While I personally believe black foxes are the best, Sandy Skoglund’s gray foxes are pretty great as well. Skoglund was born in Massachusetts in 1964 and has been working as a conceptual artist since she moved to New York in 1972. The images above are from an installation called Fox Games which was first put up in 1989 but is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum.
I think she totally captured the essence of foxes and how they interact (not that I’m some weirdo fox expert who’s in touch with his inner fox) but they totally seem like one would expect them to act. Plus the effect of having their entire environment painted the same color red makes it seem quite surreal.
All of the photos used in the post were snatched from whistlepunch on Flickr, so thanks!
More photos under the cut.
Found through 45º
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Check out these crazy advertisements for Ben and Jerry’s ice cream! I think these may be some of the most complex ads I’ve seen in a while, all of those elements created by hand. The ads were created by Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific Singapore, featuring words and phrases accompanied by some very Friends With You!-esque characters and creatures. These ads definitely caught my eye, though I’m not sure that it makes me want to eat ice cream anymore so than usual.
Check out a couple more of these ads under the cut.
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At the moment I’m listening to Sigur Rós and looking through the photos of Amsterdam based photographer, Misha de Ridder. The two go together rather well as Misha’s photos are beautifully quiet and eerie. As far as I can see he only shoots landscapes, but he’s has a great eye for it, catching wonderful instances of color and light. I’d suggest putting on Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust and having a browse for yourself.
Found through vvork
I’ve been noticing an overdose of plaid lately, which for me personally is something I’m kind over, favoring subtle stripes and gingham and checks. That being said, I think these new Vans Authentics could be really rad with some khakis and a grey button down. The combination of small and large gingham really set the shoe off and the yellowed rubber gives it a nice aged look. These are definitely amazing summer shoes… too bad they’re a limited edition being sold only from Japanese retailer Ships Jet Blue.
Found through High Snobiety
Good Monday morning everyone! I thought I’d start off the day with a little announcement of a project that I worked on that went live over the weekend. Some of you might be familiar with A Continuous Lean, a men’s fashion and lifestyle blog run by Michael Williams in New York. I’ve been a fan of ACL for quite a while now, I first mentioned him last June, and since then we’ve been on each others internet radar.
A couple months ago Michael wrote me asking me if I’d be interested in redesigning his site, and I totally jumped at the chance. He told me that he liked the general layout of Kitsune Noir, how it was well organized and easy to navigate, and that he wanted something similar without being a total copy. He also wanted things to be kept rather simple and uncluttered.
A Continuous Lean was previously using the standard WordPress.com template, so there was little to no styling around the blog. So I decided to stick with the basics of black, white, cream and orange. The orange was inspired by the Denver Broncos orange, which I think gives it a nice kick. I also didn’t want the few images used to be boring so I threw textures onto a number of items, giving them a slight feel of age and a nod to the fashion content on the site.
As a point of reference, the WordPress theme used was called Magatheme, which looked like this before I completely ripped the whole thing apart. I left very few elements of the original design intact, but it was a theme that was well put together and made it easier to customize.
I have to get a major shout out to my old friend Adam Farris my tech guy. While I can design and fiddle around with HTML and CSS alright on my own, Adam is my tech guru who works absolute magic behind the scenes. Without his tech wizardry ACL and Kitsune Noir would not have seen the light of day.
Be sure to check out A Continuous Lean and give Michael some love!