As many of you saw the other day, I teamed up with the wonderful folks over at Poketo on a project called SPACETIME. We worked with Cody Hudson, Mike Perry, Damien Correll and Andy Miller on a line of wall decals, wallets and t-shirts and they came out amazing.
So I wanted to give you the chance to win some of these goodies. But instead of just giving them away, I’m going to make you work for it, so here’s the deal: I want you to create a SPACETIME inspired desktop wallpaper. You can do anything you like, just as long as it seems space-y or time-y. There’s going to be 1 Grand Prize winner, who will win one set of wall decals, the t-shirt of your choice and the wallet of your choice. There will also be 2 runners who will get to choose a wallet of their liking.
Please send all submissions to [email protected] with the subjecy “SPACETIME Wallpaper Competition”. All submissions should be sent as JPGs and sized to 1920px x 1200px. Failure to do so may disqualify you, unless your wallpaper is totally rad.
The deadline for the project is October 6th, which is a little under two weeks, and the winners will be announced on October 7th, when their wallpapers will be released as a part of the Desktop Wallpaper Project for that week. Sound good?
My friend Levi sent me an invitation to a flash mob at the Abbott Kinney Festival this weekend to raise awareness of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma. At 4:00 p.m sharp this Sunday, hundreds of individuals will freeze in place, unfurl their free Shepard Fairey poster of Aung San Suu Kyi, and stand in silence for exactly five minutes to show their solidarity with Burma and raise awareness for her as the symbol of freedom.
To get involved or to get more information, click here.
The other day Questlove tweeted about this guy named Kutiman, an Israeli artist who splices together pieces of YouTube videos and makes really great music out of them. His style is similar to that of old DJ Shadow or J Dilla, making entire songs and beats of pieces of random stuff. He has a site called Thru You where you can watch all of his videos in succesion, which I definitely did, I couldn’t turn away.
The video above is called The Mother of All Funk Chords, which should give you a good idea of what this guy is capable of. I love that he also edits the videos together, so you get a sense of where all of the sounds came from. How cool is this?
I came across this new Jack Spade tote after seeing this beautiful sweater posted somewhere else. Called the D.R. Tote, it features an amazing reddish/orange plaid mixed with a navy and a cream. It seems like it would be a perfect little bag, not too big and not too small, but unfortunately it’s not quite in my price range.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Holiday ’09 collection though, there’s some really cute and fun stuff like these Hell Yeah gloves… someone could probably make these for me way cheaper, right?
I’ve really been enjoying the new Flaming Lips album Embryonic quite a bit, in fact I’m daring enough to say that it might end up being my favorite album of the year. At times it reminds me of OK Computer, but with the diversity of a Velvet Underground album. I don’t really know what that last part means, but it’s a good thing.
Anyhow, they’ve released a video for the song I Can Be A Frog, which has guest… vocals, I guess you could call them, by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I think “making weird sounds” is a better description but the song is a cute one, though honestly the rest of the album really sounds nothing like this. Nonetheless, it’s enjoyable, I just hope they come out with some really crazy videos that really showcase the meaty songs off of the album.