“Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.”
Animation by Squid and Beard
Motley Crüe, Dr. Feelgood
Until the Friday before Christmas, we’ll be posting one product a day to help make the holiday the most gifted one yet
WISPR vaporizer by IOLITE ($269)
Grand Puba w/ Mary J. Blige, What’s the 411 (Yo! MTV Raps)
Mario Sorrenti is pretty much the man. How could you not be when you get tapped to shoot the most coveted calendar in the world? He’s the first Italian photographer in the 39 issue history to photograph the Pirelli Calendar, which is actually pretty strange considering the tyre manufacturer has its roots in the country. Featuring models Isabeli Fontana, Kate Moss, Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Joan Small, Edita Vilkeviciute, Malgosia, Saskia de Brauw, and Guinevere Van Seenus, as well as actresses Milla Jovovich, Rinko Kikuchi, and Margareth Madé, the cult calendar fittingly named ‘Swoon’ is an object of desire. Also for the first time ever, the calendar’s presentation has changed: the photographs are now contained in a sleek canvas portfolio, with the viewer having to change the pictures to whichever month they desire.
White Guy Crimes
James Byrne sawed his thumb up by mistake, doctors suggested he use his big toe as a replacement. And for those who thought you forever needed your big toe, apparently you only lose balance temporarily.
The making of “Hero,” a drawing by Miguel Endara of his dad that took 210 hours and is composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.
“It is the sport of the Eurotrashy, Hedge-fundy, Hamptonites; of trendy oligarchs and oiligarchs; and of art dealers with masturbatory levels of self-regard.”
waxwork above by Robert McHarg III