Thursday, May 31, 2012

Letter from Michael Jackson

This is an actual note from Michael Jackson to Lisa Marie Presley.

Make Good Art

Check out Neil Gaiman's inspiring graduation speech turned into a comic here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Obey the Giant

Here's a new short film about the origin of Shepard Fairey's OBEY campaign. It features Benefit Street in Providence, iconic Mayor Buddy Cianci, and Andre the Giant's ubiquitous face. Absolutely worth checking out.

Shore to Ocean

Robert Frost x Lisa Congdon

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

What were You Raised by Wolves?

Check out the full comic strip tale by Vera Bee here.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Jack Kerouac's "On the Road"

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, 
desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,
 but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars
 and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!”

- Jack Kerouac

Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Obscure Words from Around the World

The modern English language has about 171,476 words (according to the current Oxford English Dictionary), but we're still missing a few.
Here's a look at a some words from various cultures and languages that could be useful in our vocabularies.

Zeg (Georgian)
The day after tomorrow. We really should have a word for this.

Tartle (Scottish)
That panicky hesitation just before you have to introduce someone whose name you can’t quite remember.

Stammkneipe (German)
The local bar or pub that you frequent. Your regular table at your stammkneipe is your stammtisch.

Koi No Yokan (Japanese)
The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.

Wapatuli (Wisconsin)
A homemade alcoholic drink with any combination of hard liquors or other beverages—Mountain Dew, white wine and vodka, for instance. A wapatuli can also refer to the occasion at which that jungle juice is consumed.

Layogenic (Tagalog)
Remember in Clueless when Cher says “She's a full-on Monet…from far away, it’s OK, but up close it’s a big old mess”? That’s layogenic.

Cafune (Brazilian Portuguese)
To tenderly run your fingers through your lover's hair.

Slatchy (Nantucket)
This lovely word describes the sky during a fleeting moment of sunshine or blue sky in the middle of a storm. The noun version, slatch, refers to that moment itself.

Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina)
This word captures that special look shared between two people, when both are wishing that the other would do something that they both want, but neither want to do.

Rhwe (Tsonga, South Africa)
To sleep on the floor without a mat, while drunk and naked. In other words, "college".

Happy Mother's Day

Come at Me Bro

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

R.I.P. Maurice Sendak

In 1993, Art Spiegelman interviewed Sendak at his Connecticut home for The New Yorker.
Presented as a comic book, you can check out the quick read here.

The Two Paths

Hot Chip & Animal Collective on The Simpsons

Some good bands featured on The Simpsons recently, in episode "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again".
The songs are Hot Chip's "Boy From School" and Animal Collective's "Winter's Love".

Monday, May 7, 2012

Always Goodnight, Never Goodbye

Darrel Perkins. Engraved Solid Oak Table. 46 x 28 x 20". 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Brioni x Wallpaper* x Lernert & Sander. Watch the short film, Handmadehere.