Friday, April 29, 2011

Metropol Parasol

Following a competition held by the city of Seville, Spain back in 2004, a redevelopment project was initiated to build the Metropol Parasol at the site of the city’s Plaza de la Encarnacíon. Designed by J. MAYER H. Architects, the Metropol Parasol took five years to build at a cost of €90 million and is the world’s largest wooden structure, spanning a total of 12,670 square meters. Featuring a series of interweaving waffle-like panels that architecturally form canopies and walkways, the timber structure will serve as a giant farmer’s market, archeological site and an elevated plaza containing numerous restaurants and bars, marking the city of Seville as the newest urban center and a must-see destination.

Big K.I.R.T. - Children of the World

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Try it before you buy it.

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Beastie Boys


Opening Reception: ¡Lotería, Lotería! (Tres) Art Exhibition
4/30/2011 - 5/7/2011
Bath House Cultural Center

Reception : Saturday, April 30, from 7- 9 p.m.
A Night of Loteria: Saturday, May 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. Meet the artists and play the game using a commemorative deck of cards with reproductions of the original artwork from the show.

This exhibition features 54 local artists who created artwork based on the pictures and symbols from La Loteria, a popular Mexican board game. Loteria resembles a form of bingo that uses pictures instead of numbers. In the game, each player is given a card with 16 squares with pictures and beans to mark the squares that have been called. The first person to get four pictures in a row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally, hollers out LOTERIA and wins the game.

La Lotería is produced by popular artists throughout Mexico. There are different versions of the game, all lovely variations of what remains, essentially, the same symbols. The images from the game depict common everyday objects, places and characters that are easily recognized and significant to the traditions and culture of Mexico.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

John Tesar - The Commissary

The Commissary in the Dallas Arts District’s One Arts Plaza, home to Chef John Tesar’s grass-fed beef Burger Bar as well as Small & Large Plates, and Salumi and Cheese selections.

Sommelier Scott Barber’s wine is available on tap, by the glass, and by the bottle (at 2x wholesale) – buy a bottle to go and get an additional 15% off! Michael Martensen has created exclusive Wine Cocktails, Sangrias and Punch Bowls. Also check out our great selection of Beer.

Serving Dinner and Late-Night. Lunch starting April 29th.

The Twins

The Twins, a short film shot, edited and directed by Ty Evans, stars twin brothers Pierce and Chris Brunner. Only 12-years-old, the boys have already become skateboarding prodigies, winning competitions left and right while landing features in several various skateboarding magazines. Watch above as the two tear up the streets of California like seasoned professionals.

Snoop Dogg f. Willie Nelson - Superman

Snoop Dogg unveils the next visual off his current Doggumentary album and this one’s a true meeting of legends as the Doggfather teams up with folk icon Willie Nelson for “Superman.” It sure is no coincidence that this clip arrived on 4/20. This video features footage from that performance, along with the duo goofing off in the studio. The highlight of the entire collaboration though is Snoop Dogg’s attempt at singing. Enjoy!

Bestie Boys - Fight For Your Right (Revised)

Monday, April 18, 2011

TV On The Radio

So their new album is out, the tour is on full swing, and we should be thankful to have: Watch the 'Nine Types Of Light' Movie Nine Types of Light. It's as much an album as it is a movie by TV on the Radio. The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record, and includes a music video for every song on the new album. The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired to help direct the music videos. Tunde Adebimpe, the director for the full Nine Types of Light movie, storybooked the music videos together with interviews from local New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future.

Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon is a writer from Austin, TX. He is the author of Newspaper Blackout. In his book he makes poems by using newspaper and blacking out words with sharpee until only the words of the poem were left clear. He just recently wrote these very very very very cool tips on writing and drawing. And I am very serious when I use the word very. I don't use it loosely. Anyhow, I'll link up to his blog where he lays out How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me). Very self-explainable. If you are missing the important ingredient to cook up the best creative ideas ever, then you MUST read it. Going thru the article and some of the links there really changed my way I see things now, mainly because I forgot about myself. It was like a slap on the face.

Rainn Wilson

This interview just changed my life. More like a slap in the face kind of change. Enjoy it.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mac Miller - Knock Knock

Check out the first single from Danger Mouse and Danile Luppi’s new album, Rome. The album was inspired by the film soundtrack work of Ennio Morricone, who composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and TV productions, including the classic spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly. The record was recorded at Rome’s Forum Studios, and the album features musicians who actually worked with Morricone.

The album will not be out until May, but you can pick up the 7-inch vinyl of the Jack White’s, Two against One, and Norah Jones, Black on April 16th Record Store Day, via Third Man Records.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blu - The Explanation

TheExplaNation from Johnson Barnes on Vimeo.

Busta Rhymes featuring Notorious B.I.G. – I’ll Knock You Out

Busta Rhymes featuring Notorious B.I.G. - I’ll Knock You Out by Hypetrak

Beastie Boys

All systems are go, as the beloved Beastie Boys prepare to drop their first project in four years. Here is the official trailer for "Fight For Your Right-Revisited", from the Beastie Boys' long anticipated eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.

Dirty Gold - California Sunrise

This track is getting me ready for the summer.

Amangiri Hotel

Penalty Backflip Kick

Picasso’s “Uncontrollable” Sex Drive

Vanity Fair Q&A here.

Das Pop: The Game

Das Pop: The Game from Big Active on Vimeo.


Freshjive Moving Pictures - Bicycle Seat from freshjive on Vimeo.

Sub Zero


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Am I Allowed To Paint This?

YouPlusDallas: Am I Allowed To Paint This, a brief history of Dallas's graffiti scene directed by by Brandon Carmichael, produced by Justin Terveen and shot by both of 'em.

Skating Christchurch After Earthquake

Earthquake cracks are the new gaps.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi “Rome” Trailer

There’s no doubt that the talents of Danger Mouse are in heavy demand. Mixing Jay-Z with The Beatles and backing up Cee Lo Green with a mainstream-friendly sound earned him production credits for the likes of The Black Keys, Broken Bells, Danger Doom and Beck. However, Danger Mouse also has a passion project going on with Italian composer Daniele Luppi called Rome. The fairly secretive project took five years to create songs inspired by their shared love of of classic Italian film scores from the 1960s. Capitol Records has confirmed a new U.S. release date of May 17, 2011 for this collaborative effort and sent out a visual teaser that you can watch above.