Saturday, December 6, 2008

magic pen that writes in Helvetica?!~

Ahhhh… technology. The geniuses at Plexifilm have spent the past two years developing a Sharpie pen that actually writes in Helvetica! This pen is so experimental that it’s priceless… literally. You can’t buy one, but you can get one free with any Helvetica merchandise purchase (DVD, T-shirt, etc.). Get your free pen while they last. It’s a great gift for that person in your life with sloppy handwriting…

* Warning: if you are John Downer or Marian Bantjes then the pen will actually write in Helvetica. Otherwise, your results may vary. Do not swallow. Keep away from open flame and co-workers. May cause drowsiness.

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In the Realms of the Unreal

Henry Joseph Darger (April 12[?], 1892April 13, 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a janitor in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story.[2] Darger's work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Akay - one hell of a kind of street artist

The Box from mudlevel on Vimeo.

this first video you can see how much trouble he goes through just to get some money back... well basically he's so freakin good at duplicating... so real he can get through the system...

The Machine from mudlevel on Vimeo.

in this video... he just did a whole installation at a railway station... oh my god... how did he did tat... and it's sooo cute... and cool~

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visible sound sewing machine by sounds butter

the interactive design group sounds butter wanted to create a new way to make sound visible. while things like equalizers and sub-titles already visualize sound, they sought to find a way to make sound physical.
using an old sewing machine as a basis, they conceptualized a prototype, which would take sound input and convert it into a sound wave of thread on textile. the sewing machine is synonymous with producing products in industry and thus served as a fitting analogy for the project.

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grandma tagger!

oh my god!!! look!!! it's a grandma tagger!!! wonder who's her little grandchildren...

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Bomb the Bass - Butterfingers

Bomb the Bass Ft. Fujiya and Miyagi
Future Chaos album 2008
Directed by Perish Factory

Latinsizer / Celofán - (Nortec Collective/Fussible member)

Music by Latinsizer @ 2007
Video by Sergio Brown / Pepe Mogt

music made with MS-20, Drumulator, dr-110, Xpander and Four Voice Oberheim.

In this project Pepe Mogt works with a very synthetic and basic set of musical tools to create a quirky approach to electronic music exemplified by "Ritmo 55", the first track released by Latinsizer which appeared on the Nortec Experimental CD. This approach could be described as a combination of the melodic work of early synth Pop classics such as Eno-era Roxy Music and Switched on Bach, modular synth based artists like Tangerine Dream and the grit of urban Tijuana, Latinsizer "live at CD" has a more noise dance oriented aproach without loosing his analog roots

Latinsizer becomes an alternate project to Nortec, and particularly, to Fussible, recently playing at experimental and dance music festivals like Mutek or Decibel, currently is working on his new album and EP, Celofán is a video of his latest works.

The MS-20 was one of Korg's first major successful portable analog monosynths and even today it is still a great little machine! The MS-20 is the big brother to the MS-10. It is an analog two-oscillator monophonic lead and bass synth with hard wired and patchable connections. The hard-wiring can be overridden however, using patch-cords. This type of hard-wired but patchable design was similar to the ARP 2600 of the late seventies. Of course the 2600 was much bigger and better. But the MS-20 offered a lot of flexible control and great sounds at a more affordable price.

In addition to two analog oscillators, the MS-20 featured two resonant VCF filters, two VCAs, sample and hold, a noise generator, an assignable mod-wheel and lots of knobs! The VCF filter section is capable of high-pass, low-pass, notch and band-reject which is unique and different than your basic lowpass style filter. External sound sources can be routed through the filter section as well. In fact William Ørbit uses the filter in his MS-20 relentlessly to filter and tweak his samples, beats, delay returns, vocals, etc.
As for its sounds, the MS-20 sounds great! It makes a great alternative for Minimoog-seekers. The MS-20 is great for just about any type of analog synth sound you could want! Fat round bass sounds, percussive bass or sounds, noise effects, squiggly-bubbly sounds or sinuous-worm leads are all waiting to be unleashed from inside this classic beast. The MS-20 is not only a great sounding instrument, but a great learning-synth. It is fairly easy and intuitive to operate but in doing so you can learn and understand more about synthesis and signal-flow. It is used by William Ørbit, Aphex Twin, Hardfloor, Air, SkyLab, Stereolab, Vince Clarke, Astral Projection, Biosphere, Apollo 440, Mr. Oizo, Jimi Tenor, The Prodigy, OMD, Freddy Fresh, Luke Vibert, Einstuerzende Neubauten, Add N to (X), Daft Punk, Coldcut, Die Krupps, Skinny Puppy, Electronic Dream Planet, Jimmy Edgar, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, The Legendary Pink Dots, KMFDM, Severed Heads, Royksopp, The Faint, The Shamen, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Portishead.

FOUR VOICE / Oberheim

A big step forward after the initial Oberheim SEM and Two Voice synthesizers came from the bigger and better Four Voice. Four dual-oscillator SEM modules each with its own filters and envelopes are joined together along with a simple analog mixer and 49-note keyboard to give you a polyphonic/polytonal Obie-beast!

Unfortunately the Four Voice was blown out of the competition by the release of the polyphonic Sequential Prophet-5, which offered true polyphony with a single set of sound shaping controls and comprehensive patch memory. The Four Voice has been used by 808 State, Depeche Mode, Latinsizer, Styx, The Shamen, Gary Wright, Joe Zawinul and John Carpenter.

Friday, September 19, 2008


The man who set Lowlands on fire last month, Pharrell Williams has designed this chair to represent the love between a man and a woman. Pharrell says:

“I had often wondered what it’s like to truly be in love, not lust for once. So I decided not to ask what it was like in someone else’s shoes or what it was like to sit in their seat. I decided to sketch out my own experiment; the perspective chair.”

That's almost as deep as the chair.

via ridiculousdesign

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bunny Rabbit - Lovers and Crypts

rabbit by run wrake

a rabbits belly is luckier than it's foot
a film by RUN WRAKE
illustrations by GEOFFREY HINGHAM


cocorosie _ hairnet paradise

you can make music with anything!


Monday, September 8, 2008

Game Flags by Vuk Cosic

via vvork

The Story of Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline (film)

Coraline is a 2009 animated stop-motion fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's novella of the same name. It will be animated and co-directed by Henry Selick and Mike Cachuela and is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 6, 2009.

Coraline Plot

The story of a young girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her new home, and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. On the surface, this other world eerily mimics her own life--though much more fantastical. In it, Coraline encounters such off-kilter inhabitants as the morbidly funny Miss Forcible and Miss Spink, and a counterfeit mother--who attempts to keep her. Ultimately, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home.

Coraline Production

Coraline as depicted in the film.Laika Entertainment House (formerly Vinton Studios) has funded the film with around $50 to $70 million. Coraline is the first stop-motion animation to be shot stereoscopically with a dual digital camera rig for digital 3-D exhibition. New tools are being developed which will give the stop-motion creators the same flexibility as CGI animators, making it possible to push objects forward and back in post-production. Dakota Fanning will star as the voice of Coraline. Teri Hatcher will lend her voice to the roles of both Coraline's Mother and her Other Mother. Ian McShane will voice Mr. Bobinski, a beet-eating Russian giant who lives upstairs from Coraline in her alternate reality.

The soundtrack will be provided by the rock group They Might Be Giants.

On December 22, 2007, Neil Gaiman put up a sneak preview of some early but not quite final footage of the movie.

On May 22, 2008, in an interview with, producer Bill Mechanic said, "It's a long process, but it's almost finished."

On August 11, 2008, A Behind-the-Scenes Featurette was released containing unfinished clips of the film, interviews, and behind the scenes look at the production. A new featurette will be released on Rotten Tomatoes every day of that week.

Coraline Voice cast and Character info

Dakota Fanning as Coraline-self proclaimed explorer, she is young, clever, and as curious as they come. She is often aggravated by rain, crazy grownups (as they all seem to be), and not being taken seriously because of her young age and quiet demeanor. Perhaps her single biggest pet peeve is that everyone mistakes her name for Caroline (everyone in the real world at least, except the mice and her parents).
Teri Hatcher as Coraline's Mother / Coraline's Other Mother- Coraline's Mom works at her house on the computer. She is very busy most of the time, but she loves and cares about Coraline. The Other Mother is creator of the other world, during the film her appearance changes to reflect spider like qualities.
John Hodgman as Coraline's Father / Coraline's Other Father- Coraline's dad works at his house on the computer which he spends most of his time on (his job). He cares about Coraline very much. The Other Father is a swigging singing man created by the other mother, and fears the Other mother greatly.
Keith David as The Cat- A black cat from Coraline's world (as opposed to that of the Other Mother). The cat acts as a mentor to Coraline and guides her through her journey.
Ian McShane as Mr. Bobinski- The film version of Mr. Bobo from the book. He is a russian who once trained in the circus. His other world counter part is the ring master of a circus of Rats.
Jennifer Saunders as Miss Forcible and Dawn French as Miss Spink- A pair of retired actresses. They own several stuffed Scottie dogs, and talk in theater jargon, often referencing their time as actresses. They recognize the danger Coraline's in after reading her fortune through tea leaves. In the other world the stuffed Scottie dogs are alive and behave like humans.
Wybie played by Unknown Actor is a character original to the movie. In the real world he is described as an annoying neighbor kid. His other world counterpart is the most helpful person to Coraline. In the Film he possesses a mask that he wears when outside, later on when Coraline goes into the other world, there appears to be a another person who wears the mask and rides around on a motorcycle. Henry Selick created Wybie mainly so Coraline would not be walking around and talking to herself.

Coraline Release

Focus Features will distribute the film. Coraline appeared at Comic-Con 2007.

A teaser is shown with the movies Beowulf, U2 3D, and Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.

Coraline Video game

On June 16, 2008, D3Publisher of America announced it will release a video game based on the film. The Coraline game is being developed by Papaya Studio for consoles and by Art Co. for Nintendo DS. It will be released in the first quarter of 2009, in close proximity to the film's theatrical release.


oh my... a stop motion movie based on neil gaiman's story... can't wait for it to come out!

M.A.Y.O. = mind.all.your.outsides

M.A.Y.O. is a creative duo creating music videos and short films. They are Dan Scott Goldstein and Priya Sanghvi.

"Bathtub" Short Film

"Bathtub" Short Film from M.A.Y.O. on Vimeo.

Saturday Looks Good To Me "Money In The Afterlife" Music Video

Saturday Looks Good To Me "Money In The Afterlife" Music Video from M.A.Y.O. on Vimeo.

3 facts

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karl lagerfeld teddy bear

fashion designer karl lagerfeld has created a limited edition teddy bear version of himself,
for german stuffed animal manufacturer steiff. the lagerfeld teddy bear wears the designer's
trademark style, sporting black sunglasses, a white shirt and black tie, with jeans and a jacket
from the designer's paris collection to complete its look. steiff will only produce 2500
karl lagerfeld teddy bears that will retail for approximately 1400 USD.

via designboom

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Who Da Funk - Shiny Disco Ball

suddenly... i just miss this song after 4 days straight of party eventhough there wasn't any disco ball... but this song just came into the mind and can't get out!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Verve - Love Is Noise

the new single by the verve... i thought they're supposed to be disband? well, wateva i still love their sound

Santogold - L.E.S. Artists

nice song, disgusting yet funny video~

Monday, August 4, 2008


thsi is a video made by a fan of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac... the tiny lil play-doh figurines all dress up in JCDC's timeless pieces... is simply cute~~~ fun video, fun colors, fun fashion~

check out his site, its fun too~

Monday, July 28, 2008

my pervert friend - sheng

he appeals innocent in front of everybody... as he is always the youngest amongst us all... n also due to his hearing disabilities... anyway he always complains that we bully him, instead he's the one who's bullying us!!! well, he's jus not as innocent as how he looks like... just look at what pose he did when I took a picture of him with the mannequin which he simply claims it to be interesting as it is sitting at the end of a long desk...

ps. look at the expression on his face~

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Stuart White - IKEA pencils transformed into drawing tool

Stuart White transformed the functional use of the IKEA pencil into a creative tool by using it to make mass-produced prints, mimicking an assembly line. Our little Ella would love to draw like this. Why use one pencil if you can use a whole bunch?

via swissmiss

this reminds me of why am i always taking the pencils whenever i visit IKEA!!! these little pencils are really useful... they fits everywhere!!! haha...

Feist on sesame streets

OMG!!! feist on sesame streets?!~ haha... 1234 we're counting to four...

Tom Vek

C-C (You Set The Fire In Me)

Changed My Mind

Nothing But Green Lights

London's eclectic one-man band Tom Vek combines electronic music with indie rock, punk with dance, and influences like new wave and garage (and also made most of his early recordings in his parents' garage, too). However, as a teen in the mid-'90s, Vek was inspired by grunge and began making rock along the lines of Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam; before that, he backed his guitarist father on bass and drums in their practice space/garage. When his family acquired a reel-to-reel tape recorder when he was 14, Vek began recording his music, which evolved from grungy rock to Warp- and Ninja Tune-influenced electronica as the '90s came to a close. Vek had been sending his music to a friend of the family (who happened to be Alex Cooper, the longtime drummer for Katrina & the Waves) who in turn sent Vek's latest, electronica-inspired music to his cousin (who happened to be Tim Lee, the head of quirky electronic label Tummy Touch).

bio via allmusic

HGich.T - Tutenchamun

Hamburg avant-garde: HGich.T - condemned ear worm and condemns far in front! Discovered during the annual exhibition that Hamburg university for screen end of arts. One may not miss: Mad Live performance!

via rebelart

this is so freakin funny!!! funny german... funny german lyrics... funny german rap... wahahhahaha

GreenScreen (extrActor)

»GreenScreen (extrActor)«, 2005, is a greenscreen made of hydroponically grown grass which allows the viewers to insert themselves into virtual video backgrounds, which they can choose via remote control. By Benjamin Lee Martin.

via vvork

Patrick Wolf

The Magic Position

The Childcatcher

To The Lighthouse


Wind In The Wires


Violinist/singer/songwriter Patrick Wolf began experimenting with sound at the age of 11. While his peers were exploring the frivolity of youth, the precocious preteen was dabbling in four-track recording, eventually building an arsenal of instruments that included junk-shop organs and a home-built theremin. At the age of 14 he joined the pop-art collective Minty, a venture that caught the eyes and ears of Fat Cat Records, which went on to supply the youth with a computer and mixing tools for aid in his newfound audio experimentation. He left home at the age of 16 and formed Maison Crimineaux, which eventually found its way to France, where the noisy duo played a show attended by electronic maestro Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K), who went on to release Wolf's lauded 2003 debut. With Lycanthropy reaching number 39 in NME's top LPs of the year, as well as receiving critical acclaim throughout Europe and America, Wolf decided to study composition at the Trinity College Music Conservatoire. The results of that endeavor can be heard on his 2005 release Wind in the Wires, a dark collection of moody British folk and chamber pop with a chilly laptop sheen. Wolf returned in 2007 with the colorful and eclectic Magic Position.

bio via allmusic

The Street Lives : Filthy Luker

Filthy Luker & Pedro Estrellas, "Octo-Building" and other inventions.

via rebelart

D. Billy: Urban Typo-Experiment

this is really interesting as its kindda like making our lives comical... swoosh n all... so fun...~

D. Billy : “After embellishing the found scenes and photographing the results, I leave my additions in place to engage passers-by for as long as the materials hold up. For me, this process encourages a reexamination of surroundings and objects that are usually taken for granted, and injects a hint of the fantastical surreality that I have established in my other work. Or, at the very least, I hope someone thinks these things are kind of funny.”

via rebelart

Idea to go!~

by Jake Bronstein, 50cent for an idea?

via rebelart


Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars) -Treacle Sessions

When My Love Comes Down - Treacle Sessions

check out their official website its realleee realleee cool...


While Nick Cave's music has evolved from the harrowing post-punk wail of the Birthday Party to the eloquent and often poetic approach he explored on the albums The Boatman's Call and No More Shall We Part with his group the Bad Seeds, the trouble-making noise merchant of his youth has never entirely gone away, and in 2006 Cave founded Grinderman to give this side of his musical personality a new outlet. Grinderman came to be when Cave was writing material in 2004 for his acclaimed album Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus. Tired of writing in his office at home and then presenting the material to the Bad Seeds, Cave decided to try a new approach by teaming up with bandmembers Martyn Casey on bass, Warren Ellis on violin and guitar, and Jim Sclavunos on drums and working up songs as a group.

bio via allmusic

Love of Diagrams


No Way Out

A trio with a fiery, angular sound that recalls post-punk greats like Siouxsie and the Banshees and Pylon, the Melbourne, Australia-based trio Love of Diagrams feature vocalist/bassist Antonia Sellbach, guitarist/vocalist Luke Horton, and drummer Monika Fikerle (who also played with the Bites, Sea Scouts, the Grimm, and Jihad Against America). After forming in 2001, Love of Diagrams made a name for themselves with their kinetic live act and consistent touring, supporting Sonic Youth, Electrelane, the Rogers Sisters, Stereolab, and other like-minded bands.

bio via allmusic

Midnight Movies

Persimmon Tree

Patient Eye

Oh Twilight

check out her voice... it's really nice & dark...

Midnight Movies formed in Los Angeles in 2002. Comprised of Gena Olivier (vocals, drums), Larry Schemel (guitar), and Jason Hammons (keyboards, guitar), the indie rock trio quickly crafted a moody and stylish sound. They became a major face on the L.A. music scene within a year, and earned a nomination for Best New Artist at the L.A. Weekly Music Awards in May 2003. Just as their self-released six-song EP arrived, Midnight Movies received another nomination for Best Pop/Rock band in spring 2004. Midnight Movies' self-titled studio-length debut was released on Emperor Norton the following August. The group resurfaced in 2007 with Lion the Girl, which featured new bassist Ryan Wood and drummer Sandra Vu, with Olivier handling keyboard and vocal duties and production by Steve Fisk.

bio via allmusic

Monday, July 7, 2008

sound chaser by yuri suzuki

Sound Chaser 2008 by yuri suzuki - Technical collaboration with Yaroslav Tencer
A train-style record player. Users connect the chipped pieces of records together to make new tracks. The records pieces are from cheap records bought at jumble sales or used record shops. This record player revives forgotten, old records.

the video -

ricardo salamanca - salamagica

really great, cool photo editings. you can even see the pictures he have taken before he transforms them into his masterpieces if you visit his site~


instead of throwing away those seemingly useless styrofoam packing shapes,
michael salter makes giant robots. ‘styrobots’, as salter calls them, have toured
art galleries around the world. the bots range in size from 16 inches to 22 feet.
this massive 22 foot robot is currently on show at the san jose museum of art.

via designboom

san francisco's house of falling furniture

since 1997, the building sitting at the corner of 6th st. and howard st. in san fransiscio,
california has been a sculptural mural. the piece consists of tables, chairs, lamps and
even a grandfather clock, all hanging precariously out of the building’s windows. known as
‘defenestration’ (a word meaning to throw out of a window) the sculpture’s various pieces
are all fastened to the abandoned building to create the illusion of falling. The pieces was
conceived of by local artist brian goggin.

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IKEA-ish DIY coffin

We all know how helpful and lovely IKEA's furniture have been... cheap designer's furniture that we have to assemble ourselves and they're found almost everywhere~~~ anyway... what would it feel like having the last piece of furniture you'll ever get to use with your body yet another piece of DIY furniture? Anyway this is a DIY coffin made by an american artise Joe Scanlan out of the famous Billy shelves from IKEA... wat's more... it comes with an appropriate installation instruction! how cool is tat?~ jus that are you goin to assemble it yourself and wait for ur death? or will u leave it there till your death catches up and somebody assembling it for you?!~ anyway this is KLÄPS - the IKEA guidance coffin

via rebelart

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Weezer - Pork and Beans

a totally you tube-d video by weezer... juz see how many video clips can you identify! funny or rather, amusing~

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Spirit

Adapted from the legendary comic book series created by Will Eisner, "The Spirit" is a classic action-adventure-romance written for the screen and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller.

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind - a film by michael gondey with black jack in it... seems to b funny yet meaningful~

Noah and the Whale - Shape Of My Heart

nice song, funny video. there's a hero and a few villians... and they fight and they fight slow motionly... well just watch it

'glazed paradise' by mark jenkins and miho kinomura at diesel denim gallery

the diesel denim gallery in aoyoma, tokyo is currently showing an exhibition of work by mark jenkins and miho kinomura. ‘glazed paradise’ will be on show until august 15th , featuring an installation which aims to create ‘a frozen hyperreality’. mark jenkins is an american installation artist known for his tape sculptures installed in urban and other public spaces. miho kinomura is a filmmaker who will be producing a film about jenkin’s process.

via designboom