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The Towering Seven Magic Mountains by Ugo Rondinone

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Sometimes it takes a simple intervention to turn everyday objects into something magical. Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone has transformed the Nevada desert with a large-scale site-specific piece titled Seven Magic Mountains. It took him nearly 5 years to realize his audacious vision. Each of the seven sculptures stands between thirtyContinue Reading

January 11, 2017
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The New Look of Los Colchoneros

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I guess 2017 is the year where football teams will have a new face. Little by little changing the identity in football clubs has become more popular. Popular just like the circle that is being used in every new logo since NYCFC adapted it. During the past months, there hasContinue Reading

January 10, 2017
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Adiff: Making a Difference through Fashion

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When in the face of humanitarian and global crises, many people are often faced with the crushing question of “how can I help to make a difference?” It seems that there isn’t much else to do past monetary or material donations, and most people aren’t professional humanitarian workers. A lotContinue Reading

January 9, 2017
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A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri-Charles Guérard (1846-1897)

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Now through February 26th, The New York Public Library presents the work of French pioneer printmaker Henri-Charles Guérard. Considered as one of the most skilled and inventive printmakers of his era, Henri-Charles Guérard helped in making etchings to such luminaries as Impressionistic painter Édouard Manet. The exhibition, A Curious Hand:Continue Reading

January 8, 2017
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Pick the President Gifs by Nickelodeon

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It’s hard not to talk about politics now in days. We are technically 13 days away from the Presidential Inauguration Speech, although many of us, including myself, look more forward to hearing Obama’s goodbye speech. The White House will see a major change this year but how about I shareContinue Reading

January 7, 2017
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NYC’s Trippy Subway Surprise

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Have you ever taken the Q train heading north? Leaving the Dekalb station, if you look out the window of your subway car you will notice a flipbook-style animation titled Masstransiscope by visual artist Bill Brand. Originally created in 1980, and awarded a certificate of merit by the New YorkContinue Reading

January 6, 2017
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Alfalfa’s 7 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

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2016 has been one of the weirdest years in recent history, a year as absurd and dramatic as a Mexican soap opera. Don’t believe me? Just take a peek at what is in most Year in Reviews: The millions of people trying to capture imaginary Pokémon Go; Angelina and BradContinue Reading

January 5, 2017
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Farewell 2016, Farewell Lella Vignelli

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2016 was a year of big losses for the art world. It saw the passing of many kinds of music and film icons, and the design world was no exempt. On December 22, at the age of 82, architect and designer Lella Vignelli passed away peacefully in NYC. It wasContinue Reading

January 4, 2017
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Nike Air Presto Emojis by Chris Labrooy

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2016 was a great year for the sneaker game. Many up and coming style became a huge hit in retail stores such as Adidas ultra boost, Nike Huaraches, Yeezys and Nike air Presto. The Presto sneakers became popular due to their flexibility and elasticity design as well as for theirContinue Reading

January 3, 2017
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Largest Permanent Public Art Installation in NY History

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A new year, a new subway line in New York. Yes, the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway finally opened on January 1st, 2017 with four stations: 63rd Street, 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street. A reason to celebrate for those commuters who have been anxiously waiting for years, but alsoContinue Reading

January 2, 2017
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Beautiful Aerial Photographs

Bogata Forest, Romania by Calin Stan

When you think of aerial shots what comes to mind? For me, it’s inevitable to not think of that historical shot of Muhammad Ali knocking out Cleveland Williams taken by Neil Leifer. With limited technology in 1966 and being able to take a shot like what he captured is incredible.Continue Reading

January 1, 2017
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The Pinkest Natural Wonder “Lake Hillier”

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Nature is unpredictable, it messes with us, it breaks the rules, it creates oddities like a lake whose water is as pink as Pepto Bismol. Today’s inspiration comes from Lake Hillier in Western Australia. The 600 meters in length Lake Hillier lies next to the vast Pacific Ocean. Seen fromContinue Reading

December 31, 2016
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Using Design for Justice

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The justice system of the United States is flawed, boasted by our exceedingly high mass incarceration rate, the highest in the world. Our country rushes to incarcerate huge numbers of people rather than discuss and come up with alternative, more beneficial punishments. This statistic raises a lot of questions about the frameworkContinue Reading

December 30, 2016
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Dwellings by Liesl Pfeffer

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The holiday season can be slightly tense and hectic. Besides the pressures of wrapping up the year, everyone is traveling far and wide to go home. Dwellings is a photo-media collage series of houses by Australian artist Liesl Pfeffer. Pfeffer currently resides in Brookyln. She earned a Bachelors of PhotographyContinue Reading

December 29, 2016
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Hip Hop Animations

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What does Tupac, Kanye, Biz Markie and Travis Scott have in common? Well, it’s sure not going on rants every day like Mr. West frequently does. The answer is the creative freedom they have when visualizing their music. Regardless of whether we like them or not, the artist you’re aboutContinue Reading

December 28, 2016
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Keith Haring Artsy Cars

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Hands down, Keith Haring has to be one of my favorite artist of all time. His simplicity yet an abstract way of perceiving art has made him an art legend. An artist is considered a great artist when his work is able to live throughout the year and till thisContinue Reading

December 27, 2016
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