Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Mine and Joe's NYCSCL featured in Monocle this month!

Check it out. Kind of funny they give all the credit to Joe as we founded it together. At least he mentioned me!

More info at nycscl.com

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TOY TOKYO auction to help Japan -April 2nd and 3rd!

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''Toy Tokyo and TT-Underground Gallery are hosting a benefit art auction to help the relief efforts for Japan with contributions by Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Ewok, etc. 100% of the proceeds go to GlobalGiving.org, so make sure to pay them a visit! There will also be an Ebay auction site: TT-UndergroundJapanBenefit.''
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via here and here.

Inspiration information... cubed buildings.

A bunch of cube shaped buildings I find inspiring.

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And a few that are almost cubes, but still cool!
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Picture of the day.

The illest Gainsbourg picture ever.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

She's trouble...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Picture of the day.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

From the archives, Gameboy iPhone Camera App review.

I orginally wrote this on September 1st, 2010 for a little side blog I had started called the crappy photos (now just merged into this blog). PS, I now have over 50 camera apps on my phone, ha.

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If you were messing about with handheld gaming devices in the mid to late 90's you know the Gameboy very well, and probably even had the camera attachment for it. I never did, though I wanted one (I opted for the pxl2000 and the Fisher Price fax paper camera, among the de- rigeur selection of Polaroids, more on those later).

The funny thing about things that happened in your past is that the nostalgia for them becomes overwhelming sometimes. I recently decided I really wanted to look into getting one of those cameras. As with anything these days though, I first did a search for "Gameboy Camera" in the app store for my iPhone.

Of course there is a reasonable facsimile there, and it is surprisingly great. I do wish the contrast was a bit higher, it tends to aim to a lot of mid range to me. This ended my quest. (He also has a pretty great c64 camera app, I never knew even existed).

You can check it out here, it will be the first addition to my "Essential iPhone Camera Apps" list, which I plan to continuously update. (I mainly got my iPhone to have a camera always on me, and to take advantage of all the toy camera apps there, I now have 19 on my phone).

Sample pictures from the app...

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Lastly, a video on the Original Gameboy Camera, to give you more info if you wanted.

 

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

French Rap Pioneer.

This is how most French people I know first heard rap and learned about hip-hop. This is the equivalent to Rock-It for us Americans.

 

Monday, March 21, 2011

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I am a featured curator on @AHALIFE today.

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I was asked to be a guest curator on the great site AHAlife, today and so I featured one of my current favorite objects, the Macinari pen by Hosei Suzuki. 

 

Now discontinued, AHAlife has a small batch available at $45 each. Go check it out.

 

More info here.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Art for today.

Cleaning Piece III by Yoko Ono, 1996.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Style points, Charlotte Rampling.

Inspiration information... the inspiration.

 

"Out in the country fields smiling..."

Friday, March 18, 2011

Of interest, Japan animation explains the Nuclear issue...

Well, it somewhat expalins the issue.

Via Matt @Nooka.

Of cities and escapes...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Yet another way to support Japan and get something nice...

For-japan

By Corter Leather, Each bracelet costs $20, and 100% of proceeds go directly to the Red Cross efforts to help those affected by this tragedy in Japan.  Each leather bracelet features a hand-painted red button.

 

More info here.

 

VIA Dreamsofperfection.

Inspiration information... bikes.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A,e,i,o,u...

and sometimes B.M.X.

 

From the archives, Steinski interview.

My good friends, Dave Coolhands, Strath, and I used to do a zine in the early Naughts called Friends of Sound, it is now a record store in Austin run by Coolhands, go by if you are there for SXSW. It is a great spot.

One of my favorite interviews we ever did was going to visit the incredibly humble, talented mastermind Steve Stein, aka Steinski. A true hiphop pioneer, his series known as "The Lessons" have inspired legions for their ground-breaking, fun, sometimes crude, cut and paste techniques.

Enjoy reading that interview below, and a few of his songs for reference.

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Brown, brown, broowwn, brown. Brownsville.