Month: October 2010

All-Hallows-Even

A selection of creepy costumes.. Why is a kid in a mask so scary?!

“The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even (“evening”), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Up through the early 20th century, the spelling “Hallowe’en” was frequently used, eliding the “v” and shortening the word. Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556.”

Have a hoot!

Lixa

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Arcade Fire, The Wilderness Downtown

Arcade Fire’s  interactive video The Wilderness Downtown by Chris Milk is amazin’! The video, used in Google Chrome, is a combination of animation, video and google earth/ street view all shown in multiple windows in your screen. You write in where you grew up and then a personalised video of that area is generated. Half way through the song We Used To Wait a screen pops up asking you to draw or write a message on a postcard to the younger you that lived there. It makes a pretty sweet watch, (I am a bit of a geek for maps)  if anything it’s a new way of looking at music videos which is always a good thing… Go do yours HERE!!

Below are some screen shots from my journey, the bottom image is my postcard…

 

 

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

http://www.chromeexperiments.com/arcadefire/

Lixa

 

 

Buster <3

These Giclee prints from Zippora Lux, photographer and graphic design student at Central Saint Martins, make me very very happy indeed! Some Hubble star-gazing and feline loveliness in one, perfect in my eyes!Boya Latumahina’ s website is definitely worth a visit and you can buy these prints at her Etsy page, I’m hoping one day she might print these galactic mogs on some Tee’s…For now we’ll start with my favourite 2 shall we! (Hint, hint to any loved ones who don’t know what to get me for a gift, December is looming! Heeeeee! Doesn’t the pink one remind you of Buster! RIP Fat Boy!)

**UPDATE** Go HERE (Threadless) and vote to have the pink cat printed on a tee, woop! Hopefully the other cats from the series will follow soon.x

Lixa

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