Brush for mother

Four tiny orpahned hedgehogs are snuggling up to the bristles of a cleaning brush - because they think it's their mother.

The four inch long creatures are being hand-reared by staff at the New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park in Ashurst, Hants (UK).

Workers say Mary, Mungo, Midge and Slappy get comfort from playing with the centre's cleaning brush and enjoy rubbing against it.



Forest Families/ the knife

Hate people clapping on live performances...HATE that. Otherwise this Knife performance is just out of this world.

Beauty queen trying to produce a thought



"The ‘tooth phone’ consists of a tiny vibrator and a radio wave receiver implanted into a tooth during routine dental surgery. Sound, which comes into the tooth as a digital radio signal, is transferred to the inner ear by bone resonance, meaning information can be received anywhere and at any time - and nobody else can listen in. However, the ‘telephone tooth’ does not allow people to talk back to callers or make outgoing calls." Source

FRYE for cold weather


  • One who tends to patronize, rebuff, or ignore people regarded as social inferiors and imitate, admire, or seek association with people regarded as social superiors.

  • One who affects an offensive air of self-satisfied superiority in matters of taste or intellect.

  • Characteristically, snobs look down on people who are part of groups that they regard as inferior or flaunt their wealth in order to make others feel inferior.

    It seems that in these days of hyper capitalism snobs are the norm. They have build a world of perceived superior consumerism that the rest should be grateful for, when in principle is a construction based on the egotistical desire of power; with no real transcendence . The futile search for power they lack for their same futile nature and useless behavior.

    Superior attitude is not merit or virtue; a concept that
    escapes snobs.


    Bigger and Better

    Mike and Chris new collection is right on what I find glamorous and girly without falling into silly trends. Their collection has a level of informality and tailoring perfectly balanced with a tough and feminine edge. beautiful clothes without compromising intellectual stimulation.


    the cast

    Great clothes, even more awesome lookbooks!!


    Nutty Horror

    A prestigious fairytale illustrator is hired by the psychiatric hospital director. His job there will be to decorate the hospital walls with his drawings to improve the place’s atmosphere. It seems like an easy task but things get complicated when the sketcher discovers a dark corridor from where chilling screams come out.


    Latex Girl

    On Stockholm by Scott Schuman (the sartorialist)

    A Norwegian in Denmark

    "From Refinery 29

    August 21, 2007

    Stig N. Andersen

    Name: Stig N. Andersen
    Where are you from? Norway! I'm NOT Danish.
    What do you do? I'm a marketing manager.
    What are you wearing? My jacket and pants are from Tiger of Sweden. The belt is Gucci, the sunglasses are Tom Ford
    How would you describe your style? Classic posh.
    If your style were an animal, what would it be? What's a smooth, slick animal? A snake? Yes, yes that's good - a snake.
    What's your next purchase? A pair of Paul Smith shoes.

    —Natalia Rachlin"


    Camp view

    "Pierre et Gilles form a couple, an entity whose work is inseparable from their life and everyday universe. They create portraits of stars and unknowns in unique hand-painted photographs, through an established process:
    - they first draw a sketch of the work they have imagined together, according to the model and the role they want him to play;
    - they conceive the entire production from the set made with carefully selected materials and accessories, collected worldwide during travels or shopped all around. They also realize the lighting in order to animate and magnify the subject by a play of angles and filters. They select or even realize themselves the costumes, make-up and hairdressing, sometimes with the help of the best specialists;
    - Pierre photographs the scenery they have imagined together. Gilles then paints the unique print with successive layers of paint and glaze, exceeding reality. It results in a unique, perfectly aesthetic image that definitely cannot be done by any kind of digital software;
    - finally, they conceive the specific frame that is an integral part of the work. Actually, they consider the frame as the extension of the image's universe ;
    Everything is considered in order to achieve an aesthetic perfection and a vision of an enchanted world, corresponding to their dreamed reality. As they state: "This is a little bit of photo, a little bit of painting. There is the idealization of the sopped moment; Gilles with his brush can go and go back, and there is no time limit."" SOURCE




    Claire Fontaine

    "Putting insurrections into words has simply turned into a not very attractive task. For one revolts first and foremost because words are insufficient. No desubjectivisation can bridge the abyss that has grown between the critique of social movements and their reality. Once we judge the unique and exceptional moments of autonomous movements with the measure we use on ordinary life moments, we are in the process of constructing the logical and political circle that closes in on its own idiocy. No translation is capable of converting actions into words, for their separation is the daily tragedy of our democratic regimes. In order to approach the uncertain territory of rebellion, we must first honor the disjunction between everyone’s words, images and gestures. For the geography of these gaps houses the prospect of knowledge that transforms those who hold it and renders them capable of liberty. The black bloc is you, when you stop believing in it." (Claire Fontaine essay)

    my favorite: industrial urban layers

    I love Lars Andersson collection: heavy melange in earthy colors, how can it get more supple..."spare, sleek, luxe pieces with a body-hugging fit."
    Have to have this one.

    IFC on theaters

    Watched "Dans Paris" last nite; elegantly sweet in its heavyness and lightness -like love an sex are-. Available on IFC on demand (TV) or a theater near by.



    curious design

    Rumanian graphic genious

    Dan Perjovschi

    Born: 1961 Sibiu (RO)

    Illustrator, 22 Magazine Bucharest
    Contributing editor Idea-Art and Society Cluj
    Living and working in Bucharest


    A war thru the body.

    Flash dance exposed the subversion of the feminine mystique through the demon of dance and gender role playing. All that feminine reaffirmation in a the postapocaliptic patriarchal classist and totally hot landscape of 80's NYC makes this movie one of the best chic flicks ever.



    Humor comes from New Zeland

    HBO's new show is the result of the amazing talent of these two NewZelanders: Flight Of The Conchords.


    El Hijo

    From Migala to El hijo, spanish rock at its best: folk and magic with introspective qualities. Dylan, Cohen, and Silvio Rodrigues are part of this music world created by El Hijo. My favorite : ayer (el hijo) Finales de agosto y el caballo del malo (migala). An interview with Abel Fernandez ex-Migala (adored them). "Por un lado ha sido el fin de Migala y por otro está El Hijo, y no están ligadas. Una no es una consecuencia de la otra. El final de Migala me ha ayudado, a lo mejor, a meterle más tiempo, más caña y a ir más rápido con esto, pero nada más. Yo, lo que si tenía ganas, era de cambiar, de aprender, de buscar cosas nuevas… pero esta sensación la tengo desde que empecé a hacer música. Yo tuve una etapa, muy poco conocida, junto con gente que luego estaría en Migala, como Jordi Rodrigo y José Zapata, que fue guitarrista del primer disco. Tuvimos una historia con 17 años en un grupo, del que no tengo nada que decir, un grupo muy adolescente… Después yo dejé la música durante tres años o así, incluso no tocaba casi nada en casa… a lo mejor algún día con los amigos pero no tenía ninguna intención compositiva. Me dediqué a hacer otras cosas creativas, a escribir sobre todo. Después me volvió a picar el gusanillo. Descubrí una serie de música que no conocía durante esos años y hubo un momento en que necesité hacer una música que no oía pero que bebía un poco de todo eso que me había estimulado, por eso empecé con la historia de Migala, que empezó también de una manera muy solitaria… Quiero decir que, desde entonces, desde que dejé aquel primer grupo hasta ahora, todo ha sido lo mismo para mí: cuando me aburro de algo, y no me refiero a un aburrimiento frívolo, sino cuando llega un momento en que no puedo más, que no me apetece más estar en una historia; lo suelo dejar y con bastante acierto, creo … " El Hijo My Space
    Clcik on the image to go to el hijo webpage.


    I lived on the moon

    Video from KWOON I lived on the moon. French band that has reminiscences of Pink Floyd and radio head in its fantastic spiritual sound but a little lighter. video by French animator Yannick Puig

    M.I.A.posmodern superstar

    New album for MIA: cheeky multiculturalism.

    "Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, the daughter of a Tamil activist-turned militant, Arul Pragasam,[2] was born in Hounslow, London. When she was six months old, her family moved back to their native Sri Lanka. Motivated by his wish to support the LTTE's violent secessionist campaign against the Sri Lankan government, her father became politically known as Arular[1] and was a founding member of The Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS), a militant Tamil group.[3][4] Her alias, "M.I.A." stands for both "Missing in Acton" and "Missing in Action".[5]

    While residing in Sri Lanka, Maya lived with her grandparents. After a year, as her father's involvement in militant activities increased, Maya, her older sister Kali, and their mother moved to Jaffna in the far north of the island, where Maya's younger brother Sugu was born. Contact with her father was strictly limited, as she says he was in hiding from the Sri Lankan Army.[6][5] Eventually, as the civil war escalated, it became unsafe for the family to stay in Sri Lanka,[6] so they were forced to relocate to Madras, India.[7] They moved into an almost derelict house, surviving there for a while with sporadic visits from Maya's father. However, financial struggles, illness as well as limitations of food and water meant moving back to Sri Lanka, with the help of an uncle, where they settled in Jaffna again.

    By now, the violence of the civil war was at its peak,[6] and the family once again tried to flee the country.[7] After several failed attempts to leave, Maya’s mother successfully made it out with the three children, arriving first in India before finally returning to Maya's birthplace in London, where they were housed as refugees.[6]

    It was in the late 80s, on a council estate in Mitcham (South London), that an eleven-year-old Arulpragasam began to learn the English language.[4] Here she was exposed to Western radio for the first time, hearing broadcasts emanating from her neighbors' flats.[4] Her affinity for hip-hop and rap began from there. The attitudes of Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante and N.W.A. influenced her.[1]"



    Rodrigo y Gabriela
    " Orion – This epic reworking of the Metallica song is the second time Rodrigo y Gabriela have covered Messrs Hetfield, Ulrich & Co: "A tribute to the style of music we love, it's what kept us playing the guitar through all those Spinal Tap years""
    "Viking Man – Another Danish inspired piece. The Viking Man was a homeless guy who encouraged Rod & Gab to tough it out on the streets, busking in minus zero conditions at Christmastime. John Leckie adds radio static"


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