“ The Eames house was everything I wanted: modern, but lived in, made out of everyday, accessible materials. No pristine white, dustless Dwell magazine show rooms here. There are plants and books and lights and seats and dust and you get the feeling it is a beautiful, functional space. There are finger prints all over it. The more I click around the web, the less and less I sense those fingerprints on people’s websites the way I used to. I’m not sure if it’s because of templates, or because those things take time, or if people just don’t think it’s worth it. But I think those traces of people are worth the effort, so I wanted to really work towards having this site feel like it was made by a person, and not some smug guy in a very tight, black turtle neck. Has anyone ever smiled in Dwell?”
Tainted Love played by Floppy Disc Drives - now with vocals! (door Marc Almond)
I love that he did this and i am rocking to it but the robots have won.
"The book Joy Division collects more than two hundred sensitive photographs of the band by Kevin Cummins, capturing their quiet introspection offstage, their close relationships as bandmates, and Ian Curtis’s legendary energy in live performances.
The iconic images are supplemented with concert tickets, unreleased record sleeves, fan club badges, Factory Records flyers, and other rare ephemera, making this book the most definitive and heavily illustrated celebration of the band ever produced.” [iainclaridge]
See more Joy Division posts here.
“A small, child-like humanoid robot had enough authority to pressure 46% of participants to rename files for 80 minutes, even after indicating they wanted to quit.”
And in what may be the most disturbing result, a number of the participants expressed concern the robot might be broken or malfunctioning—yet they didn’t stop working. “They followed a possibly “broken” robot to do something they would rather not do.”
“ When I think about art and design, I think about the difference between push vs pull. Art is traditionally about pushing an idea or a message. Design is a pull practice. It’s about solving a dilemma, creating something that will change the way someone interacts with things.”
Hahaha I think it is the other way around; Art pulls you in to think about its message, design is optimised to push the message in your face/ brain.
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum)
This is my favorite version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps - in no small part because it’s approximately 50% Beatles song and 50% Prince guitar solo. There’s a moment right before Prince lays back onto the security (making Dhani literally laugh out loud at the sheer awesomeness of what’s going on during his father’s tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) where some of the best guitarists in history all sort of silently acknowledge that for the next howeverthefucklong this song has one lead guitarist and five rhythm guitarists.
But my absolute favorite part is around the five minute mark, where Prince looks over at Dhani and Tom Petty and his “stage performer” facade falls away for just a moment. Ever so briefly, three people with music running through their veins share a brief back and forth that’s clearly meant just for the three of them. Not the audience. Not the cameras. Just three musicians who lock eyes as one of them silently says:
“You guys ready for this? Because this is gonna be awesome…”
Saving this so Wander can have a look / lesson later.
Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is importantThank you Tilda
Look how freakin colorful the kremlin is too I mean c’mon that’s practically the most homosexual lookin building I’ve ever seen