Kubiat Nnamdie is an artist originally from Nigeria, currently living in Miami, who shows off his immense artistic talent through film, photography and sculpture. His work bridges his experiences in Nigeria and the US, and we hope to be seeing a lot more of Kubiat's work in the future. Make sure to check out his awesome "Heaven Can Wait" series over on his site. —Katie
RIFF RAFF, WHAT ARE YOU?—Katie
Just in time for Valentine's Day, we got this video that's a little flashback to Art Basel in Miami, with plenty of sea, pools, sky, Curtis Kulig and a giant Love Me. Heartwarming.
The young Argentina-born, Miami-based artist Agustina Woodgate isn't the first artist to make beautiful works out of garbage, but she certainly is one of the most exciting right now. Best known for her psychedelic rugs patched together with the hides of used stuffed animals, Woodgate has made a range of works—from enormous chandeliers of disused fishing wire, to lace-like arrangements of produce stickers, to poems stealthily hand-sewn into clothes at thrift stores—that cleverly recontextualize, and bring weight to, the materials of our all-too-material world. One is an old globe, sanded down so that the continents are blurred, that resembles a post-apocalyptic desert and is titled Sooner than Later. Words to remember. -Eviana
Wiissa is the collaborative photo archive between Wilson Philippe and Vanessa Hollander (a combination of their nicknames: wii and ssa). After meeting in Miami at 15 and 14-years-old, the duo became hooked on photography, using each other as their subjects to help them learn and grow. Their use of film and video brings moments to life that are nostalgic, genuine and youthful, which together create the timeless world they seem to live in. See more at their website, including their first prize winning entry to our Crush video contest and the Flickr Favorites photo featured right now on our homepage.
Say something a little more poetic and mysterious with these adorable banners from Banter Banners. It will make your party infinitely more interesting. - Hazel
Mondrian Sessions and The Museum of Contemporary Art are having a special screening of Harmony Korine's latest film CAPUT, featuring the one and only James Franco. It will be held this Thursday, December 1, from 9pm-2am at the Sunset Lounge at Mondrian South Beach (1100 West Avenue Miami Beach) along with cocktails and music. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Lords South Beach, Miami's newest hotel, is the first gay boutique hotel brand in the United States. The hotel was designed by BHDM and it includes a cabana bar, custom designed Levi's staff uniforms, and a giant polar bear in the lobby.
With hints of oriental rose, jasmine and Brooklyn Red Lager, this soap will get you clean and possibly wasted.
Beverly Hills Cop meets Cocaine Cowboys in Mobroder, the latest side project from Spank Rock's Naeem Juwon. That mustache. That car. That attitude.
The only thing that could make enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon beer lazier: A custom all-leather hands-free beer holster.
Who wears short shorts? Apparently it's our friends down under—Christian Yasser Massuh is based out of Miami but primarily get orders out of Australia for his ripped, studded and ombre dip-dyed vintage jean shorts, available in pretty much any color you can dream up. Summer, hurry up already.
Agustina Woodgate rescues discarded teddy bears and sews them into super plush rugs.
Stuck on a cruise ship with Surfer Blood and Black Lips, headed straight for the Bahamas? We can think of worse ways to spend a weekend. Today's the last day to purchase tickets for the Bruise Cruise festival, which leaves port February 25.
Argentina-born and Miami-based artist Agustina Woodgate seems to prefer to work with two subjects in her art: hair and fairytales. She sets up mobile hair-dressing stations in busy cities to collect human locks, which she then uses to create shoes, portraits and brick towers. Check out some of her work at the Miami Art Museum until October 17. (Via Nylon)
Super stoked on this new feature for Oh Wow's web site, the Vide-O-House is filled with teasers for the shows down south (Miami to be exact) and all kinds of weirdo flicks you have to check out. You know when A-Ron is at the helm, it's gonna be good. X - Jen
From now until August 31, you can stop in Webster's new pop-up shop and pick up exclusive surf clothing, gear and boards from surfers like Danny Fuller and Tori Praver. A portion of every sale goes to the Surfrider Foundation, a great organization protecting our waterways.