Thursday, July 31, 2008

Art Lebedev

I came across this group after being linked to the finger-hole hoodies and discovered a treasure trove of cool stuff from this massive Russian design firm.

They have lots of things for sale and other things like their posters (above) are free to download and print as you wish.

the eternity ice tray

the thumbs up mirror

More at Art.Lebedev

Keep It Cartesian

4 Canadian design students. 4(so far!) fun designs. Fingers crossed that they go into reproduction soon!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Medicine for Melancholy

I'm really excited about this film. I still haven't seen it (and I'm sure it's gonna be a long time before it makes it my way), but independent cinema about two black indie rock hipsters, having a one night stand, having serious discussions, and riding bikes? I'm there! Check out the website about Medicine for Melancholy, join their mailing list, and find ways to support this exciting project. Support GOOD black independent CINEMA!

Update (via Tuckergurl):
IFC Films has acquired the worldwide rights to writer-director Barry Jenkins' "Medicine for Melancholy." The film is in competition at this week's Los Angeles Film Festival, and will be released in theaters by IFC in 2009. "Medicine for Melancholy is one of the great American discoveries of the year," said Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment in a statement. "Barry Jenkins has delivered an intelligent, heartfelt and often funny universal love story and introduced two brilliant performers to the feature film world - Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins. The film will not only inspire and ignite great discussions among the African-American community, but is sure to engage audiences across the globe."

Friday, July 11, 2008

Codeep Ljubljana

On the hunt for cool people with good taste in things here in Slovenia, I came across Codeep:

Codeep is a network of innovative groups and creative individuals based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Working on international and local level, the media of our expression is never defined. Music and visual communication, architecture and contemporary performance, abuse of video and respect for books, web design and urban installations, mainstream work and subversive art, high an lo’ culture, furry animals and robots is who we are and what we do.

I'm gonna try to make some new friends....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Something Store

Send the Something Store $10 and they will send you....something! There is no way to know ahead of time but recent shipments have included a robe, an hour glass, and a space- age looking speakerphone.

Shipping is free in the US and they promise not to send you things like drugs, marketing materials, or miracle cures.

More here.