Hailing from the streets of East Los Angeles, Sand is - in her own words - 'the most notorious and influential female artist'. While this may be a stretch, the street art that she creates is a feast to behold and truly unique. Her distinct style incorporates anime-inspired huge eyes, long eyelashes, sassy smiles and exaggerated features. She's been commissioned by Levis and Red Bull and has worked in Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Las Vegas, Mexico and New York. Now, shes opened up her books to the public and is commissioning custom watercolors through her site. Prices start at $800 for a one of a kind collectible.
Sand One - Street Art
Keemala Rainforest Hotel
Nestled into a hidden rainforest in the depths of Thailand, the Keemala Hotel provides everything you need to live and relax like a native in luxury level accommodations. 38 unique villas were crafted and inspired by traditional Thai heritage and feature styles reminiscent of different indigenous clans. Each cottage includes king size beds, large tubs, monsoon showers, private pools and terraces overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea. The Keemala Hotel also features an exclusive on-site spa that specializes in traditional Thai body work and healing. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or a special occasion with friends and family, whether you fancy never leaving the sanctuary of your private pool villa or you'd prefer to get out and experience the Thai social life, Keemala offers you a magical and memorable stay in Phuket.
Parkipelago - Artificial Island Chain
This is a pretty neat find for 'real estate' fans. Fokstrot - a Danish design studio - has started a project called the Copenhagen Islands. The islands are actually man-made platforms that will be daisy-chained throughout Copenhagen's southern harbor to resemble a sort of 'parkipelago.' Each platform will serve a unique purpose: a cafe, a sauna, a diving board, a mussel farm - and as a chain they can support full-featured event space for concerts gatherings and festivals. Using clean design and simple aesthetic, these islands are a smart way to take advantage of the beautiful and abundant Copenhagen waters and attract tourists and locals alike.