Art Crush: Fernando Vincente “Vanitas”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 21 Jun 2012 @ 2:08 am | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
In a fascinating series titled “Vanitas,” Spanish artist Fernando Vincente delivers a striking twist on anatomical art, exploring the dichotomy of exterior beauty versus what’s really going on inside. Now breathe deep and scroll through the images below, then think; when’s the last time you really took a good look at yourself?
10 Iconic Surf Photographers
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Jun 2012 @ 11:38 am | Categorized: Live_Art>, Photography
The state of California made it official on Monday; today’s International Surfing Day, so pack your laptop, get in your car and head over to the beach, stat! ”It’s a way to celebrate California’s surfing heritage and raise awareness about the need to protect our oceans, waves and beaches,” according to a statement from the Surfrider Foundation. Meanwhile, if you can’t play hooky, you might as well indulge in some of these glorious images of tan bodies jumping waves. We give you our roundup of the world’s best ever surf photographers:
Don’t Try This At Home: Fashion Shoot Done With A Scanner
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Jun 2012 @ 1:22 am | Categorized: Cool Finds, Live_Fashion>
Henry Hargreaves, the Brooklyn-based photographer who wowed us before with his festive book of boobs in 3D, surprises yet again in this recent fashion editorial for which he ditched the camera in favor of… a scanner. The shoot, featuring intense, 30-second close ups of RED model Talika, showcases jewelry by Pamela Love, Lizzie Fortunato, We Are Here, Asos, Dannijo, Stella McCartney, and Me&Ro.
Preview: LUX / EROS Group Show “Map Of Tasmania” (NSFW)
BY Vivianne Lapointe 07 Jun 2012 @ 12:32 pm | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>
For her first group show at her new Venice Beach art gallery, LUX / EROS, curator & creative director Desanka Fasiska is putting the spotlight on the female anatomy. “Map of Tasmania,” opening Saturday, June 9 from 7-9pm, promises to be a fun, insightful tribute to women and their bodies through different art forms; photography, oil painting, illustration, sculpture and written work.
Cheap Monday & Live Fast Mag present: RAT CITY / Wildcat Strike
BY Vivianne Lapointe 07 Jun 2012 @ 10:27 am | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>, Music
Don’t miss our second summer bash in collaboration with Cheap Monday tomorrow night at Three Clubs in Hollywood! We’ll party to the sound of Wilcat Strike, a rad new band from Salt Lake City, to celebrate their upcoming EP release next week. Come early for some free beers from PBR! RSVP on Facebook!
Design For Adidas Eyewear [closed]
BY Vivianne Lapointe 06 Jun 2012 @ 2:07 pm | Categorized: CONTESTS_GIVEAWAYS, Live_Fashion>
How often do major brands give emerging artists and fashion designers a chance to pitch in their creative input? Close to never. That’s why we decided to post about this cool contest adidas eyewear has launched for their fans to design a pair of sunglasses for next season’s collection – which will go into production in 2013. Here’s all the info to enter:
If you are a Live Fast reader and you do decide to participate, please comment on this post so we can support your entry through our social networks!!! Best of luck!
Lingerie Guide: Bordelle Bridal Bondage
BY Vivianne Lapointe 05 Jun 2012 @ 5:55 pm | Categorized: Lingerie Guide, Live_Sex>
I hate when people say sex after marriage is a bore. It’s not because you’ve committed to a lifetime of monogamy that you can’t get creative in the bedroom (or anywhere else you like to get down for that matter.) UK-based luxury lingerie line Bordelle is with me on this one, repurposing their ‘luxury S&M’ signature style for fashion-forward brides to set the tone for years of pleasure to come by spicing up their wedding night attire with provocative new designs that – let’s be honest – inspire anything but missionary.
Hot Spot: Sonos Studio Brings Good Sound To Hollywood
BY Vivianne Lapointe 30 May 2012 @ 3:20 pm | Categorized: Hot Spot, Live_Travel>
What’s the soundtrack to your life right now, as you’re browsing the Internet? Like most people, you’re probably just sitting at your office, streaming low-fi mp3s with your shitty iPhone headphones. But what if you had a chance to listen to your favorite record in a place that was acoustically tuned for the music to play precisely the way it was recorded, in all of its most intricate sound engineering details? A place where you could stop what you’re doing and actually listen? Sounds good, doesn’t it…
Preview: Corno’s Open Studio In NYC
BY Vivianne Lapointe 29 May 2012 @ 1:32 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Events & Openings, Live_Art>
New York art lovers are in for a treat! On Thursday evening, expressionist master Corno will be opening her SoHo studio on Greene Street for a night of mingling – a unique chance for collectors to peep her colorful new body of work before it even hits the gallery walls. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s nothing quite like the raw experience of seeing the artwork where it was created to really understand the work that goes into it. You won’t even need to drink champagne to leave the space buzzed and inspired. Have a look at our exclusive preview and don’t forget to RSVP!
Interview Series: DARK FURS
BY Vivianne Lapointe 24 May 2012 @ 11:02 am | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Music
With strong commanding vocals and dreamy instrumentals, Suzanne May and Chad Philipps of DARK FURS are a duo to watch out for. Their sound is unique and powerful – flick the emotional switch, it will take you to a deep place whether you want it or not. After seeing them perform live at our event last Friday, everyone was shocked to find out that they are still unsigned, though we doubt that will be much longer – they just recorded a first EP and it’s really damn good. We had a chance to sat down with the band to get the low down on their mesmerizing tunes and inspirations. Photos by Chris Swainston.
Live To Eat: The Spice Table
BY Vivianne Lapointe 23 May 2012 @ 9:19 pm | Categorized: Food & Drinks, Live_Travel>
Next time you’re cruising around Little Tokyo or crave a Southeast Asian delight after a cultural outing at The Geffen, pay a visit to The Spice Table, a fantastic family-owned joint at the corner of 1st and Central. Chef Bryant Ng is celebrated all over L.A. for the succulent, perfectly spiced meat satays he cooks on a custom grill in true Singaporean fashion, but for lunch I was tempted by his fried catfish sandwich with Sambal, pickled curried cucumbers, garlic mayo, lime and lettuce.
Last Friday Night: RAT CITY Feat. DARK FURS Recap
BY Vivianne Lapointe 23 May 2012 @ 5:00 pm | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>, Music
Last Friday night, a hot bunch of music loving peeps put on their skinny jeans and headed to The Three Clubs for the first night of our summer jam series in collaboration with Cheap Monday: RAT CITY Feat. DARK FURS. We provided a select group of fifteen guests with a good ol’ black & white disposable cams and asked them to go nuts. And although we’re all quite fond of Instagram, there’s just nothing like film to capture a true party vibe… right?
Art Crush: Tamir Sher’s “Masters on 45s”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 21 May 2012 @ 4:36 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>, Photography
In a creative attempt to use his beat up record player as a bridge between old and contemporary art, Tel Aviv photographer Tamir Sher placed reproductions of master paintings on records and gave them a few spins while taking pictures using various shutter speeds. The trippy series – a fantastic piece of deconstructionism – is titled ”Masters on 45s.” How cool!
Cheap Monday and Live Fast Mag present: RAT CITY feat. DARK FURS
BY Vivianne Lapointe 18 May 2012 @ 9:06 am | Categorized: Events & Openings, Live_Art>, Music
TGIF! We’ve teamed up with Cheap Monday to present a series of summer jams showcasing up and coming Los Angeles acts at one of our fave Friday night Hollywood venue, The Three Clubs cocktail lounge. The first show is happening TONIGHT, so please join us for a few (or a hundred) drinks and discover the brilliant sound of Suzanne May and the DARK FURS!
Lingerie Guide: Maidenform’s 90th Anniversary Collection
BY Vivianne Lapointe 17 May 2012 @ 11:58 am | Categorized: Lingerie Guide, Live_Sex>
Leave it to Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant to create the most glamorous Hollywood-inspired collection of shapewear for Maidenform‘s 90th Anniversary. Since its inception on the market in 1922, the all-American intimates and activewear brand has been known and loved for celebrating curves and feminity in an innovative way – we’re talking about the company that filed the patent for the first prototype of the modern seamed uplift brassiere back in the late 1920′s.
Art Crush: Kiki Valdes Joins Margulies
BY Vivianne Lapointe 14 May 2012 @ 11:57 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
What a pleasure it is to watch Kiki Valdes‘ steady rise to fame! The young Cuban American expressionist painter living in New York – whom we’ve covered before on the site for his curatorial work on “The Outsiders” – has recently joined the Michael Margulies Artist Agency, a Miami-based agency that specializes in the representation and marketing of contemporary artists, as well as artist estates. Have a look at some of his most recent body of work:
Bulls Head (2010)