Date Archives October 2007

Neckface’s ‘Closed Casket’ Show

If you happen to be in New York tonight, prepare to get messed up. Neckface has a new show starting tonight called ‘Closed Casket’, and it looks rad as usual. There’ll be new artwork, and new giant paper maché beings to make you sick and want to vomit. It’s being held at the Dactyl Foundation and runs until November 24th.

I was lucky enough to see his exhibit here in LA last year, or earlier this year, and it was crazy.
So don’t got trick or treating tonight, bring the kids out to see Neckface! He’s all the treat you need!

Found through Fecal Face


Last Week in Music | 10/21 – 10/28

I think my counter-thingy is finally working right, and all of my music is finally being recorded properly. Yay!
This week was yet again another big Radiohead week. I’m still loving the album quite a lot, but I think I’m finally picking favorites. I’ve really been liking Nude, Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi and Videotape. But all of them are really great, and I really don’t have any complaints.

Next big thing was Caribou, who I’ve never really been a huge fan of, but always enjoyed them. Well I finally got a chance to listen to the new Tour EP, and holy crap it’s great! I feel like he’s taking a similar route to Panda Bear by modernizing that classic, 70’s sound, and turning it into something new and fresh. Definitely worth checking out.

I’m curious to see how much my music recorded increases now that I’m recording all the time. I’m guessing it might double.


Last Week in LAist – 10/14 to 10/21

I only posted a couple of things over on LAist last week, this first being a review of the book, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. It’s a really cute book drawn by Adam Rex, and features a ton of the best monsters in funny situations. The book is made for 4 to 8 year olds, but I like it a lot, and I’m 25!

The other thing I posted about was the new Takashi Murakami Exhibit at the MOCA, which opens today. I’m so excited to see this! I think I’m going to try and go on Thursday because it’s free from 5 to 8!


Drawn by Pardon Kimura & Zach Lieberman

The video above is from a project called Drawn, which takes brush drawn ink blots, which are then “magically” animated to look like they’re moving on the paper. The whole thing is entrancing. Basically when they draw on the paper, a camera captures the drawing and special software translates the image information into something that can be manipulated digitally. The cameras can then figure out where your hands are, and where the ink daubs are, which then gives the illusion that you’re physically manipulating a 2D object.

And there’s sound involved when he manipulates the blobs… just watch the video, it makes much more sense.

Found through Jean Snow


Picture Frame Wallpaper by Lisa Bengtsson

The wallpaper above is titled “The Family”, and was created by Lisa Bengtsson, who at 26 is doing some really amazing things. Lisa is a Swedish designer who after finishing her studies at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, started her own company making patterns and working as a graphic designer and illustrator.

The wallpaper above is filled with lots of ornate and kitschy picture frames, letting you fill them with photos and knick-knacks of your own. I think it would be really cool to pin up photos of family and friends in all of the open spaces. She also has some other fun wallpapers as well, like a repeating pattern of shoes, so check those out as well.

Found through Core 77


I <3 T-Shirts & Sneakers by Mark the Cobrasnake

I picked up this little booklet from Urban Outfitters a couple weekends and thought it was kind of cool. Basically they hired Mark the Cobrasnake to shoot a bunch of shirts and sneakers in his traditional, impromptu style, and bound it all together into this little booklet. It’s not quite as exciting as his other photos because it’s filled with mostly product shots, and what makes his photos are the people who are in them. But it’s still a well put together catalog filled with some rad clothes.


Mixa USB Cassette

Mixa USB Cassette’s are such a stroke of genius, I’m not sure how these aren’t all over the place yet. Mixa is a 1GB storage device, put inside of a cassette tape body. The cool part is the customization, which lets you upload photos from your desktop, your Flickr account, or use the custom make Mixa Bits, or go with one of Mixa’s previously designed versions. You can also choose if you want to use a black or white tape.

This is such a great idea, I want to make one sooooo bad! They cost £19.99, or $40.78, but that also includes shipping as well. It’s not the cheapest thing ever, but if you really want to impress someone with a mix you made, this would be an awesome way to do it.

Found through Daneil Rehn’s Reblog