The burbling electronic pop of FACULTIES was born on laptops in the bedrooms of Brooklyn, but it is fitting that this cerebral and organic project found a home on Samplefruende, a new digital label in Oldenburg, Germany. Their debut video for Cold Hands, directed and produced by Gil Zablodovsky in Israel, is a claustrophobic study of every day [...]
Formed in Providence, now based in Brooklyn, Fang Island is a three-guitar monster pounding out hook-laden, guitarmony crazed, high-fiving epics. This is heavy metal for kids on Ectasy. Be on the watch for their new album, Major, arriving in July.
Bookend manufacturers beware, a giant killer has emerged from the shadows. This elegant and simple design from Colleen Whiteley integrates the bookend into the shelf itself, using a sliding, oversize wing nut to stabilize your books. Currently one of ten Finalists in DWR and Dwell Magazine’s Live/Work Design Contest.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design industrial design student Mitchell Silva has prototyped an ingenious and very beautiful bicycle illumination device. Glo-Bars is a rechargeable LED fixture that is built into the handle bars of a bicycle, making the cyclist visible to both opposing and approaching traffic. The device also contains turn signals. Wild.
Ang is a Korean sculptor who specializes in disturbing, hyper-realistic human forms. Pain, oppression and torture dominate as themes, but the verisimilitude of the works lets in some crucial breaths of humanity and empathy.