Lately I’ve been listening to Bishop Allen’s new album The Broken String quite a lot because of how fun it is too sing along with. Even though 10 of the 12 songs were taken from their previous EPs, these versions are great and their choices of songs make for a really cohesive album. One of my favorite songs on the album is definitely Click Click Click Click which now has a really cute music video to go along with it.
On a side note, I’m totally in love with Vimeo. More people should use them, simply for the ease of uploading, renaming, tagging, customization. They definitely have the online video sharing thing down to an art.
The amazing part of his blog are his photos, and how he stitches them together to create these otherworldly, urban environments. Buildings that grow out of shrubs, or giant shrubs that are overgrowing a city, they’re all pretty amazing. He also has an extremely amazing eye for architecture as well. I put a couple more of his photos under the cut, one of them is REALLY big and amazing.
Also be sure to check out his site, where he has a whole lot of these beauties.
When I shoot with my Lomo, I imagine capturing pictures like those of Peter Sutherland. His photos are fancy, but he has an uncanny knack of catching amazing moments of time. Who the hell has their camera at the ready at all times like that? If it’s a moth in mid-flight (and in focus) or an entire field of deer, he’s been there and done that.
Currently he’s living and shooting in New York, and he’s a part of the Chinatown Soccer Club, which features a ton of really talented guys, artistically and with their feet. He’s also released several books as well, which you can also read about on his site.
It’s been a long time since I posted anything about Geoff McFetridge, but that’s now changing with the release of his newest creation, Monster Dice. The Monster Dice is a collaboration between Geoff, the wonderful publisher Nieves, and the folks over at e15.
The decorative cube is made out of European oak with the his drawings laser etched into the wood. The cube tells a mini story about a boy who draws monsters who then come to life and start drawing more of each other. The idea was created by him and his four year old daughter.
The other cool part is that the wood is from the leftover scraps from e15’s Backenzahn stool, so something that would normally would be thrown away is now a piece of fine art.
I think this would be so cool to have, but the price tag is pretty steep, coming in at a whopping $250. That’s definitely not in my budget. They also have a poster available as well, featuring the designs from the cube. I’m not really sure where they sell that though, so your best bet is to e-mail the nice folks over Nieves. Under the cut there’s a picture of the poster to check out as well.
I’m sort of behind on this one, but I spotted a really rad Os Gemeos on FFFFOUND! and needed to find out more about it. It turns out the brothers behind Os Gemeos recently had a show at the Galleria Patricia Armocida which ended on November 3rd. The show featured new canvas works, a couple of installations and a lot of the walls were painted as well. Their use of color always makes me so happy, they need to have a show in LA sometime soon so I can see their patterns up close.
Everyone’s got holiday gift guides up these days, but i don’t want to get into any of that mess. I think anything I post about could potentially make an awesome X-Mas gift. Anyhow, I was looking up Charley Harper on the Googles and I came across these awesome prints over at Gallery One. They have over 50 different kinds, but I really liked the holiday ones you see above.
The prints run a pretty wide price range, anywhere from $50 to $500, and come in a lot of different sizes and a huge assortment of animals. If you couldn’t find a print for someone in their huge selection, then they must be a really boring person. His artwork is so exciting, and colorful, and dynamic, and it makes me so happy to see it.
I’ve also posted a short video Todd Oldham did about him under the cut, in case you’re not sure who he is or what he’s about.
Also, if you are looking for a really nice gift guide this holiday season, check out Samantha over at Maquette’s Holiday Round-up. There’s some really awesome ideas in there for everyone in the family.
I’ve heard that people like it when I post about sneakers, so I thought I’d throw these guys into the mix. Reebok has created a Tron-tastic high top that really glows in the dark. It’s not too bad looking actually, and you’d definitely get some comments from people when you walked around. Karmaloop has them for $137 right now, and is available in all sizes. So if you have a sneaker head in the family, or someone who’s obsessed with the 80’s or Tron, this could certainly make someone’s holiday a lot brighter (HAR HAR HAR).