Monthly Archives: October 2009

Trick or Treat!

Lo-fi, High End

Review: The Kindness Kind at Spike Hill in Brooklyn

The Kindness Kind played a brief, captivating set last Saturday at the pocket-sized Spike Hill in Williamsburg, as part of the week long CMJ Festival going on in venues and galleries throughout New York City. The band, who has already built themselves a substantial reputation throughout their native Seattle area, drew heavily on material from [...]

What’s in the basket?

Halloween costume idea.  From Frank Henenlotter‘s Basket Case (1982).

Modernism After Postmodernism: Is there a future beyond capitalist realism?

Anyone in London lucky enough to have a free afternoon on Wednesday 11th of November should seriously consider heading to the Docklands for this event, which promises to be highly stimulating, and whose four speakers are responsible for some of the best writing on the blogosphere. Details after the jump…

Bethan’s Crazy Particle World: Interview with Bethan Laura Wood

Currently a designer-in-residence at London’s Design Museum, the work of Bethan Laura Wood is difficult to pin down. While she can generally be considered a product designer, her work includes everything from furniture to jewelry, textiles to lighting and set design.  She drifts through the city looking for inspiration in the actual materiality of the [...]

STAGES at Deitch Projects

STAGES, a show organized by Lance Armstrong and Nike to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation, opens at Deitch Projects tomorrow (October 31st).  The show features work by Ed Ruscha, Cai-Guo Qiang, Richard Prince, Catherine Opie, KAWS, Eric White, José Parlá, Christopher Wool, Tom Sachs, Dzine, and Rosson Crow, and will be up until November 21st. [...]

Headlines and Hypocrisy

An excellent, illustrative post at The Enemies of Reason cataloging the English tabloids’ reactions to the appearance of the BNP‘s Nick Griffin on the BBC’s Question Time. A glance at some of their front pages from the past few years leads one to think their outrage is contrived, to put it mildly. What seems certain [...]

Jacques Brel – “Amsterdam”

SAMMA 2010

This is a video conceived and executed by artist John Sebastian Vitale,  spotlighting some of the new SAMMA collection. SAMMA is designed by New York-based artist Hanna Sandin, who has previously been featured in Style and Look.