Archive for the ‘design’ Category

learning to love you more….

May 14, 2009


yet another great miranda july project


Revolutionary Branding

April 21, 2009


I remember the first time I saw that famous photograph of Che Guevara.  It was in the liner of notes of a Rage Against the Machine album.  I was 15 or so and had no idea who he was, what he had done, why he was famous, but I immediately liked him.  There’s just something about that photo that makes you idolize–and idealize–him without knowing anything about what he stood for, what he meant.   I’m older now and I know better, but sometimes when I see that image there’s a part of me that still feels a little bit of that old romantic revolutionary spirit, that tingle –especially when it’s giggly down a runway on Giselle’s rear end.


In Che’s Afterlife, Micheal Casey “traces how Korda’s photograph became one of the most widely disseminated images in the world, how Che went from being a symbol of resistance to the capitalist system to one of the most marketable and marketed brands around the globe, how the guerrilla fighter became a logo as recognizable as the Nike swoosh or McDonald’s golden arches.”

(from NYT)

more miranda july

April 14, 2009

Vodpod videos no longer available.

from her hallway piece in the hara museum, tokyo.

EDAR:everyone deserves a roof.

April 8, 2009

When you get to around 2:30 and you see that little dude jumping up and down you realize this might not be the best idea, but at the very least it can be helpful to those in need. Oh yeah, mls sent this to me as well. Maybe he should blog more.

Yves Saint Laurent

February 27, 2009


The boys chair went for 28 mil in a recent auction.  Peep the story here.

mad naps

February 24, 2009


“Pillowig” is hand made wearable pillow comforting trieness of people in daily lives, enabling users to sleep comfortably whenever and whenever they’d like. The pillowig was designed by Joo Youn Paek and you can see more of her work here. I think she might be related to Grace or May? Maybe MTR?

fiction mirror

January 20, 2009


Jean-Marie Massaud did a series of work for Glas Italia that may cost more than my whole crib. I imagine these would be way tight to have in your room when you cut up guts like Bale in American Psycho and no not Batman Bale with his bullshit voice and kevlar plated sunglasses or whatever the fuck they had in that joke of a film. Dark Knight is for little kids.

get it right get it right get it tight

January 12, 2009

letterstripI have always hated  pretty much anything in my home that makes it look cluttered. I do my best to hide any wires from view as well as mail, my numerous parking tickets and so on. I think what the kids over at keepitcartesian are doing makes sense and adds to any living space.  Descartes would approve.