thebureaubelfast:

Cableami

Tis the season of floral camo. I got a different hat in this collection and was impressed with the quality and design of the hidden interior strap. Downside is, unsurprisingly, the price.

"From the launch of Zune in 2007, to the restyling of iOSX this year, a newborn minimalism echoes the principles of Bauhaus; simplicity, expressive force and modularity, but with a new spirit that Di Cola tries to capture with these works. A spirit that embraces the chaotic past of graphics, with its errors and anomalies, to absorb them, regenerate them and apply them, with a somewhat synesthetic vocation."

'LESS IS NEXT': NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GRAPHIC MINIMALISM BY LORENZO DI COLA

Very happy Sébastien Tellier has returned with something reminiscent of his earlier work for the next album.

Works by J. Powers Bowman (via but does it float)

Cultural Arbitrage 

heyitsnoah:

Walking around Tokyo today I passed a Bathing Ape store on got onto the topic of how the brand came to be. After a little Googling I ran across this excellent article that documents the fall of the brand and eventually to this interesting theory on “cultural arbitrage”:

The hipster elite are starting to show annoyance at this development. Former mo wax guru James Lavelle, quoted in Tokion, lamented that it is now impossible to stay “underground.” Lavelle and his kindred folk profit from exploiting cultural arbitrage: taking information from inaccessible sources and cashing in on that unequal access to information. (In general, a lot of people whom you probably think are cooler than you make a bulk of their money from this inequality in information.) No one in the West knew that Bape is a mainstream brand in Japan, and therefore, Lavelle was able to subtly and indirectly create the brand image to his own liking…* Now, with the high speed “information superhighway,” profit from cultural arbitrage business looks doubtful in the long run.
It’s not revolutionary, but it’s a nice way to think about how culture moves.

* I had to cut out a few sentences because they talk about how financial arbitrage used to work but no longer does, which just isn’t true.



.. via NoahBrier.com: http://bit.ly/ZGzJJy ..

I used to call these people / phenomenon “taste brokers” but cultural arbitrage is way better! I also refer to the apps/services that subvert cultural arbitrage as “tools for cultural findability.” These tools ideally benefit the sources of previously unavailable information in addition to the information seekers. All of this is core to the social objects manifesto.

Lebbeus Woods proposed “Einstein tomb” from 1980.

via butdoesitfloat | source BLDGBLOG

A rocking chair by Onefortythree.

(via thisismyfuturehouse)

Winding it down. I look at it like a faucet. I have to turn it off and walk away from it because so much of how that music comes together is subconscious or discovering. There’s so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times. I really feel the need to walk away from it while I still care about it. And then if I come back to it – if at all – I’ll feel better about it and be renewed or something to do that.

Justin Vernon: Bon Iver “Winding Down” | News | Pitchfork

Walking away to make more time to feed the subconscious and discover. Good medicine.

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