Archive for February, 2010
Børre Sæthre – My Private Sky (Installation)
Norwegian artist Børre Sæthre has a way with the uncanny and is heavily influenced by the sets of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
I thought of the piece above while listening to The Blues, which is a collaboration between Primary 1 and Nina Persson of the Cardigans.
Primary 1 ft. Nina Persson – The Blues”
photo by NYC photographer Rinze van Brug
This goes out to my friends in NYC. I feel your pain, that’s why I left Chicago after graduate school. Winter is just not much fun when it keeps on coming at you.
3D-printed shoes by Stockholm students, Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, using a Selective Laser Sintering process.
The concept for the shoes call for further exploration in ever-developing rapid prototyping processes. The pair envisage a world in which we could produce and recycle such objects in a closed loop.
Noisia – Machine Gun
Have you have ever watched old episodes of The Addams Family on TV and wondered what was in the box that the disembodied hand, better known as Thing, popped out of? Well this video, by Dutch electronic band Noisia, might give you a clue. Warning to my vegetarian and vegan friends, this is a meat eater video and might make you wanna go out and throw blood on some animal-wearing fashionista. Also, I don’t particularly like the song, it’s a little too head bangin’ for me but if you really want a visual WTF, then turn it down and play a Mariah Carey or Miley Cyrus song with it. I bet Thing would totally be down with those two awful creatures.
Excerpt of Metropolis by Rob Carter
You can view the entire video at his website.
Metropolis is a quirky and very abridged narrative history of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. It uses stop motion video animation to physically manipulate aerial still images of the city (both real and fictional), creating a landscape in constant motion. Starting around 1755 on a Native American trading path, the viewer is presented with the building of the first house in Charlotte. From there we see the town develop through the historic dismissal of the English, to the prosperity made by the discovery of gold and the subsequent roots of the building of the multitude of churches that the city is famous for. Now the landscape turns white with cotton, and the modern city is ‘born’, with a more detailed re-creation of the economic boom and surprising architectural transformation that has occurred in the past 20 years.
Casiokids – En Vill Hest directed by Kristoffer Borgli
Casiokids is a band from Norway and I have no idea what they are singing about but they have a great electropop sound.
Another rainy day in San Francisco and this song fits the mood. The original is a little mellow, for my taste, but Prison Penguin remixes it to perfection.
Jack Penate – So Near (Penguin Prison Remix)
Aides Graffiti directed Yoann Lemoine for TBWA Paris.
Smart and super creative ad for a French aids prevention campaign. Of course nothing this smart would ever show on American television for reasons that run deeper than just puritan prudishness.
Surfaces of Constant Time, 2010
Almost missed this one. Jose Alverez show, Surfaces of Constant Time, closes this Saturday at Ratio 3. Definitely on of the best shows I have seen at this space and one of the better shows I have seen in San Francisco this year.
Hours: Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
Location: 1447 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA
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Dan Black’s UN has it’s North American release today and it’s worth checking out. The song Goreki Fix Up My Girlfriend Some More is a blend of Prince’s If I Was Your Girlfriend and a piece from composer Henryk Gorecki which creates a very cinematic song and is from his mixtape Weird Science.
via: Cream Team
Korb – Ku Ku
It’s short and cool.
The Alex Metric remix of Gorillaz’s Stylo has a very Hercules and the Love Affair sound while the original is a very mellow track. Their new album Plastic Beach will drop on March 9th and you can catch them at Coachella on April 19th.
via: AudioPorn Central
Uffie – Pop the Glock
Cute video that slips into moments of 80s-inspired consumer psychedelia. This song has been out for a few years and sounds similar to Ke$ha.
Acid Girls – Lightworks
Valentine’s Day that is.
I’ve been listening to lot’s of music tonight getting in the mood to go out in San Francisco, so here’s another one for all the heartbreakers out there just in time for VD.
via: Et Musique Pour Tous
Some of you might know the original Peter Schilling 1984 version of Major Tom (Coming Home) which was a retelling of David Bowie’s 1969 Space Oddity. Well now it’s 2010 and Shiny Toy Guns have given us a good version. You might recognize the song from a crappy car commercial but I won’t hold it against them, gotta make money somehow. What I wanna know is, what year they were at Burning Man when this photo was taken?
via: The World Forgot
Little Boots starts up her US tour in March and I can’t wait for the San Francisco show at the Fillmore on March 9th.
A subversive take on the casting process directed by Georgie Greville of Legs.
Korb – The Balance
Well, it wasn’t the original idea but visually it sure looks lusty. The Korb describes it as a “visual representation of two opposite audio waves”.
These New Puritans – We Want War
If you love foosball but can’t imagine having that kitschy looking table mess up your ultra-modern fussy interior. Then this new foosball table called 11 will fit perfectly next to your Apple gadgets and Eames lounge and ottoman reproduction.
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It’s the end of hump day, so I thought a good remix would get you excited for the weekend.
Artificial Paradise, Inc. by John-Paul Frenay
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed a unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?
OK, but can it help me find my keys?
Anthony Burrill – Michelle Plays Ping Pong
I assume she’s playing ping pong on acid.
Delphic’s music video for Doubt directed by Andrew Huang
Vitalic – Pony pt. 1 (Birds)
This video has been around for a few years but it’s still one of my favorites. Directed by Pleix.
Found this shot on a list of 125 rare celebrity photos on the Crack Two blog.
via Art Fag City
From street artist to corporate designer to art world artist. He will be participating in a group show at the Scion Installation Space in Los Angles from February 20 – March 13. Yes, the gallery is owned by the Scion car brand, I guess the street/corporate/art world is a bit blurry these days. The opening reception is on Saturday, February 20th at 7pm.
At least it did for Ducats brand milk in the 1980s.
Rooster from the Animal Series
I just rolled out a a new project today called Vagabond Industries. Currently the site is selling posters and poster series but I will be adding other urban dweller home furnishings and lifestyle products in the near future. The above image is from the Animal series. All the posters are super affordable at $12.95 each and are digitally printed on eco-friendly FSC certified 12 pt. card stock.
There’s something a little protruding about this men’s geek chic fashion spread from Vice magazine.