Tuesday, September 30, 2008
gnarcore's own benny stoddard and east van's finest are repping hard for this year's color mag & redbull's shoot to thrill. check their video and vote for your homegrown heros HERE.
Monday, September 29, 2008
paul newman was my high school crush. i watched cat on a hot tin roof when i was 14 and quickly fell madly in love with him. he was a wonderful actor, family man, philanthropist and entrepreneur. he was all for 'shameless exploitation in pursuit of the common good'. on friday evening, he died at this longtime home, of complications arising from lung cancer.
he was 83.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
lego is celebrating 30 (!) years of making super radical toys by issuing a special celebrity collection. amy winehouse, madonna, posh & becks and even brad, angelina and the brand new twins have each been, in full detail, immortalized forever. in yellow plastic.
Friday, September 19, 2008
it's weird. i don't really feel crystal castles for the most part (what with all of the copyright infringement bullshit), but this song is a toe-tapper. and they're canadian, so i guess i'm doing my part for the community, here.
crystal castles - crimewave (sinden remix).
Thursday, September 18, 2008
wish i could've put the picture up of the platforms by charles & keith that i am absolutely in love with, but alas, there were none available. these beauts will do for now.
kris got a hot pair of marc jacobs strappy heels yesterday, so now i've got my feelers out for new pair myself.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
this week's 'it girl' status is bestowed upon none other than new wave club mistress, queen of androgyny and muse to andy warhol, the stunning grace jones. her vocal range spans two and a half octaves, and her film career is into it's fourth decade.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
nagi noda, director. 1973-2008.
lions mane, by nagi noda.
cut copy 'hearts on fire', by nagi noda.
nagi noda was a japanese pop artist and director. some of her recent avant garde productions include the above, 'hearts on fire' cut copy video, the scissor sisters video, 'she's my man', and music videos for electronic artist, tiga. she also created commercials and advertisements for nike, panasonic, coca cola and igoogle, as well as doing some really unique and creative styling for photography, art installations and performance pieces.
she passed away last sunday, september 7th, after surgical complications from injuries sustained in a traffic accident the previous year. she was 35. much too young.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
screen lengend and beauty, isabella rossellini, in conjunction with the sundance channel, has a new offering: green porno. they are a series of eight very short films conceived, written, co-directed by and featuring rossellini, about the (often amazing and unsettling) sex life of bugs.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
lynn yaeger is a neat lady. she lives in nyc and writes for the style section of the village voice. she is also a regular contributor to the new york times style section.
perhaps she is most identifiable by her signature powdered face, rouge-spotted cheeks and dark, cupid's-bow lipstick, but her tongue-in-cheek writing is nothing to shake a stick at.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
our friends at gnarcore waxed poetic yesterday evening about stephen harper's right(reich?)-handed axe to arts funding. that's 14.5 million dollars less for the development of creative mind and outlets for their process, across the country. 'promart', the domestic touring subsidization program, as well as 'trade routes', the program that 'helps promote cultural exports abroad', are both getting wasted under this new policy.
the conservative government has chosen to blame it on this band. pitchfork media has written a great article about this bullshit and how holy fuck has been pegged as the scapegoat, basically, because of their name. and these dudes are currently touring with bloc party. nice one, harper, you douche.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
this week's it girl is none other than one of the most adventurous ladies of leisure of all time, amelia earhart.
without a doubt, she popularized and pioneered the equestrian look for north american women in the 1930's, and actually had her own clothing line that was sold at macy's department store.
clean, classic, tailored, and fully functional elegance. this one's for you, yaya.