I want to do a piece on the human condition as a mural. Any suggestions for content?
The new hanging gardens.
A vertical forest is expected to be completed this year in Milan. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.
Aside from fighting smog and producing oxygen, the foliage is expected to provide insulation to the residential units.
David Edelstein on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby:
It’s hard for a director like Luhrmann to capture the notion of longing to be somewhere you can’t be. He’s not that spiritual. Leonardo DiCaprio embodies that longing, though. The performance is broad — and he’s more tan and healthy than I imagine the character being. But that works here. His Gatsby is still glowing with youthful dreams; he feigns an upper-class accent in the sincere conviction he can rise in society. It’s easy to believe he thinks that with his new wealth he can vanquish time.
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News you can use?
Lauren DiCioccio uses a simple needle and thread on cotton muslin to mummify and honor an endangered artifact– the printed newspaper. In each piece, as The New York Times’ text fades, its correlating cover portraits puncture the surface with pockets of strung together color, reminding us of a certain tactile human unraveling as we adaptively wave goodbye to the Industrial Age.
amkidd reppin hometown.
The new album “Six Degrees” is out of my hands and in the process of going live everywhere in the world on May 10. I can’t wait for you to hear these new songs. I hope you enjoy them as much as I loved creating them.
Shouts to all the people who have supported me and the music.
I’ll see you on May 10!