Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ben Jamin – Seasons EP

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Ben Jamin released an EP called Seasons, the follow up to his early 2013 EP called Radiowaves. Each song on Seasons is 4:20. News update: Ben Jamin hates smoking weed.

Inhale enough smoke until your feet no longer touch the ground, until you are up in the stars, waving hi (high*) to the haters, coughing out a fog machine in a hazy bar full of slow-motion women who all want to go home with you.

A hog’s leg on the beach. Learning how to surf but focusing on the clouds, floating on your board in the waves and telling your instructor, “Hey, man, what were you just talking about?”

Drive down the highway looking for somewhere to turn, to explore behind sunglasses and cloudy headphones. This whole EP sounds miles away. Distant beauty. A bedroom full of grass. Where the Wild Things Are. Wonders. Distances. Wanabee. Wavey. Seasons.

The whole EP is instrumental, except for the final track, which features Mahalia Simpson (awesome name) singing quietly, like she is another instrument of the wave, like she is humming in the car parked next to you at a stop light.

Get familiar.

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South Korea Launches the Word’s Most Aggressive Carbon Market

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South Korea has made clear their intent to become one of the world’s leading warriors against climate change, and they are willing to back up their assertions with cold, hard, cash. In their effort to lower greenhouse gasses by 30 percent by 2020, the government united their political parties to pass a carbon market proposal by 148-3 vote. They expect the market to be in full force as soon as 2015.

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New Theory Explains Moon’s Wonky Gravity

New Theory Explains Moon’s Wonky Gravity

A strange thing happens to satellites when they’re in the Moon’s orbit. When passing over certain craters, they’ve been known to suddenly change course and plummet towards the surface before pulling back up. Scientists now know how these gravitational anomalies formed.

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A+animal Hospital / jhy architect & associates

Architects: jhy architect & associates
Location: Seodaemun-gu, , Korea
Design Team: Seong woo, Park
Area: 53 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kyung sub, Shin

Cost: 58,000 USD
Client: Min soo, Park

A+ animal hospital interior design ventures what values atypical design could make in 53, offering an utilitarian furniture fit into the programs. It was a critical challenge to make a spacious amusement place for pets, even 5 clinic rooms are necessary to operate the hospital. It was a main concern that the interior image from a street produces a symbol of A+ animal hospital as well as atypical design language produces all the required space in 53㎡. It was important to re interpret programs as much as to design space efficient furniture.

The hall and pets’ amusement area are integrated to make public space as spacious as possible. Atypical shelves made of white washed pine plywood discretize the space into public area_ amusement and hall area and private area_clinic rooms. The shelves function as pet hotel & pet goods display space as well as pet amusement features depending on the position. It resultingly makes the clinic rooms 10cm larger and possibly responds to latent requirements. Multi functioned wood shelves covering all over the public space make the space very warm with lighting system as well as make atmosphere rational but beautiful, generous but dynamic.

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Editor’s Picks: This Sylvia Plath Bio Is the Perfect Beach Read

Today’s pick comes from Racked NY editor Tiffany Yannetta.

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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953, $17.80 at Amazon

Like all former 16-year-old girls, I’ve got a thing for Sylvia Plath. Recently, I picked up her new biography by Elizabeth Winder: Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953. Using the term “beach read” here should come as a compliment. Rather than mimic the Gwyneth Paltrow biopic that portrayed a sullen suicidal poet, the book focuses on Plath’s time as a guest editor at Mademoiselle magazine, where she’s “young, brilliant, and mischievous,” and sounds like someone you’d really want to be BFFs with.

The book is as much a portrait of New York fashion in the ’50s as it is a restructuring of Plath’s legacy. The first few chapters put it in context (and show that some things haven’t changed all that much): “During the war, women had skimped on perfume and gone without nylons—some had even drawn lines up their legs in black ink. Now European designers like Balmain, Balenciaga, and Christian Dior were beginning to design ready-to-wear collections for American department stores. (A Dior dress cost about $1,000; low-priced American copies cost as little as $24.99)”
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World Map Archive: Hand-drawn maps from across the globe reveal regional and individual perceptions

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Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach’s World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on…

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Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier ‘dream team’ to join Marc by Marc Jacobs

In a first for the diffusion line, Jacobs will take a backseat, with the creative team duo in place from autumn/winter 2014

Marc by Marc Jacobs announced on Friday that a new creative team will be in place from autumn/winter 2014. In a first for the label, the Marc Jacobs diffusion line that originally launched in 2001, Jacobs will take a back seat and the British duo Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley will work as creative director and design director respectively.

While Hillier has worked as a consultant for Marc by Marc Jacobs, the return of Bartley to design is particularly exciting. On Twitter, Elle’s editor-at-large dubbed the announcement “brilliant news”, while model Laura Bailey called the duo a “dream team”. Bartley’s own label, Luella, ceased trading in 2009, after the main financial backer pulled its investment. The label, which had been set up in 2001, was known for a playful, very British aesthetic and counted Alexa Chung, Amy Winehouse, Sienna Miller and Gwyneth Paltrow as fans. The Marc by Marc Jacobs collection is geared towards a similar look.

It has been reported that Hillier, who was hired directly by Jacobs, immediately thought of Bartley for the role. The two women are part of a group of Central Saint Martins graduates, which also includes Giles Deacon and Katie Grand – who came to prominence in the early noughties with a playful, pop sensibility sense of style.

Previously a fashion stylist and writer, Bartley infamously agreed to start a fashion line while drunk with Grand. Her first collection, Daddy, I Want a Pony, was shown in Pulp bassist Steve Mackey’s flat; Kate Moss and Giselle Bunchen went on to model for her. Bartley has always received enthusiastic support from the fashion industry. Opening a store on London’s Brook Street in 2007, she won designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards in 2008. She is also a part of Mulberry’s success, designing its bestselling Giselle bag (named after the model) in 2002. Since her label ceased trading, Bartley has written a book, Luella’s Guide to English Style, and taken time out with her family and partner, photographer David Sims, in Cornwall. This return to fashion is unexpected, but will be much welcomed. Speaking to the Observer in 2011, asked if she missed fashion, Bartley answered “not really”. The industry will be very glad she has changed her mind.

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