In How to Blow Yourself Up, WK Interact twists and inverts the fatalism of end-of-the-world prophecies, turning destruction into a matter of free will. “If you believe the world will end in 2012 and you can’t do anything about it, maybe it’s better to blow yourself up when you feel like it,” says WK. To that end, he has turned objects of control and personal movement – skateboards and bicycles, as well as three-dimensional panels – into instruments of self-destruction, equipped with what appear to be pipe bombs and other menacing apparatuses.
The absolute best way to get this morning started is by listening to the new Miami Horror song Sometimes, who is absolutely trying to give Cut Copy a run for their money. Not only is this song amazing, and possibly one of the best dance tunes I’ve heard all year, this music video above is like the Australian Blue Lagoon, but with a twist at the end that’s kinda silly. Nonetheless, it’s a sexy video and it totally makes me want to head down under to dance hang out with hot people on a tropical beach. So rad.
Newspapers are certainly in a state of flux, I’m not sure if they’re on their way out quite yet, but things are definitely not looking good. The Telegraaf Media Groep from the Netherlands has something new they want to try with newspapers. It’s a vertical newspaper, which unlike traditional newspapers you turn the page from bottom to top and vice versa.
This seems like such a no brainer idea, the amount of space you could save could really be beneficial. But I also think this guy is really funny, really trying to push the idea of how revolutionary the vertical newspaper is. He almost reminds me of a character in a Charlie Kaufman screenplay, which to me is somewhat endearing.
I’m so excited for this week’s Desktop Wallpaper Project artist that I’m currently writing this at 4:15 AM my time, that says something, right? The man’s name is Alex Cornell. He’s a design student living in San Francisco and he’s also a blogger over on ISO50 as well. Alex is such a talented guy that it’s kind of gross. You may have seen his work before, he did that awesome Wes Andersen Film Festival project a little while ago… oh yeah, and he’s a singer/songwriter. Like I said, annoying.
For his wallpaper he’s created this really simple and beautiful design with a simple message. I’ve had this as my wallpaper for a while now, it’s really easy to work with, especially if you handle graphics all day long. Simple, elegant, beautiful.
A couple months ago online menswear store Trés Bien opened their first shop in Malmö, and boy is it cool looking. The shop is clean and well lit, featuring the bare minimum of white walls and beech colored wood and some clothing racks here and there. You definitely get a really good sense that the space was curated really carefully, and that if you walk in you’re probably going to walk out much poorer. These photos alone make me sad that I’m nowhere near Sweden right now. Click here for more photos of the space.