Monday, August 31, 2009

Band of Outsiders Fall/Winter '09 Featuring Jason Schwartzman

Shots from Band of Outsiders new Fall/Winter fashion starring Max Fischer, er..Jason Schwartzman on the streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles.

More shots at Swipelife.

Learn Something Every Day

Learn Something Every Day is a site that gives you random facts with simple drawings. I love it!

A Song A Day: Blue Monday

An obvious choice for obvious reasons.

Artist: New Order
Song: Blue Monday
From: Substance

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Song A Day: Cannonball

I know you, little libertine
you're a real coocoo

Artist: The Breeders
Song: Cannonball
From: Last Splash

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Song A Day: French Navy

I wanted to control it but love, I couldn't hold it

Artist: Camera Obscura
Song: French Navy
From: My Maudlin Career

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Song A Day: Trains to Brazil

'cause days don't get you far when you're gone

This tune is fantastic.

Artist: Guillemots
Song: Trains to Brazil
From: Through the Windowpane

Picture taking is fun.

It's been a long hot summer and the latest hobby to occupy my time has been Lomography. It pretty much started when I was bored and decided I wanted to finally buy myself a Polaroid camera because I always loved the dreamy qualities of the instant image and its vignetting. However, much to my chagrin, I found out that Polaroid had discontinued producing the instant film for their classic Polaroid cameras. That is when I decided that I was going to experiment with "toy cameras" instead. Eventually my choices narrowed down between the Holga and the Diana F+; I went with the Diana F+ and I'm very happy I did. Unlike the instant gratification of digital cameras, Lomography uses film which can yield some unpredictable but great results...but you won't know what you get until you develop the film! And perhaps the best part about it all is that both the Holga and Diana cameras are fully customizable to fit your needs, which was great news to me when they introduced the Diana Instant Back+ because it meant that I get to turn my Diana into a Polaroid camera after all! If you're sick of all your pictures looking the same (and you don't have/care for photoshop) then I recommend picking up your very own "toy camera" too.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Song A Day: 1901

For a minute thought I couldn't tell how to fall out

Artist: Phoenix
Song: 1901
From: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Song A Day: Pulling Our Weight

We'll find love
The kind we're dreaming of...
And even in time
We'll give in to crime
We'll be on the line
Pulling our weight

Artist: The Radio Dept.
Song: Pulling Our Weight
From: Pulling Our Weight EP

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Song A Day: Bed for the Scraping

I'm sick with this I'm sick with this
Situation avoided or just missed?
My own sweet time says it's ten twenty four
Hardly recognise simple things anymore
I don't want to be defeated
This is the point
This is the manifest
Bed for the scraping
Dirty little secret
Reason for the gathering consequence
What else is there to do
But go outside and look around look around

Artist: Fugazi
Song: Bed for the Scraping
From: Red Medicine

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dirty Diana...Now MINI-Sized

"The Diana Mini has big shoes to fill being the little sister of the classic beauty Diana F+. Luckily the “Mini” was born a star in her own right. With the flick of a little switch you can move from the retro square format to the amazing Half-Frame, giving you the ability to Shoot Forever, packing 72 shots onto one 35mm film!

The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+ camera. This little queen of convenience allows you to shoot square format or half-frame pictures using standard 35mm film – that’s 72 rectangular half-frames or 36 square images on one roll! To further enhance creative possibilities, we’ve thrown in Multiple Exposure and Long Exposure features, a tripod mount, and a cable release attachment – a first for the Diana!

• Pocket-sized and ultra-compact
• Uses convenient 35mm film and standard development
• Allows you to shoot 72 rectangular half-frames or 36 square pictures on one 35mm roll!
• Multiple exposure, long exposure capabilities
• Tripod thread and cable release attachment available"

It's available here: Mini Diana

I just bought F+ a month ago and now this comes out with the ability to use 35MM film. Dirty, Diana, dirty, dirty. Guess I might have to pick this up too.

A Song A Day: Damaged Goods

Sometimes I'm thinking that I love you but I know it's only lust.

Artist: Gang of Four
Song: Damaged Goods
From: Entertainment!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Song A Day: Crocodiles

I don't want to look back
I can't look around
I don't wanna see it comin' 'round

Artist: Echo and the Bunnymen
Song: Crocodiles
From: Crocodiles

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Song A Day: Llyod I'm Ready to be Heartbroken

Hey Lloyd, I'm ready to be heartbroken
'cause I can't see further than my own nose at this moment

Artist: Camera Obscura
Song: Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken
From: Let's Get Out of this Country

Adidas Nizza Hi X Porter

Adidas have collaborated with Japanese luggage company Porter (Yoshida Co.) to bring you the Nizza Hi X Porter which sports a black padded nylon and orange lining similar to Porter's famed TANKER series of bags and the feature that sold me: a zipper down the heel to make putting on/taking off high-tops as easy as ABC. Get it at Adidas and it even comes with a Porter bag for carrying your shoes. I just received mine today.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Song A Day: Summer Song

Summer came up and saved us all
When Summer came up we sang along
We stayed up talking all night long
So move your feet to the summer song

Artist: Yacht
Song: Summer Song
From: See Mystery Lights

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Song A Day: Too Drunk To Fuck

Dead Kennedys' rambunctious punk rock classic gets a bossa nova makeover from this quirky French group.

Artist: Nouvelle Vague
Song: Too Drunk To Fuck
From: Nouvelle Vague

Friday, August 14, 2009

BADASS: DORYU 2-16 Pistol Camera

"A video camera for your inner Jack Bauer. The DORYU 2-16 uses the same C-mount found on a 16mm camera with a mounted Cine-Nikkor 25mm F1.4 lens. Believe it or not, this is an actual Japanese police issue camera that is very rare to find. One lucky guy that actually owns this piece of equipment, and it is Japan’s Dr. Ryu Koakimoto." via Swipelife

So cool.

A Song A Day: It Was a Good Day


Artist: Ice Cube
Song: It Was a Good Day
From: The Predator

Hear it in the Nike SB (Skateboarding) Promo video featuring Paul "P-Rod" Rodriguez:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pew! Pew! Chomp! Chomp!

Very fun and neat photography by Patrick Runte

A Song A Day: No One Said This Would Be Easy

If an indie band made a 007 James Bond tune. From their fantastic new album.

Artist: The Postmarks
Song: No One Said This Would Be Easy
From: Memoirs At The End of the World

These are My Twisted Words by the Greatest Band in the Universe

At least one morsel of good news has come out in the last two days, a new track mysteriously appeared on the At Ease message board and is titled "These are My Twisted Words." Perhaps leaked by Radiohead themselves?

DL: These Are My Twisted Words (MP3)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Bathing Ape Fall 2009 Collection

"Originally spotted within their 2009 Fall Style Manual, Japanese streetwear leader A Bathing Ape is now making their series of ties available throughout various flagship stores. Included are classic ties and bow ties, all sporting stand-out pattern choices, including a vibrant camouflage piece and plaid options. All can be found via select Bape retail locations." via: Hypebeast

I'm really digging these BAPE plaid bow/skinny ties. Guess I've gotta find a store nearby when I accumulate the funds.

I need one of these next to my bed.

via: olivia munn

For the Ladies: Sanrio X A Bathing Ape

"Following up on their numerous previous collaborations as well as their joint pop-up shop within the Isetan Shinjuku Department Store, A Bathing Ape unveil the full lineup from their capsule collection alongside Sanrio. Featured are a wide variety of different items, including various graphic selections, fleece, accessories, and footwear, more specifically four new colorways in the brand’s Skullsta model." via Hypebeast

Baby Milo + Hello Kitty = The makings of a fun collaboration. Do it, ladies.

A Song A Day: Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?

...Because I needed an excuse to post some Zooey Deschanel.

Artist: She and Him
Song: Why Do You Let Me Stay Here
From: Volume One

The fun video featuring her 500 Days of Summer partner in crime: Joseph Gordon-Levitt