Name: Miles Gould
Degree/College: BA (Hons) Graphic Design at Brighton University.
About Your Wallpaper:
My wallpaper design was inspired by a recent project which involved re-designing a documentary film festival based in Brighton. Documentary films are a creative response to reality based on real lives of real people. At their best, they enable us to see our too familiar world with new insights. The idea was to produce imagery that completely contrasted with the honesty of documentary films. Drawing inspiration from surrealism and the recognisable face and cleft chin of Kirk Douglas the image conveys manufactured Hollywood, the polar opposite of real life.
This is absolutely the most disturbing desktop wallpaper I’ve ever featured… and I absolutely love it. Please put this on your desktop and scare the shit out of people. Or better yet, sneak on other people’s computers and make this their desktop, that sounds better.
In a bit of shameless self-promotion, Swide, Dolce&Gabbana’s fun new blog, asked me to do an interview with them, and of course I said yes. How could I pass up the opportunity? They asked me a lot about being blogger, my ideas and opinions on blogs in general, and overall it was interesting for me to share my thoughts on the topics. It’s weird to even be asked these sorts of things by anyone, I’ve only been doing this for a couple years.
I’ve pasted the questions under the cut, but there’s some photos of my apartment and workspace on the interview page, so if you’re curious click here. Big thanks to Kerry Olsen over at Swide for thinking of me!
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This morning I woke up at 7am with a drive to get shit done, and shit was definitely done. Not really planning on it, I decided to pop over to Space 15 Twenty, a”retail experiment” created by the folks over at Urban Outfitters which allows them “to collaborate with creative brands we find inspiring and interesting.” I parked in front of the Space, walked up, and started taking photos, no one said anything to me, so I was able to get some pretty cool shots. Basically what they’ve done is taken a big warehouse off of Sunset Blvd. and turned into a hipster strip mall, and I don’t mean that in a negative way whatsoever.
The Space so far features Urban Outfitters, Alife, What Comes Around Goes Around, Hennessey + Ingalls, We The Free, Snack Bar, Samantha Pleet, and Hope Gallery. The space is absolutely amazing, lots of natural woods, exposed bricks, and little nooks and crannies to explore. Space 15 Twenty opens today/tonight officially, so if you’re in the LA area you should definitely pop over and check it out, though I’m sure it’s gonna be a hot mess.
There are a ton of photos under the cut as well, so be sure to check those out!
P.S. How rad is that giant Andy Rementer billboard?!
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Last night I had the pleasure of seeing my favorite band in the world, Radiohead, perform at The Hollywood Bowl, one of the best concert venues I’ve ever experienced. This was my third time seeing Radiohead, the first being post Kid A, and the second being post-Hail to the Thief, the first time being one of my favorite concerts ever, the second being a pretty big disappointment, mostly because Hail to the Thief is crap. But last night could easily be described as one of the single best, if not THE best concert that I’ve ever seen.
The playlist was awesome, hitting songs from every album, and to my enjoyment, they finally didn’t play Creep, thank the gods. Of everything played the most surprising song was definitely Street Spirit, which I totally enjoyed, and was glad they played that instead of The Bends. The most improved song they played was The Gloaming, which is the second video above. I LOATHE The Gloaming, it’s probably my least favorite song ever, but they made it a little dancier, almost a remix of it’s original self, and it was pretty damn rad.
The absolute BEST part of the show though (and possibly the show-stealer), was the lighting. The top video up there is a performance of The National Anthem which should give you a taste of how extremely overwhelming and beautiful the effects were. The Gloaming was also really beautiful and helped to enhance the mood as well. The colors being shot out by those bars was absolutely incredible, I haven’t ever seen anything like this done to this level, it’s a pretty damn hard act to follow.
Hopefully some of you will be seeing Radiohead in the near-future, or possibly already have? I really hope they release a DVD of a live-performance, I’d snatch it up in a heartbeat.