Friday, 19 November 2010
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 02:54
For today’s short, filmmaker Alison Chernick and food artist Jennifer Rubell toured Deitch's house—including his "super Tudor-pop" party room, as he calls it—and sounded out his theories on celebrity, his new vision for MOCA, and his belief that you need a painting of Jesus over your bed.
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 02:45
Karl Lagerfeld often quotes a line from the German poet and writer Goethe: “Make a better future by developing elements from the past.” It is the designer’s mantra at Chanel and it looks like a smart take on how to handle history. Alber Elbaz says that he visits the Jeanne Lanvin archives briefly before each collection––but more to catch the spirit of the house’s founder than to find actual inspiration. That is the essence of heritage luxury: a quiver of emotion from the past in a thoroughly modern world
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 02:38
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Julia Huang used a focus ion beam microscope (FIB) to shoot a beam of gallium ions at the surface of a human hair, carving atoms off the of the surface of the hair to etch these McMaster University logos. When not tattooing hair, they'll use the FIB microscope to fabricate nanoscale devices. Check out the department here
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 04:28
Thursday, 30 September 2010
Levis used a Walt Whitman poem in an ad and their logo stood out like a fake smile.
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 14:38
Saturday, 25 September 2010
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Wednesday, 14 July 2010
A hypnotic experimental film by Gordon Douglas & Philippe Parreno featuring Zinidene Zidane. The film makers film Zidane for an entire football match with high quality film, then cut away to the broadcast viewers see on TV. But it's the sound design that really builds the tension and emotion. I saw Gordon's 24 hour psycho at the Sydney MCA and it was disturbing, but this takes it to a whole new level.
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 05:14
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
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Friday, 19 March 2010
What are noticings?
Noticings are interesting things that you stumble across when out and about.
For example: perplexing pavement markings, a discarded photo, and a ceramic space invader are all noticings.
Players are awarded points for things like spotting the first thing in a neighbourhood, or noticing something every day for a week.
How to play
You play Noticings by uploading your photos to Flickr, tagged with 'noticings' and geotagged with where they were taken. We've got a page with the rules and some instructions to help you out.
Each turn is a day, and at 3pm GMT every day photos from the previous day are imported from Flickr and the scores calculated.
Check it out here
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 02:00
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
The Dunlop Volley is the shoe de jour of prisoners and old aged pensioners. If it were a car, it would be an orange Datsun 180B. If it were a drink it would be a warm can of Passiona. It's staying power as Australia's great podiatry underdog is made all the more awesome by it's epic lack of awesomeness in all directions.
This new ad campaign, by comedy wunderkind Steve Justice is the best thing on the internet since Tay Zonday's Chocolate Tubgirl. I have seen the future. And it's name is Steve Justice. Visit here for epicness on a payment plan and a free set of steak knives.
But wait, there's more...
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 03:20
Friday, 8 January 2010
WiFi-ready, augmented reality-enhanced, dual video camera-wielding Parrot drone
Augmented reality based game of airborne warfare. The drone has an on-board Linux computer that manages delicate accelerometers to keep your game flying. Two video cameras—one on the nose and one on the bottom—transmit video back to your iPhone controller which is then overlaid with the targets you're meant to destroy. The future is here and it's awesome.
Posted by Jaime Diskin at 04:01