Wednesday, August 27, 2008

a few things to cure your ennui.

I get bored at work, and you do too.

cures? :
--FACE accessories by David Toro and Solomon Chase.

Here is an exerpt from an interview with Dazed Digital:
Dazed Digital: What is the aim of FACE Projects?
Solomon & David: FACE explores temporary facial adornment as practical accessories and self-expression. We see the face as the most important part of our outer selves, the first part noticed, the most judged. We want to transform it unlike what is done with makeup or even cosmetic surgery. Our aim with FACE is to experiment with a paradox of utility and aesthetics, and develop products ranging from functional and wearable to extravagant and conceptual.

These are the kinds of people I want to be friends with. So great, because it's so ridiculous. My favorite is the "Reflector Face". Who's rocking that with me this weekend? Oh, and my anticipation for the "Reflector Brow" is peaked, with emphasis on 'ea'. I find it semi hard to believe that they are in all seriousness, but I think they may have something here. Or something.
(peep Tracy Morgan ! woooo)

--Not because I'm an avid reader of Curbain In a Coma, and not because grizzly bear's Ed Droste's voice makes my senes go into overloadddd. But because of both.
Have at his top 10 summer essentials via CIAC.

--Department of Eagles have released their newest single for their first EP "In Ear Park" for us enthusiasts who have been patiently waiting since they heard the first demo way back when. I don't know why I torture myself with who's voice I love better (Ed vs. Daniel), but I think I may have to go with Daniel. Possibly because I find him attractive. Anyway, if you'd like to take a looksy at the album art, that of which I adore for its subtle simplicity, go for it kid. You can dl Daniel's cover of Jojo's "Too Little, Too Late" (which made me love him more because, hey, I have no hate for Jojo) and their new single "No One Does It Like You" (the leaked one) at the above link. The new single makes me feel like I'm eating cake with pink icing in a polaroid park, and not gaining a single lick of weight.

--Soooo many late summer/early fall releases that my mind may explode. I can't keep up with all of the shows and releases and leaks and such. Makes my eyebrow muscles hurt. However, I am anticipating one release more than the others just because of the zanniness of the release as a whole. That zanniness is of none other than our ATL-iens, err, 'scuse me Athenians, of Montreal. And it's not their awesomely frightening garb they frequent that's so zany, it's all the freebs we get with the purchase of their new cd! Eek's and Yay's!
Read about it here. I call the wall decal.
p.s. you may want to peep some of the lyrics.

For hours on end I stare at these sites. I don't think there will ever be a time that I won't be intrigued by other people's styles.
You want to be intrigued too? Oh, okay:<---it won't let me link this one for some reason.
the cool hunter.

Those are three of my favorites because there are enough links and pictures to make your cornea's punch your retina's. And that hurts.

p.s. Shia in ksubi's = "utterly engrossing":
shiaaaa (that smile)
shiaaaaaa (those jeans)

shh, shh, shh. i know, i know. you're welcome.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

pop and lock.

Jeez it's been awhile. My b.

So I'll try and cram everything I've been obsessing over lately in one blog.

So, Daniel Clowes. He's been around for quite awhile and is part of a prolific coterie amongst the authors gone inadvertant screenwriters. Anyway, the dude did the "Ghost World" graphic novel (shh, the nerd in you loves those too) which was made into a movie that some acclaim to be a cult classic starring a young Scarlett Johannsen and the lost talent Thora Birch. Oh, and just when I thought I loved him enough I found out that he's writing the screenplay for Michel and Paul Gondry's (<3) upcoming animated film (anticipatiiiion). Anyway, I just bought my own copy of "Ghost World" since I've kind of lost contact with the person who I used to steal it from and I've really been wanting to read it again. Plus lately I feel like 'I'm less than' when I look at my bookcase. And it's not that I don't read (because, God do I read), but because I usually borrow/let others borrow books and they become lost in translation and I never see them again, so why buy books? But now I miss tangible things like books, cd's, and movies and I'm sick of the internet and I have this urge lately to just buy everything that I can
ultimately get from/thru the internet. It all boils down to me being in this phase where I hate that I'm apart of this bogus generation X crap.
Wow, sorry.
[Segue back to point] That's the good thing about graphic novels. Comics if you will. They don't generally get old to read over and over again. Hell, I still pull out an ol' "Betty and Veronica" every orange and a blue moon (or something).
If you like Daniel you'll probably like Jeffrey Brown, and Craig Thompson(a favorite) too.

Oh and my vulgarity issue. It's prominent lately. Likeeee Charles Bukowski is the man (and I'm not linking that because, well. . . google it and you'll see for yourself, but use discretion!). Ridiculous equals gem to me, and maybe that makes me a bad person. I think maybe it does, but yay "Bring Me Your Love"! I'm already working on my covetousness towards Shia, one thing at a time!

Also, MK&A will be signing their new table art/photog book "Influence" I posted about previously, in Union City, NY on Oct 28th. Road trip please? I'll go alone, but what a shame that would be.

On to the next obsession, F-ing Iris Barrel Apfel. What a legend. Educate yourselves because I, in no way can begin to do her effortless, efforts justice. Just look at her answer to the question of which of her outfits truly reflect her style. Gracious.
Remember ladies, "One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving – hopefully – a kind of throwaway chic." Likewise Iris, likewise. Can I please be her when I'm 80?
Gosh, please do respect your innovatively perfect elders!

Lastly, that Zoe Kravitz. I don't know if I've seen a more beautiful being, but I mean her mom is freaking Lisa Bonet. As if Lenny's genes weren't enough. But anyway, it goes without saying the girl has a definite style of her own coming from those two. Both of which are just phenomenal with the things they garb.
I was at Border's the other day just kind of aimlessly looking around and I picked up the newest issue of Preen and hot damn she was on the cover. I mean, I wasn't 'wow-ed' by her personality, but there is something distinct about her that is so intriguing to me. For example, today I spent about 30 minutes just google imaging her (she's apparently dating Ben Foster, too btw). She's like walking character, and it kind of ruins it when she speaks. Kind of like how I felt when I finally saw what Kimya Dawson looked like. Ehhh.

So that about sums it up, but doesn't really at all because there are like 2 more lists of things I'd like to blog about, but I'll spare you for now.

your eyes will thank me. thank God for ksubi.