06.07.10 by Jeff

Beyond The Street

Gestalten just sent over a nice book, “Beyond The Street”.

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24.12.09 by Jeff

Taken by Trees / My Boys

This fantastic rendition of Animal Collective’s My Girls by Taken By Trees was my favourite cover of 2009. I just discovered that Marcus Söderlund directed the video, this week.

taken by trees my boys music video

Watch the video below!

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20.06.09 by Jeff

Wild In the Streets

Vancouverites! Tomorrow (June 21st) is Emerica’s Wild In the Streets: Go Skateboarding Day! This will be legendary as the entire Emerica team is here! Meet at down Skate Plaza at 1pm.

emerica wild in the streets vancouver

The video below is from last year! 1:26 min mark is epic!

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23.07.08 by Jeff

Feist for Sesame Street!

Feist performs her hit single “1,2,3,4” on Sesame Street’s 39th season. There’s a bunch of new lyrics in this version which teach children to count to four. I realise the song was already called “1,2,3,4” but this is a perfect example of how dumbed down television is now! We used to learn to count to 20.

When all is said and done, I respect Sesame Street for still trying to make learning fun. I just really really miss the old Sesame Street. If anyone needs me I’ll be in my trailer writing a hit song called “1”. I will also be writing a second version for Sesame Street that teaches children how to count all the way up to one, and in a few years time I’m sure that song will have to be replaced with an even shorter version.

08.07.08 by Jeff

Wild in the streets

Is Vancouver the best place to live in the entire universe? Yes. Yes it is. Emerica. Wild in the Streets. Vancouver BC. 1:26 mark of this video makes me smile. I love this city. What up Cyrus!

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08.07.08 by Jeff

Philip Glass for Sesame Street

More proof that Sesame Street (the original series) was the greatest show EVER. In 1979, famed-composer Philip Glass wrote a series of pieces for the show called “Geometry of Circles”.

Kids these days aren’t getting the visual education they need! So many of today’s designers were being taught design principles at an early age by shows like Sesame Street.

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06.07.08 by Jeff

Designer Treehouses

Did you ever build a treehouse when you were a kid? Not like this you didn’t… Baumraum is in the designer treehouse business and their work speaks for itself.

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14.06.17 by Jeff

David Choe’s Controversial Bowery Mural Has Been Defaced (Multiple Times)

Photo by Luna Park

 

Almost immediately after artist David Choe completed his giant mural on New York City’s famed Bowery wall (located at the corner of Houston Street and Bowery), the artwork was defaced.

Goldman Global Arts, curators of the Bowery wall, made a very controversial decision to select David Choe for the wall despite his bragging about predatory sexual behaviour on his own podcast a few years ago (if you’re unaware: further reading). Last week Hyperallergic wrote about the Bowery mural and its part in the normalisation of rape culture.

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