Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
A gigantic knitted rabbit is part of an art installation on a Mountain Hill (Colletto Fava, 1600m), above the Village of Artesina in Piemonte, Italy. The artists Gelitin (a team of four creatives) took five years to hand-sew the pink bunny, and they state it will be on display for the next 20 years.
Notes from Gelitin:
'After almost 5 years of knitting the rabbit found its final place in the italian alps (close to Cuneo). It waits there to be visited by you. You might even take your time or check back every now and then as the rabbit will wait for you 20 years from now on.'
Multi-faceted artist Michael Leon releases another set of his Gypsum Skull Sculptures, this time in various vibrant color choices. The hand-engraved pieces feature a solid gypsum base with poly-acrylic color and a urethane clearcoat. All seven versions, created after his 2005 graphic, are now available through the Micheal Leon Studio online store for $250 USD.
RetweetDrake’s latest music video Forever features a heavyweight supporting cast including Kanye West, Eminem and Lil’ Wayne has been unveiled.
The Hype Williams-directed video includes the track which will also be seen within the upcoming LeBron James documentary “More Than A Game”. The story of the documentary revolves around James’ phenomenal rise as a high school stand-out at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Combining 3 smaller apartments into one at one of new york city's most coveted uptown addresses, every single room is constructed so that the postcard view of central park is the star. It looks amazing
RetweetAdrian Johnson’s illustrations feature in Monocle's latest issue with an article entitled No Need To Shout, which talks about the idea getting people attention/admiration/loyalty and so on without the use of hard handed tactics. I really like images that go with the piece
RetweetJulian Casablancas's lead single "11th Dimension," has Rebel Rebel keyboard chord progressions, electronic beats and an instantly memorable chorus and all in all is weird piece of music from the Strokes lead singer...weird in a good way. Its like the Strokes if they were an electronic pop band with fresh ideas. A lot of the sound is very classically in its construction, but catchy in everyway.
Monday, 21 September 2009
For the latest issue of Complex Magazine, the publication teamed up with hip-hop duo Clipse and world renowned artist Kaws for their cover story. In an exclusive interview, the rappers speak on their clothing line Play Cloths, their upcoming album Till The Casket Drops and more.
Posted by Broken English at 16:52
RetweetThom Yorke's new 12" has arrived featuring tracks "Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses" and 'The Hollow Earth'. The first is a radical rework of an old tune thats been kicking around without a home since 2001 and the that morphs into a buzzy synth jam in its final two minutes. The B-side "The Hollow Earth" is a bleak, paranoid ditty encased in skittery beats reminiscent of The Eraser album tracks. Artwork featured below.
"Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses"
"The Hollow Earth"
Cadbury Dairy Milk is continuing along its eclectic advertising path with its latest venture – a single release, with accompanying music video.
The single, titled Zingolo, celebrates the chocolate becoming Fairtrade certified. As Ghana is at the heart of its Fairtrade business, the single is made in collaboration with Ghanaian music star, Tinny, and the video, directed by Ringan Ledwidge and shown above, was also shot on location in the country.
The project was created by Fallon advertising agency, who were also behind the Cadbury ads Gorilla, Trucks and Eyebrows.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Pop Life: Art in a Material World will propose a re-reading of one of the major legacies of Pop Art. Opening at Tate Modern on October 1st, 2009, the exhibition will take Andy Warhol’s notorious provocation that “good business is the best art” as a starting point in reconsidering the legacy of Pop Art and the influence of the movement’s chief protagonist. The exhibition looks ahead to the various ways that artists since the 1980s have engaged with mass media and cultivated artistic personas creating their own signature “brands”.
Among the artists represented will be Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince. The exhibition will run through January 17th, 2010.
Friday, 18 September 2009
The Cool Cats x Starter snapback cap that we previewed a couple of days ago has been released today. The cap has been designed by So_Me and features graphics on the front and on the back. Limited to only 120 pieces, the cap is now available at Colette.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Pharrell plays model to an upcoming The Blueprint 3 t-shirt which should be the first of three designs paying tribute to the #1 album in America. A release can be expected next week although few other details are known at this time. Stay tuned for a more comprehensive look in the coming days.
Nixon keeps rolling out bangers in their rubber Player series, this time with the new Fluro in green. The Ecto-Cooler colored piece should go perfect with that Slimer costume you’ve been eyeing for Halloween this year. There are still two more Fluro Rubber Players coming down the pipe so stay tuned.
For the past 8 years husband-and-wife team Jeremy and Claire Weiss have been photographing around their home of Los Angeles. For their exhibition at the Gallery of San Francisco’s Medicine Agency, the duo (along with frequent collaborator and son Eli) will present a series of photograph capturing the free wheeling spirit of summer. The visions of youthful pursuit are artfully composed, but equally spur of the moment snapshot. In the past the Weiss’ have worked for Converse, Interscope Records, Rolling Stone, and more. Summer Close opens on Saturday (September 19) at 1262 Mason Street, San Francisco.
A new shop has been opened by the Gagosian Gallery located at 988 Madison Avenue, it is the first retail outpost of Gagosian Gallery. Designed by the awarded NY based Daniel Rowen Architect with MN Design in collaboration with Gagosian Gallery, the bi-levelled 2,500 square feet shop, like the gallery, will collaborate with both established and emerging artists on exclusive works that will be available in the shop and online.
The space will feature all Gagosian exhibition publications, artist editions, posters and prints and limited edition items by well renowned designers & artists, such as John Currin, Tom Friedman, Ellen Gallagher, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Marc Newson, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, and Franz West.”
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Is this shit???? I think it could very well be. Scarlett Johansssoooonnnnn of rubbish films fame has paired up Pete Yawn!!!!... to try and do a duo act that to my ears just aint good enough. If anyone will understand this act it will be the French, not sure anyone else will
Uniqlo’s speciality is making one piece that you’ll end up buying at least three colours of. Last season it was oxfords, which they’ve continued making, and this season it’s corduroy shirts.
Colours range from the calm (grey) to the not-so calm (hot pink) and the price is an affordable £14.99. Only problem is that they are only available in Uniqlo's Japanese stores.
On Friday 18th September, Nike Sportswear and Mercury Music Prize winning recording artist Dizzee Rascal will release the very special, and strictly limited, Nike Air Max 90 “Tongue N’ Cheek” sneaker. The shoe has been created in a special partnership between Dizzee, Nike Design and long-time Dizzee collaborator and creative director, Ben Drury and will go on sale exclusively at Nike’s 1948 store in London’s Shoreditch, ahead of the release of Dizzee’s fourth LP, Tongue N’ Cheek (Monday, September 21st).
This promo video has been created specially to celebrate these two releases. Art directed by Drury, shot by hype photographers Tim & Barry the same creative team behind the album artwork, also includes the skills of up and coming director/animator James Copeman all set to “Chillin Wiv Da Man Dem” – the sound of Mr Rascal in his most relaxed state.
Posted by Broken English at 01:11
The Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer store has recently taken stock of this pack of Blazer Highs. Featuring a vintage treatment, the Blazer has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance thanks to a large focus towards simple, understated shoes. Two colors include cream/red and cream/blue. Check your local Nike Sportswear dealer for availability.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Vampire Weekend have revealed all about their second album today including its cover, which features the mystery blonde who has been cropping up on music sites for several days. The album, set for release on January 11 next year, will be called 'Contra' and features the image, a vintage snap from the early 1980s, on the cover.
The band have also announced that 'Contra' will feature the following tracklisting:
'Giving Up The Gun'
'I Think Ur A Contra'
The first single from the Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack, which MIGHT feature Radiohead, Bon Iver, and Muse, but definitely features Death Cab For Cutie, who penned "Meet Me On The Equinox" for the film. According to Ben Gibbard it's "about meeting another halfway, because life is very short," a theme which applies both to teenage vampires in love.
Monday, 14 September 2009
The Puraluce, which was designed for the high end lighting manufacturer Studio Italia Designs. The molded-plastic Puraluce light debuted inside Milan’s Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, in the chapel of Saint Aquilino. The modern light installation was composed of a steel frame and twelve beams, from which fine strips of white nylon cascade to feature a total of 576 gleaming bulbs.