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“She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. She wore a men's jacket, men's shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn't show anyone.” (John Maloof, via http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/) It is the classic tale of the unknown talent. Vivian Maier has been described as perhaps one of the best street ... Read More

Fave Calendars of 2011

BY Gabi in Artsy

  I love calendars. One of the things I consider when choosing one is if there's space to write in it. I'm the type of person who uses their calendar as a planner, so when I look at my wall I have my schedule right there! Brooklyn artist, Caroline Pequita has a perfect calendar for this. She hand-drew all the images, and printed them herself on light paper that you can write on. The calendar is full of the adorable creatures she calls Womanimals and other ... Read More
Inspired by, and in celebration of MoMA’s Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures exhibition, PopRally invites you to your own sixty seconds of fame on Thursday, January 20th, at 8:00 pm. Following an exclusive viewing of the exhibition, guests will be given the opportunity to record their own “screen test,” directed by the artist Conrad Ventur.  Warhol is renowned for his wide variety of mediums, particularly his paintings, screen prints, and ... Read More
Cancer impacts everyone at some point in their life. This is a cause I'm very passionate about! In May of this year, I lost my mother to a 22 year battle with Breast Cancer.  That event has changed my life.  After her death, I was finding a need to do something, help the cause in some way, the fight against cancer.  I looked for ways to become involved in a local community where my efforts could directly and immediately help those who are ... Read More
  Holiday Greetings from Bust! For many of us, dealing with our families is awkward enough. Imagine if it were documented for the whole world to see! If dealing with your family is too much to deal with, take a glance at this website and you'll instantly be able to pity yourself a little less. If you're still looking for last-minute gifts for your awkward cousin, you're in luck! Awkward Family Photos has a book out, and several other items with disturbing ... Read More

Tiny Things Are Cute!

BY Gabi in Artsy

Tiny Things Are Cute is a great website for all your cute vintage holiday needs. Looking to give your holiday decorating a old-timey feel? Trying to find a gift that gives your family a wave of warm nostalgia? Or, maybe you're just looking for some really cute tiny things. Well then, this site is for you! It's full of vintage Christmas decorations, and tons of other cute things that you didn't even know you wanted. This is a great spot for last minute Christmas ... Read More
For the past two days, I've been walking around singing "when you're an Addams/Bababababababababa." Which is half real song, and half nonsense because I can never remember the lyrics to anything. This little tune has been stuck in my head ever since I was lucky enough to be able to see The Addams Family: A New Musical the other night.   Having lived in New York for two years now, I've only been to two Broadway shows, and they've both been been musicals; which ... Read More
Another vendor that will be attending London’s Craftacular is Rebecca Coffee’s Millinery. Coffee is a Milliner from London. She has been making hats for almost 2 years, since she quit her office job to do something more creative. With a degree in Textiles already under her belt, she enrolled in a Millinery class at Kensington and Chelsea College. She loved the course so much that she completed the full time program this past summer. Coffee uses a ... Read More
Jill Soloway- Emmy Award-winning writer, director, feminist, friend of and collaborator wit Diablo Cody, recently posted a new short film, All In the Waiting. According to them, "Soloway and writer/actress Frankie Shaw challenged themselves to make a short in 24 hours. ALL IN THE WAITING was made this for one day on earth, an on-line film festival that asked people to show a slice o' their world." A frenetic ode to the gritty, sunbaked beauty of LA combined with ... Read More
It is a true fact that 2009 sucked for many many people. Last year marked the beginning of some pretty major changes in a lot of lives due to loss of jobs, re-location, failed relationships, etc., and Brooklyn based artist Lilly McElroy is providing an outlet to share them (or vent them) with her 2009 was a rough year project.  Anyone who wishes to become a part of this community based project is encouraged to do so by submitting a photograph representing ... Read More
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