Aurel Schmidt’s XXX-mas Mix

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via, tinyvices

Did you hear the one about the Hipster Trailer Park?

No? Well, it’s in Bushwick.


Babes of Yore: Brigitte Bardot

Before she became an aging racist, Brigitte Bardot was just a french babe.

(Big ups to my girl Kristin for helping out!)

up all night

Black Flag, Rise Above

2 wheel obsession

I have been riding my bike a lot these days and am feeling that an upgrade is due. I know there is a trend toward the fixed gear but, this bicycle from Kronan is my new must have. Classic in every aspect of the word, it’s like a sherman tank.

Reminisce Over This

Mobb Deep, Give Up The Goods, 1995

It’s the bottom of the river, Tom Fun Orchestra

Tom Fun Orchestra, Bottom of the River.

This is a very cool collaboration of music, animation and storytelling. I feel it might have a little inspiration from Camille Rose Garcia.

Don’t red laces in Docs mean that the wearer has shed blood for his skinhead brethren?

Right?. I guess we can be glad that the ‘white pack’ hasn’t come out yet.

Inspected Gadget: Atwood Knives and Multitools

Atwood Knives creates small batches of micro-manufactured multitools and knives. Orders are lottery based for small runs, and first-come-first-serve for larger runs.

Ice Cream Sandwich Bench

Where would you put this?  After the jump, the cupcake seat

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Lunchtime Laughter

Coco 144

We were tipped off to a new website for Founding member of United Graffiti Artists (UGA) Coco 144.  There is some really great work, and it is pretty rad seeing how his letters, COCO, have evolved in his work over nearly 3 1/2 decades.

Have a look above, and see more on his site here

Lumen Tactile display lets you touch in all directions

The Lumen Tactile Display prototype has a lot going for itself. As for the “world of tomorrow” themed video, it needs some help. Now you need to hire a really good designer/UX/UI person to put a face on it. Created by Ivan Poupyrev


Thomas demand: a prototype of the real world

I recently was caught up on most of the podcasts from Monocle, and thought to tell you about this great interview with Thomas Demand I just saw.  Demand is a German artist who recently had a solo show addressing nationalism in Germany titled National Gallery at The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.  The amazing body of work was comprised of installations made out of paper then photographed. The models he creates are sterile, timeless fabrications of reality that make you question the relevance of the image and context as well as its reality. In the interview the artist speaks to his work and gives you an insight to his ideas, meaning and process. It is worth your time.

download it here.

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Guitar Lessons

Buenos Aires-based illustrator Maxim Dalton created this great work featuring: Frank Zappa, George Harrison, Slash, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Brian May, Johnny Ramone, Jack White, The Edge, Chuck Berry, Angus Young, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Eddie Van Halen, David Gilmour, Ace Frehley, Ritchie Blackmore, Duane Allman, Kirk Hammett, Carlos Santana, John Frusciante, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kurt Cobain, Mike Bloomfield, Jerry Garcia, Ry Cooder, Bo Diddley, Jeff Beck, Tom Morello, Brian Setzer and Peter Green.

It will be available as a print, more info here


what I didn’t get for x-mas, Carbon Black Special edtion, Aston Martin.

If I could this would be it, a limited edition carbon black Austin Martin.

“Featuring bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint especially formulated with a subtle metallic twist to create a deep rich patina…”

Do you really need to know more. This would also fit well in my black list.


Christmas Dose of Turtle Power

Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Obey Colbert

Shepard Fairey’s one-of-a-kind piece for Stephen Colbert looks pretty awesome.

via, The Giant

picture of the day


Wildlife photographer Danny Green.

You may be asking yourself what’s so great about this photo? It looks like a pencil drawing. “…this impressive black cloud contains hundreds of thousands of starlings. They swerve and dive in panic as they avoid a marauding peregrine falcon”. Now you see why he was the 2009 wildlife photographer of the year.

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