Month: July 2010

Safari London

I have been meaning to blog about short film Safari London by Rick Symonds and Roddy Macintyre for a while now. The film was shot for the 2009 International Bicycle Festival and was shown world-wide as part of the Urban Shorts program. Safari London is a time-lapse film showing the journey across the city from the cyclists perspective complete with a puncture change too!! Approximately 3500 stills were used from a Nikon D300 which was fixed to the bike with a home-made rig. The film was produced, shot and edited by Rick and Roddy and music from Operator.

Sit back and enjoy!

Here’s hoping the duo work together again at some point!

Lixa

Digital Jones

A week today will see the debut album launch of CLICK CLACK by Edinburgh based band Digital Jones. Head along to The Bongo Club on the 29th of July to celebrate with Digital Jones and have a cheeky school night stomp. Below is their press release and the artwork used for CLICK CLACK by Glaswegian artist and Edinburgh College of Art graduate Greer Pester. Check out the rest of the album artwork at her blog. Until then have a wee listen to some of their tunes here and on myspace.

Digital Jones are a band with massive soul, and their debut album C L I C K  C L A C K strains to contain it. Corrupted and crude yet compelling and melodic, this innovative album contains 9 tracks of synthy, glitchy, convulsive funk that makes it utterly unique in today’s over-saturated pop market.

Combining live sound and inspired samples, C L I C K   C L A C K ’s gritty tunes reference life and experience with a canny knowing wink. Live bass grooves are perverted with filthy, flatulent synth whilst fast-driving eighties beats are distilled with fierce live drums.  Key melodies from an original Rhodes piano and rich, rumbling, soulful vocals from front woman Nikki Kent give the tracks an ethereal quality. Prince-esque horns and some bewitching harmonies make for a real heavy sound.

“Conjuring the boogie demons they preach a rhythm that leaves one helpless; the slithery grooves of the female vocal make the sermon gospel. It all reminds you of when funk was that dirty nasty sound from outer space”
The Skinny


Edinburgh-based ensemble Digital Jones have a signature sound which has already gained them a substantial following on the Scottish scene, and
C L I C K     C L A C K is the fruit of Digital Jones founding members Philip Mcbride and Nikki Kent’s labour of love. A mutual affection for P funk, Disco and Electro threw multi instrumentalist Mcbride and Nikki Kent together a number of years ago, and they have been blasting down the barriers of musical cliche ever since. Kent’s raw vocals and lyrical abilities evoke a fearless cry that both threatens and invites. Combine this with Mcbride’s song based computer synth funk, the talents of local horns player Chuck Dearness and the virtuoso skills of keys player Andy Jeffcoat and Digital Jones have firmly taken hold of the local music scene. Born to play out, Digital Jones entertain a crowd of devotees at regular spots such as The Bongo Club, The Voodoo Rooms and The Roxy Art House. High-profile shows have included Kelburn Garden Party, Fontana’s Cover Up at the exclusive Ginglik and most recently supporting soul legend Marlena Shaw.


Digital Jones will be launching
C L I C K  C L A C K at the Bongo Club on the 29th July from 9pm in The Bongo club Edinburgh with support from DJs Oktavists and Astroboy.


www.myspace.com/digitaljones

See you there!

Lixa


Made me Look No. 2

Concorde

The Original Hipster by Julia Chesky and art director Ali Lee for more go here

Via The Sartorialist

Via FFFFOUND

Come fly with me…

Brilliant!! Via FFFFOUND

heeee heeeee heeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Melissa Tammerijn by Kacper Kasprzyk in YSL | Muse Summer 2010 for more go here

I heart Tank Girl

…and Twin Peaks…

…..and old cars…more here

Ohhh heeee heeeee, couldn’t resist!!

Finally the Jeffrey Campbell Lita are available, unfortunately only in sizes 8, 10 and 11, boooo.

Velorbis Leikier….it’s a very, very special bike… Swoon. If I had a spare $2,995.00 I’d be buying one of these, only to have it chored 2 days later.

Beautifully detailed Maps more here

Princess Mononoke Kodama

Lixa

Pass Me A Bucket

For a while now Nike trainers haven’t really been inspiring me and that opinion has only worsened since seeing their recent efforts. When I came across their new Storm Warrior Hi I was gobsmacked to see that across the internet people were actually writing positively about them, words such as “dope” “awesome” cropped up, one saying “this boot withstands the elements without sacrificing your style” !!! Excuse me?! Open your eyes, they are hideous! Maybe I’ve missed something… Currently only available in Japan, oh I’m so gutted, and sorry gents only available for us lucky ladies. Don’t all rush at once!

It got me thinking who might sport these…The only person that I could think of who wouldn’t want to sacrifice her style but still maintain practical would be our old friend Vicky! Another splendid choice of footwear there Vicky.

For more of Vicky’s wonderful sporting attire click here

Below are some more nasty trainers by Nike, I figured there’s no point mincing my words!

Nike Dunk Boot

Nike Gladiateur Mid with product designer Nancy Wu, the designer who made a Chanel bag out of beef Jerky!

Nike Zoom Bold Sister Mid+

Nike Aeroflight Hi Le

Yummm.

Lixa