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That Socks

September 23rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

When our buddy Dave sent us these Hokusai-print socks (pictured above) via Fashionably Geek, I got crazy excited.

Immediately, I was like, “I want In the Hollow of a wave off the coast of Kanagawa on my tootsies!” Why? FRACTALS! Perfect fractal geometry as presented in art, right on my feet! Who wouldn’t want that (mathletes, c’mon, you’re with me here)??

Then I took a closer look at the landscape. That’s not the coast of Kanagawa.

Then a closer look at the waves. Those aren’t fractals.

So hunh. They’re just doodley Hokusai-print socks.

I guess that’s still cool.

Just not as cool.

Or not cool at all. Totally fract up.

[Fashionably Geek: My Socks Told Me Where To Go]

Thanks, Dave!

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Obama’s On a Roll… Or, Rather, He Is One

April 29th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Uh, YEAH. If that’s on the chef’s menu, Yes We Will totally have it.

Eat that, Prez-haters!

[via LA Weekly]

Thanks, Carlo!

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Yet Another Reason To Be a Democrat? We’re Better At Arts and Crafts

September 4th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

After being awestruck by the brilliant, eye-popping podium of the DNC, didn’t you think that the RNC, with all of their awesome fat cat money, would do something even bigger, badder, redder?

Something, at least, better than…

…this, right? I mean, that LCD screen is really BIG, and while it’s not particularly innovative it’s, well, it’s BIG, and it’s…fuckinamericanandBIG! Okay, well, now that I think about it, I suppose the design of the stage seems pretty appropriate, after all.

But didn’t you think that with so much beautiful imagery being manifested by Obama supporters across the country, the Republicans would step it up and put their pens to paper and backs to the grind to try and come up with the kind of imagery that would really put those lazy, poor, backwards liberals to shame? With the abundance of awesome moms and dads and their collective investment in family values and education and school, shouldn’t they, after all, be experts at rad poster-making? Shouldn’t they at least have neat-o paint pens and glitter and metallic fringe and stuff?

Well, they certainly tried:

Construction paper layers. Saw it myself.

Don’t worry, these people don’t own markers. Those
aren’t even hockey moms. A bunch of (questionably talented)
teenagers handed all of the signs out before taping started.

Hmm. Maybe I had too much “hope” in the Republicans’ creativity. My bad!

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Thanks, Yosi!

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What in Holy Nagi Noda Is That???

July 28th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

You may or may not remember the Poodle Exercise Video (aka “FITNESS VIDEO for being appraised as an ‘EX-FAT GIRL’”). If you don’t, take a look; I guarantee it will soon be the coolest thing about your Monday morning. Nagi Noda, the creator of the poodle video, is a trippy Japanese artist who has directed music videos, commercials (for Nike and Coca-Cola), and short films, as well as created many interesting art objects, like the “Hanpanda” (half-Panda, half-other animal) and–her most recent creation–”Hair Hats”:

I swear to God it’s only a matter of time before you see one of these on some hipster in Echo Park or Atwater Village. And, frankly, nothing would delight me more, even though I hate hipsters.

To view more Hair Hats and other weirdly awesome stuff by Nagi Noda, go to her official website. Girlfriend even has a fashion label, too.


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July 25th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

“Oh, hello everyone. I thought, at first, that I would apologize for looking this way. I had an accident involving a wedding cake on my way here. But then I thought, this is fabulous. This is art. Maybe I can curate a whole show of me running into wedding cakes. That would be so Fluxus and groovy. Can’t you see something like this in MoMA’s permanent collection? Who’s with me?”


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