27.06.16 by Staff

Meticulously Embroidered Cubes by Artist Richard McVetis

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London-based artist Richard McVetis painstakingly hand-stitches intricate patterns of dots and crosses onto wool cubes in an effort to turn the passage of time into something that can be seen and touched. More images from “In Pursuit of Time” below.

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27.06.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Nick Sheehy

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Drawings by London-based Australian artist Nick Sheehy. More images below.

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20.06.16 by Jeff

Getty Stories: Vintage Portraits from the Golden Age of Hip Hop

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Getty Images recently featured photographer Janette Beckman in their all access coverage series. After leaving London for New York in the early eighties Beckman made a name for herself photographing the likes of Salt-N-Pepa, De La Soul, and Run DMC. See more below.

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14.06.16 by Jeff

Short of the Day: “Manoman”

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“Manoman” is a short film by London-based director Simon Cartwright which brilliantly mixes rod marionette puppets and animation. It’s dark, and kinda gross, but also kinda profound. I could feel it burrowing deep into my mind as I watched it. One of my favs so far this year. You can watch the full film over on Booooooom TV.

02.06.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Céli Lee

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Some recent drawings by Céli Lee (previously featured here and here), originally born in China, currently based in London. More images below.

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01.06.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Alzbeta Jaresova

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Selection of drawings by London-based artist Alzbeta Jaresova. More images below.

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31.05.16 by Staff

Good News of the Day: Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative

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South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks’ upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.

While the cost of keeping all these ducks is significantly higher than standard pesticides, the duck army is so effective that the vineyard uses minimal chemicals and is recognized for its sustainability. See more images by London-born, Cape Town-based photographer Mike Hutchings and a video of the ducks working below!

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31.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Seungpyo Hong

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A selection of work by Seungpyo Hong, a Korean illustrator based in London. More images below.

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