In the third photo is a set of stairs which looks something like ribs floating in the air. It’s a neat effect and I’ve never seen stairs constructed quite like this. The punch of red on the inside make them absolutely awesome. In the last photo it’s not so much about the stairs but how the end of the stairs sort of transform into benches both at the top and bottom levels. It’s a clever detail that will probably go unrecognized.
It’s interesting to me that they put such effort into the stairs, but it makes a lot of sense as well. Stairs often get neglected, being relegated to back alleys or enclosed in stairwells, but I’ve been seeing more and more of a push to make stairs more visible. They can always be used visually as something as exciting plus it encourages people (Read: Americans) to not be lazy and take elevators all the time.
For my work I use two things to keep me organized. The first is a to-do list for my computer called TaskMate which allows me to write down everything I’m going to be writing about for the next few days or so. It’s simple and uncomplicated and gets the job done. The second thing is my Field Notes memo book with graph paper. A lot of the time I’m trying to juggle a bunch of things so I try to write everything down and then check it off afterward.
I got an email a few weeks ago that they were releasing a new color set called Just Below Zero which come in Steel Grey, Sno-Cone and Steel Blue, all with metallic silver printing on the cover. Mine are just plain brown, which suits me just fine, but these new ones are pretty sweet. I’d definitely be ordering a set if I hadn’t just received a three pack not too long ago.
On my desktop I have standard folders for most everything, but I have 3 folders used for blog post ideas, inspiration and projects which I use different looking folders to help separate them. I switched to these Helveticons folders and now really stand out, with they’re bright yellow against the dark desktop wallpaper (I’ve been using Alex Cornell’s wallpaper). Fun and free make me happy.
My brain still thinks it’s on vacation, so I apologize for not having posted until now. Last week was filled with more socializing with family than listening to music so it’s not a very robust week. The Silent League and Toro y Moi’s new ones were definitely prevailing last week. As I wrote on Twitter earlier, Toro y Moi’s new album Causers of This sounds like Cut Copy channeling J. Dilla, but I think I want to revise that to J. Dilla possessing Cut Copy and Phoenix.
After that is some Mount Eerie, which popped up on last week’s Mixcast, as well as Jens Carelius, another guy you should check out if you haven’t done so yet.
Can you believe it’s already Friday? I should currently be relaxing with a full belly of Thanksgiving treats and enjoying the company of my family, hopefully you’re doing something similar.
This week’s mix was created in a bit of a hurry, but I think it turned out pretty well. I approached this week’s mix a little bit differently, creating a big chunk of songs in the middle which go for about 36 minutes or so. Let me know if you prefer this format or if I should continue breaking up the Mixcasts like I have in the past. I hope you enjoy the mix and let me know if anything catches your ear!
Here’s this week’s tracklist: Softness I Forgot Your Name by Montag Graze by Animal Collective Resignation Studies by The Silent League Kaufman’s Ballad by Megafaun Okay by Venice is Sinking Teeth by Bowerbirds Total Destruction by Akron/Family Hen of the Woods by The Cave Singers Into The Fog by Jens Carelius Lost Wisdom by Mount Eerie To Anyone by Horse Stories Criminals (Electronic) by Atlas Sound