Friday, April 23, 2010

fashion friday :: xylem

Founded in 2003 by designers Danielle Nelson and Jazzi Januari,
Xylem represents the designers passion to create sustainable,
eco-responsible clothing with an uncompromised dedication
to fashion forward style, versatility, durability and exceptional comfort.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

photographic thursday :: maleonn ma

Enter Maleonn Ma

Saturday, April 10, 2010


written by Vitĕzslav Nezval
Karel Teige (1900-51)
Czechoslovakia 1923
Letterpress on paper 30.5 x 47cm
Abeceda Antiquariat, Munich

The book Abeceda (Alphabet) is a composite of experimental 
poetry, modern dance, graphic design and photomontaged typography.
Based on a poem by Vitĕzslav Nezval in the order of the letters of the 
Latin alphabet. Each double page features a set of quatrains facing a 
sometimes abstracted letter composed of typographic elements and a 
photograph of the dancer Milca Mayerova.  He was not trying to 
illustrate the words through images or typography, but instead to foster 
a similarly poetic dialogue between text and images. The entire project
explored the relationships between verbal and visual art, industrial 
technology and mass media in a new way.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

soundscape saturday :: juke music

“Is there a difference between Chicago Booty House, Ghetto Tech, 
and Juke Music? The answer is Yes, there is a HUGE difference."
read full article authored by DJV

Ghetto/Booty House, Ghettotech; Juke is Original House Music.
Juke is a type of Chicago House which started being recognized in its 
own right from around 1992 onwards.  It features minimal 808 and 
909 drum machine driven tracks.  Few are using this genre to its full 
potential artistically.  The template of classic Chicago House music
(primarily, Percolator by Cajmere), has usually been made on very 
minimal equipment with little or no effects.  It usually features a 4 to 
the floor kick drum (full sounding, but not too long or distorted) along 
with Roland 808 and 909 synthesized tom tom sounds, minimal use of 
analogue synths, and short, slightly dirty sounding (both sonically and 
lyrically) vocal samples, often repeated in various ways.  Also 
common are 808 and 909 clap sounds, and full verses and choruses.

"Atop lushly warped RandB synths, stuttering, mutated 2-step drum 
patterns and deep subbass that drops in and out without warning,
a pitched down vocal, and measuredly repeats.  The already 
disorienting formula becomes even wilder midway through when the 
vocal is suddenly pitched up and the initial woozy pattern is fed 
amphetamines: words repeat until it starts to sound like a slum ocean.  
Which is not a bad metaphor for the footwork oeuvre, music obsessed 
with changing dynamics, and all the manic tendencies you would expect 
from the children of trap music and ghetto house."
quote from Stephen Kerr on A Love Letter to Chicago Juke

Friday, April 2, 2010

fashion friday :: noir facade

Title: Performance
Magazine: Numéro No. 112 April 2010
Model: Jacquelyn Jablonski
Photographer: Anthony Maule

Title: The girl from Atlantis
Magazine: Vogue Nippon May 2010
Model: Alla Kostromicheva
Photographer: Sølve Sundsbø

Title: Chic At Every Price
Magazine: Harper's Bazaar US April 2010
Model: Toni Garrn
Photographer: Terry Tsiolis

Title: Room 828
Magazine: 25 Spring/Summer 2010
Models: Maryna Linchuk, Sal Morale
Photographer: Mateusz Stankiewicz

Title: The Wild Frontier
Magazine: The Sunday Telegraph Spring/Summer 2010
Model: Karmen Pedaru
Photographer: Catherine Servel

Noir Facade
the journal of uploaded images from international artists

Thursday, April 1, 2010

photographic thursday :: sophie takes pictures

Sophie Takes Pictures

who says songbirds don't show up