Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Diana Vishneva in F.L.O.W (For Love Of Women).


Friday, December 4, 2009


Directed by Daniel Askill of Collider, These New Puritans slow the visuals down to a crawl for their new percussive assault of a single We Want War. The new album Hidden is out Jan 18th 2010.

Edit: The Askill brothers Jordan and Daniel are now collaborating under Askill Projects. Not much there at the moment, just links to their other individual sites, but maybe hang around in the future for updates as to which direction the talented Askill compass is pointing.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Baby's On Fire

The Great British Synth Documentary

Amazing documentary for all of you interested in the sonics of silver and the magic of machine. Dial up your square wave and oscillate around this visual velodrome, coming courtesy of the British Broadcasting Corporation's dusty reels.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Paul Rand

An Interview With Paul Rand, 1991

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Alexander McQueen S/S 2010 Womenswear

It was really good.

R.I.P. Irving Penn

Irving Penn Girl in Bed (Jean Patchett), New York 1949

Penn died today of unknown causes, he was 92.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Urs Fischer's sculptural abstractions and installations manage the monochrome much better than most, to the point where I'm wondering if anyone with pockets to the ground has rung him up about some interior decoration? Not trying to trivialise the man or his work, but I'd certainly be giving Gavin Brown a call if I was planning on renovating my NYC loft/Spanish illa/penthouse/super yacht.

Katharina Grosse

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hans Memling, Das Jüngste Gericht 1473

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Karlie Kloss by Annie Leibovitz for US Vogue, September 2009

Feeling particularly susceptible to people thinking I'm taking a lo-fi tangent with this blog considering the new layout and the two last posts. The time I have for anything that does not propogate ideas that are able to obtain or already possess the ability to make money = 00:00 Jpg's are excluded from this, and thus when they make it up here it is a guilty pleasure that I personally am indulging in. Annie Leibovitz is also blowing it at the moment, how many people in the universe took out 15 million dollar loans in the middle of the largest recession in their lifetime, let alone how many did so who are employed in artistic industries. Fail Annie.

Mistake The Beautiful

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Layout

The black was getting too heavy, and the irony of a Muse de Mugler stagnating became too much. Here's also a drawing I did so you have something to look at whilst you're not reading this.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Norman Mclaren, Pas De Deux, 1968

Scott King

Scott King, Brian, 2008

Scott King, a man probably best known for his TEMPORARY EYESORE comission erected next to the Tate Modern in 2008, is on the panel for a publication due out in November by Kunstverein München curators Stefan Kalmár (also the acting director for Artists Space) and Daniel Pies. When it comes to his work, even Walt Disney has to Marvel at the way he embraces graphic design via the obvious mathematical homonym. Working with pie charts, scattered bar graph's and Venn diagrams might seem a little clinical for those students scribbling on their desk in the back of maths, but he's also been drawing moustaches on photographs for at least 20 years longer than I have. The book should be a treat, proving true the contested idiom that "Everything new is necessary"

Monday, September 7, 2009

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Dante Et Virgile au Enfers 1850

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka got behind the design wheel in the refit of Issey Miyake's Pleats Please store in Aoyama, Tokyo. Results come care of recycled car aluminium, glass and steel keeping themselves warm under some particularly white light. No longer playing second fiddle to Issey Miyake's design orchestra, the interior architecture is most definately the mortar to Miyake's blocks of colour. He'll be in London dropping the curtain on his project for Camper on the 25th of September, which should be a pretty interesting kettle in comparison.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back from Europe, soon to sit some ducks well within your retinal range. Not promising any stuffed animals.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Costa del Sol

Be here for the next ten days, see you later.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

John Wesley

Birthday, 1990

John Wesley, the man almost single handedly responsible for making the work of people like Parra and So Me socially acceptable, is currently the subject of a massive retrospective containing some 150 works. Coming from both private collections and prestigious museums, the works are being displayed in a space on the tiny Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore, which conveniently coincides with the Venice Biennale. The show will run from now until October at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

As for those not able to summon up the euros, the web is bringing forth a plethora of photos from the show and other John Wesley rarities that are worth googling.

Monday, June 8, 2009

BusyBeingBetter Mixtape

Matthew Day Jackson, Apollo Space Suit (After Beuys), 2008

After what has become a lengthy hiatus, BUSYBEINGBETTER is back with something that will slide you through the next 17:34

Busy Being Better Mixtape Vol. 1


1. Global Communication - 8:07 (1994)
2. So I'm Jo - Time Machine (2009)
3. Maze & Frankie Beverley - Twilight (1989)
4. The Orb - Majestic (1992)
5. Tracy Ackerman - Love Hangover (Extended Dub) (1986)
6. Grace Jones - Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'envole (1978)
7. Hercules & Love Affair - Roar (2008)
8. Opus III - It's A Fine Day (1991)
9. Etienne Daho - Tombé Pour La France (1985)

Friday, April 3, 2009


The latest project from the genius minds of the multidisciplinary Askill brothers, two young men behind Australia's premier production company Collider, is a collaboration with the Sydney Dance Company and choreographer Rafael Bonachela. Bonachela, in follow up to 360° from last year, worked together with Jordan and Daniel to create We Unfold, which, with Daniel in charge of video and Jordan responsible for costuming should be nothing short of extreme spectacle for those yet to catch it. It's on as of last Tuesday (31st) until the 11th of April, with premium tickets at $70, $40 if you want to be up there in the Gods.

Althought the TV commercial is painfully Channel Ten, I expect more from ex-Dior Homme jewellery designer Jordan who whilst still at Tafe here in Sydney was selling prints to Alexander McQueen, especially when working with his award winning film director of a brother Daniel. As for Rafael, click here if you missed the first link to watch the trailer to 2008's 360°.


Monday, March 23, 2009


Colby Bird, Ring Flash Self-Portrait with $6 Champagne-Wrapping Gold Teeth, 2006

There'll be more extensive news soon. In the meantime check out Colby Bird try get swagger like us at CRG if your in the area. Known for his highly conceptual sculpture and artistic obsession with hip-hop, it'll probably be pretty interesting, starts this Saturday the 28th at CRG Gallery in NYC.

If you can't get into that, some bands that have some new things in the works that could be good can be found at the following links:

Emperor Machine
In Flagranti

Or just check a tumblr or two, here's mine that no one ever looks at, and here's some other's that are more accessible. Ffffound owes them a couple of dollars for sure.

Yimmy's Yayo

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Fever Ray, When I Grow Up (Directed by Martin de Thurah)

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Helmut Newton Foundation

Marie Claire, 1973

Nova, 1973

Got back from Berlin/London last week, one of Berlins greatest modern cultural attractions has to be the Helmut Newton Foundation. Magazine clippings, Helmut Newton's personal camera and prop collection as well as huge lifesize prints, works by Alice Springs and an extremely well stocked Taschen bookstore are what's discovered upon entry, which is free if you find yourself there on a Thursday night between 6 and 10pm. Curated by Dr. Matthias Harder, a man with a somewhat encyclopaedic knowledge of photography (in particular that from Germany), it's definately one of the most impressively cohesive artist based museums(especially when you've just been to the comparitively boring Salvador Dali museum which only recently opened in Berlin's forward thinking Postdamer Platz).

Currently showing is the exhibition Helmut Newton: Fired, containing work that was produced after being fired from French vogue for failing to adher to an apparent obligation he had to remain monogomaus to the publication.

Helmut Newton Foundation
Jebensstrasse 2
D - 10623 Berlin

Phone +49 30 3186 4856
Fax +49 30 3186 4855


P.s. A couple of photo's of the visit can be found somewhere here in the archives.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yayoi Kusama

Dots Obsession - New Century, 2000

Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years is now open at the MCA in Sydney. From 1965's Infinity Mirror Room - Phalli's Field to 2008's Clouds, the exhibition is a worthy retrospective, if not a little colourless, especially for those so fond of her particular brand of polka dotted dementia.

Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years
February 25th - June 8th
MCA Sydney

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Taryn Simon

Playboy, Braille Edition

The art collection of the C.I.A., cryogenic freezing units, braille editions of premier men's mag Playboy and the only legal marijuana crop in America. These are but some of the images found within Taryn Simon's investigative and particularly interesting portfolio. Plunging into her work like a dead weight in a deep ocean, Simon manages to colour in between the lines created by countless inquistive conversations and considerations.

Her work currently hangs on the walls of a few galleries around the globe, most notably at The Photographers Gallery in London until April 12, as a contender for the The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, the Met in NY until March 22 as part of Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography and as of tomorrow, the OK Centre for Contemporary Art (Linsz, Austria) till April 26th as part of the Biennale Cuvée.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


iPhone got stolen in London, current mood redefines unkeen.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Fernando Mastrangelo, Avarice

Fernando Mastrangelo, one of many artists featuring at this years
Volta Show NY
which takes place in March.

March 5th - 8th
7 West 34th Street
betw. 5th Ave. and 6th Ave

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Berghain, located in a converted power plant

Possibly be heading to the Germanic capital next week. Places of interest so far include the Berghain nightclub in Friedrichshain, the current home of European techno, considering the relative simmer down that the Tresor has encountered due to its change of venue. Upstairs in Berghain hangs the photographic work of Turner Prize winner Wolfgang Tillman looming over a dancefloor with a ceiling so high you may as well be outside. Downstairs on the bottom floor, in true Eurotrash style, the Berghain features a dark room generally reserved for sexual or otherwise illicit encounters (the kind of place you'd find yourself swinging like a rusty gate, tongue deep in a close friend after too many absinthes). As well as an amazing exterior and music deeper and darker than the rabbit hole, it's considered quite unfashionable to arrive before at least 3AM, and the club operates a 24 hour licence so don't be suprised if upon your exit you find the sun setting as opposed to rising.

As for the Tresor, it's still operating today albeit on less hallowed grounds. On the 14th of Feb what might be the first of a few Adventure Circus Club will be in full swing, promising "an excursion into a world of pantomime, machine-beings, acrobatics and shadow dancers that, next to extensive displayed visuals will provide an unforgettable adventure". Something I don't doubt, with the interior of the club as industrious as it is.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

100th Post

Just got the internet back at home. Expect some more updates soon, good ones.
Tumblr is active

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rick Owens

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Little. Forever.

Luis Gispert, Smother (Trailer) 2008

Luis Gispert, Let Them Lose Their Souls, They’re Animals Anyways 2008

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Blair Thurman, Vanishing Point 1999

Friday, January 2, 2009