Wednesday, 19 October 2011

GOOD TIT: Keisuke Yamada

Anyone who makes sculptures out of bananas is a dude in my eyes. He eats them too. I'm sure I could go on some pretentious drivel about edible art that only exists for about 30 minutes but really, the guy carves bananas. Ace.
(the site I stole this from and also more demonstrations of his carvings)

Saturday, 1 October 2011

GOOD TUNE #7: Forest Fire's Fortune Teller

"Tonight, I'm gonna melt some faces with gattling-gun social skills". 
Flippin' wonderful in a scruffy, slightly unnerving, back-water rock'n'roll kinda way. And the lyrics are pretty rad too.
(Just read something on the Guardian comparing them to Fleet Foxes. Well I can't say I've listened to much of their other stuff so I can't comment really, but going on this that is absolute balls: THIS IS WAY BETTER!)

Friday, 30 September 2011

GOOD GUY: Don Kenn

Don Kenn, aka John Kenn Mortenson, from Denmark, was brought to my attention by a lovely friend some months ago, and I was reminded of him upon seeing a guy wearing a t-shirt with a design that had some similarities to his style last week (though by no means as good). His creepy drawings are all done on post-it notes and are the stuff of nightmares, in an absolutely wonderful way. I wish I lived in a world where monsters were real and the landscapes were all decrepit buildings and lakes and bare trees! Sigh. Here's a link to his blog.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

GOOD TUNE #6: Open Rhythms by Bodies of Water

 Entirely hypnotic from the very first note, it makes me feel as though I'm lying in long grass in the late afternoon of a hot day. It's very rare I enjoy anything quite so much as this: lazy riffs, daydreamy vocals, strings et al. If music were food, this would be absolutely delicious.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

GOOD LADY: Heather Mattoon

I think I love her. Her collection of paintings of cats in clothes, all of which are depicted in outfits reflecting their personalities, is totally awesome. And, if you have a spare $500, you can have your own cat painted too (if I could afford it, I definitely would). This cat is Morris, by the way.

(It probably says rather a lot about me that I have just spent the last 2 hours in Madrid's Museo del Prado, and although there was some very impressive stuff there, nothing got me nearly as excited as these did)