Criminals by Atlas Sound
Last year when I made my best songs of the year Mixcast I probably should have included a few more songs. But it was a rather lengthy mix, so it was probably best that I chose to edit a few out. But if there’s one that I really regret leaving out it would be Atlas Sound’sCriminals. The song comes off of his album Logos which is a totally amazing album, but I’ve been listening to it a lot lately and Criminals keeps popping into my head.
So I thought I’d share this live version of the song which was recorded by Southern Shelter on New Years Eve last year. The performance is one of my favorites and I love how it turned out. There are some annoying people talking during the performance but listen in the background for the keyboard kind of sounds and the harmonica, definitely makes the song even better.
My friend Frank Chimero filled me in on a little project he had been working on a couple weeks ago and it’s finally seeing the light of day. Scout Books is a little company started by Pinball Publishing who began creating these Field Notes-esque notepads last year but have teamed up with artists like Frank to create an artist series. Frank’s design is the one on the right and funny enough is called Muttnik, which was a nickname for Laika, the first dog in space. Next month is going to feature Mike Perry, so we should be in for some treats throughout the year.
What’s also fun is that you can create your own notebooks and they’re pretty dang cheap. You can get 50 made for $195, so around $4 each. Think about selling each for $10 and you’re more than doubling your profit, nice, huh? Lots of really rad notebooks to check out so get clicking!
Amy Martino is a New York based illustrator who’s got quite an eye for color. I spotted the pair of shoes you see at the top there which actually sparked my desire to post a bunch of shoe related stuff today. I can’t say that I’d ever wear a pair of shoes with such… personality, but I would put them in a plexiglass box like pieces of art. I also included a few images that I think she drew inspiration from as well. I love the colors, textures and patterns that she used. The combination of all of these elements are really beautiful. Be sure to check out Amy’s portfolio as well, she’s got a ton of great work to look through.
Last week I got a sneak peak at Clae’s upcoming Spring/Summer 2010 releases and they’ve got a lot of rad shoes coming out. But one definitely caught my eye which is called the Zissou. This sweet little shoe is an evolutionary step from their another shoe they made called the Coustea, though the Zissou has a nice set of laces on it. It comes in two different colorways, a classy looking navy which is my favorite, or for the daring there’s the mint.
I think the warm Los Angeles weather has me ready for summer already!
Today I’ve got a few cool shoe related posts, something I haven’t done here in a little while. First up is a collaboration from Evisu, whom I know from their line of denim, who’ve teamed up with Common Projects, a company who in my opinion makes some of the sexiest shoes out there. The outcome is pretty similar to what Common Projects normally does but there are some new details like the suede on the toe and that navy color is something I haven’t seen before.