These new works by L.A.-based artist Doug Aitken are kind of a trip, placing animals in motel rooms the kind of animals that, by no stretch of the normal imagination, belong in a motel room. Installed as a large-scale film titled migration, the project depicts the movements of migratory […]
Well, kind of. My mind took a leap as soon as I saw the names mentioned in the same sentence, and I assumed the visionary director actually took the helm of this music video for Au Revoir Simone‘s ‘Shadows.’ Lynch has been a vocal fan of the keyboard-based girl group […]
This is my new obsession, just as the days of summer start to fade. For these San Francisco boys, who play under the name Girls, summer’s not the kind of thing that ever has to end. Shot with exuberance on Super 8, this plays like a Levis commercial that doesnt […]
Late night San Francisco streets turned into a human game of Tetris via Geekologie (by way of good friend Rusty). It speaks for itself and theres a great soundtrack to boot.
Far and away my favorite celebrity run-in? When a couple guys from The Strokes came into the store earlier this year while I was working the floor and Julian spent some time jamming on the air guitar. I guess that little interlude didnt quite scratch his music itch because, thank […]
More shoe talk: Nick Schonberger of Selectism just put up a nice retrospective of California brand SeaVees, a lost-but-not-forgotten icon recently re-discovered and revived with some fresh new ideas, including a great collaboration with Pantone. For a little insight into how a small, dead brand is brought back to life, […]
Joe Fig creates mini sculptures depicting some of my favorite artists hard at work in their studio spaces: Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Chuck Close, to name a handful. This is the perfect mix of childlike whimsy and serious artistic endeavor, like a model train set thats really, really important. […]
As a brand, New Balance doesn’t strike the same chord as a Nike or Adidas in the streetwear world, but I grew up with the shoe as a hardcore kid and its appeal runs deep. Before the Nike Dunk/Air Max crossover from the hip-hop world hit the scene, it was […]
This just opened yesterday and I’m wishing I was on the opposite coast. If you’re in the area, you can check it out at Mollusk Surf Shop through the end of November. For a quick primer on the NY-based, Oahu-raised artist/designer, check out some of the stuff from his portfolio […]
Does that sound like a new Pixar flick about a superhero family? The point is, lets make today unofficial music videos day. The first is a fan-made video created for Brooklyn-slash-Austin rising stars Neon Indian, whom Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear just included as a recent favorite on the playlist […]
I love Google Maps Street View, but how do they do it? Heres one theory that seems, you know…pretty plausible. Via Theme Blog.
Milton Glaser is one of those designers you just know, whether or not you recognize the name. The I (heart) New York design may be one of the most lasting and iconic images ever created. Yep, that was Glaser. Not only that, but hes never collected a thin dime for […]