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Picassos and Pez Dispensers? Sotheby’s and eBay Team Up (Again)

Auctions<p>Their 2002 partnership fizzled, but this time will be different.<p>,<p>Twelve years after a short-lived online auction joint venture that was …

The 10 best contemporary still lifes

Art historian Michael Petry chooses works from Marc Quinn and Sharon Core among his favourite contemporary still lifes

Banksy Sold Art On Saturday In Manhattan For $60 And No One Knew

Moral of the story: Buy everything from every street vendor because you never know who really made it.


Banksy Has Unannounced Art Sale with Genuine Signed Canvases in Central Park, Sells Almost Nothing | Colossal

<p>For his 13th day in New York, Banksy pulled a fantastic prank on unsuspecting passersby in Central Park yesterday by setting up an unannounced art …

Wedding dress by Inbal Dror. So beautiful!

Reading List: How To: The Perfect Sleek Blowout at Home, 5 Videos To Get You Ready For Columbus Day Weekend, And More

<i>We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss.</i><p>How To: The Perfect Sleek Blowout at Home: Scoring a salon-quality blowout at home used to feel impossible. But with a practice and the right products, we’re confident these tips will help you master the look.<br>• Ready for a Comeback: We know that fashion is cyclical (hello again …

Rapha City Cycling Guides

Seeing a city by bike undoubtedly lends to experiences not found on motorized transportation. Rapha, global purveyors of stylishly functional road gear and Rapha cycle clubs, understand this and are launching a series of bike-based travel guides for eight cities across Europe. To give the …

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Italo Calvino on America

In late 1959, 36-year-old <b>Italo Calvino</b> (October 15, 1923–September 19, 1985) received “one of these marvelous grants” from the Ford Foundation and left Italy to travel around America for six months, “without any obligations whatsoever,” as one of seven young writers from seven different …

You Can Do Anything, fantastic 1936 guide to life:

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …


Early 20th Century Paris In Amazing Color

Before the days of Photoshop, Instagram filters and instant home-editing software, there was little that could be done to adequately convey the …


7 Ways To Use Kraft Paper In Your Wedding

Whether you need ideas for starting your own or you want to modify more traditional wordings to fit your style, follow these links to get ideas for …

16 Unexpected Reception Seating Ideas

Make your reception instantly inspiring with a unique table arrangement. Table layouts depend on the design of the reception space: weave them in …

Unbelievable Colored Pencil Drawings by Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez

Every once in awhile, you come across a photo-realistic artist that blows your mind. The very first Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society just went live and it's there that we found the work of Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez. The Madrid-based artist works with colored pencils …


Spoofs & Goofs that Didn't Make Season 4 | Cosmopolitan

Leo Tolstoy on Emotional Infectiousness and What Separates Good Art from the Bad

By 1897, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 20, 1910) was already a literary legend of worldwide acclaim and a man deeply invested in his ultimate quest to unravel the most important wisdom on life. But he shocked the world when he published <b>What Is Art?</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>) that year …

Your Stress, Sorted: 6 Expert Chill-Out Tips

Keep calm and carry on? Stiff upper lip? Not bloody likely. Between the Tesco's self-service queue, sweltering, smothering, overcrowded Tube …

David Rosenberg - The Potemkin Rally

David Rosenberg is the Chief Economist and Strategist for Gluskin-Sheff. Here are his views:<p><i>“I have good news and bad news.</i><p><i>First the bad news. I am</i> …

The Madness of Art

In this week’s episode of <i>The Madness of Art</i>: <br>Jim and Dru discuss how they need to add to their sculpture garden. Jim suggests contacting Richard Serra or Frank Stella, but then comes across Bernar Venet’s studio while wandering in Chelsea.

Surreal Secret Garden Hidden Inside a Sculpture

Mixed media artist Gregory Grozos deconstructs a sculptural bust, transforming it into a secret garden for miniature figures. The Limassol, Cyprus-based sculptor's piece, titled <i>The Garden of Unearthly Delights</i>, tells an intriguing story without saying a word. The viewer's mind is left to ruminate …


There is no such thing as good painting about nothing. Mark Rothko

Whimsically Twisted "Die-o-ramas" of Crime Scenes

Crime reporter-turned-artist Abigail Goldman creates miniature crime scene displays that are playfully titled <i>Die-o-ramas</i>. The oddly twisted dioramas, approximately four inches in height, feature miniature characters encased in a gruesome scene of murder that involves anything from one figure …



Pic of the Day: Away with the Canaries

Few photos completely take my breath away the second I look at them. This is one of them. <i>Away with the Canaries</i>, shot by the ever talented photographer Miss Aniela, is a beautifully surreal image that she perfectly describes as “photo meets painting.”<p>During April 13 and 14, the London, UK-based …


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Surprising, Smart Secrets Of Top Travel Pros

How to find more joy on your journey? I've interviewed dozens of on-the-go, globetrotting gurus to bring you practical and inspirational travel strategies. Some ideas are quirky-fun and wildly creative, too! Try these tips to add more vroom to your next vacay!<p>• Ask for the middle seat on an …