Lands End Canvas
So I want a trench coat and I am looking for a super cheap on, so I thought Lands End (seemed like the kind of thing they would sell right?), well they do but thats not the point, the point was there was this tab that said “Lands End Canvas” and I was like, well a trench coat is canvas, so I clicked on it. Lands End has a fake J.Crew brand! The stuff is relatively cheap and some is...
Baltimore's Downtown Westside Teardown?
Home to favorite spots Trinacria, the H&H Building and of course Lexington Market, we can all agree Baltimore’s west side is a little run down. “For five years, an out-of-town developer, calling itself Lexington Square Partners, has submitted plans that call for bulldozing most of the buildings along the south side of the 200 block of W. Lexington Street, as well as the blocks...
Penn Students Make Glasses
This is a company founded by some Penn Students. ALOT of the kids in the design school wear them and love them. I like my grandfather glasses, but if you need new specks, these are good and cheap. And they follow the Toms model— they give a pair away for every pair one buys. On second thought, those purple Wiloughby’s are awesome. Maybe I need new glasses. Warby Parker
I just used comic sans without irony.
The Third & The Seventh
A slightly fetishistic view at what CGI is capable of. Lovely but has a slight issue with sense of scale (Does anyone else get the feeling that it mimics a scaled down set than the real thing?) Also! get your geek on with run throughs of compositing and a making of. ps- I can’t believe this dude is dick enough to think these musical selections are modest.
M.D. to L.G.
Marion Davis pretends to be Lillian Gish and nails it.
How did I not know about this already?
Whatever you think you animate that’s experimental, just know that 7up got there already.
One of my favorite parts of fashion week is the NYTimes The Moment Blog’s Model-Morphosis, where they photograph how a model is transformed before a show. It is one of the strong arguments on why models don’t affect (or at least shouldn’t) our self image, because to be that tall and thin, you probably look pretty strange up close without makeup. Evidence here
Brut Force Collaborative
New Blog. “At the insistence of several friends, colleagues, and family – we’re initiating this blog to provide an outlet for opening up green dialog beyond LEED and associated greenwashing. It is our goal to advance the green discussion beyond ’sustainable’ carpets and bike racks – and moving it towards sensible, intelligent green design. This will manifest itself through the documentation...
I don’t often get excited about clothes (LIE), but I really like this line alot. The shape of that grey dress and the one on top is to die for. Plus the patterns with sparkles. So good. Photos via Style Bubble and 2 or 3 Things. Suno New York
via Escape into Life
This v This
v Top, Chicago’s reversed skyscraper. Photo by “SolarWind - Chicago” Bottom, BldgBlog
"To the extent roads are subsidized, it breaks...
They are entirely subsidized. 100%. They are government owned, built, and maintained, and very few have tolls. When it snows 70 inches in one winter, the government must clear them- I assure you that the above is not a money making operation. AKA The worst article I have read in quite a while. As if reducing pollution and government spending were the sole reasons for changes in...
From 100 Abandoned Houses, number 25 Brush Park Fog 1 Stormy Sunset, Lake Superior, Michigan
4900 Fuse Beads, After Gerhard Richter
This is what happens to creative people when they have been stuck in the house for 5 days. I just watch 120 hours of Netflix. Greg.org, says “Yes, it’s Day 5 of the DC Snowpocalypse, and considering how long we’ve all been in the same house together, we’re doing remarkably well. A regular diet of playdates with the neighbors, regular trips outside to the snow, a...
Some interesting articles on Authenticity recently. The first is a from the NY Review of Books about the Andy Warhol Foundation Authenticity Board and how they may or may not have conspired to de-authenticate a Warhol to keep the value of his work up. Set of letters to the editor, including the rebuttal from the Andy Warhol Foundation. This morning’s Morning Edition had an article about a...
And the streets will be free of cars...
So we got some snow here in Philly, and the thing with more than two feet of snow in an urban setting is that it disproportionately effects vehicular traffic. The only way to get anywhere is to walk. Unfortunately, the city does not see the value in clearing sidewalks, so the only walkable route become the streets, and since no one is driving on them, this whole new world is born. Everywhere,...
I’ve been seeing this banner around the internet and the more I look at it the more annoyed I become. Is this supposed to be a representation of a happy couple? Big muscley man, at the ready to take care of his itsy-bitsy woman who is practically drowning in his manliness. There is not equality in this photo, this is a hyper-masculinity dominating over the fawning female. I know...
E sent this my way. Wonderful.
In researching for a scholarly paper on rotoscoping I’ve found there’s next to nothing out there regarding the copy back process. Early on I began to read about Fleischer who invented rotoscoping but is probably better known for his buxom beauty Betty Boop*. In class we watched a short Betty Boop film “Snow White” (yes, someone else covered that tale too) which...
Something about these photos makes me reconsider my life. Borrego Desert Motorcycle Camping Trip
IPad, part A
To start off neither J nor I have an IPhone or IPod Touch. J is in animation, so she uses Macs for their graphics processing capabilities. I am in Planning so I use PCs for mapping and modelling capabilities. Both of us have large capacity non-touch IPods. I think this explains our techyness- we both like shit that works and works well without gimmicks, and we are both really cheap and hold on...
Is Math the New Science?
So science has been cool for quite some time now. Since I have been watching all the old O.C. episodes on Hulu, I am going to blame it on Seth Cohen and the hipness of the dorky kid. Battlestar Gallactica, Star Wars, the LHC, Global Warming, Radio Lab, and space print. Probably also has to do with the fact that computers run our lives, so the kid that can fix your computer and make you a...
At least I’ll be able to tell my children that I once knew the day when America was considered a super power.