I’m really excited to announce that Booooooom and Yours Truly are joining forces on a project! I’ve been following their work for awhile now and I’m beaming just thinking about how cool this is gonna be!
If you’ve never seen their site before you’re in for a very unproductive morning! They’ve spent the past couple years convincing a whole slew of musicians to come and perform in their studio space. Little Dragon, Chromeo, The Morning Benders, Toro Y Moi, Local Natives, Mayer Hawthorne, the list of artists they’ve worked with is ridiculous.
I’ll tell you more about our project tomorrow but in the mean time give these guys a warm welcome, and check out a couple videos below!
My pal Steve runs Narwhal in Toronto and he recently put out a little hardcover book to accompany his last show called “The Dazzle”. The book features works by Katy Horan, Melinda Josie, Ginette Lapalme, Carly Waito, Jacob Whibley, and many others.
I have 5 copies to give away, who wants one?
A couple months ago we teamed up with Poketo for their first-ever open call for a wallet design. We narrowed down the hundreds of entries down to five finalists and then we left the decision up to you. You guys voted Andrew Lawandus the winner, and that winning design is now a part of the Poketo archives and available in super limited edition!
Poketo has just posted an interview with Andrew here.
Snag one of Andrew’s “Before Life” wallets here.
Booooooom x Poketo “After Life” wallet series here.
Back in February we had Booooooom’s first ever film screening (here) and the film I chose was “An Island”, a marvelous collaboration between Efterklang and Vincent Moon. Well my buddy Rasmus, from the band, has graciously given me a beautiful DVD package to give away to one of you!
So who wants it?
Many blue penguins were caught in a recent oil spill off the coast of New Zealand and a yarn store called Skeinz has come to their rescue. They came up with the idea to knit sweaters for the affected penguins who are waiting to be scrubbed clean, this way they won’t injest the oil when they preen themselves. Sweaters have been pouring in from all over! What a wonderfully creative way to help!