I just “found” the new Beirut album, The Flying Club Cup, and I’m utterly speechless and extraordinarily excited all at once!
It’s amazing so far… absolutely amazing. It sounds much like Lon Gisland, and less like Gulag Orkestar, which I think is an improvement. It’s much more French, and less Gypsy/Balkan.
I’m also really excited that Zach Condon worked with Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy on this one. Mr. Pallett’s string arrangements are familiar to a lot of people, because he also collaborates with a little Canadian band called Arcade Fire.
As soon as I get a better listen to the album I’ll post a track for everyone to hear, just to get an idea of how SPECTACULAR this sounds. Until then, dream of October 9th, the day the album is released.
Josh Cochran is an Art Center grad who currently lives in Los Angeles and destroys everyone with his amazing illustrations. The dude has worked for a ton of magazines including The New York Times, ESPN, Metropolis and Nike, and he’s even had amazing printed totes made. His sketchy style and amazing use of colors remind me a lot of Pietari Posti, an equally amazing illustrator, and great company to be with.
While you’re on site, be sure to visit his motion section, with some really funny Discovery Channel commercials!
Link via Meathaus
There are more examples of his work under the cut, so check there too!
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I was rooting through Paul Smith the other day when I came across this amazing. D Tokyo is exactly what it sounds like, a bunch of tourist-y photos taken using stereoscopic imaging to make them look 3D, and a pair of red and blue glasses so you can see the magic.
Go check it out, the book is only $20 through the website.
My Private Sky is an incredible project by the guys over at Kram/Weisshaar. For a select few people they are creating a custom set plates with his or her personal night sky map from the time and place of their birth. The plates can contain over 500 stars, nebulae, planets and constellations, all of which are hand-painted in gold and platinum.
The personal night sky map is generated through a computer program which produces a blueprint, and is then given to the artists at Porzellan Manufaktur where they hand paint every detail.
It’s really too bad that these plates are going to be nearly impossible to get a hold of. This is such an excellent idea that should be open to anyone who would like a set. What about a black enamel version that has some sort of computer paint the star map over the plates? I want star map plates!!!
Check under the cut for a few more images of this amazing dinnerware.
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So I already know what I want for my birthday.
What you see above is a bike designed by the good folks over at 16st Design Project, with graphics by none other than Geoff McFetridge. The bike goes for about Â¥50,000 or $430, but is totally worth every penny, in my opinion.
I love the bright blue color, and based upon the website, you can customize the hell out of it as well.
To check it out, and try to attempt to read Japanese, click here.
Link via unfolded/now!