I don't remember what made me choose statistics as a major. The devil made me do it; nothing else could. You may think that I probably love this discipline and do well in it, but you're wrong. I like discovering new data and so on, but not so much have devoted all my life to it. That's why I juggle studies with a part-time job and searching for something I would like more. Complicated assignments given from time to time were a problem for me until I found a way to get help with them. A professional online statistics project helper doesn't seem a fantasy for me now. I found a company I can trust, so I don't worry about all current and further tasks I won't be able to cope with. I have enough money and a good company to trust my papers to. By the way, you shouldn't think that this kind of help hits my wallet. Of course, I'm a working student, but not too rich to spend money on something too expensive. Do you want to check rates yourself? Visit bestcustomwriting.com and do it. Enter all information about your future order and know how much it will cost. To be short, I'm happy with the quality of help provided by the company's experts. I see that these people deserve to be called professional writers. I had a small conversation with the assigned expert, and it was enough for me to understand his background, his approaches to work, and assess the quality of papers he wrote earlier. I'm quite a picky person, and BestCustomWritings.com met all my expectations. It happens once in a lifetime. As I see, they tackle many disciplines and assignment types. It can't help but pleases me because statistics isn't the only subject I have. The happiest student is the one having a universal helper and a whole lot of time. Fortunately, I fit this description.

  • Zebrating Anamorphic Street Art from Germany
    German artists are liberating murals from traditional flat walls with a new style called zebrating. Zebrating divides the art piece into stripes. The unequal magnifications create a puzzling effect if you don't look at their pieces from the correct angle and plays tricks on your eyes.  At the right angle the stripes will merge together to form the whole mural,   Their style closely signifies "making the zebra" which is where the term originated. hence the zebrating effect.

    Zebrating's street art can be seen all across Germany.  Berlin, Stuttgar, and Mannheim are just some of the major cities that their art resides in.  Check out more of their anamorphic art on the break.

    Incognito makeout sesh.

    Ever get that feeling someone is always watching you?

    Poison ivy.

    Eye see you.

    To see more head over to Zebrating's Facebook page below
  • The Paragliding Circus Project


    When people ask, "If you could have any super power, what would it be?" I always say... Flying. Just the thought of being able to whisk yourself up into the air at any given moment and soar through the trees and go through the clouds will forever be a burning desire of mine. Until somehow these super powers just manifest out of my pure will, I'm hoping I can soon get the chance to do anything remotely close to what Gill Schneider is doing. Gill, an acro paragliding pilot, decided to take it to the next level and teamed up with his father's circus class to combine both of these worlds, how cool is that? Now go watch this marriage in heaven! 

    See some photos of "Paragliding Circus Project" here.

    Video shot and directed by Shams Prod.
  • Mural Constructed From 85,794 Rubik’s Cubes - Art
    Cube Works Studio, base out of Toronto, has engineered a massive mural of Macau, China's skyline using 85,794 rubiks cubes.  The rubik's cubes were diligently organized one-by-one to produce the 200 ft long 13 ft tall display.  The final product took several months to accomplish.  This was such a large scale feat that it was placed in the 2013 Guiness Book of World Records as the world's biggest rubik's cube mosaic.  I have a feeling this is a lot harder to complete then an actual rubiks cube.  See all the pics on the break.

    To see more of Cube Work's Studio click the link below.
  • Youth On Fire x Baauer Invades Santa Barbara
    Checked out Baauer at Casa De La Rasa last night and I whipped this little gem together for your viewing pleasure.  You would be surprised how much respect your video camera gets you while being sardined in between hundreds of party goers.  One gentlemen, wearing a backwards snapback and dripping in sweat without a shirt on proclaimed to his friends, "Let the camera through." Like a fool and his money the bodies parted to make a little crack so that I could shimmy my way up to the front.  Once at the front the opener for Baauer, Danny Brown, soon took the stage.  After his first song, Danny Brown exclaimed "Damn...Santa Barbara you turnt up tonight.".  Indeed, "Turnt up" we were, as the event's security had to cut the music due to "safety concerns" shortly thereafter.  Security struggled to push the crowd back ten steps for a couple of minutes as the barrier was put back into place.  As soon as the beat dropped again the raging commenced on queue as if the music had never stopped.  If felt as if I was in a giant washing machine getting tossed left and right at the mercy of the crowd.  Somehow I managed to hold onto my camera and record the madness.

    Why not?

    After filming, I followed Paul as he literally just walked past security and into the green room like he owned the place.  Hilarious!  The green room was empty except for the pizza boxes and liquor bottles strewn around the place.  Oh...and there was this guy, what's his name? Baauer, yeah that guy, sitting by himself at the table texting some groupie or his lawyer, but definitely one of the two.  No doubt he was enjoying a moment of clarity amongst the rollercoaster ride he's been on in the last few months.  Paul without hesitation immediately starts peppering him with questions.  After a painful interrogation we let him know he was playing for too cheap and that he should fire his manager after the show.  I doubt he took our advice.

    Enjoy the memories.

    Baauer out.
  • Artist Spotlight ✘ David Flores ✘ Exclusive Interview

          This past weekend, I had the pleasure of interviewing California based muralist and graphic artist David Flores. We agreed to meet at the Church of Skatan in downtown Santa Barbara, where he is currently setting up a show with his colleague and owner of Shorty’s, Tony Buyalos. I have to admit, it takes a lot to make me nervous, but this blogger was fangirling, hard! As soon as we shook hands, however, I knew that David would disprove the stereotypes that I had heard about artists who've made “it”. And don’t get me wrong. David Flores has indeed made it. Flores has created murals all over the world and has had artist collaborations with brands like Stussy and Vans. He’s even been illustrated as a Simpsons character and is on a first name basis with Shepard Fairey…but he is still far from the stereotypically pretentious Warhol type. Interviewing David Flores felt more like a conversation then work, and pretty soon we were talking about everything from his art and his girlfriend to how ridiculous animal shaped phone cases are. 

    Click below to read the interview!

    DNA: Tell me a little bit about yourself and your background in art.
    David: I’m an artist. My background in art is skateboard graphics…I started doing them real young. How I got started in that was I was just a skateboarder. I wasn’t really good enough to go pro or get sponsored, but my friends were. One of my friends, Ricky Higgins said, “Hey Dave, I’m going pro, do my board graphics!” because he knew I could draw. I said “Alright” and did one board graphic for him and it got printed and produced. That was when we were teenagers. From then on I knew that this was what I wanted to do.

    DNA: Do you have any training in art?
    David: When I was young my mom used to take me to oil painting classes. I barely remember it but I remember sitting at this lady’s house around this giant dinner table. She would set up little easels for all the kids. It was on the weekend and I remember really liking it. I’d have to go to church with my mom, I didn’t like that. I remember having to go to school, I didn’t like that. But when my mom was like, “Hey, we’re going to go to art class” I’d already be in the car waiting.

    DNA: Do you have a favorite medium that you like to work in?
    David: I’ve really gotten into spray painting lately. I’ve also been really into 3d sculpting, vinyl toys, and big walls. I’m doing a lot of big murals around the world. It’s really fun.

    DNAHave you experimented with 3D printing at all?
    David: Years ago actually, when that technology had first came out. I was doing some sunglasses with Oakley…they had a 3D printer. They were cutting it out of a block. That was back in 2005.

    DNADid you have any mentors?
    David: Yup, Tony Buyalos. My mom, who used to draw little things for me. Jeff Klindt, Tommy Guerrero. All these guys who were like proskaters at the time. Skateboarding and art for some reason go hand in hand. It always has. Skateboarders are creative in another way, and I’ve come across a lot interesting people through the industry.

    DNADo you have any artists that you’re inspired by?
    David: I’m really inspired by how clean Shepard does his work. Tristan Eaton. I like J.R’s stuff a lot too.  I like a lot of people equally, there’s no one that I like more than anyone else. There are people that I don’t like, but that’s a whole different story.

    DNAWhat is your favorite piece that you’ve produced, if you had to choose.
    David: I have a favorite painting that I did, but I sold it and I kind of regret it. I did a portrait of Salvador Dali with roses coming off of his mustache. It was the first time that I had experimented with gloss black on flat black backgrounds. The painting came out perfect.

    DNADo you do any guerrilla art?
    David: Nah, sometimes. I’ll throw some stuff up here and there but nothing serious. I think that genre has been said and done and anyone whose doing that now is kind of like a Johnny-come-lately. Shepard and those guys were doing that years ago.

    Mickey Mouse Death Head
    DNAIs there any underlying commentary behind your art? Social, political, or otherwise.
    David: I think a lot of it is personal, some left over angst from corporations that have burned me in the past. There’s also a frustration with the way things are in society today. So there might be. People can look at it and take it for what is it.

    DNADo you go into a work with a message or commentary in mind, or does it just happen?
    David: Sometimes. Sometimes I’ll have a mission statement with a piece. Sometimes I’ll just be making stuff…As far as saying something, I try to expose things for what they are.

    DNAWhere do you find your daily inspiration?
    David: Other artists. Things I see either online or in the streets. My girlfriend is pretty inspiring. If I’m tired a mural, she’ll just pick it up and finish it. She inspires me to keep going.

    DNAHow would you define success?
    David: If you are happy with what you are doing, then you are successful. It sounds cliché, but if you want to be an artist you just have to keep doing it until you can’t be ignored.

    DNADo you have any advice for aspiring artists?
    David: You have to stick with it, and you have to be good.

    DNADrink of choice?
    David: Water and grape soda.

    DNA: What are your top 5 Songs of the moment?
    Take on Me by A-Ha
    Shook Ones by Mobb Deep
    Richard Holly
    November Rain by Guns N Roses
    Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

    Check the DNA blog soon for an exclusive interview and feature post regarding David and Tony's upcoming show at the Church of Skatan, NO PARKING. 

    All photos courtesy of David Flores

     Here's the mural he did on the back of Church of Skatan here in SB!
  • Santa Barbara Earth Day April 20 - 21, 2013 Alameda Park
    Community Environmental Council's Santa Barbara Earth Day is back and BIGGER than ever!  This year's event promises to be one awesome party with kid-friendly marine touch tanks, cutting-edge clean technology, test-driving today’s greenest cars and of course sipping cool brews to live music, 

    Earth Day Santa Barbara will be hosting a number of fun activities that include a "green" car show, an eco-marketplace, beer garden (YES!), sports and recreation area, Capoeira performance, and of course a kids corner for the little ones.
    It's a pleasure for DNA to be sponsoring and volunteering for this event.  There is a lot of great activities, contests, food, and music planned for the weekend.  

    Get social with Santa Barbara Earth Day and our partners, LoaTree and Oniracom, by showing us the ways you make every day Earth Day. Share your photos of nature, activism, alternative transportation, local food, farmers, gardening or anything else that captures the essence of sustainable living. Post your photos on Instagram and Twitter using #SBEarthDay and #LoaLiving for a chance to win prizes in the weeks leading up to and during the festival.

    Every photo submitted will be featured on the festival's big screens and on the Santa Barbara Earth Day Facebook page. Winners will be picked at random and notified via Instagram and Twitter.

    To see more info on the contest and prizes click below!

    In case you didn't know already here is the line up of artists that will be playing at Earth Day Santa Barbara.

    Pilot Touhill [San Diego] :

    The Fire Department [Isla Vista] :

    One Drop [San Diego] :

    Afrolicious [ San Francisco] :

    Mad Caddies (Reggae Set) [Santa Ynez] :

    Dante Elephante [Santa Barbara] :

    The Indian Trading Furs [Santa Barbara]

    The Easy Leaves [Sonoma County] :

    Blue Suns [Santa Barbara] :

    Jamey Geston [Santa Barbara] :

    Owen Plant [San Francsico] :

    The Gallery [Los Angeles] :

    So don't make any excuses this weekend!  Santa Barbara Earth Day at Alameda Park is the place to be!  Located at 1400 Santa Barbara Street.  See you there!

     Oh yeah, did I mention Bill Nye The Science Guy will be there?!

    P.S. Leave your cars at home and bring your bike!  There will be free bike valet provided! 
  • Dove Real Beauty Sketches

    Imagine a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety.
    Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.

    Watch the whole experience at: http://dove.com/realbeautysketches
    Join the conversation at: #wearebeautiful

    And don't forget: YOU are more beautiful than you think!

    Click to see the portraits....

  • Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls - Photography
    Sorry for the lack of posts this weekend.  Lucidity pretty much took Team DNA's attention away from the real world for the weekend.  It was quite a blast, but back to reality!  Since I'm still high(not literally) from Lucidity I might as well bring some inspiration back.

    As if waterfalls were not already tranquil and beautiful, Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard decided to collaborate and add a little neon luminance to Mother Nature.  The duo did this by placing high-powered glow sticks in a number of waterfalls in Northern California and took photos at long exposures varying from 30 seconds to 7 minutes.  This was necessary in order to capture the light traveling through the water while being submerged.  The result turned out pretty cool, some photos even look like it was daylight even though all the shots were taken at night.  Check out some more of their work on the break.

    To see more of their clever work click the link below.
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