Date Archives May 2007

Naoto Fukasawa Interview

Naoto Fukasawa Interview
Naoto Fukasawa Interview

+Without Thought by Brian Ashcroft

There’s a great interview with Naoto Fukasawa over at Metropolis. The man is a simplistic genius, turning everyday products like a humidifier into a glossy, minimal torus shaped piece of art. He’s already in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art for his CD Player, which is produced by the ultra-minimal geniuses, Muji.
Pictured above is Fukasawa and his flat LCD screen TV, which is shaped like an old cathode ray TV, bringing a familiarity to it. So simple and perfect.

Bobby

New Ashley Wood Poster

New Ashley Wood Poster
I have no idea what this is about actually, some sort of convention that Ashley Wood is attending… but I love the image nonetheless! If anyone knows anything about this, let me know! Or if you’re in France, go to it!

Bobby

Crazy Origami

Brian Chan

Origami has always seemed so cool to me… and I’ve always sucked at it, too. But Brian Chan, an MIT student, certainly doesn’t.
The pictures above are an entry into a ship folding contest. But he went above and beyond and decided to have a KRAKEN ATTACKING IT! And it’s the whole thing was folded out of just ONE piece of paper. This guy does some amazing things, way better than a lot of people out there. And he’s really only been hardcore into folding for about 3 years. This guy is going to be doing amazing stuff in another 10.

Check out a couple more pictures after the jump…
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Black & White Vodka by Supper Club

Black & White Vodka by Supper Club

I saw this a while ago and I kept forgetting to blog about it.
Supper Club, the international nightclub/bar/eatery where you can make out (and sex up) with anyone, anywhere, has started to offer these amazing bottles of vodka. Drinking black or white vodka sounds so rad. The black reminds me of drinking pure evil… but you know like, pure evil that gets you drunk but doesn’t steal your soul. The white reminds me of milk, and I drink like, 15 glasses of milk a day, so that sounds appealing to me.
I have no idea where you get this, unfortunately, or if it’s even for sale. But if anyone can get some, they should definitely send some my way.

Bobby

Up & Down New York by Tony Sarg

Up & Down New York by Tony Sarg

The creations and ideas of Tony Sarg, a man I’m sure few people are familiar with, touches upon the lives of Americans ever year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. He’s the man credited with creating the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats, as well as designing the elaborate window displays featured during the holiday time.
He was also a fantastic illustrator, as shown in his recently re released book, Up & Down New York. The book, first published in 1926, depicts scenes of bustling New York from high above the streets, filled with amazing details of everyday life.

You can buy his book now from Amazon for $30.

Bobby

Digiki’s Polypunk Mixes

Digiki’s Polypunk Mixes

Antonin Gaultier, also known as Digiki, is a French born musician/marketing terrorist currently living in Japan, making awesome music. He also has a blog, +digi nikki+, which he puts a bunch of really rad, free mixes on.
The most recent one came out about a week ago and is called, “I lost my friends, I dance alone, it’s six o’ clock I wanna go home”. It’s the 17th he’s made so far, so there’s a lot of stuff there to listen to! Go check it out!

Bobby

Beastie Boys / Off The Grid & The Rat Cage


First Video: Off The Grid
Second Video: The Rat Cage

The Beastie Boys have been making music longer than I’ve been alive, scary enough. They’re one of those musical forces like The Beatles and Madonna who are/were able to continue to evolve as they got older. Well, here is their latest incarnation.

Supposedly, their next album, The Mix-Up, is going to be purely instrumental, which is pretty bad ass in my opinion. It sounds an awful like Clutchy Hopkins, actually, but it’s still cool to see the guys jump behind instruments and play ’em. I hope this all pans out to be true.
Thank you Beastie Boys, for making music that’s worth a damn.

Bobby

The Vader Project

The Vader Project

Darth Vader, the best bad guy ever created, is now getting an art show in his honor!
40 artists are coming together to decorate full-size replica Darth Vader heads! The list of artists they got is pretty incredible too, including Tim Biskup, Shag, Dalek, Mars 1, Paul Frank, David Horvath (who is featured in the picture above), Jeff Soto, and lots more.
The exhibit will be held at Star Wars Celebration IV on May 24th at the LA Convention Center.

+The Vader Project

UPDATE: You can check out more pictures of the event here.

Bobby

Nasaworks*

Nasaworks*


Nasaworks*
is the website of Hernan Mariano Lombardo from Buenos Aires.
The guy is a one man band, doing everything from graphic design, textiles, art direction, product design, environmental design and more I’m sure.
I need to be more like this guy, he’s so frigging good at everything he does.

Link via Computerlove

Bobby