Monday, December 10, 2007

art links - psychadelic & contemporary

Deuse Seven's work reminds me of the interloper and the pattern.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunapark/sets/72157594550041250/

See Alex Grey
http://www.cosm.org/

Read more timothy leary and terrence mckenna

also cool:

http://www.vinerstudio.com/

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

art links - modern pop/feminism

some jeff koons samples i haven't seen before (made in heaven is not work safe):
http://www.xs4all.nl/~exadega/koons/index.html

Vanessa Beecroft:
http://www.designboom.com/portrait/beecroft.html

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Häjyt

film reco from t.n.:

Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third man involved in the robbery, the one who was not convicted, has become a policeman. He tries to help his friends to settle into the small town in Pohjanmaa, but the boys start a black market liquor business instead. The road seems to lead back to the jail.

and from d.f.:

reign on me

Thursday, November 22, 2007

New Customized Leather Goods - Pumas & Bags


I just finished a leather customization/painting project. Here is a highlight - my new Interloper Edition Winter Puma Sky II's in white & red. Click on the title above to see the full set on my Flickr page!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

stockholm housing info

http://www.checkin.se/stockholm/apartment01.php

Zwart Piet

parody from boom chicago




dutch women dancing to hip hop in their living room


Excerpt from "Six To Eight Black Men"
By David Sedaris
full text:
http://people.cornell.edu/pages/bs16/Christmas/6_to_8_black_men.txt

"Is it just him alone?" I asked. "Or does he come with backup?"

Oscar's English was close to perfect, but he seemed thrown by a
term normally reserved for police reinforcement.

"Helpers," I said. "Does he have any elves?"

Maybe I'm just overly sensitive, but I couldn't help but feel
personally insulted when Oscar denounced the very idea as grotesque
and unrealistic. "Elves," he said. "They're just so silly."

The words silly and unrealistic were redefined when I learned that
Saint Nicholas travels with what was consistently described as "six
to eight black men." I asked several Dutch people to narrow it
down, but none of them could give me an exact number. It was always
"six to eight," which seems strange, seeing as they've had hundreds
of years to get a decent count.

The six to eight black men were characterized as personal slaves
until the mid-fifties, when the political climate changed and it
was decided that instead of being slaves they were just good
friends. I think history has proven that something usually comes
between slavery and friendship, a period of time marked not by
cookies and quiet times beside the fire but by bloodshed and
mutual hostility. They have such violence in Holland, but rather
than duking it out among themselves, Santa and his former slaves
decided to take it out on the public. In the early years, if a
child was naughty, Saint Nicholas and the six to eight black men
would beat him with what Oscar described as "the small branch of
a tree."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Unemployment in the Netherlands

http://www.expatica.com/actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=6&story_id=1653

https://www.werk.nl/portal/page/portal/werk_nl/werknemer/direct_doen/inschrijven_bij_cwi