June 16th, 2011

First, we took FreeDarko.com from you. Tomorrow at 5PM New York time, the FD store will fall. So shop there before it’s too late. Things are selling out. Everything is on sale. I can’t wink when I’m sleepy but I wouldn’t do it now if I could.

June 9th, 2011
Dirk Nowitzki: A Simple Chair, ROLUvia rolustudio.comDirk has never been the biggest fan of furniture, but he would probably  relate to the austere, but vibrant, qualities of this chair. We also  want to imagine him sleeping in this chair as well, with a nighttime  routine that consists of him merely sitting down and closing his eyes.(more at GQ.com, from Kyle Garner of Sit and Read and Justin Sullivan. Thanks for ruining my Eames for me!)

Dirk Nowitzki: A Simple Chair, ROLU
via rolustudio.com
Dirk has never been the biggest fan of furniture, but he would probably relate to the austere, but vibrant, qualities of this chair. We also want to imagine him sleeping in this chair as well, with a nighttime routine that consists of him merely sitting down and closing his eyes.

(more at GQ.com, from Kyle Garner of Sit and Read and Justin Sullivan. Thanks for ruining my Eames for me!)

May 25th, 2011

I don’t know why so many Korean issues of American LPs look like this. Single-color, silk-screen-looking oddities, they translate full-bore cover art into a Warhol-esque specter. I can’t get enough of these, though I can’t decide if they’re a legitimate piece of design, or lo-fi indignity visited upon Dionne in that fancy dress. The prog rock and metal ones, blotchy and demolished, fare worst. But funk and soul covers somehow come out looking like they mean it. Not quite austere, or angry, they still manage to strip away all pomp. They turn outlandish outfits and artificial landscapes into muscle and skein, albeit the color of Mars and noxious gas in space. No one said that “psychedelic” had only one mode, or was always going to choose the rainbow.

May 19th, 2011
The Dirk/RAF call was answered by many, but @muziejus got to me first. If this upsets you, take it up with me when I get back from the zoo in four hours.

The Dirk/RAF call was answered by many, but @muziejus got to me first. If this upsets you, take it up with me when I get back from the zoo in four hours.

May 9th, 2011

I asked for a Rondo Elbow Jumpman; David Sankey made it happen. However, I’m not wedded to the caption. “It’s a little stiff … it’s still broken” should be up there (UPDATE: Here it is). But please do re-blog with your suggestions.