I’m kind of in love with Tate Millerton‘s set of photos called Evolution is Convenient. The photos feature two different images, the bottom containing their upper chest, while the top is some kind of random object, probably something that describes them or their personality.
My favorites were the first two images, which feature red tape as a guide to where the person should stand. Plus the image on the left with the camera head looks amazing. The rest of the set is great as well, definitely check them out.
Found through But Does It Float
For Young Japanese, Itâ€™s Back to the Farm
by Hiroko Tabuchi
The NY Times had a really great story a few weeks back about Japan’s new Rural Labor Squad, a program that gets young, underemployed Japanese to work on farms. The idea works in two ways. The first is that it gives young people who are having problems finding a solid job a chance to learn new skills, something they can possibly use in the future. The other part is that Japan’s rural work force is getting older, and they don’t always have the money to hire new people.
While the program isn’t perfect, it’s not going to solve their unemployment problem, it does bring up some interesting ideas. President Obama has recently been calling people to service, to help out in their communities and the such. Well what if more communities started creating farms? Imagine people learning how to grow their own foods, maintain crops, take care of livestock.
Personally I think this is an amazing idea, and I wish I had a place to participate in something like this. It would be even better if it were in the city limits, like the lot where the recently out of business Circuit City is on Sunset. Does anyone else think this would be really fun to try?
For some reason I’ve recently had this thing with summer shoes, finding that perfect pair that I can just wear everyday and not even think about them, they’re just perfect. Well I got an email about these PF Flyer reissues called Sumfun, which I’m guessing stands for “Summer Fun”, because that’s what they look like.
The details are what really sells me on this shoe, like the fact that main panels of the shoe arch backwards toward the heal, and the bit of texture at the top of the rubber. The color is nice as well, not too white and not too dingy, just worn-in looking. They also come in black, but then they just look like Chuck Taylors. And for $70, they’re pretty reasonable.
I came across Pedro LourenÃ§o’s work after he added me on Twitter, proving that a silly 48 x 48 px icon can get you noticed. Pedro’s style is really great, using ink and occasionally some computer coloring to make some really rad images. I think it’s his line work that really sells it though. The way each image ends up looking is like he didn’t even try, that all the lines just knew exactly where to be. Excellent work.
Smoke Without Fire by Bright Eyes & M. Ward
I woke up this morning with this song playing in my head, so I thought I’d post it up for everyone. The song is called Smoke Without Fire, which was on Bright Eyes’ Four Winds EP that came out in 2007. It features Conor and M. Ward, whom I’m obsessed with, playing together on a really mellow track. The pair go back and forth, singing in light melodies that are totally soothing. In my opinion, this is a hidden gem that I’m not sure a lot of people have heard.