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Merry Christmas: Atlanta BOTANICAL GARDEN

Photos by me. xoxo Mamastrosity


Armageddon started; I guess it wasn't that hard to missIt didn't trip the alarm on ya hybrid carbon footprint The darts are rigged and i'm a big fan of carbs and the artist Prince Theres a marginal risk that ya cards won't hit It's like tryna borrow a barbecue rib from a starving kid Be thankful if ya stars are lit Or ya might get caught between the Charmin and shit The armor fits to stay outta harms grip But karmas a bitch so when your heartbeat quits Consider all the death you've invested with The shoes, the booze, the phone; that you textin' with Disrespecting gets second amendmented But the species still seem to be trendin' From the friend zone all the way to the kremlin The devil give a fuck about a flag; or an emblem Things ain't been the same since Trayvon, shit Things ain't been the same since Reagan; wait Ain't a single thing change from the days When the gods went crazy and broke the languages We tryna make these payments Ain't got…


{he decorated the delicate parts of a stainless steel tourbillon for the Swiss watch brand Richard Mille; the watch, which became available in June, retails for $800,000.
“It was a fantastic technical challenge, because we sometimes work with elements that are a tenth or a hundredth of a millimeter,” said Mr. Mille, the watch brand’s founder. “Our objective was to produce the precision of painting in a very, very small scale.” To create the timepieces, the company first spent six months creating a special airbrush that would control the distribution of minute amounts of brightly hued paint.}


{the recent Go Paint Day at The Fabrication Yard was a welcome relief for graffiti artists eager to show Dallas: We aren't who you think we are.

The Dallas Morning News ( ) reports the West Dallas property's old metal buildings, tight alleyways and giant brick "free wall" provide a place where taggers have free rein to express themselves.

"We need more places like this," said Melissa Gannaway, a frequent visitor to The Fabrication Yard in Trinity Groves.

Another artist at the event, who would only provide his tagger name, "Lefts," said street art is his form of worship and the best outlet he knows to relieve stress.

"This is church for me," he said. "This is my way of getting all my emotions inside and putting them out."

Kirk Garnett, one of Go Paint Day's organizers, said he's seen the art form mature since he grew up creating graffiti-style art in Chicago.

"The culture of graffiti is evolving and …


{twice a week becomes Art 42, France’s first museum devoted to street art, featuring 150 works from 50 artists, including Banksy, Shephard Fairey and JR.

Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre, 41, a longtime street art collector and the head of ICART, an art management school in Paris, reached out to the academy’s founders soon after it opened and offered his collection to be displayed (for free) throughout the school’s three floors. He estimates the art to be worth hundreds of thousands of euros.
The collection had already been the subject of some 40 public exhibitions in small to medium cultural institutions, galleries and fairs across the country before it took up residence in Ecole 42.}


The Long Beach Museum of Art presents: Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension Presented in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW! Long Beach

Murals and site-specific installations from: Aaron De La Cruz Aaron Li-Hill Andrew Hem Ariel DeAndrea Brendan Monroe Cinta Vidal Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker Ernest Zac


Tour Dates:
1.28- Chicago, IL –Boston Lounge
1.29- Detroit, MI- The Pike Room
1.31- Toronto, ON- Adelaide Hall
2.1- Montreal, QC- Theatre Fairmount
2.2- Boston, MA- The Sinclair
2.3- Philadelphia, PA- Underground Arts
2.6- Vienna, VA- Jammin’ Java
2.7-Brooklyn, NY- Rough Trade
2.8- New York, NY- Mercury Lounge
2.10- Asheville, NC- The Orange Peel
2.11- Atlanta, GA- Aisle 5
2.14- Houston, TX- The Studio at Warehouse Live
2.15- Austin, TX- Mohawk
2.16- Dallas, TX- Club Dada
2.17- Kansas City, MO, The Riot Room
2.18- Omaha, NE- The Waiting Room
3.1- Missoula, MT- Monk’s
3.2- Seattle, WA-The Crocodile
3.3- Vancouver, BC- Fortune Sound Club
3.4- Portland, OR- Wonder Ballroom
3.6- San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill
3.7- Santa Cruz, CA- The Catalyst
3.9- Los Angeles, CA- The Roxy
3.10- San Diego, CA- The Casbah
3.11- Phoenix, AZ- Pub Rock
3.12- Albuquerque, NM-Launchpad
3.14- Durango, CO- Animas City Theatre
3.15 Denver, CO- Marquis Theatre
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Raquel Rodrigo's Embroidered Street Art

{Cross-stitching is the oldest form of embroidery known that's found all over the globe, where many different coloured X-shaped stitches are used to create a visual representation of something. Rodrigo creates these works by using wire mesh and thick, coloured ropes, which she arranges in various patterns. She prepares the piece indoors ahead of time, and when it's completed, it's rolled up, transported and attached to the wall.}

{Thanks to her background in set design, Rodrigo also creates geometric, meshed frames that are also embroidered with this cross-stitch technique, which can be used for "guerrilla marketing" initiatives, like this one for her own company, Arquicostura. Her aim is to combine these traditional techniques with a street art presence to maximize the impact of these works, whatever their message.}



{Lushlife has been a mainstay of Philadelphia’s underground Hip Hop scene since 2005. His music, a mix of Golden Age lyricism and the type of electronica-infused beats that dominated the subgenre in the early aughts, attracted the attention of artists like Camp Lo, Elzhi, Killer Mike and Freeway, his critical acclaim seemingly peaking with 2012’s Plateau Vision.

Since then, the dual MC/producer talent has largely laid low, only to awake from his full-length hibernation in February to release Ritualize, a project co-produced by fellow Philly artist CSLSX. Returning to the scene once again in 2016, Lushlife’s latest project No Dead Languages places the focus solely on the instrumentals, resulting in Lushlife’s strongest work in years.}


{Oakland-based hip hop artist Zion I, also known as Baba Zumbi, has finally emerged from the studio ready to release his new solo album, The Labyrinth, after parting ways with AmpLive. Dropping on October 21st, 2016 with Mind Over Matter Records, the project was produced by Ariano, Mikos the Gawd, Teeko, and Decap with featured guests Deuce Eclipse and Codnay Holiday.} READ MORE HERE

McDonald's goes "EXTREME"...

{When McDonald’s Corp. recently introduced a grungy, graffiti-themed décor to restaurants across its European market, the company hailed the new design as “exciting and fresh.

The design scheme, officially titled “Extreme” in McDonald’s brochures, is meant to target youthful consumers by using “graffiti-like visual language on the walls to remind people that McDonald’s is a brand of the streets,” as the company’s former chief brand strategist for Europe explained.
What McDonald’s may not have anticipated is that the street is undergoing its own branding revolution. Artists who view the urban landscape as a giant canvas are no longer outlaws in the dusk, but are increasingly showcased in museums and galleries and pursued by deep-pocketed art buyers. The embrace of graffiti has made artists more possessive of their designs, more sensitive to their reputation and, along with the higher stakes, more inclined to sue.
McDonald’s is the defendant in the latest of a growing handful of graffi…

AIR BNB: Win A Night At Dracula's Castle in Transylvania

Thanks to AIR BNB, 2 people will be able to sleep in Dracula's Castle on Halloween night. Otherwise known as, Bran Castle, the guests will be wined & dined, then they will lie to rest in red velvet lined coffins! Find out how to enter below!

{The Entry  Your dark imagination and deep knowledge of vampires will prepare you well to answer this simple question: What would you say to the Count if you were to come face-to-fang with him in his own castle? Show us your vampiric wit by 11:59 p.m. CET on 26th October 2016 and you could be sleeping in his crypt as the witching hour approaches.
Not a local in Transylvania? No worries. Winners will be flown in from anywhere in the world.}