Monday, August 16, 2010

#107 New Skins series cast

Umm...and the standout babe(s) would be....where?

Nice casting assholes.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

#106 Stationery boners

If you're anything like me and need a mop everytime you open the office stationery cupboard/walk into Gordon Harris, you've probs taken the quality not quantity movement. These two gems are my current stationary obsessions.

The About Blank notebook - no logos, opens fully FLAT, binding where you can rip pages without other pages falling out, opaque paper AND white lines printed on one side so you can write, or ignore and draw. *salivates*

And, Urban outfitters Get the hint adhesive labels.
I can't fucking wait till they arrive, back ordered for another two weeks, (FUCK THAT) I went nuts and bought three packs of the bastards (FUCK YEAH).

Effective office communication through bringing the office LOLZ. Genius.

#105 Rainbows

Now all I need is a unicorn.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

#104 Back to the future

In case you missed it, Monday was 'the future.'

*sigh* Oh to still be a child of the eighties convinced that right now we'd be Tony Stark.

#103 Badge fun

We have one of those guys who comes into work with a different collection of books/toys/carseat organiser-esque type crap each week, that've been gathering dust at their distribution warehouse. They sit there, we have a nosey, and although I've totally banned myself from buying any more from him, in the last two weeks I've bought a badge maker set and a battery operated toy rooster that dances to music and squarks when you wring it's neck. *hangs head*

When I head to Splendour in OZ this month I'm missing out on a family reunion, so thought it'd be awesome to make my parentals and sisters badges with my face on them for the LOLZ. UNTIL I FOUND OUT I CAN'T GET REFILLS AFTER I'VE USED THE TEN. Which places me in a bit of a conundrum as all of a sudden the ten I have now seem real valuable and I wanna do something amazing with them...

More here.

#102 Seaweed

Monday, July 5, 2010

#101 Digital Holga

Nice wee project by industrial designer Saikat Biswas, a digital Holga that retains just the right amount of quirky Holga-radcore-ness. Nice one.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

#100 That u hommes?

*touches water as ripples change Simba's reflection to that of his father *

Appearing on, a men’s fashion editorial for the September issue of Vogue Hommes Japan features Gaga dressed as man. Sorry, I mean her mysterious gender bending alter ego 'Jo Calderone'...

Mail online

#099 The Bare essentials

A self-initiated project by Ashwin Patel, the stereotypical ‘must haves’ of the graphic designer -from mind set and values to tools and appliances.

Get your hands on one here!

#098 Boomin' Granny

Whenever I read something this ridiculous it's pretty much guaranteed to have happened in Oklahoma. Or Hamilton.

An 86- year old woman is currently suing the El Reno police department for tasering her (one would picture while crazily brandishing a rifle Beverly Hillbillies styles - but no)

Hahaha what the hell?

Her grandson's account of events, is that after calling for emergency medical technitions to stop by to help with her medications - 10 officers turned up at the door instead. After telling them to leave they 'became "needlessly aggressive", then "stepped on her oxygen hose until Varner began to suffer oxygen deprivation" before hitting her twice with a taser.' the second hitting her in the chest and causing her to pass out.

Police claim she pulled a kitchen knife from under her pillow and said: "I want to die. I did not call you so get the fuck out of my house."

*crickets sound*

A bit like a fist fight with Steven Hawkins isn't it really (although I imagine he's perfected the 'wheelchair leg swipe' or has some crazy fucked up batman gadgets hidden away for such an occasion lets be fair).

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

#097 Shredding it

Italian street atists Sten & Lex developed a shredded stencil technique, making stencils and pasting them on a panel of wood as a poster. They then paint the whole board black, when it’s dry , remove the stencil leaving some parts on the board, and rounding it off the stencil is destroyed and becomes part of the poster.
Nice one.

Check out more at their flickr

#096 Jay Tweedie likes

lik & dislike store.

#095 Tony Toni Tone

Is it just me or are TV 3 presenters all of a sudden real 'down' with NZ.

Seeing Toni Marsh still presenting the weather last night on 3 news, I was pleasantly surprised the little minx was still going strong, when all of a sudden my ears pricked up at '...a few clouds still mincing around in the arvo.'

Mincing around?!! Weather presenters say mincing around now? But wait, while processing said 'mincing' I then get hit with '...rain will still be cranking it out later in the day.' Cranking it out?!!

No need to be 'down' Toni, we're all sitting here waiting for the 'sun/cloud/rain' symbols while we picture you bouncing on the treadmill at Les Mills, in tights with a thrown up ponytail...

Monday, June 28, 2010

#094 Feelin it

I remember seeing this National Geographic pic last year sometime and staring at it for ages buzzing out for ages about them supporting each other in grief. A gaggle of Chimpanzee's consoling each other, hand on shoulder styles, while one of their clan who passed away of Heart failure was wheeled away for burial.
Animals aye.

I relieved my childhpood of wanting to work at a zoo, until I found out the logistics actually looked better in the brochure, and the chances of me becoming the Lion whisperer as I'd planned were far from the truth. When I was at prep school I used to tell people I wanted to become a Marine Biologist and study the rare amazonian river dolphin cause it sounded real brainy and fuck me people bought it. *flicks quiff*

Stumbled across this vid yesterday where a dog gets hit by a car on a busy motorway, is spotted by another dog, who dodges traffic to get out to him, and CAREFULLY DRAGS HIM TO SAFETY USING HIS PAWS.

I know.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

#093 ROFL

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

#092 Free fall

Blowing up a whole pack of balloons last weekend for my niece and nephew without needing my asthma inhaler, all of a sudden seems less of an achievement...

#091 50 Centaur

...for the record, I'd probably give Canned 50 Centaur meat a bash too...

#090 The new white meat

You'd think selling sparkly Canned Unicorn Meat on April first being a gag was quiiiite obvious, but no. Lawyers from the American Pork Board have proven they apparently have too much time on their hands and/or sit on their sense of humour waiting with baited breath for intellectual property violations. (One would suggest getting out more)

Published on the Canned Unicorn Meat - with the byline 'the new white meat' - seems to have the Pork board lawyers with their knickers in a twist about the fact it comes so close to their trademarked registration of 'The other white meat' hahaha *slaps forehead* The first page of their twelve page cease and desist letter below (click to enlarge)

From thinkgeek's heartfelt apologetic press release

"It was never our intention to cause a national crisis and misguide American citizens regarding the differences between the pig and the unicorn," said Scott Kauffman, President and CEO of Geeknet. "In fact, ThinkGeek's canned unicorn meat is sparkly, a bit red, and not approved by any government entity."

I'd totally eat Unicorn meat just to shit rainbows..

Monday, June 21, 2010

#089 Chk Chk Boooooo

Oh god. The latest Clare Werbeloff fifteen minutes of fame milking highlight? Gracing the last print cover of Ralph (the last print issue ever) in leopard print hotpants and talking about her new Australian 'presenting role'.

Must admit when I watched it again I laughed cause it was all so ludacris. Gotta give the girl credit for capitilising on the fact that half of Australia wanted to bone the hell out of her stupid lying ass...

Groundbreaking interview with Ralph here. (minimal braincells necessary)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

#088 Ride me inside me it's supertight.

Pop starlet Jackie Q (the character Rose Byrne plays in her new comedy Get Him To The Greek)'s new ridiculously oversexualised and over the top comedic modern pop pisstake 'Supertight'

Bahahaha man I love Rose Byrne.

#087 Ming makes cupcakes

I would actually smash the shit out of any of these cup sized cakes of amazingness.

Jump to Ming Makes Cupcakes

Monday, June 14, 2010

#086 Semi-Permanent

It's that time of year again kids, time to dust off your hipster bingo cards and start stamping off the hair quiffs, mac books and iphones, banter about Photoshop content aware fill, pass around your business card, and cry into your Carona about how everyone seems to be kicking arse with their self initated design business's while pretending it was the lime squirting in your eye.
I jibe. (Kind of.)

I've been a regular at Semi-Permanent in Sydney, and now I'm back in Nz am psyched about some quality home-grown speakers. Early birds are still available for in Auckland for what are two inspirational days of the year for sparking that little something that's been sitting dormant through the monotony of the daily design grind. Then there's the after party, where the real work starts.

#085 the Lost Boys

After the Missionaries of Hate doco, I went on a documentary binge with the U.S. series Vanguard. Their latest installation which airs in the U.S. tomorrow, follows the secret cost to young African's trafficked to Europe, under the guise of gaining European contracts.

It's estimated that 20,000 young West African players are currently stranded throughout Europe--trafficked there by predatory agents who snatch them off the fields of Ghana and Senegal and Cameroon promising contracts with big European teams and then abandon them when those tryouts either don't materialize or don't go well.

Vanguard travels from the soccer pitches of Ghana to black market soccer games in Paris exposing the shady underworld of the sport at the forefront of the world mind. It's a well known fact that the search for new talent in Africa exists by FIFA but little is done, and with the amount of money being generated by the world cup in Africa, one would think that giving a little back wouldn't be out of the question...

Check the trailer.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

#084 Gaspard

Speaking of French obsessions, my new French Husband, Gaspard. (How apt.)

#083 Mrzyk & Moriceau

I saw this vid a while ago for Sebastien Tellier's song Look, loved, and went on a internet wander through the work of creators Petra Myrzyk & Jean-Francois moriceau.

Just stumbled across it again and am starting to come to terms with an unhealthy obsession with the French.

Jump to more of their quirky awesomeness with Air's- Sing Sang Sung

Friday, June 11, 2010

#082 What the font?

Answer four simple questions and find out 'which type are you?'

(Van Doesburg seeks like-minded typeface for open relationship/walks on the beach.
No time wasters.)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

#081 Visual Mixtape

A self initiated project by Noe Emberson. 25 of his favourite albums, title/lyrics/shapes and pics from his Reaching For Imperfection photo series.

Ironic I post this after taking the piss out of the vintage formula but these are awesome.

Jump to the whole series.

#080 Hipstermatic

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

#079 Audio bubble

Dear new Wesc headphones. Thankyou for helping me not physically harm anyone at work. From Jay.

#078 Tumeric's the trick

So while investigating which curry place had the honour of delivering winter spicey goodness right to our laps yesterday, Little India's website turned us into a google frenzy about the health benefits of Tumeric. Hooooly shitcakes. Why are we not all SMEARING Turmeric all over out bodies/ sprinkling it on our coffee at every opportunity. It's like a superfood on crack.

From preventing tumours developing, to depression treatment, disinfectant and liver cleansing...even preventing breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice!

(Concern at the fact Mice somewhere in the world are being injected with said spices noted.)

Jump to 20 Health Benefits of Tumeric.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

#077 Design for Life

I've been looking for a Reality TV buzz for a couple of months, and aaalmost thought I'd found it in reality series 'Design for life'.

French Designer Philippe Starck (known as 'french designer of hotels,
transparent louis XV-style chairs and iconic lemon squeezers') is an outspoken supporter of renewable + democratic design, and definately a watchable/likeable character. He challenges 14 english industrial design contestants to create a product/design/concept that follows a design challenge he sets at the beginning. All in the hope of being the last designer standing, to win a 6 month placement at his innovative Paris HQ.

*sigh* It's not the Project Runway + Dragons Den hybrid I wanted, but I'm only up to Ep4, (where they've all been given a rark up). Hopefully things improve and it becomes more than a reality show with 14 designers, coming up with shit ideas, and managing to showcase their shit presentation skills at the same time...

#076 Euphorie

Inter diciplinary collective + boundary pushing + lighting insanity = 1024 Architecture.
Original founders of EXYZT in Paris, 1024 architecture live performances make you feel so smashed you won't mind sober driving (cause I won't be.)

Check out more madness.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

#075 Willy Vergina

Amaaaazing + eerily calm wooden sculptures by Italian artist Willy Verginer. WOODEN.

to his site.

Friday, June 4, 2010

#074 Eat da poo poo

Oh dear. It seems the misinterpretation of homo's has reached new levels with the Ugandan hate campaign to outlaw ALL homosexual acts. Which of course, always involve eating poo apparently.

I know this should be making me angry, but the sheer ridiculousness of it all, and an African accent bearing Pastor repeatedly using the phrase 'Eat da poo poo', is too much for me to handle haha (I'm guessing he hasn't seen Two girls one cup.)

See the disturbingly sad and misguided doco Missionaries of Hate here

(Surely there's an eat da poo poo dubstep remix already...)

#073 Weeeeeeeeight a minute

Ah, why am I not wearing wrist weights when I'm out boozing?!!!

Am I missing something, or did I just come up with THE BRAINIEST BICEP INCIDENTAL EXERCISE IDEA EVER...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

#072 Crybaby

Slays me EVERY time.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

#071 All Saints Cropped Military Boot


(Times like these you wish you had a child to sell...)

Monday, May 31, 2010

#070 Oil be right mate

Graphic designers. Every brand recovery managers worst nightmare...

#069 Ditch the pitch

To be honest, my stomach churned when the 'There's nothing like Australia' tourism pitch was introduced in March.

There's nothing like 'insert country here'.
Uniquely 'insert country here'.
There's no place like 'insert country here'.

Wow. Groundbreaking stuff.

Well to round it all off, some bastard got paid more than I'll make in a lifetime to make this 90 second clip that was 'revealed' (in a 'slip over in a puddle/skirt around your head' kinda way) today. Essentially, a moving collation of tacky 90's Australian istock clips, to the tune of twangy Australians, singing a song (that well could have been written by an eight year old), about themselves.

*throws hands up in air* Just genius.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

#067 Photobooth mask

Hahaha, this photobooth mask by Mark Pernice brought the lolz.