Monday, August 31, 2009

Tim Saccenti's Most Recent Projects

Tim was in Tokyo the last few weeks working on a number of different projects. One being his first ever exhibition. He unveiled Garden of Unearthly Delights at the Diesel Denim Gallery in the Aoyama district of Tokyo this Friday, August 14. The installment "consists of new moving images and prints based around a story that he has been writing about a lone creature that slowly comes to understand its own existence and, through a series of mind-altering events, its purpose for living." Here's a preview.

DIESEL DENIM GALLERY ART EXHIBITION #9, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Timothy Saccenti from Caroline Celis on Vimeo.

Looks mental. I wish it was on in NY. 

Also, here's his latest video work. Can't stand the song. Video is nice and simple. The exploding ice sculptures look great! I'm looking forward to something amazing from him soon enough. I still don't think he's topped the Atlas video for Battles.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Moonmilk by Ryan McGinley

These are collection of amazingly original images by photographer Ryan McGinley.

Starting with my favourite.

Unknown Pleasures

Came across this really cool image remake of Joy Division's album Unknown Pleasures. I couldn't find the source of the image, or who created it. Looks cool though.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


This joke of a blog is ripping off The Sartorialist while doing a great job of proving Irish people can't look as cool as other nationalities and shows how much of a shithole Dublin really is. I really don't see most of these as style. I see them as desperate attempts to be different without any conscious consideration for stylistic taste.

The girl on the left looks like she let a bunch of 4 year olds raid a closet of a wealthy widow and do whatever the hell they wanted. The blokes hair is bent.

I'm guessing before she left her house she asked her mates if she looked good, and like all women, they lied and said she looked "GARJISS!!!", reinforcing her delusion. She just looks like a plump knacker after a tacky dress rehearsal for some cheap play.

Don't be fooled, she isn't actually using a Sid Vicious type scowl in this photo. Contrary to popular belief it is actually the outcome of her genetical north side Dublin inbreeding. She looks like she's about to kick the shit out of the camera person.

I'm well aware that I'm not a stylish person. I like to keep things modest while being well dressed, but I still know when someone looks well, or looks like a bell end.

Irish Dancing Monkeys [Need I say any more?]

Chicane - Poppiholla (Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros) MUSIC VIDEO

Thanks to Aneka for this one. Some knackers have tranced up this Sigur Ros track. To be honest, it's not too bad. I'll never listen to it again, but it could have been a lot worse. It could have turned out something like this.

Monday, August 17, 2009

This is Tim Walkers photo for the current Miss Dior campaign. So she was actually standing on a box. I thought it would have been wires. The above photo seems to be taken by someone on the shoot. It's slightly to the right. What a photo. He's the man. He's mad for balloons.

And voilĂ   

The final result, by Tim Walker

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Coffee cup drawings by Cheeming Boey

I don't know why coffee cups don't have great designs like these on them. Maybe some do. I'm just missing out. These impressive illustrations are fantastic!  They're so detailed. My favourite is the second one down, I think.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Joy Division

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jennifer Livingston projections

Jennifer Livingston's installation art featured videotaped interviews of furniture industry employees projected onto white-painted pieces of furniture. Her project was exhibited in Lenoir's historic Bernhardt-Seagle Building. 

Livingston interviewed 15 people in their homes, asking how they felt about their jobs and what it meant to be laid off, as well as what they predicted for Lenoir's economic future.

"They were very open," she said. "Most were sad because they felt the industry was here for so long and all the people in Lenoir gave so much to the furniture industry. They weren't angry, just sad."

Livingston took the four best interviews, edited each to five minutes, and then projected each one onto a white-painted piece of furniture similar to furnishings in that person's home. She hoped the installation's 3-D effect would help personalize a community concern.

I thought this was a nice concept and the projections look really nice. I'd say it's pretty miserable like some early Nick Broomfield documentary, but with American accents.

Filthy blues from 1935

Thanks to Dermot C for showing me this.

Tim Saccenti shoot for Nightriders

Tim Saccenti during a photo shoot for Nightriders around Williamsburg and Dumbo in Brooklyn.

I really wish I got these Penguin edition posters of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. Unfortunately they're sold out. Absolutely incredible. I have the books, so I'll just glue them to my wall instead.
Georgie Fame

Saturday, August 1, 2009