Date Archives February 2008

More Harmony Korine for Marc Jacobs

Early last month I posted the news of Harmony Korine being the new face of Marc Jacobs, and it looks like he still is, as I came across a new ad pairing. The new ads feature him and a little girl, one with her holding the flower, and one with him smelling it. It’s completely simple, totally beautiful, and has nothing to do with clothing at all, but helps build the image that the brand itself represents.

It feels to me like Juergen Teller gets to have a mini gallery placed in all of the biggest fashion magazines. They’re just art as this point, and Marc Jacobs foots the bill for it. I also like Harmony Korine a lot, so that helps as well, but it’s always nice to come across pretty images like this in the beginning of a magazine.


Free Jens Lekman EP’s

I dunno about everyone else, but Jens Lekman is one of my favorite singers, so finding new things by him is always good. Well I was on his site a few weeks ago and noticed that he was giving away 3 EP’s for free, most likely because he recorded them when he was 15. The EP’s were released between May 2004 and October 2005, two of them have 4 songs, and one has 5, so you’re basically getting an albums worth of free songs. Who can beat that?

One of the EP’s had a negative attached to it, which you could get developed, another EP has a song featuring El Perro Del Mar, and the last is filled with “drunken, sad, teenage confessions”. Definitely check them out.


Giant Cloverfield Monster Toy

I kind of feel bad for posting this, especially for those who haven’t seen Cloverfield yet, but at the same time, if you haven’t seen it yet, you probably don’t care anyway. Hasbro is releasing a 14″ version of the monster from Cloverfield, so now you can clearly see what the thing really looked like. It’s going to have over 70 points of articulation, two interchangeable heads, 10 parasites, a Statue of Liberty head to play with, and authentic, fucking scary, monster sounds.

This awesome beast is only available through, and is gonna run you $99.99, but think of how big and cool this would be to have! It’s not being released till later this year, but you can pre-order it now. So start saving your pennies and soon you can have your own scary-ass monster friend.

UPDATE: I’ve put the un-blurred image behind a cut because I failed to realize that the movie hadn’t been released everywhere else in the world yet. My apologies to Rob, who’s day I ruined, and anyone else who may have accidentally seen it. If it’s any conciliation, this does nothing to truly show you how effing scary the thing really is, I promise.

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Drown Your Boats by Swoon at New Image Art

Earlier tonight I went to Swoon’s Drown Your Boats show at the New Image Art, and I was totally floored by how amazing it was. I knew who Swoon was in a vague way, but I wasn’t entirely familiar with her work, so it was amazing to see it in person.

Swoon works primarily in cut paper, which I’m pretty sure she wheat pastes to walls. It was astounding to see all the tiny pieces that make up her work. The pattern in the photo above is all tiny bits of hand pasted paper, there must have been hundreds of them all over the walls. Her paintings were also really amazing as well, I was really in love with all the colors that popped through. I also think that most of the show was put together with scraps of found things, like old plywood and cardboard.

I’ve finally found a use for my Flickr account and stocked it full of photos from the show, 34 in total. I’ve also put some more photos under the cut as well for those of you with an aversion to Flickr.

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The New Lomo LC-A+

Flipping through the latest issue of Vapors I came across this Lomo ad and it immediately made me smile. But as I was reading it, I noticed that this wasn’t just the regular old LC-A, this was the LC-A+, meaning they’ve made it better!

I have an older LC-A which I really love, but seeing the improvements they’ve made makes me want to get a new one. First off there a cable release thread so you can take long exposure photos so much easier, and there’s a multi-exposure switch, which just sounds fun. It’s neat to see that they’re still trying to improve upon the design of the camera, even though it’s pretty stunning as it is.

Also be sure to check out the LC-A+ gallery if you’ve never seen what kind of photos you can get, they’re extremely beautiful.


I Want Those Flashing Lights by Colin Munroe

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I’ve never been a big Kanye fan, but I noticed he had this sneak peek of his new video Flashing Lights floating around, so I checked it out, and it was kinda lame. But I read that it wasn’t the real video, so I went looking for the real thing, and stumbled upon

Alex Lukas

Being a person who loves prints and comic books, it’s natural that I would like this Comic SFans poster by Alek Lukas. Alek is a RISD graduate and currently has a residency at Space 1026. There’s also a really great interview with him over on Fecal Face, which is where I came across him. The rest of his work doesn’t look anything like this, but as consolation, you can purchase the print from Cantab Publishing for $20.

Can anyone guess each of the character’s names on the poster? I’m having a problem with two of them, but I don’t want to say who just yet. A no-prize to the person who can figure them all out first!


Street Fighter IV In-Game Images

I came across these new screenshots from the upcoming Street Fighter IV and thought I’d share. I’m guessing that everyone on earth has probably played Street Fighter II before, and if you haven’t, you might not have hands. So what Capcom has done is taken that same SF II look and feel, and jazzed it up with a bunch of fancy new graphics. The lighting effects, motion blurs, and particle systems all seem to be pretty top notch, as you can see from the video slideshow above. Definitely excited to see this / do that Blanka roll thing at people.


Amour Chocolate Hearts Recipe

The folks over at Just One Plate have a great recipe up today for Amour Caramel Hearts, a recipe from Hasty Torres, owner of Madame Chocolat in Beverly Hills. They’re basically chocolate bonbons filled with caramel, which if that doesn’t say love, I don’t know what does!

I also don’t think there’s any way on earth that I could ever make these, but they look pretty delicious. Thankfully, these little beauties are for sale through her website, so if you still need to pick something up, be sure to stop by and grab a box.


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Indiana Jones movie, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I grew up on Indian Jones movies, so I’m pretty excited about this, even though Harrison Ford is getting up there and Shia LaBeouf might be kinda douche-y.

But, Cate Blanchett looks absolutely bad ass, Marion from Raiders of the Lost Ark is back, and I really enjoy Steven Speilberg’s directing, so there’s a few positive things as well. I’m also excited for the special effects, because they did some pretty rad things back in the day, can you imagine the kind of stuff they’ll pull out for this one?

The movie comes out May 22nd, so get ready for the hype to build from here.