This is the new video for ‘Ankle Injuries’ by Fujiya & Miyagi. I think I’d sort of describe this as the flashier twin brother of Michel Gondry’s video of ‘Fell in Love with a Girl’ for the White Stripes. It’s crazy how much more detail they got in this video using the dots on the dice. The video was directed by Wade Shotter over at Factory Films.
The Jack Spade Trash Coal Bag ($225) is big enough to hold whatever you need, whether it’s some towels and supplies for a day at the beach, or a laptop, accessories, and a few magazines for a day of work. Of course, calling it a trash bag and then only printing “trash” on one side of it would be pretty lame, so you can flip the canvas outer to the inside and reveal a photo print of a bunch of trash, possibly making the contents look not-so-appealing.
Also check out this article and pictures of the Jack Spade Store in New York over at Metropolis.
Nonobject is a project coming out later this year that explores designs that border on science fiction. I’ve been apprehensive to post about them so far, because they’re designs have just been a bit too silly for me, such as a spoon made up of lots of little spoons.
But their most recent design preview actually makes a lot of sense.
The image above is an idea for an MP3 player that’s based upon the idea of a pebble. Every MP3 player would have it’s own individual look and feel, and you could find the one that felt best to you. It would also get rid of the sameness that invades most electronic devices these days.
I totally love the fact that Ashley Wood just doesn’t give a shit about what anyone else is doing, he just keeps going his own crazy little way.
First he made Zombies vs. Robots, an epic adventure about robots trying to re-populate the earth with people again, after they’ve all been turned into flesh eating zombies! Sadly things go awry, and most of the zombies and robots (and last living human) are destroyed in a giant nuclear explosion… but one robot rises from the wreckage… and some of the zombies have started to wash up on Amazon Island! Dun-dun-dun!
Gake no ue no Ponyo, or Ponyo on a Cliff in English, is Hayao Miyazaki’s next upcoming movie!
I’m so excited for this! Ponyo on a Cliff is the story of a 5 year old boy who befriends a goldfish princess who longs to be a human. Totally Miyazaki. One exciting part about the film is that it’s all going to look like it’s been water-colored, and that about 80% of it takes place on the sea/underwater. SOOOO EXCITING!
For lots of information, check out the rad fan site Ghibli World!
I stumbled upon Stars with their last album, Set Yourself On Fire, which I totally loved. Then eventually I got into their older stuff through Jeff. I think my favorite album of theirs has to be Nightsongs, which is a sweet little electronic love song.
Do You Trust Your Friends? is their new album, coming out on May 22nd. Technically it’s not a new album, it’s a remix album. They got all of their Arts & Crafts friends together and had a big remix party! The album starts out with a Final Fantasy remix of ‘Your Ex-Lover Is Dead’, stripping it down to a really bare, stringed arranged version, which is completely beautiful. I’ve been listening to the Most Serene Republic remix of Ageless Beauty since last year, in fact it was one of my favorite songs of last year. The other ‘friends’ on the album are Jason Collett, The Dears, Apostle of Hustle, Metric The Stills and other cool people I don’t know. If you liked Stars at all in the past, you should definitely pick this up.
“Been fascinated with symmetry lately. This is art for the tip-in bookplate we are doing for the PULPHOPE hardcover. The final image will be a 3 color letterpress print, orchestrated through Secret Headquarters in LA. I’ll be doing a separate, larger letter press print this summer for SHQ as well.”
OH MY GOD.
First, I love love love Secret Headquarters, hands down the coolest comic shop I’ve ever been too. Second, I’m going there tomorrow morning to harass the nice guy who works there about this, and to see what’s going on with this! I want Paul Pope prints! I want to MEET Paul fucking Pope!
Friends With You, probably the most creative designers out there right now, have just redone their entire website! I absolutely adore FWY, their style is totally amazing and they always create the weirdest/cutest little things out there! Be sure to check out their store as well, which has their new book (which is like a million pages of radness) and there are bumper sticker packs too!