Lou Reed, Location: San Francisco Airport Photographer: Michael Zagaris
Date: November 24, 1974
Available at Wolfgangs Vault.
It seems these days ever rap artist/music artist has a clothing line. Now, the new thing is to have a phone. Prada, did it, Zac Posen designed something for Nokia a while back and now Armani whipped up this little gem. The Giorgio Armani-Samsung phone is a mere 10.5 mm in thickness. It will be available in selected mobile phone stores and Giorgio Armani boutiques in major European countries from November 2007, with expansion to other markets planned for 2008.
I predict we will someday be able to have multiple phones then I can decide what looks best with my Prada suit, My samsung Armani, or my Prada cellphone.
Amazon announced the public beta of a new service called Amazon MP3, a music download store that sells MP3 music downloads that do not include any Digital Rights Management (DRM). The MP3 formatted files are compatible with a wide range of music players, including the Apple iTunes, iPod and iPhone. Songs are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents, and albums from $5.99 to $9.99. All MP3s are encoded in 256kbps format and are now available at Amazon. Notice they needed to make sure the user knows it will work on its ipod, since that seems to be the only relevant digital music player to sell for.
Inside Design, the yearly design route through Amsterdam, this year has its base camp at the Westergas Terrein, with new design on locations throughout town. The Cultural Embassy invited a host of young professional and student designers to come up with design responses to the cultural heritage of Lloyd Hotel. On show is new work by Kiki van Eijk, who designed a room, ‘viders’ by Mark-Jan Meerdink for Minoldi, a sturdy outdoor bench by Wim Poppinga, an installation by Claire Fons, and lovely work by 15 students of the Sandberg Institute.
On the third platform you can find a cherry tree wood has sprung up. In it hides a big black bear.
The Event will be up until September 30th, so stop by The Grey Area and then check out some art.
In an effort to expand the abilities of online search, Amvona has launched what they call a “revolutionary” new media search engine known as Discovery, as part of the Amvona 720 social shopping and social networking community.
This new search engine, which is in beta status, is built on a patented and proprietary search algorithm, which allows users to have detailed control over results. Is it enough to stand out from the pack?
With Discovery, users are provided with 12 variables (8 for unregistered users) to fine-tune search results for either photos or video. These variables are presented as sliders, and users can boost or lower the influence of variables including popularity, views, category, freshness, comments, member location, and 6 others. This is intended to give each individual user complete control over their own results. For more info on Amvona read on.
Before today, I had no clue who Sarah McSweeney was. But now, after reading Worship Worthy‘s interview with her I know that:
She likes cookies for breakfast.
She has a terrible memory.
And she likes Patron.
A book that has been completely under the radar, Los Angeles Graffiti gives a little more shine to the recent history of graff in Los Angeles. Co-written by partners in crime, Roger Gastman and Sonja Teri, Los Angeles Graffiti is highlighted by an interview with Power, founder of the legendary magazine Can Control. Buy it here
Coming correct for the last print release of September, Fiend Rocker comes in two colorways, yellow and black. Andre loses his flesh and gains an Kutcher-like mop, all while holding coked-out Glam rock down. Same time, same place.
Minus the bad photoshop, this is a good one.
YO! WHAT HAPPENED TO PEACE? BOOK
This book catalogs the 220+ handcrafted anti-war and pro-peace prints by 120+ artists that have come to define the touring Yo! What Happened to Peace? poster exhibition.
Featuring 144 pages of color images with an introduction by punk art legend Winston Smith. Printed in Italy with a special die-cut embossed stencil cover.
Edited by artist and curator John Carr, the book includes work by Ames Bros., Chaz Bojorquez, Robbie Conal, 3D, Eric Drooker, Emek, Shepard Fairey/OBEY, Karen Fiorito, Firehouse, Brandy Flower, Forkscrew Graphics, Futura, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, JK5, Kayrock & Wolfy, Josh MacPhee, Mear One, Favianna Rodriguez, Seripop, Yuri Shimojo, Winston Smith, Seth Tobocman, Mark Vallen, Voodoo Catbox and MANY others.
The Yo! show had its beginnings in 2002 during the march to war in Iraq. Starting originally with 14 posters, it has since grown into an international exhibition, featuring work from a growing roster of over 130 artists. Past shows have included Tokyo, San Francisco, New York, Milan, Rejkyavik, Washington D.C., Boston and Chicago. The book is a complete companion catalog to the stunning exhibitions!
buy it now!
Also just launched Yo Depot,The site is dedicated to representing art for peace, love, resistance and transformation. They publish and acquire the best limited edition peace posters, anti-war posters, fine art prints, posters, paintings, art objects, books, and more. Proud home of Yo! What Happened to Peace? show prints, books and merchandise. Yo Depot features Rare print by 3D a.k.a. Robert Del Naja of the band Massive Attack. 5 color serigraph on heavyweight 100% cotton archival paper with 3 torn/deckled edges. Artwork originally created for the cover of U.N.K.L.E.’s “War Stories”.
Absinthe is the new RedBull. The GothFather, Marilyn Manson has begun distributing his new drink, Mansinthe. The traditional herbal liqueur of absinthe is currently celebrating a huge renaissance. The international demand for the official Marilyn Manson absinthe,
Taking inspiration from “the duke of windsor”, Belgian Bruno Pieters autumn/winter mens collection (his first mens collection) reflects a contemporary fitted silhouette, with the mix of breeches, bowties, and three-piece suites offset with skinny pants, and reconstructed trench coats. Bruno has recently been appointed the art director for Hugo Bosse’s edgier Hugo line. He has filled the gap where cloak left off.
Graffiti.org which is better known as Art Crimes, was the first graffiti site on the internet. Founded in 1994 by Susan Farrell, the site is an incredible source of information for graffiti around the world. Artzmania is a super e-zine that “is widely recognized as one of the most successful free e-zine in the web.” Based out of Malaysia, and founded in January of 2007 the slick-designed e-zine is on it’s fifth issue. In an interesting collaboration Artzmania, has dedicated an entire .pdf issue to Art Crimes. Clocking in at 165 pages, it is a nice slideshow.
Download it here
RUSSIAN developers outlined plans on Saturday for a 350-hectare artificial island in the shape of Russia to be built off the Black Sea coast near the future Olympic venue Sochi.
Federation Island is expected to house around 25,000 people in apartments and villas and is to be completed in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, said its designer, Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat.
It will have two marinas, three religious centres, roads, parkland and artificial rivers, the latter designed to mimic some of the major rivers of Russia.
Via Strait Times.
Led Zeppelin, the British rock band, is still held in high regard for their artistic achievements, commercial success, and broad influence.(and blatant stealing of songs) This limited edition Jimmy Page 1275 double neck electric guitar is a recreation of Jimmy Page
Why I had never come across this site is beyond me. Lifehacker, which is part of the Gawker Media empire, is a site that makes you move, function a little better, and maybe even better your life a little bit. As an introduction to the site (unless you already knew about it), I am linking to a story teaching you how to “Remote Control Your Computer with Your iPhone.” Enjoy.