All images © Gésine Hackenberg, shared with permission

From her studio in Amsterdam, Gésine Hackenberg (previously) punches perfectly round discs from Delftware and antique ceramic dishes. The ornate, pearl-like forms are then strung together into necklaces or secured into metal bands for rings and earrings. Juxtaposing the old and new, the completed wearables are positioned alongside the original dinnerware to draw connections between the domestic objects and personal adornments that are ubiquitous in everyday life.

The ongoing collection—which Hackenberg says was inspired by her grandmother’s pearl necklaces and massive cabinet of porcelain dishes—evidences what the designer sees as “a certain kinship” between what’s worn on the body and the pieces that decorate and sustain a living space. She says:

What one keeps and owns, often contains an emotional meaning next to its practical function or worth. Possessions, especially personal treasures, define and represent their owner. Jewelry is in particular an

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Nigerian singer, Banky W and wife, Adesua Etomi Wellington have shared their miscarriage experience at the Waterbrook Church.

During a sermon at the Waterbrook Church on the 5th of April, Adesua Etomi narrated how she and her husband, Banky W lost their twins to miscarriage and emotional turmoil she went through after the miscarriage. She described the moment she felt something wasn’t right with the facial expression of the Doctor during one of her routine checkups at the hospital. She said;

“So we got pregnant and we got pregnant with twins. And we had gone for the scans, we had seen the heartbeats. At this point very few people knew what happened. Every report that you have heard was a lie because nobody knew what happened. So during a routine checkup, we went back to the hospital to have a scan and I just saw the doctor’s face…you know when

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As cities across the country reckon with the ways in which the contributions of Black people have long been under-recognized, the Getty will partner with the city of Los Angeles to identify and preserve places that illustrate how African Americans have been integral to L.A.’s history. Of the city’s 1,200 designated local landmarks, only 3 percent (about 36 places) can be linked to African Americans and their contributions to the city, according to a press release from the Getty.

Taking place over three years, the Los Angeles African American Historic Places Project will see the Getty Conservation Institute partner with L.A.’s City Planning Office of Historic Resources (OHR) to create a community engagement program. The two institutions will partner with other local organizations to dig up under-known histories of these communities. The project will also devote resources to analyzing the role that systemic racism plays in L.A.’s historic preservation policies.… Read the rest

Where raster graphics are defined in terms of individual pixels, vector graphics are actually stored as mathematical rules – widths, heights, curves, proportions, ratios.

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First thing to do, start in Trafalgar Square and have a look at the four glass lamps in the corners, these lamps come from the HMS Victory ship. Franc notes that she creates to celebrate other species rather than out of sentimentality. It is more about a very positive feeling of respect for the huge diversity of life on our wonderful planet and the knowledge that Life itself will always be there. Animals just symbolize that for me in an uncomplicated and direct approach as there is no human element to confuse the issue,” she says. picplzthumbs Why draw icons in Illustrator? Illustrator has a powerful grid system that makes it so easy to draw precise icon graphics. You can … Read the rest

They had an exhibit of Gerhard Richter, an East German escapee. The following song is sung by Judas and is addressed to Jesus, which explains the lyrics. If you like to read for hours at a time.

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The vector images are defined mathematically, based on their geometric characteristics. Deep Purple are perhaps one of the most celebrated bands ever, especially for their live performances, often with the legendary Made In Japan in mind. It is also true, however, that it would be somewhat limiting to think only of that album when you want to listen to a concert of this band, especially in light of the fact that, unlike other equally or more famous groups, Deep Purple actually released dozens of live shows from all of their career. Of course, one could also be interested in bootlegs here as it is still done with bands like Led … Read the rest



What insect has the ability to extend down into the nearly foot-long nectar tube of the ghost orchid? For generations, that question has interested researchers who’ve speculated that the giant sphinx moth, which has a proboscis that often exceeds 10 inches, was one of few species with a tubular tongue that could reach the sticky pollen nestled inside the endangered flower.

Shot during the course of three years, a short documentary by Grizzly Creek Films follows researchers committed to proving this hypothesis. It draws on Charles Darwin’s 160-year-old studies about orchids’ evolution, particularly in relation to one species in Madagascar about which he famously said, “Good heavens. What insect could suck it?” In  “Chasing Ghosts,” the team wades into the buggy swamplands of south Florida alongside snakes and alligators to reach a grove of cypress trees, where the white flowers wrap themselves high among the boughs. There they installed … Read the rest

Nigerian Gospel Artists, Jahdiel and Eben have released the official video for their collaborative single, “Jesu Doh” – a song of Celebration this Easter as we celebrate the Death and resurrection of The Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesu Doh means “Thank You Jesus” in Urohobo Language

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Renowned for their individual unique sounds and chart topping music, the two artists are making waves as a team, not just in music but as a family too. The two artists are happily married with two children

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

EBEN
Eben is an Award winning Nigerian Gospel Artist, was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, the fifth of six children.
In 2005, Eben became popular as a gospel singer,after his first big public appearance, at a youth conference organized by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, where “Imarama” was first heard.

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In New York, during the ’70s, the city’s rich gallery scene was dominated by a handful of galleries, including Leo Castelli, Ileana Sonnabend, Pace, Ronald Feldman, and Marlborough. Later on, during the ’80s, Mary Boone, Paula Cooper, Marian Goodman, and Larry Gagosian would join their ranks. These galleries represented the day’s top artists, from Jasper Johns to Andy Warhol, and almost all of the solo exhibitions at these spaces were devoted to white artists. At the time, to be an artist of color in one of these galleries’ stables was unusual, if not extremely rare.

The severe racial disparities affecting the New York scene occasioned a conversation in 1974 between Linda Goode Bryant, then the director of education at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and artist David Hammons. Hammons, who is now widely known for his sculptures making use of ready-made objects in service of koan-like statements about Blackness and … Read the rest

“Purple Mountain” (2020), oil on wood panel, 48 x 36 inches. All images © Seth Armstrong, shared with permission

“Color and light are basically all I think about when I’m painting,” says Seth Armstrong. Working with oil paints on wood, the Los Angeles-based artist renders the sloping hills of his native California county in bold, saturated tones. Depicting the staggered houses and vegetation in the glow of golden hour or just after sunrise, Armstrong balances both hyperrealism and more sweeping, gestural strokes. He includes the occasional candy-colored hue to veil the densely populated landscape—the artist notes that small details can be difficult to perceive when not viewing the works in person—with a layer of magic. “The paintings do become, for me, more than a depiction of light and color,” he writes. “But that’s a personal relationship we have.”

A limited-edition print of “Purple Mountain” releases on April 12 through Unit … Read the rest

A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts including ‘El Ho’ Off ‘The Prodigal’ album by Mr P

Best New Music is our weekly roundup of fresh and hot releases you ought to listen to. It’s time to update your playlist.

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Mr P – Eh Lo

I know you must be surprised we are starting with a song that wouldn’t catch your attention by merely looking at the tracklist of “The Prodigal” album by Mr P. I mean an album that has top Nigerian acts like Tiwa Savage, Simi, Teni and Wande Coal would easily pass as one to eventually turn out to be a classic and that’s what Mr P delivered on this tune. He was passing across a message to his haters and what better way … Read the rest