I’m really enjoying the paintings of Matthew Cook, a British illustrator with a knack for loosely detailed images. His subjects range from pictures of houses to portraits of people, but it’s his war imagery that really grabbed me. They seem really simple, like he only used a few strokes to define most of it, but at the same time it feels like you could stare at these pieces for a while and keep finding interesting new details. Really incredible and completely effortless looking.
Coeliac disease, or Celiac disease here in the states, is an autoimmune disease that causes an inflammatory response in the gastrointestinal system to gluten-containing products, such as wheat. The only way to treat the disease is by having a life-long gluten free diet. So coming up with a poster for an international conference on the subject may not be the easiest thing to do. But I think Clever Franke, a Utrecht, Netherlands based design studio, did a pretty amazing job.
The undulating patterns on the cover were inspired by villi and fields of grain waving in the wind, but it still has a very scientific vibe to it. They also did a good job of branding everything else with these patterns as well, giving the conference a uniform feel. Science and conferences don’t need to be boring and this proves it.
I’m not sure that I’d ever buy anything like this for my home, but I’m kind of in love with this bench and table combo called Smooth and Smoothie. These gummy pieces of furniture were created by French designer Florent Degourc who created these out of foam and resing, making it seem like these puppies are melting right onto the ground. A fun concept, which might look better in some more muted colors, but still really well done.
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Happy Friday, I hope you’re having a good day so far. This week’s mixtape is just an eclectic mix of new stuff I’ve been listening to and enjoying. Some of it’s brand new and some songs are just kinda’ new, but I think they’re all pretty good. If you’re looking for some new albums to get, I’d suggest listening to this for some inspiration.
There are a few changes with this Mixcast as well. As you can see there is a front and back cover now. Some of you had asked for a song listing to go with the MP3, so here you are. There’s also some music playing lightly while I speak, so hopefully this cuts down on ambient sounds a bit. The mix is 11 songs long and comes in at over 52 minutes, so there’s a whole lot of music to listen to.
If you really enjoy a certain song let me know in the comments, I’m always curious what stands out.
Here’s this week’s tracklist:
Heart It Races by Dr. Dog
Doomsday by Elvis Perkins
Take Off Your Sunglasses by Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine by The Flaming Lips
16th & Valencia Roxy Music by Devendra Banhart
Missing The Light of the Day by Air
Always Like This by Bombay Bicycle Club
Singing Joy to the World by Fruit Bats
Worried Shoes by Karen O and the Kids
Love Song for Buddy by Headlights
His Masters Voice by Monsters of Folk
There’s something about this Arne Jacobsen designed gas station that makes me really happy. Perhaps it’s the fact that it was built in 1937 yet still looks better then any contemporary gas station? Probably. Situated in Copenhagen, Denmark this is a true testament to the beauty that he created. Everything about it is simple and functional. Sure you might get a little wet if you’re pumping you’re gas and it’s raining, but I’d rather have this than a glaring Shell station. I hate those TVs they have at the pump which blast advertisements at you.
I’m also in love with the tiles that wrap the building, as well as that bright red analog clock. I’d love to see what the inside of this place looks like, see if it has any interesting elements of it’s own.
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