– Thanks dad!
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design by Debbie Millman
I’d like to check this out.
– via Brand New
Yourchitect.com The home page of home design
– Thanks Nicole!
Master turntablist Rob Swift is getting ready to release his boundary-pushing new album The Architect on Ipecac Recordings later on this month. Using his newfound love of classical music as inspiration he has created a conceptual piece of work, which has as much in common with Mozart as it does with Grandmaster Flash. Orchestral strings and organs mingle with fierce breakbeats and expert scratching.
For a sample of the album check out the song “Rabia – 2nd Movement“ here.
– Thanks Anna!
The Graphic Design Portfolio of Ben Barry. How nice! And an interesting web sorting by category device.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice
and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
Since I’m not posting movies regularly any more, this is a Friday post.
Pelada — Formerly, the Soccer Project
Two players. 25 countries. One game.
Away from professional stadiums, bright lights, and manicured fields, there’s another side of soccer. Tucked away on alleys, side streets, and concrete courts, people play in improvised games. Every country has a different word for it. In the United States, we call it “pick-up soccer.” In Trinidad, it’s “taking a sweat.” In England, it’s “having a kick-about.” In Brazil, the word is “pelada,” which literally means “naked”—the game stripped down to its core. It’s the version of the game played by anyone, anywhere—and it’s a window into lives all around the world.
Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn’t quite make it to the pros. Not ready for it to be over, they take off, chasing the game. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play.
Can this be any more amazing? Watch the trailer here.
See it at SWSX Austin, March 12-20…
– Thanks Chris!
Filed under: Book | Tags: Paul Smith, You Can Find Inspiration in Everything
You Can Find Inspiration in Everything * and if you can’t look again by Paul Smith
Had it not been for a serious bicycle accident, at age 17, which put an end to his hopes of becoming a professional cyclist, we might never have known Paul Smith. With his classic style, ubiquitous stripes and modern twists, he personifies all that is fun, smart, elegant and, yes, goofy. This book is a delight. [ECB]
- via Design Observer
Sandy Chilewich continues to discover ways to push textiles beyond their comfortable and sometimes monotonous context.