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30 June 2008


Lightmarks. No idea how they made these, site is in German, and it's been a decade since I was bumbling through that class. But gorgeous either way.

Things I Need # 862

Philips Living Color

Sure, it might just look like a neat glass bulb, but it's a glass bulb that costs $200, has a color range of 16 million colors and is being released to the rest of the world by the end of the year. Yes, I do really want one of these. Overall, less hassle than painting a wall, can change to whatever mood I am in, and is bloody awesome. For someone as obsessed with color and who despises white lights/walls, this is not just a bulb, but a lamp of wonders. And since it is LED lights inside, it'll last for years and years. Yay!

28 June 2008


When I am at work, particularly on Sundays, I spend a lot of time on Youtube. Now, it is required to understand that when I say that, I mean I use it as background music, b/c there are a few bands that are ALWAYS better in live format, such as Yeasayer, one of the greatest bands that I have head within the last few years. Youtube is, at best, a form on internet music to me, the same as Pandora, but with much more control. Videos are guys singing, so really, no benefit to me for that. Really, who has time to both work and watch videos you do not care about? And I have much too much work to actually watch the videos.

But, damn, on same note, Yeasayer has been really getting to me lately. So very glad I got to go to the show last time they were here. Hope to see much more out of them.

Murakami II

"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about."

— Haruki Murakami Kafka on the Shore


Detail from the painting “The Whiskey Dragons” which was purchased abroad by William Dodge of the National Temperance Society. It depicts the still owners as the true villains who needed to be stopped. Artist unknown.

..via The Nonist

27 June 2008

My Head Would Hurt

Royal Ascot Ladies Day, also known as 'Put Ridiculous Things on your Head Day'

21 June 2008


Dstrukt from fubiz on Vimeo.

The Cloud

The Cloud, An organic sculptural landmark that responds to human interaction and expresses context awareness using hundreds of sensors and over 15,000 individually addressable optical fibers.

Kinda neat looking, but the video has a woman who gets a little too sensual with it.

20 June 2008


Progress by Scott Hansen. Saw this piece on his site and immediately fell in love with his style. Very warm, very retro. Adore the colors. Was so taken in by the color scheme it actually took me a moment to realize this was a poster for Obama. I am obviously very observant.

Photoshop is fun

BooHoo #1
BooHoo #2

Thanks Tomtom. You're my favoritest.

14 June 2008

Green is Sexy

Ever have one thing that makes it all turn differently?

We have been watching the first 2 seasons of Entourage that a friend left at our place. The only way we watch television is what people let us borrow, as we are both cheap and too lazy to buy equipment that would allow us to see something other than a fuzzy PBS. Cable, TIVO, etc do not exist here, and more often than not, documentaries are awesome.

But I digress.

So an overall unremarkable show to me, amazed it is on HBO or any station you have to pay for. Kinda sucks you in to see the next show as the episodes are 20 minutes long. But really, the plot is not that entertaining, and I see people watching more for the pretty boy actors and the desire to someday have the lifestyle. Both of which I can understand. Movies and TV are a form of escape, and should be treated as such.

But I realized today that I am the biggest nerd on Earth that the actor only really got mildly hot to me when I found out Adrian Grenier is on the new Planet Green channel as a host to one of the shows.

I swear...I need to pack up and move to Oregon soon. I keep becoming more and more of a hippie daily. And now, with unbeforenoticed eye candy.

.....On a side note, seriously, look through the articles. So little effort for most things, and you can actually help. Been really a lot more focused on this in the last few months than I bothered to give thought to before. Please do your part in any way possible.

Talk About Journalism...

Chris Martin walks out of interview


Maybe context is everything. I'm not a fan of Coldplay, I think they are a shitty version of U2. And anyone that knows me understands how I think U2 is a completely worthless band. But I have to give the dude credit here. He is questioned on something, takes a diplomatic approach and says "I wouldn't agree with you there at all, no. I'd say you're journalistically twisting me into saying something I don't really mean." Questioned on something else, says he's "not really enjoying things" and excuses himself for 2 minutes.

Talk about journalism twisting of words. The man excused himself and left for a few minutes, which amazingly, is not the same thing as throwing a hissy fit. Perhaps this is just a terrible journalist twisting something mundane into a 'story'. Perhaps this was a terrible journalist not giving credit to how upset he actually was over something banal. Either way, Yahoo needs to wake up and get someone who can write about a topic correctly and accurately, conveying the emotions through adjectives. The writer tried to stay neutral and all we get is unknown? Well done, my electronic newspaper man. Well done.

07 June 2008

Amnesty III

Third Amnesty. They seem to be picking up steam. Amazing ad by group DBB. Unsure if this is a one-shot ad, or if they are the new group behind Amensty International, responsible for all of the new advertisements that have been so well done. If not, kudos to the ad/marketing group. If so, this is starting to remind me of when Chiat/Day seemed to hit it's peak about 4 years ago.


"Since the storm, I haven't had any energy or pep to go get a job, but when push comes to shove, I will"

Know what? I lack energy or pep to go to work daily either! Especially with the non-asked-for single person doing everything bit! Amazingly, the paycheck/ability to afford things I'd like keeps winning out. It's been almost 3 years. Cut the bloody f*#%ing cord.

01 June 2008

German lesson for the day

Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine thatige Unwissenheit.

There is nothing more frightful than an active ignorance.


I am sorry for disagreeing. But it does turn out that to me, every The Fray song sounds exactly alike. As much as you might like it to be an incorrect fact, truth is, this is all opinion. Unfortunately, that is how opinions work amazingly.

And as a side note to that, try differentiating between indie music. It is pretty much impossible.