“This is the original Brooklyn 40 oz. cozy! It’s neoprene to offer suberb insulating value. Each one comes with a tough strap handle and full wrapping zipper so you can use it as a tote for all your 40 style partying needs.” Leap year pre-order special! - Order now through March 31st 2008 and get an extra cozy. - For every cozy you...
Apes and Androids @ HIRO Review
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I’d rather be hungover at work than hungover on a Saturday morning.– Pete Sulick (via mattlehrer)
What is the sound of color?
5 musicians were asked to create music and a music video inspired by an assigned color. Check it out here
Kid Sister Inks Deal with Downtown Records →
gregcbrown: Your favorite lil’ sis is gettin’ all growed up! Kid Sister, Chicago’s rising MC, signed a deal with Downtown Records. So look for her Koko B.debut sometime this summer. Kid Sister ft. Kanye West - Pro Nails
Which hood are you?
Represent. Bronzeville, Bed-Stuy, Compton, Lower 9th Ward or Bankhead? Take this quiz and find out which hood your most like: QUIZ (quiz created by Arden Sherman and Brady Welch)
Sparks was so 2007...
2008 is all about GETTING SPIKED! Self promoted as “hard core to the bone” this drink is sure to get you through the Tuesday afternoon slump and maybe even onto Wednesday morning. The warnings below are taken from the website, which oddly enough has a benefits and facts section that are “coming soon.” RECOMMENDED USE: Begin use with one-half can daily to determine...
Thinking of Thursday
Planning on checking out Apes and Androids Live + Devlin & Darko (Spank Rock DJ) Cheeky B*stard - Thursday Feb 28 at Hiro Ballroom FREE if you RSVP here (photo: Jakob Lodwick)
Apes and Androids_ Nights of the Week
Taken By Trees_ Sweet Child of Mine (2.22.08 Hiro Ballroom, NY )
New mixtape from Philadelphyinz →
Motivation for a Monday morning… click link above to download Upstairs Downstairs: A Mix for Bushy by Philadelphyinz (Apt One and Skinny Friedman) “tumblr music” officially started.
The weather outside is frightfull...
But sweet sounds and some drinks could for sure warm you up. Tonight Taken By Trees and White Hinterland perform @ the Maritime Hotel. Tickets available here.
The closest thing to a rock star” in graphic design today– (USA today on Chip Kidd)
CHIP KIDD, an author, editor, grahic designer, (and now musician) who made a name for himself pumping out on average 75 book covers a year, now totalling over 1,500 is speaking at Pratt Institute on Monday, March 3, 5-7pm in Memorial Hall_ open to the public. More on Chip here.
Lunar Eclipse last night was overrated
Cai Guo-Qiang- I want to believe
Must check out this show at the Guggenheim opening tomorrow, Feb. 22-May 28. Cai Guo-Qiang is having his largest installation to date including Inopportune: Stage One which has nine real cars suspended in the FLW rotunda to simulate a car bombing, and Head On (2006), an arc of 99 life-size replicas of wolves that appear to be leaping head on into a glass wall.
Welcome to Nowhere
Last night I checked out my friend William Cusick’s newest project Welcome to Nowhere (bullet hole road) at PS122. Unlike any show I’ve seen recently, it’s a hybrid of theater performance and movie; haunting, dark, dreamlike, a road trip with characters acting live on stage below a screen of beautifully composited surreal scenes. It is running till Feb. 23 at PS122 and for sure...
As they self describe themselves on their myspace page, “The mighty Kocani Orkestar are among the funkiest exponents of the Balkan brass band style which is found across ex-Yugoslavia and is a direct descendent of the music once played by Turkish army bands. They come from the city of Kocani, in the new Republic Of Macedonia. Their music is based on Gypsy tunes from various parts of the...
Neon Psychedelic Eye Party
More fun at the Videohippos site.
For all those who get off to typography. The nytimes devoted a whole article to “Celebrating the Semicolon.” My favorite quote: “In terms of punctuation, semicolons signal something New Yorkers rarely do… (Frank McCourt) describes the semicolon as the yellow traffic light of a “New York sentence.” In response, most New Yorkers accelerate; they don’t pause to...
I totally forgot...
how AWESOME the museum of natural history is! More photos here.
Kyp Malone (TOTR) and Dragons of Zynth @ BAM
More photos available here.
Free Show at BAM Cafe tonight. Brooklyn Next—Black Rock Coalition: Power Douglas with Dragons of Zynth and Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio) @ 10pm
Plans for the Pool
Renderings were released yesterday of the Rogers Marvel designs for the McCarren Park Pool. The plans include a gym, a pool (with a diving section), and newest news… an ice skating rink! [All images courtesy of Rogers Marvel] More info Here: Curbed Brownstoner Gowanus Lounge
Band of Horses Valentines Day Show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.
Ditch the dinner date...
Additional tickets just got releaced for the Band of Horses, Dirty on Purpose show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. If you don’t have hot plans for the evening yet…get yourself some quick here and I’ll see you there!
Stale conversation hearts and lots of whiskey
This year, instead of buying a cheap box of Valentines Day cards from Duane Reade, quickly signing your name to the back of each one, and passing them around the office to all your co-workers so you don’t show favorites… send out a Mass inter-office e-card. Impersonal, but yet thoughtful enough to make someone slightly chuckle. Get your own here.
Its gross and rainy out and all I really want to do is go home, crawl in bed and pop in my box set of Murder She Wrote, and watch Angela Landsbury all day. Lets give a little shout out to a lady that doesn’t get enough props.
One Year Ago Today...
I was in the sleepy, holy town of Pushkar, India. More photos available here.
Just went to a lunch time lecture given by Poly Apfelbaum at Pratt Institute. Check out her psychedelic, dyed synthetic velvet installations.
There's no place like home
Usually when Kansas City, my hometown, makes the news its about weirdo religious conservatives who disregard evolution, serial killers who put women in barrels, or trailer-park tornado disasters. Recently we’ve been getting a lot of hype for the mustache-dancing, art-punk music collective, SSION, (pronounced “shun.”)
Loving this French illustrator SKWAK. (Image Above: Virgin and child with angels. Digigraphical drawdown on canvas,81x65cm, 3 copies, 2008 “Born to be a Maniac” Addict Galerie Exhibition)
What the folk
Beating out America’s Mexican, George Lopez, the Flight of the Concords won Best Comedy Album for The Distant Future (Sub pop). I knew there had to be something good about the Grammys. (Prince’s red suit was also a wonderful addition.)
Fellow Pratt Alumnus, Stefan Sagmeister has a show at Deitch Projects that I’ve been wanting to check out… anyone interested in stopping by there with me, let me know. Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far, an interactive exhibition by Stefan Sagmeister. The exhibition will include works that have a life of their own, transforming throughout the exhibition as viewers engage with...
This guy, Peter Callesen’s work is insane…this castle (2007) is cut and folded from one sheet of 350 gsm paper! Check out more sick paper pieces here. Castle, 2007 6 x 6 x 3 m Cut and folded from one piece of 350 gsm paper Fairy Tale, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Uk Photo: Jonathan Shaw