If you knew exactly where your food was coming from, would it change the way you ate? Far Foods is a project by London based designer James Reynolds who uses packaging labels to highlight the immense distances some of our food travels. I seem to remember seeing another project like this before, but I really like the use of suitcase-like tags that go around the foods. Seeing that your oranges just traveled twice the width of the United States to get to your supermarket is definitely shocking.
The other day, Chevy released specs for their upcoming model Volt, an electric/gas hybrid which they’re hoping will save their sinking ship. They’ve touted that the Volt with be able to get 230 miles per gallon, an astounding number which if true, would kill any competitor (for now). The big BUT to the story though is the price tag of the car, which starts at $40,000. I guess my question is, will enough rich people buy this car to keep it alive? At least long enough for development to continue and the price to steadily drop over time. The Prius currently costs around $22,000, so it’s nearly double that.
In my head I’m trying to equate the situation to something that Apple would do. Apple makes high-end products, and for much less money you can still get a computer. I think what Apple does, that I’m guessing GM won’t, is make it an experience that’s absolutely worth the higher price tag.
What do you all think? Will the Volt be able to survive?
When it comes to new Where The Wild Things Are movie, I’m of two minds. On one side, I want to know everything and see all there is to be seen. But the other half of me wants to know nothing, and be absolutely surprised when it finally comes out. But I had to post this trailer, which gives a little bit more information and shows a little more of what’s to come. Honestly, I feel like I’m going to be smiling and crying the whole time. I think Max Records is going to do an amazing job as Max, which I think is so very important. Without him being believable, and feeling and seeming like a real kid, I think the movie would be cheapened.
This trailer yet again makes me believe that this is going to be the best movie of 2009.
Found through Harold & Zooey
Well it’s Friday again, and as promise, another Mixcast. This time around the mixcast is 43 minutes, and features 10 songs, so there’s even more music packed into this edition. Most of these songs are pretty recent, though there are a couple from the last year or so. Hopefully there are some new goodies on here that will catch your fancy.
As like last time, I’d love to hear what you all thought. Did any of the songs really stick out for you? I still kind of sound like a bumbling fool. Let me just tell you that this is how I sound in real life, I’m definitely not faking it any way, shape or form. Nontheless, I had a lot of fun recording this one, and I hope you all like it.
Here’s this week’s tracklist:
Wild Young Heats by Noisettes
Monkey Bee by Monkey (Damon Albarn)
A Horse Is Not A Home by Miike Snow
Swiss Glide by Michna
Kids (MGMT Cover) by The Kooks
Many Ghosts by Akron/Family
Edge Of Our Lives by Holiday Shores
Ancient Questions by Mount Eerie
Don’t Watch Me Dancing by Little Joy
Nothing To Hide by Yo La Tengo
Brian Wade Scott
Well, well, well, it’s Wednesday and we’re back on to the normal Desktop Wallpaper Project cycle, one every Wednesday. You might have noticed that I updated the tags that go along with each wallpaper. I’ll be changing out the old ones soon enough, but I wanted to do something new that better reflected the current site. Today I have a wallapper from designer/illustrator Brian Wade Scott. Brian currently lives in Los Angeles and is currently attending Art Center School of Design.
Brian wrote me that his wallpaper is “all drawings of churches, geometry, and space. I’ve been doing a lot of these kinds of drawings lately so I wanted to continue through in these drawings.” I love how creepy and minimal this is. A lot of wallpapers make your eyes bleed, or they can be overly boring. But I think that Brian hit the nail on the head, sort of a middle ground. I hope you all enjoy this and I’ll post up someone else new and exciting next Wednesday.