At this point, Gary Baseman has probably marked everything off of the bucket list for his career. He has won several Emmys and had a huge, traveling (brilliant) major museum show and even successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign: dude has done it all. The latest addition to this lengthy list of creative triumphs is a luxury fashion collaboration, one on par with Kenny Scharf for Jeremy Scott and Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton: Coach enlisted Baseman to provide complimentary monsters for their Spring Ready-To-Wear collection. This sounds like it could be a troubling pairing, yes—but the collaboration is absolutely spectacular.
Have you seen the movie Her? It’s a undoubtedly a new LA classic film, one that shows off the city as this wondrous and somewhat utopian city. It’s well made and looks good and also sounds good too. A big part of it “sounding” good is new classicist and avant pop musician Owen Pallett‘s contributions. The Canadian composer is very talented and highly regarded and is actually coming to town next week, to play a show on September 13 at the El Rey. Are you a fan of his or curious to see what he’s all about? You’re in luck: we have a pair of tickets to the show to giveaway, courtesy of our friends over at Goldenvoice.
Three day weekend? Yes, three day weekend, dudes! CHECK THE RECAP!!
I’ve recently become obsessed with a “moving image” app called PHHHOTO. It doesn’t take a photo or a video but does take a kind of gif that is the most dynamic form of sharing that I have ever seen online: I love it.
This is one of the reasons the video for local performance art/music group Sister Mantos‘ song “Last Night” remixed by Mirror Mirror is particularly spectacular. It takes a great song, crashes it into a glitch bomb dance wonderland, and then visualizes it with a bright moving image video that is impossible to hate. This is your Friday jam, folks.
Wander over to The Generic Man website and you will find yourself lusting after several, several, several pairs of shoes. For example: there is a pair of silver hi-tops that I have almost purchased four times over because I have been dying for a pair of metallic shoes. Soon. To make matters worse (Or better?), their new collaboration with Comme des Garçons has surfaced and it is a sexy, sleek camo pair of kicks.