Hawaiians love PornHub!

Un, two, three…Porn traffic goes parabolic in the wake of Hawaii’s false alarm. Hawaiians flock to Pornhub in droves after false doomsday threat. Following last week’s erroneous nuclear missile alert — an accident that sent flocks of people fleeing restaurants, stores and schools in a hysterical rush — millions of fidgety Hawaiians took to Pornhub.com…

Killer Fashion Campaigns

Ad Fad – Eye-popping Editorials and Fashion Imagery Cool clothing campaigns and fashion editorials that we love. From Gucci’s ‘utopian mermaid fantasy’ (above) to Balenciaga’s bizarro family portraits (below), fashion photographers and marketing strategists have engineered some totally tantalizing adverts lately. Ironic and ominous, sexy and sensual, garish and graphic, these frontline brands beguile us…

Predicting Cool Shit in 2018

A few predictions and some savvy tips for navigating 2018 and beyond VIVISXN’s AI identifies 8 secular trends in 2018 and offers up some useful advice for making yourself (and your biz) futureproof. Focusing on themes like advertising, art, international relations and tech, 2018 will be a nerve-jangling, spine-tingling ramble. Expect spazzed-out ‘creative destruction’, fierce…

Best Film Ever – ‘Videodrome’

Best Film Ever – ‘Videodrome’ (1983) Videodrome is a state of techno angst, sexual titillation and super-cool cinematography. David Cronenberg, aka ‘The Baron of Blood’ or the ‘King of Venereal Horror’, is the visionary master of the “techno-surrealist” genre. His teched-out horror flicks are a visceral tour-de-force, swelling with spectacles of mayhem, madness, sex, surprise,…

GitHub Goes Down

GitHub Goes Down! The world’s largest software development platform is inaccessible. Less than 24 hours after CES was plunged into darkness by a power outage, GitHub – arguably the world’s largest software development platform – is down, sparking turmoil and anarchy among developers and techies worldwide. As one in-the-know nerd warned: “Ever wonder what the end of…

‘ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE’ – Art in the age of Trump

Showcasing a year in resistance against President Trump A clutch of contemporary artists form a united front in the age of Trump. Welcome to UNTITLED SPACE.  ‘ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE‘ is an exhibition celebrating the insurrectionary movement against Donald Trump and his controversial presidency. Since assuming office as the 45th President of the United States…

Thinking About The Grotesque – ‘A Serbian Film’

Thinking About The Grotesque – ‘A Serbian Film’ ‘A Serbian Film’ is a genre-melting flick that will make you totally moody and borderline mad. The Spanish artist Francisco Goya portrayed full-on, sexed up and super-crazed images of executions, objects of terror, child rape, cannibalism and bestiality. Countless Rococo paintings give us masturbation, exhibitionism, voyeurism, prepubescent…

Katsu – ‘Memory Foam’

Katsu – ‘Memory Foam’ Drone doodles over Kendall Jenner, ‘grafitti bots’ and artistic automatons at The Hole. Brooklyn-based Katsu uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to create cool compositions and chaotic scribbles. His subversive and stochastic style abounds with torrents of tantalizing tones and pointillistic pep. Splattering surfaces with rich saturation and slapdash streaks, ranging…

Exactitudes + Helmut Lang

Exactitudes lenses Kanye, Solange and more for Helmut Lang The project captures fashion cult fanatics, collectors and Helmut Lang junkies. Staying mum and shying away from the media doesn’t mean that Yeezy has tired of the fashion world. Especially when it comes to cult brand Helmut Lang, a label currently undergoing an ambitious revival. Lifting…

Artist Sabo’s ‘SheKnew’ Campaign

LA Street artist calls out Hollywood for tolerance of Harvey Posters claiming Meryl Streep knew about Harvey Weinstein’s sexcapades appear around LA – #SheKnew The #SheKnew flyers and posters come courtesy of stealthy street artist “Sabo”, who has been festooning West Hollywood and Beverly Hills with the cheeky and politically inflammatory stick ups. The images…

Art Week Miami Beach – Part II

Art Basel, Miami Beach – Part II The global art tribe’s ritualistic week of showboating, schmoozing, boozing, sublimating and copulating was an unpredictable storm of awesomeness. With seemingly endless fairs, jam-packed jamborees and an infinitude off-site installations to gawk at, Miami Art Week has been an awesome, all-over-the-place, sprawling shindig of form, function, art, beauty,…

Art Basel, Miami – 2017

Art Basel, Miami – 2017 VIVISXN attends the swankiest, sexiest art soiree of the year. Welcome to Art Basel, Miami 2017 — Part I! It is the world’s glammest and gutsiest contemporary art bazaar featuring works from established master blasters, semi-famous rogues, underground up-starts and everything in-between. Art Basel, Miami kicked-off today (for the press,…

Virgins for sale – Aleexandra Khefren and Giselle, etc.

Arab and Chinese dudes love to buy virgins  Another millennial vixen has reportedly sold her virginity for millions on the infamous site Cinderella Escorts. Back in April, a Hong Kong businessman paid $2.5 million for 18-year-old Romanian lingerie model Aleexandra Khefren’s virginity (that’s her above). She was financially distressed, of course. In fact, millions of…

Björk and the Blockchain – Fetishizing Virtual FX

Crypto-Anarchists, Crypto-Libertarians and Björk Björk is offering up cryptocurrency when you purchase her new album. Rad. In the wake of Hotel-empire heiress Paris Hilton’s endorsement of Lydiancoin, and Dennis Rodman’s Potcoin, and rapper The Game’s Paragon Coin, and everybody on your Facebook feed talking up Ether, comes Björk’s embrace of AudioCoin — a cryptocurrency that…

‘The China Secrets’ at Amazon.com

Security Breach – ‘The China Secrets’ Sensitive intel docs surface on Chinese espionage, PLA subterfuge and classified MSS materials. Move over Wikileaks! Currently at Amazon.com’s self-publishing marketplace, a growing volume of essays exposing China’s darkest, most classified secrets is seeing the light. Six books with colorful covers and catchy titles, which comprise the fascinating ‘China…

Fashion Obsession – SHUSHU/TONG

Fashion Obsession – SHUSHU/TONG   ‘Teamwork makes the dream work.’ Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang are the big guns behind Shanghai’s most sizzling brand. Cutting their teeth at Gareth Pugh and Simone Rocha and snagging MAs from the London College of Fashion, design twosome Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang established their frontline label, SHUSHU/TONG, a…

Hybrid Warfare and Spec-Ops – ‘The calm before the storm’

‘The calm before the storm’ Delta Force operators and SEAL teams are headed to the Korean Peninsula to ‘decapitate’ the North Korean leadership. Today, the South Korean and U.S. navies kicked off massive combined drills on the Korean peninsula amid escalating tensions, a training exercise which North Korea has warned may prompt another ballistic missile launch…

Harvey Weinstein – Trouble In Tinsel Town

Did Steve Bannon basically destroy Harvey Weinstein? Random thoughts on Harvey Wein-stain, warped power structures and other Hollywood weirdos. The biggest open-secret in Hollywood was that Harvey Weinstein was a world-class perv. And his ‘coming out party’ this week is incredibly intriguing, totally appaling and very viral. Tinseltown is a dirty place. It’s Chinatown, squared.…

90s Nostalgia – “Drew Jarrett 1994”

90s Nostalgia – “Drew Jarrett 1994” Drew Jarrett’s fantastic photo book pays homage to an era of unbridled creativity. As we age, we tend to look back on earlier decades’ culture with smugness, superiority and sometimes chagrin. The decade that brought us NIN, Tupac, John Galliano’s epic fashion spectacles and the FACE Magazine’s inspiring editorials…

Thom Browne – SS18

Thom Browne – SS18 Hypnagogia at the Hôtel de Ville. After a month-long gush of presentations, parties, marketing events and edits, fatigue was kicking in and the ‘fashion flu’ was going viral. Then, all of a sudden, Thom Browne, the American Einstein of the avant-garde, enlivened us with a theatrical thwacking that involved ballerinas, unicorns,…

Paris Fashion Week – SS18

 Fashion Faves from Paris – SS18 VIVISXN keeps you up to scratch from PFW. Comme’s cartoonish and kitsched-out candy confections Comme des Garçons’ conceptual crackerjack Rei Kawakubo combined kawaii kiddie toys, anime and digital themes into a groundbreaking collection full of deconstructed patchwork, spray-painted graffiti art, cool ruffles, contoured red PVC raincoats, and Hello Kitty charms…

Hugh Hefner – Hegemon, Hedonist…Our Fucking Hero!

Obituary – Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) Icon, iconoclast, dream weaver and cultural achiever, Hef died at the age of 91. He was a gentleman hedonist and real-deal feminist! “Women have traditionally been either put on pedestals or damned as the source of all sexual temptation and sin. These are two sides of the same coin, since…

Fashion that doesn’t suck!

Fashion that doesn’t suck! Emerging brands – NewGen Supernovas and Experimental Master Blasters As New York Fashion Week continues apace with celebs like Kim K., Rihanna and Nicki Minaj stealing the headlines, we stop, drop and sniff out some of the coolest disruptors in the game. From Parsons MFA grads and reclusive DIY rogues dwelling…