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1. A young woman who enjoys writing about art, design, and photography.
Who is Pinar?
I'm a New York native, born and raised in Brooklyn. After being accepted into the Center for Arts Education's Career Development Program in high school, I thought I would pursue a career in film. Despite being encouraged to ditch college and move to LA, I chose to earn my bachelor's degree in Film and Media studies in New York and explore my creative options. Having worked in film, television, theater, and publishing, I've racked up quite a list of things I like. Creativity is a MUST.
I'm a hobby-phile—I have a hobby of having hobbies. I've taken up the ukulele, guitar, badminton, photography, crocheting, knitting, origami, jewelry-making, and watercolor painting at some point in my life. Time to get deep: I think we're all constantly growing and exposing ourselves to different things is a part of that necessary growth. I believe that creativity is a catalyst for molding each of us into bigger and better people.
Other note-worthy facts about me: 1) I am a lefty. I'm the kind of lefty who uses a computer mouse with her left hand (pretty extreme case). 2) Humor is like oxygen to me. I can't LIVE without it (anyone can live but LIVING is different). 3) Though I've attempted to play instruments myself, I'm MUCH better at listening to other people play them. 4) I LOVE writing about the most inspiring art today. I hope you enjoy reading and discovering along with me.
After 20 years of passing by the same tree in southwest Wisconsin, freelance photographer Mark Hirsch finally decided to take a shot of the mighty bur oak, embarking on what would become a year-long photo journal of that single, stranded tree. In an interview with NPR, Hirsch admits, "I shoot pictures for a living and I had stopped taking pictures for me, so I decided I was going to…Continue
Posted on May 20, 2013 at 8:30am
The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, just west of Sydney, but what separates it from the other stranded vessels is the incredible foliage that adorns the rusted hull. The beautiful spectacle, also referred to as The Floating Forest, adds a bit of life to the area, which happens to be a sort of ship graveyard.
Originally launched as the…Continue
Posted on May 18, 2013 at 3:15am
Sandwiched between two fairly ordinary buildings in central Tokyo, Yugutoku Restaurant attracts all the attention with its unique facade boasting an undulating pattern. Designed by ISSHO Architects, the eye-catching soba noodle shop features both modern and traditional design motifs. The designers behind the artistic architectural project manage to skillfully combine the…Continue
Posted on May 18, 2013 at 3:14am
UK-based German artist Mariele Neudecker creates spherical sculptures that place landscapes upside down in glass orbs. Each piece presents an intriguing spectacle that invites the viewer to interpret it any way they see fit. One could reflect their own inner struggles through the artist's body of work or perhaps see a greater global and environmental issue being…
Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:30am