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Where the Wild Things Are Expensive September 30, 2009

Posted by Patrick in Cinematics, Lit, Trashion.
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With the release date of the Where the Wild Things Are film fast approaching, there’s plenty of people trying to get in on the merchandising act. Urban Outfitters are stocking a number of different style t-shirts, while Opening Ceremony have gone one step further and commissioned a Where the Wild Things Are line in collabration with the movie’s director, Spike Jonze.

The collection includes an adult-sized Max suit (pictured above) with, as they put it, “super soft faux fur one piece with six brown buttons down the front, a snap off faux raccoon fur tail, attached fingerless gloves, and a hood with attached ears and a snap closure at the neck.”

I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that the perfect Halloween costume? But think again, because this creation will set you back $610. Yes, I want a Max suit but I also like being financially solvent.

There are some cheaper items in Opening Ceremony’s Where the Wild Things Are line, but by cheaper I mean $220 – and that’s for a skirt. Despite the prices, the rest of the clothes actually look wearable, with items such as Max’s lined parka from the book and skirts, jackets and more inspired by Max and the wild things. To see these and more, click here.

[via Opening Ceremony]

You were holding the blue book, I was holding the red book… September 30, 2009

Posted by Patrick in Misc, Webshite.
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Missed Connections

‘Missed Connections’ sections of newspapers and websites are often looked upon as pathetic and slightly creepy stories of strangers who perve on other strangers but forget to ask them their name, or, you know, any information that would identify them in any way.

The chances of actually finding your missed connection are slim-to-none. What are the odds that the publication you submit yours to will be read by the object of your unrequited affection? That is, unless, you’re lucky enough to have a missed connection with someone just as desperate and lonely as yourself.

The reason why I mention Missed Connections today is that someone, specifically Sophie Blackall, has given these lonely paragraphs of text (specifically those belonging to the Missed Connections section of craiglist in NY) an upgrade in the form of various paintings. And they’re also really good.


Monday, August 17, 2009
– m4w – (greenpoint)
asked myself why the letter ‘n’ all night long, then you were gone before i got a chance to ask. also, i saved you a piece of cake.
do you always sit in a circle of asian girls? and sit at the top of the stairs so everyone gets a crush on you when they get to the roof?

is transformed into this…

And this…

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
-w4m -22 (williamsburg)
i bought you that milkshake
you just didn’t realize it.

becomes this…

I think I might like these as much as Postsecret.

For more, check out Sophie Blackall’s Missed Connections blog.

[via Buzzfeed]

An Island from the Volcano September 19, 2009

Posted by Patrick in Muzak.
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Picture 6

Some time ago, I mentioned Volcano Choir, a new side project courtesy of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. The first track from the group’s debut album hit the internet last month, I just wasn’t here to blog about it. It’s called “Island, IS” and as expected, it’s a lot more experimental than the stuff that we’re used to from Vernon.

It’s interesting to hear Vernon’s trademark falsetto vocals over an instrumental loop rather than an acoustic guitar, and while I like “Island, IS”, there’s just too much going on for me. Hopefully the rest of the album will prove more to my taste but for the moment, Bon Iver comes out on top.

Listen below…

Volcano Choir – Island, IS (download)

[Image: Illiot Gould]

Never talk to strangers, give them your camera September 9, 2009

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The idea is simple: leave a disposable camera on a bench with a note tied to it telling the finder to take a roll of photos and then leave the camera back on the bench when they’re done so that the person who left it there can, well, upload them to their website. Okay, it’s not actually that simple, or rather not that common a thing to do. But Jay from theplug.net did just that.

The results are interesting – a mix of random people and places in Atlanta, Georgia. The photography is hardly groundbreaking, but its the idea of a stranger taking photos for another stranger that makes this project noteworthy. It was in fact repeated in a Tokyo park, resulting in yet another crop of stranger’s photos.

So basically what I now want to do is place a disposable camera on a bench for a stranger to find. Or better yet if someone could leave one on a bench near where I live so that I can do it. Thanks in advance.

[Thanks to Anna for the tip, via The Plug]