One of the most highly coveted social events in the New York social scene just celebrated its fourteenth year. The Young Fellows Ball 2013 took place on April 4th at The Frick Collection, where fashion, art, and charity were the topic of the night.
Sponsored by Donna Karan New York, the annual event was hosted at the historic Frisk mansion on the Upper East Side. The Young Fellows Ball was an evening filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and music. Proceeds from the event benefit the Frick’s educational programs, which strives to assist New York City public schools in the five boroughs and proceeds also go toward the enhancement of the Frick Art Reference Library.
Every year the Tribeca Ball, which benefits the New York Academy of Art (NYAA,) becomes one of the hottest charity events of the spring. This year the Tribeca Ball will be on April 8th at the Academy located in Tribeca.
Attendees will enjoy cocktails and listen to live music while discovering the artwork of some of the best emerging artist of the New York Academy of Art. Starting at 6 p.m. with cocktails within the studios, the evening continues with a dinner and recognition of art enthusiast Bob Colacello.
Music is the soundtrack of our lives and for most music can transport us back to our favorite place or a particular time that had a long lasting impression us. Whether the music in question is to remember someone or just your most memorable time with friends there’s something unobtainable about sounds, in general, because we can't see them. A company in California, Born of Sound, allows you to take your most important sound bites and turn them into stunning art work as a way to memorialize important people, places, moments, and sounds in life.
Whether it’s nails dipped in “caviar,” glitter, or splattered with polka dots or animal print, the sky’s the limit when it comes to nail art in 2013. Nails are making a bold statement this year and there’s a multitude of hot trends showing up on celebrities and being offered at local salons. Gel or shellac? Square, round, or pointy stiletto nails? These are just a few of the latest options in nail decor Here are 10 hottest nail trends for 2013.
Glitter: The latest trend in glitter is applying it onto a single nail. Glitter on the index or middle finger is most popular. While the options for colored glitter are limitless, the most common used for this trend is silver and gold.
Here at Glam Damn It, we're always caught up on the latest trends. However, did you ever wonder when and where this global interest in high fashion, our monthly subscriptions to Vogue and Cosmo, and frivolous shopping sprees at Bloomingdale's and Bergdorf Goodman, among many other luxurious pleasures, all began? Over the years, fashion has become so accessible, and rarely do we stop and think about its progression. Of course, we like to think that New York City is the fashion capital of the world (don't worry, it is...now), but fashion as we know it started in the mid-1860s in a beautiful city called Paris. Ever heard of it?
Santlov, a Miami-based photographer and graphic artist, will be display his work at the brand new South Beach hotel, Gale Hotel on December 6th, the second day of Art Basel. Santlov has blown up on Instagram, with over 277,000 followers, and now he has this amazing opportunity to display his art in Miami. The event will take place at 7:30pm with a private cocktail reception in the Regent Bar, with Don Julio 1942 and Johnnie Walker Blue Label serving as the sponsors. After the reception, the doors will open to the public, with a personal tour of his underground gallery. Santlov will also announce the opening of Miami's new weekly party, BeachKred. Musical sensations Santigold, DJ Ruckus, Ross One, and Trouble Andrew will join Santlov in hosting this great event.
Whether we notice it or not the indie films nowadays have more and more to do with compositional devises rather than creative autonomy. In light of their growing popularity, Hollywood and other major studios over the last few years have been busy researching the structure of popular indie film titles in an attempt to recreate their success and tap this burgeoning market. The result has forged another sub-category of movies that adhere to a list of recurring themes and motifs while obscuring the original purpose of the indie film society in the process. The subsequent “indie” genre is merely the exploitation of the movie industries desperate need for originality. What needs to be re-clarified to audiences is the original mission of the independent film. In fact it is not a type of film; but rather a movement of actors/writers/directors who through their own devises (budget) create film free of studio limitations and more often than major production houses offer aspiring actors/directors/writers with opportunity. This is not to say that the movies listed under this category aren’t worth watching, however for film aficionados like myself it explains a huge technical misconception. Click here for more reading and nerdtrek.com’s seven recurring clichés in indie movie scripts.
Do you love vibrant, colorful art infused with flowers, hippie vibes, all with an eclecctic twist? If so, then you have to check out a s p a r t a m e. Hidden deep in the world of Tumblr, lies a page dedicated to debonair works of art that are vivacious yet peaceful at the same time. Joonbug was able to get in touch with the mysterious maven behind aspartame (who prefers to remain anonymous) and get a glimpse of what inspires her artisically.
Have you always been an artist?
Yes! Even When I was really young, I have absolutely always been creating.
When did you start your tumblr "aspartame"?
I have had my artwork online for a couple years now on various websites, but I started my tumblr, March of last year.
Where did the name "aspartame" come from? What does it mean?
I am not even entirely sure, maybe its like a ‘you are what you eat’ sort of thing? I mean if you think about it artificial, chemical, sugar is a rather interesting concept…I’ve read a bunch about how terrible it is in fact, I know and its supposedly ”150-200” times sweeter than actual sugar, who determines this sort of thing? I think perhaps, its attached to its, societal, cultural, metaphorical relations maybe. I tend to flutter from one name or identity to another this is perhaps just the current one in my evolution
What is the inspiration behind your artwork?
Well, what am I not inspired by, you know? Like how could you not be inspired by everything? Even if perhaps it is just slightly or even subconsciously. But I think most prominently, sunlight, love, and overgrown meadows. also, the human form and all the ways it can be perceived and presented. I enjoy pretty things and not so pretty things, all sorts of things.
Your artwork is very colorful. What tools do you use? Water colors? Chalk? Paint?
I tend to mix a lot of different media together, [crayon, coloured pencil, marker, pastels, ink, acrylic, tempera, oil] however the majority of my work is ballpoint pen and watercolour paint
I noticed a lot are depictions of women with a sort of hippie, psychedelic feel. Do you usually take that approach to most of your artwork?
Usually yes. I think it gives off an interesting and distinguishable vibe. I do however take random deviations from my norm and focus on more realistically styled work.
We’ve all heard the old adage, “The EARTH without ART is just EH.” And, we at Joonbug totally love us some art. However, as much as we peruse and eye art all over this great city, buying an actual piece doesn’t come cheap. Enter, Giant Sparrows, art-inspired iPhone 5 Cases.
That’s right, trick out your latest cellular splurge with an eclectic mix of arty cases. Giant Sparrows turns out an eclectic, mix of artists work from Van Gogh and Klimt to contemporary painters from around the world. You can even customize your own! Each design is printed on the back of the cover, allowing you to take great pieces of art with you wherever you go for just $29 - $39.95 a pop.
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Did you ever think you could use your MetroCard for something artistic? Probably not but guess what, it's been done! The tiny yellow and blue NYC signatures have inspired Nina Boesch to create one-of-a-kind collages.
Boesch uses the front of the cards to make yellow, orange, blue and black collages while she uses the back for black and white collages. The collages can be made into anything from landmarks to portraits and typography. And what's the best part? Almost all are always New York related!
If you are interested in a collage, please visit www.metrocardyourself.com and contact Nina for a custom piece!