African Photographers Kureng Dapel And Rich Allela Bring An African Queen Back To Life

From the bowels of Kenya, a prophesy about British oppression had gone ahead. What also followed was that the savior would be a woman.

No one guessed that it would be Mnyazi wa Menza, an only girl among 5 children, born to poor parents in Mutsara wa Tsatsu, a village of the Giriama sometime between 1840 and 1860. The little girl had no idea as well until she became an eye-witness to the capture of one of her brothers by the Arabs in the market place.

The rage and dissatisfaction was only fueled when the British colonial masters arrived the sacred Giriama of Kenya and marched right on to threaten the values of the Giriama people; pushing it right to the verge of erosion. The culture, norms and values of her people were to be replaced with British policies and ordinances. But this was unacceptable to the young woman whom the birth of her son katilili had christened Mekatilili (Mother of Katilili). It didn’t matter who stood as the tower against her, she was ready to fight and tear out her people from the jaws of the British colonial lions. Continue reading

New Posters by Rich Kelly

Rich Kelly has some new posters available in his store. The information for each is listed below. Visit his shop.

“Tallest Man” by Rich Kelly

18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 100, $30:

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Hot Fuzz by Rich Kelly

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 40, $60:

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Justice League by Rich Kelly

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 50, $50:

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Justice League (Variant) by Rich Kelly

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 30, $65:

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Black Friday Posters from Mondo (Onsale Info)

Mondo has an impressive line up of posters for Black Friday. The information on each is listed below. These go up tomorrow (Friday, February 24th) at a random time. Visit MondoTees.com.

Thor: Ragnarok by Matt Taylor

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 425, $60:

Matt Taylor

Thor: Ragnarok (Variant) by Matt Taylor

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 225, $80:

Matt Taylor

Ex Machina (Mirror Variant) by Rory Kurtz

36″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 175, $80:

Rory Kurtz

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Sam Bosma

36″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 250, $50: Continue reading

Russian Clock Maker Konstantin Chaykin Creates Unbelievable Joker Timepiece With Facial Expressions

Soft-spoken and very clever, Russian watch and clock maker Konstantin Chaykin’s creations never fail to intrigue me. For 2017, his newest watch is a limited edition all about whimsy (and Batman villains). The Konstantin Chaykin Joker is a characterful and relatively friendly homage to the famed Batman villain of the same name. The point of the watch isn’t just to remind watch collectors of the Joker character, but to use his theme in order to present a timepiece with a “face” that has about 20,000 distinct “facial expressions.” Continue reading

This Elderly Couple Bought Their Household Appliances In 1950s, 50 Years Later They Still Work!


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Sydney and Rachel Saunders from Exeter, UK, an elderly couple, both in their 80s, have been using the same home appliances that they bought over half a century ago! Their tumble dryer, boiler, cooker, and washing machine cost them just £146 GBP ($193 USD) when they first purchased them way back in 1956, and somewhat incredibly, they continue to work to this day.

“Things were made better in those days, they were more durable and stronger,” said Mr Saunders, a retired accountant. “We were given the washing machine when we were married – 62 years ago – and the last time it was used was 12 years ago,” added his wife Rachel, a retired carer. “As far as I know it’s still in full working order, it just leaks a bit. You just don’t get appliances made like that today.” Continue reading

Molten Glass Is Hand Blown Into These Wood Pieces To Make Contemporary Sculptures

Scott Slagerman has always been captivated by glass – how it is transformed from a fragile, yet unyielding solid state to molten fluidity and back again; and how this mutable substance, though a process that is both delicate and dangerous, can create objects both essential and esoteric. He is fascinated by the role that glass plays in architecture, as well as in the everyday objects that we find around us.

To create each piece in the collection, the design is drawn on to the wood and then cut out using traditional woodworking techniques. Then, molten glass is blown directly into the cut-out shape and in to the wood. By blowing the glass directly into the wood cut-outs, it allows the glass to perfectly fit and they look as if they were naturally formed together. Continue reading