Thursday, September 24, 2009

dress your family in socks.

I have a striped sock addiction.
I buy them for myself.
My husband.
My daughter.
I cannot buy enough of them.
When I saw these,
it was like stumbling upon
a two pound brick of pure columbian cocaína.
But oh Gallo Socks,
you say that you're available at Barneys,
but alas you are not.
You amazing Italian sockmakers, why do you tease?!
(via cool hunting)

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Cakeland, a sculptural installation, is a complete cake environment. Cakes are "wall mounted, hanging and standing-- a walk-through cake environment complete with its own lighting."
Artist, Scott Hove (a fellow Oaklander, Cakeland is on Shattuck & 55th or so), describes it as "a respite from the grinding realities of the outside world".

Sadly, they are not edible.
(via boing boing)

Leandro Erlich

If you're not familar with Agentinian artist, Leandro Erlich, let me introduce you.
If I were to grow up and be an artist.
I would want to grow up and be him.
La Torre (2007)
Shattering Door (2009)
The Staircase (2005)
Swimming Pool (1999)
PS1 has a similar exhibit up through the end of October.
Quick. Quick. Go check it out.

Friday, September 18, 2009

deer heads out. headphone birds in.

"EGG I-III" (2008)
in private collection (france)
MICKEY (2009)
taxidermy rat, felt
15 x 15 x 30 cm
forged iron, headphones (hearing protection), two parrot heads
25 x 23 x 10 cm

It seems the whole taxidermy craze may have hit it's tipping point.
But this stuff beats the hell out of a cardboard deer head from Urban Outfitter.

Here's a blurb out these guys, "The artist duo Idiots , made up by Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker, is characterized by the use of animal material that is carefully patched up and put into significant positions, combined with rich materials such as embroidery, pearls and gold. A contemporary touch is given to the classical memento mori concept, questioning the way the world nowadays seems to be determined by nothing else than just marketing. In a constantly twisting play between fantasy and reality Idiots emphasizes the borderline between life and death."
(via dezeen)

Adrian Johnson

kid's good.
(via kitsune noir)

what six year olds wet dreams are made of...

Toy fanatic, James May, is building a full-size lego house in the UK.
The two-story building sits in the middle of a vinyard,
has a working bathroom and is made from over 816 million Lego bricks.
And when it's done May is going to move in.
He said: "I'm planning to stay there for two or three days, or until it falls down - whichever is sooner. I'm pretty relaxed about it, but will just have to be careful moving around.
"If I wake up buried under a pile of bricks I'll know it's gone wrong."
(via likecool)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

one plate dinner...

Love this product from Maezm.
It's their Table Dish Cover.
You throw it on your table,
fill up with dinner
and throw it in the wash.
(via sub-studio)

Andy Samberg explains the very technical world of animation.

I think Andy may have just made it onto my "get out of jail free" list.

Yulia Brodskaya

Have I discussed Yulia?
I forget.
But just in case...
Good stuff.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'd eat the buddha...

(via boing boing)

shiny. shiny.

"The directors of the National Malus (crab-apple) Collection invited Heatherwick Studio to develop the design of the structure called the Sitooterie for their site in Essex."
(via ohshizz)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

the new lamp is much better.

I've seen this guy all over the place.
His stuff is beautiful.
I love the juxtipostition stuff and nature.
I love the repetition.
I love the color.

new mantra

Doodler Anonymous held a contest.
Submit a phrase and Chris Piascik
will draw the winning phrase.

Here's the result...
I think this one might be my new mantra.

Monday, September 14, 2009

eye candy 9.14

And I learned something new today.
I now know what Amigurumi is.

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.[1] Amigurumi are typically cute animals (such as bears, rabbits, cats, dogs, etc.), but can include artistic renderings, and inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features. Amigurumi can be either knitted or crocheted. In recent years crocheted amigurumi are more popular and more commonly seen.

Heroine Movie Trailer

A font with a movie trailer? So rockstar.

Here's what fountain has to say about the new font:
A new typeface designed by Göran Söderström – Heroine. Inspired by the typeface Windsor, designed by Eleisha Pechey in 1905. Windsor is the typeface used in the titles of many Woody Allen movies. A modern interpretation of this rusty pearl is something that always have been missing in the major type libraries. But Heroine is not only an interpretation, it goes beyond that. With the addition of swashes and alternate letters in several styles it becomes very addicitve.

Last Suppers

I think this is a pretty cool subject manner. Photographer, James Reynolds' series titled "Last Suppers" documents former Death Row prisoners' requests for their last meal before execution.(Personally, I think this person could have done better. An olive? Really? That's all you got?)
My tray would have
the Blue Ribbon omakase,
Some red vines,
a fifth of Vodka,
a liter of club soda ,
and 8 lime wedges.
In case you were wondering.
(via swissmiss)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

back to school

Mmmmm I can smell the new school supplies in the air.
I have a strong urge to new sneakers and something plaid.

(And drink a forty in this basement.)

sad. but...

so pretty. This is a time lapse video of the LA fires that are going on right now.