Date Archives November 2007

Siggi Eggertsson

Born in a small town in Iceland in 1984, Siggi Eggertsson is a graphic designer who just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I saw his work on all sorts of sites last night, and for good reason. His muted lend of colors and shapes really stands out amongst the rest out there. His work feels almost similar to that of eBoy’s, but not really, I think their both just obsessed with tiny details.

He’s only 23 and he’s already worked with Coke, H&M, Stussy, Arkitip, Readymade and a ton more. Color me jealous.


Kristian Henson

I spotted Kristian Henson’s work in an old issue of Swindle and was really drawn (har har) to his great artwork. Right now his site is being updated, so I couldn’t get a lot of info on him, but it looks like he works with Shep Fairey on a lot of projects. His website also says that his zip code is the same as mine, so that makes him my neighbor as well. So that’s something.

He’s worked with companies like Swindle, Ubiquity Records, Motorola and I’m sure a many more. For right now though, you can go to his site and download a PDF of his work to get a better idea of his style. Really great stuff.


CMYK Incase iPhone Covers

Incase is expanding it’s line of awesome iPhone cases to now include the CMY of CMYK, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. They join Black, Steel Blue, and Red to give the iPhone a bit of color. After holding an iPhone with Incase’s cover, I can say for sure that they work well and look good. I thought they would stick in your pocket, but the material is pretty slick. I really like the cyan and yellow a lot, and I’m sure my mom would love the magenta one.
When I get my iPhone this X-Mas, I’ll definitely have to pick one of these up.

Found through High Snobiety


Broke Trek

There are a million types of these Brokeback Mountain parody videos, but I think this one takes the cake.
It was supposed to be a 5 year mission, and the one thing they didn’t think they’d find… was love. I really didn’t like Brokeback Mountain, but I love me some William Shatner. Good for a laugh here at midnight.


Lots of Lomography: Boston & New York

To start off, I’m back in LA, and pretty glad to be home. I missed being here, missed sleeping in my bed, and driving my car. Jeff and I had a great time though, and to prove it, I have a bunch of rad photos.

I’ve been slowly using my Lomo LC-A more and more lately, trying to figure out it’s quirks and the such. Well, I ended up shooting three rolls while I was on the east coast, so I think I’ve finally figured it out. It’s actually pretty fun to use, though I’m still having some trouble judging distance for the focus. But I think practice will make perfect on that issue.

All of the photos were taken in Boston or New York, and I used Fuji 200 film. I love how old and vintage they feel. It’s kind of nice to step away from digital for a while and have some photos with some grain and grit to them. There are 17 more photos under the cut, so I suggest you check them out.

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Happy Thanksgiving

I’ve never been a big fan of Thanksgiving. Growing up, it was always slightly painful to see my immediate family. One of my aunt’s would talk incessantly about all the amazing things my cousins were doing, while I was “being normal”, playing video games and reading comic books. The best part of the day was always the food, even though I would fall asleep after dinner, every time.

Nowadays, though, things are quite different. I have a great job, great friends, a blog that I couldn’t be more proud of, a wonderful boyfriend, and a mother and grandmother who love me more than anything you can imagine. At 25, I wasn’t ever sure what I was going to be doing, just “something artistic”. I think I’m doing pretty well, but more importantly, I’m having a great time, and that’s what really matters.

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving has a wonderful day, and for everyone who doesn’t, sit back and think of all the great things you have in your life.


P.S. I really want to make Kitsune Noir Turkey T-shirts based around the stencil you see up there. How rad would that be? It could make turkeys the cool new thing, like deers were a couple years back.

Kitsune Noir is Exploding

I just wanted to write a quick note that the blog is enduring some serious traffic right now. My Beard Cap post garnered a whole lot of attention, and now I have half the blog-o-sphere hanging out on here. Thankfully, my host/friend Adam is doing an amazing job of keeping things going, but I’ve had to make some slight tweaks to keep things running smoothly.

For the time being, there are only 3 posts per page, as opposed to the 20 I had before, and RSS feeds are down to 20 per page. These are all only temporary changes to keep things going, and as soon as the Beard Cap post drops off Boing Boing, things will be back to normal.

And let me just finish this note up with saying thank you to all the sites that have linked up to me. This post is in no way, shape, or form meant to sound like I’m complaining, and in fact it’s the exact opposite. I’m so excited to be getting this level of traffic, it’s the day that I’ve been dreaming of for about 8 months now. As of writing this, the blog has recieved 10,200 hits, and it’s only 2pm on the west coast. It’s so mind blowing to think about, and in all honesty, I’m totally freaking out.

So once again, thanks to everyone for making this such an awesome couple days.


TIWE Watch

I’m really digging this TIWE concept watch by Lv Zhongfang, a 27 year old industrial designer from China.

The watch has tiny white dots that rotate around the face, which was inspired by the painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. When you shake it or give the watch a slight tap, the dots come together to tell you the time. I think this would be such a cool watch to have. It reminds me of something Philippe Starck might make for Fossil.

Hopefully someone picks up this awesome concept and makes it a reality.

Found through electro^plankton


Giant Size Astonishing X-Men

I’m not as big of a comic book fan as I used to be, but when I read Astonishing X-Men, I get that loving feel again. The series is written by Joss Whedon, who most people will know as the writer and creator of the Buffy TV show. Also, it’s drawn by the amazing John Cassaday, who is definitely the best artist in comic books, these days. His style is pretty realistic and and gritty at times. Together, the book is completely realistic feeling, with Joss bringing his witty and clever writing style to comics and John’s art really making you believe it.

Sadly, their series is coming to and end, with the upcoming Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1, which looks like it’s going to feature the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. And I guess that one of the X-Men is going to die? It better not the be the new girl, Shield. She’s a rad, new, Kitty Pryde or Jubilee for Wolverine. It’s going to such a bummer to not have this to look forward too!



Last night, Jeff and I went by Shaw’s, one of the local grocery stores out here, and I was pretty excited when I saw that they had the new POM flavored teas. I’ve been drinking these for a few months now, and I’m obsessed with the Lychee Green Tea and Peach Passion White Tea flavors. We bought one of each of them, and then headed over to Jeff’s friend’s Matt’s house.

Well, I was quite surprised to find that my Lychee Green Tea had some extra flavoring in it! Turns out to be what I think is… cardboard. One big chunk, larger than a quarter, and one smaller piece. While this isn’t the worst thing in the world I could find in there, I certainly wasn’t excited to see it in there, either. I’m going to let it dry out and see if I can tell exactly what it is, maybe I can get Jeff to throw it under a microscope here at MIT and we can scientifically diagnose it… er, something.

But no matter what, I’m definitely going to look a lot more carefully the next time I’m drinking a POM.