I got an email from the folks over at Bridge & Burn (such a rad name) letting me know that they’d released a new collection of men’s and women’s jackets, and one in particular definitely caught my eye. It’s called the Alda and has a nice cropped fit as well as a great red gingham lining.
I’ve been looking for a khaki jacket lately and this is pretty much everything I want. I also really like the price, which is only $135, much easier to swallow than that awesome Oliver Spencer jacket.
About 10 years ago or so I remember hanging out at a Border’s, listening to random music on those headphones they had and stumbling across a reord called The Langley Schools Music Project. It was a collection of kids from 1966-67 who were singing pop songs by David Bowie, The Beach Boys and other popular artists like them. It’s a brilliant record because it’s so amazing how different a song can sound when it’s sung by children.
This video above reminds me of that. The group is called the PS22 Chorus and they’re singing Lisztomania by Phoenix. Watching this totally gives me chills, it just sounds so beautiful. I also love that these kids are so into the song, they’re all just rocking out to it. These kids are the real life Glee.
Whoops, #musicmonday on a Tuesday, whatcha’ gonna’ do? This week there wasn’t a whole lot of new stuff, mostly just familiar things. The number one spot by a large lead was Caribou and his new album Swim. As I mentioned on the post of his new video for the song Odessa it’s an amazing album that I think is going to blow up. I don’t know how you can’t enjoy this album.
I’m still enjoying the heck out of The Go Find as well, their music is just so poppy and fun and perfectly suitable for any time. Rounding things out was a new band I found through my friend Chris called White Hinterlands, which I’m still getting into, and of course Casiokids who’ve won my heart over.
I also have been digging the new She & Him Volume Two which you can stream over on NPR. It’s rad that NPR keeps getting these exclusives, it’s a nice way to premiere an album.
Earlier tonight I sent my buddy Frank Chimero an IM that simply said,
“Idea: Make a deck of Magic: The Gathering cards based around current and classic designers.”
“i’m tapping 7 mana to summon josef muller brockmann
And with that we decided to create a contest where you, the reader, should design a Magic: The Gathering card for your favorite artist/designer/architect. Frank and I are both nerds and played magic when we were younger, so this is our tribute to this fine sport.
Here’s the gist:
- They can be dead or alive.
- Their Mana needs to be their country of origin or where they currently reside, the choice is yours. As you can see Josef is Swiss powered. You design what you think is rad.
- You must create original artwork for this. I made that whole damn card, except for Mr. Brockmann’s portrait which was done by Frank, in like 3 hours, so no whining.
- Make it funny. This is a stupid contest, so be creative and have fun!
- All designs should be 8″ wide at 72 DPI so it fits in the blog nicely.
The deadline for this little contest is Saturday, March 20th at Midnight PST. Frank and I will be judging these Sunday and then announce the winners on Monday. The winner will receive some Frank Chimero posters or maybe some of the weird crap he’s been buying lately like this pipe smoking viking. No matter what we promise it’ll be cool shit.
Please send all entries to [email protected] with the title Magic: The Designinging. Failure to do so may get you kicked out of the contest and all that jazz.
Happy designing and if you have any questions just leave them in the comments.
Bobby + Frank
P.S. We have no affiliation with Wizards of the Coast. Please don’t sue us.
I’m really enjoying these tiny installation by artist Ji Lee as a part of a series he calls Parallel World. What’s funny to me is that Ji works at Google as the creative director of branding and marketing, so it’s rad to see a tech person be so artistic… or is an artistic person that’s quite comfortable with technology? Either way he’s got a ton of great work on his personal site Please Enjoy, which you should probably…. enjoy.