Saturday, October 25, 2014

RIP Jack Bruce

When I was in high school my friend's locker was in the basement and he had a little portable record player and we rocked on to Cream and Hendrix until the vice principal shut us down.

Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love live at Royal Albert Hall, London.
November 26th, 1968

Jim Darling's Window Seat Art

Los Angeles-based artist and designer Jim Darling  records the landscapes he sees from airplane windows with photographs and on Instagram, recreating them later as paintings using layered woodwork, acrylic and aerosol.

America's Heartland 2

San Francisco

More: Guardian

Friday, October 24, 2014

What Is Evolution?

Evolution is often considered a complex and controversial topic (though I can't understand why) but it's actually a very simple concept to understand.

Extracting Marble From a Quarry

This excerpt from filmmaker Yuri Ancarani's documentary Il Capo shows a boss at the quarry in Carrara, Italy  guiding his marble extraction crew with simple hand movements.

More: Gizmodo

Thanks Bruce!


This is why they call it fall

Dachshunds In Costumes

Canadians Ryan Beauchesne and his girlfriend Laurence Dionne create handmade costumes for Crusoe and Oakley, two dachshunds. The costumes include a ship captain, vampire, pirate and two monkeys with a box of bananas.

Photographs: RexMore pics: The Guardian

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Natalie Luder’s Fou Lard is 100% silk “Crepe de Chine”, digitally printed to masquerade as thinly sliced meat: ‘The French word for a silk scarf is foulard. The word is composed by fou (insane) and lard (bacon).’

Via: things magazine

Thanks Bruce!

The Phone Call

This short film by Mat Kirkby won the Best Narrative Short prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. A young woman (Sally Hawkins) who works in crisis helpline office takes a call from a distraught man (Jim Broadbent). It's a very touching piece of work.

THE PHONE CALL - Starring Sally Hawkins & Jim Broadbent from mat kirkby on Vimeo.

Via Kottke

RBMA 'Terri Hooley'

"During the 1970's, Northern Ireland was seen as a musical wasteland. Bands struggled to get recognition and found it difficult to be heard because of geography and politics. There were few outlets for people to go to hear new music and socialise in a worry free environment. Terri Hooley changed all that. He sparked a punk revolution that put Belfast back on the musical map."

RBMA 'Terri Hooley' from Motherland on Vimeo.


The Diatomist

Klaus Kemp is inspired by the Victorian fascination with newly accessible microscopes, which showed previously invisible specimens such as the single cell algae diatoms, of which there are hundreds of different types in the world.

The Diatomist from Matthew Killip on Vimeo.

Says Kemp: "“I was immediately struck by the beauty and symmetry of diatoms. The symmetry and sculpturing on an organism that one cannot see with the naked eye astonished me, and after 60 years of following this passion I can still get excited from the next sample I receive or collect.”

More: The Dish