Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Seriously Weird Fishes

I went to Adam Buxton's Radiohead special of Bug last night. It were delightful, we watched a bunch of Radiohead music videos which I hadn't seen for years, howled with laughter at some of the YouTube comments below the vids and marvelled at how painfully uncomfortable bandmembers Jonny and Colin Greenwood (who turned up onstage to chat / not chat) were talking about, well, anything really.

One of the highlights was seeing Tobias Stretch's unofficial video for Weird Fishes; he filmed it near his home in the Appalachian Mountains and made all of the freaky-assed puppets himself.

Weird and wonderful:



Weird Fishes by Radiohead from Tobias Stretch on Vimeo.

On a side note I am now even more in love with Count Buckules.

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Monday, 28 November 2011

Fresh-ish fish

Hola. Was unable to do a Friday links last week but that's not to say there wasn't some damn good internetting going on, so here it is:

New Old Spice ad is on crack. link
via @adadnarchist

"I'm a creative." "Dude, you're a barista." Brilliant new Samsung ad. link

NOT COOL CHRISTIANS. NOT COOL. link
via @hollymix

Seriously amazing tool which takes you round the Ufizzi gallery - and zzzzzzzzzoom in. link

Freaky Cat #1 link

Cat Ladders. link

Cat massaging dog. link

Fucking terrifying cat swarm. link

Jesus Christ appears on a pug's ass... link
via @copyranter

Point and ROFL. link
via Elliot

What's the time? Oh, it's owl o'clock. link

Ultra-Premium Infant's Blood. NOM. link
via Geordie

Most WTF picture of the week. link

Brilliant - when your fat friend's fat arm makes you look nekkid. link

Top notch moustache dance. link
via @dysonology

Not for the arachnophobes out there. This is one spooky interactive spider. Heebie Jeebies ahoy. link
via @matt_muir

Ought to be read and spread - article about a quack doctor operating in the US charging families hundreds of thousands of dollars to trial an as yet unproven cancer cure, been given air time in The Independent and needs attention drawn to it - really low. link

Marcel the Shell IS BACK! love love love.
via Tiny




DON'T STEAL MY CORN LADY. Christ porcupines are weird and sweet.




Yes evil child, YES!



That is all.



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Little Dragon / Mint Julep

Music Monday:


Why Don't We by Husband / Wife duo Mint Julep from the album Save Our Season. The video directed  by Thomas Mankovsky and is flaming gorgeous.


Mint Julep - Why Don't We from Village Green on Vimeo.

And secondly; Ritual Union by Little Dragon. Perky and adorable.



HT @tomcallard

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Friday, 25 November 2011

HORSEBIKE

LOVE. 

Horsey by Eungi Kim is the perfect answer to the ultimate Christmas conundrum of  how to satisfy your darling only child's polite request for A PONY AND A BICYCLE, NOW!







Via 1DesignperDay


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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Baby, It's Unseasonably Warm Outside

13 °C, in Novermber? WTF? It's what my grandmother would have lip-curlingly referred to as 'most queer' (picture a much thinner version of Dowager Duchess Downton peering suspiciously at an outdoor thermometer as though it's a spaceship built by Hitler and you're half way there).

I'm off to Australia for Christmas next month and goddammit, on taking off I'd like to feel as though I'm escaping the frosty clutches of a vicious winter. Seeings as that's not happening so far, here two things making me feel colder:

1. Omfug, it's a bloody penguin in a white gold igloo on a ring made of diamonds. If that's not the icy pinnacle of Winter Wonderland then there's eggnog on my face. Made by Theo Fennell.



2. Whispering Dave and the ICY FINGER OF DEATH. Sounds like the best movie ever, but is in fact a clip about BRINICLES, courtesy of BBC's Frozen Planet; a telly programme so indescribably wonderful I don't think I can look at you if you've avoided it for any reason. 



http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835017

Errr, that's it for now, may add to this list as appropriate.


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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

EVIL ROBOT LAMPS

I've just had a shit heap of injections and am not feeling like being up to scratch in terms of a blog post.

With that in mind, here are lamps by Evil Robot Designs made out of toys merged together. You can create bespoke ones with your old toys, or scare the crap out of your kids with a nightlight made of various bogeymen melted together.

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Via NotCot

Look forward to Monday's blogpost after I've had my RABIES jab. Expect froth.


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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Illuminating Words

Airan Kang put on this stunning LED book display called Light Reading a the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery back in 2009. Damn cool.

Color-Shifting Books





Color-Shifting Books



Taking a peek through the links to Kang's work led me to the brilliant website Bookcase Porn, which is pretty genius, haven't had a proper peer through it all yet but love these shots of the Stuttgart City Library by Eun Young Yi which looks like an Esher drawing:








Via PSFK


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Monday, 21 November 2011

A Light Ooze Will Cover the City

Oozing and sinister, this short film Light by David Parker aims to bring our energy waste to attention.

Love it.


Light from Sunday Paper on Vimeo.

Sunday Paper
via Creature London


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What Goes Around

Since nobody asked, this is what I'm listening to today: Around by Noir & Haze (Solumun Vox Mix).




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Friday, 18 November 2011

Short and sweet

Work has required me to get deeply involved with group snacks and roasted barley this week so haven't had much time for the internets, nevertheless --->

THIS MAN WINS MOVEMBER. link

And headline of the year award goes to... Undercover Police Dwarves Stole My Identity At Bus Stop link

Infogravolution (is now a word) of dance music across the world. Witchcore, Donk and Fuckstep strangely omitted. link
via @jessgreenwood

Soooohohohooooo The baby carrying jacket is flat out hilariously creepy. link

Ad agency promotes itself with a strong line on its prostitute policy. link

Baroness Trumpington (best name everrrrr) is my new Being a Bitch in Old Age role model. Top shit Trumpy. link

Bert and Ernie do TomTom - frickin' sweet. link

The French show us how to do some anti-smoking ads - with added oral sex. link
via @randallah

Do you need to write stuff but find it hard to write good? You need Written Kitten - for every 100 words you write, you get to see a new kitten. Actually I think that'll help with quantity more than quality but who gives a shizen about quality these days? Certionly not me.
via @b3ta_links


Three cheers for midget parkour. via Copyranter




Yes yes yes to ALL of this:
via Dysonology




Ok. Bye.

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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Do the alphabet. Make it hairy


Mayuko, a student at Japan's Tama Art University was challenged to create a font without using a computer - FREAK OUT! I know. Obviously he shunned a pen and paper and went for leg hair and the results are deeeelightful. 



And - lookit, the font has been used in a genuine Adidas ad, for realsies. 


Need to feel grossed out by more hair-related wrongness? Try these hair necklaces for the chest and these hair castles. Blammo. 


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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Making McDonald's smell of roses

Herrow, I am painfully busy this week, PLUS my home internet is broken which all adds up to not much action in the Wellity Well department. Sad times for all. Well, you better be sad *shakes fist*. Anyway, hopefully by next week I'll be back on track.

In the mean time, here is a lesson in making branding and logos palatable - make em out of roses. By James Alexander at Distil Ennui. Lovely.

















Via Behance


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Friday, 11 November 2011

Friday is sponsored by Professor Genki

Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax - hands down the weirdest thing I've watched in, forever. Thanks Em



How does the Post Office decipher all that terrible handwriting? link

A man live tweets the break up of a couple in Burger King. I'm sort of ok with that, but I think posting pictures of them takes it over the line into unacceptable behaviour. Interesting though. link

Upsidedown flying rhino anyone? link

The Mail out-Mails themselves with this story and headline. link

"I have a gay breakfast of cereal with milk, and a good, strong, gay cup of coffee. I am fortified for another day of ruining the fabric of American Society." Brilliant. link

You can see Republitard Rick Perry's brain leaking out of his nose a bit during this. Not only is it cringe it's also worrying in a way that is both comedic and depressing. link thanks El.

Touchscreens are for luddites. link
Oh, and see also this about Xbox Kinect. (Like the track - strings version of Pixies Where is my Mind also being used on the current Thompson ad)

Best vaginal surgery clinic ad ever? link

Hey look guys! It's Die Artwood. Try to keep a straight face. link

Extreme internet silliness - Steve Gobs. link

Thinking of trying a little bit of harmless ol' meth? Why not let Darren Requiem for a this is fine, don't know what the fuss is aaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAARGH GOD, LOOK AT HIS ARM, OH, OH NO AAAAAAAAAronovsky persuade you otherwise? link

The Nasal Douche Championships - yeah, they're a thing. I have a worrying number of friends who own "nasal lavages", so with any luck, I'll be cheering from the sidelines next year. link

Owl and cat make best friends. I am a melted puddle on the floor. Someone else is typing this. link

Oooooh, snazzy. link

These guys are allegedly going to follow up ROBOCOP LIVE with ALIEN ON ICE. Love
via @b3ta_links




Naughty - Banned Xbox ad. Quite like it.
via http://creativecriminals.com/



Oh, no, I melted again - artist draws childrens' favourite animals as they describe them. via @dysonology


My Favourite Animal (5 min. version) from Lara Lee on Vimeo.


And finally... GENIUS. Also via @dysonology




Happy weekend all.

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Wednesday Chimera Terrors

Soooo, Kate Clark's chimeral sculptures are fugging creepy. The human faces really remind me of a film, perhaps a bad horror film which I think I hated, but I can't damn well remember what it was called. Probably something to do with cannibals. Not Mason Verger. Help me out here. 

Anyway, Kate says : "Studying the tension between personal and mythical realms, I create sculpture that synthesizes the human face into the body of wild animals. Initially, these forms can be shocking and repelling as viewers both recognize and reject their presence."
And I say "BLARGH, creepy, but I like 'em."

My favourite is the baby deer which is out Bambi-ing Bambi with it's 'Mother?' face.


gazelles


fallowfallow


BearBear


Caribou

Untitled




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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Jurassic AWESOME

Darren Pearson aka Darius Twin has done a motherfracking lovely series of  'Light Fossils'. Light painting is fairly straightforward to do (I say that, never tried it myself) which means there's a lot of mediocrity out there but these dinosaurs roaming the city and desert have got something pretty special.

Go check out Dariustwin.com for tutorials on light painting but keep your attempts fantastical please, and here's an interview with the artist. 









Flickr

Via Kuriositas


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Monday, 7 November 2011

Nonsense in the Dark

I bloody love this song - it's called Nonsense in the Dark by Filthy Dukes. What a cracking name for a song; and as a general activity, not much tops nonsense in the dark.



via @pierrehawkes


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Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday lumps, no, wait...

Get down from there you naughty Frenchmen - watch this:



TRAMAMAMAMBOPOLINE. With added fox. link

Damn sweet dog. link


"You need children to pay for miserable old people like you" - a 6 year old writes to The Economist. link
via @lettersofnote


Wayne Rooney needs to advertise everything ever for all eternity from now on, and all films need to star Wayne Rooney as every single character, like Being Wayne Rooney for everything. And this is why: link

"Throwing your own poo, it's not a good look." Best anti-drugs poster EVER. link
via R4 de Bore

Ghost sex sex ghosts - getting it AWN in the afterlife. link
via Emerald

Whatever you're doing, chuck your headphones in and listen to this amazing bollocking from a public school headmaster set to music. L.O.V.E link
Via @b3ta_links

Sign design - so much can go so wonderfully wrong. link
via @dysonology

LEOPARD IN A MALL / technology being cool. link
via @matt_muir

A cracking music video for Man Man's Piranha Club link

"It's been a long time since a man made love to me passionately whilst listening to Simply Red." Fucking Brillo. link
via @dysonology

This made me laugh a lot. link
via Emerald

Finger narwhals - WANT. link

Cheese... or Font? link
via @dysonology

HUMAN. SLINKY - chant it with me, HUMAN. SLINKY, HUMAN. SLINKY!! link

Winning Halloween costume. link

Bicycling women power an LED Stripper - genius. link

The end, goodbyeeee. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Date with a Dutchman


MIDDLE CLASS PROBLEM ALERT; I find it genuinely impossible not to nod off during the first 20 minutes of any given opera. I had the damn head jerks last night at the start of Tim Albery’s production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. They passed as they always do, only to be replaced by fears about the fact that the performance was 2hrs20 with no interval and I would have to face a sea of blue rinsed tutting by trying to get out and pee at some point. With the sort of Herculean effort that they write operas about, I managed to quash this neurosis and sit back and enjoy.

We were pretty far back up in the amphitheatre seats, luckily my ma had the presence of mind to bring along what I think were a pair of bird watching binoculars – they were so strong you could practically see through the curtain to the stage manager picking his nose but they were mainly used for the purpose of perving on the chorus and orchestra – not much going on there but I did spot an oboist who looked like Piers Morgan.

What of the actual bloody opera though? Well, the Dutchman is a sea captain cursed by Satan to sail the seas with a crew of ghosts (so far, so like a non-shit version of Pirates of the Caribbean) until a woman promises to be forever faithful to him. The Dutchman, played by a pleasingly handsome Egils Silins is promised Senta the daughter of Daland, another ship’s captain. It all goes horribly wrong as things tend to in operas and in betrothals between young women and ghosts. The music is good, stirring Wagner stuff and has wonderful foreboding audio clues to the approach of the Dutchman. Senta played by Anja Kampe had a couple of soaring arias which sent tremendous shudders down the collective spines of the auditorium (but nothing touching on the Liebestode - which never fails to make me feel feelings intensely).  The ghostly and corporal choruses were both fantastic but it was Kampe’s voice that stood out. The most impressive part of the production though was Michael Levine's set, and I'm afraid I can't face dredging up drama GCSE mad skills to describe it to you but trust me, it perfectly complimented the production.

All in all it was wonderful night. What it lacked in handsome, topless chorus men and interval wine, it made up for in restrained dramatics and an air of having got it spot on. 

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Bang bang

I am in a Bog of Eternal Stench sort of mood this morning. It's probably best that you all just look at some guns and don't make direct eye contact:

Via s-mple

via s-mple

via s-mple


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