“A minimalist sculptor, Larry Bell first created shaped canvases and then turned to sculpture in the early 1960s. He was part of an avant-garde southern California group that included Robert Irwin and Craig Kauffman, and his primary materials were coated glass and plastics.”
Quoted from“ Dictionary of American Artists”
I have always been attracted to Italian Botanical Illustrations, and recently saw more of Karl Blossfeldt’s photography here and here. I really enjoy seeing people’s ‘collections’ and this would fall under art and collecting which is always a couple of steps up in my book. The backgrounds are also amazingly rich. I dare you to not to look at all of these!
Raphael Boguslav “works entirely on the Mac, continues to pursue a lifelong interest in classical piano and builds radio controlled model airplanes.”
He also has quite a hand for the pen.
We normally get a good amount of promo material around here from publishers and record labels and I do a horrible job of passing the “good cheer” along, but this will change, starting now. This week we got in a very nice package Stones Throw. The previous package they sent us was nothing-less-than-amazing, custom LP covers hand drawn and sprayed by Jeff Jank himself.
This latest package included Dam-Funk’s Rhythm Trax V4 which is a collection of boogie space synths over some galactic beats. Dam-Funk is someone you should find more about, amazing talent and a strange guy… in a good way. He needs to get booked in Minneapolis.
If “Afrodelic Kraut Funk” sounds like something you could get into, check out Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Its really a flawless lp that should be getting more attention. If you like this, also check out the Heliocentrics who recently hooked up with Mulatu (Broken Flowers soundtrack, etc). Also for sure check out Now Again Records for more of that “clean” sound.
Since this month is Dilla Month, you should check out what is going on over at Stones Throw. They just posted a new Obey poster featuring J Dilla.
Whew. Never a dull moment.
I am sure some of you web nerds out there have heard of Media Temple. If you haven’t, well they are a super nice web hosting company, the company that hosts YouWorkForThem. We have been using them for around 7+ years now, and they have taken good care of us with our nagging and requests.
Well yesterday when we were doing some system fixes, we had a small melt down with some local files. This then led to us having to nag MediaTemple for a backup of the code files. To our luck, Media Temple and team Ryan were there to save the day and provide us with a backup of our file from a few days ago. Now we learned our lesson our end, but it was great to know Media Temple had our back, because we all make mistakes sometimes.
So if your looking for a good service to put your website on, go with Media Temple. They might not be the cheapest, but they are the best product when you add up all good server tech, knowledge and 24 hour service. For a few bucks more, you will be happy you spent it, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for!
PS: They have been hard at work with a new venture called VIRB®
“House Industries presents the oeuvre of Alexander Girard with a suite of fonts and objects.” One thing that always impresses me about House Industries is their ability to tie in products with their font releases.
Lordy Lordy, sometimes things just take awhile. We FINALLY fixed the bug on our store when some users login and get a blank page. After much treasure digging, we found the culprit and the bug is fixed. Now when you login, you should be greeted by your cozy account page. Sorry for all the troubles, and if you were on the store today sorry for any bugs or hitches while upgraded the system to the new files. Cheers!
Leslie Miles is an online curator of sorts whose mission is to not be everyone’s tenth favorite blog, but rather ten people’s favorite blog. From what I’ve seen so far I think he’s put together some gorgeous image collections that he bases around a single word. While he’s not my favorite blog I do think I put him in my top ten. :-)
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