Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Yes, my dad is a lucky man. He was born on Halloween, my favorite holiday. We’re unfortunately not dressing up this year. There was a chance I was working tonight but it actually fell through. Instead we are just watching campy 80s horror movies with Shnora (Nora & Sean). It should still be fun. Fun like this re-edited trailer for Scary Poppins. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
My buddy Tomás Peña just informed me that his new short film Pluie d'Etoiles is online. It’s shot primarily in black and white and is quite abstract. It sort of reminded me of Aronfsky’s Pi because of the black and white film and the sort of eerie quality mixed with a bizarre ambient soundtrack. It’s bizarre in a good way even though I don’t quite understand it. Kudos to Tomás for doing something different albeit very esoteric.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Bunker Spreckels lived life fast. So fast he died at 27. There is an amazing documentary about him coming out soon. I had the chance to do some design on the trailer at Grand Jete for the film and the book that Taschen is publishing. I can’t wait to see the entire movie, it looks amazing.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
So it isn’t exactly summer anymore. But why not enjoy some music that still feels like summer. Here is another mix from my Bohemian Modern series that is hand picked by yours truly. Below is the track listing. Download the zip HERE!!!
(1) A Band of Bees - Sunshine
(2) Caural - Mint & a Hospital Watercolor
(3) Smoke City - Can You Feel That?
(4) AIR - Surfin’ on a Rocket
(5) Plaid - Ralome
(6) Brazilian Girls - Sweatshop
(7) Dntel & Grizzly Bear - To A Fault
(8) Four Tet - Chiron
(9) Funkstorung - Eyen
(10) Caural - Inbetween Thoughts
(11) Telepopmusik - Smile
(12) Prefuse 73 - Gratis
(13) Nobody - Siesta Con Susana
(14) AIR - Universal Traveller
(15) DJ Krush - Song 1
(16) Nancy Wilson - Elevator Beat
(17) Sia - The Bully
(18) RJD2 - A Sunday Mystery
Little People is the installation/photographer work of Slinkachu from London. The work is about tiny vignettes of life in miniature scale. Where his characters are placed in situations with life sized objects. His installation for the Nuart show is extremely detailed and focused, witty and tragic. Check out all his work at his blog.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
We all recently went out to watch a friend of a friend perform at a little bar in Hollywood. We showed up a little late but we were all pretty floored by the brief performance. She was a mix of Jolie Holland and a little Nora Jones. I loved her voice and her stage presence was amazing. It won’t be too long before we’ll see her on KCRW I am sure. Check out their myspace page to get a sample. Oh and btw, her name is not Honey Honey or Zanzibar Lewis, it’s the band’s name but it is sort of like how I used to think Imogene Heap’s name was Frou Frou so it’s a little confusing like that.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Kinkyform is the work of Lars Amhoff. He has worked in collaboration with quite a few of top artists in the biz doing a melding of art, design & functionality. I love the watches pictured here with his collaboration from Von. Super radtacular stuff Lars!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
So for the next couple of weeks I am booked at BNS. Thanks to the art director Ben Go who had this radtacular thing hanging on his wall, I now know what I am going to get for all of my supplies in my home studio. Uten.Silo was designed in the late 60s, as most of my favorite furniture. You can pretty much put whatever in it, pens, pencils, erasers, protractors, rulers, scissors... you name it. Check it out at Modern Seed, which btw, has a TON of radtacular things to spend your paychecks on.
For the passed 2 months or so I have switched back to drinking Gin from Vodka and I am glad I have. Gin has a much more unique taste and a way smoother aftertaste. My choice for a while has been Hendricks. I discovered it about 4 years ago while I was waiting tables at Benjy’s back in Houston. Hendrick’s is by far the best there is. Add a little dry Vermouth and shake up a martini then garnish it with a slice of cucumber.
I am pretty phased out of wearing sneakers minus a couple pair of Chucks and Vans. I have been in search of the perfect European style boot and I think I have found it. Wings & Horns have crafted their beautiful Service Boot as pictured. It has the perfect aged effect I am looking for. It’s not on sale yet but I’ll be sure to grab some when they do. Read more HERE!
So maybe I found the perfect chair for the rare breed of dork like myself. For those who love designer chairs and Halo 3 Alexander Reh has created the perfect masterpiece. A very modern chair constructed of shotgun shells. Radtacular!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Blanka is selling these nifty little bags to promote less waste by encouraging consumers to use eco-friendly re-usable well designed bags for shopping. I think it’s a pretty smart idea and they sure as hell look better than the Trader Joe’s re-usable bags. I am really glad to see designers looking out for the environment. Kudos!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Silverlake is a hip little neighborhood in LA. It at most times feels like a quasi-Austin yet it lacks the charm and small town feel of Austin. What it does deliver is some amazing views of the Hollywood Hills and it is in no shortage of good eats and hip dives. This portion of Bohemian Modern attempts to capture the spirit of Silverlake. The hipness, the laid back vibe, the scene, and the mix of styles. As per the request of a few of my loyal blog followers I will from now on link a zip file of my mixes. Download the zip here. Below is the track listing.
(1) The Shins - Sea Legs
(2) The Magic Numbers - Crazy in Love
(3) Jim O’Rourke - Ghost Ship in a Storm
(4) Broken Social Scene - Hotel
(5) Prefuse 73 (featuring Sam Prekop) - Last Night
(6) The Sea & Cake - Hotel Tell
(7) American Analog Set - Punk as Fuck
(8) Dntel (featuring Jenny Lewis) - Roll On
(9) Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Big Guns
(10) The Elected - British Columbia
(11) Looper - These Things
(12) Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around the Block
(13) AIR - Somewhere Between Walking and Sleeping
(14) A Band of Bees - Sky Holds the Sun
(15) Denali - Lose Me
(16) Lou Rhodes - Tremble
(17) Beck - Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997
(18) Blonde Redhead - Girl Boy
(19) Bibio - Zoopraziphone
(20) Plus/Minus - All I Do
So the line between hipster & dork is blurring by the minute. Star Wars.com just featured a post on Mark Ecko’s new line of streetwear that is full of Star Wars goodness. My favorite is the Boba Fett hoodie.
Monday, October 1, 2007
So designer tees are passe now right. I mean, sure they’re still cool. I still rock them from time to time. I did one with I-Manifest earlier this year and am proud of it. So what’s the next accessory for designers to pimp out their skills to? Socks, gloves, underwear? I mean they have the hat, tee, and sneaker combo rocking. I think it could be scarves. Fall and winter is upon us. And while it may drop down to like 50 something in LA, the rest of the world does actually have a winter. I think New Dandyism is onto something. What better way to do it then pile every trend of 2006/2007 into one scarf. Skulls, 80s videogame graphics, and cassette mixtapes oh my. I am just glad there is no deer head. To be honest, I like it, I'd wear it. I thought 22 year old poker phenom Dario Minieri was a trend setter sporting a scarf in mid-summer at the WSOP in Vegas. Well, I’ll keep an eye on the trend and if anyone is interested in teaming up with me to do a scarf, I am totally down.