Thursday, July 26, 2007

CLIP::The Knife on NY Noise

Found this mini interview with The Knife. I'll eat up anything I can find on this enigmatic band. Too bad the interviewer is a nerd.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

MV::Johan Renck directs...himself!

My FAVORITE music video director JOHAN RENCK made this music video for his Swedish band Stakko Bo. His recognition has been mostly for his direction for music videos for (The Knife’s “Pass This On” to Madonna’s “Hung Up”) but that in no way excludes him from the musician world! Love him.

Director:Johan Renck
Artist:Stakka Bo

ARTIST::Pinar Yolacan

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When I first saw Pinar Yolcan's work, I was appalled and totally enamored! I loved her photos so much that I posted them on my profile on MySpace (No eye rolling people).
Under each photo, I titled them in relation to how the pictures made me feel. For the one above, I remember calling it “raw chicken”. Yes, I realize that “raw chicken” is not an emotion but I can’t help it, that’s what I thought of! Responses were mixed but overall contained the same intrigue I had when first viewing the photographs.
Ms.Yolacan will be on exhibit at Rivington Arms the month of November.


Friday, July 20, 2007

AD::Sony::Like No Other....

"Brooklyn-based directing team David Hill and Joshua Goodrich animate geometric eye candy for Sony"

Client: Sony
Title: Don't Walk Alone
Agency: Vanksen Buzz & Communication Agency, Paris
Production Company: Santa Maria, Brooklyn
Director: David Hill, Joshua Goodrich

Thursday, July 19, 2007


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Fashion stylist Scott Newkirk is featured in the latest issue of NY Magazine (the one with the daunting cover of Eliot Spitzer).
The article discusses Newkirk’s innate fashion sense, not just for clothing, but also for interior design and his architectural innovation.
A home located in Yulan, New York where “There’s no electricity or running water, no TV, no computer. Mr.Newkirk, can slow down, sleep late, and take his daily bath in the nearby brook (weather permitting).” He spends every weekend there in an effort to escape the bustling and more than often, hectic NYC life.
A dream for some and possibly a nightmare for others, it is a segregated home away from home that is completely up my alley!
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Personally, I absolutely love being out in the woods! I agree that it’s not for everyone, but by the look of his chic design, I’ll assume most wouldn’t mind this great escape.
A fave detail: Newkirk’s builder used aged hickory planks to fashion the ladder-like steps that lead up to his bedroom (rawr).


Tuesday, July 17, 2007


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Apparently, Bjork just couldn't get enough of her fans. The iconoclastic songtress will be returning to NYC for yet another amazing show.
I was fortunate enough to see her last show at Webster Hall and it was one of the most incredible shows I have ever seen (apart from seeing her play in Coney Island back in '03...I sound like a nostalgic gereatric)
Anyhow, I think I'm just going to have to see her again! You should too!

EVENT DATE::9/24/2007::
WHERE::Madison Square Garden-New York,NY
PRESALE::7/18/2007, 10:00:00 AM

Monday, July 16, 2007


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Tomorrow night, July 17th, Summer Screen will be playing the cult classic film Dazed & Confused! It's a free event and well worth the trip if you don't live in the 'Burg. So bring out your high-wasted jeans and favorite hippie beads (which actually, I really hope you don't REALLY own...) and come join the doobie fest (on the DL)

Time: 7:00pm
Location: McCarren Pool, Lorimer St. Wburg (btw Driggs and Bayard)
Cost: Free

Friday, July 13, 2007

MODEL DIARIES::Natalia Vodianova

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Short but sweet read.


PHOTOGRAPHY::Denis Darzacq

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When initially spotting Denis Darzacq’s latest work, one doesn’t necessarily see any political meaning behind it.
But it is in fact Darzacq’s intention to capture Parisian political activists as a generation without limits. The photo’s act as a metaphor for the issues at hand. (read review below via MoCo Loco).
Believe it or not, these photos are completely organic—no Photoshop and only a manual camera. Oh yes, and some very talented models.
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"Denis Darzacq’s series La Chute depicts a view of Paris after the riots of 2005, where one has to learn to be in control of the trajectory. Darzacq captures a demographic in freefall, to represent a generation that is either ignored or worthy of the wrong sort of attention. To find the young people he needed for his shots, set against the shuttered ground floors of what could be so many European suburbs, the photographer became a regular at hip-hop and break-dancing shows on the streets of Paris. The Fall won this year’s World Press Photo prize in the category of arts and entertainment." -MoCo Loco
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Thursday, July 12, 2007


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NPR has recently interviewed Brooklyn based band, Grizzly Bear. Through out the show, you will hear haunted songs from their new 'Yellow House' album. The harmonizing and soft melodies are mesmerizing. I haven't been able to stop listening to 'Yellow House' and for those who haven't heard it, I highly suggest you should.

For live Podcast, via NPR::GRIZZLY BEAR LIVE

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


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This past Saturday I was feeling rather spontaneous. So, at 4pm I gathered the energy to trek to Queens-- out of all places! (Thank-God for the G train)
My final destination was PS1, a contemporary art center and affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art, better known as MOMA.

When I arrived, there was already a line around the block. I thought to myself “Wow, there must be a great exhibit!” Yes, there was a great exhibit, however the real reason for the eager gallery goer’s was that it turned out to be the second Saturday of Warm Up.

“Warm Up is P.S.1's critically acclaimed music series and has become one of the most anticipated summer events. The series is housed within the architectural installation created by the winner of the annual P.S.1 and MoMA organized Young Architects Program . Together, the music, architecture and exhibition program provide a unique multi-sensory experience for music fans, artists, and families alike.”

ANYHOW, although this has been around for years, this was my first time actually going to a Warm Up event, without even the intention of doing so. But I’m absolutely giddy I fell upon it, because it was great. The energy was infectious and everywhere you looked, people were bouncing and dancing to the tribal-like drum set that was playing, which I’m currently researching because it was so good.

I’ll admit that at first, it was a little too much to bear, so I headed on inside (stay tuned for future post about exhibit) But when getting back out, I was amazed at how filled up the space was.

So, for anyone who is like me (living under a rock apparently) and has not visited Warm Up, here is the summer schedule so you can get your oblivious ass out there.

July 14: agnes b. presents . . .
Poni Hoax:The Penelopes:Frustration,Morpheus:JB Wiz:Ex Nihilo Crew:Plus Marina Rosenfeld and Zeena Parkins

July 21
Objektivity hosts with:Dennis Ferrer:The Martinez Brothers:Plus Eric Singer’s LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots)

July 28
Tummy Touch brings you:DJ's: Ursula 1000:Tim "Love" Lee:Ramon Santana:Wunmi and Unicornicopia

August 4

August 11
Trouble Man Unlimited/Italians Do It Better bring you:Glass Candy (live):Mike Simonetti + a special guest DJ:plus Elliot Sharp (live)

August 18
Rong Music host:DJ Spun:Ben Cook (aka Stranger):Eric Duncan (Rub n Tug):Woolfy Projections (live):plus Dewanatron (Leon and Brian Dewan, live) & Ray Sweeten and Zach Layton (live)

August 25
Escort (live):Felix Dickinson (Cynic, Urban Myth, Bastedos; London, England)
plus LoVid (live)and David Linton (live)


BOOKS::Jeff Koons

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"This exhaustive monograph begins with a biographical essay by Interview magazine editor-in-chief Ingrid Sischy that puts his work into context and tells his personal story, as well as a text by Eckhard Schneider’s analyzing Koons from a European perspective. Arranged in chronological chapters by work groups, the main body of the book features art historian and critic Katy Siegel’s detailed analyses alongside hundreds of large-format images tracing Koons’s career from 1979 to today. Rounding off the book are an extended bibliography and a lavishly illustrated biography. Fans of Jeff Koons’s work will find in this publication not only a sumptuous book-object, but also the most comprehensive study of the artist’s work ever published." -Taschen


Monday, July 9, 2007


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So, you may or may have not heard that pretty gal K.Moss has her own font now.
The iconoclastic fashionista has really marketed herself (or someone has done it for her) to the uttermost extreme. Like a line with Top Shop wasn't enough, she is now entering our Word Office world with her quirky yet stylish font-- very representative of ...herself.


I love it when musicians don't take themselves too seriously and come up with something on the spot and are still able to create something amazing. As Grizzly Bear did in this video, spotted via youtube (ugh.I hate that I keep using it more and more often)
Anyhow, this is a lovely version of their song Knife, which I have previously posted a video for. I adore both versions. You decide.


DESIGN::Graffiti Luminescent::

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Donna Brady’s unique Hi-Light pendant is a sort of homage to her Brooklyn neighborhood. She incorporated the boroughs rapidly moving scene of graffiti art into her own designs by creating graffiti imprinted lampshades. The outcome is innovative and the perfect way to add some character to a bland room.
The lamps are retailing at a pretty price of $130-via Rare Device
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