Happy Birthday to Gene Hackman, one of unlaziest actors of our time, with a career of over 80 films spanning more than 4 decades. Many of his movies are at the top of my list of favorites, so I forgive you for this. I think today I'll pop in The Conversation and open up some Kirin Dry in your honor.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
When I was a kid I desperately wanted one of those animals you could get out of a machine for $.50 at the zoo. I never got one, and clearly never got over it, even after ordering a set on-line a few years ago. Mold-a-rama machines gifted kids with an array of plastic figurines during the last several decades of the 20th century. They're not sophisticated toys by any stretch but they're bright and they're fun (and if you got one from a machine you saw them come to life). I stumbled upon Mold-a-Mania's site and discovered a really amazing collection that I'm currently coveting. Also be sure to check out the companion Flickr profile if you need to bookmark some favorites. And I might be crazy but I think some of these images would make great prints -- I'd buy them.
On Christmas I traveled back up to Northern West Texas, aka Odessa. This town continues to have a hold over me. With every visit I'm in awe and bewilderment of this place time seems to have forgotten . I wish I had a solid week to really dig around and take photos, but alas I have to take what I can get. This last trip amounted to only about 24 hours, with about 2 hours devoted to driving around getting lost (again).
There's a few more photos after the jump. You can see even more here.
This series by Matt Cuscick unbelievable. I can't imagine the time and effort it took to orchestrate these pieces. I urge you to go to his site to view the whole series (and larger images).
A few of my favorites are after the jump.
[ via Art Sponge ]
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I feel like all I really need to say is "duh, of course I like this", but that doesn't give the artist much credit I suppose. These images are part of an ongoing project by a German gent that goes by Tillman. Each day he posts a new composition on his Tumblr -- Geometry Daily. This is basically shape porn, which I can't get enough. I know where my eyes will be in the coming days/months/weeks.
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DKNG Studios recently did a series for Dead Rockstars: A Tribute to the Mortal Gods of Sound. Their contribution is "27 Club", a collection of 4 of the most iconic musicians that died when they were 27 years old. I really love (of course) their minimal treatment, and especially like the subtle addition of the DKNG letters in each print. Above is Jim Morrison; check out their blog to see Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain. As a commenter on their site pointed out, Cobain's birthday may be wrong, so slight deduction on the total score. Still an awesome set of posters.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I've seen pictures like this countless times, so I'm not sure why it never occurred to me what was going on. I'd like to think I'm an observant person, but clearly not. This group -- Hidden Mothers -- on Flickr has a great collection of images with, well, hidden mothers (and sometimes fathers). My favorites are the ones that essentially are shapes holding a baby, or floating infants. They're creepy in some cases, but mostly comical -- a study in camouflage posing.
Some of the best of the best after the jump (click on each photo to follow to the source).
[ via Cup of Jo ]
I kind of need this, and I kind of really don't. There is however no doubt that I would very much like to try it. I somehow feel like Texas allergies and sack sleeping devices are a bad combo though.
For more info on Ostrich check it out here.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The urge to buy is strong in this one. I have the full virtual shopping carts and dog-eared catalog pages to prove it. Usually these rituals are enough to squelch my desire to spend, and I stop there. I've tried to be wise with what money I have, although after rebounding from a long stretch of unemployment I did buy myself a few small treats.
So while I'm proud of my initial resolve to refrain from shopping, it's when I give in that things tend to go off track quickly. I (for better or worse) have no credit cards so when it comes to spending I am thankfully bound to a limited budget. But damnit if I'm not completely transfixed and drawn in to the latest and greatest, therefore am terrible at waiting for a deal and also lack the patience to hunt for a bargain. What's so wrong with last year's model of this, or the clothes that my eyes have seen on the rack for months, or the generic brand of that? What is it about New that gives me tunnel vision? And why does being lazy come with such a high price tag? Seems like I should completely stay away until I can figure out how to pay the right way.