First off, we have to thank My Modern Metropolis for inspiring us to look into bigcartel.com for our new online store! We were inspired by Alice's blog post on BYROGLYPHICS. We were completely blown away and decided to get off our butts and finally do something about our remaining inventory of first edition Barkada(ko) shirts. So far, we're LOVING… Continue
Floating jellyfish, sea urchins, and underwater castles of light - these are all part of the Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection of couture lighting and art. Each conceived and created by a notable design house, the pieces are really inspiring, breathtaking, remarkable.
Whenever I see a beautifully renovated house, I first think about all of the blood, sweat and tears that went into making it what it is today. Then, I feel overjoyed and excited for people - to have your dream house realized must give you an overwhelming feeling of pride. In fact, that excitement is so contagious it makes me want to take on projects of my very… Continue
Whether you voted for Barack Obama or not, you have to see how inspiring his election to the Presidency must be to so many people. What I had not considered though was how inspiring Michelle Obama is becoming to millions of women worldwide.
I never realized how stigmatized women in some countries are if they have dark skin or have only daughters. This article…Continue
Composer JoAnn Kuchera-Morin is the director of the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) at UC Santa Barbara. She and her team have created the AlloSphere, a new way to see, hear and interpret scientific data. The Allosphere is a large spherical room whose walls are the display of a powerful supercomputer. With it you can dive into the brain seeing the microscopic details while hearing the data as music. You can delve even deeper into molecules, atoms, and quantum… Continue
For those of you that missed it last year, you're in luck because Unique LA is back! This weekend, shop at the one event that brings together over 230 independent designers and artists under one roof. Our super fabulous editor, Panda Ju,… Continue
The spring collection from Parisian designer Gaspard Yurkeivich, simply named "Y," is energetic, avant garde and chic. The pieces are both classic and bourgeois, simple and decadent, with splashes of color and architectural structure for contrast.
Having trained under Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Yurkeivich excels in mixing elements of streetwear with a touch of high fashion. For his women's spring collection, the designer reflected on the styles of liberate… Continue
Cult Films have limited but very special appeal. Cult films are usually strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal, with outrageous, weird, unique and cartoony characters or plots, and garish sets. They are often considered controversial because they step outside standard narrative and technical conventions. They can be very stylized, and they are often flawed or unusual in some striking way.
Most cult films cut across many film genres (science… Continue
Added by MAGNA on April 27, 2009 at 5:59pm —
A new trailer just got released for this movie Paper Heart. Part documentary part fiction, the story follows comedian/actress Charlyne Yi (of Knocked Up) who has never been in love and is not even sure if she is capable of loving someone. Yi goes on a cross country journey to try to further understand the concept of love. Along the way she interviews married… Continue