Cassette Purses.

cassette wallet purse

I’ve always wondered what happened to obsolete technology.
Often they break the items down, and recycle them into all kinds of clever things, like astroturf for childrens playgrounds… (tyres not mobile phones!)

Why recycle, when you can ”REDESIGN”

marcella foschi, (italy) has come up with a great way to keep your cash safe,
but I just want it to put my nano in!

officially added to my Iwant account
most of which are italian tapes, but there are english ones
added everynow and then.

You can pick one of these puppies up from DESIGNBOOM

cassette wallet purse

Cassette Wallet Purse

Cassette Wallet Purse

Cassette Wallet Purse

Cassette Wallet Purse

 

Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket.

I have recently made some new friends, who for the sake of anonimity will be called D + K,
It has been a little while since I have been able to talk about literature, life, and culture with
such young, fresh perspectives.

about a week ago D,K, and I went and knocked back a couple, and talked
on the grass. (**okay.. rephrase “sat” on the grass!) after asking K if she was a collector, (I have a large collection of novelty ashtrays, Lampshades, and Stones.) I was impressed to hear what it was exactly that she collected.

‘life’

She explained to me that she collected “found things” which is much better put than “lost things”
Shopping lists, dolls, anything that had a story.

K called her items “a glimpse into someone else’s life, however small”

Which confirms that really we artists are all voyeurs.  : )

I really wanted to apply this idea,
sometimes instead of a person trying to represent themselves,
a simple item can afford a far better description of that person.

Here is a website by Photographer Nicholas Venaglia.
His photos are by no means professional, but instead candid, un-posed and unplanned, immediate and unobtrusive.

perhaps some of his photos will lend you a little insight.

http://www.nicholasvenaglia.com/

 

See you in Helsinki

In the land of the Finnish, where presidents pace their palace halls, and water still comes from the ground, Helsinki lies. Helsinki spanning over 300 Islands is one of Europe’s wealthiest capitals, yet it is also its most scarcely populated capital after Brussels.

To most, London, Tokyo, and New York, maybe style capitals, but thanks to the footwork of Jokinen and Karhalainen, two 30 something photographers, Hel-Looks gives a great insight into the Fashion and style of Helsinki’s Populace.

hel-looks helsinki

hel-looks helsinki

hel-looks helsinki

hel-looks helsinki

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hel-looks helsinki twins

hel-looks helsinki

hel-looks helsinki

hel-looks helsinki

hel-looks helsinki

    Visit them! 

Fafi Street Art

STREET ARTIST

Style: Fafi promène ses Fafinettes, personnages girly très sexy, tout autour du monde.

Petite History: Fafi commence à peindre dans les rues de Toulouse, sa ville natale. Défier les garçons et se faire une place dans le graffiti (discipline pratiquée majoritairemant par des hommes) lui tient à cœur. Une féministe du pinceau? Pas vraiment, plutôt une bad girl qui affuble les reus toulousaines de ses petites coquines dans des positions pornographiques… Une fois la crise d’ado passée et le respect gagné, Fafi affine ses Fafinettes et commence à parcourir le monde. En 2008, c’est une artiste reconnue qui travaille avec Adidas, Jeremy Scott, Coca-Cola, collete et Lily Allen. Elle dessine une collection de toyz et un de ses collègues de “bombing” est Cope2, une légende du graffiti new-yorkais.

Tournant marquant: En 2004, Fafi emménage à Paris et décide de créer un monde pour ses Fafinettes, qu’elle ne veut plus laisser seules. Elle crée alors “The Carmine Vault” un univers peuplé de Hillminis qui, apparermment, “donnent de bons conseils et peuvent raconter des blagues toute la nuit”.

www.fafi.net

STREET ARTIST

Style: Fafi takes her “Fafinettes”, her girly and sexy characters, and heads off around the world.

The Backstory: Fafi began to create street art in her native city of Toulouse around 1994. Never afraid to challenge the boys and the macho graffiti world, she might be seen as a graffiti feminist, except that she really did it simply because she enjoyed painting her characters on Toulouse’s buildings. She later refined her Fafinettes, began her campaign to conquir the world and is now a recognised artist who has worked with Adidas, Jeremy Scott, Coca-Cola, colette and Lilly Allen; she has also designed a toyz collection and counts legendary New York graffiti artist Cope2 among her friends.

Key Moment: In 2004 Fafi moved from Toulouse to Paris and at the same time had the idea for the Carmine Vault: a place where her Fafinettes would never be alone again. Now they live in the Vault with their new friends, the Hillminis, who apparently “give nice advice and tell jokes all night long”

www.fafi.net

colette fafiFafi girl portrait

Matthew Woodson ghostco.org

Mathew Woodson ghostco

Mathew Woodson ghostco

Mathew Woodson ghostco

Matthew Woodson, born and raised in Indiana, He graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in early 2006, and has been working for art-dept.com

check out more of the same at his personal website ghostco.org
or check out his blog the Canary

Richard Phillips – Dirty Vegas

dirty vegas Richard Phelps

dirty vegas Richard Phelps

Album campaign for Parlophone band Dirty Vegas. The series of sleeves features paintings by New York artist Richard Phillips. Using magazine ads and gentlemens magazines from the 1970’s as his source material, Phillips created a series of large format paintings which bring to mind hand painted murals and billboard art. A number of images were selected that seemed to sum up the idea of ‘Dirty Vegas’. Album sleeve nominated for a Grammy, ‘Best Album Artwork’ category, lost out to a sleeve for the country-girl music trio The Dixie Chicks.

Bio and some Artwork

Flickermood 2.0

if your as much of a fan of typography as I am you are going to enjoy this

Animation – Sebastian Lange
Music – Forss

you can see some more of Langes projects at mynamewasgod.com