Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quote Of The Day

In honor of Hurricane Alex.

The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine? - Judith Hayes

Rainy Day

His dream of having his hair brushed somewhere over the rainbow while strumming his ukulele happened. It could happen for you too. I know, I know I'm evil.

Famille Summerbelle

Famille Summerbelle is my new favorite find. Julie is the designer of these amazing paper cut maps featuring London, New York, Paris and The World. They even make octopus tape!

Work in progress world map.

What I Do At Work When I'm Supposed To Be Working

Was the title of David Fullarton's exhibition/contribution to San Fransisco based artist Jonn Herschend's project "Sisyphus Office" at Houston's radio station 90.1 KPFT back in '09. The pieces were pinned randomly amongst the memos and flyers around the office and are constructed from available office supplies.

The project itself aimed to highlight art as an integral and necessary distraction in our day to day life ... with the notions of existentialism, capitalism, artistic romanticism and deadpan slapstickism as a means to examine the artifice that keeps us clinging to reality and distracted from the void. Sisyphus Office is about punching the clock, and then punching it again…but harder the second time. It’s about transcending the mundane through the beauty and absurdity of distraction. It’s about recognizing the comedy in the tragedy of the day to day… and then waking up again to do the same thing all over again the next morning.

Excerpt from David Fullarton.

These are a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sneak Peek

My spring/summer mix is almost finished. This track is one of my favorites and samples a very recognizable fuzzy riff from Big Country.

Cutebuster du Jour

Monday, June 28, 2010

Magnetic Fields Monday

loves goes home to paris (magnetic fields) – A Faulty Chromosome

MP3 search on MP3hunting

The original:

Tsk Tsk

Hester Prynne living in sin as dirty as a dustbin. Married men should keep their wondering hands to themselves.

Lillian Gish in "The Scarlet Letter" 1926

Friday, June 25, 2010

Quote Of The Day

"I like horror movies, shoegaze music and I use the word Fuck a lot."

I can tell that we are gonna be friends.

Cutebuster du Jour

The competition is on.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hey You

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

32 Years

It's been 32 years since Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives was first released featuring 26 gay and lesbian persons candidly talking about themselves and that particular time in American history. Quite luckily I caught it tonight on TCM and was fascinated with the clothes and stories. Not only the very personal nature of the film but also how unaffected everyone seemed by the camera. Life before MTV. It's a pretty awesome gem of a film.

This is a trailer for the re-release. You can order it here.

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco's photographs are very much frozen static fairytales. I especially like the more earth-toned ochre palettes; like slick interpretations of Bosch and Nerdrum.

C'mon World Give Us a Break Will Ya??

There must be something in the water.

PS. Caroline Polachek - adorable.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Me and my friend have apparently and unwittingly jumped on the bandwagon along with so many others to read this. With a reported $3.5m price tag plus 2 additional sequels and 1.5m for the film rights from Ridley Scott, it's this summer's apparent runaway literary Avatar. Who knew? So far we're a little over 200 pages in but it's so extremely compelling and gripping neither one of us want to do anything else. Totally Hooked.


Chico Fellini

These guys have, at least for today, awakened me from my "bored of new music" slumber.

<a href="">Give It To Me by chico fellini</a>

Quote Of The Day

"Luminous beans are we, not this crude fava." - ADR

Monday, June 21, 2010

Magnetic Fields Monday

Vimeo faulty links stink.

The Magnetic Fields I'm Sorry I Love You video [not official but suuuper cute!]

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Happy

It's Paul McCartney's birthday today. My mom would always say, "Paul McCartney. PAUSE. He's such FOX" and then look off into the distance in a way that was beyond creepy to my 5 year old eyes. Thanks Paul for making my mom hot under the collar. Here's to you.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Suck It

Today has unbelievably blown as far as work days go so daydreaming of beachy blue blue oceans and vacations is really getting me through and tonight I'm even breaking my sober life to have a teensy cocktail to grease my wheels. Holiday you can't come soon enough.

Ps. Check out this May release.. it's pretty swoony.

Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday


Radiohead, Octopus and stop motion film - all favorites. See more of the amazing Tobias Stretch.

Strange Visage

Peter Ashworth's fashion series with model Louis Parsons reminds me so much of Steve Strange. Poor sod, let's hope Louis doesn't experience the same fate.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Me and some friends started a music project to compile a list of random tracks that we spontaneously think of throughout any given day. Not songs we listen to actively but songs that occur to us whilst in the shower, on our way to work or doing some equally mundane mindless task. It's pretty heinous some of the things that pop up. What would make it onto your mix?

It's also a shout out bloghug for a dear dear friend of mine going through some rough times.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brain Dead Bird Head

I've been looking at all sorts of photography today in silence and thinking about a mix cd I have to finish this weekend for an upcoming swap but all music bores me today. Ever have days like that?

Photos by Peter Lindbergh

Monday, June 14, 2010

That's Just Dandy

Sebastian Horsley's memoir, Dandy in the Underworld: an Unauthorised Autobiography, is definitely on my summer reading list.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Every Other Night

Heard this last month and to be honest it kind of went in one ear and out the other quite literally. To my surprise, I started humming it today. This is how secrets escape...

Young Empires - Glory of the Night

Before Today

Before the hipsters jumped on his bandwagon all hailing the wonder that is, Ariel Pink has been around forevs and recording trax at a prolific rate. I know some of you may think he's cheesy, especially the campy "Can't Hear My Eyes" [yeah, I'm talking about YOU] but I love it. This week they released yet another gem, filled mostly with reprised trax from earlier albums. It's really good though... perfect for art nights, tousled hair and blankets and beach buzzing.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti - Round and Round

Thursday, June 10, 2010


BET banned this.

Monica Cook

Cubicle Bliss

I wonder what my productivity output level would be like in an office like this... either I would be employee of the month every month or Ms. Dreamypants.

Beautiful architectural firm Selgas Cano designed by Iwan Baan in Spain. [Further evidence I need to move there.]

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cute Kitsch

The sun is struggling to come out at the exact same time I'm watching this. Levek covers Grizzly Bear [acapella]. I thought the footage was from Bambi, turns out it's from a 1948 series called, Melody Time and this episode is called Trees. The animation is lovely!

Levek - Shift(GB A Cappella Cover) from David Levesque on Vimeo.

Sleep-Over [NSFW]

Sleep-Over is so so dreamy. I just can't get enough. Their album cover art is pretty out there.

Sleep Over Outer Limits

Bed Hogs and Book Bitches

It's a rainy day today. I started reading this book last night.

And I wish I were reading it in this bed, with storms all around.

In this building

Pia Ulin's spaces and her choice of buildings are really calming.


Neu!are releasing one final album, post mortem for Klaus Dinger. He looks like Rasputin.

Thom Yorke says, "To me they sound like joy. Like endless lines stretching on forever in parallel. Fragile. Like a brand new motorway and you are the first person to drive along it…” Oh Thom.

Here are two tracks from the forthcoming album to be released as part of a box set later this month.



There's word that remaining member Michael Rother will perform live on his tour "Hallogallo 2010" with Steve Shelley [Sonic Youth] and Benjamin Curtis [School of Seven Bells]. I would like to see that.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Envy, Alex Prager

Better than Caffeine

This morning I woke up to this lovely update, School of Seven Bells just released a second track, Windstorm off of their upcoming album and with it is a remixed version by A Place To Bury Strangers. Shakes fist at sky for having to leave for work.

I also apologize that the player has this stupid interrupted DING every 30 seconds; I didn't have enough time to upload the actual mp3 to a player. It's on Itunes though, if you can get it to download - troubles troubles.

Read full review of Windstorm (A Place To Bury Strangers Mix) - SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS on ©

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rick Owens

Sexy little piece of mancake. Oh, and he's a pretty talented designer too. He's obsessed with Marlene Dietrich's swandown coat and is considering mouse fur as a medium.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Boris Who?

I'm dying to know who designed these shoes... the only information I found was that they're apparently by someone named Boris Chez of East Village in NYC. If anyone knows, I'm all ears.

Fatale Fashion

Andrea and Angelica for Glass

Lily Cole for Elle France

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