Good Magazine released a new Transparency today, this time concerning the growth of food stamp usage. It’s crazy to think that almost 10% of the country uses food stamps! The chart was done by Gavin Potenza, who i think did an amazing job. I love the colors used and the food shapes are perfectly done and really recognizable.
Click here to see the full scale version.
I totally stole this from Greg over at Apartment Therapy LA but I couldn’t resist not posting it! Now you can make your own papercraft version of Keyboard Cat! I think this would be really helpful if you’re feeling down, perhaps, and you needed some instant Keyboard Cat loving. The directions actually make it seem like it’s kind of difficult, and you may break some parts of it while trying to use it, but damn if it isn’t the cutest thing ever.
I was reading Garance Doré’s blog yesterday when I came across this post she did concerning The Unknown Hipster, the suave, globetrotting alter ego of French illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme. I’ve definitely seen Delhomme’s illustrations before, but I love the idea of someone illustrating an entire blog entry instead of using photos, for example. I think his style is quite amazing, there’s something so spontaneous and exciting about his paintings that really draw me in.
For more of an in-depth look at Mr. Delhomme’s work, click here for an interview he did with Interview Magazine.
The folks over at idsgn have started a new feature called Know Your Type, which briefly discusses how some of the most important fonts came to be. Obviously most of us have seen Helvetica, but what about DIN or Futura? Any idea? I certainly didn’t. They’re 5 fonts deep so far, and each one has been pretty intresting. Did you know that Futura was the first font on the moon? Pretty funny since Kubrick ended up using it for 2001. Be sure to check out the whole series so far, lots of great info.
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Earlier today I got a birthday postcard from Steven Alan with 15% of “anything and everything” in the store so I thought I’d browse the site and see what was new. Sure enough I came across the absolutely beautiful peacoat above and immediately fell in love. But I’m not sure which I like more, the olive or the charcoal? I kind of like the olive because of the colorful lining and the brown wooden buttons.
Also, how cute is that birthday postcard? Happy Birthday is gold embossed, if you couldn’t tell from the picture above, which definitely makes me feel even more special. Such attention to detail will always win my pocketbook over.
Well, today is my 27th birthday, so I thought I’d give you all a present, a summer mixtape I’ve made. This quite honestly might be one of my all time favorite mixtapes that I’ve made. It’s really laid back mix, filled with songs to help you enjoy the rest of summer. The total length is about 45 minutes, so it should be able to keep you busy for quite a while. I suggest listening to it while you work, driving at sunset, and when you’re cuddling with your lover.
I think the ending might be my favorite part. Once you hit James by Camera Obscura prepare to start crying, haha… It’s not that bad, but I definitely hit the nail on the head with it, I think. I hope you all enjoy it and be sure to tell your friends.
Here’s the track listing:
01 Little Garçon by Born Ruffians
02 C & O Canal by John Vanderslice
03 I Love The Weekend by No Kids
04 Two Doves by Dirty Projectors
05 Leonard Woolf by PrincetonBeneath The Veil by Chester French
06 Both When I Am Alone and
07 When We Both Are by Fourtet
08 Company I Keep by White Rabbits
09 Calling All Doctors by Telekinesis
10 Natural Light by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
11 James by Camera Obscura
12 You and I by Wilco
13 All My Friends by Broken Social Scene
14 You’re Too Gone by Jason Lytle
Friday is here again, and here again is another Kitsune Nor Mixcast. This week’s mixcast is a bit different. There’s a lot of hip hop, a lot of electronic stuff, and it’s definitely not in the usual vein of things I do. In the same breath I think it’s my favorite mixcast I’ve done so far. It’s a pretty eclectic mix, and you should be able to do some serious dancing to these songs.
Let me know what you all think!
Here’s this week’s tracklist:
Do Not Fire! by Madvillainy
Sunshowers (Diplo Mix) by M.I.A.
Cosmolude by Basement Jaxx
Pagina Dos by Prefuse 73
Woodcarver Steiner by Caribou
Memory Loss by Deltron 3030
Lonely Souls by DJ Shadow
Holy Calamity by Handsome Boy Modeling School
Crips by Ratatat
Vomitspit by MF Doom
A Change is Gonna Come by Otis Redding
Day Dreaming by Ghost
Nothing’s The Same by Koushik
I’m definitely loving Adidias’ new SLVR collection, an ultra minimal array of apparel, footwear and accessories. The whole line advocates simplicity in shape and form, and uses this simple palette to it’s fullest extent. The high tops above caught my eye for some reason, they almost look elegant and I love that the three stripe Adidas logo has been simplified into a new form. Be sure to check out the entire collection, personally I wish I could have everything they’ve made, it’s all so beautiful.