November 30, 2010
I haven’t posted a “stumbled upon” site for a while. I’m so glad I did a little stumbling today. I found this amazing, rad, website called We Are Hunted. It’s this website that compiles the 99 most talked about songs on blogs, social networks and forums.
Music is such an important part of my creative process–so I’m always looking for new music to inspire me. And, I LOVE LOVE LOVE finding about things before they become mainstream. Some of the songs on We are Hunted are not even on KCRW (the source many advertisers turn to select music for their ad campaigns) yet. There’s also mainstream songs on We Are Hunted, as well–so make sure you are on the “emerging” section.
Here’s a song I found on the site that I’m really digging:
The Glitch Mob-Between Two Points (Featuring Swan):
There’s Also this cool option to “Discover Emerging Songs Just for You”. It’s like a mini Pandora. They program asks you to rate a bunch of songs–giving the individual songs either thumbs up or thumbs down. After you are finished, a list is created. I’m pretty stoked with mine. It has a cover of a Bob Dylan song from the Dirty Projectors–a band that was a hit at Coachella this past year, Bon Iver’s “Blindsided”, Matt and Kim’s “Cameras”, Mumford and Sons’ “White Blank Pages”, and Neon Indian’s “Psychic Chasms” to name a few.
I’m so glad I found this site. I’m going to add their “Hunted Radio” app to my iphone.
*Deer from Fantastic Toys on Etsy
July 29, 2010
I just stumbled upon a super cool blog. I don’t know much about this guy from Seattle–but he’s pretty rad.
From his about section:
“I’m just a guy who decided he was tired of doing absolutely nothing and wanted to try one small step up from that.
My name’s Kyle Hepworth and I do one something a week in Seattle.”
So in his most recent post, this guy Kyle, shows you how to make Mario Bros. Coins and put them up all over the city (LOVE this). He’s quite a creative cat—look at his truckstache. I wish there were more entries….dig his style.
*Photo property of Kyle Hepworth
June 23, 2010
Unique Gifts to Entertain Your Inner Child
“This set of 6 dry-measure cups nests neatly just like traditional Russian matryoshkas. They accurately measure 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 full cup, and they’re built from heavy-duty, food-safe, long-life engineering plastics.”
Only $12.99 –A rad housewarming gift.
“Every time you eat bacon don’t you wish you could taste that cured meat flavor all day long? Well, now you can! Just carry around a tube of our Bacon Lip Balm and you can keep your lips moist and meaty around the clock.”
$2.99. I know like seven people who will buy this.
It must be super fun to be a copywriter for this company.
“Made with blik Re-Stik™, these movable and reusable decals are based on the same 8-bit graphics from the original Super Mario Bros. game. This is an official Nintendo licensed product.”
$69.99(three 26″ x 40″ sheets of decals). Instant Nostalgia.
“Why is there a string tied around my finger? Oh, I remember! The tradition of tying a string around your finger to remind us of things later has been around forever. Our dainty 18 carat gold Don’t Forget Ring sweetly celebrates that tradition and reminds us to always smile, to make a difference and most of all, to enjoy life!”
$6.99 A perfect gift from bride to bridesmaid on a budget.
“Fingerstache is a set of mustache-shaped temporary tattoos for your fingers that gives the moxie of the mustache to the masses! With 19 unique styles to choose from, the Fingerstache lets you choose the proper adornment for each occasion and is easily removed when no longer needed.”
$5.99 for 19 tats. I’m going to get these and have a dinner party…everyone gets a different fingerstache.
April 5, 2010
Some of my other favorite how-tos, on this site:
I actually stumbled onto the above “how-to”.
Look at the amazing these pencil carvings below:
From the New York Times:
“Mr. Ghetti, who owns about as many possessions as a monk, is aware how unusual his craft is. He started carving tree bark when he was a child and experimented with everything from soap to chalk before settling on graphite. It’s second nature now, and for 90 percent of his work, all he needs is a sewing needle, a razor blade and a carpenter’s or No. 2 pencil.
‘The pencil tip is great; it’s like a pure, very homogenous material,’ he said. ‘It cuts in the same direction, not like wood, which has a grain. But when I tell people how long it takes, that’s when they don’t believe it. That’s what amazes people more, the patience. Because everything nowadays has to be fast, fast, fast.’“
So maybe you don’t have as much patience as it takes to make an intricate pencil tip carving. But, I’m sure you have a few minutes to learn how to do the booty dance. I mean, everyone needs a hidden talent, right?
March 10, 2010
Below, see one of his pieces made up of STAPLES!
From Debombourg’s website:
“Baptiste Debombourg’s works look into the relationship between common objects, everyday life events and art. Generally he works with sculptures and installations, but he also uses other media such as video, photography, drawing or performance. When working with video, Debombourg examines people’s hobbies, like in “Baby Bottle” where weekend racers use cars cut in half. In this way, ordinary events and discrete people’s interests are raised to a kind of heroic level.”-Unknown
Here’s his “Exploding Wall”:
And: Chez Marcel
I clicked on the video part of his website, and it took me here. Random! Love it.