Check out this cool take on the classic bearskin rug by Lisa Lefebvre.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Whoa! Saw this featured in the latest issue of Wallpaper magazine's "Handmade" issue: a beautiful sailboat by Marian Bantjes. It is inspired by "dazzle" naval camouflage used in the World War, which I too am now obsessed with. My love for it is real.
I am really loving the new single by M.I.A. "XXXO" and though the album has been receiving less than favourable views, I am still humming this track. As always, the art direction for her video is really great (courtesy of the legendary Hype Williams)- it's inspired by her mom's Tamil wedding photography and low-fi computer graphics and cheesy desktop wallpapers. This look spreads throughout the album artwork and promotional pieces.
There's an abandoned office block near my place and its been seriously torn apart over the last few months. This weekend I noticed the tag "seekrevenge.co.za" stenciled along the front. Obviously, I looked it up and it led me to a digital map of another abandoned building. It's all promo work for the upcoming local horror flick, The Unforgiving. Hmmmm...pretty intriguing. Look out for the stencils around Cape Town, if you can.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Whatever is going on with Joaquin Phoenix should no doubt make for a bit of interesting cinema with I'm Still Here - The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix - my money is on the "hoax" theory and this is just an attempt to mess with our little heads so these mainstream artists can be more "creative" . The trailer seems pretty weird, and the film's supposedly loaded with homo-erotic tension and anger. Plus, I am really intrigued by Casey Affleck's work behind the camera and the weird relationship Phoenix has with Diddy. Another star off the deep end (see Kanye West post).
Check out the promotional posters done by the always cool, Shepard Fairey.
Local boy-wonder, Jordan Metcalf has been doing some pretty sweet work for the Nike offices in Portland, Oregon (I swear, sometimes everything awesome lives in Portland, Oregon). I've been a fan of his for years and it's so great to see local talent getting this sorta acclaim. Gonna definitely get one of these tees.
Friday, August 6, 2010
One more thing before I go:
Can money/Taylor Swift really make you crazy?
Well, if we are talking about Kanye West, I'd have to say "yes". From his crazy random tweets, to his symbolic album cover for first single "Power", the lavish makeover of his blog and now this decadently beautiful Sistine Chapel-esque video by Brambilla, the self proclaimed "King of Everything" is back. I hate him but the man never ceases to entertain and give it his all.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
OMG. I saw this last night and I am still shaken yet very inspired. Some of the most captivating ideas and visuals to hit the big screen in ages (and my oh my, what a brilliant score). Have to see it again. If you've seen it, here's a bit of extra reading. Christopher Nolan really just keeps getting better.
Monday, August 2, 2010
This is a insane looking campaign for Coca Cola's new energy drink Burn. The still above is from the Garth Davis directed piece "Ride" featuring skateboarders set on fire and trailblazing it through Mexico City. So crazy, but looks so sick.
via Creative Review
I am really captivated by the totally unexpected new video "The Fire" by an all-time favourite band, The Roots. Another breakthrough for Hip Hop music videos which seem to be acting as trailers for bigger epic films than the usual boob-grinding and flashy stuff. Hot-right-now music video director Rik Cordero describes it as "a post-apolcalyptic death march set in 1945 during the final stages of World War 2 in Europe". Do watch. Also check out Drake's "Find Your Love" video which tries to break the Hip Hop video norms thanks to the talented Anthony Mandler.
Sorry - tried to post picts but my computer sucks right now.