the knife

The Knife is one of those groups that have grown on me. The melodies have a very foreign feel, yet the music is pretty much into the familiar computer generated sound ...t
hose goofy Swedes, Always doing wonders to push candy music into the collective unconscious: the dark side of goofiness is what works for me. "The Knife is Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson. They are based in Stockholm, Sweden and have made music together since 1999, released on their own label Rabid Records." An surprise! "Marble House" has two video versions.

video # 1

I cut your nails and comb your hair
I carry you down the stairs
I wanted to see right through from the other side
I wanted to walk a trail with no end in sight

The moment we believe that we have never met
Another kind of love it's easy to forget
When we are all alone then we do both agree
We have a thing in common this was meant to be

You close my eyes and soothe my ears
You heal my wounds and dry my tears
On the inside of this marble house I grow
And the seeds I sow will grow up prisoners too

The moment we believe that we have never met
Another kind of love it's easy to forget
When we are all alone then we do both agree
We have a thing in common this was meant to be

Now where's your shoulder
What is it's name
What's your scent
Say it again
If it goes faster can you still follow me
It must be safe when it's on TV

I raise my hands to heaven of curiosity
I don't know what to ask for
What has it got for me?
The others say we're hiding
It's as forward as can be
Some things I do for money
Some things I do for free


Folklife on the Mississippi

The Black Keys once again managed to deliver blood in my veins in 2006: they embodied one of the aspects of America that I love, keeping feelings alive through blues harmonic tradition.


a chick with total allure

My favorite model in 2006. As a woman I don't find all pretty girls really outstanding in other aspects other than having good genes. This girl is one of those exceptions where the genes are not the total effect on attraction...and is in that "imperfect" condition where I find the most thruthful beauty; mostly because of attitude and a powerful sense of own femininity and those wise sad eyes...yeah...girl crush.

-Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

She doesn't have Gemma's angelic looks or Gisele's endless legs, so just what does Irina Lazareanu have? Her provenance, for starters. The saga of one of 2006's most talked-about models began when Kate Moss handpicked Lazareanu, the onetime drummer for Babyshambles, from Pete Doherty's posse to model in the issue of Paris Vogue that Moss was guest-editing. And then there are those bangs. Stroll Manhattan's Lower East Side and you'll spot as many Irina 'dos as you'll see Geordon-and-Greg K. bowl cuts on boys. It doesn't hurt that Karl Lagerfeld has taken to calling her a muse, either.- SOURCE

Flying Studies


postmodern klimt

Image courtesy of Mr. Face Hunter.


love for sale


Imagine a movie that, for the first time ever, pulls the curtain back to reveal a small group of individuals you've probably never heard of, but who undoubtedly changed your mind and your behavior… THE ALCHEMISTS is a surprisingly personal exploration of some of the most influential advertising giants of the last century, and the communication they created which rocked our culture. Inspired by the social movements of their time and driven by the need to communicate some greater truth, these artists and writers despised mediocrity and the status quo of the advertising industry and brought a revolutionary spirit to their work"

Self Service

2006 best magazine.

ClaudiaRosaLukas AW 06/07

One of my favorite designers
stikes again: Claudia Rosa Lukas!


Sex in the 80s

haunting image

NYC fashion beings through the eyes of the Scott AKA the sartorialist. My favorite image of this ending year.


Fashion images

men, war & peace

An awesome exhibition featuring the photo work of:
david lachapelle / james nachtwey / helmut newton

2 december, 2006 - 30 may, 2007
helmut newton foundation, berlin, germany


haunting song

"Listening to ‘Awake Like Sleep’ is like getting lost inside a dream. One you remember after you wake, long after. Greg Weeks’ latest record is a strange, dark journey through a haze of mellotron and Moog-soaked melodies, guided along by Weeks’s quiet, understated voice. Its tone betrays the melancholy of its creator, which should surprise no one who has had the fortune of hearing his previous efforts, 1998’s ‘Fire in the Arms of the Sun’ and 2000’s ‘Bleecker Station’ EP. While the move away from the acoustic guitar-based constructions of those records may quiet the Nick Drake comparisons, the new sonic explorations of ‘Awake Like Sleep’ reveal the depth of Weeks’s songwriting talent. Unexpected details - a pensive flute solo, a few falling piano chords, a pregnant pause - command complete attention, dream-like."

Edlo Kawa


The adicolor campaign is pretty well known withing creatives, the only "color" of the series that keeps resonating in my head is this one: absurd, creppy and totally pink. The song is so digestable though, maybe is all that peptobismol aesthetic.


Kitsch architechture

"Chairman Wu realized that Guzhen’s icon should be universally recognizable. Thus the colossal 833-foot luminaire is not a funky torchiere or Song antique but “the world’s only architecture shaped like a huge Western classical oil lamp,” as promotional material describes it. Scheduled for completion in time for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, the $38 million Century Giant Lamp Tower will stretch 430,560 square feet over 48 floors, with an immense glass chimney on which an array of images will be projected at night from inside. With an observation deck at its crown, the building has a base that will contain shops, restaurants, and a museum to document “humanity’s quest for light against darkness.”

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I think the building is totally weird for its very direct inspiration. If you ask me I'd actually prefer a shoe than a lamp as a building. Oh global world...already making us uncomfortable with aesthetic choices.

On Kitsch: "
Theodor Adorno perceived this in terms of what he called the "culture industry," where the art is controlled and formulated by the needs of the market and given to a passive population which accepts it — what is marketed is art that is non-challenging and formally incoherent, but which serves its purpose of giving the audience leisure and something to watch. It helps serve the oppression of the population by capitalism by distracting them from their alienation. Contrarily, art (not kitsch) for Adorno is supposed to be subjective, challenging, and oriented against the oppressiveness of the power structure. He claimed that kitsch is parody of catharsis, and a parody of aesthetic experience."

But we have to remember that not all individuals in a population are artists or even care about aesthetic choices...otherwise how can you explain public spaces in America (read Malls).



After the DOVE campaign on real beauty this new came up. Not very attractive, but again that is the whole point, making us think in levels of attractiveness: how simple we are.


London lights

Public spaces and light: something that does not happen in the states - specially the public spaces unless they are comercial locales-.Click on the image to see "Volume at the Victoria and Albert Museum".The documentation feels fashionable.


Cite Design

saint etienne design biennale, france
22 november - 3 december 2006

'eden adn' examines the theme of how humanity uses,manipulates and improves nature by incorporating genetically
modified organisms ('gmo') into the design process.

design collective 'front' have imagined animals as design creators - here featured their 'wallpaper by rats' work. Rats have gnawed on rolls of wallpaper. the holes make a repetitive pattern that shows part of the old wallpaper.




Mike & Chris

ridicusly defined images

"By combining powerful 3d tools and techniques appropriated from the visual effects field, possibilites arise of new imagery and animation that are truly novel and unprecedented. Applications of these new techniques can range from experiencing stunningly large prints in fine art gallery installations, providing a substitute to live-action shooting in feature film backgrounds, and enriching a national park visitor’s understanding and interpretation, to name a few."


Diane Arbus

Hairy Nicole

This is the first time Nicole Kidman looks interesting to me: based on Diane Arbus work.

Creative review -now online-


Genital talent

The whole trend of flashing your genitals in front of cameras has become the latest "accidental" habit in the life of celebrities. I'm not opposed to girls actually making profit of their bodies. Of course I prefer them making the profit rather than an abusive "manager". What gets my attention is how now famous female figures are using genitals as tool of publicity. but does it mean actually that they are bending sex roles, empowering females, or even helping with the obscure levels of misogyny on popular culture?

From ABC news:

"Spears is the latest star to give people a glimpse of what's usually covered up, a trend that asks the question: What value, if any, does culture place on modesty today?

On Nov. 22, cameras caught Spears, the recently separated pop star and mother of two, in a leopard-print minidress so short it revealed her underwear.Two days later, Spears was photographed getting out of a car in a hiked-up miniskirt. This time, her underwear was nowhere to be found.According to a celebrity blogger, Spears' up-skirt shots are no mistake — they're a classic cry for attention."She wants the picture taken. She wants the publicity. She wants people talking about her," Hilton said of Spears. "That's what people love to see more than anything. Why do you think celebrity sex tapes sell so well?"

From Private Parts to Puking

The photos, which spread virally across the Internet, gained Spears entry to a club ruled by repeat flashers Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Cameras have caught Lohan panty-less four times over the last two months. "You'd think she'd either wear pants or panties, or be more careful about how she exits a car," blogger Hilton said. "Four times. That's no accident. That's deliberate." "The rash of celebrities flashing their nether regions worries Peter Post, director of the Emily Post Institute of etiquette and manners. "My concern is the impressionability of young people," he said. "I think that some young people are going to say, 'Wow, if Britney Spears and Paris Hilton can do that, I wonder if I can do that.'"

Post points out that even if celebrity flashers are putting themselves in compromising situations on purpose, it's troubling that they have to bare so much to get a little media attention."


Pan's Labyrinth

Click on the image to watch the trailer


tousle-haired gang of rock / poet people

Ann Demeulemeester's Spring 2007 "Ann is my friend. She makes clothes that make me feel like myself. The clothes of my dreams, of my youth." So said Patti Smith, before loping off backstage to think out the improvised voice-over she'd promised as part of Ann Demeulemeester's show. What followed were 20 of those good Demeulemeester minutes in which the idea of running away to be a full-time member of her tousle-haired gang of rock/poet people suddenly seems completely compelling. Call it what you like—a look, a formula, a uniform—there is always some new slant in the layers of dark, slouchy, traily coats, jackets, shirts, pants, and skirts in Demeulemeester's repertoire. As a fashion shortcut to looking elegantly wasted without drugs, it works."

R.I.P. skinny girl

Whenever I've seen models close to me, have always been amazed how much skinny and taller they are. I'm skinny & petite: 5'4" and 108 pounds, and that seems heavy next to one the professional MANTIS girls. The trend of skinny extremes is very popular in South America, being the second model that dies from anorexia this year from the southern hemisphere. Reston, -the model that past away- weighed only 88 pounds and was about 5 feet 8 inches tall. Sad, sad, sad that a woman has to fit these standards. A market of bones and desire of illusional fading beauties...mortality and consumerism at its best.


Fijiya & Miyagi!

Pretty cool loops!.Clik on the image to listen.


A search engine in Flickr that works by creating a color sketch. Interesting prototype, but it is still in development. If you have ideas you can tell them.

a sensible woman

It is not that well know that La cara signora Miuccia has such a rich backgrownd in other areas different than fashion. I think this rich cultural understanding is what makes her clothes more sophisticated and interesting than any other italian designer nowdays:

"Miuccia Prada's grandfather, Mario, founded the family luxury leather goods company in Milan in 1913. In 1978, a reluctant Miuccia assumed the reins from her mother, after completing a PhD in Political Science.

She was an unlikely successor, having spent the last five years studying and performing mime at Milan's Teatro Piccolo, being a paid-up member of the Communist party and champion of women's rights in Seventies' Milan. But she soon proved her worth. In 1985, she designed a new line of black, unlabelled, hard-wearing, but finely-woven nylon handbags that immediately became must-haves for the fashion cognoscenti."

antiperspirant action

decadent comfort

click on the image for more info.




"I do not deny that those ties of feeling oneself a citizen of a nation or similar macro-identifications are facing a great crisis within the development towards global societies that tend instead to consolidate group, neighborhood or territorial union feelings, so that globalisation somehow is also a way of locating oneself: maybe we are going through the first non-territorial civilization in which the place itself becomes more a product of our imagination than a geographical space and no longer, as in the past, relates the individual to his or her unique culture. "

"In his new project, Alexander Honory wants to develop this theme as a large-scale "field project". His interest is consistently aimed at the tension created by the interweaving between the individual in particular and general social structures. Analogous with a natural science experiment, a few basic parameters are determined and working hypotheses are constructed. On four continents, in twelve cities respectively, the faces of 720 passers-by will be photographed in front of a neutral backdrop, and recorded on video for 10 seconds. This will be done in office containers situated in central locations in each of these cities. The images taken in every city will be documented in a publication and on videotape; they will be made available for research in the city archives.

The working hypotheses for this project are as follows:

1)When one has, as in the aforementioned quote from Hegel, to rely substantially on one's social surroundings for the construction of one's personality, is one able then to observe in the photographs of the faces of people in a certain place, something of the "relations" of that place and that time ?

2) How do I take in the faces, when I see them on thousands of photos one after the other, or as part of a continuous 24 hour-long videotape ? Is it possible to remember the individual faces in the series or, is all that is left a mixture of diffuse atmosphere-loaded images ?

3) When all the photos have been looked at, is it the common features of the faces in all the photos which prove important, or is this outweighed by the need to pick out distinguishing features ?" source


Line flyer

Evil Penguins?!

What a bunch of really funny idiots in one place: FOX NEWS. I HATE these hijackers of information so much! These FOX idiots are the ones that make this country a JOKE...The rest of us have to repair the damage these crazy fucks do with their conservative, obtuse, judgmental, and TOTALLY DUMB views.


ABSOLUTE marketing

New site by absolut:
The brand identity as perceived by consumers. The end search as the source, the target as the signifiers of the brand: a temple in the making, an entity with power that grows from consensus. In summary ABSOLUTE marketing!


Endless Caruso

This is an example of a formula becoming a joke. Two minutes
of this will be more than enough to get the fun. The whole
thing can be an overkill...but isn't CSI a total overkill?

Amateur - yet, expert editing-


Action Figures?

I have always liked action figures.
Perhaps the fact my parents never
bought me a Barbie doll has made
me idealize the action in the figure...
When I was a grown up I bought
my first action figure: Joe Ramone.
He has resided in many shelfs...
from the most notorious one
to the bathroom. I found this
action figures today...
(minus the action)
Garden of Delights dude.


Dries van Noten most interesting shoes


three eyes

Today I googled "thre eyed cat" and I found this story.


My photo
Compilation of aesthetic manifestations beyond compliance, bring us emancipation.