Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Keiichi Tanaami happens to be one of my favorite artists. His psychedelic trips are some of the most inspirational images for me. I have all of his books and look through many of them on a daily basis. And how is he related to my holiday gift postings? His t-shirts are for sale here yet I haven’t done the yen to USD conversion yet so I am not sure how much they cost. This is definitely something I’d love to have and I think if you have any stylish friends it’d be a great gift for them too.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Also at UMA is this awesome clock with graphics by one of my favorite designers Emil Kozak. It’s at a great price for functional art at only $128. This would look great in just about any room and it beats most bedside clocks that you could find anywhere else. Check out Emil’s site too while you’re at it, his work is awesome.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The Echelon Wine Rack is a stackable aluminum wine rack. Each rack holds 6 bottles of wine and is modular so it can be arranged in many unique ways. This would be a great gift for the wine connoisseur you know. It’s at a really rad price of only $48 and can be bought at UMA.
So Thanksgiving is tomorrow and the day after that is Black Friday which usually means hell if you are going to try to go Xmas shopping. So I am going to make it easy for everyone and point out all the awesome things you can buy your family and friends this year. Believe you me there is no shortage of awesomeness either. I’ll start by pointing out some cool things for your dudes, your homies, your brosephs. At Charles and Marie I found this rad bottle opener fridge magnet for a cool price of $27. It’s perfect for the beer aficionado. Might as well buy one for yourself too. It comes in a variety of colors too!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Here is another soulful and chill mix I hand-picked for your listening pleasure. I prefer to listen to this one at night in the car with the windows down and a cool breeze, but that’s just me. My mixes have been receiving a ton of good feedback so I will do my best to get more on the blog faster. I will try to do it bi-weekly but no promises. Download HERE. Enjoy!
(1) Lauryn Hill - Sweetest Thing
(2) Talib Kweli with Norah Jones - Soon the New Day
(3) Outkast with Norah Jones - Take Off Your Cool
(4) Corinne Bailey Rae - Til it Happens to You
(5) Esthero with Cee Lo - Gone
(6) Alice Russell - Tired Little One (Acoustic Version)
(7) Diverse - In Accordance (Instrumental)
(8) Mos Def - The Panties
(9) Amy Winehouse - Love is a Losing Game
(10) Musiq - Halfcrazy
(11) Foreign Exchange - Be Allright
(12) Daner Mouse with Jemini - I’ma Doomee (Love Letter)
(13) N.E.R.D. - Run to the Sun
(14) Jamie Cullum - Frontin’
(15) Handsome Boy Modeling School with John Oates and Jamie Cullum - Greatest Mistake
(16) Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
(17) Dudley Perkins - Come Here My Dear
(18) Cody Chesnutt - Can’t Get No Betta’
I just discovered the work of Adam Parker Smith who creates sculptures of severed heads made entirely of felt. Since I have a soft spot for gore and horror these are right up my alley. The style and implied details are pretty amazing and the craft is superb. It’s like some twisted riff off of Jim Henson. All can be seen at his first solo show entitled Bold as Love at the Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Gallery in New York City. Man I keep seeing these great shows in NY so I can’t wait for next summer when Ash and I go.
Friday, November 9, 2007
How rad is this? This amazing radness is part of a recent show in LA celebrating the 30 years of Star Wars. For geeks like me this is an orgy of design and sci-fi. I hope there are more of these coming. Maybe next we can paint over old 8bit NES systems and put those in a gallery. Sign me up for that!
I am loving how design is permeating all arenas of life. Be it a t-shirt, a skateboard, movie titles or even a plate. My wife has been really into decorative or designed plates for some time now so maybe she knows of an upcoming hot trend that the rest of us have yet to really catch on to. Domestic is catching on though. They invited some great artist/illustrators/designers to put their pretty pictures on porcelain plates. Among them are the likes of Jeremyville, Antoine+Manuel, Geneviève Gauckler and eboy to name a few. I personally like Jeremyvilles colorful little gems. I’d hate to break one of these babies.
Friday, November 2, 2007
I just got a few copies of the sketchbook I designed for Chris at Blind. I think they turned out beautifully. I don’t know if I can bring myself to draw inside of them. Maybe one will be for sketching and the other two I will keep preserved. It’s nice to do a print job for a change. I did some t-shirts for Chris too, those should be coming out pretty soon. I’ll keep you posted. Anyways, check out more pics of the sketchbook HERE!
My buddies Joe, Jason, and Bryan have updated their site and it’s super pro. These dudes are rockin’ it tough. From the Herb Lubalin homage to the rad fantasy art for Honda to the whimsical Ditech stuff we joined forces on. My boys are killin’ it and don’t expect them to stop any time soon. I just can’t wait to go back and jam some more with my homies.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
My buddy Evan di Leo, who contributed on the Ditech Commercials that we worked on at Nylon, just released his new portfolio site under the moniker Zero-Version. It’s packed with tons of boards and animation he has done while lancing around Hollyweird. He is a good dude for sure and be sure to tell him he looks like a white version of Common when you meet him. Keep on truckin’ holmes!