Banksy. The man, the myth, the legend. Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
This week we had the esteemed pleasure of acting as lesbian sexperts for Jezebel for their "How to Lose Your V-Card to a Lady" post which made us feel very Susie-Bright-consults-on- Bound -esque, except for free. If you haven't read it, you should, because it's very good and popular and so forth and well put-together. It's still in the skyline three days later, which means we've 'made it' as lesbians. The only piece of advice we gave them that they didn't publish was probably bad/amazing advice (as follows):
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February 8th, 2011 College fashion manifests itself romantically in TV, movies and on certain campuses as a preppy, Ivy-inspired style. But in real life, it too often results in drawstring pants, jeans and college sweatshirts.
I always thought puff pastry was for the real “experienced” chef. You know, the ones who go to culinary or baking school. I was wrong. This tart was surprisingly simple and a huge hit at our weekend Spring brunch. It can be made the night before which makes it a brunch hostess’ dream!
Anyone who has visited the office of an architect or studio of a design student should know that tables can be constructed of virtually anything, including hollow-core doors and other cheap household items. However, this design makes that transformation process smoother, easier and faster than ever before. These so-called table crutches are and do precisely what you might image: they look like the kind of crutch a person uses when injured and they prop up tables in a likewise straightforward fashion, using gravity and a few simple straps to hold the resulting temporary table together. Of course, the other benefit of this clever table design solution is that the transformation is easily reversible – the ersatz tables can be taken back apart as easily as they were constructed and the constituent pieces are far easier to move than a single-piece solid wood or metal table. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection . Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need: 3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces 18 small brass hex nuts a bit of dexterity!
The moment we saw Phillip Lim ‘s Box Braid Collar Necklace , we were immediately overcome with a wave of nostalgia. Our memories of a neon, plastic box braid lanyard was suddenly transformed into a sophisticated leather jewelry component. Honestly, brilliant!
Shibori is a Japanese term for methods of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing. In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with the shibori technique dates back to the 8th century where indigo was the main dye used. We were immediately inspired by this fascinating technique , it’s history and beauty. After much research, we decided to tackle 3 techniques of Shibori dyeing with an Indigo Tie Dye Kit, a few old white shirts and scarves, and several household items.
Hugo! says: I came across this post about faking the lomo effect on kottke.org the other day and found the results really pleasing. The tutorial is quite easy to follow and follows these simple steps: 1.File: Open: the picture you want 2.Image: Adjustments: Brightness/Contrast: increase contrast by 20
We all like to look nice. We do. Our concept of what constitutes “nice” might differ, but at the end of the day when you feel like you look your best you feel good about yourself. I witter on a lot about dressing up and how no one makes an effort anymore, but the truth is it’s all too easy NOT to make an effort. No one really minds if you just fling on a jumper over jeans and trainers when you’re just popping to the Post Office, Supermarket, doing the School run, or even going to the Pub.
You have stolen my silence, 2006, © Gehard Demetz wood, 167,5x55x38 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori G ehard Demetz is a mystery artist, the only thing that we know about him is that he was born in 1972, Italy, and that he currently lives in the mountains of Selva Gardena. Maybe this is the only thing that matters when you set an eye on his absolutely marvelous wooden sculptures, since you forget everything you may have in your mind. Why lie, this is not wood, this is the material of the dreams. And dreams are the perfect place for dark surrealism to rise. What are those lost children looking for?
To the Distinguished Gentlemen of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity: As I have mentioned I will be starting a weekly Gullet Report. In response to the Soft Report, I felt it necessary to offer a contrasting and more uplifting telegram. My theories and practices are elaborated in more detail in the body of this email. Please send me all of your hook-ups in Tucker Max format (for those unfamiliar with this legend, google will suffice). These renditions should be elaborate and interesting.
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