MinkWell is pleased to present our latest website for Sal Messina, a Los Angles-based painter working in large-scale abstracts in oil.
Born in New York, he graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Art. In Manhattan he studied textile design, mosaics, and glass blowing. He also began designing interiors in Manhattan, before moving to Los Angeles where he started his own interior design company.
Harmony and beauty, from the scale of the canvas down to the smallest brushstroke, are hallmarks of his work. The overall effect is powerful. “My works are abstract but they also evoke familiar landscapes,” he says, “They are meant to be a soothing and meditative presence in the spaces they inhabit.”
The answer is yes, if you create your magazine on Glossi. Glossi creates a flip-able, page turning experience that looks great on desktop, tablet, or mobile phone. You can create your own magazines, lookbooks, catalogs, gift guides, design layouts, travelogues, how-to-guides, photo journals, fanzines, recipe books … you get the idea. Embed all kinds of media like your pictures, animations, PDF’s, video and audio. Pull it all together with headlines, captions, articles and links. Viola, you’ve just been promoted.
How did I use it? I had just came back from a trip to Australia and wanted to share my musings with friends and family. Rather than just post some pictures to facebook, I created my own glossi called Diorama(see below). The reaction has been outstanding and a dormant title is back in action. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Along with 3-D effects and a sound track produced by Jay-Z, Baz Luhrmann’s spectacular, all-star production of The Great Gatsby casts the inimitable Carey Mulligan as Gatsby’s bewitching obsession, Daisy Buchanan. Photographed by Mario Testino. The photographs are beautiful and I can’t wait to see this movie!
Ripped-up, deconstructed, reimagined: Punk fashion, celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this month and previewed on these pages, has never lost its charge. Photographed by steven meisel. Since I can’t make it to the Bowie show this spring, Punk at the Met will the next best thing. Bricolage: add it to your vocab.
As Al Jazeera readies a big American rollout, Heidi Mitchell reports on its radical agenda: unbiased news, delivered via virtually unlimited resources. Anchor Lisa Fletcher is leading the charge in this excellent read about a network you might have dismissed. Best Quote: “I knew I was at a different sort of network when Whitney Houston died,”executive producer Bob Wheelock says. While virtually every other news channel scrambled desperately for material to pad out its wall-to-wall coverage, “we did three live shots and called it a day. And then the next day, we did a follow-up piece. We didn’t speculate; we waited until there was news to report.”
A New Leaf
Forget lettuce. Salad should be an improvisation, a riot of greens, herbs, and edible flowers. By Oliver Strand. Tablet Exclusive: Greens guide. Now you will know the difference between purslane and anise hysop thanks to this handy slide show.