While the blog was down this was one of the most amazing things I came across. First off, it’s a music video for No One Does it Like You, definitely the best track of Department of Eagles newest album. But then they upped the ante and had the video be inspired by the artwork of Marcel Dzama. The whole video is pretty clever, and uses the sounds in the song to inspire events in the video.
It was directed by Patrick Daughters, and he definitely deserves a hand for making such a fun (but dark) music video.
As some of you may have noticed over the last week, Kitsune Noir has been kind of… missing. During the past 7+ days or so I’ve been trying to move the site to a new server, which unfortunately takes a team of NASA scientists (or one amazing ex-coworker) to figure out. Well the process is over (clearly) and now the site will hopefully be more stable, aka it won’t go down for no reason at all. Here’s hoping you’re amazing, Dreamhost!
I’d also like to point out that the mobile version of the blog has been optimized thanks to a wonderful plugin called WPtouch. It basically turns the site into a lighter, more mobile-friendly version of the site, which means it’s easier to read and loads faster. Awesome, right?
So everything should be better than normal, hopefully, and I’ll start posting again bright and early tomorrow morning. Sorry for being gone, I’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Sundays for me usually consist of large amounts of relaxing, and often there are cardigans involved as well. Yesterday I came across something else to help me relax, Sigur Rós’ documentary Heima, which translates to ‘At Home’. I’d never seen it before, but the video above is the whole dang thing. It’s absolutely beautiful, even though the quality is crap. Enjoy it while it lasts!
A couple of weeks ago I visited Poketo headquarters for a little art show featuring a bunch of great artists, but one in particular that I was really glad to meet was Mel Kadel. I talked to her and her hubby Travis Millard for a good chunk of the night, and they’re very excellent people. So it was rad to see that Poketo released a wallet with Mel’s artwork on it, which I’m kind of in love with.
Look at all of those amazing patterns! The detail put into all of those patterns are so rad, and when I look at all the different positions of the feet below the blankets I kinda laugh. You can buy Mel’s wallet here for $20.
Update: Poketo just posted a great little interview with Mel, which you can read here.
Last Saturday I headed Downtown to Chinatown for the Clark Goolsby show, called Tomorrow’s Nothing, at the POVevolving Gallery. The show was filled with really huge mixed media paintings, mostly featuring skulls and some collage pieces. I especially loved the big skull painting above because parts of the face were made of magazine clippings that had solid, bright colors. I also really love the houndstooth in the back, it compliments it well.
Also, if you’re in L.A. I suggest checking out the art scene on Chung King Road in Chinatown. There’s a ton of stuff going on down there and it was a lot of fun.