10 December 2008

KITSUNE MAISON 6

i discovered the kitsune label in paris and have been a fan ever since. the new maison 6 compilation is finally out and includes a new fischerspooner track (danse en france) (and ps - new fischerspooner album WHEN? its been too long. 2005? seriously? casey spooner, get up on this!) anywho... here is a track from the album from Autokratz. a song called "Stay the Same"

(ps - here is a bonus autokratz from maison 5... Pardon Garçon)

larytta - souvenir de chine

video directed by körner union. so bizarre, so fascinating, like a giant kaleidoscope, only with huge mirrors and live mice and various birds running around terribly confused. via Notcot.

24 November 2008

my inner fashionista/numismatist weeps with longing

From HighSnobriety: For the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld designed a special 5 Euro coin.

12 November 2008

new gorgeous kanye vid.


Heartless from kwest on Vimeo.


Kanye West released a new videoclip for his next single 'Heartless'. The video uses Rotoscope technology with 65 animators in Hong Kong.

17 September 2008

11 September 2008

Maoart

i want this so bad. i adore chinese propaganda posters. i wonder if they can paint baby gigi as a chinese baby in a rockship.... even if he is vietnamese. prosh!!!

29 August 2008

MEG




Epically awesome cat dance sequence. watch it. trust me.

26 August 2008

good morning.

murakami video for kanye's "good morning."
oh yes. make sure to watch out for the extreme kawaii-ness of the building smiling at you towards the end.

12 August 2008

aaaaaaack

The Finnish screaming men's choir, Mieskuoro Huutajat

Wot?

New Kanye video for "champion"... a song that like to get stuck in my head. but puppetry? blatant attempts to a tie-in with olympic shit? looks like it was filmed at my high school. kanye, tsk tsk. Overall, this video gets a resounding: Wot?

07 August 2008

Michel gondry

Gondry made a comic book.

go here to read a snippet. go here to buy it.

06 August 2008

Element x Krabo fixed gear bike




Beautiful bike by Element and Krabo with wooden wheels. i eye this with lust. i wonder how many bajillions of dollars it will be?
Dali watch. It's corny, I'd never wear it. but i love it.

04 August 2008

Hope for Wennie Hong


She's a 19 year old girl that has recently been diagnosed with brain stem glioma (this is the consensus at the moment, it is a type of cancer that originates from the brain or brain stem), with a survival of less than a year.


I found her family's blog with details of her struggle and extreme awesomeness via another blog who found it via another blog, etc etc... I'm not usually a huge bandwagon jumper, but after checking out her Photography on Deviantart and her Personal blog, i just had to send her some love and support.
Q: What's hard for you?






A: Mostly I straddle reality and the imagination. My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane. Math is hard. Reading a map. Following orders. Carpentry. Electronics. Plumbing. Remembering things correctly. Straight lines. Sheet rock. Finding a safety pin. Patience with others. Ordering in Chinese. Stereo instructions in German.

do it at the beach

16 July 2008

TV Dinner




via neatorama:
Simon Tofield has a new animation featuring his irresistible cat. My personal cat does the same lap thing while I’m on the computer. Previously at Neatorama: Cat Man Do and Let Me In! Tofield is an animator at Tandem Films, where I found out that Cat Man Do won the prize for Best Comedy at the British Animation Awards. -via Metafilter

15 July 2008




From a conversation with a friend:


adaam1: i said "I think I have the wrong number"
adaam1: they said, "well, what were you looking for" I said ..."I guess the internet" and they said "Well, you've reached the right spot"
adaam1: we talked aobut me editing the page on wikipedia about elephants and changing the word elephant to "dick" throughout the entire thing
adaam1: then I got transfered to the dinosaur section of the internet cause I said the word "Diplodogus"

06 June 2008

space invader




Here’s an BOMB IT! interview with Space Invader, the anonymous artist who as been installing Space Invader themed street art around the world since the early 1990’s, as he describes it “invading public space”.

Why does he look like david byrne with that mask on??



a recitation of the Qur'an by Hasan bin Abdullah Al Awadh. beautiful.

Big Fat Whale


Be sure to check out the Big Fat Whale comic for today!


09 May 2008

Millionaire birthday boy parties with homeless

For his 29th birthday, Taj Chahal decided to do something a bit different: He hosted a surprise party for 300 total strangers - complete with birthday cake and party favors for everyone - at Martha's Kitchen, a San Jose charity that serves meals to the homeless and working poor.
…So on Tuesday, when the regulars arrived, they found the dining room decorated with red tablecloths, balloons and festive place mats. Dinner included ravioli and meat balls, salad, garlic bread and, of course,
birthday cake
…On the way out, everyone received a box lunch and a bright colored bag containing a towel, toothbrush and other useful things. The kids each got a toy and some treats…

Tanuki Garden Statue



You can own your own Totoro. Currently $13.00 on eBay. if this was a payday week, i would be there.


02 May 2008

Things i want

just a small wishlist, today.


Pill Glass Wall clock by Joseph Joseph


Jonathan Adler Ceiling Light

Window Desk from Offi.com





NC for Barack Obama with The Arcade Fire and Superchunk - Poster


Here is a great new poster from Burlesque, one for a couple of benefit shows in NC for Barack Obama with The Arcade Fire and Superchunk. No word on internet availability, since to purchase was a campaign donation, but if someone went yesterday and has an extra, i'd love to buy it off you...

25 April 2008

Clue ~ the premier edition


Clue ~ the premier edition... with actual 3D ROOMS! "Wood-paneled game box encloses nine sunken rooms, each rendered in precise detail, right down to the furnishings"

"No Hand King"

If you live or hang out in downtown raleigh (or i have even seen him around crabtree) and seen Rodney Hines riding his bike around downtown doing no-hands wheelies, then you’ve seen the almighty No-Hand King. The guy rules and he does all of this to draw attention for the troops. His goals include setting a Guinness World Record for the longest no-hand wheelie, and to ride across America with no-hands. Check out his video on YouTube.


24 April 2008

Amy’s Song!


Shot at Tween Waters on Captiva Island, Florida. The bride, Amy, is a commercial actress who recently made an appearance in several Turbotax commercials and the groom, Brad, is an actor - he recently made an appearance in an episode of Scrubs on NBC.


Click here to see the video clip!


We are not sure how this was kept secret by everyone involved but it was truly an incredible production. Check out Amy’s utter shock when people start springing up from the crowd to join in the fun in this heartwarming tribute to Amy and Brad on their special day…


I laughed, I cried, I clapped and I watched it twice!


23 April 2008

Hidden Inside Wood



Sergei Kryzhanovski uses natural patterns found inside various wood (mostly pine) - to discern the hidden patterns and make interesting pieces of art from them: from wizards and gnomes to iris flowers -


22 April 2008

JUMP!





A performative photographer, Lilly McElroy wanders
into bars and asks strange men if she can jump on them. If they say
yes, she takes running leaps at them while a friend snaps photographs.
(via swissmiss)

also check out Running From Camera

atari games that should have been

see mightygodking for the full set.




i not only laughed, i cackled.

get your own artistic license and never have to explain yourself again




TradeMark G. of The Evolution Control Committee will issue you your own "Artistic License" for $20.


Now when I show up at art openings, I just flash my ID — I’m an artist!
More free wine, please! Even at clubs I present my license as my
identification… because, by gum, I’m an artist, just the kind of artist
who would be fully licensed. Although this is not legal identification
in the government’s eyes, I have presented it on many occasional to
security personnel who want “valid ID”. More times than not, they take
it! So, it must be valid.

Time.com picture of the week - real life surrealism is always appreciated around here.




People stroll around the Dutch cargo ship "Artemis" in Les Sables
d'Olonne, on France's west coast, after strong winds pushed it off
course.

Scribefire 2.0

via Kitsune Noir:




Scribefire
is an extension for Firefox that opens up a small window at the bottom
of the browser. In this little window is a mini-blogging tool that
let’s me look at a website while I write about, which is absolutely the
most helpful tool in the world. When I first started blogging I hated
the idea of having to blog through Wordpress, constantly switching
between tabs, or having an entirely separate program to write posts.

I guess this is just a post about how much I
love Scribefire, it’s one of the main reasons I use Firefox over
Safari. And this morning they just released a brand new version (which
Firefox 3 conveniently notified me of) and it’s even better than it was
before. You can search for photos on Flickr and post them right to your
blog and the same thing goes for YouTube, which I’ll definitely be
using. My only beef so far is that I can’t resize the menu bar thingy
to the right anymore, but I’m sure they’ll fix it eventually, it’s
really NBD.


If you happen to have a blog and have never heard of Scribefire I highly suggest checking it out, it’s a life saver.


Snob note: This is my first Scribefire post and i heartily agree!!!

21 April 2008

Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man


via Growabrain:



In 1951, George Whitman opened a bookshop-commune in Paris. George, 92, still runs his "den of anarchists disguised as a bookstore," offering free, dirty beds to poor literati, cutting his hair with a candle and gluing the carpet with pancake batter. More than 40,000 poets, travelers and political activists have stayed at Shakespeare and Company, writing or stealing books, throwing parties and making soup or love while living with George's generosity and fits of anger. Illustrious guests include Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Jacques Prévert, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, James Baldwin and Richard Wright. Welcome to the makeshift utopia of the last member of the Beat Generation


snob note: unfortunately M. Whitman was not on site when i visited, however here is my fav picture i took myself of shakespeare & co, oct 2007:


Via Smashing Magazine as well

The new(ish) video for Justice's DNVO single:





Celebration Of Vintage and Retro Design on Smashing Magazine


Links, images and info Galore about Retro and retro-revival design on the most recent post at Smashing Magazine's Blog.






17 April 2008

David Choe... (aka the love of my life)




I have followed the work and life of David Choe for quite a while now through his blog... Outer Edge Studio recently released this new one, Silent Dance. It’s an 18″ x 35.5″ giclee, has an edition of 200, and is $500. Choe is rising, for sure. Visit OuterEdgeStudio.com.

the Self Stirring Teacup, aka, the coolest thing i have ever seen EVER

from Neatorama:




A new teacup called Ceramic For Mix (which appears to be made of glass) eliminates the need for a stirring spoon. This is acheived by a ball installed in the bottom. Designer Florian Dussopt says,

“The ball is put into a slightly protruding base to keep it in place when stirring and drinking.
“Users gently move the cup, like you would when swirling a glass of cognac, and the action pushes the ball around.
“The ceramic ball mixes all various sugars and milk at the same time, thus eliminating the need for a spoon.
“When you drink, the ball is blocked by the gravity in the recess of the glass.”


The company, Ana Gram, has made prototypes and is looking for a manufacturer.
Link -via Digg

three Mad Hatters



porcelain and pottery from http://www.jorineoosterhoff.nl/

i would fight bjork for this dress

from Craft magazine:




Craftster user Bleachrainbow created this crazy-cool bubble skirt featuring a waistband covered in a jellyfish and coral embroidery motif inspired by Art Deco wallpaper.


the 3 trillion dollar shopping spree


The occupation in Iraq is costing this country 3 trillion dollars. To put that into terms we can better understand, here's a site that lets us go on a 3 trillion dollar shopping spree! (
3Trillion.org)

I bought some stuff like universal healthcare and a private concert with celine dion.