“Trash is trash, but it can seemingly look more beautiful when packaged correctly. Yes, just like marketing for other goods, it is also about the packaging for trash and folks in Auckland, New Zealand seem to understand that concept. Bushy hedge looking trash bags were part of the “Beautify your City” campaign and the results look quite amazing.”
Sarah Burton has once again done the ever-so theatrical brand, Alexander McQueen, justice. With such huge shoes to fill, she’s sure doing an absolutely amazing job. Her first models stepped out in cream and gold dresses and skirt suits, with ultra-fine pleats and wide waistbands, their head wrapped in lace that veiled the eyes but left the rest of the face exposed. Every ounce of this collection is perfection to the T. Long live McQueen!
From The Archives: Steve Jobs delivers Stanford University’s 114th Commencement Address on June 12, 2005. Topic: How to live before you die.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
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CRAIG REDMAN’S “PROTAGONIST” EXHIBITION IN MILAN
Having worked on projects for clients like LVMH, Nike, Apple, Vogue, Microsoft, Converse, MTV and The New York Times, NY based artist Craig Redman has worked with his partner Karl Maier to create works of art that have exhibited at the Louvre as well. Keeping things fluid, Redman continues with an exhibit called Protagonist that showed at two Slam Jam stores in Milan.
The artist presented a series of portraits in his usual colorful modern graphical style. On show were some prominent faces, including Kanye West, Woody Allen, the Pope, Terry Richardson, Lady Gaga, Takashi Murakami, LeBron James and others.
Once again Swatch has teamed up with the American designer Jeremy Scott to create a range of five new watches with colorful and loud designs. In true J. Scott fashion, the designer created a range of five new watches with colorful and loud designs. I’ll take one of each, please!
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In 1998, 6-year-old Ryan Hreljac was shocked to learn that children in Africa had to walk many kilometers every day just to fetch water. Ryan decided he needed to build a well for a village in Africa. By doing household chores and public speaking on clean water issues, Ryan’s first well was built in 1999 at the Angolo Primary School in a northern Ugandan village. Ryan’s determination led to Ryan’s Well Foundation, which has completed 667 projects in 16 countries, bringing access to clean water and sanitation to more than 714,000 people. Currently, Ryan is a 20-year-old college student at University of King’s College in Halifax.
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