A'Design Award: Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Competition

Design // Thursday, November 27, 2014
Last week, we showed you a broad overview of some of our favorite competition picks for the A' Design Award. Simply put "In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products." Today, we want to showcase some of the highlights from the Lighting and Lighting Design category. Trust us, you will want these in your house or in your neighborhood.

Stretching the Limits of Skin

Photography // Thursday, November 27, 2014
Dutch photographer Juuke Schoorl set out to explore the aesthetic potential that our skin can hold and what . In her series “Rek” (translated to “stretch” in Dutch), Schoorl utilized inexpensive household materials such as scotch tape and nylon fishing line to push the boundaries of elasticity in human skin. 

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, November 27, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

Sieben on Life: 'Sounds Good, Now Write it Down'

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 27, 2014
One of the best pieces of advice that I wish I'd been given as a younger illustrator is this: Don't start a job without a contract in place. Of course, the younger me would have scoffed at that advice and said something stupid, like, "Contract? What am I, some kinda business?" At which point I wish an elder illustrator could have stepped in, slapped my tender, pimply face, and said, "Yeah, dipshit. You are." But enough reminiscing about shit that never happened. 

Thanksgiving as a Vintage Affair

Illustration // Thursday, November 27, 2014
Every year, we like to touch on America's national holiday of "thanks" that really stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest. What a better way to celebrate than with some gorgeously decorative and embellished illustrated vintage greeting cards. A yearly look at nostalgic Thanksgiving art... 

Thanksgiving Pin-Ups

Erotica // Thursday, November 27, 2014
We have no idea how our Erotica editor found these last year, but let's bring them back for Football day, er, Thanksgiving. "The holidays are upon us and are a time for giving and loving, sharing and spreading cheer to all those that are close to you. This year, be sure to give a little something extra to the love(s) in your life. Take some leads from a few of these classic, turkey loving pin-ups."

Jean Jullien @ Kemistry Gallery, London

Design // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite artists and graphic designers, Jean Jullien, is getting ready to open a solo show at London's Kemistry Gallery on December 4, 2014. We are going to be in Miami Beach at that time, but if we lived the cross-continental life. we would be cruising over to England to check it out. Well actually we do live that sort of life so someone on staff will check it out. Stay tuned for a Juxtapoz print edition feature with Jullien in the coming months!

Anthony Lister "Hurt People - Hurt People" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce a major new body of provocative work from Australian artist Anthony Lister. Hurt People - Hurt People presents a series of multi-faceted portraits saturated in celebrity and media obsessed disaster, continuing the artist’s distinguished superhero series featured in 2013’s Unslung Heroes.

Music Video: Viet Cong “Continental Shelf"

Music // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite bands of the moment is Viet Cong, a sort of follow-up band to the great and former Calgary-group Women. Viet Cong's EP, "Cassette," has been on our playlist all year, and now the band just released the single "Continental Shift" that will be on their upcoming self-titled LP due out on January 20th, 2015 on Jagjaguwar. This is the video for said track, directed by Yoonha Park, who notes, "I wanted the video to feel like a reel of film that was purchased accidentally at a garage sale or found buried under someone's front porch. It's meant to be an incomplete picture - like screen tests from a lost movie."

LIVE ON: MR.’S JAPANESE NEO-POP @ Seattle Art Museum/Asian Art Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
For all our friends in the Pacific Northwest... when your family comes to town for the holidays, go and check out the MR show at the Seattle Art Museum/Asian Art Museum in Seattle. Live On, which is organized by SAM, presents Mr.’s art of the past 15 years and is his first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum. Born in 1969, Mr. is a protégé of Takashi Murakami, internationally acclaimed icon of Japanese Pop art. He borrowed the name “Mr.” from “Mister Giants” (Shigeo Nagashima), the superstar clean-up hitter of the postwar Yomiuri Giants baseball team.
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