Thursday, December 23, 2010

Eyes: Meeting Hattori Hanzō

Sushi chef: What brings you to Okinawa?
Black Mamba: I came to see a man.

Sushi chef: Oh, yeah? You have a friend live in Okinawa?
Black Mamba: Not quite.
Sushi chef: Not friend?
Black Mamba: I never met him.

Sushi chef: Never? Who is he may I ask?

Hattori Hanzo.
[teacup falls and shatters in the backroom]

Hattori Hanzo: You must have big rats you need Hattori Hanzo's steel.

Black Mamba: Huge.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Imagination: Locomotion Photograph 01


original plate from Eadweard Muybridge, THe HUman and Animal Locomotion Photographs which Renée Rossouw featured in a post a while ago. when i saw that 16 frames the urge to turn it into a .gif was unstoppable.

anyone know where i can get hold of the original book, a .pdf copy or a .gif of kylie doing the locomotion?

Imagination: Desktop musing 02


NOTE: i can't seem to find where i got this image so i can't give proper credit. to the person who took this - if you're pissed i'll make it up by emailing you a highfive.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Recommendation: Letter to Jane

I've been mesmerized by the content of Letter to Jane, a multimedia publication operating out of Portland, Oregan. The project is headed by Timothy Paul Moore who contributes most of the content together with an array of interesting artists.


The first issue covers interviews with bands and artists the likes of Passion Pit, Metronomy, Yoko Ono, The Morning Benders, Au Revoir Simone; a photo story by Mr. Moore and Hedi Slimane called American Youth (Hedi's latest shoot with Georgia May Jagger here), a very interesting article covering a discovery of a box of unknown slides and so much more. enough to make any chilled night at home an entertaining one.



The publication is available for download in .pdf format here (small donations are encouraged), also available for online viewing, for sale on the itunes store and a printed version (which i'm super amped to get my hands on).


Monday, October 18, 2010

Eyes: Steve Hughes

seriously brilliant Steve Hughes takes the piss.

(via a hymn)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ears: Oh Land

Oh Land from Denmark is my favourite band at the moment. be sure to check out these two tracks, the epic rooftop live performance and the awesomely eerie "Wolf & I" on their myspace page.


Perfection by OhLand

Sun of a Gun (Yuksek Remix) by OhLand

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nishika: Flip

In memory of my lost Nishika N8000 that was stolen earlier this year. you were the best camera ever.

thanks mimi

Nishika: Sunday


Nishika: Lemon tree

The lemon tree by ~neverk1 on deviantART

click through to deviantArt to view the full animated effect

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Recommendation: I Am Arrows

i found this little gem on my trek through the internets. They're called I Am Arrows from London. they offer a 3 track free EP as a download and it makes for pretty easy listening.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Eyes: Pills music video

so after the madness that was the shoot for Pills in Market Street, Luca Vincenzo and Adriaan Louw produced this little gem of a video. i covered the making of here.

an awesome start to a partnership that holds much promise. stoked.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Imagination: Materialism

a funny (yet occasionally accurate) parody on greed, couples and materialism.
i'm just a bit bummed that the moron's name is 'Dan the Man'. onirie irony.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Imagination: London

just a few more weeks to go before i find myself back in Londonia. *excitement

image by mike lemanski (via

Ears and eyes: Interpol - Lights

Interpol is back with a new video for their latest single Lights, directed by Charlie White.

the band has made the video available for download via their site in full HD glory. (it can be downloaded here - 300mb).

here's what the band had to say about their new video that's going viral:

Before this video is available anywhere else, we’re posting it here as an HD download, free for you. We’re amazed by it, and think you’ll enjoy seeing it as the director intended it to be seen — in high quality. It takes a some time to download, but trust us, it is worth it.

the band's fourth self-titled studio album is set to be released September 2010. video available after the stills.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Eyes: "Pills" Behind the Scenes

Two weeks ago i had the privilege of gracing space with Adriaan Louw and Luca Vincenzo on the set for new The Pretty Blue Guns music video "Pills" off their Cutting Heads album.

After invading my house with wardrobe babes, camera equipment, extras and cases of Black Label, they proceeded to execute one of the most enjoyable music video shoots i've ever had the pleasure of being on. Some happy snaps were taken by Thomas Pepler and can be viewed here.

The launch of the video is to take place next week, 26th of June at Zula Bar, Long Street, Cape Town. i for one can't wait to see what mr. louw and vincenzo cook up on the editing suite.

If you can't wait that long to see the PBG on stage and firing up the crowd, come along to Assembly tomorrow evening for Pirates and Maidens Dress-Up Party. They'll be playing along side Van Coke Kartel, Them Tornados and DJ vibes by Mr. Jaco Haasbroek and Disco Rodeo

some images from the shoot after the jump:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Eyes: Young Man Young Man

Bafana bafana [baˈfɑːna]

(Team Sports / Soccer) South African an African name for the South African national soccer team
[from Nguni bafana the boys]

with the FIFA World Cup exciting people in all four corners of the world our local graphic wizard is conjuring up some epic shapes and colors. i give you a sample of bafana magic.

also check out his award winning work for D&D Hair Design

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eyes & ears: 'Socialisme'

Jean-Luc Godard’s latest film “Socialisme”.

With all that flashing imagery i would love to see how the story ties together. Sooo excited.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ears and eyes: Pretty Blue Guns - Your Warning

after some epic technical trouble (i assume), Adriaan uploaded the 'experimental video' to the
Pretty Blue Guns's Your Warning.

it's a slower tune and ties in nicely with the visuals which has an old school, polaroid, cross processed feel to it. it's like you're seeing a photo album in motion.

directed and shot by Adriaan Louw with additional footage from Tom Pepler

enjoy the weekend!

Ears: the healing arts representing from the lane

i spent my saterday mornings in london waking up on a couch, the sight of massive blue cranes watching over me and very mellow beats humming in the background. two of the four parts of making a day great i'm sharing right here... all you need now is the good company and hotwings.

the occupants of this batcave,
Warren Ali and Tarryn Blackwood, have recently kicked off The Healing Arts Collective and is definitely a space to watch for interesting tidbits on the conduits, sounds and visuals of London. the site is brand spanking new so expect some movement over the next couple of weeks.

but in the meantime, clear a few minutes in the day, blaze a fat one, press play on this and stare at that crane.
it does wonders.

Put Down Your Weapons by The Healing Arts

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Eyes: fertilizer friday, Soho

a evening out and about in Soho

Eyes: drunken euphoria

an oldie. ramfest '09

Eyes: Portishead

i rediscovered Portishead (for the 5th time) and this video directed by Chris Cunningham is the business!

please indulge.

Eyes: Phoenix called, i answered

some images from the phoenix gig at the roundhouse (camden)

(note: these are suppose to be animated .gif's but i don't get any movement. i like the pixelation on it, so i'll leave it up anyway)