Día de Muertos Illustrations

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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.

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Halloween Music Top 39

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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.

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Fox Retro

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Here’s an amazing 8-bit video made for Fox Channels Italy by PUNGA. It features different 80′s shows combined with the most popular video games of those times.

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Electric DeLorean coming in 2013

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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.

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Scary Powerful Ads

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Sometimes, an ad doesn’t only need to be powerful, simple, funny or beautiful, but scary. That’s the case with this campaign for Road Safe Hawkes Bay, where they promote blended cars to all careless drivers.

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Kongo x Hermes

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As part of their Fall 2011 collection, Hermès has teamed up with graffiti artist Kongo for his first commercial collaboration to produce several silk scarves based around his signature tag style. Kongo’s graffiti is not only found on the walls of Paris and France but also in New York and Hong Kong; and while graffiti prints are not a novelty in the fashion world, it is surely a big step for the artist.
Part of the proceeds going towards graffiti collective Kosmopolis which supports young artists.

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Maximo Riera – The Animal Chair Collection

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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.

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My little Pop Icon

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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.

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The Fancy Lamb rocks my heart

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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.

http://www.etsy.com/people/TheFancyLamb

TEENAGE BEDROOM

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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!

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8-Bit Fashionary

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I’m a big 8-bit fan. In music, design, games. That’s why I loved this awesome simple illustrations of high fashion in 8-bit by Fashionary.

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I’ve got a fever.

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I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more disco.

No, but seriously, I’ve got a fever… and a headache; last night was maybe too much. Aspirin anyone?

“You may have the money, but you have to go” Best intro ever.
The Bay - Metronomy (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)

Some deep beats for the soul!
Mathematics - Tuccillo

Deep baby, deep.
Static Friction - Toomy Disco (Mario Basanov remix)

Disco always sounds better with an orchestra.
Music For The Soul - Los Charlys Orchestra

TUTORIAL: Tilt and Shift your photos

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“Tilt-shift” refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a rad miniature scene. Too bad lenses that physically tilt or shift cost like 10 million bucks. Tilt-shift apps are cool, but you don’t always get the desired effect. That’s why I made this tutorial, so you can convert your, rather boring pics, into amazing photos taken from a tiny world.

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