic pop icons and “My Little Pony”. New outfits, improved hairstyles and make up all over their classic bodies, converting them into My Little Frida, My Little Damien Hirs, My Little Alien, My Little Lady Gaga and others.
I’m a sucker for a nice vintage find, so when I came across this fabulous Etsy page, where every item wins your heart I knew I had to let the world know.
So browse around and fall in love with suitcases, plates, cameras and do as I did, and choose wisely and fill your home with the warm feeling “old” brings.
Remember being 14, saving your allowance and asking your mom to drive you to Rite Aid to buy the latest issue of Tiger Beat? Well, I do. I was the ultimate late-90s-boyband-adoring teenage girl once, as I’m sure most of you were at some point (maybe not obsessed with the Backstreet Boys, but you get it). My favorite articles, aside from the ones where Nick Carter talked about his favorite color, were the ones where girls would submit pictures of their bedrooms/shrines. I was so inspired by the collection of posters on my fellow teenie boppers’ walls, I wanted to be able to express my (fourteen year old version of) love for these boys and their music just like they did. Unfortunately, I had a stubborn mother who was incredibly concerned about the nature of the lilac paint that adorned my bedroom walls and would under no circumstances let me tape the life size poster of my boyfriend next to my bed. Ugh! It was SOO unfair!
In the heart of Mexico City we can find an old building with a lot of history and a lot of cool. Finished in the XVIIIth century this old house now is the home of MUMEDI (Museo Mexicano del Diseño – Mexican Musem of Design), with collections of the most avant garde mexican designers. You can also find design workshops, exhibits, a very chic cafeteria and a small boutique hotel.
They have a small MUMEDISHOP with what is considered Mexico’s biggest specialized bookstore in photography, fashion, design and advertising books, a collection of jewerly, design objects and crafts.
Food truck mania has hit San Diego. Rolling to the racetrack for one glorious day only, the Del Mar Food Truck Fest showcased over 40 of SoCal’s best mobile kitchens, marking their first-ever time at the fairgrounds/ racetrack and the largest truck gathering San Diego has ever seen. It was a sunny, hot day and people couldn’t be readier for some tasty grills. Some trucks had lines of over 30 minute wait time, but it was well worth it.
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