McFancy, thanks but no thanks
25 February 2011
Happy Friday MLE........
Here is a great idea by Access Agency: open up McDonalds restaurants at Fashion Weeks all around the world. But put in gold ceilings and slap the big Burberry, Chanel etc logos all over the disposable packaging. Evidently, it is "[McDonald’s] packaged in a way that makes a playful yet stylish nod to the lifestyle of the highly desirable, influential consumers that attend Fashion Weeks."
Like a wolf in sheep's clothing or something. Very strange.
Speak at our usual time Sunday,
S xxPosted in: packaging food fashion design architecture
art meets parking
23 February 2011
Came across this image of the Michigan Theater in Detroit, which was built in 1926 and used as a performance space until 1976, when it was converted into a parking garage. The contrast of something so grand and so mundane is fascinating. And of course appeals to our soft spot for beautiful decay! Very MOTHandRUST, no?
x EmPosted in: architecture
21 February 2011
Take a gander at this guy's work:
I find it very intriguing, though I'm not sure why. Maybe its the beautiful muted colours. Maybe its the obsession with hair that seems to transcend each piece. Maybe its the sheer simplicity of it all.
Inspiring. I want to scan things.
Suzan xxPosted in: illustration art
what's he building in there?
20 February 2011
Here is something else for you to get to when you are in NYC next month. Judging by the participating artists it will be creepy, disturbing, smart, challenging. Here is what the Fuse Gallery says:
“WHAT’S HE BUILDING IN THERE?” takes its title from Tom Waits song of the same name. The lyrics of the song circle the fear of the unknown, the mistrust of behavior we can’t understand and how suspicion leads to generalization. It is also a strange hymn to the man, hammering away in his shed, not taking time to greet his nosy neighbor because he is on a mission to create. A parable to the situation of the artist, working in the studio, creating things that might not please the general public. Both the song and the exhibition is an ode to the darker side of curiosity. What are they building in there? - Let us fulfill their worst fearful suspicions.
19 February 2011
Good morning Suzan!
Came across this on the Another Mag blog (one of my favourites) - a series of images by photographer Michael Casker about a girl and her pet cloud. It's cute and sad and poetic and odd and lovely all at the same time. Check out the whole series here:
PS. I see that it's 5C in London, a whole 20 degrees warmer than deep freeze Stockholm! Not fair. Maybe that's why this photo appeals to me so much today.... the season when I can be sitting on the grass in the sunshine (hanging out with my pet cloud) is still such a long way away. Sigh.Posted in: photography