Thursday, April 26, 2007

MV::Bumblebeez "Dr.Love"

Double click to pause and begin.

Tom Kuntz of MJZ directs this funky 80's-ish type vid for eccentric Aussie band, Bumblebeez.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Presets::Girl and the Sea

Okay, music junkies, I realize the song AND the video have been around for a bit now...but I never had the chance to post the vid-so here it is.
Directed by Lee Lennox, the video is obviously an homage to Russian master Yuri Norstein.


Unfortunately, I'm not so much of a fan of the song nor the band. But I have to say that the outfits the lead vocalist is sporting are pretty damn rockin'!

Song:'Scratch Your Name'
Director: Sarah Chatfield
Prod.Co:Colonel Blimp

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bjork on SNL::"Earth Intruders"

Dear Bjork,

I'm looking forward to seeing you.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Design::Jimmie Martin

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Swedish furniture design duo, Jimmie Martin, are out to make an aesthetic movement in the design world with their innovative pieces.
Products ranging from the LADY chair, which is “made out of dark wood finished with antique gold enamel paint. The seat is upholstered with artist canvas, featuring a copy of the famous "Lady with an ermine" motive, hand painted with acrylic.” to IMPERFECTION 2(shown above) “a cabinet that features lyrics of "Rachel Fuller". Finished in a high gloss varnish. This Specific piece has a high gloss pink interior.”

oodles of fun.

From the site::
"July 2004 marked the registration of Jimmie Martin Ltd.
Jimmie Martin Provides an eclectic showcase of one-off pieces of furniture combining the decadent and quirky with the nostalgic and urban.
All pieces are individually finished off to either the customer’s personal taste, or to the ideas of the founders, Jimmie and Martin. Between them, they have experience and education in the arts, design, media and fashion as well as the business and IT market.
While Jimmie is still in the fashion business, via ICM Models, they are now both focusing their talents on their new bespoke furniture concept.
There is a rare consistency of sophisticated pieces combined with a sexy, modern design element."



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Director Laurent Briet of RSA Films, Little Minx has created a new ad for Calvin Klein fragance CKin2u. The spot features hunky actor, Kevin Zegers, (2005's "Transamerica") chasing ultra-thin model Freja Beha Erichsen, up and through a Soho lofty like warehouse covered in white tarp.
The duo finally embraces and works their way into a strategically placed antique bathtub. This kind of stuff only works in advertising!


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Books::Mario Testino "Let Me In!"

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TASCHEN [books] releases newest edition for Mario Testino, the noted fashion/everything photographer and celebutant magnet.
The book’s cover features Demi Moore applying red lipstick to a (still) baby faced Ashton Kutcher. This is only a peak at the tons of goodies that are inside.

"As one of the 21st century’s most travelled, acclaimed, and influential fashion photographers, Mario Testino has unsurpassed access to the most magnetic stars of popular culture. For some time now he has been collecting a personal archive of off-screen moments, often snatched spontaneously before, during, and after more official sittings for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Testino’s many clients in the world of fashion. The result is a portrait not just of a generation of the most wanted and talked-about, but an invitation to be part of the backstage parties and unstaged moments of Testino’s life. Sometimes offbeat, but always on the pulse, Let me in!, with Testino’s eye for a modern kind of elegance liberated from conventional polish, is a new chapter from the photographer who has already made his mark with the books Any Objections, Front Row Backstage, Alive, Portraits, Kids, Diana Princess of Wales, and numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide."

Retailing for a pretty price of::$400


MV:: "Helvetica"

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'Boards: Trollbäck + Company pay tribute to the font Helvetica - which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year - for the documentary, "Helvetica."


Production Company: Trollbäck + Company
Creative director(s): Jakob Trollbäck
Designer(s): Tolga Yildiz, Emre Veryeri
Producer: Tandi Rabinowitz
Executive Producer: Aimee Przybylski



Happy Birthday Helvetica!

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I remember when I first used Helvetica. It was for a science project on dreams and R.E.M. (a stage of sleep, not the band folks).
I used the font as Neue Ultra Light at a font size of 13. Thankfully, the project was success (thanks to my big sister!) and I’ve been an avid user of the font ever since.

"2007 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Max Miedinger and Edouard Hoffmann’s design Helvetica, the most ubiquitous of all typefaces. Widely considered the official typeface of the twentieth century, Helvetica communicates with simple, well-proportioned letterforms that convey an aesthetic clarity that is at once universal, neutral, and undeniably modern."

LINK::MOMA CELEBRATES::50 YEARS OF HELVETICA::April 6, 2007–March 31, 2008

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Spot: HP Vera Wang

Director Olivier Gondry makes new spot for Hp with designer Vera Wang. You can tell she's a toughie!

Director: Olivier Gondry
Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Sam Francisco
Creative Directors: Rich Silverstein, Steve Simpson
Producer: Vicki Tripp/Josh Reynolds
Production Company: Partizan, Los Angeles/New York

Friday, April 13, 2007

Inked in Jade

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Jade Jagger is undoubtedly a fashion icon in her own right. Now, tattoo artist? That is questionable. But whether you like it or not, this is another career she may delve into…or at least ponder as long as it’s in style.
Check out the latest vid on STYLE STUDIO

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Color Me Indecisive....

I can't for the life of me, stick with a blog color. Red...? too strong? God knows.

Hanna Liden::Subtle Beauty

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What is it about Hanna Lidens work that makes it so unique? We see dark, disturbing work all the time. But it’s Lidens haunting unfamiliarity that makes it stand out. You want to look closer but that doesn’t necessarily make the picture clearer-- it is literally distant.

Although to totally contradict myself, if I had to compare it to something, it would have to be a totally different medium, i.e. paintings by MIGUEL CALDERON, which you may know from the film The Royal Tenenbaums. Her work captures that same oddity as his photo “Bad Route”, in which young men with masks on bikes growl at the supposed camera.

But it is her untitled photo (shown above) that in my opinion really enthralls the viewer. In it, a woman sits casually upon a rock as death walks behind her. She is accepting of her fate and seems calm as she transforms into a cadaver like being.It would be great to know the real meaning behind this photo, or if this idea just amused Liden but didn’t necessarily have an intention. If anyone would happen to know, please share.


Re:My Habit post

Oops. Just realized that I linked incorrectly on the previous post for Habitat and their new mini catalogue. Have no fear though, I just changed it!

Monday, April 9, 2007

My Habit!

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Home design company “Habitat” has issued their much-anticipated ’07 Mini Catalogue via Internet.

What you’ll see: Fresh summer homes with monochromatic tones offset by deep shades of oak wood. Features furniture pieces like the Rattan chair hammock, which is a furniture tool selected from a species of six hundred tree palms, established by the tribe of Calameae.

The art direction is unbearably beautiful for it’s simplicity. It’s a fresh breath from all the Ikea clutter; we’re sometimes influenced into thinking as “fashionable” & “Trendy”. However, unlike Ikea, Habitat is not for those on a budget. Items range from €45 to €849. Yes, those are Euros. Unfortunately, items are only shipped throughout the UK & Europe only. Bullocks!

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