MARK HAVENS: VIVA LA DECADENCE

More than a year ago we spoke about Mark Havens and his magnetic eye for the holiday decadent architecture; the American neon and plastic cheesy-kitsch was as familiar (hello Spanish coast) as picturesque. His scenery was Wildwood, but it could’ve very easily been Benidorm.

Life works in mysterious ways, they say. The gods of corny resorts listened to our prayers and now Havens is back, in a book. “Out of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods” focuses on the walks of this Philadelphia artist around the New Jersey island; 50s and 60s architecture landscapes mixed with the uneasy feeling of a place that should be full of life, but it’s not. We hope Mark does very well so he can come and portray the Spanish building boom; he’d have enough material for a trilogy.

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BRIAN FINKE: MEAT TREAT, CANCER TREAT

The World Health Organization thinks that Monday hangovers are not bad enough, so following a sadic strategy they’ve decided to let this bomb news out early in the morning. That’s how today the whole world nearly choked on their breakfast reading that all processed meat, and specially red meat, is as carcinogen as plutonium, tobacco or Furbys.

With tears in our eyes we say goodbye to bacon, sausage, hamburger, meatball, chorizo and ham full breakfasts. Butcher’s, sausage rolls and half of Spanish restaurants will shut down letting the world become a grayer and cholesterol free place.

In the near future, when the vegan lobby rules the Earth, we will bring back Brian Finke‘s National Geographic commissioned photography series. Here he shows the wonders of the meat industry; from the death of a young calf to children in morbid obesity risk. Fat and guts fuelled pictures that we will look at with a melancholic sigh while we have a sad celery sandwich for breakfast.

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BARNÉY BAKER: HE LIKES EVERYTHING ELSE

“Barnéy does not care about good coffee, your beard, 12-hour workdays, dog strollers, credit cards, white drama, Lil B, and cats (excluding kittens obviously)”. He likes everything else. That’s how Baker describes himself in his webpage and that’s why we like him.

Besides, Barnéy Baker has a portfolio that includes names like Nike, Adidas, New Era or Microsoft (yeah, I know, it’s amazing), loads of awards and an impeccable taste. Moreover, he’s created what from I want to adopt as a pet; that stone with a pair of eyes so full of happiness that make me want to love. Just look at those eyes; it’s a good hearted stone. I can’t even resist. Baker is another name on our altar of Design.

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SOPHIA GRACE CAUSES A STIR. GIRLS JUST GOTTA HAVE FUN.

If there is rapper that gets all of our saintly devotion it is without a doubt Brooke Candy with her freaky-wild-outrageous videos and her pink hair. However, a new star is born –literally, because the little lady has just turned 8, and she intends to cast a shadow over her elder ‘rap sister’. Sophia Grace is the new it girl in the world’s kindergartens. Dear Brooke, you might try as hard as you can to provoke us with explicit gestures and bare skin, but nothing will ever succeed in giving us goose bumps as well as an 8 year old rapping with swag in a Toys’R’us car. Rap, Hip-Hop and so-called singers from the music industry in general, move up a gear because this new generation is on fire.

HONEY BOO BOO, WE LOVE YOU

Animal lover, defender of gay people, fashion guru, best friend and great person… all these descriptions can be applied to Honey Boo Boo, the princess of Georgia state (USA) and the prodigal daughter of La Monda Magazine. 

Lately, our young star, who assiduously attends the United States’ beauty contests as well as KFC, has been bludgeoned by critics for her TV show ‘Here comes Honey Boo Boo’. The programme depicts the life of the young girl and her relationship with her family, especially with her mother who is accused of giving her drugs, or, as Honey Boo Boo puts it, ‘nice little juices that make me happy’.

Dear Honey, here from La Monda, we give you all of our support for you to pursue your career as a rising star of children’s catwalks. You have entered the club of young promising children like Lindsay Lohan or the Olsen sisters, good luck!