1.31.2010

FLICKR: SWING TAGS



Neville Trickett has built a serious collection of swing tags. A wonderful source of inspiration for labeling and branding. His blog is also well worth the visit. /LINK /BLOG

PLAYBOY REBRANDED




Here is a great re-branding of Playboy magazine. Alex Cornell keeps it classy and elegant while updating the logo and layout to a more modern look. This would definitely spark my interest in a subscription. More images from the book here. (NSFW) /LINK

EL PRADO



I don't know why i haven't posted about this local drinking hole in Echo Park, but now is better than never. This is by far my favorite local bar. Serving a small selection of great beers and wine this hidden gem lures me in for after work drinks quite often. The inside smells of cedar and the music flows from hand selected vinyl. The spot is dimly lit, the mood is mellow, but don't be fooled this place gets packed on the weekends. Stop by and check it out. /LINK

1.29.2010

SI SCOTT




Si Scott has a personal project in works called, "Airborne." Using ink and paper as his medium he depicts insects with great detail and care in his own style of illustration. Check out the rest of his portfolio here. /LINK

1.26.2010

MORE SLEEP PLEASE

Tell me about it.../LINK

UPCOMING SHOWS

Here is a list of some upcoming shows i would like to see.


Feb 5 - Yeasayer @ Natural History Museum

Feb 20 - Fanfarlo @ El Rey

Feb 26 - We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Troubadour

Mar 10 - The Temper Trap @ Henry Fonda

Mar 27 - Surfer Blood @ Echoplex

Mar 28 - Air @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Apr 16-18 - Coachella

Apr 22 - Japandroids @ Echoplex

May 21 - Shout Out Louds @ El Rey


(I'll try to keep this list as updated as possible as more shows become announced)

LISTEN


Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (2010) /LISTEN

RADIOHEAD FOR HAITI POSTER

Since the actual benefit show last Sunday was a little more then i wanted to spend, i made my Haiti contribution by buying one of the posters celebrating the event. These are all 16.5" x 22.5" Signed / numbered Lithograph by Kii Arens, Edition of 250 • (2ND edition). $75, all proceeds go to helping Haiti via OXFAM. /LINK

1.25.2010

BOY FROM SCHOOL

For those of you who like Hot Chip and/or Grizzly Bear here's a cover providing the best of both worlds. /LISTEN (via-prettymuchamazing)

NOT YET PLAID OUT

Some sweet threads for the upcoming spring season. /LINK

THE LIFE

SAUSAGE FEST

Here's the best gift i can think of for any Superbowl Party. Get your orders made in time for Feb 7th! Delicious smoked beef and pork salami. (and if any readers are knowingly attending the same party I am going to...too late!) /LINK

1.22.2010

RADIOHEAD HELPS HAITI

Radiohead will play Sunday night at Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theater, a last-minute show added to benefit relief efforts in Haiti. Tickets will be sold only via auction, and bidding is open from Thurs 8 p.m. - Sat 11p.m. so get bidding! /BID NOW

1.20.2010

LIVING UNDERGROUND




A collaboration between the Netherlands architects at SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects. /LINK

STONE & HONEY




A brilliant combination of Brazilian agate and detailed metalwork make these necklaces unique and modern. I love the color. /LINK

1.19.2010

L.A. SPARKLES


Here's a great picture posted on NOTCOT flying back into LA on a clear night. This city sparkles in more ways then one. More pics in this /LINK

AUDREY CANTWELL



With her 2009 collection, Salem, Audrey Cantwell is really coming into her own with such haunting, solemn, and dark designs. /LINK

COCKTAIL EGGS

Matthew Biancaniello is introducing innovative drinking vessels in February at The Library Bar (The Roosevelt Hotel) He's collaborating with the folks at Bar Keeper in Silver Lake to turn emu eggs in some pretty interesting cocktails. He has also created cocktails like the "Ham on Rye", made with prosciutto-infused bourbon, black maple walnut liqueur and cornichon pickles. I think I'll give it a shot. Here is a great article the LA Times wrote on the whole experiment. /LINK

SARAH LARNACH



I think i used to have a picture of a kitten's face and a strawberry hanging on my wall by this artist. Whether i did or not, her watercolors rock big time. /LINK

COACHELLA 2010 LINEUP

Start those pre-summer diets cause Coachella is coming! /LINK

1.12.2010

B&W





Some great black & white images

WALL POTS

I'm not 100% sure how I feel about these powder coated steel planters. Hanging angled off a wall these do create an interesting new way of looking at potted plants. I could see them being used in or around the kitchen for herbs. /BUY

D.I.Y. SHOWER CURTAIN BY GRAIN



With a choice of 3 colors (blue, green or black) this blank shower curtain becomes a blank canvas for your imagination to run wild with. /BUY