Al (BAT) Batiste

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Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

11 surprising items that aren’t recyclable

Hold up - don't toss those empty containers in the recycling bin just yet!<p>While it's great to recycle as much as possible, there are some items that don't belong in that bin. Here's a look at 11 things you think are recyclable but they're not.<p>1. Some takeout containers<p>You just built a stacked …

A Visual Tour Of The World’s Best Street Art

The best street art makes you pause. You’re walking down the street — a coffee in one hand, your cell in the other — and then BAM: you’re hit with an array of shapes and colors so attention-grabbing that all you can do is stop. And then take an Instagram picture. And then, after you’ve received …

Streetwear

Graffiti and Archeology – Cutting a wall and unveiling 30 years of graffiti

Here is what happens when you remove the layers of paintings from a wall covered by graffiti for 30 years, unveiling the successive artworks of …

Make money on YouTube: How to get richer by creating and sharing videos on the internet

YouTube sure seems like a good way to make a quick buck. After all, if Ryan, a now-famous 3-year-old toy reviewer, can build an audience in the …

This white reporter from Pittsburgh dressed like a black man for 30 days to expose Southern racism

The new book ‘30 Days a Black Man’ looks back at his story<p>In 1948, a white, Pittsburgh-based journalist named Ray Sprigle laid out in the punishing …

‘Time’ Magazine Says Contemporary Art Is to Blame for Trump. That’s Stupid.

Art World<p>Alex Melamid issues a bold and baffling denunciation of cultural "infantilism."<p>,<p>This week, <i>Time</i> has graced its Ideas section with an opinion …

LA STAGE DAY: 2017

Did you know? NoHo is a theatre district.<p>We have 20 live, professional theatres in our small but thriving arts district. So when there is any event …

How to Start Your Own Sneaker Brand

“If you want to start a footwear brand and compete with Nike or Adidas, you’ll need the funding of a small country and an army,” says No One founder …

UNESCO prize winner Bahia Shehab on 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic - CNN Style

Written by Bianca Britton, CNN<p>In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no.<p>No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women.<p>On …

What to See at Urban Art Fair in Paris 2017?

Joel Knafo Art<p>For their second participation in the Urban Art Fair Paris, Joël Knafo Art galleries will show original works by <b>Astro</b>, <b>Jo Di Bona</b>, <b>Romain</b> …

Digital Graffiti festival transforms a Florida town into a work of art

For three days next month, the white walls of a coastal town in Florida will be awash in vibrant artwork, and then it will quickly vanish. Alys Beach hosts the tenth annual Digital Graffiti art festival from 19 – 21 May, bringing a roster of international artists together to project their works …

This Street Artist Turned A Church Into A Skate Park, Now He’s Tackling Trump

Street artist Okuda San Miguel, knew that the Spanish church was special the minute he saw it. And from that first moment, it became his passion project. He just had to do something spectacular with it.<p>Originally built in 1912, the Church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Spain had fallen into …

Streetwear

A Popup LA Art Space is Exclusively Showing Works by Convict and Ex-Convict Artists

With ‘Legal Goods,’ the team behind recently closed LA DIY art space Think Tank Gallery question whether 'legal' is actually good.<p>After in the wake of Oakland's Ghost Ship fire, DIY art spaces around the country knew the clock was ticking. Think Tank Gallery, a now venue-less Los Angeles-based …

The Arts

Graffiti Grudge Goes to Federal Court

When the owner of a Queens building complex covered with graffiti art tore it down, it was an act of commerce—the land is now slated for a high-rise …

7 Cities to See Powerful Street Art

Graffiti, murals, vandalism—street art takes on various names, but one thing that rings true across the world is the cultural relevance behind these works of art.<p>Street art is a city's outdoor museum. Not just attractive to look at, it often functions as a gateway into the underlying social, …

Streetwear

Meet a Gallerist Who’s Bringing New Art to Bed-Stuy

View Slideshow<p>After opening the new roving art space We Buy Gold in Bed-Stuy this week, gallerist Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels described the name as …

You'll Want These Smoking Accessories Even If You're No Pothead

I don't smoke cigarettes or marijuana, but I find myself craving the accessories sold on Tetra, an online marketplace that sells designer pipes, ashtrays, and lighters. The company was co-founded by Monica Khemsurov, who clearly has an eye for style and good business opportunities.<p>While Tetra …

Fish

Timberland’s New Line Is Made From Trash Collected From The Streets In Haiti

The collaboration with recycling organization Thread means you could wear shoes that used to be plastic bottles.<p>A new backpack started life as 7.5 plastic bottles trashed on streets in Haiti.<p>The backpack–part of a new line of boots, bags, and t-shirts made by Timberland–looks like it’s made from …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

10 Dinner Bowls to Try This Week

May 7, 2017<p>Copy by: Cassandra Monroe<br>• Featured Image by: Pinch of Yum<p>Meals in bowl form are so easy to enjoy! The combination of flavors alone are …

Amy Winehouse Will Be Remembered With A New Street Art Trail And Exhibition In London

The exhibition will run until September and looks at the British singer’s Jewish roots.<p>Amy Winehouse's life and her Jewish history are to be …

Streetwear

De Bajes, First Street Art Restaurant Opened in Amsterdam — urdesignmag

<b>Following Hong Kong and New York, the very first Street Art Restaurant, De Bajes, opened its ‘prison gates’ on Amsterdam’s Rembrandtplein</b>. Some of …

California city could become the first Zero Net Energy city in the U.S.

The city of Lancaster, California is one step closer to becoming a Zero Net Energy city – the very first in the U.S. The proposed ordinance, recently …

Maple-Roasted Vegetables

• Calories 130.65<br>• Fat 7.14g<br>• Sat fat 1.01g<br>• Protein 3.38g<br>• Carbohydrate 15.98g<br>• Fiber 4.72g<br>• Sugar 7.29g<br>• Cholesterol 0mg<br>• Iron 1.41mg<br>• Sodium 296.87mg<br>• Calcium …

California's new pot economy valued at $7 billion

The future of California's legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where a garden of paper cannabis leaves sprouts on file cabinets and a burlap sack advertising "USA Home Grown" dangles from a wall.<p>Here, in the outskirts of …

100% Renewable: Las Vegas Is Now a Beacon Of Sustainability

Las Vegas may not be the first city you think of when you think of sustainability, but maybe it should be. When <b>SunPower</b> (NASDAQ: SPWR)recently turned on the Boulder 1 solar project, the City of Las Vegas' government became the first in the country to be entirely powered by renewable energy.<p>This …

L.A. Sues Recycling Center After 22 Million Pounds Of Trash Sat Burning For Six Weeks

The City of Los Angeles is suing Clean Up America, a recycling plant in Boyle Heights, after a massive pile of trash on the site had caught fire and …

5 Artists Take on Dan Rather's Monument to Climate Change Deniers

Coral Morphologic, Marlon Preuss, kyttenjanae x Philip Rugo, Grace Miceli, and Michael Kerbow imagine the former CBS News anchor's idea for a wry monument to environmental folly.<p>Last week, Dan Rather had an art idea: "I think we should erect a monument built from materials impervious to the …

The City Of Las Vegas Is Now Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

Las Vegas just became the largest U.S. city to rely solely on green energy to power its municipal facilities.<p>All Las Vegas city facilities ― from government buildings to streetlights ― are now running entirely on renewable energy, city officials have announced.<p>“We can brag that the city, this city …