Craftsmanship had a pretty smooth sail, until the industrial revolution of the 19th century displaced most mastery from its historic role of the more specialized, skill-based user of tools for the machine-made world. An unfortunate side effect of the whole mechanization was that, in time, practically all traditional crafting, from carpentry to the butcher store, had been pushed from mainstream ..read more..
Coming from Amsterdam, I have many based friends that would love to own practical and cool looking bike furniture. Both Amsterdam and London are crowded cities with harder to find steel-free park space, so these designs from London based studio Quarterre come in real handy. Designed to support everyday life on two wheels and face the ..read more..
If there had been an award to win for being “cool” in the 60′s, actor Steve Mcqueen would have won it. In the spring of 1963, actor Steve Mcqueen was on the brink of superstardom, already popular from his big-screen breakout as one of The Magnificent Seven and just a couple of months away from international acclaimed ..read more..
It took mankind a long time before we realized that the world is round instead of flat. How long will it take to understand that in fact we live in several worlds at the same time? (animation by Fiammetta Ghedini)
Already part 3 of the Williamsburg Chronicles. Carlos Cuellar Brown interviewed Cocodolle the initiator of an Art Pop-Up in Williamsburg. Very interesting and diverse works by, Theodore Boyer, Thomas Brodin, Coco Dolle, and Ventiko .
It was Patrik Ervell’s turn to transform the TriBeCa-spot where Nicola Formichetti opened a pop-up shop a few weeks ago into his own (temporary) space. For this project, which is part of BOFFO Building Fashion 2011, Ervell collaborated with London-based artist Graham Hudson. Ervell’s love for the use of innovative and unusual fabrics like gold ..read more..
(image James Charles) Aristotle said that revolutions could be of two kinds, one that modifies the existing institutions of governance through a series of reforms, and the other a kind of revolution that radically changes the foundations of societal structures. Culture like biological systems can de-evolve into necrotic unsustainable dead ends. Like so many cultures ..read more..
Carlos Cuellar Brown is not only a wonderful writer he makes great films too. He actually has become our special reporter at the #OccupyWallstreet event. His former contribution you can find in this link: http://fullinsight.com/2011/10/occupywallstreet-we-are-not-the-criminals . The stage this time is for one of the Grannies of the Peace Brigade. For those of you who are ..read more..