Astonishing X-Men Covers by John Cassady

I was cleaning up last night and came across a big stack of comic books and I thought I’d post these. These are four alternate covers from Astonishing X-men, and I absolutely love them. The artwork is by John Cassaday, whom I’ve already ooo’ed and aww’ed over, but these covers are like comic book pop art. It would be so cool if Marvel made prints of these, I would certainly buy them.

Bobby

December 19, 2007 / By

Photos of Branch Co-Founder Paul Donald’s Home

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how small my apartment is (we’re talking 200 sq. ft.), and even though it’s just me, I would really like to find a new place to move. Then I was looking over at Design•Sponge, and came across these photos of Paul Donald’s apartment in San Francisco. Paul is one of the co-founders of Branch Home, a really cute online store filled with really awesome stuff.

I became insanely jealous of how beautiful his place is. It’s simple, modern and warm looking. It’s completely inspired me to move out of my present apartment and to find a new place in the new year. Plus it’s always nice to have a change of scenery, though the background will definitely still be Los Angeles.

Bobby

December 19, 2007 / By

David Byrne Interviews Thom Yorke

Wired posted a really great interview last night between Radiohead frontman Thom York and ex-Talking Heads guru David Byrne. The interview is conducted by Byrne who asks Thom Yorke some really great questions about the new record and all of the ins and outs about it. My favorite part was when they talked about how much many In Rainbows had actually made, which certainly surprised me:

Byrne: Are you making money on the download of In Rainbows?

Yorke: In terms of digital income, we’ve made more money out of this record than out of all the other Radiohead albums put together, forever — in terms of anything on the Net. And that’s nuts.

I still think it’s funny that people tried to naysay that their little experiment wouldn’t work, or that they wouldn’t really make any money off it. But reportedly they made $3 million on this album, which is all their’s. No record label to take any portion of it.
Be sure to read the article, and there are also audio clips of the interview, as well as the weird live performance they did with cameras strapped to bicycle helmets.

Bobby

December 19, 2007 / By

Baggu Reusable Bags

On my way into work this morning I stopped by Trader Joe’s to buy some food for breakfast and lunch. On my way out, for some reason, I got kind of a guilty feeling in the pit of my stomach, as I walked to my car with a paper bag filled only with bananas, a quart of milk, and a mini pizza. I realized that I didn’t really need this paper bag, I only had three things, it was kind of a waste. I remembered Jean over at Notcot featuring a bunch of really cool reusable bags, as she went slightly crazy finding all of the coolest bags in the world. I skimmed through them all, and I decided that my favorite are definitely the ones made by Baggu.

Baggu was created by a mother and daughter team who were looking for an alternative to disposable bags, that would work for either a city or suburban lifestyle. The bags themselves are made of nylon, and can support 25 lbs. each. What I like about them is that they aren’t girly, they come in 13 different colors, and are only $8 a piece, though you get discounts the larger the quantity you order. I think I’m going to get the 3 pack and try them out, so I’ll let everyone know how they do.

Bobby

December 18, 2007 / By

‘Astral Body Church’ by Pleix

Pleix is at it again with their new video installation, Astral Body Church, which involves bodybuilders with the faces of old people, who seem to be miming psuedo-religious imagery. The slide show of images played at the Saint-Eustache church in Paris, which definitely makes the whole project a bit more interesting. I have to say the idea is pretty weird and random, but seeing the images blow up like that on the windows of the church is pretty spectacular.

Be sure to visit Pleix’s site to some really amazing images from the event.

Found through Computerlove

Bobby

December 18, 2007 / By

WE LOVE TO BUILDâ„¢ by Paul Hollingworth

I work as a retoucher at my day job, so I’d say that I know a few things about Photoshop. So when I came across Paul Hollingworth’s images, I was really excited to see his awesome use of Photoshop. Paul is a photographer and graphic designer, and the images above are taken from a project he started called WE LOVE TO BUILDâ„¢.

He takes bits and pieces and portions of photos and sews up all nice and pretty with photo shop to create some really large, amazing images. I actually cropped into the photos above so that they would turn out larger on my site, they are actually much more epic. His photos are also quite beautiful as well, so be sure to check out all of the work he has on Flickr.

Found through FFFFOUND!

Bobby

December 18, 2007 / By

Kara Walker Pieces at the Met

While Jeff and I were in New York over Thanksgiving we stopped by the Met to walk around, as we didn’t have enough to to really enjoy it the last time we were there. We didn’t really know where we were going in the museum, so wandered around randomly, finally stumbling upon this amazing Kara Walker “mini-exhibit”. I’m not really sure what these pieces were for, they were placed in a random hallway. People kept walking by as I took pictures and I kept thinking how stupid they were for not stopping to enjoy her artwork. This also made me not feel so bad when Jeff and I left the Whitney, not wanting to pay to see her exhibit there.

There were about 15 pieces total, and I’ve posted a ton of them under the cut. Enjoy!

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December 18, 2007 / By

Mass Studies

When I hear the phrase “green architecture” I usually tend to wince a little bit, because it also brings to mind the word “green-washing”, or how people and businesses make things seem like their good for the environment. But when I see buildings like the one designed for fashion retailer Ann Demeulemeester, it brings a smile to my face.

The building was designed by Korean architects Mass Studies, who did an absolutely beautiful job. I’m not sure how environmentally this building is exactly, but I love the idea of having a house surrounded by plants. I could imagine the air smelling so much more fresh all the time. The plants don’t only grow on the outside of the building either, they are also continued through the space as well. The contrast between the bright green plants and the pale concrete and white walls is pretty amazing.

Found through Designboom

Bobby

December 17, 2007 / By

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