29.2.08

Go(ji) healthy!

I've got a health post for everyone,
I heard Dr. Oz talking about this on Oprah one day, and I've really wanted to try it for a while.
Oz was telling an athlete that this Goji fruit is the best sources of antioxidants, native to the Himalayas.



And next is the Acai, another berry that has been called one of the most healthy fruits out
there for many years.



Huge market for both of these fruits, and I'm sure you'll be seeing many Acai and Goji flavors
in your local markets, keep on the lookout.



via Superfruit

25.2.08

A Million Bouncy Balls

Some commercials are just genius. Like those Target ads with covers of Hello/Goodbuy and people dancing symmetrically. Those commercials (and those foreign designers) have made Target a high end supermarket.

The good ads are the ones that make you wanna dance, the bad ones are the ones that annoy the hell out of you while you're trying to watch Sex & the City reruns. This is one of the good ones:

I've always imagined this happening in real life:



The song makes the ad. The song played in the video is a cover of The Knife's Heartbeats by José González.

Oh ya, and there's a tribute commercial to that commercial:



A waste of fruit...

23.2.08

Connie Talbot

So I was listening to one of my favorite songs of all time, Somewhere Over The Rainbow,
and I remembered that little 6 year old girl on Britain's Got Talent that sung it. She is AMAZING.

The first performance,


and the final performance.


if that doesn't make the hair on your neck stand up, nothing will.

21.2.08

I am a believer in Joy Division, Hallelujah!

If you haven't heard or heard of Joy Division,

Love Will Tear Us Apart




The recent documentary, "Control", is a take on Ian Curtis' life, and probably one of the best musical biographical movies around.

"Control" by Anton Crobijn


and following in Control's footsteps is the documentary "Joy Division" that gives the real story from the bandmates of Ian Curtis, that later formed New Order.

"Joy Division" Documentary by Grant Gee

16.2.08

"I like boring things." - Warhol

Andy Warhol's art is a little - or very - overused these days. I see those Campbell Soup or Mao print totes everywhere. There's thousands of them at Ross. I even own one of those Velvet Underground "Peel Here: Banana" print wallets. But Warhol created a culture. Aside from the pop art he made the Factory, films, the Warhol Superstars, the couch, music and so much more.
Art inspired by art:


A Banksy


Originally from the set "Understanding Art for Geeks" by http://www.paulthewineguy.com/


"I reckon I’ve made a mistake, i.e. modifying pieces of art with no right whatsoever of doing so."

15.2.08

Why I love Japan



Time seems to come to an end

via chillhiro

13.2.08

Manifesto parte 2




GRAFFITI HEROES #03
In 1974 a 33 year old man named George Davis was convicted of robbing the payroll of the London Electricity Board in Ilford. He was nailed on the evidence of cops who were outside the bank at the time of the robbery and was sent to prison for 20 years.

However, his friend Peter Chappell was convinced Davis was innocent and inspired by discrepancies in the police statements and the fact that none of the bloodstains at the scene matched with the defendant, started calling for Davis' release. Chappall enrolled some friends and embarked on one of the largest sustained grafitti campaigns Britain has ever seen. Over the following months 'G DAVIS IS INNOCENT' appeared on walls, bridges and tunnels from one side of London to the other, some of which are still visible today.

The vandalism culminated in Chappell and four others breaking into Headingley cricket ground in August 1975 the night before a test match between England and Australia. Using plastic cutlery from a service station they dug holes in the pitch, filled them with oil and painted 'Sorry it had to be done, but George Davis is innocent' in large white letters on the wall as they left. The match was postponed and Chappell got 18 months for criminal damage.

The campaign brought the case to the attention of the Home Secretary who after a police inquiry released Davis two years into his sentence using the highly exceptional and controversial Royal Prerogative of Mercy.

The fight to free George Davis was one of the most spetacular campaigns ever fought against injustice, an achievement only slightly marred when a year after his release Davis was found guilty of robbing the Bank of Cyprus for which he served six years, and three years after which he was caught red-handed robbing a mail train.

George Davis is now a free man and happily married to the daughter of a North London Chief Inspector of Police.

via Banksy's new Manifesto

9.2.08

exactitudes, find your twin...

my first post!
apparently we all live in a parallel universe and we're not in fashion...

"Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 13 years. Rotterdam's heterogeneous, multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in cities abroad.

They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element. "





8.2.08

translated but still rumi.

We have not come here to take prisoners,
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.
We have not come into this exquisite world
To hold ourselves hostage from love.
Run my dear.
From anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.
Run like hell my dear
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart.
We have a duty to befriend
Those aspects of obedience
That stand outside of our house
And shout to our reason
"O please, O please,
Come out and play."
For we have not come here to take prisoners
Or to confine our wondrous spirits,
But to expereince ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom, and
Light!

Rumi

7.2.08

hammerzeit!



anyone who gets this is cool, but the person who showed me this is the cooooolest.

6.2.08

Language Origins



After learning about it in World History, language origins have fascinated me,
and in particular, the Indo-European branch of language. The similarities in
these modern day languages are also very interesting. Who would've thought Latin
is a distant cousin of Sanskrit?
Also brings up the question of the "Mother Tongue" that started it all? If anyone
has more information on it, let me know!

2.2.08

State of the Union: Mos Def

The true State of the Union?
Mos Def knows what he's talkin' 'bout.

"Them muthafuckas ain't talkin bout it, sending you tapes 'I'm gonna fuck you up when I see you'"

"They're passing the Presidency around like a party joint - it goes from the Bushes to Clinton, back to Bushes"



"believe nothing,
no matter where you read it
or who has said it,
not even if i have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense."
-buddha