Friday, December 30, 2011

Visual Pollution...Its Everywhere

One of the things I LOVED about growing up in a smaller suburban town was the lack of billboards...These days we are inundated with visual pollution whether we wish to partake or not.  "This Space Available" is a new documetary that addresses this issue with public space.  Check out this clip from the Brian Lehrer Live NYC show as he interviews Executive Producer and Marketing Guru Marc Gobe, and his daughter and the director of the film Gwenalle Gobe.

Check out their webpage for more info about screenings and the film

Friday, December 9, 2011

Neon Night Surfing on Bondi Beach

Bringing in Summer with style (remember they are on opposite seasons down unda, so they are just starting their summer rather than their winter....)

Strongbow and a bunch of surfers with neon attachments make waves...and a sweet video


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Late to the party?? Black Cab Sessions

So didn't know about this, but now I you should too (if you were late as well)....
Black Cab Sessions...Musicians stripped down to accoustic the back of a London black cab.  Some really stellar performances.  A new performance by Feist is what led me to it today, but man I could spend hours listening, with a wide variety of performances from Bill Callahan to Weezer, to Daniel Johnston to Roots Manueva....Checks it out....SERIOUSLY...the English love their music...and I LOVE THEM FOR IT JUST A LIL BIT MORE

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Michael Winslow Reminds us he is STILL cooler than US

Talk show host being reminded of the truth

Appearing on a Norweigen Talk show, Michael Winslow reminds us how he is still cooler than us all. With only an acoustic guitar backup, he recreates Led Zepplin's Whole Lotta Love flawlessly.

Crealev, bringing floatation into everyday life...kinda

Sweet company producing displays and a few products using magnets to create the illusion of floating. Super cool, would love to have something like this, but the lights they produce sell for almost $ for now...I will enjoy...from afar.  Check out the links below for more info, and the Crealev page where they show a few of their products and usage.

Wednesday Morning Animated Music GOODNESS

So I came upon Amanda Palmer last year, because she released a CD of Radiohead covers performed on her "magic" ukulele, and it was...pretty magical:).  And so I was stoked to find this new video she produced for another artist, Evelyn Evelyn.  Great morning music.  Cool effect with the window drawing.  And then while searching thru other videos on Amanda Palmers Vimeo page, I came upon an animated video for the radiohead song "No Surprises"...And then I went back to Booooooom, where I found the 1st video and J Hamada (who runs Booooooom) had posted another great music animated video.  Pirates Life by We Cut Corners.  Hand drawn with markers, frame by frame...awesome...and its about PIRATES! all in all in was a good morning...Enjoy all 3...good music and good animation....goood times

Evelyn Evelyn, Have you Seen My Sister Lately
Amanda Palmer, "No Surprises" (original by Radiohead)

We Cut Corners. "Pirates Life"

via Booooooom
and via Boooooom again

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Maurice Sendak to release new book and memoir!

Author Maurice Sendak, famous for Where the Wild Things Are just released a new book.  Read more about the new story and Sendak below

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Just had to post about this;  Robert Crumb famed cartoonist/artist just released 2 new limited art prints and a statue.  He couldn't hid in Europe forever (well I guess he can...)  Check out pics of the 2 prints and statue below, and click the link for more details.  These are definitely NOT CHEAP, 150 euros for the prints, and 245 euros for the statue, but for a guy who almost never produces commercial work in mass these days, to get a signed numbered quality print, its worth it.  Oh and if you buy the statue you get an even more limited edition print!

 Unknown Detroit Bluesman : a new Griffioen Grafiek publication
 Giclee Print, 350 grams luxe Hanemühle Museum Etching paper. 
 Size 60 x 60 cm./ 23.5 x 23.5 inches, 200 copies, numbered and signed.
 Price € 150

 Memphis Jug Band : a new Griffioen Grafiek publication
Giclee Print, 350 grams luxe Hanemühle Museum Etching paper. 
 Size 60 x 60 cm./ 23.5 x 23.5 inches, 200 copies, numbered and signed. 
Price € 150
New Statue "Aw, Come On!" by Robert CrumbMr. Crumbs newest statue "Aw, Come On" comes in a very limited edition of 499 copies,
all individually hand painted and numbered. With a numbered C.O.A. signed by Mr.Crumb.
The resin statue measures : height: 18,5 cm (7.20 inch), width: 18 cm (7 inch), depth: 9,5 cm
 (3.75 inch) and weighs 1027 grams (2.26 lbs) - all numbered at the bottom.
Price € 245.
Limited Edition Print, signed and numbered with purchase of statue

I had the opportunity last year to see him speak at UCLA, and it was awesome...
He is truly one of a kind

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pictures from Soul Kitchen Art Show

Here are pictures of my work from the Soul Kitchen Show.  Showed all prints, ranging from bigger sizes (18x24) to postcard size (5x7). Was a great turnout, much love to everyone who was able to show up and support.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Soul Kitchen and Art Show, Sneak Peak

Prints for art show delivered today, felt like Hannukah.  Shows Thursday at

6039 Industry Jazz Cafe
Washington Blvd, Culver City

Starts around 7:30pm, goes til sometime around 11pm

See a poorly taken picture of one of the prints...a lil teaser for ya.  Should be a good time, come early for some good Ethopian food or on special that night Philly cheese steaks (or something presenting itself as such)

Truly masterful visual representation of Jazz music.  

Created by Michel Gagne in 2010, Sensology visualizes a duo between, Pianist Paul Plimley and Bassist Barry Guy, 2 great jazz musicians. Gagne is well known throughout animation circles for his involvement in tons of great movies over the years including one of my favorites, The Iron Giant.

Watch and enjoy, and check out the links below for more info on the short film and Gagne

via Drawn

Pop Artist pioneer, Richard Hamilton died today at the age of 89.  I remember briefly studying his collage work in college.  He also designed the Beatles cover and Poster for The White Album in 1968.  Although not one of biggest international names in art, his influence will continue to live on... see one of his most famous works below and click the link to read more about him.
Just What Is It that Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?, 1956
Wow 1st game of Ultimate Frisbee in North Korea EVER....amazing

via Associated Press

Monday, September 12, 2011

Another video...A nice Brazilian man named Lucas moved to Sydney Australia, and felt like he wanted to thank people for making his move so great, so for his 30th bday, be gave away 30 presents to 30 strangers.  Beautiful...enjoy

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sweet Short Video

been too long

awesome visual short by Kim Pimmel

Kim Pimmel explains "I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism. "

Friday, July 8, 2011

Awesome Documentary about Spoken Word

Just watched this amazing short documtary on Spoken Word, Spitting Ink .  Its a great portrait of  8 artists giving their insight and belief about many subjects including but not limited to spoken word.  And the best part for me was seeing the small part with Rammellzee, who was an insane talent.  If you are in LA you can see a whole room of his graffiti/art work at the Art in the Streets MOCA show.  I barely knew much of that work so it was so great to hear him rhyme and speak in this documentary.  

ENJOY and happy FRIDAY!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


No...but yes???

iPhone case and stand

I don't have an iPhone...who is getting one:)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Herbicides/Monsanto, out to get us...

Ahhh...interesting article about the effects of herbicides on our population.  It seems pretty regular these days to learn of something a large corporation is ignoring or keeping from us, but it never seems to make it any easier to swallow especially when it effects our daily lives so much.  RoundUp, the Herbicide discussed, is another subsidiary of Monsanto, which seems to be connected to too many distorted food and environment issues.  You look up anything related to Agent Orange, herbicide problems, or legal battles pertaining to food production, and Monsanto seems to be involved.  They spend millions on PR, government involvement, and lobbyists.  Just some shady dudes (and dudettes).
just saying...

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Ways to Sleep in the Day!

I love to sleep. PERIOD.  Anyone who knows me, knows not only do I love to sleep, but I can and do seem to fall asleep anywhere and everywhere.  So these two examples of products definitely caught my attention on this Friday.  Click the links below each pic to read more about each product.

First we have the Pillow Tie, great simple design idea.  Just inflate, wrap, and sleep.
and then I found the Ostrich which yes is a bit more ridiculous and suspicious maybe at work...but it just looks so so comfortable:)


Like many of us young folk, I love me some street art.  1st, if you haven't gotten to the MOCA show in LA, Art in the Streets, do so before August, its well well well worth it.  The show of course is missing some important names, and maybe making other names more important than they are within the movement, but the sheer volume and history of the work shown well exceeded any of my expectations.  

Ok so to my main point.  I Love me some Aryz.  Based outta Spain, Aryz proves that graffiti is more than a  series of wall markings set to vandalize.  His work is colorful, thought provoking and amazingly detailed.  Check out a few pics and videos below and def scroll thru the few links to see a bunch more of his work.  

Super inspiring!! 

and DEF Check out the links for more goodies on his work
Aryz Personal Website
More Pics and Videos of his work

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Life Cycles, Action Sports Filming at a NEW LEVEL

Ok so I know I have been action sports video crazy recently, but seriously the industry is making a huge push in cinematic and technologic advances.  Amateurs and professionals alike continue to pump out action sports films in more artistic and visually stimulating ways.  
At the end of last year Stance Films released Life Cycles, a film that does just that.  The film took 7 years to produce and it paid off.  Following examples from nature and landscape filming, they took it to the next level with cameras, zip lines, jib rigs and many other sweet techniques.  I haven't seen the whole film thru, but I def plan on it soon.  Check out the trailer below and let me know if anyone has seen it.

To read more about the technical side of this film check out this article from Wired
Wired - Life Cycles Tech
or to find out more about the film check the link below

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pinball Skatepark in New Zealand, Thanks Mountain Dew!

Check out this sweet sweet skatepark built in New Zealand to promote Mountain Dew's new flavors...Best part is the whole thing works like a real pinball machine with lights, score, multiball and ALL!
and the making of
via Inspix

1st Reasonably Priced 3D Printed Piece of Clothing

A ladies Bikini...ahhh yea, check out the pics and the link below to read about this innovative new way to create clothing.  
3D printing has been blowing up over the last few years in a number of big fields, but it has been slow with fashion as fabric is not something easily replaceable.  Its created using a special type of Nylon and a complex pattern of overlapping circles.  The site even claims its "the first bikini that actually becomes more comfortable when it gets wet."
Pretty NIFTY!
Check out more details below;

Sweet Slow Mo BMX Vid, "Pi"

Check out this great artistic BMX video with some awesome slow mo work, good music, and just great overall feeling.  Check out the vimeo link below to see details of camera and shutter speed used.  WORD

by Thomas Blanchard
Music by Niklas Aman

Found via Vimeo

Friday, June 3, 2011

Great Animation short about the Art and Food

Enjoy "Dripped" this tongue and cheek animation created by Chez Eddy, directed by Leo Verrier.  Great music, by Pablo Pico.  Watch as a robber of famous paintings eats the paintings to stay alive.

via Fubiz

Man was Cured of the HIV?? Studies continue

Interesting article in NY Times Magazine about Timothy Brown who was diagnosed with HIV back in the early 2000's only to be cured, yes cured of it by 2010.  Studies continue, and it seems the science community has been slow to accept it, but its hopeful and has forced many to reevaluate the virus.  Read the article below to find out more on how it was possible.

Being Truly Bilingual can lead to better functioning as an Elder Person!

Check out the article below about the amazing benefits of being bilingual.  As the article mentions, this doesn't include the few years we all took Spanish in high school, but people who use at least 2 languages on a regular basis seem to tap into parts of the brains others are not able to.  Even those with a pre-disposition for Alzheimers seem to be able to push back the effects of the disease longer than those monolingual patients, and that is super exciting.  Pretty encouraging stuff, time to get that Rosetta Stone YO!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cosby Sweater...This HAD TO BE POSTED

Saw this today and had to post it..I know its been weeks, but figures, it would take some classy sweaters to bring me outta hibernation.  The site doesn't have much as far as extra info about the author/blogger/genius but it doesn't matter, its simplicity speaks volumes:)  He/She draws/recreates the patterns from some amazing clothing.

Enjoy this tumblr page...and what makes the shear magnitude of whats out there on the internet....AHHHWESOME

---------->The Cosby Sweater Project<----------

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Cool Music Video, Simple Math by Manchester Orchestra

Ok been too long, somewhere around 3 weeks since I posted.  Will work on that...more posts to come this week:)

Amazing video...Really nice visual story...Now that Coachella is over, just bought some tix (with a lil help from a friend) to Outside Lands Festival up in SF, so music it IS!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A New Piece

A new digital piece I did a few weeks back.  Just now getting to posting it. 

                      the boxer, 2011