I got an email earlier today from a guy named Taylor about the new Matt & Kim video for the song Lessons Learned. I checked out the video, not really sure what to think cuz’ I still hadn’t heard their new album, Grand. As it turns out, both the song and the video are absolutely killer.
The video features Matt & Kim slowly stripping out of their clothes, eventually ending up buck naked through the streets of New York, in front of the MTV studios to be specific. I talked to the director of the video, who just happened to be the fellow who emailed me, and he said the whole thing was totally real. They were really naked, there were really cops there, only one part at the end might not be, haha…
Hey it’s Thursday already, so I’m a day behind, but I think you’ll all enjoy this week’s wallpaper a lot. It was created by Marco Zamora who’s a fellow Los Angeles resident, and a rather nice guy to boot. I posted about one of his prints a little while back and was fortunate to meet him at an art show as well. His use of black and white is really nice and his line work is very interesting as well.
His contribution to the DWP is really rad, and I’m hoping a lot of you bike riding kids enjoy it. It’s rad how he incorporates the city on the back of the guy, it’s kind of subtle but and doesn’t pop out at you right away. And that splash of red really makes the whole thing pop.
Combine three amazing brands, Ace Hotel, Generic Surplus and Arkitip, and what do you get? A sweet pair of shoes and a cute tote bag. The brands decided to work together on creating a shoe that captures “the essence of Palm Springs and the eclectic style of the (Ace) hotel grounds.”
What they came up with was a shoe that has a cotton mesh upper that is breathable, quick drying and non-slip for wearing around the pool. The soles and toe cap are rubber, and on the back there’s a little army green heel pull. They also created a fun little tote as well, which is made of the same material as the cotton uppers of the show.
I think these shoes are so rad looking, they honestly look like prfect little summer shoes. Plus if they’re being made by Generic Surplus, the offshoot of Generic Man, they’re probably going to be damn comfy. The shoes are only $85, and you can preorder a pair from Arkitip by clicking here.
Holy crap, today is such a good day for posts! Check out this amazingly beautiful commercial for Flora by Gucci by the amazing Chris Cunningham. The commercial is a lot lighter in tone than most of Chris’ work, but it’s still just as exciting and brilliantly creative. The commercial was shot over four days in Latvia last year, and used over 20,000 fake flowers.
I just can’t get enough of this video, like my mouth was open the whole time. I really wish he’d make a full length feature. It would probably cost $100 million to make and you may vomit or seizure while you watched it, but shit it would be great.
I’m pretty stoked for this new movie by Duncan Jones called Moon. It stars Sam Rockwell as an astronaut who’s been living on the moon all alone for nearly three years, working to mine a precious resource that has helped diminish the planet’s power problems. But then some crazy junk happens and the main character finds another person working on the moon with him, who looks exactly like him. He’s also aided by a creepy computer that has emoticon faces and is voiced by Kevin Spacey, so you know there’s gonna be some HAL kinda shit going down.
I’m such a dork for sci-fi, and this looks frigging awesome. I read that the sets were actually built, and they tried to not CGI everything, so that’s good to know as well. This year in movies just keeps getting better and better.