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ART: Mixed Media Collages by Pia Hakko
When London-based graphic design student Pia Hakko isn’t busy studying, she spends her time creating these gorgeous and striking collages. 
Using symbol, color and space, she creates thought provoking, explosive images that live between fantasy and truth. More after the jump:

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Current Inspiration.

wetheurban:

ART: Mixed Media Collages by Pia Hakko

When London-based graphic design student Pia Hakko isn’t busy studying, she spends her time creating these gorgeous and striking collages. 

Using symbol, color and space, she creates thought provoking, explosive images that live between fantasy and truth. More after the jump:

Read More

Current Inspiration.

Les Amies de Place Blanche - Christer Strömholm’s portrayal of those living a different life in the big city of Paris, of people who endured the roughness of the streets.
More photos from the book here: http://www.lensculture.com/stromholm?thisPic=100

Les Amies de Place Blanche - Christer Strömholm’s portrayal of those living a different life in the big city of Paris, of people who endured the roughness of the streets.

More photos from the book here: http://www.lensculture.com/stromholm?thisPic=100

I want them all! = D

Phyllis Taylor of Sika Designs ‘Labyrinth’ Collection for Spring/Summer 2012.

Check out the online boutique here: http://boutique.sikadesigns.co.uk/category/labyrinth-collection

Update: Preview link for the video mentioned below. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cx9gj

After One Year

One year ago from today 3.11 at 2:46 pm, I sat in a school underneath a trembling desk for 6 minutes. For the duration of that 6 minutes, which seemed like ages, I was thinking, this must be the end. Luckily for me, and those close to me, it wasn’t the end. Sadly, many others were not so lucky. That day 15,854 lost their lives with more than 3,167 people still unaccounted for.

On March 11, 2011, we in Japan experienced one of the greatest triple disasters of history: a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami that reached heights of around 40 meters in some areas and the explosion of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. That explosion released vast amounts of radiation into Japan’s air, land and sea that has spread in small amounts over the year throughout the Eastern part of Japan, including hot spots in Tokyo, where I live.

That day was a big reminder of how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away. Many people take life for granted and the people around them as well. For me, I try to live my life in a positive and fulfilling way, treating others as I would want them to treat me. It is important as we all live together sharing one Earth.

After that day, my life and others was on edge for a many months, waking up to constant aftershocks, worrying about the amount of nuclear radiation in my food, etc. Now where I live things are relatively back to normal. However, for many in the Tohoku region who experienced the greatest damage from the disaster are still dealing with the aftermath.

This BBC documentary takes a look at what the people in the region experienced and are currently dealing with today. It looks at the disaster through the eyes of the children living there, hence the name "Japan’s Children of the Tsunami".

Please take a moment of your time to watch the documentary and remember not to take life for granted, as tomorrow is never promised.

Soraya with her dope moves giving me nostalgic feelings of the dance scene in New York. Check out the ‘Ladies of Hip-Hop’ worldwide: http://www.ladiesofhiphopfestival.com/

'In Transit' Riding the rails of Japan

In Japan, railways are a major means of passenger transportation, especially for mass and high-speed transport between major cities and for commuter transport in metropolitan areas. In Tokyo alone, 40 million passengers use the rail system daily that’s 14.6 billion annually. I love riding trains, discretely mixing among the masses and encountering the diversity of the society. Recently, I have taken to my iPhone to document my encounters ‘In Transit’.

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The Beautiful Coco of Quadron! Here is their new video “Day”.

"“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.”"

Jim Jarmusch

Loving some Solange as of late…Get it! ♥

Loving some Solange as of late…Get it! ♥

(Source: mydamnblog11)