Author - Peter Boskov

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Entertainment

Funny & cool vandalism?

We all know that vandalism is dangerous, mostly illegal and wrong. But sometimes we come across some very funny and cool looking acts of vandalism on the street. When it’s done smartly and well placed, it often makes us laugh and even approve it.  Actually there are people who would say – “Wow, you definitely made my day.” and they are happy to share these art, or vandalism, (call it what you want) with other people, so let’s see some of the most interesting vandalism photos that we picked for you…

One of the most common vandalism acts can be seen on traffic signs. People change the whole meaning of the sign by adding some extra words to it or removing some letters from the sentence. Sometimes, if possible, the images and photos of celebrities are added to traffic signs, changing the context totally.

These “artists” also help us see the image of the signs differently. If those objects on the sign look like something else, they’ll make sure that we also see it. The result can be totally hilarious, it just makes you feel better!

Most of you know good what British youngsters think of the whole CCTV story, that it’s invasion of their privacy, ruining someone’s business and not actually tackling crime! Some of them even managed to make a graffiti jokes and sticker some signs for high security cameras placed on buildings across the England and other U.K. countries.

Most of this bizarre art can be also seen in public toilets and elevators, on train stations, bus stations, or other public areas. It’s usually written on the wall, added to some already existed sign, or a printed image that changes the context of some sign or object totally. Vending machines, billboards and toilets, are also the victims of this freedom of expression. Al Pacino selling coke in vending machine did make us laugh loudly…

Probably the most interesting kind of vandalism is adding the 3d objects to traffic signs making them the center of attention even if they’re mostly placed by highways and other roads. There are also examples of these in various construction sites in urban areas. People see something in pieces of concrete and wire, so it quickly becomes the whole image and sometimes the real piece of art.

According to Wikipedia:” Vandalism is action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private propert. The term includes criminal damage such as graffiti and defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner. The term finds its roots in an Enlightenment view that the Germanic Vandals were a uniquely destructive people”

But is it really that way?

Imagine yourself returning home from work tired, nervous and you accidentally notice some of these works of art, you immediately get in the mood, maybe get inspired to do something like this, to share some of your funny thoughts with other people, to make someone laugh…

The question is – “Why do we approve vandalism which is funny?”

We all know that vandalism is dangerous, mostly illegal and wrong. But sometimes we come across some very funny and cool looking acts of vandalism on the street. When it’s done smartly and well placed, it often makes us laugh and even approve it...

Entertainment Fashion

Trousers and a silk blazer for any kind of event? Why not!

A friend of mine was invited to a Bond party where the dress code was pretty obvious. All the girls started talking about elegant evening dresses, like some of those that celebrities wore to the Met Gala. It really is that type of party, but why don’t we swap elegant evening dresses with something more casual, what about some trousers, some blazer, maybe a tie?

She’s not in a mood to wear one of those evening dresses, so she asked me for advice. She wants to avoid floor-sweeping designs, not because she doesn’t appreciate the fairy tale princess look, but she feels much more comfortable in something else. Her question is – “What do you think of trousers and blazer, with a bow tie maybe?”. Although it’s still pretty expected for a girl to show up in a dress in those kind of events, and be all elegant, I’m totally supporting her idea. You may ask why? There are many reasons why…

Because there’s many ways to wear it in almost any environment, for any occasion. I believe that blazers have the ability and power to instantly change to tone of your outfit to perfectly suit every situation possible. Of course, it depends on style of the blazer. Some of them can look really great, elegant or casual, paired with any fashion items from your wardrobe. Whe are all individuals and we should all believe in individual style, as we said before it’s freedom, it’s something we should encourage everyone to do.

If we embrace ungendered clothing, it would allow us more freedom to choose and to look better.

We can find example of those who do not directly equate clothing with gender even in 70’s. Diane Keaton was one of those. She has worn suits on the red carpet since her rise to fame in the ’70s. With time, she became an icon because she wore simply what she liked, she felt good in that clothes and I didn’t saw anybody complaining about her. Why should they? Later it proved to be a fashion-forward thinking and it influenced many generations to come.

Olsen twins are also a good example. As the duo became famous designers, they quickly accepted the idea of sophistication with smart tailoring. And what’s the result of their work. Well, whether they walking down the streets or at the Met Gala, they wear quality coats, roomy leather satchels, flats, and oversize scarves and they always look good, comfortable and free! They changed their style and looks in the last 15 years, but it was always kinda unisex, from boyfriend – style button – down shirts, to oversize outwear and noir style clothing.

If the industry makes a smart move, all those “boys wearing suits, girls wearing skirts” events will be different, everyone could be unique, different, more individual.

As Leandra Medine founder of Man Repeller said: ” Getting dressed is no longer about abiding by a specific code so much as it is expressing yourself how you see fit…buy specific pieces that you love and buy them sparsely. ”

 

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Photographer of the Year – Meet the Winners of the Wildlife Category

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Still life

Photo: Edwin Giesbers

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A whale of a mouthful

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The company of three

Photo: Amir Ben-Dov

“The company of three” shot by Amir Ben-Dov from Isreal took top honors in the birds category.

Flight of the scarlet ibis

Photo: Jonathan Jagot

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Life comes to art

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Ruffs on display

Photo: Ondrej Pelanek

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The art of algae

Photo: Pere Soler

Spain boasts another winner with this shot taking the From the Sky category. Pere Soler shows “The art of algae”

Shadow walker

Photo: Richard Peters

A slinking fox becomes a “Shadow Walker in Richard Peters lens, winning him the Urban category.”

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Lady Gaga’s Most Dangerously Daring Outfits

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Hot Cerberus

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