Thanksgiving is usually a time of gluttonous eating, but this may take the cake. The video features what’s called a TurBacon, which is a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig. To be specific, this is a turkey, duck, chicken, cornish hen, quail, 10 lbs of bacon and a 20lb pig, all wrapped up together into on intense meal. This is entirely disgusting but fascinating at the same time. I’ve shown this to a few people so far and they thought it was absolutely disgusting. I, on the other hand, think this would be delicious and I would try it in a heratbeat… though my heart my stop after a couple of bites.
It’s still kinda sorta’ Wednesday so it’s still wallpaper time! This week’s Sight & Sound is for the Wilco album Being There and was done by our amazing curator, Joe Van Wetering. I’ve been a fan of Joe’s work for what feels like a long time now. He’s got such a great, colorful style and makes work that always feels fun and vibrant. For Being There he took inspiration from the title itself. In his own words:
I did Being There for my wallpaper. I hadn’t listened to the album before this but I had seen the Peter Sellers movie in which the album gets its name. Luckily it was on Netflix Instant so I got to go back and re-watch it. If you haven’t seen it before you should probably check it out.
I was a bit lost on what I wanted to do exactly so I started with some shots from the movie and just kept adding on top of it. This ended up a bit crazier than some of my other work but I still enjoy the end product and hope you do too!
Check back next Wedensday for the next wallpaper, Wilco’s Summerteeth.
For the past few days I’ve had this Girls song stuck in my head, no rhyme or reason. Nonetheless I thought I’d share this hidden gem from Girls last album, Headache. This is almost a throwback to, well, something older. It’s got such a timeless vibe, like some kind of old fashioned crooner singing a song of longing. I love how tragic it sounds, like he’s lost everything. It’s so haunting and has definitely stuck with me in the back of my head. Definitely worth your time to revisit.
One of my guilty pleasures is peeking around other people’s homes. Now – don’t be too disturbed – I don’t break in and dance to “California Dreamin’” in the style of Faye Wong in Chungking Express (1994), but I am always very quick to ask for a tour when I am first invited to a friend’s place. You have to admit that you can learn quite a bit about someone’s personality by looking at the objects that are displayed in their abode. The books, CDs, artwork, and home wares scattered around may or may not be conscious choices, but they are revealing all the same.
The folk at Frankie Magazine obviously share this fetish. For their latest side project, Spaces: Where Creative People Live, Work and Play, they have teamed up with a talented gaggle of photographers and writers to produce a weighty mook (magazine/book hybrid) dedicated to capturing inspiring spaces around the world. The mook journeys all the way from Frankie’s native Australia to Germany, London, Brooklyn and everywhere in between. Covering both public and private spheres, Spaces explores cafes and shops, as well as the creative dwellings and work studios of people such as Rob Ryan and Donna Wilson. Both well-written and beautifully photographed, Spaces offers a lovely insight into the details and idiosyncrasies of diverse creative environments. A definite must for interior design junkies and lovers of photography.
If you’re keen to see more, there are a few extra images after the jump. For more information, including stockists and ordering options, pop by here.
Embarrassing but true: this past weekend, I finally threw away the carved pumpkin that had been living on my front steps since before Halloween. It was growing some pretty nasty stuff, but stuff neither as nasty nor as neat as the molds featured in After Effects a series of dilapidated scale models built and photographed by Daniele Del Nero. Del Nero describes the project’s impetus as “…the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species.” It sounds as joyful as the 1994 Asylum series by James Casebere (another artist working with scale models, if you like that sort of thing). I think what’s more compelling about Del Nero’s models is how simultaneously dangerous and fragile they are. If you eat this stuff that covers them, you could die; if you touch this stuff that covers them, you will destroy the fuzzy colonies that have been meticulously cultivated across their surfaces.
Del Nero builds these models out of black paper and covers them with flour and small samples of mold. May I suggest simply using pumpkin?
Hey everyone, I’ll be visiting Atlanta (but specifically Augusta) for Thanksgiving so I was hoping to get some tips on places I should visit/shop/eat while I’m in town. I don’t really know anything about the area so all hints and tips will be greatly appreciated. Leave me a comment below so I can keep track easily, hopefully I get to see some rad stuff. On a sidenote, Danica, Alex and I will still be posting during the holiday, so be sure to keep visiting.
Oh man I’m smitten. Two of my favorite artists Geoff McFetridge and Chris Johanson, have teamed up with The Standard Hotel and Pendleton to create the beautiful blankets you see above. The blankets come in two sizes, a queen and king, and are made of of 82% pure virgin wool and 18% cotton in Oregon by Pendleton. They also come in editions of 40, which means they’re probably going to be sold out in 4.2 seconds. I already bought myself one the queen sized Geoff McFetridge blanket, I can’t wait to roll around on it. I’ll definitely be using this blanket all the time because I’ve decided that I don’t like comforters anymore and I want stacks of blankets all over me.
The folks over at Nobrow have done it again with the release of their new book, A Graphic Comogony. The book features the work of 24 artists illustrating their takes on the creation of everything. God had 7 days but they get 7 pages to tell their tale however they please. The list of artists is pretty impressive, many of them are Desktop Wallpaper Project contributors as well:
Stuart Kolakovic, Mikkel Sommers, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Luke Best, Rob Hunter, Jon McNaught, Ben Newman, Andrew Rae, Luke Pearson, Jack Teagle, Jon Boam, Jakob Hindrichs, Clayton Junior, Daniel Locke, Isabel Greenberg, Mike Bertino, Nick White, Rui Tenreiro, Sean Hudson, Luc Melanson, Katia Fouquet, Yeji Yun, Matthew Lyons, Liesbeth De Stercke.
A big shout out to my buddy Micah Lidberg for creating the amazing cover for the book. It’s honestly one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen all year, he never fails to impress me with his art and creativity. You can snag yourself a copy by clicking here. Be sure to click the thumbnails below to see large images of the inside.