PIER 39's TULIP MANIA


{PIER 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during Tulipmania! Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided or self-guided tours during Tulipmania.} FISHERMAN'S WHARF




PHOTOS BY MAMASTROSITY

TATI SUAREZ AKA TATUNGA


{Born and raised in Miami, Tatiana Suarez’s work draws you into a surreal, creamy, and ethereal world filled with doe-eyed figures ornamented by unsettling accompaniments and sexual undertones. On both canvas and walls, Suarez’s work is rich with symbols from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, juxtaposing the beautiful with the exotic and creepy to create enchanted narratives. The natural mythology and folklore from her respective parent cultures influence her work, from the indigenous face paint and adornment used to the rich and tropical color palettes of the South American landscape.} http://www.tatisuarez.com/


Caught flicks of Tatunga's amazing eye candy in the heart of San Fran, right near Market Street.




PHOTOS BY MAMASTROSITY

BATANG & MONDAY

Photo provided by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

{National Zoo officials are celebrating the birth of a Bornean orangutan, the first at the zoo in 25 years.

Officials said in a statement Tuesday that 19-year-old Batang gave birth to a son Monday. Staffers are cautiously optimistic that the new member of the critically endangered species will thrive. They have seen Batang nursing the infant, who has been clinging to his mother.

Officials say Batang and Kyle, also 19, bred this winter, following a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Staffers have been preparing Batang for motherhood over the last three years. Two other females were trained to act as surrogates in case Batang couldn't or wouldn't care for her infant.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists Bornean and Sumatran orangutans as critically endangered.} AP

FUCK YOU

VERY INTERESTING...


{Kill Bill Vol. 1 - The Bride walks over a glass floor and the bottom of her shoe has a personal message put there by Quentin Tarantino, "fuck u."} SEE MORE HERE

David Kracov


{David Kracov is a sculptor, painter, and animator, who received a BFA from studied at Rhode Island School of Design.

He has worked at art since he was twelve, and was among the youngest artists to have been showcased at Boston Museum of Fine Arts.



His proudest commission is a sculpture he made for the Holocaust Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida of a Tasmanian devil is tearing the roof off of a boxcar, releasing one million butterflies, one for each of the children who lost their lives in the Holocaust.


Butterflies are a continued theme in his work and every piece he makes includes at least one, sometimes visible and other times hidden. Kracov regards it as his signature.} http://artistaday.com

The Philly Naked Bike Ride


{Thousands of bicyclists dared to be bare for the city's annual nude ride promoting positive body image, cycling advocacy and fuel conservation. 

They set off from a park near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Sylvester Stallone ran up the steps in the "Rocky" movies.

The annual ride featured people sporting underwear, body paint, glitter or nothing at all. Some riders concerned about being recognized by their parents or co-workers wore masks while others wore just their shoes.

"It's a really open and fun way of destigmatizing nudity," said Oren Eisenberg, who was riding nude for the fifth time.

The 12-mile ride through the City of Brotherly Love is among many related to the World Naked Bike Ride movement. The riders pedal through the City of Brotherly Love past popular spots such as Independence Hall and Rittenhouse Square, where crowds cheer them on.

The Philly Naked Bike Ride, or PNBR, is a clothing optional bare-as-you-dare event, meaning participants can wear as much or as little as they want. Organizers say it's an invitation to be naked but they want people to be comfortable and have fun no matter how much skin they expose.} https://www.yahoo.com/news/thousands-naked-bicyclists-swarm-city-brotherly-love-212551450.html

STEADY POSTED: GGDUB X MAMASTROSITY

GIRLS GONE WEED X MAMASTROSITY

Jacob Sutton

 

{Jacob Sutton is a London based photographer.

He has contributed to publications including ELLE, Interview, i-D, 10, GQ Style, Muse, AnOther Man, EXIT, Mixte Homme, and Vogue.


Beyond editorial work, Sutton has also photographed advertising campaigns for brands including Burberry and Powerade.} http://artistaday.com


NEW TECHNICS SL-1200GAE ON SALE THIS MONTH

TECHNICS SL-1200GAE
50th Anniversary Limited Edition 
Available in Summer 2016


{Due to the widespread use of CDs, turntable systems disappeared briefly from the market, but their warm sound quality is bringing them back. The direct-drive turntable invented by Technics is still highly acclaimed by audiophiles and DJs in the form of the SL-1200 Series, and there have been many requests to revive the turntable system. As such, we decided to develop a new system for Hi-Fi use. Here we provide an outline of our intent in this development.

Direct-drive is generally considered to be for DJ use, and belt drive is for Hi-Fi use. In the 1970s, when Technics invented direct-drive turntables, their performance and reliability were first recognised by broadcast stations. High acclaim was then received by audiophiles. The high-precision rotation and absence of S/N ratio degradation were particularly attractive to these users. The high torque and reliability of direct-drive were recognised by DJs, and direct-drive turntables became the standard in the club scene.} TECHNICS

DJ SHADOWS SELLING HIS DOUBLES!

If I could be in LA next weekend I would be at DJ Shadows & MadLib's Pop UP Shop. 


{DJ Shadow will be selling hundreds of records from his personal collection at an upcoming L.A. popup shop with Madlib on September 10th and 11th. The event will also include some of the DJ-producer's archival rarities, an exclusive vinyl edition of his 2016 track "The Sideshow" and a "collector's smorgasbord of 8-Tracks, cassettes, posters and other oddities," Pitchfork reports.} http://www.rollingstone.com

USM class welcomes beer..


{University of Southern Maine chemistry professor Lucille Benedict understands that chemistry classes can seem a little dull. So she found something a lot of college students enjoy to make it more interesting: beer.} PORTLAND PRESS HAROLD

OLDEST FOSSIL ON EARTH...


{Scientists have found what they think is the oldest fossil on Earth, a remnant of life from 3.7 billion years ago when Earth’s skies were orange and its oceans green.


The discovery shows life may have formed quicker and easier than once thought, about half a billion years after Earth formed . And that may also give hope for life forming elsewhere, such as Mars, said study co-author Martin VanKranendonk of the University of New South Wales and director of the Australian Center for Astrobiology.} AP

GRAFFITI HUNTING: PARIS

When I finally make it to Paris, I will make sure to Graffiti Hunt with this local on one of these amazing looking tours.…

{1. BUTTE-AUX-CAILLES
Hidden Street Art Village in the middle of Paris


Butte-aux-Cailles is a village inside of the city, where the streets turned into a canvas for many local and international artists. On this tour we will focus on the project Lézarts de la Bièvre, learn about First Generation of Parisan street art and explore the beautiful neighborhood full of restaurants and bars. It is an evening tour, and it takes around 2 hours.

2. PRIVATE TOUR IN 13TH


This tour is a combination of two tours. Half of MURALS OF 13TH and half BUTTE-AUX-CAILLES. It takes about 3h. You can chose the date and hour suitable for you.
Contact me for more information!

3. BELLEVILLE
Most famous street art neighborhood of Paris


Belleville is an artist's place since the early 80ties. Poor artists where moving here to live in numerous squats, that over the years turned into art galleries. It is a favourite place for many French artists, like Nemo, Jérôme Mesnager or Philippe Herard. Thanks to many associations, like Art Azoi, or Le M.U.R., we can also spot few walls painted by international artists.} STREET ART TOURS- PARIS