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Meet the artist behind Tokidoki–and he’s not Japanese

SIMONE Legno with a plush toy of Tokidoki character Bastardino CHECHE V. MORAL

To his legion of fans, Simone Legno is no less than a rock star. They tattoo his artworks all over their bodies, and entire families line up overnight for his meet-and-greets.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Woman claims university’s painting stolen by Nazis

In a Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 photo, a visitor to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., takes a photograph of a piece called “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep” by French impressionist artist Camille Pissarro at the museum. AP FILE PHOTO

The University of Oklahoma for more than a decade has exhibited a piece of Nazi-looted artwork bequeathed to it by the wife of an oil tycoon. But renewed claims by a family that owned the oil painting before World War II has drawn the US school into a fight it thought was settled in Switzerland more than 60 years ago.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A tribute to Michael Martinez


A lot of Filipinos beamed with pride upon seeing lone Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Martinez compete in Sochi, Russia, and a lot have shown their support, even creating artwork inspired by him.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Why Tes Pasola is passionate about paper

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The name Tes Pasola is synonymous with paper. She believes the possibility for paper has no limits. A zen-like artwork of pulp paper can assume a biomorphic or cloud shape. Book-bound paper can be made into a stool base. A rug and curtain can be made out of twine and Swarovski crystals. A BMW model, a labyrinth or avant-garde pants and blouse can be fashioned from handmade paper. The possibilities are endless.

Posted: August 8th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »