Todd Baxter



I’ve fallen in love with these photos by Todd Baxter, a Chicago based photographer who’s use of color is amazing. All of his photos have this sort of surreal vibe to them, like something you’d see in a painting. It could also be the colors he chooses, everything just seems to pop. They also seem kind of like something out of childrens story, albeit a very contemporary one.

I think 20×200 needs to release some of this guys work!

Found through YASLY

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

December 4, 2009 / By

Moonmilk Book by Ryan McGinley



British publisher Mörel is releasing a 2nd edition of Ryan McGinley’s book of collected photos from his exhibition Moonmilk and boy do I want a copy. I’ve already posted about this series previously but really I’ll take any reason to publish Ryan’s photos, I love his work so much. The book doesn’t go on sale until December 7th but you can pre-order it now for £25.00. It’s 96 pages of delicious McGinley photos.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

December 4, 2009 / By

Piet Indoor Stove



Despite living in Los Angeles, my apartment is totally freezing during the winter. I live in a brick building that was probably built in the 40′sor 50′s and for some reason, probably all the windows the apartment has, my apartment is always totally cold. I’m currently typing this post with fingerless gloves on.

But with something like the Piet Indoor Stove I’d totally be able to warm up and have a cozy fire going. Designed by Fredrik Hyltén-Cavallius the Piet was designed to burn ethanol instead of wood, which provides a smokeless fire. Plus it’s totally safe to keep near walls and furniture because of it’s rock wool insulation and ceramic shell which keeps the fire in check.

One of the most exciting design aspects of this is the reflector which takes it’s inspiration from the work of Piet Hein, who the stove is also named after. The white ceramic with the gold insides and wooden legs… this thing is too good to be true.

Found through MoCo Loco

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

December 4, 2009 / By

A Take Away Show(s) featuring Phoenix

My good friend Punchy IM’ed me this morning letting me know that La Blogotheque released three new Take Away Shows featuring everyone’s favorite French rock n’ rollers Phoenix. The videos follow the band playing in some of the most tourst-y places like in front of the Eiffel Tower or in a double decker bus. It’s kind of crazy how good they sound no matter where the hell they’re playing. Watch these videos and let Phoenix melt away your busy day.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

December 3, 2009 / By

Random Inspiration: Black & White











I don’t think I’ve ever done anything before, but I thought I’d share some images that have recently inspired me and my work. Lately I’ve been on a big black and white kick, no colors getting in the way, just pure graphics.

The first image is the cover of Fukt, which is a Berlin based magazine that covers contemporary drawing. I love the three dimensionality of the cover mixed with the line drawings peaking through. The scribble that says “Magazine For Drawing” is also nice, I like that it’s placed on both levels.

The second image is the cover of Proximity, a Chicago-based art journal which covers contemporary art and culture in the city. I’m mildly obsessed with the logomark, which is is a diamond which been sectioned off to create separate areas for things like the logo, date and price of the magazine. It’s almost technical in it’s execution but it’s simplistic shapes and black and white palette really make it exciting to me.

The third image is a product called Good Day which was designed by the folks over at Carefully Considered. Good Day is a line of soaps and lotions that are pretty basic and minimal looking as you get. I love that the packaging has a simple logo as well as a simple code on the front letting you know if the lotions are made for oily, mild or dry skin.

The last three images come from a Brazilian/New York designer named Lucas Nasson (beware, his site is evil and not only makes your window go full screen but then gives you his portfolio in a pop-up). Nonetheless this guy is amazing, he basically eats and breathes black and white simplicity. Looking through his work there’s hardly a drop of color and it couldn’t be more exciting or gorgeous.

I hope you liked seeing what makes me tick. If you did let me know and maybe I’ll start posting more collections of inspirational stuff like this.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

December 3, 2009 / By

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