Finding a good calender each year always seem like such a difficult task, though last year I really lucked out and found a great calendar by Atherton Lin at the Marc by Marc Jacobs store. Curious, I thought I’d look and see if they had a new calendar for 2010 and sure enough, they do. This years calendar is decorated in the same style as the 2009, with charming watercolor drawings that tell stories or have tracks to put together a mixtape.
My favorite part is that they sell their calendar through Etsy and it’s only $8.25, how great is that? Plus for the eco-aware crowd each one is printed using vegetable-based inks on recycled paper, and their printer is a part of a co-op that uses renewable energy.
You can grab yourself one by clicking here.
Last week we took a look into the future, at the new music coming out in 2010. This week we’re going back to the 90′s. I’ve put together a collection of my favorite one-hit wonders from the 90′s, the things that songs that never really propelled bands to stardom but found a tender a place in my heart. I tried to pick the more obscure bands and songs, so hopefully this brings back some memories for you.
For the cover art I tried to recreate the Saved By The Bell logo with a Kitsune Noir spin. I hand drew the type and then traced it all out in (my enemy) Illustrator then put it all together in Photoshop. It’s insane just how janky that title is. I know it looks like I did a shitty job but go look at the original and you’ll see just how horribly designed it is.
Here’s this week’s tracklist:
Female of the Species by Space
In The Meantime by Spacehog
I Could Never Be Your Woman by White Town
Desperately Wanting by Better Than Ezra
Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Deep Blue Something
Bound for the Floor by Local H
Super Bon Bon by Soul Coughing
Radiation Vibe by Fountains of Wayne
Possum Kingdom by The Toadies
Sucked Out by Superdrag
Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand by Primitive Radio Gods
Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down by Scott Weiland
I see a lot of weird looking buildings but I can’t see I’ve seen many domed structures before. Takeshi Hosaka Architecture have designed a building for a noodle restaurant near the base of Mt. Fuji called Hoto Fudo, about two hours away from Tokyo. The building looks like a mix of an igloo and something you’d see in Star Wars on Mos Eisley. George Lucas was such a visionary. The building is left open for most of the year so that you can feel the breeze and I guess the fog can roll into the building, though I’m not so sure of that last part. Overall I think it’s a really beautiful building, and I love that epic view you get of Mt. Fuji in the second photo.
This is one of the most disorienting games I’ve ever played. First-Person Tetris puts you into the viewpoint of the Tetris block, so when you rotate the block, the whole scree rotates with it…. and then stays way until you rotate again. You also fall with the blocks to make it even trippier, and if that’s not enough of a mindfuck there’s night mode where you can’t see anything but the blocks. Waste the rest of your Friday!
If there’s one free thing I get more than anything, it’s free posters. I’m honestly hoping that by 2011 (2012 will be too late) I will be able to wallpaper my entire my apartment with nothing but free posters. I’ll keep you updated. Anyhow, I got a few cool posters this week, one from Eric at Doe Eyed and then two from Simon over at Binary & The Brain. What’s amazing is how these posters ended up matching perfectly and fitting exactly on the wall in my dining room. Definitely be sure to check out their posters and pick yourself up some!