Friday, January 28, 2011

Fever Dreaming


New video by Patrick Daughters for No Age: "Fever Dreaming," from Everything In Between (Sub Pop, 2010)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Best Foot Forward

A challenge for the resourceful among us:

George Esquivel-designed shoes for Juan Carlos Obando's
Spring 2011 runway collection. Handmade in Los Angeles,
the designers' hometown, each pair reportedly takes
one person a full day to complete.
Price and availability follow accordingly.

Image of the Day

Dennis Oppenheim: One Hour Run, 1968 (Six mile continious track, St. Francis, Maine).

Artist Dennis Oppenheim, born 1938 in Electric City-WA, died last week in Manhattan. From Roberta Smith's obituary at the New York Times:
Belonging to a generation of artists who saw portable painting and sculpture as obsolete, Mr. Oppenheim started out in the realm of the esoteric, the immaterial and the chronically unsalable. But he was always a showman, not averse to the circuslike, or to courting danger. For “Rocked Circle — Fear,” a 1971 body art piece, he stood at the center of a five-foot-wide circle painted on a New York sidewalk while a friend dropped fist-size stones from three stories above, aiming for inside the circle without hitting the artist. There were no mishaps.
Read the rest here.

Somewhere Else


The Powder Room by Zoe Cassavetes – the first of a series of forthcoming short films by female directors for Miu Miu.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Image of the Day


[+] I've been doing some image research in the Puget Sound
Maritime Historical Society
image archives for an upcoming
project, and came across this gem. From the caption:
"Fart, a steam tugboat, in icy waters, n.d."

No Matter Who You Are,
No Matter Who You Are


Brand Nubian "Word Is Bond" (Bucwild Remix)
Everything is Everything (1994, Elektra)

What's Real

The smart lightness of this new Chloé campaign gives it a real-life feel – aspirational, but real. Once again, David Sims comes through.

Chloé has had some great campaigns over the years but this one ranks toward the top. More images here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The World's Just Bones

Destroyer "Bay of Pigs" (excerpt) from
Bay of Pigs (EP, 2010) and Kaputt (LP, out today), both on Merge Records.

Vancouver's own Dan Bejar (Destroyer). Photo by Michael Schmelling/NYT.

Reviews of the new Destroyer album can be found at the New York Times and Pitchfork among other places. I'm still digesting so I will save my comments but I am a big fan and after the first few listens I like it a lot, sax and all.

[Top photo: Larabee State Park, WA, early 2009 – more here.]

Monday, January 24, 2011



In the Year of the Pig, a 1968 documentary by Emile de Antonio on the origins of the Vietnam war, with music by John Cage. Heavy shit but required.

Let the Weather Have Its Way With You

Some recent snaps around Seattle...