Art aesthetic – Art Sentinel http://artsentinel.net/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 01:16:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://artsentinel.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/art-120x120.png Art aesthetic – Art Sentinel http://artsentinel.net/ 32 32 The New Feminine (and Feminist) Aesthetics of the Internet https://artsentinel.net/the-new-feminine-and-feminist-aesthetics-of-the-internet/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:45:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/the-new-feminine-and-feminist-aesthetics-of-the-internet/ Fashion and design trends come and go. But with magazines and other print media now nearly obsolete, fashion has become more decentralized. This decentralization of fashion has given rise to different fashion styles and aesthetic choices that currently coexist, all as trendy as each other. The internet is home to dozens of these different aesthetics. […]]]>


Fashion and design trends come and go. But with magazines and other print media now nearly obsolete, fashion has become more decentralized. This decentralization of fashion has given rise to different fashion styles and aesthetic choices that currently coexist, all as trendy as each other.

The internet is home to dozens of these different aesthetics. Most popular among these is Dark Academia, which emphasizes warm browns and dark colors combined with Gothic architecture and a love of the classics. But you also have less popular aesthetics, like goblincore, a less feminine version of cottagecore.

But among a plethora of “-core” aesthetics, angelcore stands out for the way it combines the old with the new.

What is Angelcore?

If you ask anyone who likes these “-core” aesthetics, they’ll tell you that angelcore is, like all other cores, more about mood than specific definition.

The Aesthetic Wiki defines angelcore as an aesthetic that attempts to emulate the ethereal qualities of European angelic imagery. The wiki goes on to say that it may include images associated with non-European angels, but let’s face it: no one who knows angelcore thinks of Japanese tennin as part of the aesthetic.

Angelcore draws its essence and inspiration from classical Baroque and Renaissance angel paintings.

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Due to its association with angels and divine imagery, it is not uncommon for angelcore to adapt aspects of Catholic iconography. Examples would be the use of Catholic crucifixes in attire and home decor, often in white or pastel colors, and with a decidedly feminine touch.

woman wearing a pearl crucifix

Many people who enjoy angelcore will sometimes include aspects of cottagecore, a sister aesthetic that strives to achieve an ethereal feel through elements of nature and the countryside.

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Angelcore Elements

Although it’s very similar to both cottagecore and light academy, angelcore is actually quite easy to break down into specific elements. Although these elements are certainly not absolute rules, they are among the most commonly accepted aesthetic elements.

By bringing together these aesthetic staples, you can achieve the look effortlessly.

White or pastel colors

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Angelcore draws its color palette from the candy-colored dresses of women of yesteryear. This means soft, muted shades that stick as close to white as possible. The most common pastel color replaced with white is pastel pink. This is followed by shades like periwinkle, mint green, lilac and buttermilk.

As a Reddit user u/HappiCacti he says, the soft colors are meant to recreate the feeling of unearthly beauty of angels. This means no strong colors like fuchsia pink, which is most commonly related to vaporwaveor browns and blacks, which belong to dark academia.

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Pearls, Lace and Gold

If Marie-Antoinette were still around, she would love Angelcore.

Angelcore accessories often have these three key ingredients: gold, pearls and lace detailing. The use of gold stems from Baroque inspirations in aesthetics. The aesthetic has more ties to the late Baroque period known as Rococo, an 18th-century style of design and art that used lots of light colors and golden details.

Pearls also have historical symbolism that has cemented them in the aesthetic. At first glance, a pearl easily reminds us of purity, an idea associated with angelic innocence and femininity, albeit somewhat problematically.

In his book The curious tradition of precious stonesmineralogist George Kunz had this to say about pearls:

“The pearl, like a lady of old – pure and beautiful to look at, is the emblem of modesty and purity.”

white lace hair ribbon, angelcore aesthetic

Like pearls, lace has become part of angelcore for its associations with feminine purity and innocence. The association of lace with lingerie, and therefore with female sexuality, is relatively newwhich makes it less powerful than the ethereal qualities of lace.

Modest hemlines

woman in white lace dress, angelcore aesthetic

Angelcore doubles down on its themes of angelic innocence and purity with its dominant use of modest hemming. You will rarely see racy outfits make the cut.

Woman in floral dress

Most outfits start at the ankle or mid-calf and go a few inches above the knee, just around a woman’s mid-thigh. While exposing the collarbones is generally accepted for aesthetically appropriate outfits, few wardrobe choices go to deep, plunging necklines. Angelcore’s relatively conservative hemming is a quality it shares with its country sister, cottagecore.

Angelcore as a way of life

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Although it emphasizes looking sweet and innocent, angelcore is more than just aesthetics. The fashion choices, movies, music and literature that fans of the aesthetic associate with it reflect its main message.

At the heart of every Tumblr aesthetic is a new way to see life and a new way to be mindful of how we live. University aesthetics, for example, encourage curiosity and love for literature and art.

Cottagecore, despite criticism of his sanitation of rural life and forced laborinspires women and LGBT+ people to appreciate the simple, quiet joys in life, like the pleasure of a job well done after a long day of gardening.

Along the same lines, angelcore invites its practitioners to embody the same principles of angelic etherity in how they treat themselves and others. Lace is soft and pure but there is something softer and purer in kindness and understanding.

Angelcore and the politics of pretty

Woman covered in flowers

While angelcore is likely to face criticism for its heavy use of imagery alluding to feminine purity and virginal qualities, it is just one of many attempts to bring softness back into feminism. Unlike the “Pick-Me” girl who strives for male approval and masculine representations of strength, Angecore’s proud brand of femininity is a rejection of patriarchal cultural values ​​that dismiss traditionally feminine qualities as ‘less than’.

That said, even the potential criticisms for angelcore are just ways in which it empowers women to enjoy their beauty and femininity away from a male gaze.

In a room Originally published on NewStatesman.com, Sarah Ditum writes, “There is no problem in gender politics that Cool Girl Feminism says couldn’t be solved by being a little more receptive to patriarchal lust.

In stark contrast to Cool Girl Feminism, angecore’s sheer imagery, modesty, and distance from female sexualization offer women refuge from standards of beauty and sexuality. It’s a sentiment shared by practitioners of Lolita fashion, a Japanese fashion subculture and style.

Teresa Younker’s article,Lolita: dream, despair, defyexplains that the sweet and almost childlike aesthetic of Lolita fashion, which it shares with Western angelcore, is not an encouragement to attack innocence but a refusal of the sexualization of women.

Although Younker talks about the bleak future that awaits Lolita fashion, one thing becomes clear: the good fight isn’t over and angelcore is ready to pick up the slack.

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20 Aesthetic Fall Wallpapers For Your iPhone This Spooky Season https://artsentinel.net/20-aesthetic-fall-wallpapers-for-your-iphone-this-spooky-season/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:52:39 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/20-aesthetic-fall-wallpapers-for-your-iphone-this-spooky-season/ As we begin to enter the chillier end of the year, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest fall-themed wallpapers and backgrounds so you can nail the season’s aesthetic. leafy on your iPhone this fall. Every year, the hardest thing to come to terms with is the end of summer. It’s like, to us at […]]]>

As we begin to enter the chillier end of the year, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest fall-themed wallpapers and backgrounds so you can nail the season’s aesthetic. leafy on your iPhone this fall.

Every year, the hardest thing to come to terms with is the end of summer. It’s like, to us at least, you’ve been waiting what seems like an eternity for this to happen, just for it to end faster than any of the other seasons.

And while we may not be able to bring back summer, there’s nothing wrong with looking forward to the next fall season.

While it might be a little cooler, there’s definitely something nice about curling up under a blanket, maybe with a pumpkin spice latte, and staying warm while the nights arrive.

So, in order to celebrate the return of the fall season, we’ve tried to round up some of the best iPhone wallpapers and backgrounds to help you get rid of your summery background and showcase the fall aesthetic.

This guy below has the right idea!

DISCLAIMER: HITC does not claim to own any of the artwork shown, but rather we are reposting the Tweets below simply to provide inspiration.

The Best Fall Aesthetic iPhone Wallpapers

What do you immediately think of when you think of the fall? Leaves on the ground? Thanksgiving? Pumpkins? You can categorize the following backgrounds as iPhone wallpapers that simply include the essence of autumn.

Here are some of our fundamentally favorite fall background ideas, starting with this gorgeous orange and green themed wallpaper:

Next, a slightly darker take on the fall aesthetic:

This user absolutely nailed the color scheme:

Another gorgeous fall backdrop:

And a collection of minimalist background ideas that subtly nail the fall wallpaper game:

Cute Halloween Aesthetic Autumn Wallpapers

Of course, how can we talk about autumn and not talk about Halloween? Of all the holidays, Halloween has arguably the coolest vibe – who wouldn’t want a Halloween-themed iPhone wallpaper?

Here are our favorite spooky background ideas:

The cutest pet-themed fall backgrounds

This one needs no explanation. Here are the cutest fall background ideas that show various adorable cats and dogs enjoying the leafy season:

Completely Random Fall Background Ideas

Of course, not every wallpaper has to fit the classic fall aesthetic. From Animal Crossing homages to Breaking Bad, here are some of the most random fall wallpapers we’ve found:

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Henry Thoreau and the punk rock aesthetic https://artsentinel.net/henry-thoreau-and-the-punk-rock-aesthetic/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:22:28 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/henry-thoreau-and-the-punk-rock-aesthetic/ HEnry David Thoreau played many roles as an American writer and philosopher – environmentalist, abolitionist, progressive, libertarian and punk rock poet. Although the punk label is less known, if not recognized, it is equally valid and worth discussing. Thoreau’s punk, the transcendental punk whose lineage runs through American history, is not the stereotypical punk of […]]]>

HEnry David Thoreau played many roles as an American writer and philosopher – environmentalist, abolitionist, progressive, libertarian and punk rock poet. Although the punk label is less known, if not recognized, it is equally valid and worth discussing. Thoreau’s punk, the transcendental punk whose lineage runs through American history, is not the stereotypical punk of spiky hair, tattered clothes, symbols of anarchy sprayed on leather jackets, mosh pits, loud, fast and captivating slam dance and guitar rock. It’s the punk of individual freedom, authenticity in a sense of self, and the rejection of conformity within a dumb society.

These ideas from “The Punk Manifesto” by Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin remind me of Thoreau’s essays on individuality and self-reliance. Likewise, Thoreau’s philosophy resonates with countless punk rock songs and tenets of the punk subculture. So, since I teach transcendentalism in my English classes, I have always introduced the ideas of Henry David Thoreau through the philosophy of punk.

Years ago, while teaching high school in southern Illinois, I spoke with a colleague and former punk musician from the ’80s St. Louis scene about punk, punk rock, and various punks from our school. Some kids he tutored were always in trouble, drinking, fighting, and cutting school. He tried to help by explaining what Punk meant to him. “I tell them,” he said, “it was never about the music or the clothes or the clubs or the fights or anything like that.” It’s always been about attitude – the sense of self within a society that seeks to conform and crush it.

For an English teacher and fringe 80s punk fan, this concept sounded oddly familiar to one of my American Literature units. While many identify Thoreau as a naturalist, nature writer, and even America’s first conservationist, his legacy is equally important in his challenge to institutional authority, a goal also well exemplified by the punk aesthetic. Thoreau was an original original in the world of American letters, and in my opinion he was punk before he even had a name.

Punk has always had a DIY ethic, and the punk movement was independent before indie was even a thing. This quality and standard of individual integrity outside of societal expectations was also integral to Thoreau’s identity and work. Despite the hype of the Sex Pistols in 1976, the punk movement began with local, independent “pub rock”, and the early anchor of the American punk scene is the now iconic but defunct CBGB in New York’s Bowery. , where owner Hilly Kristal insisted on original music. With the firm belief that anyone can be a musician, and with music reduced to three chords, punk bands did not wait for an agent or a record company to declare them ready. They just made their music and did their thing – just like Thoreau.

During the early New England Renaissance, Henry embarked on his path of writing and publishing even when no one was buying or reading his work. In a rather poetic statement that has long survived most people familiar with the source, Thoreau defined and justified his path by writing, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, it may be because he hears a different drummer. Let him walk to the music he hears, even measured or distant. The mantra of marching to a different drummer transcended Thoreau’s writing in the 19th century to become an almost schmaltzy slogan of American respect for self-determination, innovation and even entrepreneurship. That said, the wisdom of his metaphor remains relevant, and the musical reference of Thoreau’s quip aligns perfectly with punk rock music, the punk scene, and the very nature of punk.

An anti-establishment, authority-defying approach is fundamental to both Thoreau and the punk aesthetic and perhaps the most obvious connection between the two. In a scholarly sequel to his punk manifesto, Greg Graffin developed the punk ideal with Anarchy Evolution (2011). Graffin explains punk’s challenge to the tyranny of institutional authority by warning that “if people unquestionably yield to the massive force wielded by the oppressive institution of government, they will empower the people in power.” This criticism mirrors Thoreau’s assertion in his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”, about the relatively few who bent government to their will during the Mexican War. Before the publication of Graffin’s Anarchy Evolution, The Bad Religion song “You Are (The Government)”, (Suffer, 1988) decreed, “when people bend, the moral fabric dies”. This concern is the very essence of Thoreau’s uncompromising abolitionist position and of the development of his most important and enduring political work in the art of “The Duty of Civil Disobedience”.

While scholars and historians widely acknowledge the lineage of Thoreau’s ideas that run through the anti-colonialist revolution led by Mohandas Gandhi and the American civil rights protests led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., provocative beliefs can easily be expand into the 70s and 80s with the rise of punk. For when Graffin “warns against blind acceptance of government directives and blind conformity to their ideals,” he is channeling transcendentalist concepts of autonomy and civil disobedience.

Thoreau writes that he “came into this world, not primarily to make it a good place to live, but to live in it, whether good or bad.” Its beliefs and practices of individual freedom logically extend to a sense of almost primitive savagery, which is certainly evident in punk music, concerts and culture. In his essay “In Wildness Is Thoreau”, English scholar Lewis Leary explains Thoreau’s unrestrained individuality beyond simply living outside the comforts of society. In a description that could be just as representative of any punk, Leary describes how “Thoreau…was a wild man, who let his hair grow long, who dressed how he wanted and did exactly what he wanted. “. Thoreau would agree, having noted the same idea when he wrote, “All good things are wild and free.

A similar savagery and independent spirit is an integral and natural part of the punk movement. John Robb, whose Punk Rock: An Oral History (2012) is a definitive record of punk’s origins, validates this primitive instinct by writing, “Where does punk rock begin? It has always been with us, this wild spirit, this outsider cry. Similarly, in The Adventures of Henry David Thoreau (2014), Sims notes the almost aloof independence of Thoreau, who “never strove to be popular and seemed not only resigned to not fitting in, but to enjoy it sometimes”. For example, he even dressed as a punk in the 1830s, because while black was the standard dress for church, he could show up dressed in green.

Punk and Thoreau promote a belief in the individual mind to survive and thrive. In Understanding Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”(2010), Andrew Kirk describes Thoreau’s push for individual integrity as “a hymn to the power of righteous individuals against the force of the unthinking majority.” … Thoreau is interested in the inalienability of individual consciousness. Thus, Thoreau’s preference for “no government”, which he said we will have “when the people are ready”, depends entirely on individual ethics, morality and character – key elements of the punk aesthetic. Finally, in a preview reminiscent of my former colleague’s advice to his students, Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins explains, “Punk isn’t about mohawks or studded leather, it’s about toughness. to tyranny in all its forms. Nothing could better describe America’s first punk, Henry David Thoreau.


Mentioned works

Graffin, Greg. Anarchy Evolution: Faith, science and bad religion in a world without God. Perennial Harper. 2011.

Graffin, Greg. “Punk Manifesto”. PunxInSolidarity. posted on October 22, 2013

Kirk, Andrew. Understanding Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”“. (Words that changed the world). Rosen. 2010.

Leary, Lewis. “In the desert is Thoreau”. [forthcoming]

Robb, John. Punk Rock: An Oral History. PM press. 2012.

Sims, Michael. The Adventures of Henri Thoreau: A young man’s unlikely path to Walden Pond. Bloomsbury. 2014.

Thoreau, Henry David. “Duty of civil disobedience“. 1849. Gutenburg.org

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Gorge Local – In Business: Sakura Ridge Combines Japanese Aesthetics with Sustainability | New https://artsentinel.net/gorge-local-in-business-sakura-ridge-combines-japanese-aesthetics-with-sustainability-new/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/gorge-local-in-business-sakura-ridge-combines-japanese-aesthetics-with-sustainability-new/ HOOD RIVER – Cheryl Lubbert and her husband Jim Gerlach came to Hood River in search of fruit for their cider house and left the owners of Sakura Ridge Farm and Lodge. In 2021, the two were looking for orchards to expand the offerings of their cider house, Nashi Orchards, on Vashon Island in Washington’s […]]]>

HOOD RIVER – Cheryl Lubbert and her husband Jim Gerlach came to Hood River in search of fruit for their cider house and left the owners of Sakura Ridge Farm and Lodge.

In 2021, the two were looking for orchards to expand the offerings of their cider house, Nashi Orchards, on Vashon Island in Washington’s Puget Sound. Gerlach has been buying fruit from Hood River orchards for years. They have done business with well-known orchards in the valley such as Kiyokawa Family Orchards and Hukari Orchards. The couple had visited countless orchards, until one day Gerlach sent Lubbert a link to a scenic property with a vibrant certified organic orchard, gardens, open pastures and a five-bedroom lodge, known as Sakura. Ridge.






The Mount Adams Room is one of three suites available for booking. Each room includes a private bathroom, personal bathrobes, unique tenzo artwork, and a spectacular view.










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Chef Julian Vera creates masterful hors d’oeuvres for the Sakura Ridge Open House on August 25. Vera is also the general manager of the property.










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Outside the lodge is 22 acres of land which produces apples, pears and many other fruits and vegetables. Already established by the Joyers, the orchard is lined with red and green Anjou and Starkrimson pears, and two acres of apple varieties such as Newtown Pippin and Cox’s Orange Pippin.




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Carpet: reawakening its decorative aesthetics https://artsentinel.net/carpet-reawakening-its-decorative-aesthetics/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 09:35:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/carpet-reawakening-its-decorative-aesthetics/ Awaken the interior aesthetic of home decor with warmth – rugs are sure to add a depth of character to your space. From Álvaro Catalán de Ocón and GAN Rugs to Vanessa Barragão, Jahan Rugs and Curves By Sean Brown – these eclecticly curated brands strongly believe in sustainable, eco-friendly processes and showcase the use […]]]>

Awaken the interior aesthetic of home decor with warmth – rugs are sure to add a depth of character to your space. From Álvaro Catalán de Ocón and GAN Rugs to Vanessa Barragão, Jahan Rugs and Curves By Sean Brown – these eclecticly curated brands strongly believe in sustainable, eco-friendly processes and showcase the use of local craftsmanship. .

Scroll further to explore their extraordinary yet alluring collection with us:

1. Álvaro Catalán rug from Ocón and GAN:

Dedicated to creating handmade products with natural or recycled fibers, Madrid-based Álvaro Catalán de Ocón and Spanish company GAN Rugs use polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to make “Plastic Rivers” – a fascinating collection of rugs woven with yarns made from recycled plastic scrap.

“While this project has a political statement with many layers of interpretation, the design retains a formal appeal and a contemporary edge. I designed these rugs to fit perfectly into our daily lives – with their size and their inviting texture to sit and lie on, giving the impression of being a giant floating above the landscape “ said Ocon.

Plastic rivers by Álvaro Catalán de Ocón for GAN Rugs
© Álvaro Catalán de Ocón for GAN Rugs

Representing precise renderings of aerial images of some of the most polluted rivers on the planet, this innovative collection offers four different models with formats skillfully adapted to the geographical characteristics of each river, from the Yangtze to the Indus, from the Ganges to the Niger.

Much more than sophisticated protest design work, the intricate textile work is beautifully crafted by GAN’s team of local artisans in workshops across India. These products are handcrafted point by point, pixel by pixel to brilliantly recreate Google Earth aerial panoramas of the rivers featured.

© Álvaro Catalán de Ocón for GAN Rugs

2. Vanessa Barragão:

Making one-of-a-kind tapestries, rugs and wall hangings – Vanessa Barragão is an artist and eco-friendly textile designer based in Portugal.

It uses only recycled or discarded yarns from the industry to produce textiles and interior products. Constructing her pieces by hand using age-old techniques, she seamlessly combines embroidery, crochet, crochet, macrame, weaving, knitting, felting and hand tufting – crafting a magical 3D world in textiles.

Growing up near the sea, her connection to the ocean is the inspiration for her work. The organic textures, tactile nature and incredible layers of her art resemble and embody her, perfectly capturing the beauty of marine life.

Picos de Europa rug by Vanessa Barragão
© Vanessa Barragão

After a trip to the Picos de Europa, a mountain range in northern Spain, Vanessa was determined to bring home some of the feelings she experienced there, while being deep in nature. Taking 1000 hours to complete and made from 100% recycled wool – that’s how the ‘Peaks of Europe Rug’ was born.

“Shortly after returning home, I began to make drawings inspired by what I had seen there – the translucent streams flowing between the steep mountains, the mushrooms and the different shades of green are all elements that I felt necessary to be present to convey a feeling of being in nature » said Barragão.

© Vanessa Barragão

3. Jahan rug:

Jahan Rugs comes from the lineage of one of the first non-British rug manufacturing companies in British India.

“With the experience of 6 generations, a nearly century-old family business and a history of exporting rugs around the world – we supply our finest rugs of the highest quality. The fibers used are ethically sourced around the world and our colors are dyed with certified AZO-free dyes” says Jahan Rugs.

Their ‘Hand Knotted Persian Rug’ features a 15 year old original design made by the company. Inspired by Richard Hutten’s designs, they added font in Photoshop to create the effect.

© Jahan carpet

“Richard Hutten created something similar and distorted a Persian rug pattern by stretching the pattern into stripes. So instead of turning it into stripes, we turned it into a fusion/wave – that was a requirement client “ Jahan rug adds.

Hand knotted with 100 individual knots per square inch of rug, the material used is 100% premium New Zealand wool, renowned for its purity, strength and luster. It’s surreal to see a Persian pattern rug melt away like this – but the addition of distortion makes it unreal and eye-catching!

Hand-knotted Persian rug by Jahan Rugs
© Jahan carpet

4. Curves by Sean Brown:

Curves is a home decor brand that cares less about crafting neutral items to fit any home and more about creating pieces that speak to the owner’s personality, taste and nostalgia.

“Curves began in Toronto as a pop-up photography gallery, centered around the work of Sean Brown. As the pandemic took hold, Brown’s focus shifted to the home. He wanted to stay inspired and motivated even if he had to stay in the same space for a long period of time” says Zach, co-founder of Curves By Sean Brown.

CD Rug by Curves By Sean Brown
© Curves by Sean Brown

The ‘CD carpet’ were the first household items designed by Brown and they went viral! 100% handmade acrylic tufted rugs – this collection came to life as he furnished his new apartment. Brown struggled to find a rug he really liked, and inspiration came to him while looking at a stack of CDs on his desk.
“The albums chosen for a mat are based on both Brown’s musical preference and the look of the original CD design!” zack adds.

© Curves by Sean Brown
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How to Participate in This TikTok Aesthetic Trend https://artsentinel.net/how-to-participate-in-this-tiktok-aesthetic-trend/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/how-to-participate-in-this-tiktok-aesthetic-trend/ Use the If I Was A trend to give your next TikTok a splash of color, glamour, and personality. Here’s how to create this new aesthetic TikTok trend. A wave of color and inspiration swept TikTok FYP because of the latest If I Was A trend. These TikTok videos epitomize the art of portraying people’s […]]]>

Use the If I Was A trend to give your next TikTok a splash of color, glamour, and personality. Here’s how to create this new aesthetic TikTok trend.


A wave of color and inspiration swept TikTok FYP because of the latest If I Was A trend. These TikTok videos epitomize the art of portraying people’s personalities. It’s a fun and rewarding feeling that many don’t want to miss.


TikTok’s app is heavily relied upon when it comes to trending. Most TikTok trends use filters, such as the Instant Film filter during the Polaroid trend. Sometimes they rely on green screens or sounds found on the platform. Yet, many users rely on external apps to create their videos. CapCut is a video editing software on Android and iPhone devices that content creators commonly use. It allows users more versatility when trimming videos, perfect for trending If I Were A Trend.

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The first step when participating in the If I Was A ICT Tac tendency is to prepare questions and answers. The questions can be as many as wanted or necessary, but you have to ask “If I were A” and insert an aesthetic word or phrase. Like “If I were a color” or “If I were a season”. Once the questions have been prepared. It’s time to look for the answers. Go to Pinterest or a similar platform and save 24 photos as the answer to each question. For example, the question “If I were a color” could be answered with 24 images of bright yellow objects. One key thing to remember is to have 24 visuals for each question. So more questions also means more photos.


Assemble aesthetic video

Participating in the If I Was A trend is not like most other TikTok trends. Usually trending only depends on the application of TikTok, but If I Was A is unique because it requires CapCut or other video editing medium. Start by recording a TikTok with the sound of the song “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid. Now import this video into CapCut to extract the sound. In CapCut, use the extracted sound to create the video. Start by importing the first photo. The first photo with the caption “If I were A” should be 0.8 seconds long. Then import the 24 frames for the first question and cut them to 0.1 seconds. Then add a color background to the end of the 24 photos that match the visual style of the answers and set it to 0.9 seconds.

Once the first question has been compiled, it’s time to add the text. Start with the first image of the 24 photos and add the last word of the question. If the question is “If I were a color, then the word would be ‘Color.‘ Extend the length of the text on the 24 photos. Now head to the colored background and answer the question. However, this gets tricky because it has to match the sound. Add the first half of the response at the start and the second half after the disturbance. So for yellow it will start with ‘Yell’ and end with ‘Yellow.‘ Now rinse and repeat the steps for each question until the video is complete.

When uploading the final result to TikTok, remember to cover the sound of the video with the artist’s actual sound on TikTok. Artists must be credited for their songs to be used in the trend. Since the If I Were One trend is based on questions and answers, some creators find close people in their lives to participate, such as a husband, sister, or best friend. However, this need not be the case. If I were A is a great way to reflect self-identity. Use the hashtags #ifIwasa and #ifiwasatrend on ICT Tac to share.

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What is the goblincore aesthetic? The trendy house look, explained https://artsentinel.net/what-is-the-goblincore-aesthetic-the-trendy-house-look-explained/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:40:27 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/what-is-the-goblincore-aesthetic-the-trendy-house-look-explained/ There are plenty of ways to decorate your home as the seasons change and if you’re already part of the PSL season, you might be looking for decor inspiration to match your fall energy. Or maybe you haven’t yet found the home decor aesthetic that speaks to you and want something earthy while still feeling […]]]>

There are plenty of ways to decorate your home as the seasons change and if you’re already part of the PSL season, you might be looking for decor inspiration to match your fall energy. Or maybe you haven’t yet found the home decor aesthetic that speaks to you and want something earthy while still feeling unique. Either way, the goblincore aesthetic might be the right one for you. Here’s everything you need to know about the trendy home look.

Don’t confuse goblincore with the “goblin mode” trend that took over early 2022. Instead of being depraved and chaotic, the goblincore aesthetic is actually quite thoughtful. It’s quite popular too – the hashtag #goblincore has 1.2 billion views on TikTok. Under this tag users share how they are implementing goblincore vibes in their homes, closets and overall way of lifeand like all aesthetic trends, it’s really up to the individual how to adjust the look to their preferences.

What is the goblincore aesthetic?

For the majority, goblincore uses elements of nature as inspiration to pull off a look – think moss, leaves, mushrooms and even mystical elements like fairies and goblins, hence the name. It’s not unlike a combination of cottagecore and dark college, with added features of fantasy and the grimy parts of nature.

Beth Diana Smith, interior designer and HomeGoods style expert, explained that if you think about the things you would see in the deep forest, you can understand the look of goblincore. “It’s about blemishes, dirt, flora and everything from mushrooms and frogs to fantasy like goblins and spooky fairies. All-around design elements should stay true to the motifs of flora and fauna. wildlife and vintage elements,” she told Bustle.

A TikTok user, @bimbo_baby, released a video showing the various associated images across the goblincore spectrum, from woven baskets filled with wild berries to darker images of animal skulls and campfires in the deep woods. Either option falls under the goblincore name, but Smith says there are a few rules to follow if you want to implement the look in your space: “You should follow a color palette that’s full of earth tones. like browns, greens and reds,” she says, and even dark floral prints can help bring the room together.

Antique gold frames with DIY earthen additions can help you reach the pinnacle of goblincore.

The difference between Goblincore and Cottagecore

Much of goblincore leans into imperfections – that’s what sets it apart from such related aesthetics as dark academia, cottagecore and cluttercore. Smith explains that cottagecore is pretty and whimsical using muted light colors and cluttercore organizes chaos with bright colors, while goblinecore is “the authentic, untamed part of nature”. Many goblincore subscribers also embrace the fantasy element, which includes leaning into the “goblin” aspect and collecting trinkets, a practice that emphasizes the importance of cleansing.

TikTok user @heather shared her trinket sanctuary which includes tiny picture frames, small natural glass specimens and antique porcelain pieces. Their video received 306.9K likes and many comments from other goblincore lovers like “trinket tour????” and “I like the color of the wood against the green wall such a mood.”

To display all of your quirks in a way that doesn’t seem too random, Smith suggests displaying them in odd numbers. “I would recommend using a small antique-inspired tray for a tabletop or using an open cabinet or shelves to display with different heights so the proportions are well thought out,” she says.

While there’s a sense of commitment that comes with revamping your space and collecting all the trinkets you can find, there are ways to lean into the goblincore aesthetic before Halloween if you’re not still sure this is something you want to have all year round. . To do this, look for items that lend themselves to the witch, goblin, and fairy imagery of this aesthetic. Per Smith: “Think tiny witch hats paired with pumpkins and playful-looking ceramic candles on an antique glass top that sits atop an aged wood cabinet, all alongside your oversized mushroom art . It’s all about layering in order to get the look, so it’s done well and not rushed.

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Karmali returns with a refreshing new aesthetic language https://artsentinel.net/karmali-returns-with-a-refreshing-new-aesthetic-language/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 21:00:23 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/karmali-returns-with-a-refreshing-new-aesthetic-language/ Arts Karmali returns with a refreshing new aesthetic language Friday, September 09, 2022 Trilogy by Tahir Karmali at the Circle Art Gallery, September 1, 2022. PHOTO | MARGARETTE WA GACHERU | NMG When Tahir Karmali left for the United States in 2014, many knew that this Kenyan-Indian artist was on a trajectory that transcended our […]]]>

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Karmali returns with a refreshing new aesthetic language


Trilogy by Tahir Karmali at the Circle Art Gallery, September 1, 2022. PHOTO | MARGARETTE WA GACHERU | NMG

When Tahir Karmali left for the United States in 2014, many knew that this Kenyan-Indian artist was on a trajectory that transcended our wildest dreams.

What we hadn’t counted on was Tahir’s return and bringing with him a whole new aesthetic language, a whole “different” medium of communication that might not be as easy to master as, say, Sheng or Somali or a Slavic derivation.

Yet his welcome solo exhibition which opened last Wednesday evening at the Circle Art Gallery in Nairobi and titled ‘Bound Between Cliffs’ was one of the most refreshing and radical exhibitions we have seen in some time.

Not that this is easy to understand, for that is not Karmali’s purpose, let alone his purpose, as one might surmise from the title of a series of his works collectively called “A Measure of My Self Pressed into Soil”. The title suggests that his art is fundamentally self-reflective. But then, much more happens.

Karmali was in photography before leaving Kenya, so it’s no surprise that he earned a master’s degree in digital photography from the School of the Visual Arts in New York in 2015. But again, before leaving the Kenya, you could already see how edgy and experimental he was artistic.

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Between Bones by Tahir Karmali at the Circle Art Gallery in Nairobi. PICTURES | MARGARETTE WA GACHERU | NMG

But now, we see that the experiments have turned into a surprising range of multimedia creations. For example, a work like ‘Between Bones’ could be described as a tapestry. But then, who has ever seen a wall hanging made of a mixture of brass, steel, silk, rubber, cotton and butane paint?

An equally unique concoction is ‘Sharp Edges’ which is also made of brass, steel, silk, cotton and rubber (only this time it’s white). But Karmali also added some “oxidized metal from a police gun” as well as several screws and a touch of red earth.

But then he takes another tangent when he works with charcoal and graphite to draw ‘charcoal studies’ that I still don’t understand but appreciate for their exposure of the artist working new ideas as a deployment process.

There are so many elements to Karmali’s show that I find appealing. For example, his breathtaking use of a myriad of elements, transforming them, not from scrap into gems or ‘trash into treasure’, as so many other artists have almost trivialized.

He just saw new possibilities in the way he mixed things like magnets, mabati (iron sheets) and screws with oxidized metal from someone’s gun, indigo earth, silk and cotton to create another work like “Bound Earth”.

Karmali even included a series of papercraft projects that he produced by hand. He somehow redesigned photocopies of old immigration forms that probably once reflected struggles he might have had with American immigration. But he transformed these unfortunate shapes into delicate textures and works of abstract art.

There are several series of intriguing works in Karmali’s first solo exhibition since returning to Kenya. One includes another series of textiles he created from silk and white rubber. These are also created by somehow mixing together brass, steel, screws, cotton, and oxidized metal.

But in a piece like ‘Weathered Cliffs’ he manages to create another form that looks brighter and totally different from a piece made with similar materials like ‘Between Bones’.

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The artwork Weathered Cliffs by Tahir Karmali at the Circle Art Gallery in Nairobi. PICTURES | MARGARETTE WA GACHERU | NMG

His series on “Paradise” is particularly appealing in his monochromatic approach to screen printing on something he calls “dip-dyed organic natural canvas.” I’m curious how a canvas can be all of that, but I’ll take his word for it.

The other series that gives more clarity to Karmali’s creative style is his “Grid Meeting Natural Form”. There is symmetry, in support of his “archival silkscreens on paper” framed miniatures. Altogether, it creates an image that could mean anything, but at best it’s beautiful.

Much has been said about Karmali’s diversity of tastes, his fascination with the contrasts between the light beauty of silk that appears so often in his show and the kind of tough love he achieves with sheet iron or l ‘soft steel.

But the beauty of Karmali’s art is that he mixes these various elements in singular works that lead to an appreciation of the new vocabulary of his creation.

There’s only one striking element in Karmali’s exhibit that I really couldn’t fathom. It was his sound installation, found at the back of the show. The sound is eerie as you enter a narrowing black iron sheet tunnel. So what is its meaning?

“It’s a symbol of death”, says simply Karmali BDLife. And that’s it.

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‘Totally Spies’ set aesthetic was way ahead of its time | Architectural Summary https://artsentinel.net/totally-spies-set-aesthetic-was-way-ahead-of-its-time-architectural-summary/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 12:56:19 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/totally-spies-set-aesthetic-was-way-ahead-of-its-time-architectural-summary/ As for the interiors, Velvey felt that the aesthetic celebration of maximalism and eccentricity echoed those feelings of self-expression – each room had a special “personal touch” and every detail – from the moon wall and star from vintage IKEA-esque decor, to the huge, overdone Austin Powers stylish floor-to-ceiling lava lamps – made the space […]]]>

As for the interiors, Velvey felt that the aesthetic celebration of maximalism and eccentricity echoed those feelings of self-expression – each room had a special “personal touch” and every detail – from the moon wall and star from vintage IKEA-esque decor, to the huge, overdone Austin Powers stylish floor-to-ceiling lava lamps – made the space not only playful, but distinctive and lived-in.

At the very beginning of creating the aesthetics of the show, totally spies art director Stéphane Berry dreamed up dreamy space-age pop fantasies – Barbarelle, space accident, star trekand charlie’s angels were among the most detectable visuals on their initial moodboard. But as a born-and-bred Parisian, Stéphane shares that he also found himself inspired by the “ultracool” aesthetic of ’70s French thrillers and comedies like Oscar, The Magnificentand body of my enemy. The result was a mix of 60s, 70s and 80s design, which was then modernized for a younger audience with the hot pinks and bright lime greens popular at the time among teenagers.

As to why now, nearly 20 years later, audiences of all ages continue to resonate with the aesthetic of totally spies, Stéphane suspects that this is largely due to the wide range of referenced styles. “It’s fun and very rewarding at the same time [that people connect with the interiors],” he says. “I think it’s because ‘Totally Spies’ interior designs subconsciously embody decades of creative revolutions and outspokenness.”

The last episode of totally spies aired in June 2013, leaving behind six seasons of episodes to circulate interior design Pinterest boards and living rent-free in my brain, informing all my Esty home purchases, until my dying day. But I have good news to share: Stéphane and his team are currently working on a brand new season of totally spieswhich will air in 2023, and is sure to bring all of our year 2000 fantasies back to our screens.

Ready to channel some totally spies energy in your space?

IKEA Smila Blomma daisy wall light

IKEA Mammut lamp by Morten Kjelstrup

IKEA Smila Mane Moon Lamp

BinaryABC Heart Bedroom Mirror

VOSAREA 15 Pack Plastic Cloth Heart Hangers

Retro Style Egg Pod Chair

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Is industrial aesthetics going out of style? https://artsentinel.net/is-industrial-aesthetics-going-out-of-style/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 03:58:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/is-industrial-aesthetics-going-out-of-style/ Industrial interior design is instantly recognizable, not only in that it seeks to eliminate anything that is not utilitarian, but also in the way that individual designers rise to the challenge of doing so. This means you won’t just find simplicity at work everywhere, you’ll also see lots of wood, pipe and metal alongside exposed […]]]>

Industrial interior design is instantly recognizable, not only in that it seeks to eliminate anything that is not utilitarian, but also in the way that individual designers rise to the challenge of doing so. This means you won’t just find simplicity at work everywhere, you’ll also see lots of wood, pipe and metal alongside exposed brickwork and beams. It is a proletarian approach that emphasizes a working-class look commonly seen in factories from 1900 to 1950.

According Master class, the evolution of industrial design means you’ll rarely find it as austere as it was in its early days. In order to soften the harshness of strict industrialism, you’ll often see its aesthetic combined with compatible styles like farmhouse and mid-century modern. While the aim of industrial design is to focus on the basics and create a minimalist environment (often to the point of looking like a live workshop), this approach has recently been improved to make the environment more welcoming and warm.

The team at bragging design have created a checklist of what they consider still in vogue versus what has become outdated. They argue that flooring and furniture remain on the list yes. Raw steel is out, though they recommend matte black metal as a viable alternative. In their view, the lifeless aspects of machinery and metal should no longer be the focus. Instead, they suggest adding potted trees and leafy greens. To maintain the overall aesthetic, simply use copper or concrete planters.

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