I just came across this picture and it slapped me in the face. Now I want to move to the Netherlands and marry Heather Marks. Or at least get in her friend zone. We would eat soup, stay up all night placing Js in words that don’t require them, and chop wood. Chris Nicholls shot this forever ago. I’m sad I didn’t find it until now. I can’t get over that tartan pattern on the brown of the horse and the blue of the fjord. It’s so effortless and perfect.
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Numskull is an artist with works that kick you in your face. But in an Adam West Batman style. His combination/collages of cartoon and comic book imagery are striking. And his understanding of typography is also sex to my eyes. It’s almost as if Donald Duck has some sort of underground guerilla propaganda campaign going on. Rad is the word you’re looking for. Rad.
If I had a choice as to what I wanted to be talented at (photographically), I’d want it to be portraits. There can be so much behind the simplest of images. The idea of capturing someone’s essence is staggering. Or contrary to that, you can make that same person be whoever you want them to be. It’s all up to you. Tim Barber is a great example of this. His photography captures that one special moment—the smallest increment of time—when it all comes together into this beautiful image. Maybe I’ll hire him to take all photos of me from now on. That way I won’t always have that one eye half shut thing going on. My facebook picture reel looks like a study in retardation.
This song is that missing link between melancholy and joy. That’s the best way I can describe it. It feels like that transition from sadness to acceptance and realization that things will be alright.
Koralleven // The Truest Faith
In order to promote their amazing new album, The Black Keys hired Frank. Enjoy.
There are few things as American as Coca-Cola. The 1006 Navy Chair is one of them. And maybe this. The chair is such a classic, clean, and yet minimalist piece of design. Recently, Emeco and Coke got together and decided that there are a lot of bottles needing recycling and what better than to put them to use as the basis of a chair? The result is the 111 Navy Chair. It takes its namesake from the 111 Coke bottles that are used in each one. There’s this huge process that goes into the creation of each piece. All this sciencey stuff. American sciencey stuff. I plan on getting one of these eventually. They’re pretty affordable and I’d love to be able to say that I own a Coke bottle with a butt groove. America!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned while reading magazines while on the toilet, it’s that you should never trust Popular Science. According to them and their sensationalist imagery, we should all be getting to work with jetpacks and turning all kinds of knobs to have our food sent to us via pneumatic tube by now. I don’t know about you, but that sounds awesome and I’m slightly disappointed. Shame on you, science.
Anyways, something I’ve always loved about those pictures was that no matter how far in the future it was supposed to depict, it always looked like it was still 1957. That’s what the theme of this mix is. It all has that retro vibe to it except all the music was made in the last few years. It’s what Judy Jetson would listen to.
I’ve wanted some kind of taxidermic animal head mounted on my wall for a while now. They’re just so ridiculous. However, I would feel weird knowing that it used to be this living thing that died so that I could hang my coat from its antlers and fake pick its nose because I’m hilarious. Enter stage right: Yong Ho Ji. He creates these amazing sculptures using scrapped tire rubber. It’s really reminiscent of muscle fiber and the all-black color palette really gives the pieces this alien feel; like they’re animals from some blackface Avatar movie. James Cameron, you racist.