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The Most Incredible Ukulele Player You’ve Ever Seen Has Been Causing Jaws to Drop Since Age 5

Monday 06.30.2014 , Posted by
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A natural performer since she could walk, Taimane Gardner grew up in the majestic islands of Hawaii. Her father gave her a ukulele when she was just 5 years old and she played it in the mirror like a rock star for so long and hard that she broke a string the first day! Her father could see how musically gifted she was and she began lessons soon after. She preferred playing with her eyes closed so that she could learn muscle memory and sees each song in her mind before she plays. Quickly growing into the virtuoso she is now, Don Ho discovered Taimane, at age 13, busking on the streets of Waikiki and asked her to join his show. She is now 25 and has played private shows for celebrities like John Travolta, Steven Seagal, and George Clooney and has opened for Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, Jimmy Buffet, and many more musicians. You will understand why when you watch any of the videos below. [Read more...]

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Need More Personal Space? Urban Armour Has You Covered

Monday 06.09.2014 , Posted by
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This dress designed by artist Kathleen McDermott very kindly tells others to “back off.” Fashioned from umbrella parts and electronic sensors, the Hong Kong artist’s Personal Space dress automatically spreads in diameter when it detects an individual has come too close for comfort. [Read more...]

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The World Bodypainting Festival is Quickly Approaching

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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This summer in Pörtschach, Austria, the top body painters from 45 countries around the world will come together to compete in an awe-inspiring contest: The World Bodypainting Festival. From June 29 through July 6th, artists and audience members will create and witness a dream-like world as models, covered head to toe with intricate body paint, props, and costumes, walk the stage. Using the human body as their canvas, these talented artists use high level creativity and serious skill to transform models into works of art. [Read more...]

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Clothes Go Flying In This Gorgeous Ballet Film

Thursday 05.08.2014 , Posted by
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Forget tutus and pointe shoes: fashion makes big leaps and bounds in filmmaker team Tell No One‘s elegant short, “Mine.” Directed by Luke White and Remi Weeks, and choreographed by Paolo Mangiola, the renegade ballet features a quintet from London’s Wells Theatre caught in a chic, cat-and-mouse game of capture the tag. [Read more...]

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This Film Captures the Romance in Dance

Monday 04.28.2014 , Posted by
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No relationship has a predetermined pattern of steps, but this beautiful film created by Christina Molina of ThinkMol and BalletBoyz Films shows us one touching example of love in motion. Created for Channel 4 UK in association with Arts Council England, “Dance With Me” seamlessly captures the arc of one couple’s life together, including their highs, lows, and of course, late-night phone calls. [Read more...]

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This Man Lived Inside a Bear for 2 Weeks… Twice.

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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French artist Abraham Poincheval just spent two weeks inside a bear… OK, it was a stuffed bear… but that doesn’t make it any less bizarre. Perhaps the only part of this that isn’t completely wacky, is that he did it at the Hunting and Wildlife Museum in Paris. [Read more...]

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Mesmerizing Light Pattern GIFs Go Round and Round

Wednesday 04.09.2014 , Posted by
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Turkish multimedia artist and filmmaker Erdal Inci is back with more stunningly hypnotic GIFs. When we last featured his work, he was creating multiples of a single figure in endlessly repeating chains of motion. Now he’s created a series humbly called Light Pattern GIFs, and it’s equally hard to look away. [Read more...]

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These Two Artists Are Living Together in a Gigantic Hamster Wheel

Wednesday 03.05.2014 , Posted by
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If you thought sharing a small apartment was difficult, imagine being these two artists sharing a gigantic hamster wheel. Taking the challenges of co-habitation to a new level, Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder have taken up residence for 10 days on a giant 25 foot wheel furnished mostly with orange and red Ikea furniture… that matches their hip orange and red jumpsuits. Shelley is living inside at the bottom, because he’s afraid of heights, and Schweder is living outside on the top, some 30 feet off the ground. The piece is called In Orbit. [Read more...]

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Women Under Wraps: Eerie Photos On Domestic Life

Sunday 01.19.2014 , Posted by
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At first glance, the brilliant florals, silks, and taffetas that photographer Patty Carroll captures in her project “Anonymous Women” exude an attractive aura of domestic luxury. However, upon closer inspection, the idea of “home sweet home” quickly becomes all too saccharine. As the garish textiles are revealed to hide trapped female figures beneath them, the series peers into the cult of domesticity with a startling double vision. [Read more...]

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Colorful Human Sculptures Coming to a City Near You!

Monday 12.16.2013 , Posted by
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A few years ago, Austrian artist Willi Dorner had an idea to bring something different to people who work and live in major cities. He gathered a group of 20 strong bodied climbers and circus performers, dressed them up in vibrant colors, and positioned them uniquely together in urban spaces. The projects debut was a success and was called “Bodies in Urban Spaces.” [Read more...]

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