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Graffiti grandparents in Portugal

February 15th, 2017|

Meet Portugal’s oldest graffiti posse: a diverse clan of retirees, virally known as “Graffiti Grandmas.” These are the members of Lata 65, a WOOL Fest arts education group for seniors founded by Lara Rodrigues. For the past few years, Rodrigues has been dedicated to breaking down ageist stereotypes and cultural perceptions through her senior-focused theory seminars and two-day […]

The conscience of LOVE

February 14th, 2017|

A talk given by Laurence Newey, Lucis Trust, at an open meeting entitled: Esoteric Perspectives on a Science of Consciousness.

The relationship between love and consciousness is a prime focus of the Alice Bailey teachings, and, in particular, the increasing radiation of love by those who are starting to transcend the strictly human state of awareness. […]

Shots of Awe by Jason Silva: LOVE

February 14th, 2017|

Happy Valentines Day!

Our gift to you, a selection of the most beautiful Shots of Awe from Jason Silva about LOVE.

Enjoy!

New Species of Psychedelic Lichen Contains Tryptamine and Psilocybin

February 13th, 2017|

Ask any biologist and he’ll tell you lichens are an intriguing bunch. They exist only because of a symbiotic relationship between algae (or cyanobacteria) and fungi. The fungus creates a network that sustains, hydrates and protects the alga, which in turn provides sugars through photosynthesis. So, while they exhibit plant-like characteristics, they are not plants. […]

A Japanese priest has built a real techno temple

February 10th, 2017|

Forget about going to Sunday church at Berghain; Japanese DJ-turned-Buddhist priest, Gyōsen Asakura, has actually made a real techno temple.

The 49-year old priest throws completely off-the-wall “techno memorial services” at Shō-onji (照恩寺) temple in Fukui City.

There is a catch though. His project is expensive and he needs money to keep on keeping on. Judging by the […]

We Are Shining “Wheel” video

February 3rd, 2017|

Mill+ Director Carl Addy directs this eclectic debut music video ‘Wheel’ for the London based duo We Are Shining as a way to visually articulate the band’s mesmerising sound.
Working closely with We Are Shining, the Mill+ team visually represent the band’s influences and inspirations in this video through a montage of stills and video material […]

Creative Rap Celebrities Paper Stop-Motion

February 1st, 2017|

Isaac Versaw spends his time creating, imagining, new original and creative design projects. This one is titled Rap, Paper, Scissors and alludes to the famous game “stone-paper-scissors”: He ingeniously cuts hip-hop stars in color paper, animating them with stop-motion.

We find Jay-Z, Tupac, Eminem, Drake and Notorious Big together with their cult phrases.

Freud, Fish & Butterfly van Haiyang Wang

February 1st, 2017|

Both, Freud, Fish and Butterfly (2009) and Double Fikret (2012), were selected for honors from film festivals worldwide, feature Wang’s surrealist animation and narrative style.

Wang Haiyang, born in Shandong Province in 1984, graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2008 and now works in Beijing.

Animated GIFs by Alice Tortue

January 31st, 2017|

The French artist Alice Tiroille (better known by her pseudonym Alice Tortue) is a specialist in animation and 3D.

Through its pop and colored illustrations, it is sometimes possible to distinguish references to pop-culture, for example in Miyazaki, or else simple fixed scenes, similar to planets, which she subtly animates in a graphic style of her […]

Paintings by Beata Chrzanowska

January 31st, 2017|

Beata Chrzanowska‘s works encompass what a tender dance between color and form would look like. Highly realistic yet minimal, her painted figures naturally coexist among sharp spontaneous geometry.

She paints with feeling to create an intense, desirable, and euphoric mood. The femme, her primary subject, dominates and inspires her work. The body becomes a series of […]