Date Archives 2007

Os Gemeos Hits Up Lithuania

I’m really glad to be posting again, especially when it’s something rad like new Os Gemeos work. The photos are from an old Lithuanian art school that looks like it could use some Os Gemeos love. Once again they don’t fail to impress. I love the pattern of the guys pants in the picture above. All of the small details in their work is so amazing.

Is it weird that I think Os Gemeos should have their own Adult Swim cartoon? I could totally see it now. It would have animation like Tekkonkinkreet , a thumping, Brazialian soundtrack, and could have a plot similar to City of God.
It would be dark, gritty, realistic, and amazing!

Thanks to Kotryna over at Pravda for the heads up!

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I came across the wonderful portfolio site Colorbunch, the creative online outlet of 19 year old Philipp Schalling. I really love the image above, a cross between Daft Punk and Pink Floyd. Some of his work reminds me a bit of No Pattern, but he has a pretty wide range of styles. Be sure to watch the logo at the top when you visit. A bunch of tiny triangles pop up, and then a mini rainbow streaks across it, and if you move over it, it does it again. It’s much cooler if you just go visit it, I promise.


Hello, again.

The last few days have been really hectic at work, which means I’m exhausted by the time I get home, which means I don’t post. Honestly I’ve been reading a lot of Harry Potter in bed. I’m on the fifth book right now and I absolutely love it. I want to try and finish book six before X-Mas, and hopefully I’ll get book seven as a present.

Things should be back to normal around here soon, and I’ll be back to 2-3 posts a day (or somewhere around there).


New Magnetic Fields Song, California Girls

I was listening to KCRW yesterday morning when a loud, reverberating song came on the radio. It sounded familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on who it was. It turned out to be a new song from The Magnetic Fields called California Girls, an Anti-Beach Boys-ian ditty about how trashy the girls around here really are. The song reminds me much more of 69 Love Songs of Holiday, and nothing at all like I, which is kind of disappointing because I was a huge fan of the last album.

Give the song a listen if you’re a fan, it’s really pretty good.

California Girls / The Magnetic Fields

P.S. What’s up with the HORRIBLE album artwork for Distortion? Stephin, give me a call, we’ll work out something much less… vomit inducing.


Stuffed Plush Vikings by Herzensart

Plush Lady Viking by Herzensart

Plush Man Viking by Herzensart

When I think of cute things, my mind automatically goes to the image of a viking. Okay, that’s not true, but after seeing Sandra Monat’s wonderfully cute stuffed plush vikings, they will now hold a soft spot in my heart.

andra runs a website called Herzensart from which she sells all sorts of adorable, hand made creations like the two friends you see above. Currently she has about a half dozen left in her store, along with some other wonderful creations as well. All of the vikings are made out of different scraps of beautiful colored fabrics, and go for around $100 each.

Hurry up and get your’s before they run out of stock!
There’s another cute image under the cut as well, so check it out.

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Mike Perry Wallpaper

Mike Perry over at Midwestbest has awesome new wallpapers up on his site that are for sale over at Studio Nommo. There are four wallpapers total, which are all so damn fun.

The first is a boat that resembles something out of Jaws floating a blue spaghetti sea. The second is a scenic landscape featuring fluffy clouds, pointy mountaintops and rolling, green hills. The third is a series of brightly colored, but complacent looking faces, and the fourth is a wild geometric explosion with blues, greens, and lavenders. All of the wallpapers are so rad looking, I would love to have a wall full of these!


Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7 / Photo Book and Record

When I went X-Mas shopping, I stopped by Family over on Fairfax, one of the best and most eclectic bookstores in LA. Looking around I spotted Phil Elverum’s newest Mount Eerie project, Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7, a large format photo book with a record of “vaguely corresponding music”, so says Phil.

I was lucky enough to see him perform at Family earlier this year, to a very intimate gathering of about 30 people. It was really amazing, just him and his guitar. His book and photos are equally amazing. Looking through the book, you feel the same haunting, but very calm vibe that his music carries. The photos in the book were all taken with an antique camera using expired film. The webpage for the book gives a nice rundown of what he used for that that are interested.

The book was produced in an edition of 2400, has 132 pages, and goes for $64 (which includes shipping) if you live in the United States.
You can click here to purchase it from Mr. Elverum directly.



I have an old livejournal that I sometimes check up on to see what old friends are doing and if any of the creative ones have posted anything exciting. Last night, I noticed my friend Sipho had posted about something called Tecktonik, a new kind of dancing that’s blowing up over in France. It’s a kind of mash up of several styles, like hip hop, rave, disco and pop and lock. I watched the videos he had posted (like the one above) and I was absolutely transfixed by them! They moved so fluidly and so fast, and it just looks so rad! I like when they move their feet along with the arm movements, it’s kind of surreal!

It’s also interesting to note that the term ‘Tecktonik’ is a copyrighted word, and “they can legally force “anti-tecktonik” blogs to be closed in order to protect their brand”. Or at least that’s what Wikipedia says (so it must be true). If you enjoyed the video above, look up Tecktonik on Youtube where there are a whole lot more of these videos.

A lot of you readers are from Europe, and some of you have probably seen this before. What do you think about it?