A little fun: the vuvuzela is used to cover Brahm and Ravel. Knowing that this was a mistake, but its too late to turn back now: Stefan's face just says it all. Thanks Kurt.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Don't quite know how to feel about the new Cadbury's Flake ad. Really beautiful visuals, perfect Alexander McQueen gown and the simplicity of no pay-off line - its pretty brave. However, a little pretentious for a chocolate brand that made great waves with the drumming Gorilla?
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Hot property right now. The blogosphere has been hyping up this lady for a while and her killer video "Tightrope" , and many cannot seem to forget about her amazing James Brown-esque performance on David Letterman. If you get a chance, read her Wiki - she is clearly a very ambitious lady with her album set out in different suites with all-encompassing back story and forthcoming graphic novel and android in tow. I saw her a year ago in this and was immediately intrigued - a bit of a female Andre 3000. And her too-cool vintage Motown style doesn't hurt in breaking stereotypes about what it takes for a young lady to sell music these days. She even scored a pretty rare top review on Pitchfork. Pure Talent!
Trivia: the Coca-Cola "Open Happiness" track was her first commercial single. Go Figure.
Haven't been posting for a while -been thrown head first into a slew of World Cup parties and birthday celebrations. My budget (and hungover brain) is pretty fried, so I am distracting myself with some much needed joy at The Big Caption.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The internet can turn into a pretty vicious place when it comes to celebrity public image, yet something about this feels pretty heartfelt. The man who once saved Zion from eternal damnation needs some saving himself it seems. Today is "Cheer Up Keanu" Day. Send him some good vibes, won't you. More here and here.
Monday, June 14, 2010
One awesome weekend behind me - it was a great kick off to one of the biggest events of our time. Now with all the partying behind me (until Wednesday when South Africa plays again, of course) I am determined to educate yourself about the major players of the game with this issue. And only the combination of the enigmatic Annie Leibovitz and a Vanity Fair cover could get these boys down their boxers. More great coverage here.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Adidas and NIKE are all over the place with fierce, flashy work for the World Cup, but the real, sincere pieces are coming out of PUMA. As a major sponsor for many African teams, they captured what the game is about. You've probably seen their phenomenal, Gnarls Barkley-esque tv commercial, but its their work with decadent, classic New York artist Kehinde Wiley that is doing my head in. I remember seeing Wiley's work in the Art Issue of Vanity Fair years ago and I have been a fan ever since. I just had to buy his laces for PUMA, of course.
And wouldn't it be awesome if an African team made it to the finals?
Yup, World Cup 2010 Football-Fever has gripped us at the waist and is shaking our booty for the good times to come. It's really full blown now. And I don't even have a ticket to a game, I am embarassed to say. Here are some highlights I am enjoying on the soccer front anyway:
Cool illustration from the lovely boys of onehorsetown:
Keen to catch the last screenings of this this week:
And if you're too cool to don a football jersey but still customised your own vuvuzela, go here:
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Gotta say I was a little bit sceptical when I heard Ryan Gosling (albeit a hot piece) was taking on the music world. Another perfectly gifted actor destroying their credibility because they can hum a few bars - yeuch. I can happily say I was wrong and quite dig Dead Man's Bones. Damn spooky, dreamy, a little bit Canadian, Ryan and partner Zach Shields turned out a decent thing - Halloween hipster I shall call it.