Monthly Archives: December 2014

FERNWEH (DISTANCE PAIN) {TRAVEL DIARY}

Tip on making a trip awesome: developing a “false” nostalgic feeling for the place. The German word “Fernweh” is probably the only word that perfectly describes such feeling. I know every year millions of people go to climb that great wall of China,

FERNWEH (DISTANCE PAIN) {TRAVEL DIARY}

Tip on making a trip awesome: developing a “false” nostalgic feeling for the place. The German word “Fernweh” is probably the only word that perfectly describes such feeling. I know every year millions of people go to climb that great wall of China,

SCULPTURES FOR THE NEW AGE – ROYAL JARMON { ARTIST TO WATCH }

I’ve been following Royal Jarmon’s work for over a year now. Initially intrigued by his watercolors and now in complete awe of his transition into sculpture. Abandoning all traditional materials in sculpture, Jarmon has invented his own mediums that come

SCULPTURES FOR THE NEW AGE – ROYAL JARMON { ARTIST TO WATCH }

I’ve been following Royal Jarmon’s work for over a year now. Initially intrigued by his watercolors and now in complete awe of his transition into sculpture. Abandoning all traditional materials in sculpture, Jarmon has invented his own mediums that come

MEET OUR NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR! – SAM LURIA/CHARLES I {WEEKEND PLAYLIST}

Hi there Nakid readers! This is my first post, so I feel it’s fitting to tell you a little bit about myself. I am Charles I (Pronounced “Charles the first”). I am a lover of all styles of music, and

MEET OUR NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR! – SAM LURIA/CHARLES I {WEEKEND PLAYLIST}

Hi there Nakid readers! This is my first post, so I feel it’s fitting to tell you a little bit about myself. I am Charles I (Pronounced “Charles the first”). I am a lover of all styles of music, and

THE GEOMETRIC LIFE – DÉCIO ARAÚJO {ARTIST TO WATCH}

  We recently came across the mesmerizing work of Sao Paulo- based artist Décio Araújo, and had to share! He takes the beautiful linearity of cityscapes, skies, and animals and transforms them into geometric patterns and reflections that dazzle the

THE GEOMETRIC LIFE – DÉCIO ARAÚJO {ARTIST TO WATCH}

  We recently came across the mesmerizing work of Sao Paulo- based artist Décio Araújo, and had to share! He takes the beautiful linearity of cityscapes, skies, and animals and transforms them into geometric patterns and reflections that dazzle the

WINTER BREATH – SAM GOODLIN { WEEKLY – ILLUSTRATION }

Winter is almost here in New York City, and all that I can hope is we don’t have a repeat of the blizzards that covered NYC in a layer of cold ass snow like last year. (If you happen to

WINTER BREATH – SAM GOODLIN { WEEKLY – ILLUSTRATION }

Winter is almost here in New York City, and all that I can hope is we don’t have a repeat of the blizzards that covered NYC in a layer of cold ass snow like last year. (If you happen to

LOST DESERT – WANDA ORME {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Wanda Orme, a photographer shooting 35mm, combines her past with her present in a gorgeous new series shot in Joshua Tree. She describes her work: “This series “Lost Desert” forms part of my ongoing project, MARGO ECHO, which explores liminality at

LOST DESERT – WANDA ORME {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Wanda Orme, a photographer shooting 35mm, combines her past with her present in a gorgeous new series shot in Joshua Tree. She describes her work: “This series “Lost Desert” forms part of my ongoing project, MARGO ECHO, which explores liminality at

GIRL FROM MARS: LIV-BERTY AND LUNAXY CLUB {FASHION DESIGN}

  One designer, two labels: Bangkok-based Saranya Tosriprasert has released two new collections that will satisfy all of your street wear fashion dreams. Saranya didn’t see the fashion she wanted in Bangkok, so she created her own. She describes the fashion scene in

GIRL FROM MARS: LIV-BERTY AND LUNAXY CLUB {FASHION DESIGN}

  One designer, two labels: Bangkok-based Saranya Tosriprasert has released two new collections that will satisfy all of your street wear fashion dreams. Saranya didn’t see the fashion she wanted in Bangkok, so she created her own. She describes the fashion scene in

Nakid Magazine, Idle Beats, digital art, mixed media

THE SCREEN PRINT COMEBACK – IDLE BEATS {ARTIST TO WATCH}

As the world moves towards digital art, interactive sculptures, or digitally manipulated media, there are some artists who are just keeping it old school. Idle Beats is a Shanghai-based printmaking studio that creates and sells original, colorful, cartoon-like prints –

Nakid Magazine, Idle Beats, digital art, mixed media

THE SCREEN PRINT COMEBACK – IDLE BEATS {ARTIST TO WATCH}

As the world moves towards digital art, interactive sculptures, or digitally manipulated media, there are some artists who are just keeping it old school. Idle Beats is a Shanghai-based printmaking studio that creates and sells original, colorful, cartoon-like prints –

WEEKEND PLAYLIST – FEVERISH

It’s almost Christmas, this year has flown by, Halloween seriously felt like two weeks ago.  This time of year is amazing though, somehow cold weather, layers, and the holidays always seem to inspire – I love Summer but Winter is

WEEKEND PLAYLIST – FEVERISH

It’s almost Christmas, this year has flown by, Halloween seriously felt like two weeks ago.  This time of year is amazing though, somehow cold weather, layers, and the holidays always seem to inspire – I love Summer but Winter is

WHEN STILL LIFE MEETS SCULPTURE – PETE DEEVAKUL { ARTIST TO WATCH }

Partial Inelegant Proof of Unstable Recursion, 2013 f(n) = f(n+1+1) + f(n+1+1)+1 + f(n+1+1)+1+1 + f(n+1+1)+1+1+1, where n = tennis ball Pete Deevakul is one of those artists that makes you stop everything you’re doing to thoroughly scan his portfolio.

WHEN STILL LIFE MEETS SCULPTURE – PETE DEEVAKUL { ARTIST TO WATCH }

Partial Inelegant Proof of Unstable Recursion, 2013 f(n) = f(n+1+1) + f(n+1+1)+1 + f(n+1+1)+1+1 + f(n+1+1)+1+1+1, where n = tennis ball Pete Deevakul is one of those artists that makes you stop everything you’re doing to thoroughly scan his portfolio.

KING OF COOL – SAM GOODLIN { WEEKLY – ILLUSTRATION }

New York City is hands down one of the most unique places in the world, thousands of people come here daily just to see the sights and take in the culture…… But my favorite thing about this place is the

KING OF COOL – SAM GOODLIN { WEEKLY – ILLUSTRATION }

New York City is hands down one of the most unique places in the world, thousands of people come here daily just to see the sights and take in the culture…… But my favorite thing about this place is the

EROTIC CALLIGRAPHY – POKRAS LAMPAS {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Recently, we came across the amazing work of calligrapher Pokras Lampas. His series, “Calligraphy on Girls”, has been an ongoing project that brings together photography, typography, and erotica. Can there be anything better then this?! Be sure to keep an eye

EROTIC CALLIGRAPHY – POKRAS LAMPAS {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Recently, we came across the amazing work of calligrapher Pokras Lampas. His series, “Calligraphy on Girls”, has been an ongoing project that brings together photography, typography, and erotica. Can there be anything better then this?! Be sure to keep an eye

DAVIT YUKHANYAN {ARTIST TO WATCH}

  Davit Yukhanyan is an architect and illustrator based in Yerevan, Armenia. Although only 26, Yukhanyan’s work demonstrates a refined attention to detail  that suggests that of an experienced illustrator. Using music as his inspiration, Davit lets his passion for

DAVIT YUKHANYAN {ARTIST TO WATCH}

  Davit Yukhanyan is an architect and illustrator based in Yerevan, Armenia. Although only 26, Yukhanyan’s work demonstrates a refined attention to detail  that suggests that of an experienced illustrator. Using music as his inspiration, Davit lets his passion for

MAKING MY WAY THROUGH CENSORSHIP // TRAVEL DIARY

Four months ago, I moved to Shanghai, China. Probably the most interesting, volatile and energetic country I’ve ever experienced. It’s beautiful. Except, unfortunately, there’s still so much people don’t know. The outside world sees China as this big, vast country with

MAKING MY WAY THROUGH CENSORSHIP // TRAVEL DIARY

Four months ago, I moved to Shanghai, China. Probably the most interesting, volatile and energetic country I’ve ever experienced. It’s beautiful. Except, unfortunately, there’s still so much people don’t know. The outside world sees China as this big, vast country with

TAOISM AND PSYCHEDELIC ROCK – CHUI WAN {ARTIST TO WATCH}

  Can Taoism sound psychedelic? The young neo-psychedelic rock band Chui Wan (吹万) got their name from Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi’s classic piece “Qi Wu Lun”. The main concept of this piece is that the nature and everything in the universe

TAOISM AND PSYCHEDELIC ROCK – CHUI WAN {ARTIST TO WATCH}

  Can Taoism sound psychedelic? The young neo-psychedelic rock band Chui Wan (吹万) got their name from Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi’s classic piece “Qi Wu Lun”. The main concept of this piece is that the nature and everything in the universe

CHET FAKER FOR REDBULL 30 DAYS IN LA

It took exactly one second — or his first beat, his first head shake, the first glint of the stage lights on his trademark beard — for Chet Faker to win over the crowd at Mack Sennett Studios Saturday night. Faker was headlining

CHET FAKER FOR REDBULL 30 DAYS IN LA

It took exactly one second — or his first beat, his first head shake, the first glint of the stage lights on his trademark beard — for Chet Faker to win over the crowd at Mack Sennett Studios Saturday night. Faker was headlining

ISLAND6 ART COLLECTIVE {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Based in Shanghai, island6 calls themselves an ‘art collective‘ – a team of experimental, tech-savvy geeks and gals that overlap traditional Chinese art and interactive media. The result:  Just incredible!  The pieces primarily involve two aspects:  a traditional art form

ISLAND6 ART COLLECTIVE {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Based in Shanghai, island6 calls themselves an ‘art collective‘ – a team of experimental, tech-savvy geeks and gals that overlap traditional Chinese art and interactive media. The result:  Just incredible!  The pieces primarily involve two aspects:  a traditional art form

ANEL SALGADO + EMMA KATHLEEN {DUOS!}

After a holiday hiatus for Thanksgiving we’re back!  This week’s DUOS! collaboration has us lusting for lazy sundays, and lost Summer Days – Between photographer Anel Salgado who sent us this sultry spread, and model Emma Kathleen who stars as the subject of Alagado’s

ANEL SALGADO + EMMA KATHLEEN {DUOS!}

After a holiday hiatus for Thanksgiving we’re back!  This week’s DUOS! collaboration has us lusting for lazy sundays, and lost Summer Days – Between photographer Anel Salgado who sent us this sultry spread, and model Emma Kathleen who stars as the subject of Alagado’s

STRANGE EYE – CHOUARD LAURENT {TRAVEL DIARY}

There is a darkness that belies certain images that beckons our subconscious to places it doesn’t will to go: the realm of nightmares, of memories real or imagined. We are speaking of the eerie eye directed towards familiar scenes that

STRANGE EYE – CHOUARD LAURENT {TRAVEL DIARY}

There is a darkness that belies certain images that beckons our subconscious to places it doesn’t will to go: the realm of nightmares, of memories real or imagined. We are speaking of the eerie eye directed towards familiar scenes that

FLUX INERTIA – ERIC LUTHER MCCLENDON {ARTIST TO WATCH}

“Flux Inertia” is the newest dreamed up conceptual fine art project that photographer Eric Luther McClendon has created.  Hailing from the deep south, Alabama, he has slowly been cultivating his skills as a student – attending  Jacksonville State University for Bachelors

FLUX INERTIA – ERIC LUTHER MCCLENDON {ARTIST TO WATCH}

“Flux Inertia” is the newest dreamed up conceptual fine art project that photographer Eric Luther McClendon has created.  Hailing from the deep south, Alabama, he has slowly been cultivating his skills as a student – attending  Jacksonville State University for Bachelors

EXPRESSIONISTIC STREET ART – BORONDO {ARTIST TO WATCH}

When most people think of street art or graffiti, they either imagine “wild style” lettering and bubble letters, or stenciled images highlighting political commentary. Over the years, artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and fuck… maybe even Mr. Brainwash have become

EXPRESSIONISTIC STREET ART – BORONDO {ARTIST TO WATCH}

When most people think of street art or graffiti, they either imagine “wild style” lettering and bubble letters, or stenciled images highlighting political commentary. Over the years, artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and fuck… maybe even Mr. Brainwash have become

GLACIATE – DANIELLE KORMAN {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Photographer Danielle Korman brings us this new editorial with up and coming model Jonathan Kieth at Major Models – Milan.  Titled “Glaciate“, this industrial high-fashion shoot highlights Korman’s strong style and sense of perception.  With each shot going in and out

GLACIATE – DANIELLE KORMAN {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Photographer Danielle Korman brings us this new editorial with up and coming model Jonathan Kieth at Major Models – Milan.  Titled “Glaciate“, this industrial high-fashion shoot highlights Korman’s strong style and sense of perception.  With each shot going in and out

2014 – ANOUK GRIFFIOEN {ARTIST TO WATCH}

When we stumbled upon the artwork of Anouk Griffioen we found ourselves not only enamored but in shear amazement at the level of detail and vision in every piece.  Griffioen’s hybrid style of texture and depth in line work, not-to-mention deep shadows that create a haunting

2014 – ANOUK GRIFFIOEN {ARTIST TO WATCH}

When we stumbled upon the artwork of Anouk Griffioen we found ourselves not only enamored but in shear amazement at the level of detail and vision in every piece.  Griffioen’s hybrid style of texture and depth in line work, not-to-mention deep shadows that create a haunting

SUPER DUPER IN SAN FRANCISCO- NOT THE HEADLINER BUT ALL WE CARE ABOUT

  The smell of sparked joints filled the air and the wooden floor shook as Kyle and Super Duper Brick kept it hype at Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. On a stage lined with inflatable palm trees and seeping with 90’s

SUPER DUPER IN SAN FRANCISCO- NOT THE HEADLINER BUT ALL WE CARE ABOUT

  The smell of sparked joints filled the air and the wooden floor shook as Kyle and Super Duper Brick kept it hype at Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. On a stage lined with inflatable palm trees and seeping with 90’s

THE GODS OF FUTURE-PAST – JIM CHUCHU {ARTIST TO WATCH}

  Mysterious. Moody. Magical. The other-worldly work of Kenyan-based artist Jim Chuchu is both culturally-powerful and intriguing. In his series titled “Pagans,” he takes us back in time in search of his ancestors’ past. We got the chance to ask him

THE GODS OF FUTURE-PAST – JIM CHUCHU {ARTIST TO WATCH}

  Mysterious. Moody. Magical. The other-worldly work of Kenyan-based artist Jim Chuchu is both culturally-powerful and intriguing. In his series titled “Pagans,” he takes us back in time in search of his ancestors’ past. We got the chance to ask him

THE UNTOLD CINEMA – CLAIRE ROCHE {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Claire Roche is an American photographer from Lufkin, TX and has been shooting since the wee age of 11 years old. The cinematic film look and feel are something that reminds us of late eighties/early nineties cinema as well as

THE UNTOLD CINEMA – CLAIRE ROCHE {ARTIST TO WATCH}

Claire Roche is an American photographer from Lufkin, TX and has been shooting since the wee age of 11 years old. The cinematic film look and feel are something that reminds us of late eighties/early nineties cinema as well as

HEAD AND THE HEART- REDBULL 30 DAYS IN LA

On Saturday, for day 22 of Red Bull Sound Select: 30 Days In LA, a packed house greeted The Head and the Heart at the Ace Hotel Theatre in downtown Los Angeles for a sold-out show. The Seattle band delivered a passionate set of

HEAD AND THE HEART- REDBULL 30 DAYS IN LA

On Saturday, for day 22 of Red Bull Sound Select: 30 Days In LA, a packed house greeted The Head and the Heart at the Ace Hotel Theatre in downtown Los Angeles for a sold-out show. The Seattle band delivered a passionate set of

VINTAGE REBOOT BY DAVID REDON {ARTIST TO WATCH}

With the overwhelming amount of useless throwbacks in today’s internet media, this stands out as one of the few great successes. David Redon blends vintage ads with pop culture icons and songs in a witty and cheeky way. From Las

VINTAGE REBOOT BY DAVID REDON {ARTIST TO WATCH}

With the overwhelming amount of useless throwbacks in today’s internet media, this stands out as one of the few great successes. David Redon blends vintage ads with pop culture icons and songs in a witty and cheeky way. From Las

MADZILLA + STEM AND THORN {COLLABORATION}

Check out this short collaboration film from Madzilla, the worlds most famous Podhead Hip-Hop Yattoo Model (according to LA Weekly), and Dallas based clothing brand Stem and Thorns. In just 45 seconds, Jeremy Biggers showcases the street-ware fashion icon rocking

MADZILLA + STEM AND THORN {COLLABORATION}

Check out this short collaboration film from Madzilla, the worlds most famous Podhead Hip-Hop Yattoo Model (according to LA Weekly), and Dallas based clothing brand Stem and Thorns. In just 45 seconds, Jeremy Biggers showcases the street-ware fashion icon rocking