The guys at THE FOX IS BLACK have decided to focus on food for a week, concocting a nice collection of posts which tighten the connection between edible items and design. Go there to see what these are and more!
The project was conceived and built by Nuno Pimenta and Ricardo Leal in close collaboration with Miguel C. Tavares (construction, documentation e logistics), still under the umbrella of DOSE collective.
The first single to be taken from the forthcoming album, also called Nazca Lines, is testament to that with Lovett's voice layered to create a dense sound that sucks you in further on each listen. Beneath the vocals is a joyously 80s electro-pop melange of pogoing beats, synchopated hiccups and weird synth sounds that seem to engulf and then snap shut in an instant.
Electric Guest's Amber, live from All Saints Basement sessions.
Eternally in my wish-list...
Lili Lite by Studio Smeets Design.
[A while back, in 2007, I wrote about the work of Jonathan Harris, all the websites he has created. While doing some dusting I found this draft from 2009 I must have forgotten to finish or simply to post. If it is not finished now, I just can't be bothered to finish it now, so I present it the way it was first written.]
Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Harris' work celebrates the world's diversity even as it illustrates the universal concerns of its occupants. His computer programs scour the Internet for unfiltered content, which his beautiful interfaces then organize to create coherence from the chaos.
"Jonathan Harris [is] a New York artist and storyteller working primarily on the Internet. His work involves the exploration and understanding of humans, on a global scale, through the artifacts they leave behind on the Web."
...and in this time of the year something magical happens! Vince Guaraldi Trio's music (who made the classic soundtrack to "Charlie Brown's Christmas") gets played again, a lot. Just look at the graphic below taken from last.fm:
If you must play christmas song during the holidays make it Vince Guaraldi's!
Some scenes from the film:
HUB footwear (see last post) sponsors the Chalenge the Obvious project - a series of documentaries "about the beautiful minds who 'Challenge the Obvious' every day." The first episode of the series is a film about Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhaas, two dutchmen "who use art in their quest to help change the lives of people who live in socially troubled neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia" with their project Favela Painting.
HUB is a dutch footwear brand which designs casual but sophisticated and minimal looking sneakers. The orange Z-stich is the brand's characteristic trademark. It's name derives from the eponymous english term for a place where people meet and activities flow.
The brand presents itself as anti-hipster as they say:
Tired of the current obsession with vintage and the unhealthy adoration of the past, they [the founders] wanted to seize the moment and capture the constantly changing nature of 'the city': combining the impulsiveness of urban life and a high standard of style and quality through design. Owing to two of the company's founders, Huub van Boeckel and Tim Rompa, being former professional tennis players, tennis has naturally been an influence on the design of HUB Footwear shoes. The tennis soles are combined with a casual and clean upper look, resulting in a combination of sport, street and fashion elements, a 'sophisticated sneaker'. A central characteristic of HUB Footwear's various designs is the iconic orange Z-stitch, once placed as a physical connection on the sneakers to strengthen the seams, nowadays it's the brand's icon and more a metaphorical connection to challenge HUB Footwear wearers to connect with the worlds around and within them, than a structural device.Metaphors aside, they make gorgeous looking shoes.
And also for the girls!
Light graffiti? If Picasso was alive he would be like "I did it before it was cool!". And he would be right!
When LIFE magazine’s Gjon Mili, a technical prodigy and lighting innovator, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949, it was clear that the meeting of these two artists and craftsmen was bound to result in something extraordinary. Mili showed Picasso some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates, jumping in the dark — and the Spanish genius’s lively, ever-stirring mind began to race. “Picasso” LIFE magazine reported at the time, “gave Mili 15 minutes to try one experiment. He was so fascinated by the result that he posed for five sessions, projecting 30 drawings of centaurs, bulls, Greek profiles and his signature. Mili took his photographs in a darkened room, using two cameras, one for side view, another for front view. By leaving the shutters open, he caught the light streaks swirling through space.”Read more: LIFE