Top 10 List of Graff Artists

September 20, 2009

Graff-ArtistsTop 10 Street Artists compiled by the website  WebUrbanist hits it right on the schnaz with old school legends and new globetrotters alike.  I was happy to see familiar favorites like Swoon and D*Face along with stop-motion giant Blu.  I’m living in Bologna and after seeing his work all over Buenos Aires, where I normally live lately, my eyes are peeled for visuals in this his hometown.  But I might have to go to Milan just to see this masterpiece.

Milan is Blu

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Time and Time Again…

November 26, 2008

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With the challenging times, one needs a sense of humor to keep the optimism high and the hope alive.  Or you might give ode to a time when life was all about decadence, debauchery and displays of fabulous-ness.  The 70’s! When Andy Warhol and Studio 54 paved the sidewalks of New York and the world followed. Yet on the other side of the street, Wall Street to be exact, gold spiked to $800.00, Inflation rates were over 14%, OPEC limited the supply of Oil, there were wars in the Middle East and the U.S. economy was a disaster. Hmmm….sound familiar?  We just do not learn do we?  Well, with the sense of humor at hand for a mere £20,000.00 you can purchase these fantastic clocks, installed in 1971, they overlooked The London Stock Exhchange until the mid 90’s.  Retrouvius is the proud holder of the clock collection and while you are at it, spend some more money on their houseware goods, they are fantastic.


Dog Eat Art World

June 24, 2008

Frank \Most people attend Art events to hob-nob, drink bubbly, party with the worlds eclectic and they might even discover the next art hero of the era. Frank Fu goes to be a dog. Attending the 52nd Venice Biennale, he left his hotel traveling hand and foot along the walk ways, bridges and ally ways panting his way to Giardini. Equipped with dog collar around his neck with his name inscribed in gold, and a written message on his jacket for all the world to see “I Love Venice Biennale and Venice Biennale Loves Me”, he explored the event from the ground up; literally. Just when you clink your glass, raise your brow and adjust your judgment hat there comes along an artist who breaks the barriers by becoming Mans best friend. Can someone say “ruff ruff”.

Tips for Tea

April 20, 2008

Living in London is a full-spectrum lifestyle with one main mark to its name. The brilliant ritual of Tea, it keeps your heart warm through the winters of hibernation and a happy chat is always nearby with afternoon tea calling your name. As a Southern California native, I feel accomplished with my first “real” winter behind me and now claim myself to be a connoisseur when it comes to the liquids of leisure. That is why I write with much regret as I tip my Herringbone Ivy Cap to France and give félicitations to Mariage Frères when it comes to tea. Yummy flavors of Marco Polo are a pure delight. It is everything a tea should be, story and all…the taste of luxury.