A community-oriented art & graphic design collective. We make graphic apparel, hand-crafted accessories and produce events. And most importantly, spew randomness about important and non-important topics.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Women, Hair and The Things we Do!

Lol! Just when I think I'll say no more on a particular topic I  get egged on. Well actually I have nothing to say yet... I'm still in contemplation mode. Maybe you do?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Don't Hate Me 'Cos I'm Beautiful

No I don't think anyone is less for whatever cosmetic & grooming situation they choose. Don't yuck my yum, I won't yuck yours. Some of my best friends are lace front wig wearers & sellers. Some of my best friends love the shit outta some make up. Sometimes I love both too.

On facebook a friend posted Keri Hilson's video for Pretty Girl Rock and I was pretty excited to see it because I think Keri may be pretty interesting. Starting out I thought the general concept of the video was pretty cool: vignettes'/timeline of different popular 'black' women in history rocking pretty. But then something felt off!  And the next thing I thought like my friend T and I say "Damn Beyonce ruined it for everyone"

I say this because although she was doing she was doing impersonations of Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diana Ross, Donna Summers, Janet Jackson, and TLC: Somehow these days I just see a lot of females artists and I can't shake that they are all re-styled using the same beyonce template. Because beyonce has already copied EVERYTHING and EVERYONE that can be copied. Lol.

And then I thought: Wait most women in there looks like the same kinda woman!

There are SO many iconic women... can I see some others shades & body  & hair types? 

* sad face *

the Janet & TLC were cool!

p.s looks like Keri is pretty good dancer

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Web Developers vs. Web Designers

Lol. The readership of this blog will forever be a #fail because of it's infinite ability to be actively random therefore not being consistent in interest to any one reader in particular. But alas here I find myself with another blog post. Screw you...it's funny as hell!

I found an infographic. it's funny. i'm blogging it. 3 reasons:

  1. being around an infographic'er and infographic maniac appreciator has made me a little more hip to its interest and be less and less afraid of it
  2. I have friends who are geeks and to whom this topic directly applies
  3. Last night I found myself at an UBER-geek party (don't ask) and I got asked "what i do?" in the sense of "what i geek?" and i was like "ummm okay you got me...I'm fake! I'm just here for the stimulating eye-glazing conversation of things that I generally don't know wtf is about. Can i play tetris on my phone now?" (okay I didn't really say that...and shit-talking aside...I had fun...really I did!)
Moving on: ok
Surrrreeeee here at www.one3snapshot.com we do graphic design and sometimes even dibble and dabble in web design. Sure I know Java is not just coffee, Perl is not my grandma's jewelry, drupal and joomla are not new cuss words, and SONIA is not a girl that he's cheating on me with. But does that make me qualified to hang out and party with a bunch of developers and programmers?

Yes! Why? Because they have free chips & salsa...and odwalla orange juice. And i have the ability to eat & drink, and do what i do best: Talk smack!

...all this to say...this post is dedicated to the 2.5 people in my life that will appreciate this and future geekcentered posts (there are more of these people but they won't read this blog post unless I re-write it in hexadecimal and create an open-source software based on it. And what's the likelihood I'm gonna do that?)

Monday, November 15, 2010

And the Saga Continues: Black Men + Black Women

 Still on Black Men & Black Women. Lol I found another video highlighting the dilemmas of our dating...still I say this is not just a race thing, but I can see how it would resound more with certain cultures of people. As funny as this video is, it is a serious issue that we have to keep talking about.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Visual Inspiration: Costumes & Mirrors

Oh... to have a bedroom with mirrors like that!

Source: Jak & Jill

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shop: Earring Explosion

We have earrings for sale starting at $5 a pop for bright, funky uniqueness! Check out our facebook album, and our online store to purchase. Right now we have only a couple in our store, but feel free to contact us if you see something that you like on our facebook album. Some earrings can be customized!

Vending: SF African Drum & Dance Festival

We will be in the house at the SAN FRANCISCO AFRICAN DANCE & DRUM FESTIVAL, with all the live drumming and high energy dancing, sharing the space with community artisans and vendors. This is one of the more exciting vending events we've done. If you are in the Bay Area stop by to get some freshly made goodness, will be kicking it with some friends who make all types of accessories and natural body products. Fun times!!

Veterans Day Weekend
Nov 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2010
5 wonderful evenings of Dance, Drum, and Celebration
~Exquisite Music From Africa~

Monday, November 8, 2010

Four Colored Women who Love Colored Women

Four Women by Nina Simone is one of my all time favorites songs and sources of performance inspiration.

See my Woe-Man piece from Last March, inspired by my life, Nina Simone's Four Women & the Music of  Lhasa De Sela (My Name) who passed away from breast cancer while I was writing and choreographing this piece.

Now I just saw this youtube clip. Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott & Ledisi -- Four Women - Black Girls Rock! 2010 I got goose bumps, hairs standing on end. I love black women, I love WOMEN of all colors from everywhere forever and ever.

Another goose bump inducing piece from one of my Favorite Choreographers Adia Whitaker, who has a show AMPEY! premiering this week that everyone should go and see if you're in the Bay Area for the next three weekends.

“Ampey!” is a multidisciplinary theater, music and dance piece that explores the spiritual, emotional and physical disconnect between African-Americans and Continental Africans. Choreographed and written by performance artist Adia Tamar Whitaker, “Ampey!” breaks open the paradigms that each culture grasps onto in regards to identity and social construct.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

iPhone vs. Android vs. BlackBerry

This is so hilarious to me. As a non-smart phone user I'm glad someone is in the same wavelength of thinking. *snicker*

This is how smartphone users see each other:
And this is how smartphone users see 2G users...

TRENDS "The Retro Fitted Episode" Saturday, November 13

ERA Art Bar & Lounge Presents TRENDS
Saturday, November 13
Era Art Bar.
19, W.Grand Ave (Uptown)
Oakland, CA

Trends is designed to celebrated Bay Area Fashion innovators in a beautiful atmosphere with dynamic and inspired people, as you partake in a night of fashion, art, and good music.

This episode is titled "The Retro Fitted Episode"
Featuring the fashion of Nneka Clothing. Music by  DJ Hector (Voted best DJ in the East Bay)... Spinning your favorite R&B, Soul, Hiphop, Dancehall Reggae, World music, Soulful House.

We invite all party people, fashionistas, designers, photographer, models, makeup artists, hair stylist, art lovers... Come enjoy art, fashion, cocktails, and fantastic music as we celebrate Bay area fashion TRENDS!!!

Dress Code: Choose your decade/era, be creative, mix and match the old with the new.

$10 at the door Free before 10pm.
For half off, admission, follow this link, use promo code "kola" http://oaklandera.com/era/membernew.php and follow the simple instructions

This is a 21 & over event and is security enforced.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Visual Inspiration: Earrings

I used to only wear hoop earrings but now I pay attention to unusual earrings and accessories.
Maybe it's because Nkei makes really gorgeous earrings. Each time I wear any of mine, I always get compliments. Because they are unusual and beautiful!

Source: Free People Rebellion

Monday, November 1, 2010

Why Should I Vote? What Should I Vote for?!!!

Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote?
How many flyers and door knocks have you received regarding who you should vote for? Wouldn't it be cool if only all the million and billions that were spent on campaigns materials and candidate promotion would be spent on the actual funding of the issues at hand? Like you know actually spent on healthcare and education rather than talking about it?

Californians, what are all these propositions about? I don't understand them because all the flyers I see just use scare tactics and dramatic quotes while yet not telling me exactly what I'm supposed to be deciding on.

Just a few

Prop 23 the BIG ONE: huge and historic battle brewing in California. If passed would suspend the California Global Warming Act of 2006 (AB 32) which requires that greenhouse gas emissions in the state be cut to 1990 levels by 2020.


Why are all the dirty gas, oil & companies companies heavily funding this proposition to pass?

Prop 25/26

Proposition 25 would reduce the votes required to pass a budget from a supermajority of two-thirds to a simple majority like most other states.

Proposition 26 would increase the legislative vote requirement from a majority to a two-thirds for new and increased state and local fees and charges. Many of California’s environmental protection programs are funded with such fees.  Opponents of Prop 26 say that it would make it even more difficult to hold polluters accountable, and to raise revenue for basic services.

Why are all the dirty gas, oil & companies companies heavily funding saying no to 25 and yes to 26?


If dirty energy companies are putting so much money into these things, will this make me think twice about how to vote on them? Especially since such companies are infamous for doing things that typically screw over people of color and erase lands and livelihoods...

For more info and graphics on energy companies & prop 23, 25 & 26...check out http://prop23.dirtyenergymoney.com/

 more questions to come, after you vote!