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Legendary Musician Wayne Kramer Chats About Changing the World One Guitar at a Time

Mar 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Wayne Kramer is one of the greatest guitarists alive (just ask Rolling Stone) and he is doing everything he can to use that talent to leave the world a little better off than he found it. Many will know the 65 year old as the co-founder of the '60s Detroit rock group MC5 (Motor City 5), a huge influence on the future of punk rock and heavy metal.

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Inside the World of Divergent: Stars Chat About Auditions, Training, Fears & Favorite Scenes

Mar 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Divergent is without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated flicks to come around since the first Hunger Games, with fans of the books practically salivating at the thought of seeing their favorite characters come to life. Sure, most people are excited to see Shailene Woodley and Theo James portray the two lovers at the heart of the story, but personally, I was more excited to see Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen play my two favorites from the book: Will and Al.

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Meet the Woman Who Went From a Warzone to the Top of South Florida's Real Estate Game

Mar 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

South Florida is known for many things, included among them being a very nice place to call home. Pleasant weather, a vibrant environment and quick flights to New England up north and the Caribbean down south, make the region attractive to pretty much everyone in North America. It’s no surprise that the real estate market is booming, but what may surprise you is the woman who is the powerhouse behind over 250 million dollars worth of the sales.

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Our 6 Favorite Talents & Designs From This Year's Ambiente in Frankfurt

Feb 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you missed it, the annual Ambiente consumer event in Frankfurt was held last week, where 4,724 exhibitors from 89 countries showcased their collections to more than 144,000 visitors. Though based in Germany, more than half of the buyers came from outside the country, which proves just how big Ambiente has become over the years.

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Body Painter John Neyrot Dishes On Painting Fainting Models and Being Invited to the Playboy Mansion

Feb 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Erin Fitzpatrick

John Neyrot’s career is the envy of guys everywhere: Not only does he photograph girls in bikinis for a living, but his job also entails painting girls’ naked bodies — a few times at the Playboy Mansion, no less. Oh, and jetting off to exotic locales is also part of the job description. As much as his life seems perfect, especially among you Sports Illustrated Swimsuit fans out there, he promises that his path wasn’t always as exciting.

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Maharaja's Extravagant $3M Banquet Service On Display in Germany's Faberge Museum

Feb 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Maharaja of Patiala was known for many things (like officially fathering 88 kids!), but is especially remembered for his lavish and extravagant tastes — especially the "Patiala Necklace" Cartier made using almost 3,000 diamonds. It only makes sense that his dining preferences reflected this, especially his banquet service which was crafted by the England's leading gold and silversmiths. 

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New Yaşam Şaşmazer Art Installation Tames the Darkness Within Our Psyches

Jan 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

This month, the Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center in Istanbul hosts a very special exhibition by Yaşam Şaşmazer called Metanoia, a psychological term that refers to the process of reforming the psyche for self-healing during psychological breakdowns or an existential crisis. 

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Aslan Sculpture Comes Alive Using 4,000 Scraps of Metal

Jan 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Do you love The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? So do we. Which is why we are in love with Selçuk Yilmaz's metal lion sculpture named Aslan. Okay, so maybe he didn't specifically name this larger-than-life lion after our childhood hero (since Aslan is actually Turkish for lion), but we don't care.

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Which 10 Festival-Defining Films Are We Most Excited to See at Sundance?

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is well underway and as usual, is doing some pretty great things for films we've all been dying to see. From giving underdogs some much-needed confidence to creating serious Oscar buzz for others, this is definitely the one film event that's at the top of every movie lover's bucket list. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel To Host 3D Exhibit By Artist Paul Davids

Jan 20, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As part of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s rotating art series, artist, author and filmmaker Paul Davids will be showcasing his Collaboration Portfolio at the resort from February 8 to April 30, 2014. Featuring tributes to Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol, Davids and fellow artist Russell Metzger created 13 three-dimensional oil paintings on canvas and wood, integrating fabrics, polished stone, dyes and epoxy resins.

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Art Apart Fair 2014 Returns To Singapore's PARKROYAL on Pickering

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From January 17-19, 2014, some of the world’s most promising emerging artists will have their work on display at Singapore’s PARKROYAL on Pickering. The hotel has partnered with Art Apart Fair for the third edition of the acclaimed exhibition which will take place on the entire 14th level, even going inside the 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite and 33 guest rooms.

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Alexander Calder's Famous Art Car "Batmobile" Heading to Amelia Concours

Jan 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

American painter and sculptor Alexander Calder is famous for having created the mobile (which is now seen the most often hanging above baby cribs), but he also lent his artistic talents to the luxury automobile realm by creating a one-of-a-kind car for BMW back in 1975. The 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" GT racer helped launch the auto brand's "Ultimate Driving Machine" campaign message and will soon be able to be seen at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

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Say Goodbye to 2013 With the Year's Most Memorable Art Moments

Jan 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

So much happened in 2013, but my favorite stories all revolve around the art world. From iconic singers finally releasing an autobiography (it's about time, Morrissey!) to Marina Abramović making it big in mainstream culture, it has been a pretty full year. Here are some of my favorite art stories to have come up (not all of them are positive, by the way) and though many go unmentioned, that's where you come in to share your favorites!

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Benneton Grauver: The Stationer To Celebs & Royals for Over 130 Years

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Some of the world’s most beautiful stationary sits stacked on shelves in a discreet shop in Paris’ haute 8th Arrondissment. With clients like Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and a host of French nobility, Benneton Gravuer has been turning out exquisite paper products and other engraving for over 130 years.

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Promo Poster for Fellini's La Dolce Vita is Star of Movie-Memorabilia Auction That Fetched $1.8M+

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Heritage Auctions sold more than $1.8M worth of entertainment-related artifacts at their Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction in Dallas, Texas (which ended on November 17). Among the pieces of film memorabilia and collectibles that sold, the star lot — and the most expensive at $41,825 — is a one-sheet for the Federico Fellini 1960 film La Dolce Vita.

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