G19 Lamp by Yar Rassadin

My apartment, however awesome it may be, has really ugly light fixtures in the living room. Well, someone out there might like them, but they’re certainly not my taste. So lately I’ve been looking at light fixtures just to see what’s out there because I plan on staying in it for a while. So when I came across this lamp by Yar Rassadin, it totally got my imagination going.

The lamp is called G19, which stands for “Giant light system within 19 lamps.” I like that, simple and to the point. The lamp looks to me like it was inspired by one of those wooden coat racks, which is a really good idea. The lamp can open and contract to whatever dimension or shape you like making it adjustable to whatever space you want to put it in.I love how simple, yet complex it is, like a big hive of lights.

Be sure to check out the rest of Yar’s work as well by clicking his name above.

Bobby

The 15th Anniversary of Jurassic Park

Last weekend I was having Thai food with a friend and we started talking about how awesome Jurassic Park was. Thinking about all the awesome scenes like the T. Rex smashing the Explorer into the mud while the kids are in and even the little things like the Jell-O jiggling on Lex’s spoon as she sees the shadow of the Raptor. With all of this fun reminiscing, we decided that we’d have a little Jurassic Park watching party, just for the fun of it. Cut to last night, where we decided to make Mexican food (the movie is set in Costa Rica, so that’s as close as we could get) and we had some mud pie that was very dino-related as well. Watching the movie it actually seemed so dated, but it was still a ton of fun and I laughed so hard at all of Jeff Goldblum’s lines.

I came into work this morning and my co-worker Jamie asked me about last night, but then she told me how she was on Wikipedia last night and Jurassic Park was on the front page, which we both thought was weird. So I looked up the movie on IMDB, and oddly enough, THE MOVIE WAS RELEASED 15 YEARS AGO TO THE DAY. How weird is that?!?! We watched the movie on it’s exact 15 year anniversary. We had no idea at all, which makes the whole thing even more cool. That’s really all this blog post is about, I just thought I’d share my funny story, haha…

Bobby

Faesthetic #8 / Infinity

On Monday the newest issue of Faesthetic dropped, showering the world with artful delights. The issue is only $10, and they’re even running a special that gets you #7 and #8 for $15, which isn’t bad at all. This issue’s theme is “INFINITY”, and features a cover by the guys at Rad Mountain, as well as a ton of other great artists, so be sure to stop by the site and see what all the hoopla is about!

The Artist’s Guide to Infinity, Jason Polan presents Jacob Brege, Arbito, Spencer Hibert, Justin Van Hoy, Gluekit, Matt W Moore, Keith Shore, Ryan Riss, Dan Rule, Garrett Morin, Justin Fines, Blair Sayer, Sylvain Gerand, Neil Doshi, Thomas Jennings, Ray Frenden, Gasolline Gut, Derek Ballard, a Boy named Ethos, Labour-Ny, Pietari Posti, Tristan Henry Wilson, Damien Correll, Sune Ehlers, Jason Urban, Christopher Norris (Steak Mtn), Prateâ„¢ Computer Channel & Bang.

Bobby

Wooster Collective Interview with Dan Witz

One of the very first things I ever posted about here on Kitsune Noir were the paintings of Dan Witz. I didn’t know much about him or what the hell I was doing for that matter, but his paintings totally stood out to me and proved in my mind that if I shared what I felt passionate about, this silly blog thing might work out. Well a year later I’ve posted over 1000 times and had way over a million page views, so things worked out by me just doing what I enjoyed.

So I started reading this interview that Sarah from Wooster Collective did with Dan was really enjoyable, especially because he’s been making art for so damn long that he definitely knows a thing or two. The interview is actually an excerpt from his upcoming book, but don’t be fooled by the word excerpt. The portion of the interview you get to read should take you at least 20-30 minutes I would guess. I got about halfway and was already thoroughly enjoying myself. The way Dan tells stories is great, and a lot of the wisdom he gives I personally found to be pretty smart. I’ve pasted three of my favorites, so if you enjoy those I highly suggest checking out the rest, definitely insightful.

I used to say that art should be an agent for change. I wanted my work to wake people up, but as time went by I realized that it’s useless trying to anticipate how people will think. Now I’m content to let doing my stuff help keep me awake-to be an agent for my own inner change. Which is, admittedly, a lot to ask, but a healthy thing to aspire to.

What good is art that makes people feel unworthy and left out? I still don’t know. This was the beginning of a life-long aversion to anything exclusionary. Or boring. Especially boring. For me, that was the worst thing art could be. If you couldn’t dance to it (metaphorically, I mean) then fuck it.

People I’ve met who are really good at what they do often seem to posess an encyclopedic knowledge of everything about their medium, they see themselves as the logical continuum of that time line, they know and are constantly gathering more information about every aspect of their field of choice. The canon, the anti-canon, trivia, anecdotes, etc.

Bobby

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Kristina Collantes (Part 2)

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Kristina Collantes

Kristina Collantes

You can check out Kristina’s other wallpaper by clicking here.

Sorry for the delay in posting, this morning has been hectic already, you know how it is… Anyhow, this weeks wallpapers (yep, plural) were created by the phenomenally talented Kristina Collantes. Kristina lives and works in California where she draws inspiration for her work from things like wallpaper, textiles, and Japanese art. When I first saw her work I as sooooo impressed by the amazing amount of detail she puts into each piece. When I asked her to do the project I was a little skeptical that she would say yes, but fortunately she knew of the blog and the project, which leads us to right now!

Kristina decided to make not one but two different designs for today, both of them lovely and awesome. The first one is aptly titled Skulls, while the second one is titled Blues. Those actually might not be their names, but that’s what the files were called, so it works for me. I’m totally into those soft and cuddly skulls, I love how the texture is really delicate, but it’s all shaped into a skull. The other one I love because of that pattern in the background, which totally destroys everyone, and the big K and N shapes. Also, the colors on both of those are the best.

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Kristina Collantes (Part 1)

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Kristina Collantes

Kristina Collantes

You can check out Kristina’s other wallpaper by clicking here.

Sorry for the delay in posting, this morning has been hectic already, you know how it is… Anyhow, this weeks wallpapers (yep, plural) were created by the phenomenally talented Kristina Collantes. Kristina lives and works in California where she draws inspiration for her work from things like wallpaper, textiles, and Japanese art. When I first saw her work I as sooooo impressed by the amazing amount of detail she puts into each piece. When I asked her to do the project I was a little skeptical that she would say yes, but fortunately she knew of the blog and the project, which leads us to right now!

Kristina decided to make not one but two different designs for today, both of them lovely and awesome. The first one is aptly titled Skulls, while the second one is titled Blues. Those actually might not be their names, but that’s what the files were called, so it works for me. I’m totally into those soft and cuddly skulls, I love how the texture is really delicate, but it’s all shaped into a skull. The other one I love because of that pattern in the background, which totally destroys everyone, and the big K and N shapes. Also, the colors on both of those are the best.

Michael Lau’s 2001: A Space Odyssey Inspired Vinyl Figure

Michael Lau, basically one of the most popular vinyl figure designers in the world, has recently been releasing some images from his upcoming show, CSBOOTH15. The images feature close-ups of new figures, the first being a Dennis Rodman-looking guy, while this new version is a guy in an orange spacesuit… just like the one worn in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Comparing the figure to the photo below it you can definitely see the resemblance, not to mention that the figure is also called 2bb1.

Knowing how Michael Lau releases things though, this is probably going to be a limited edition of 10 or something crazy and it’ll probably cost like $1000. But let’s all pretend he’s going to make millions of these and have a distributor deal with a mega-corporation that can get it into the hands of every 2001 dork out there.

Found through Hypebeast

Bobby

Face Basics Print by Damien Correll

Yesterday I got an email from Threadless with all of their usual tees, but I scrolled down and noticed this rad little print from the awesome NY illustrator, Damien Correll. The print is called Face Basics Print, and features a bunch of eyes, noses, and mouths in a bunch of fun colors. I just love it for the simplicity of it and all of the bright colors. The print measures 18″ x 24″, is printed on French Paper, and as of writing this is on sale for $30, which saves you $5.

Bobby