4 November 2012

A man with a trumpet and a burning police car

Man with a trumpet and a burning police car. Source unknown.

9 October 2012

Watch Silversun Pickups perform Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) Live on Letterman.

8 September 2012

Liisa Jokinen of the fashion blog Hel Looks

The Wall Street Journal talks to Liisa Jokinen, creator of Hel Looks

I personally think Hel Looks is a pretty interesting look into the everyday fashion of people who actually pay attention to, or overthink their clothing. Some people in Finland find the blog a bit outlandish and alienating though. This of course relates to Finland not being particularly urban.

Finland was an agrarian economy until the sixties but has since been suburbanized in a way that may be more comparable to country living and less tragically cartoonish than suburbs in more densely populated countries. For outsiders in the suburbs, there may be something quite easily ridiculed in the eagerness to build an urban identity in the few urban areas of Finland.

One of several Hel Looks parodies and spinoffs started from a perspective that’s more close to the Finnish population at large. Lande Looks (Rural Looks) takes a frank look at the ordinary, comfy and care free attitude of the inhabitants of the big, sprawling outback that is post-war Finland.

Another, more urban spin-off is operated by Varusteleka, an army outlet retail store known for their viral home grown marketing. Leka Looks documents the style ideas of people who prefer to build visually pleasing outfits off of the rugged and practical.

[via:Nyt-Liite]

24 June 2012

A Georgia Town Takes the People’s Business Private

Seemingly unbeknownst to most clowns who actually dabble with this shit, outsourcing and privatization requires real competency in contract drafting and due process in service level monitoring.

[via:Sampo Syreeni]

15 April 2012

Google BBS Terminal

Google BBS Terminal

“Google BBS Terminal – What Google would have looked like in the 80s”
(c) 2012 mass:werk – media environments, N. Landsteiner, <www.masswerk.at>

A fair dose of nostalgia for internet veterans.

5 April 2012

Friends – “I’m His Girl” (Live in London)

The extended hiatus of the live music section of this site is hereby ended by indie pop/dance punk outfit Friends, fronted by the alluring Samantha Urbani.

Friends’ polyamory anthem “I’m His Girl” features a killer bass line and emulates that 60’s soul sound with great care on the studio recording (Youtube, Spotify). Full danceability is maintained on stage, as displayed in this high quality concert video by Noisey.

Also note the band’s recent song Va Fan Gör Du (Swedish for “What the hell are you doing?”).

[via:Kasumi]

8 March 2012

Jacked by David Kushner

Jacked: The story of Grand Theft Auto

Writer David Kusher (Wired etc.) who once laid out the story of iD Software’s classic titles in Masters of Doom now takes on Grand Theft Auto and its creators in his latest book Jacked.

“Whenever he passed through London airport, he always got hassled by Hare Krishnas, urging him to be happy. “Gouranga!” they’d say, a Sanskrit expression of good fortune. Baglow hated it. Then a lightbulb went off over his head.”

[via:Longreads]

17 February 2012

Afrikan tähti: teaching kids the art of hoarding blood diamonds since 1951 by Kasper Stromman on tumblr

Lapsuuden tylsien iltojen perheriidat geopoliittisesta näkökulmasta

[via:Frida]

3 January 2012

I masturbate with you in mind by Beefranck (Bridget Franckowiak) on Flickr

I Masturbate With You In Mind

Blackwork embroidery by Bridget Franckowiak. Related.

[via:Merlin Mann]

6 October 2011

Steve Jobs dies at age 56

The illustration shows Jobs at home in 1982. The empty room of Apple’s then already wealthy master productizer might tell us something about his way. The former white house photographer Diana Walker attributes the following quote by Jobs to the picture in her book The Bigger Picture:

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”

The question now is whether Apple will run out of Apple within a couple of years and become some kind of Sony.

[via:Mika Isomaa]

27 July 2011

Dark Energy Camera imager of the Dark Energy Survey completed

This month, Fermilab technicians and Dark Energy Survey collaborators installed the last of 62 science-quality charged coupling devices, or CCD’s, into the imager for the Dark Energy Camera [called DECam] currently housed at SiDet. CCDs work like film, and each one contains 8 million pixels. The camera also has another 12 CCDs of 4 million pixels each for guiding and focusing. The imager will head to Chile in mid-August for installation on the Blanco telescope. DES collaborators in Chile just finished installing the off-telescope components of the DECam imager liquid-nitrogen cooling system in preparation for the camera’s arrival. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Dark Energy Survey, DES, is trying to determine what is expanding the universe and how dark energy is connected to it by imaging distancing galaxies.

[via: DES at Facebook]

26 July 2011



Zach Galifianakis searching for his fortune in the New World.

13 June 2011


Bone China by Phoebe Richardson

Phoebe Richardson is a London-based designer who specialises in silk screen printed, fine bone china. The range ‘Bone China’, which features skeleton crockery is all made using traditional techniques in Stoke-On-Trent. The products add a Gothic edge to everyday dining, complete with humorous touches such as the displaceable print on the stackable coffee cups.

The products are available at her shop and Wolf & Badger.

[via: Lotta Rytkönen]

28 May 2011

Photopic Sky Survey

The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity.

Nick Risinger has made a brilliant job of unprecedented scale, capturing the depths of our home galaxy from our perspective on Earth. We usually see images of stars and nebulas only from their “portraits”, but now it is possible to locate them in a vast landscape which is encircling us, and which defines the location of our existence.

PS. Photopic means daylight vision.

Stanley Kubrick’s Chicago, 1949

“Before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called “Chicago City of Contrasts.”

– Chicago Tribune

[via: Library of Congress]

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