Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Music legend David Byrne transforms an entire NYC building into a giant musical instrument. In the video above, David Byrne turns an entire New York building into an instrument. He explains, “Devices [have been] attached to the building’s structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument.”
Sometimes high tech just gets too glossy, too fussy, too plasticy and some of us long for the gears and real-world widgets of the past. Enter Steampunk, the subculture that simultaneously embraces burlap and iPhones. Jake von Slatt, the man behind it all documents projects outfitting new technology with a burnished Victorian edge: a computer keyboard, a flat-panel monitor, even a motorcycle!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Bizarre... All of a sudden these 2 songs from PSB just popped up in my mind. One about mercenary love and the other where money can buy you certain happiness. The love for consumerism, or consumerism as a way of life?
"We never-ever argue, we never calculate, the currency we've spent..."
Stockholm denim label Julian Red. The Swedish label is better known for its slim cut jeans for men and women is slowly being recognized for its T-shirts, hoodies, sturdy-fitted jackets and sleek dresses and tops. Very nice!
Monday, June 23, 2008
100% of the cover price goes to UNICEF's Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Children's Appeal in the wake of Cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar on 2nd May 2008. Designers include Daniel Eatock, Wim Crouwel, eBoy, Experimental Jetset, Farrow, James Goggin, SEA, Non-Format, NB: Studio, Pentagram, Antoine+Manuel, MadeThought, Bibliothèque, Cartlidge Levene, Browns, Michael C. Place, North, YES, Spin, Stefan Sagmeister, The Designers Republic, Why Not Associates and Zak Kyes.
Despite the film's weak plot, the special effects behind the movie is astounding. Double Negative was responsible for most of the effects on the movie. As the website stated "Double Negative's main task was to wreak destructive havoc upon New York City. Complex digital environments were built and then attacked with a variety of CG tools."
The company has also worked on Batman Begins, Hot Fuzz, and even The Bourne Ultimatum. You can catch the entire behind-the-scenes documentary on the movie's DVD release, it's worth the time.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) is a movie adaptation of the 1922 short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, regarded as one of the twentieth century's great writers.
Fitzgerald's short story first appeared in the 27 May 1922 edition of Collier's Weekly. Fitzgerald noted that "This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain’s to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end." Read the original transcript, brilliant story and film adaptation.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Reaching for the sublime in music design.
"It seems like everybody’s talking about the end of physical music media. Who knows whether they’re right or not, but Hard Format is a little place we’ve set up to celebrate our love of brilliant music-related design. That means we’re going to focus on records, CDs, cassettes and their like. However, Hard Format isn’t intended to become a dusty museum devoted exclusively to past glories, though there’ll certainly be some of that, we also want to highlight the brilliant new design work being produced right now.
In fact, we’re not setting ourselves up to supply a canon of classic design - this is a place where we record stuff we like, if you want yet another reproduction of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band there are enough ‘Greatest album covers of all time’ books out there already." - Justin and Colin, Hard Format.
Nakkna is a Swedish fashion label based in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nakkna concept is built on a close and thematic creational strategy, where the starting points and ideas are formulated and defined through the personal and harmonised visions of the three designers.
They have pronounced ambition to evolve with contemporary expressions. Consequently, the designers work in close cooperation with artists, musicians, photographers, film makers and choreographers -particularly for the catwalk presentations that are essential to the Nakkna concept.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
((( New selection )))
Akasha - Brown Sugar (WallOfSound)
Model 500 - Starlight (Metroplex)
Ellen Allien - Caress (BPitch)
Soundhack - Rodeo (MMM/Soundhack)
Minilogue - Cow, Crickets And Clay (Cocoon Recordings)
Loco Dice- Got Leaks In The Roof (Desolat)
Marco Carola - Cortortionist (Plus 8)
Apparat - Schallstrom (Thomas Fehlmann Remix) (Shitkatapult)
Will Saul & Tam Cooper - Tech Noir (Jamie Jones White Water Remix) (Simple)
Jay Haze - Inner Hurt (Tuning Spork)
Gui Boratto - Golden Axe (Cocoon Recordings)
Shocking Pinks - Dressed To Please (Nathan Fake Remix) (DFA/EMI)
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The future of everything. Where forward thinking terrestrials exchange ideas and information about the state of the species, the planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction today. The Gallery on the site has an extensive collection of visually stunning imagery collated from around the globe.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
40+ Creatives were given the task of creating their own interpretation of a cult, classic or obscure film poster from the past, whether it be a literal or abstract solution. The result is Now Showing, an art exhibition paying homage to more than 70 years of film, through the form of prints, one off screenprints and sculptures.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Let me announce myself...
They call me Brown Sugar.
But to those who know me, I am love.
A fine downtempo/trip-hop single that I can always listen to and putting it on repeat mode. Taken from Akasha's 1997 debut LP, Cinematique. Les Rythmes Digitales (Jacques Lu Cont) & PFM also did an excellent rework on the original.
Erik Nordenankar wanted to make the biggest drawing in the world. So he took a suitcase with a GPS tracking device and gave exact instructions to DHL of where to ship this suitcase and in what order. By tracking the device through 62 countries and six continents and recording the travel route on the map, Erik made a self portrait of himself. C'mon guys sponsor him, its a fucking brilliant idea.