Thursday, January 28, 2010


This brilliant skewering of television news reporting makes me smile.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Third and The Seventh

Stop what you're doing and watch this video. It's an absolutely gorgeous 12 minute montage of architectural details - and it's all computer generated imagery (trust me, you'll be skeptical).

This is not the sort of sci-fi style CGI we're accustomed to seeing. You will be amazed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hard Format

I just discovered Hard Format - a nicely presented blog devoted to music packaging design. Check out this great detail gallery of the Warp20 box set.

CD artwork nerd? Guilty as charged.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Giant Jellyfish

Yes, giant jellyfish.

Is there a stranger creature on this earth?

Friday, January 15, 2010


Quite interesting paper/ink-based animation.

PRESS + from benjamin ducroz on Vimeo.

Reforesting Cities

Very interesting article on the concept of retrofitting existing building exteriors to make them more eco-friendly and efficient.

When you consider the histories of human achievement and innovation, it's insane that these ideas aren't standard practice all over the world.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Wanna know what the future of the music industry looks like? It looks like this.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

National Geographic

Every issue of National Geographic, from 1888 through 2008, on a 160 GB hard drive - for only 200 bucks.

I can't think of a better, more inspiring gift to give a young kid.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Location Location Location

I don't think I could imagine a more ideal place to live than this. Absolutely stunning.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Get Smart

Music 2009

Some of the music that had my attention during 2009. Again, this year saw me exploring 70's stuff I unwisely bypassed during the punk/new wave era. My big discovery was Todd Rundgren's "Something, Anything" album, which I now love passionately.

David Sylvian: Manafon
Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavillion
The Blue Nile: High
The XX: XX
Bruno Sanfillippo: Auralspace
Saito Koji: Time Line
Steve Roach: Dynamic Stillness
Todd Rundgren: Something, Anything
Todd Rundgren: The Hermit of Mink Hollow
Pink Floyd: Animals
Al Stewart: Time Passages
REM: Accelerate
Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita
Bill Frisell: Disfarmer
The Bug: London Zoo
Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
African Head Charge: Songs of Praise
Joe Henry: Civilians
Monolake: Cinemascope
Alan Parsons Project: I Robot
Sunn0))): Monoliths & Dimensions
The Flaming Lips: Embryonic
Crowded House: Time on Earth
Bruce Springsteen: The River
Inverz: Slow
Pete Namlook: Seasons
Jerry Burns
Robert Rich: Somnium
Mono: Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Jon Hassell: Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street
Jon Hassell: Dream Theory in Malaya
Jon Hassell: The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound