Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Lady Crush

for Emily Haines (singer from Metric, Broken Social Scene, Apostle of Hustle) is stronger than ever in this too sexy video. Interpol frontman Paul Banks' video for his post-punk "Games For Days," Banks plays two characters. Paul teams up with Emily Haines and the two get cozy, whip out the handcuffs, and trash a hotel room.

Michael Jackson

I haven't mentioned too much about MJ. He was an inspiration, in fashion and music and just overall entertainment. I mentioned his passing to my mother, and she didn't seem that concerned. But I found the best way to relate this news to her was he was my generation's Elvis. I can't ever remember a time he wasn't around, the King of Pop, the greatest entertainer to live. I don't want to repeat what so many have said, but this hand made outfit by LUXIRARE is breathe taking. I think this is my favorite tribute to the icon. The embellishment on the leather might be my fave detail, well, that and the glove. So gorgeous. (via)

Be Consistant!

Graphic Identity is something we deal with everyday. As a hands down Coca-Cola drinker I am of course partial to staying true to one's self and graphics. Plus this neat-o graphics found at shows me that pepsi (even with its century gothic font new logo) is trying too hard.

the Bauhaus, 90 years of Inspiration

What artists (graphic, music, or architect) aren't inspired by the Bauhaus. Walter Gropius founded Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar in 1919 in a bankrupt Germany and the younger generation was eager to make positive changes. (via smashing mag)

Bauhaus selected some of the best talent from each trade to become Master Instructors. Not only did they teach the student, they motivated and inspired.

L-R: Josef Albers, Hinnerk Scheper, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl (whom I believe is the only rockin lady on the staff... hot hot!) and Oskar Schlemmer

now for some eye candy...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Arctic Monkeys on Fallon Last Night

Despite what people are saying, I thought this performance sounded top notch. Totes a group I have to see live. I swoon over this song and skinny Alex Turner.

Just Cause...

thnx rolson.

Linxxx Luv

1. 100 Incredible Lectures for Architects of the Future (via). Lots-o TED lectures, which is never a bad thing

2. The Times have put out this neat-o lil' graphic depicting How Different Groups Spend their Day. Somehow I don't fully believe the women shopping percentage! ha!

3. Do you wonder through life without any vices or imperfections? well let me say... BOOORing! that's major snooze-ville. I unfortunately fall into too many of these 7 vices for creative people (particularly 1-be a drinker, 6-sex, and 7-abuse the card). sigh, I wish I just had more time / opportunity to be more creative.

4. Was bummed when I heard Gwathmey passed away, but found this link to my fave project, Whig Hall. Those axons are sexy as hell. (via)

5. Who doesn't need more fonts? Lately I've been on a handvetica kick. Here's 22 drawn-esque fonts.

A Legend Passes

It is always a sad day when a member of your social, peer, or influenced community passes away. Charles Gwathmey, a member of the famed New York Five (sometimes referred to as the whites) and a principal of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, died on Monday at age 71 after a battle with esophageal cancer. Known for meticulously conceived modernist designs influenced by Le Corbusier (a personal fave), Gwathmey launched his career with a house for his parents, completed in 1967, that earned him wide acclaim and would remain a touchstone throughout his career. (via) Gwathmey did a few 'quiet' but beautiful favorites of mine: Whig Hall, the Guggenheim addition, and Hampton Home.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Google is at it again...

This time its Al Gore style.

The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) in collaboration with several Googlers has created a map that visualizes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by a number of industrialized countries.
The aim of this map is to give scientists, decision-makers, media and the general public a new way to navigate data collected since 1990. We hope that this can provide a valuable tool for understanding climate change leading into the upcoming negotiation of a new climate change agreement in Copenhagen at the end of this year.

My Newest Friend...

Swoops, the attack bird of San Fran, has a sweet blog. But don't go thinking Swoops is sweet, he's pissed. I mean, just look at him, other than that majestic dictator look in his eyes, I would not want to meet him on the streets!
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