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Of course she did! The Golden Lion is the highest honor to be awarded in the Venice Film Festival and Sofia Coppola won this praise for her new film Somewhere. This film will offer the auteur’s pretty-powdery, bitter-sweet and dreamily-depressing images and tone that she is known for. Other amazing films that were highly acknowledged (and I MUST SEE) were Essential Killing (Jerzy Skolimowski), Black Swan (Darren Aronosfsky) and Miral (Julian Schnabel).

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Before “street art” was given it’s name; before artists like Barry McGee and Shepard Fairey were talked about around the dinner table, there was a group of artists influenced by skateboard graphics, graffiti, and the like. Before these individuals had the option of showing in New York or in any one of a number of Culver City “lowbrow” art galleries, there was New Image Art Gallery, run by the infamously incomparable Marsea Goldberg. These artists found their orbit, and New Image was their sun. 15 years later, Marsea is known for an eye that never fails and a passion that won’t quit. It’s easy to take a lot of the art, the community, and the progress of this genre for granted. But make no mistake, without New Image and Marsea, this point in time wouldn’t shine nearly so bright.

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I love it when someone blows your mind and just decides to come out of left field with some completely honest statement; something that everyone is thinking but no one will admit to.

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Blurry Moon Jelly by Saveena

Blurry Moon Jelly by Saveena

Yesterday I took a little field trip to the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. While strolling around the aquarium looking at all the fantastic sea creatures, I began to see the potential for so much creativity. From the phosphorecent glowof the flashlight fish to the shape and texture of the sea pen, inspiration for beautiful art was everywhere. I was especially captivated by the moon jellies. Have a look… (more…)

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I’m not sure if this is a beach towel, a blanket, or a velvet painting but I am sure that it’s amazing. Polar bears and outer space. Wow.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Photo by Kea Nop

Photo by Kea Nop

The sky threatened rain but had little to show for it. I was hoping for an excuse to stay inside all day today too.

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