Earlier today Google announced their newest shiny toy, a Chrome operating system (or OS) that will appear as a competitor to Windows and Apple. What’s kind of exciting about this new OS is that Google has decided to make it a web desktop of sorts. So you’ll login and then be immediately connected to your Gmail, surf through Chrome (the browser) and have a number of other services you’d use online like contacts, a notepad etc.
The idea is that everything you do on your computer can live online, which is definitely where things seem to be going. It also let’s you plugin in external devices as well. Let’s say you have a photo on a memory card. Plug it in, import it into Photoshop.com, then upload it to your Flickr or a server. I’m guessing there will be some kind of music player for music as well, but Lala is built in if you want to use that.
I know very little about this, so if I screwed something up, sorry. But I can definitely see the potential in a system like this. I’m curious to see what Apple does next and if they incorporate any similar ideas. No matter what, this is some next level thinking.
Yesterday ended up being one of those non-stop days so to regain a little bit of sanity I decided to walk down the street to the Farmers Market at Barnsdall Park where the Border Grill Truck was parked. Los Angeles has a food truck for every type of food you can imagine, but most of the time they don’t come near where I live, there’s really nothing around me that would draw them. So I took this as an opportunity to try some yummy food!
I ended up getting three items. The Yucatan Pork Taco, the Cilantro Chicken Taco and the Carne Asada Quesadilla. My favorite of the three was definitely the Yucatan Pork Taco which has “braised achiote pork, black beans, pickled onion and orange jicama slaw.” It was a crazy mix of flavors and overall was delicious and at the time wished I had 4 more. To wash it down I ordered their Iced Mexican Coffee which has cinnamon, star anise, orange zest and piloncillo syrup. It was also delicious.
My only problem was the price tag. I ended up spending $13 at a taco truck. It’s definitely above and beyond a normal taco truck, but it still stung a little. Nonetheless I’d definitely suggest checking them out.
This week features one of my favorite lady artists out there, who goes by the name of Mel Kadel (or as some know her as Travis Millard’s better half.) I met Mel at a Poketo party a while back and since then had been meaning to ask her to contribute to the DWP, which she kindly did, as you can see above.
When she first sent me this image, I stared and stared at it. Slowly I started to realize that the image isn’t mechanically flipped, that she actually drew both sides. That’s friggin’ dedication. The image comes from a little zine she produced called Spacing Awake. It’s a full-color, 40 page zine and it looks amazing, she was rad enough to send me one so I could check it out.
If you want to pick one up for yourself or a friend head over to Fudge Factory and click under the BUY section.
The brilliant painter Ryohei Hase, who I posted about last year, is back again with some new pieces. There are three in total and they continue to show just how damn talented he is. I’m not sure what the title of the piece above is but it’s incredible, and dare I say it, he’s starting to give James Jean a run for his money. I love the elephant head on the right and the interplay that’s going on with the hand below him, almost as if he’s stumbling out of the little girls imagination.
I was browsing the portfolio of Brendan Schaefer, aka seek&speak, and came across these imaginary covers he did for Blu-Ray versions of movies. The point was to distill the films into a simple image, showing only the basic components of these movies. I love that he chose to go with black, white and gray, as obviously you don’t even need colors for these and they look amazing all together. Be sure to check out the rest of his work as well, I’m sure you’ll recognize some of his movie posters as well.