Monday, December 24, 2007

|:| Noel |:|

Happy holidays.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

|:| 7 & 7 Is... #0.2 |:|

Fittingly the second 7 & 7 Is... goes to O.Two. One of the
founders of my favourite aersol artisans, RockGroup™,
O.Two's work is stylised linguistics and always fresh.
Cheers for the answers squire, here's to 0.2008.

1. Best art/design - [Art] - José Parla/Dash Snow/Matthew Barney.
[Design] - Steve Nishimoto
2. Best live event - Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris, at Brixton Academy.
Executioners Car Club meet at the Ace Café.
3. Best film/tv - Deathproof (who listens to critics?) and Inland Empire.
4. Best product - O.Two stickers. Printed by Chromatics.
5. Best style - The inimitable Fatsarazzi.
6. Best clothing item - 1 Black rain coat.
(bought or given)
7. Best food - home cooked.


1. Worst art/design - There is no 'worst'. Better to spend time looking at the good, than the bad.
2. Worst live event - A bar somewhere in Eastern Europe. A a Go-Go dancer and half a bottle of whiskey. Enough said.
3. Worst film/tv - Reality.
4. Worst product - Any plastic figurine, toy or action figure, more specifically - the Kaws Vader companion.
5. Worst style - Expensive, immaculate white fixies - the new roller-blades.
6. Worst clothing item - Plaid.
(bought or given)
7. Worst food - Bear Claw. Eastern Europe, again.


YourTunes - Top Seven

In no particular order...

1. J.J. Cale - "Naturally"
2. Queens of the Stone Age - "Era Vulgaris"
3. Black Mountain - "Black Mountain"
4. Radiohead - "In Rainbows"
5. Andrew Weatherall - "Sci - Fi Lo - Fi"
6. The Black Angels - "Passover"
7. The Tailors - "Wakey Wakey"

|:| Case-ette |:|

This is how we take
The old from the new
The new to the old
The old from the new

Well that was Greg N-I and Smooth B who chanted that but
it applies nicely to the IPod cases built by 45 Nano Cases.

|:| Four sided |:|

Some nice structural forms out of Toronto from the people
who make up Quadrangle.

|:| Mytype #20 |:|

Being winter the beanie completes the look, well Duh!

Monday, December 17, 2007

|:| Making Moves |:|

These 3D movements make for some interesting results over
at MoFrames. Check it out.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

|:| Lego Bombers |:|

Some nice bombing on the Legoland Express.

|:| 7 & 7 Is... #1 - A La Fu |:|

To close out 2007 I've asked a few good people to sum
up some highs and possibly low's of the 07.
First of the blocks is my good friend and one of my favourite
djs Kenny A La Fu. His new VaVa producto will be out soon
(and it's a beeyoudeee) so clean out those eyes and keep your
ears peeled. Anyway, here we go :-

1. Best art/design - Rough
2. Best live event - Bjork @ Glastonbury
3. Best film/tv - Charlie Brookers Screenwipe
4. Best product - The ReactTable (See Bjork at Glastonbury)
5. Best style - No Style
6. Best clothing item - A red plaid shirt
(bought or given)
7. Best food - Cheese and Bean Burritos


YourTunes - Top Seven

1. Busdriver - "Roadkillovercoat" LP
2. Bjork - "Volta" LP
3. Modeselektor - "Happy Birthday" LP
4. Radiohead - "In Rainbows" LP
5. The Bug Feat. Killa.P + Flow Dan - "Skeng" 12
6. Bobby Peru - "Erotic Discourse (Audiojack Remix)" 12
7. Nathan Fake - "Undoing The Laces/Dinamo/Coheed" EP

Cheers boss, catch you next week.
More 7 & 7 Is... soon.

Friday, December 14, 2007

|:| MiTunes #6 |:|

1. Allen Toussaint - "Worldwide"
2. Modeselektor - "Sucker Pin"
3. Born Ruffians - "Knife"
4. Liars - "Sailing To Byzantium"
5. Psapp - "Upstairs"

|:| Parlez-Vous Anglais? |:|

Analogue complete a hattrick of Report mentions with this
for their next show "High Priestess Of The Woods" by
artisan French.
It's on from January 18th until February 16th (my birthday!)
with the drunkards gathering at the preview on the 17th.
Should be good.

|:| Tiny Griffin |:|

The excellent Tiny Showcase and Early Griffin have
new goodies out both of which include work by Robert Hanson
which is no bad thing. Russell, Julie and Shea'la are all good
peoples so go hook yourself up a treat or two or three or four.

|:| Think Faest |:|

New issue of Faesthetic. Need I say more?
Ok then, you can get it here.

|:| Emergency Flared |:|

Recently saw the new Lakai video "Fully Flared".
The intro is pretty nice and the rest is even better.
Take a tip Nike SB, less horseplay, more skateboarding.
I couldn't pick a favourite section, seriously it's all great.

|:| Mytype #20 |:|

Style of the DeaD.

Monday, December 10, 2007

|:| In Too Deep |:|

I forgot to post about the mix I got from Kenny a bit ago.
It is for Big Dada's 10 Year Anniversary and it's called
"Well Deep (Retrospective Mix)". It's now available to buy
to so go stuff your stockings with one, it's Christmas.

PS. I shall report on his own "Themes" LP soon. Hold tight.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

|:| The Target |:|

A new series of The Wire in January but in the means time
a few mini episodes here, here and here.

*Link from Barry Lane - officially now on the internet*

|:| Well if you put it like that, I'm in |:|

Move up, ladies, because here is the new trailer for GTA IV.

|:| Super |:|

Super Mario performed live. Slightly more impressive
in a talent show than the Burns recitals I remember as a kid.

|:| Mytype #19 |:|

The Cat is just a fox.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

|:| One Man Army |:|

Mike Leavitt has more troops in his Art Army.
Above is Sam Flores (sold).

Monday, November 19, 2007

|:| Blinding |:|

Parisian good guys The Lazy Dog have another splendid
show on the horizon with current French hot property So_Me.
It's on from 22nd November until January 26th.
Worth a visit for sure.

|:| A Wee Presentation |:|

The incredibly splendid Tiny Showcase just gets bigger
and bigger.

|:| MiTunes #5 |:|

1. Hudson Mo - "DrumsVolumeOne"
2. Grizzly Bear - "Alligator"
3. The Knife - "Girls Night Out"
4. Architecture In Helsinki - "Debbie"
5. Misfits - "Hollywood Babylon"

Saturday, November 17, 2007

|:| Pushing Buttons |:|

Nice one to Martin and co for another sterling edition of
the ever fine Streetwear Today. Too many features to list
so go hunt it down.

|:| Streets Of Fire |:|

I rekon anyone who has ever skated through the streets
owes a little something to Natas Kaupas, so take a half hour to
watch this video and realise his influence.

|:| Dix Ans |:|

The new book "Resumé" is out soon to celebrate ten
years of French finery from skateboard supremo's Cliché.

|:| High Rollers |:|

The new toy from Bodé Broad and Insa.
Yea that's right it's based on Darlene.

|:| Getting Over |:|

I've been a Stephen Powers/ESPO fan for a good while now
and jealous of all the Philadelphia residents who can go
check his new show at PAFA. The rest of us will have to settle
for the new issue of Juxtapoz.

|:| Mytype #18 |:|

No Sons, just Daughters.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

|:| Little Pricks |:|

Great artists - check!
Great badges - check!

Hmm, it must be Buzzworks.

|:|Take To The Woods |:|

My favourite art shows happen in Analogue, no not just
to do with with Russell and Julie's generosity with the
refreshments but it's always just good people there, nice
works on display and the friendliest curators in town.
Anyways the last of them is called "Take To The Woods"
and the list of people involved is too massive to put down
(you'd be clicking links all day I tell you) but it's full of treats
for sure.
Its on from 16th November ­– 15th December 2007 with the
preview on Thursday 15th November 2007 from 7pm – 9pm.

|:| Throwing Shapes |:|

Idiotically I forgot to mention my local chums Found have
also got a new album out, "This Mess We Keep Reshaping"
is out now on Fence. Go and hook yourself up a post Halloween
treat. No trick.

|:| There's no crueler than the sea |:|

Those talented guys from 7VWWVW have a new album
out and you can check and get if from their label, KFM.

* Also congrats to the newest KFM family member *

|:| Thanks |:|

Cheers for the compliment Manuel.
Hope all goes well with it.

* Yes Sawers - she is in MT territory *

Saturday, October 27, 2007

|:| Gad Zuuk |:|

Second on the menu is a platter from stuctural master
chefs in the Dutch kitchen of René van Zuuk.

|:| Keep It Klein |:|

Two architecture based posts, both of which are tasty.
First on the menu some freshness from Klein Dytham.

|:| UVA |:|

The Creative Review Blog has a nice interview with United
Visual Artists
. Worth a look.

|:| MiTunes #4 - Skate special |:|

You leave iTunes on random and sometimes the selection
can be odd, in this case after the fifth tune played I realised
they had all been in skateboarding videos. Strange coincedene
perhaps or iTunes just knows a good thing. It went on for six too.

1. Dinosaur Jr. - "Pond Song"
2. Milk - "The Knife Song"
3. Archers Of Loaf - "Underachiever's March And Fight Song"
4. Love - "Always See Your Face"
5. Overton Berry Ensemble - "Superstar"
6. Artifacts - "C'mon Wit Da Get Down"

|:| Mytype #17 |:|


Sunday, October 21, 2007

|:| In Denial |:|

The Egyptian advert for Sony Bravia. As impressive as ever
but you have to question the waste of resources?

|:| United |:|

Unicef have a book out called 60 United For Children.
A good cause and a nice looking production. Check it.

|:| House Agents |:|

One of my favourite design studios House Industries have
been doing some buisness for lingerie dons, Agent Provocateur.

|:| Mytype #16 |:|

For Heather, happy now.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

|:| Westwood joins the 5-0 |:|

It's good to see he keeps in touch with his original
Kiss FM fanbase.

Monday, October 1, 2007

|:| Tenterhooks |:|

Russell and Julie not only own my favourite retail spot in
Edinburgh, Analogue Books, but they also put on some grand
exhibitions and this month they have Tenterhooks, a show by
Stirling based artistrator David Galletly.
It's on from 12th October until 10th November or the preview
is on Thursday 11th October from 7pm - 9pm.
I'll be there and so should you be.

*PS - I hadn't been in around in a couple weeks but they have
a glut of tasty new producto - chickty check it oooot*

Sunday, September 30, 2007

|:| Compact Disc |:|

I like these. CDs in a 3.5" Disc format.

|:| De-sign |:|

Stabilo make a nice advert for their classic highlighters.

Friday, September 28, 2007

|:| It Rises |:|

Julie not only handles business at Analogue but now her
new print project, Early Griffin Press has launched and
splendid it is too. The first run of editions feature Nigel Peake,
Supermundane and Zakee Shariff. Check it and cheque out.

|:| Return Of The Matt |:|

Matt Sewell is a nice guy and his works are really nice too
as you can see on his nice new site. Nice eh?

|:| [ Callibrating Delinquency ] |:|

The recent show by O.Two and SheOne gets some online
coverage for those who missed it.