Archive for August, 2006

Shopping Cart Art

August 30th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

English artist Ptolemy Elrington has made some amazing sculptures from shopping carts as a part of a promotion for the English environmental organization RiverCare. These amazing creations highlight some of the rubbish pulled from rivers in the region by RiverCare volunteers every week. Elrington also makes hubcap creatures.

Infinity MPG

August 21st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Bike commuter pride can get kinda dorky, but these Infinity MPG shirts from Threadless aren’t bad. And Honk if you’re going to run me over if you wanna wear your pedestrian pride on your sleeves.

Ghostface

August 21st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

So why do people give that wide-eyed, open-mouthed face when a camera comes out? Ghostface is beginning to research this.

Joerg Maxzin

August 18th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Great collection of blurry photos from German photographer Joerg Maxzin. You can also buy Mazin’s prints online at pretty resonable prices.

Andrew Miksys

August 18th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Seattle photographer Andrew Miksys has taken some great portraits of Lithuanian kids and Louisiana bingo geezers.

Google’s Free WiFi in Mountain View

August 17th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Last night Google started to give free WiFi to the city of Mountain View. With 380 access points, the network covers 12 square miles and should give 90% of the city’s 90,000 residents 1Mb/sec. internet access. The project cost about $1M. Transceiver nodes for Google’s network are mostly mounted on city light poles and the company agreed to pay Mountain View $36 per light pole, or about $13,680, annually, according to the Mercury News.

Camille Rose Garcia

August 15th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

You might like the work of Los Angeles artist Camille Rose Garcia, or you might find it too creepy. See more of her work at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York. And apparently Garcia is about to start her own toy company too.

Goggles Flight Sim

August 15th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Fly over yer town in the Goggles Flight Sim.

Is T’at an I’land?

August 13th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

The New York Times consistently delivers great web content. Here’s a quirky video: Andy Newman takes his backpack, tent and canteen on a six-day 45-mile hike and explores the beaches, quicksands, mansions, pyramids and Kills of the 6th largest island in the continental U.S.– Staten Island. Read more and see more photos.

Carlos Tarrats

August 13th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Los Angeles photographer Carlos Tarrats makes some really interesting painterly photos that seem to be like something out of a Brothers Quay film. Tarrats’ favorite favorite fish taco lunch special is at Senor Fish in Eagle Rock.

The Way They Roll

August 13th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Hold on and watch this helmet-level view of a NYC bike messenger race.

dqbooks

August 10th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Great drawings, photos and site at dqbooks.com.

Lunacy

August 10th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Jan Svankmajer’s latest film Lunacy (S

Alexis Mackenzie

August 9th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

I like Alexis Mackenzie’s collages.

Fools Gold Rush

August 8th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

You think there are a lot of fixed gear nerds in this town now, just wait ’til this weekend.

William Christenberry

August 6th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Great article on photographer William Christenberry in the New York Times. He takes pictures of personal landmarks of his youth in rural Alabama, returning every year to document changes in these sometimes dilapidated stores and shacks. There’s a nice slideshow with the NYT article and another with this NPR piece on Christenberry. See more of his photos, including some nice shots of kudzu and red clay here. Also his photos are on view until August 17 at the Aperture Foundation Gallery in NYC.

Old Flatiron Photo

August 3rd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Flatiron Building, New York City, taken by Canadian photographer M. O. Hammond in 1908. See more from the Archives of Ontario.

NORAD on 9/11/01

August 2nd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Interesting Vanity Fair article that annotates 30 hours of newly released tapes from the control room of NORAD’s Northeast headquarters the morning of 9/11/01. Listen and read along.

Simon Wheatley

August 1st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

English photographer Simon Wheatley has a great narrated photo essay on the East London Grime scene and the kids who live in the council estates there. See more of his grimy portfolios on the Magnum Photos site.

Russian Tunnels

August 1st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Weird, cool underground world somewhere in Russia.