Austin-based Emily Blincoe loves making portraits — and it shows, even when it comes to portraits of inanimate things like candy. Her Sugar Series has her amassing a staggering amount of sugary treats, then grouping them according to the colour of their packaging: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, gold, white… who would […]
The Prix Émile Hermès for 2014 is now open, and all young designers are encouraged to enter. The Foundation d’entreprise Hermès recognises the importance of supporting creativity, and developed the prize to salute designs whose purpose and meaning reflects society’s current and future needs. This years theme is based on our need to escape the […]
Mark this, then bookmark this: You Are Listening To Los Angeles combines live LAPD police radio with ambient music. It all started when Eric Eberhardt saw some tweets about a live police scanner webcast from soma.fm and gave it a listen: ‘Interesting stuff to be sure, but I got bored listening to just the voices […]
Jad Fair is an underappreciated American icon. You may not know him by name, but his old band, Half Japanese, helped shape modern Alternative Rock. Since Half Japanese, Fair has essentially not stopped working. He is as prolific as ever recording new music, as well as drawing and doing elaborate paper-cuttings. His drawings and designs […]
Austin-based website and app developer JD Hancock professes to snap pictures for fun. His sense of adventure is evident and infectious in his photography series iPhoneland — the silly juxtapositions of his extremely tiny toy figurines frolicking against the iPhone screen landscapes make us chuckle.
I admit, I generally don’t ‘get’ a lot of installation art pieces. But two mechanised, suspended statues gently grinding themselves into one another for many years until they are dust, seems to me to be a perfectly relatable analogy for anyone who has experienced an exhausting relationship. Thank you Jonathan Schipper.
David Thomas Jones, leader of the Austin rock troop Watch Out For Rockets, decided to go rogue for a few moments and do a solo record. His role in Watch Out For Rockets already entails most of the writing, recording and playing of instruments on said recordings, which have all been captured on a Tascam […]
Sadly, our favourite Sydney band, The Paper Scissors, have just announced they are breaking up. We invited frontman and songwriter, Jai Pyne, to tell us about his favourite TPS memories: ‘There are so many memories over the last seven years. Lots of good times, lots of really stressful hard times. I was just the other day lamenting about when I felt like I was having a nervous breakdown in the back seat of a hire car when we launched our first album. But hey, this is about the good times’.
You know those afternoons spent clicking though the suggestion videos on YouTube? It’s not always a waste of time. It’s how I came across Chelsea Wolfe, an American-singer songwriter from Sacramento. Using pedals and other effects to create her intense, elemental sound, she has already caught the attention of critics at The Guardian, LA Times, Pitchfork, I-D and Nylon Magazine. She also performed at this years SXSW festival in Austin. Now signed to Sargent House Records, Wolfe and her eponymous band are about to release their first album, A Collection of Acoustic Songs, for the label Unknown Rooms.
I met Christine Wu personally last summer in Copenhagen, Denmark. We took a Scandinavian Furniture class together and we’ve been friends ever since. She just graduated from her BFA Design degree in Austin, Texas, and now she’s a furniture maker and designer in New York City. She is still pretty new to the furniture-marking world, but her skill is exquisite. This Mesquite chair has a beautiful live edge which goes along well with the whole design. The chair is very crisp and functional.
I actually saw Bernie at a screening in Austin, Texas, which is where the director of the film, Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused; School of Rock), resides. Bernie is a brilliant bittersweet comedy, based on a true story (remarkable though that may seem) and starring the incomparable Jack Black, alongside a strong cast of exceptional character actors, including Shirley MacLaine. [If you're an Australian-based reader, you can win screening passes and DVDs for Bernie. See here for more details]
Shakey Graves’ sincere folk ballads fall somewhere in between Townes Van Zandt and The Tallest Man on Earth. His album, Roll The Bones, has been a great traveling companion so far this Summer but seeing him live is a real treat, so if you’re an Austinite, go catch him and his handmade suitcase kick-drum at […]
I’m a self-taught artist and illustrator kicking it in lovely Austin, Texas. I didn’t start drawing until I was 21, but now I happily spend the majority of my days with my dear micron pens.
Our friends over at the awesome photography site, Feature Shoot, are presenting the group exhibition, Underage, at this year’s Photoville Festival in Brooklyn between June 22-July 1, 2012, featuring work by six young photographers who document the joys and travails of growing up: a time of first loves, experimentation, and the search for belonging.
I’m a self taught artist out of Austin, Texas. My Haunted Ground series touches on addiction and destructive self behavior that we all can relate to in one way or the other. But it’s our job to turn our ugly side into something beautiful, such as in the case of my subjects. Johnny Cash’s addictions were well known, as were Edgar Allan Poe’s. But through their addictions, they wrote and cultivated it into something haunting and splendid and that have truly stood the test of time.