Have you ever found a website that exudes calm? I did, it is called Book By Its Cover and is compiled by Julia Rothman. The design is soothing and books and zines reviewed are right up my alley. Take for example Labs With Abs (above), by Andrew Jeffrey Wright. Enjoy
For a review and a some free mp3′s check it out here! BTW, The LP comes in a beautifully packed gatefold and includes a receipt to download the MP3s of the entire record. Its a hybrid packaging concept it seems.
Looking for furniture? Craigslist is a perfect resource and here are 2 finds from one of our sponsors Airstream books (look to your right). Post Modern Furniture Bellini Chairs Philipe Starck, and Art Deco Mid Century Modern chrome Sofa Couch. Enjoy!
Only fitting that one the world’s most intriguing street artists, Neckface, has a show, Closed Casket opening up on Halloween at Dactyl in NYC.
more after the jump
I am over 10-month’s late on this one.
Glide, designed by George Watson of the UK is the dopest toaster I have seen. While it does not seem to be in production yet as it was the winner of Design Boom’s ceramics for breakfast competition. My only beef is that it does not seem to be expandable for bagels, or for that matter toaster muffins. I’ll buy one anyway though, once it is made.
Editor’s Note: Step it up Charles
The november issue of British GQ, has asked the age old question, “Do tattooed girls always spell a good time?”. In my humble opinion, now that tattoo’s are almost excepted everywhere on the coasts, Its more of a combination of factor’s. Type of tattoo, definitely the location of the tattoo, and where you meet the girl. Say backstage at a Poison concert=tramp. I saw a girl on the train the other day with a tattoo on here leg about the ankle and…. her and her tattoo made her look like a biatch. Don’t ask me why there was something about the tattoo, it looked like a symbol from star trek/ or a crown. She just looked a bit out of place.
So if you need to know GQ’s take… check out the November issue.
Hey there you pork bellied Barry Badrinaths, this week’s Kid Nation was more exciting than an HJ, a BJ, hell even more thrilling than the last ZJ I got (and kids, if you don’t know what a ZJ is, you can’t afford one). I’m gonna cut to the chase here and skip all gobbeldy-gook I normally lather all over your pre-pubescent ears: DK, the Donkey Kong who ruled Bonanza while blazing barrels was threatening to leave at this week’s town hall meeting. In a heated intervention on Taylor, just as Sophia screamed “Go Home Slut!!!” DK was the only pioneer to come to her defense. Not so much because he likes her, I mean who could like that beaver toothed, won’t go to the well to get water, uppity southern prig? That’s right, no one could like you, now fire your parents. But in his own words DK chose to leave because, “I can’t stand all the hate!” Lucky for our doo rag sporting DK there was nothin’ but love for him in the town of Bonanza. After a moving sing-a-long of John Lennon inspired “Give Bonanza a Chance” and a private talk with newly elected official Guylan (a free ZJ perhaps?) DK decided to stick it out in Bonanza. Which was good choice indeed, cause the council already decided to award him this week’s gold star. And as host Jonathan so eloquently puts it; this week’s star, just like all the others, “is worth its weight in gold! Literally.” Happy gold star DK, don’t melt too much down for your grill, save some for your Halloween costume dog. I’m Gene Parmeshawn sayin’ I make pasta taste better!
Kate Moss, I picked a bad day to stop smoking.
If you ever had a reason to go to Arizona, Scottsdale is your destination. More specifically The Mondrian, in Scottsdale. To be exact, the Aqua spa! There is just something perfect about all white. And its minimal design. For the menu and the pricing click here.
There has been this art tour, Ignite What’s Next, (sponsored by faves Upper Playground and Juxtapoz with Sparks as well) that has been going on for quite some time. Due to the extent of the tour I lacked a post. However when I read the crew (Saber, David Choe, and Retna) did a stop in my native D.C., I thought it was time to give a shout. Really I just wanted to post this photo of the artists in front of the old Murder Capital’s Capitol.
Artist, Susan Elliot created “Made in Britian ll” for the Affordable Art Fair. Oh how we love to bash Damian…. Read more about the tank here. Will this be available by christmas?
The Santa Ana wind’s toying with the smoky sky of L.A., Cali Dewitt
Its almost the weekend and that means that it will be impossible to walk down Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, some people call “Sidewalk Commerce” , I call it “shit for sale”. If you ever try to walk down the streets on the weekend you want to kill yourself dodging all the crappy “vendors”(rich kids selling there crap). And to top it off reading the post on The Gowanus Lounge about the merchant yelling “no photo’s”. I am sorry “I am not trying to take photo’s of your shit!”.
Inspiration from computation-mathematically snowflake pattern used to create this piece of furniture. Created by architects Aranda/Lasch.
The cooler scooter, a great way to sit down and get around. “Access your drinks while you are driving with the all new quick access door combo drink holder. Simply open up the quick access door, reach in and grab a cold one, then close the door which now converts into your drink holder.” Now my life is complete….. by the way I just watched a show on cnbc and this idea nets in 4 million plus a year.
2007 has seen Timorous Beasties design a collection of carpets for Brintons. The Tree of Life, the Devil Damask and the Black Flower. Their lampshades are also now available in new colourways and a sneak preview of their Bloody Hell designs has now been released. For more pictures and info check out andassociate.co.uk
Maybe this could be true, I just saw him (Ichiro) in Starbuck’s in Midtown Manhattan.