There he goes! Frog Riding in a Car was designed by Amanda Flagg and is available to purchase on a variety of T-Shirt sizes, styles and colors for just $21.95, at This Link!
Seriously, I cannot even live with this much cuteness.
If you pay attention to global pop culture, then you’ve probably heard of the Japanese Harajuku style and Kawaii (Cuteness) culture, where the adorable has an undercurrent of rebellious edge. For just a short time you can immerse yourself in a kind of Cuteness Overload at Tokyo-based Artist and Fashion Designer Sebastian Masuda’s Colorful Rebellion (Seventh Nightmare) installation, through March 29th only at Kianga Ellis Projects. Geoffrey and I paid the space a visit yesterday and it was positively disorienting.
According to the Artist’s statement, Masuda has, “created this work as if I was writing my own autobiography.” The small room (about 150 SF), covered on all sides with the collage of multicolored material speaks to his different reflections on “the various mortal sins I have committed, or to which I have fallen prey, through my life thus far.”
The only props in the room besides the wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling ocean of multicolored brick-a-brack is a twin size bed, which evokes the feeling that you are entering child’s fantasy bedroom.
Since the space is so small, it gets crowded with, say, more that five people in the gallery at one time, especially of you are trying to get photos that show a good section of the space. But fortunately, people were being very courteous about waiting out in the hall of it got too crowded, since many visitors (including several Asian girls dressed in their full-0n Harajuku Babydoll Lolita fashions) wanted to get their photos taken against the colorful backgrounds. And who could blame them?
You probably won’t see another exhibit quite like this again in your life, so if this seems like your thing, don’t waste any time in checking it out.
Sebastian Masuda’s Colorful Rebellion is on Exhibit only through through March 29th at Kianga Ellis Projects, Located at 516 West 25th Street, Studio 306B (when you get to the Third Floor Landing, walk through the door marked “3” and the exhibit is down the hall on the right) in the Chelsea Gallery District. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
This must be some kind of mating ritual, I suppose, but with the backing music it just made me chuckle. So cute!
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Two Words: Baby Pandas.
Nasty Pig is a clothing store catering to (Gay) men with hot bodies. Its slogan is “Fun Clothing That Gets you Laid” (check out their Website for evidence) — and isn’t that how many adults aspire to dress? I recently passed by the Nasty Pig one Saturday evening on my way from an art opening to dine at Elmo, a new favorite eatery of mine, and was instantly charmed by this family of what I am calling “Leather Pigs” cavorting in the store’s display window.
How cute are they? Answer: So Cute! But also, Stylish!
Nasty Pig is located at 265A West 19th Street (Between 7th and 8th Avenues), New York City, NY 10011 if you are looking to score some snazzy threads!
How can you not smile back at this little guy? So cute! Thanks to Naomi for the tip!