I’ll echo what Bobby said earlier: Mark makes amazing work that reminds me of the film strips I saw in science class as a third grader; the guy is unstoppable (and you should hire him to design your next _______).
Wedding programs are not an acceptable answer unless you’re getting married in outer space.
When it comes to deciding what to prepare for dinner in my house, a typical pre-supper conversation loosely follows the theme of this gem of a site. In this sense, there is often a fair amount of indecision and foul language. In a perfect world making dinner would take the lead from What Katie Ate – a blog that is equally concerned with tantalising the taste buds and presenting food that is a feast for the eyes.
Created by food stylist and photographer Katie Quinn Davies, What Katie Ate features posts on gourmet food produce and packaging, restaurants, food photography and other foodie-related news; however, it is Davies’ own photography and recipes that really get me excited. Sure, food blogs are a dime a dozen, but I love how Davies’ blog focuses on dishes that are simple, delicious and, most importantly, achievable with the ingredients found in the majority of kitchen pantries. With a stylishly rustic photography aesthetic and refreshingly unpretentious prose, What Katie Ate is really code for What Danica Wants to Eat. Please excuse me while I tend to my food cravings.
The Scout is beginning to really piss me off. First they do two amazing videos, one with leather goods makers Billykirk and another with interior design impresarios Roman & William, and now they’re at it again with a feature on the Mast brothers and their craft chocolate enterprise.
The Mast Brothers have been making quite the rounds lately, you might remember the video I posted about them a bit ago that Cool Hunting did. The Scout video above differs from their approach, which focused more in the production side of things. In this video you get to hear more about their inspirations as well as their love of craft and sail boats.
The whole thing is amazingly shot as well. I was watching it on my iPad (yep, you read that right) and it’s comparable to food porn in some spots. An inspiring way to start your day.
It’s been quite a while since the last Mixcast, I guess I’ve been trying to refuel myself. It’s nuts to think that I’ve made 40 of these so far, just 12 away from an entire year of Mixcasts. I actually think the little break was good for me. I have a bunch of rad new songs to share and this is honestly one of my favorites in recent memory. There’s brand new stuff from Arcade Fire, Blonde Redhead and The Books as well as some smaller artists like Brothertiger, Twin Sister and Gold Panda.
I also decided to not record myself this week because I’m waiting on my new microphone to come in the mail, then you’ll have to listen to me blab on and on. Enjoy the momentary silence.
It’s also important to note that the images for this week’s Mixcast come from my friend Ed Fladung. Honestly, I don’t remember how I met Ed, but I think it was through my blog and possibly over Twitter. Ed is a fantastic photographer who lives in Mexico, taking really great surf photos and talking about design and websites and all kinds of good stuff. Definitely take a peak at his portfolio and his blog as well.
Here’s this week’s tracklist: You by Gold Panda Tell Me Why by M.I.A. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) by Arcade Fire The Passenger by Stars Silver Sands by Stereolab Baseball Cards by Wavves Lady Daydream by Twin Sister And the World Laughs With You by Flying Lotus Lovers by Brothertiger Here Sometimes by Blonde Redhead Ending of Me by Admiral Radley Sun Arrow by Candy Claws Free Translator by The Books
I was looking through my Flickr friends yesterday when I came across this amazing new set by Richard Perez, aka Skinny Ships, which collectively I’m calling Supersonic. Each piece is titled Supersonic with a different identifying letter number. In order from top to bottom they’re A1, F8, D4 and B3. I just think they’re absolutely beautiful, reminding me of old cartoons or something Saul Bass might do. Richard is doing such amazing work right now, the guy is unstoppable (and you should hire him to illustrate your __________).