27.5.06

Mr. Hahn's Suru

Mr. Hahn from Linkin Park just opened a store on Melrose called "Suru" which means "to silkscreen by hand in Japanese. Along with the store is his own clothing line called Suru.



26.5.06

new ipod anyone?




so this is really cool, the new 6th gen ipod to be a huge screen?


check this video out.. how cool would that be?
of course this is not a sure thing, apple never reveals its plans, but it does make sense doesn't it?

23.5.06

art in schools

so this is kind of a repost.. but i wanted to, so why not..
okay so this is the whole art in schools thing thats been going on in the backround.. credit goes to the writer of the article, Jennifer Defilippo, on beautiful decay [anthology issue#30].

"The problem nowadays is that creative programs are being stripped away from schools with each year that passes. Kids are no longer finding the time in their school curriculum to be able to work with their hands or even move their bodies in a creative fashion. It's all about math and science, the things that politicians believe this country is based on. What they don't realize is it takes the nurturing of creativity for scientists to even imagine a cure for breast cancer. Creativity is responsible for the possibility of finding the cure. If we simply imagine it for a glimmer of a second, what we dreamt is one step closer to coming to fruition."

"Proper funding has always been an issue in the public school system. For some reason, the government simply does not want to pay for it."

"So what do we do as a community to help those that are younger than us and are at the mercy of political ambivalence? We step in and try to expose them ourselves. Unfortunately, elective classes and after school programs are nearly extinct from deficient funds. Thus we may have to consider our art as a donation. We have to make it important to us that kids are getting the same opportunities as we did. Children are the most creative beings that breathe."

"The will power of a child who falls in love with its own freedom of expression is one that cannot be reckoned with."

15.5.06

Individual.

An extract from the diary of Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett Gonin DSO who was
among the first British soldiers to liberate Bergen-Belsen in 1945.


I can give no adequate description of the Horror Camp in which my men and myself were to spend the next month of our lives. It was just a barren wilderness, as bare as a chicken run. Corpses lay everywhere, some in huge piles, sometimes they lay singly or in pairs where they had fallen. It took a little time to get used to seeing men women and childen collapse as you walked by them and to restrain oneself from going to their assistance. One had to get used early to the idea that the individual just did not count. One knew that five hundred a day were dying and that five hundred a day were going on dying for weeks before anything we could do would have the slightest effect. It was, however, not easy to watch a child choking to death from diptheria when you knew a tracheotomy and nursing would save it, one saw women drowning in their own vomit because they were too weak to turn over, and men eating worms as they clutched a half loaf of bread purely because they had to eat worms to live and now could scarcely tell the difference. Piles of corpses, naked and obscene, with a woman too weak to stand proping herself against them as she cooked the food we had given her over an open fire; men and women crouching down just anywhere in the open relieving themselves of the dysentary which was scouring their bowels, a woman standing stark naked washing herself with some issue soap in water from a tank in which the remains of a child floated. It was shortly after the British Red Cross arrived, though it may have no connection, that a very large quantity of lipstick arrived. This was not at all what we men wanted, we were screaming for hundreds and thousands of other things and I don't know who asked for lipstick. I wish so much that I could discover who did it, it was the action of genius, sheer unadulterated brilliance. I believe nothing did more for these internees than the lipstick. Women lay in bed with no sheets and no nightie but with scarlet red lips, you saw them wandering about with nothing but a blanket over their shoulders, but with scarlet red lips. I saw a woman dead on the post mortem table and clutched in her hand was a piece of lipstick. At last someone had done something to make them individuals again, they were someone, no longer merely the number tatooed on the arm. At last they could take an interest in their appearance. That lipstick started to give them back their humanity.


- banksy's manifesto.

13.5.06

krink.


oh man, if i could get my hands on some krink.
and some cool pics of the new triple five soul store and the beautiful art.. plus the new shadowness seems to be up and running

7.5.06

may 1st reboot and linkage

so the famous may 1st reboot which i was a bit late for just happened and theres some great new designs out on the web, some great work from artists all around. the hejz work is amazing. the new version of shadowness is now up, and also a new anthology issue of beautiful decay. Art School Confidential is coming out soon, seems like a good movie. enjoy the linkage!