Since Sunday is Valentine’s Day I thought it was appropriate to create a Mixcast dedicated to love. I’m lucky enough to find myself with someone special this year, so it definitely has a positive slant to it. If I was single this would be probably be an eff’ love mix, but maybe I’ll do that next year no matter what circumstance I find myself in, just to balance things out.
These are some of my favorite lovey songs and I think they work pretty well together. I opted for another mini-mix because you shouldn’t have to listen to my voice when you’re trying to makeout with your potential spouse/date/lover/desperate friend. I hope you enjoy it and remember that love is all you need.
Here’s this week’s tracklist: More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes Postcards From Italy by Beirut God Only Knows by The Beach Boys The Luckiest by Ben Folds Center Of Gravity by Yo La Tengo In My Life by The Beatles Reservations by WIlco I Must Be In a Good Place Now by Vetiver Lullabye by Ben Folds Five Asleep And Dreaming by The Magnetic Fields
My buddy James Gulliver Hancock sent me a really rad silkscreened poster that would make a great gift for Valentine’s Day or really any other day. It’s called A Bicycle Made For Two (he’s Australian and doesn’t realize that bicycles are built, not made for two) and features a bunch of sweet looking bikes and fun, random shapes all over it.
It was created along with ReForm School, which is the best craft/gift shops in Silver Lake. They have a project called Student of the Month where they make limited edition objects with local artists, and James was chosen for this month. If you’d like to grab a poster you can click here.
Or if you’re feeling lucky, tell me what the best love song ever written is and why in the comments and I’ll send you the poster for free. I already know what the answer is so if you can guess it and give the best answer it’s all yours. This is purely judged by me and if you don’t like my decision that’s too bad.
I wanted to transfer from the videos of Thursday into the lovey feelings of Friday. Yes, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, hopefully you’ve realized. so I have a few special V-Day posts planned for today. The first is this really cute video which was done by the awesome folks over at FriendsWithYou. A bit ago they started FWY Studios to handle commercial animation jobs and since have been creating some rather charming pieces.
This one above was created for Match.com and illustrates how we all have a match, it’s just a matter of finding it. In this case, Peas and Carrots unfortunately seem to keep missing each other, but obviously through the wonders of Match they’d find each other… right. Nonetheless the animation is spot-on and totally adorable. I love that the bat and robin go together… like Batman and Robin.
I’ve been keeping my eye on Square for a little bit now, and they continue to pique my interest. Square is a simple idea: letting you people pay for things with just an app and an iPhone/Touch. The benefit of this is giving small businesses the ability to take credit card payments. So when you show up at the taco truck at 1AM after a long night of drinking without cash, you’ll still be in luck.
This seems like such a simple idea, though I’m sure it’s taken a lot of planning and research. But something like this is definitely in need, especially if the process is as easy as the video above illustrates. I’d love to see something like this combined with an iPad, it would almost be like the ultimate all-in-one order form. I’m really looking forward to seeing this idea progress into a more mainstream device.