ARGENTINA: CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION: GASTÓN PACHECO

Ever since I watched Saving Mr. Banks, about the making of Mary Poppins, I’ve been waxing nostalgic for Disneyland. I find that Gastón Pacheco’s work is a bit like vintage Disney with even more quirk and imagination! Find more from Gastón on his website and from Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

CANADA: MUSIC: KAYTRANADA

So it’s not Friday night, but we’re going to pretend it is, because pretending Monday is Friday makes it a lot more fun. Thanks to producer Kaytranada (one of my favorites) and soul songstress Reva DeVito for this sultry little number, followed by a few of the former’s excellent collaborations and a fine remix of Miss Jackson.

Find Kaytranada and Mango Popsicle on SoundCloud here and here.

UKRAINE: ILLUSTRATION: SERGEY MAIDUKOV

Sergey Maidukov is a Kiev-based illustrator and designer often freelancing for editorials concerning political and social issues. Find Sergey on Flickr and Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

CHINA: ARCHITECTURE: BIANCA BOSKER

An interesting interview by Inhabitat with Bianca Bosker, the author of Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in China. She discusses the phenomena and impact of near-exact replicas of western architecture and cities throughout the Asian country.

Keep up with Inhabit and Mango Popsicle on Facebook here and here.

UK: ILLUSTRATION: MARINA MUNN
Find “Departure” above and more from Marina on her website and keep up with Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

UK: ILLUSTRATION: MARINA MUNN

Find “Departure” above and more from Marina on her website and keep up with Mango Popsicle on Facebook.

MEXICO & SOUTH AFRICA: MUSIC: SALON ACAPULCO & DIE ANTWOORD

I witnessed Die Antwoord perform at The Purple Turtle on a stay in Cape Town, South Africa and their energy was infectious. This remix of “$copie” by Salon Acapulco, Guadalajara-based producer duo, does the former’s vibe justice while also adding a Latin tropical disco twist.

Keep up with Salon Acapulco and Mango Popsicle on SoundCloud here and here.