April 26, 2011

Stool Sample

Whoa, sorry for the title... but couldn't help it. Brooklyn-based, Fern does no wrong when it comes to small runs of handmade goodness for your house, and the new hand-turned Swell Stool is no different. I'm not gonna lie, 750-850$ is a lot of cash for a couple dowels and a seat, but hey, we don't discriminate here. Check out Fern for more great things made by great people.

The swell is available in a plethora of various woods to suit your home furnishing needs...

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I Love The Smell Of Blogging In The Morning

I hate when "work" gets in the way of the really important things in life... like blogging. I would apologize for not having any new posts up in a minute, but it seems there are a few people out there that are willing to pay me to take pictures for them... and... well... I'd rather be doing that than blogging.

Well, what better way to kick off the week than with a little 19th century painting? None. I keep a pretty epic list on my 'notepad' app in my phone, littered with bits and pieces of things I find, see and hear that strike me as interesting. A couple days ago, I scrolled through and found the name, John Martin. Having no clue why I had found the need to record the name, I googled it and remembered. You know those bands that make fantasy metal about dragons, kingdoms in far-off lands, white knights and Ancient Forests Of Elves? Well, if they were around in the 1800s, they would've had JM do their cover art. Ahead. Of. His. Time. Epic.

And since I know you're dying for more Luca Turilli, I give you what youtube user, XHASSUNAX, said should be "the national anthem of EARTH!!!!!!!!" I couldn't agree more.

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April 16, 2011

Still At It

Remember THESE GUYS? Yak Films is out there making the types of films we wish we could. Their extensive documentation of various dance movements is as unparalleled as their style. No glitz, no glamour, just their trademarked, understated style which focuses the limelight in front of the lens... where is should be. A few good ones after the jump.

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April 12, 2011

If It Ain't Broke

After a brief stint in the word of what-the-fuck-were-they-thinking, Deth Killers returned this last season doing what they do best -- the best graphic tees this side of vintage. Even though I am, admittedly, a fan of the streetwear nouveau gone 80's metalmania look of the Des Kiraz line, I am more than happy to see the clothing line slash motorcycle club from Bushwick bring back the power and glory of the expertly-worn graphic tee. Yup, you can still scoff at the exuberantly high price tags littering their tees on the racks at Barney's while swearing you could "do that," but you didn't... so support the ones that did.

Their latest video/fashion show has everything we've come to love about DK -- bikes, fire, violence, beer and dirt. Hey, we all need role models these days.

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April 10, 2011

Welcome To The Thunderdome

What better way to ring in midnight on a Saturday than an all-out shooting spree at the Los Angeles Gun Club? I can think of none. Besides the gross lack of apparent safety regulations, drunk sorority girls wielding double barreled 12-gauges and the shocking amount of bullet-sized potholes BEHIND the shooting lanes, it was some of the most addictive fun I've had since... well... the last time I shot a Glock .45.

Next time you're in town, first, look me up and ask if I want to go, and second, make plans to hit the Gun Club. I do, however, suggest you miss the "after party" crowd and not go on a Saturday night. Dibs on the Mosin Nagant!

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April 7, 2011

Cover Up

The main problem with today's electronics is that they're so damn ugly. If Samsung or Sony would make bluray players and stereos as attractive as 70's McIntosh amps, I might not have to hide them under beds and behind cabinet doors. For the most part, modern cameras are no different. Sure, there are a few exceptions, but as a gross generalization, cameras are just plain ugly.

Now that that's out of my system, lets focus on the people creating whole businesses out of the beautification of soulless modern electronics. Aki-Asahi point-and-shoot leather covers have got to be some of the best I've seen in a minute or two. They fit, they're done in nice leathers and colors, hide the bulk of the black plastic body, and are under 100 bucks. What more could you want? On top of the leather covers which are available in a seemingly endless variety of stitches, leather and hardware, Aki-Asahi also makes custom leatherette covers for your point and shoot, reminiscent of the old Minoltas and Leicas we all love so much. Check those out in the video after the jump.


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April 4, 2011

5 Out Of 6 Ain't Bad

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Film Watch: A Man And A Woman

A friend basically slapped me the other day when I admitted I had never seen the 1966 French classic, A Man And A Woman (yes, brought to you by the same director responsible for one of the best short films ever made). And rightfully so. Now that I've had the pleasure, I think I might have to do some slapping. By far one of the most stylish movies I've ever seen, outranking even a few of Newman's and McQueen's. Make no mistake about it, this is a love story through and through, detailing the heartaches and beats of passion. And for those of you dudes who can't handle that, there are also some of the most hypnotic shots of Ford race cars doing what they do best. Consider yourself slapped.

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