Monday, December 24, 2012

Devastating News: RIP to the Miraculous Marva Whitney!!!!

Absolutely gutted to hear of the news of the loss of the miraculous Marva Whitney. Had always held out hope that I might get to see her one day with Osaka Monaurial. RIP to a beautiful, awe-inspiring, incomparable woman! For more see the NME obit. Still hope everyone has a happy holiday. xo, B.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Random EPIC Color for the Day: 1766 Color Wheel

Marveling at this hypnotically dense + epically vibrant color wheel from 1766, one of Scott Christianson's 100 Diagrams That Changed the World via Brain Pickings. Happy holidays all! x, B.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Random Aesthetics for the Day: Crystal Aqua Trees @ Tokyo's Sony Building

Swooning over the color + vibrancy of this motion sensor-driven light installation as part of the annual charity drive @ Sony Tokyo's Ginza headquarters! Thanks to designboom for another jewel.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

BREATHTAKING Visuals for the Weekend: Time-Lapse Video of Olson Kundig's Roof-Raising Beachfront House

Shadowboxx from Röllerhaus on Vimeo.

Thanks to Architizer for this miraculous time-lapse video depicting 24 hours in Olson Kundig's awe-inspiring beachfront house with a RETRACTABLE ROOF! In the San Juan Islands off the coast here in Washington, I'd love to find it. Hope you all enjoy! x, B.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Free Holiday Gift from Wah Wah: Free Scrimshire!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Not Quite Random Aesthetic + Sonic Sublimity from a Beautiful Man: Diego Stocco's Custom Built Orchestra

Diego Stocco - Custom Built Orchestra from Diego Stocco on Vimeo.

Absolutely marveling at this incredible piece of work from Diego Stocco, who also happens to be as lovely as he is brilliant! Having grown up as an industrial boy + revisiting some of my roots lately even more than usual this is especially welcome. I'm fairly certain that the fact that this reminds me of SPK, Test Dept., Einsturzende Neubauten, Laibach, + so on isn't a coincidence. Either way, I'm in love! Thank you Designboom.... x, B.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Random Aesthetic Loveliness of the Day: Okkervil River Gig Poster by DKNG Studio

Okkervil River from DKNG Studios on Vimeo.

Having a bit of illustration envy here (I make no claims otherwise—I'm a designer, not an illustrator + am still looking for the right illustrators to collaborate with) but I am still LOVING this understated but monumentally vibrant poster for a recent Okkervil River gig in Baltimore by DKNG Studio. I'll be honest, the band don't do much for me, but they clearly have stellar taste, + DKNG's standard of exquisite work has never been more evident. The process clip is just an extra bonus jewel. xo, B.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Short Clip I've Created for One of My Favorite Saint Etienne Songs!

This is a brief new design project—a clip for one of my favorite Saint Etienne songs (from the achingly rare Misadventures of Saint Etienne) that had been missing on YouTube. The most I've ever played around in iMovie, new territory (doing a proper film title job I'd have someone else handling the tech aspects—this is just me playing around) but I am fairly happy with the graphics! With the first of Saint Etienne's US dates confirmed (@ Lincoln Hall in Chicago on October 29), it seemed a lovely time to post it.... Sadly it appears that there won't be a Seattle show (For those of you who didn't know I moved to Seattle in June—to a radiant spot on 13th Ave. in Capitol Hill that's such a beautiful change of pace from the awful Long Beach ghetto I was living in that it truly cannot be put into words. I'll be posting in more detail @ some point but for now you can see plenty by following me on Instagram @eleganthoodlum (or by viewing my feed on Followgram)). Not much likelihood I'll be able to get to SF for the show there so I'll have to content myself with the incredible Decibel Fest coming up here + recollections of the two times I saw Sarah, Pete + Bob before. In the meantime, hope you enjoy this! x, B.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Not Quite Random Monumentally Epic + Wondrous Aesthetic Genius for the Day: Tilt-Shift Rio Carnaval

Thanks to my dear friend Craig Hobbs for turning me on to The City of Samba, an EPICALLY EXQUISITE + VIBRANT film via This is Colossal! Filmed at Rio's 2011 Carnaval in tilt-shift photography, the color + spectacle are given a whole new, monumentally wondrous slant! Take my word for it—this is essential viewing! xo, B.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Random Aesthetic Loveliness of the Day: Floral X-Rays by Brendan Fitzpatrick

I'll be the first to admit I'm terrible about adding a large amount of the aesthetic wonders/inspiration I find on a daily basis on here (Unlike my Facebook wall, where I post EVERYTHING—if we're not yet friends, please feel free to add me!), but sometimes something comes along that's just so utterly, completely, ineffably breathtaking that I have to add it...... These awe-inspiring "floral x-rays" by Brendan Fitzpatrick are one instance where I couldn't let it go without posting it! Thanks to This is Colossal for sending it my way! xo

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Not Quite Random Sonic Loveliness for the Day: An Absolute Stunner from Gang Colours!

I've just fallen madly in love with this mix! The best yet from Gang Colours! More stellar quality from Gilles P. + the Brownswood family...... Thanks to FACT mag for sending this my way! Enjoy! xo, B.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Far from Random Sonic + Aesthetic Loveliness for the Day: GILLES P. WORLDWIDE AWARDS 2012!

LeFtO Films: Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards 2012 from Lefto on Vimeo.

It's well known how much I've been pining to live in London since I was about 8 years old, + with the dismal state of our backward country that's been growing exponentially for years, especially in the last 3, so it's a bit masochistic how much I keep up with everything happening not just in London, but everywhere in the UK.... That said—I won't stop because as a graphic designer, DJ, + just as a human being it's also inspiring + I can't squelch the drive to keep up! This footage from last weekend's annual Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards fete is gorgeous, w/ plenty of my favorites, including Gang Colours, the ever-BEAUTIFUL Kutmah, Austin Peralta + Thundercat, Jamie XX + more, all presided over by GP himself looking mighty dapper in a white suit........ Another of those clips that makes the night look like pure magic (in the resplendent halls of Koko, which I've of course heard about for years but had never seen before), + making me pine to have been there! Enjoy! xo, B.