Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Old school versus New School...Wallets!

 Old Skooool:  I like the Navy and Pink color combination.

 New School: Belle De Jour French Flap Wallet

Love both. Which one?  Conflicted. It's the Gemini in me.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fun with Photoshop and Brett Ratner

This is a plug for my friend's site http://ratnerfilms.tumblr.com/ It's essentially a virtual raspberry to THE director of  terrible, high-concept,  popcorn sequels, in the form of Photoshop poster spoofs...

Another poster I like:

Via: ratnerfilms.tumblr.com/

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Henry Selick Q&A

Off to see Henry Selick tonight...

A Coralined Picture of Me

Fernando Botero

Price realized: $614,500. Huge. 

Love this Colombian artist and his round aesthetic... Both Sotheby's and Christie's are having Latin American Art Auctions this week, featuring some of Fernando Botero's pieces.  The art is still on exhibition at Sotheby's till 1 PM...   Here is  another Botero sculpture commissioned for the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, near Falling Water and about 2 hours away from my home town:

Fat Bird. Literally. That's what they call it.

Via: The New Yorker

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mista Cookie Jar's New Album "The Love Bubble"

New album available on CDBaby....

Here is one of the tracks:

The Love Bubble - Mista Cookie Jar

...and here's one  I'm on! 

A Beautiful Shoulder (feat. Anna Pizarro) - Mista Cookie Jar

Monday, November 16, 2009

Shooting Stars! Leonid Meteor Shower

National Geographic reports "...sky-watchers [in North America] are advised to venture out away from bright city lights between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on the 17th, when they should see 30 to 50 meteors an hour."  It's an annual show, so it's not a terrible loss if you miss it this year.  I actually heard about this through FB.  I don't think it's quite the "historic" celestial event that FB is purporting it to be, but I'm sure it will be worth staying up for if your view isn't marred by urban light pollution.  I will probably not venture out of Manhattan to see it, but I do like the thought of falling stars cascading across the sky. PRETTY! 

Via: National Geographic

Friday, November 13, 2009

Auto-tune and Weird Al: Does it get better?

I was going to post an adorable video about a run-away panda, but this Weird Al/Rocketboom bit about auto-tune on the You Tubes was too funny to pass up.  Guilty pleasure confession: I actually like auto-tune.  Honestly, if I owned an I-phone, it would not be beyond me to make a $3 impulse purchase to get  that dumb I am T-Pain app.  I suppose the chuckle factor would wear thin after a day or two...

The first part of the video is a little boring, but wait for the parody part that Weird Al explains...

Oh, here is the panda video too...for Friday kicks! (Thanks Lina!)

Via: Rocketboom.com, Dailystar.co.uk and  Buzzfeed.com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and his Purple Drank caught on film

The Carter is a new documentary about L'il Wayne that ran the festival circuit, screening at Berlin and Sundance. The trailer  makes The Carter look like a serious, prestige film of some sort,  but it's heading straight to DVD.  Unfortunately, with its middling reviews,  I'll be netflixing this as a rainy day alternative to re-runs of The Hills.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fun with Barcodes: Japanese Design

By turning usually unassuming and indistinct barcodes into visual confections, the Japanese have proven their knack to transform the mundane into something special and really f*cking cute...yet again! 


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wes Anderson at the 92nd Street Y/Tribeca

Going to see Wes Anderson speak about The Fantastic Mr. Fox tonight .  Stimulating Q&A! Film nerdery! Open bar! Check out this video below about the "making-of" the stop-motion animation film.  You'll learn that 18.5 TBs of footage was shot (for realz??),  how Anderson directs from a quaint flat in Paris,  and that the producer of the film  has a voice like Billy Barty, among other interesting production tidbits.  

Via: Wired.com 

shitmydadsays on the Tweeter

I'm late to the game on this one (late for at least 710,010 followers ), but you must start following shitmydadsays, which is written by Justin Halpern, a 29 year old, California-based rando who recently moved back in with his parents.  By simply tweeting the snarky remarks his 73 year old dad makes, this guy landed a book deal AND an option deal with CBS. Holy jackpot. He's only been tweeting since AUGUST??  Here are some of my faves:

"The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain't like he knows the cure for cancer and he just ain't spitting it out."
"Just pay the parking ticket. Don't be so outraged. You're not a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement. You double parked."

Via: Mashable 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Brothers Trailer

Based on the second half of the trailer for the upcoming flick,  Brothers seems like the serious, dramatic  interpretation of annoying TBS comedy of errors, While You Were Sleeping.  Yes, no, maybe so?  Not really sure about the casting.  Tobey and Jake I get... Natalie Portman as a military wife? Don't buy it.  But, I'll reserve judgment for now.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Delight: Will Cotton Bakery/Art Event

At 40 Great Jones Street today! I bought pink peppercorn, gingerbread, and salted caramel macarons at the artist, Will Cotton's baking/art event. Don't miss the stunning and eye-catching painting of an Aphrodite-like model in the buff splayed out on top of a puffy cloud of pink cotton candy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pretty Polar Graphs

More pictures that turn numbers into something easy and fun. Well, that's my take on it at least. So purty.

Via: FFFound.com

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tina Fey's Top 10 on 30 Rock

Season 4 hasn't been a favorite for some critics, but  despite the weak plot lines, I still look forward to watching 30 Rock on Hulu... Not exactly must-see, nix plans TV, but entertaining nonetheless...Here is a Top 10 list of Tina Fey's favorite jokes written for the show. Giggle.

Via: The Daily Beast 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Fantastic Mr. Fox?

Wes Anderson's trailer for the upcoming stop-motion animation film The Fantastic Mr. Fox is being screened before the snoozefest , Where the Wild Things Are.  Now, I don't wanna be a hater, but on the big screen the movement of the characters--particularly when talking--seemed choppy to the point of distraction, as if the audio and picture were out of sync.  It's probably the stop-motion and I shouldn't expect the same fluidity as a Pixar film.  I believe Coraline was all stop-motion too and didn't suffer from the same problems. Well, I'm still psyched to see the film, as I've always admired the charming details, visual humor and stylized sensibility of Anderson's films.  

Monday, November 2, 2009

Boring Don Draper Costumes?

I am kinda obsessed with Mad Men these days, but check out this story about boring Don Draper Halloween costumes...

Via: Sorry I Missed Your Party