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November 19, 2009

Visvim: Dissertation on the Authenticity of Utility

"Poured Lines: Southwark Street" by Ian Davenport (2 crop). Photo by Stephen Coles (Stewf)

The Beastie Boys

Charles and Ray Eames will always be inspiring

Siwa Paper Bag. Made out of... paper.

On my desk: KAWS C10: The Paintings of KAWS

November 18, 2009

KAWS C10: The Paintings of KAWS. Publish by Neverstop. 2002

Yesterday afternoon, I found myself at the [Alexander] Calder Jewelry Exhibition held at the San Diego Museum of Art. Upon initial approach, it was really hard to tell that the work was made by the same hands behind the mobiles that most of us relate him to. Across the hall, the museum featured Calder’s more recognizable brushwork alongside paintings by Picasso and Joan MirĂ³. Personally, I’m much more the fan of some of the later-mentioned works.

I went to the museum’s bookshop (bad idea) just to look. Lo and behold, I run into KAWS’s C10. The book has been long sold out and here it was, 7 years after being published, waiting to be bought. There were so many jewels in this bookstore. I’ll definitely be back.

The book is a cardboard showcase of various animated icons including Astroboy, Michelin and the Simpsons (Kimpsons); all painted in KAWS form. It was published by Alex Calderwood’s Neverstop Agency, the same group to bring you the Ace Hotel and Rudy’s Barbershop chains.

Currently listening to: Black Tambourine

November 17, 2009

Black Tambourine

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November 16, 2009

Gary Benzel

Rimrock Ranch House by Lloyd Russell. Image by David Harrisson

Nigo at home

Central Park. New York City.

Muji House

Cool hat with lots of pins. I'm making one.

On my desk: Red Socks

November 15, 2009

Red Socks by American Apparel

My friend Nicole got these socks for me as an early Christmas gift. Thankyou!

Illustrations by Chris Bilyeu

November 14, 2009

Black Friday Flyer Illustration by Chris Bilyeu

I spent a good three years working next-door to San Diego illustrator, Chris Bilyeu. In between the dead hours of his shifts, he would always fetch over some of his sketches for feedback. Here are a few of his finished pieces.

BMXtreme by Chris Bilyeu

"Somach Ache" and "Moufs" by Chris Bilyeu

Music in Photo: Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles at the Belly Up Tavern, Heavy Hawaii and Nude Boy at Soda Bar

November 13, 2009

Dum Dum Girls Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach November 12

Here are some of the photos that I took during some of the shows that I went to this week. Roll over the images for textual content. Enjoy. Click to listen.

Crocodiles at the Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, November 12 2009. by Edwin Negado

Heavy Hawaii at Soda Bar San Diego November 10

Nude Boy at Soda Bar San Diego November 10

Currently listening to: “I wanna be your Dog” by The Stooges

November 12, 2009

The Stooges

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November 11, 2009

New York City

Cool Old Dude

Eames Eiffel

Dum Dum Girls

"A Shade of Green" by Neill Orje. 2008. 48 x 48 inches Modified Acrylic

On my desk: ANP Quarterly Vol.2 No.3

November 8, 2009

ANP Quarterly Vol 2 No 3 Will Oldham Cover. 2009.

Jide from RVCA sent over a stack of their latest issue of ANP Quarterly. Directed by Brendan Fowler, Ed Templeton and Aaron Rose, the large format, ad-free, art-publication takes upon an unadulterated approach in covering subjects that they find interesting. If they like it, they cover it. Its as simple as that.

The latest cover is graced by a Todd Cole photograph of Will Oldham, the folk-tuned musician also known through his Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy outfit. The issue also features the work of C.R. Stecyk III, Noah Davis, Black Dice and Miranda July.

For those of you in San Diego, you can pick up the issue at BLENDS in Downtown and Off the Record in North Park. And for those of you elsewhere, click here.

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