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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Never Late

I'm one of those people that sets their clock 5 minutes fast so that I'm never/not normally less late than I would be otherwise. On some searches I found this really super cute clock by Diamantini & Domeniconi. The "On Time" Clock, that throws you an extra 3 minutes of time by putting a wee kink in the minute hand. Very sweet.

via core77

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vogue Japan

Does it again, man I wish I was better at Japanese/had the money to subscribe to this magazine. Their editorials always blow me out with colours, shapes & clothes. I best keep my Japanese up, whether I'm graduating in it or not. I spotted this editorial when flicking around the web after being massively pissed off with facebook. Apparently there's a limit to how many messages you can send - but because of the new chat system, where your threads appear in a wee chat box (allowing you to spam away unheeded), I never received the warning. But I'm still receiving the punishment, NO MORE MESSAGES. Unbelievably irritating. I even joined Google+ in a fit of rage and filled out the introduction in a weird way.
Anyway, here is the wonderful editorial, Perfection in Couture Kate Moss by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Vogue Japan May 2011.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Doze Green

I'm mad ashamed it's taken me so long to get to know this artist - on the daily clicks about I spotted some of Doze Green's work on Word Is Bond (quickly becoming one of my favourite sites). His style of unpredictable linework, vibrant and aggressively in-your-face colour use with soft textures and curves is so refreshing. Doze describes his style of cramped cluster portraits, featuring a host of different people and creatures, all vying for your attention as a tribute or allegory to the Italian Renaissance painters such as Michelangelo who painted deities closely together, competing for space within the work.

Green recently exhibited at the Jonathon Levine Gallery (where the above image of Doze's E-din was downloaded from). The exhibition, titled The Left Hand Path explored ideas of energy and matter, and how our consciousness and ideologies refer back to and often conflict with them. His use of saintly host composition with ethereal and often futuristic monster characters fights with the viewer's imagination - from what we recognise as the norm for this composition we expect gentle saviours to greet us from the canvas, instead we are struck with scary and challenging creatures that appear man-made. The man made robotic aspect of Doze's ethereal deities must be a comment on modern organised religion, at least I hope it is, otherwise I've missed the point entirely...

Check out some more of Green's work on his website or facebook page, and like always, click these images for higher resolutions. For a much better analysis of Doze's work, check out the Jonathon Levine Gallery website, where they explain his Left Hand Path and some of his work.

edit: just went on booooooom and found a video of doze green & mars-1 in a collab art project. Doze's commentary is a little hard to follow at times, but definitely worth a watch.

MARS1 & DOZE GREEN from Colin M Day on Vimeo.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Still Lazy

But I had to share this track I just half-heartedly danced around to in my room with you all. I'd dance more enthusiastically for sure but I'm so tired from all that out of character exercise/walking slowly.
I just flicked over to Et Musique Pour Tous and this wonderful remix by Shindu of Happy House came on.
Have a wee listen why don't you, and dance whole-heartedly for me.

Shindu - Happy House


Lazy Post

This is an unashamedly lazy post - today I went on a really really long walk all around acton, taking photos for an over ambitious and slightly obsessive guide-book for a friend who's going to be house-sitting for me. Then I came back and did yoga to make myself feel like I actually had done exercise and not just walking. So my energy for writing loads about something interesting is all used up - soz.
Instead of writing something interesting for y'all to read, I'm just going to regurgitate images I love from various street style blogs, my favourites being The Streethearts, Hanneli Mustaparta & Facehunter.

Hanneli's offerings are usually of super glossy, mad beautiful models off duty, and I love looking at all the wonderful after-show outfits teamed with on-show make up & hair. I've saved these two images mostly because of the women's attitudes, they're both so different but both so imposing.
I love this lady with her cute little hood, I wish I could wear hoods. The cut of the coat doesn't look like it would lend itself to this sweet little fur-lined cap hood, but it does, mad cute. Maaad cute.  I saved the other girl because she looks pretty sick. BAD ASS sick. I wish I had the proportions to wear buttoned up shirts, whenever I do I don't look androgynous, I just look like a man.

Facehunter's blog I love for the diversity, there are so many different styles, places and people featured, I feel well traveled just for reading. I love the play with hemlines in both of these girls' outfits. A mid-length dress over a long skirt and some mad crazy cutaway maxi, both fit. The girl in pink and black reminds me of a Mondrian image (cheeky bit of art knowledge there), all cut out and blocked with squares of colour. fittttt. I wish she didn't have that bit of dead animal tail on her bag though.

My favourite by far, even just for the name, is The Streethearts blog, they photograph mad cool people that I want to be, and focus on providing a diverse spread across all ages, fashion capitals and styles. Dooope. This old guy stole my heart with his amazing coat and even more amazing date. They both look so cool, I can only hope to be so fly when I'm going grey. The guy steals the show though, that red coat is MAD cool, and needs nothing more than hisself and that mustache.

Sorry it's been so lazy - tomorrow's post will be waaay better I'm sure.