Growing up as the good-looking, jet setting son of U.S. diplomats and grandson of legendary Vogue magazine editor Diana Vreeland, Nicholas Vreeland began his adulthood as one of NYC’s most eligible bachelors. With a career in photography, he was the embodiment of the American Dream, but in 1985, after a trip to India, he changed the course of his life to become a Buddhist monk. Leaving all of the material possessions from his former life behind, there was one item that sneaked back into his life. His brother gifted him a camera when he moved to the monastery and though this passion is secondary to his monastic life, he sees his work as “personal poems.” [Read more…]
Monk With A Camera: Feel Good Documentary Tells The Story Of Nicholas Vreeland’s Path To Enlightenment
Imagine some of the best blues, jazz, rock and punk songs you can think of- then imagine taking the guitar out. It would be a whole different ball game! Behind every great guitarist is his preferred instrument- the perfect fit to produce the sound he is looking for- the one that becomes an extension of his hands and transfers the song in his soul to the auditory world. Italian Art Director & Multimedia Designer Federico Mauro brings us yet another fun project, hunting down some of the most distinguishable instruments of famous guitarists. [Read more…]
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good quote. In fact the photo library on my iPhone is probably 40% inspirational quotes that I’ve found through various forms of social media. So when I came across these minimalist posters by Tang Yao Hoong with a beautiful design and awesome quotes I was hitting “save” like crazy and thought I would pass them along! His simple, clever designs are as fun as they are creative and each image matches the quote flawlessly.