I am a big time Apple supporter, but more importantly, a big supporter of well designed objects. That goes hand in hand with Apple’s purpose when making new products, make things that work well with people. Normal people, not just certain people. This is the reason why the iPod is so phenomenal, it’s easy for anyone, anywhere, to use.
But Daring Fireball loves Apple even more than I do, and in turn, I love Daring Fireball. Written by John Gruber, Daring Fireball is the place to go to if you don’t want to visit some horribly designed, ad-riddled computer site. John lays out the information clean and simply, and without the bullshit.
In fact, John hates bullshit, especially people in the media who try to say, “Apple is this…” or “Apple products do that…”, when it’s just not true. Basically, he calls people on their bullshit, and you know what? Man oh man is he right. He brands many an Apple doubter with the ‘jackass stamp’, and with all the (well deserved) buzz about the iPhone, his stamp is whittling down quite quickly.
So if you like Apple products, computer stuff, or just a good laugh, definitely check out Daring Fireball.
The immensely epic, intensely A.D.D. portfolio of Curtis Nishimura.
Link via The Style Press
I’m obsessed with Geoff McFetridge, I can’t help it! He has to be one of the most creative people alive right now.
In conjunction with his new exhibit ‘Bend The Void: The Space Between Yeah and Yes’ at MU in Eindhoven, Netherlands, indie publishing house Nieves has released a 16 page, full color book showcasing some of the work from the exhibit. And it’s only $14!
Click here to check it out!
Link via the always wonderful unfolded/now
I’ve been wanting to share some of the mixes that I’ve made over the last couple years, and because of some recent circumstances (good ones), I’ve decided to finally do it.
This mix is called Musicians Are Cowards, inspired by A Silver Mt. Zion song that’s on the mix. It’s a really folk-y mix, with some sort of obscure songs on there, hopefully some of you will be able to find some new exciting bands to listen to!
Here’s the track list:
1) Maremaillette / A Hawk And A Hacksaw
2) Brother / Annuals
3) Ultimatum / The Long Winters
4) Start Wearing Purple / Gogol Bordello
5) Til’ The End of Time / Devotchka
6) Ancient Curse / Peter Bjorn and John
7) Spider’s House / Califone
8) Kept Our Hands Warm / The Robot Ate Me
9) Lying in the Snow / The Bees
10) Interior of a Dutch House / Beirut
11) The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes / A Silver Mt. Zion
12) Red Rabbits / The Shins
This will last for 7 days from now, or 100 downloads. I figure I can host it somewhere else if people REALLY like it, but I’ll cross that bridge if I get to it.
I have several more mixes that I’ll share along the way as well, so keep an eye out!
Musicians Are Cowards (.zip file)
Hahahaha… these are so ridiculously cool. Ewok’s may have been the worst part of the original trilogy, but I’d take them over that shit Jar Jar Binks anyday. And I think Medicom agrees with me because they’re releasing the mega cute Ewok Bearbricks you see above.
The orange one, on the right end, could very well be the cutest thing ever. I wouldn’t be sad if my baby turned out like that.
Kid Robot is having a new customization contest, this time featuring their newest creation, the Mini Munny Mobile! It’s an awesome little car that comes with 4 mystery accessories, and mini Munny to drive it. I totally want the bubble to go over the top of the Munny, like the Jetsons’ car!
Contest ends July 23rd, so hurry up and get going!
I think I’ll convince Jeff to make one with me, so we’ll post our creations when we finish ’em!
For contest rules and details, click here.
To buy the car, click here.
And to get inspired by some other artists who’ve already decorated their cars, click here.
I saw these at Urban Outfitters and thought they were kinda’ fun. Totem Doppleganger is the creation of Anton Ginzburg who displayed them at an installation at the Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2006. These are a little miniature version that you can stack in your home!
They’re on sale online for $15, not too shabby!
After mentioning The Little Friends of Printmaking in the last post, I had to give them they’re own post! Little Friends are a husband and wife team based out of Wisconsin, and make some really bad ass posters. They have a ton of posters for sale on their site, and their all around $20, so go do some more spending and help these awesome folks out!
And be sure to check out their blog as well, which gets updated more often!