Friday, January 28, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A few reasons:
-She works hard and clearly loves her fans.
-She plays multiple instruments, and rocks out with tweens (The girls from Smoosh).
-She cuts out the middle man (beating the system).
-She doesn't put up with bullshit (the video in question).
-She and Neil Gaimen tied the knot.
-Shortest distance between artist and audience.
-She had fun at the Golden Globes (getting naked on the red carpet, taking stealth pics of celebs in the bathroom).
-She sweded Labyrinth.
-Crowdsurfing and ukulele Radiohead at Coachella.
-Wrote a song about her Map of Tasmania.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I'm a huge fan of Irish author James Joyce. In 1904 he spent a week living with his friend, medical student Oliver St John Gogarty in Sandycove, a couple hours Northwest of Dublin. Rather than a house, Gogarty was leasing a Martello tower from the British War Office. Martello towers were built in several countries of the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the Napoleonic Wars onwards, basically to repel foreign attackers with cannon fire. Joyce left after Gogarty fired a gun in Joyce's general direction. It is now a museum to Joyce.
the tower at Sandycove
A dozen years later Joyce wrote Ulysses, in which characters Stephen Dedalus (based on Joyce) and Buck Mulligan (based on Gogarty) share rent in a Martello tower, appearing mostly in the first chapter.
So I was pretty excited to read that Duncan Jackson, founder and co-director of Billings Jackson Design, bought a Martello Tower in Suffolk County, England to build a house for his family. Piercy Conner Architects hooked him up, winning a Royal Institute of British Architects award in the process. How gangsta is your crib?
click to enlarge.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
This is an idea I had (the execution as much as the concept), without a use. I just comp'ed in some text. The font is too hand-crafty - if anyone has a font recommendation (or a title, maybe an existing book, movie or song title) let me know.