Monthly Archives: February 2009

Kraftwerk webwerk

Mensch MachineLast week I mentioned DavidLynch.com, which is quite an interesting site, full of weird navigation, videos, projects and lots of other things you wouldn’t expect to find (like a webshop for the David Lynch Coffee Brand.

Yesterday Sami pointed me towards the Kraftwerk website… wow, total navigation hell and definitively another piece of interesting “website art”. Check it out and while you’re at it you could start looking forward to seeing them live in a town near you:

13.Aug.2009 20:00
FLOW FESTIVAL HELSINKI
15.Aug.2009 20:00
VAERKET OUTDOOR RANDERS
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The Birthday Project

Guys, I need your help. I’ve come up with this lovely idea that I’m really excited about. And I’ve decided to make up a pretend dialog to explain it to you. (I’m being silly because it’s 2.30 am and I’m really tired. So please bear with me!)Balloon Girl by Jek in the Box on Flickr

Great, so what is the big idea? I want to create this really beautiful birthday calendar with pictures of 365 people, one for each day.

Ok? So what can I do to help? On the day of you birthday, you will find a public photo booth and take a set of pictures of yourself.

Sounds easy enough, is that all? Well yes, it’s quite simple really. You, in a booth, on your birthday.

What do I do whith the photos I’ve taken? You’ll put them in an envelope, together with your name, birthday and postal address (for the thank you note) and send them to me, easy peasy (you’ll find the address below).

Do you want me to do anything special in the pictures, wear a sombrero? What you make of it is up to you, as long as it reflects your personality.

So I can do whatever I want with it? Yes that’s the idea. Keep it simple, be creative. Do black/white or full color. Be mysterious and lonely or bring your entire birthday party.

Anything else I need to know? Yes this is the IMPORTANT part: ONE of the 4 photos has to be of you ALONE, i.e. you may include your mom, your dog, your best friends, a complete stranger, the mail man, your sweet heart, a homeless person, your neighbor etc. in 3 OUT OF 4 photos, but I want at least ONE photo with NO ONE BUT YOU in the frame.

What if I’m rrrreally broke and can’t afford to use the photobooth, but still want to be part of the project? Send me an email and we will figure something out.

What will happen then? By sending me your photo booth portraits you agree to give me the full rights to publish/exhibit them in any shape or form, digital or printed, free of charge. I in return promise to keep all submitted photos unaltered, apart from the regular photo processing adjustments (i.e. tinting, saturation, contrasts, resizing, cropping etc.). You also agree that your birthday, first name and location may be published together with your picture. (Please let me know if you for some reason do not want me to publish that information).

That sounded a bit like legal mumbo jumbo to me. It just means I will not give you any money for your photos or your participation and that you agree to let me use your photo for anything “Birthday Project” related.

Day 222 - Pono's Photo Booth by lintmachineWhat if I want a copy of my own photo? You are welcome to keep a copy of your photos for your own use (I will also be able to send you a digital scan if you can’t do it yourself). I will however need the original photo for the project.

What if I want a copy of the finished Birthday Calendar? Once it’s done you will be able to purchase the Birthday Calendar for the production price. All submitters to the Birthday Project will receive a limited edition thank you card with a personal greeting, regardless of purchase.

Is there anything else I can do? Since the project is self funded I welcome all donations big or small to pay for photo booth fees and shipment, as well as the production of the book/calendar or prints. Please email me for Bank information.

What if I’m totally confused and need more information? Please feel free to email me with all your questions.

Great I’m in. Thank you very much.

Oh, wait. My birthday is in 8 month, I’m sure to forget about this until then, what do I do? Email me with your birth date and I’ll remind you a week before the big day.

This is where the photos go -> Laura Kiralfy, Husumgade 27, 4., 2200 København N, Denmark

Photos used on this page by Jek in the Box and lintmachine on Flickr – some rights reserved

So tell me, what do you think?

HAL 9000

hal9000Agatea (my MacBook) has got a new pal… his name is HAL and he used to be a well known actor. Joe Mackenzie thought he should have his own web site and put him on the internet for everyone to enjoy. Now he shows his pretty face on my screen whenever Agatea is about to get bored by doing nothing for a while… Love this screensaver… I hope he doesn’t go bananas on me!

…oh and he sings too!

via Sci-Fi Hi-Fi

Next generation fun!

I wish I was a kid… or a game designer! Little Big Planet uses collaboration, real physics and costumization as part of game play, including actually building the game yourself! Pretty neat!

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Thank you etsy for being down

The etsy podcastsThe etsy website is down for maintenance, which actually made me watch their vodcast… super inspiring! Especially love the “Handmade Portraits”!

Edit: Wow this is such a lovely story . two artists meeting online, one in new york one in israel . now they are married and work together… this just oozes loooove! 🙂 Makes me happy!

Pretty reflections

Mirror by Emma Woffenden & Tord Boontje

Mirror by Emma Woffenden & Tord Boontje

Design with Conscience® products spotlight the design process from concept to creation, calling recognition to the value of artisan labor and craft techniques. In creating these products, Artecnica uses eco-friendly materials and production methods, promoting manufacturing processes that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. Artecnica

Monsterous

Oh my, so disturbingly cute…

Longoland

It Might Be Contagious by Longoland

Macho by Longoland

Macho by Longoland

Monsterskin chair by Longoland

Monster Skin Chair by Longoland

Monster Skin Rug by Longoland

Monster Skin Rug by Longoland

Joshua Ben Longo, genius with a sewing machine!

Joshua Ben Longo

Joshua Ben Longo

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Lynch’ed

Update: på grund af den store interesse har vi arrangeret en ekstravisning af Lynch (One) onsdag den 25. feb, inkl. Q&A og forfilm! Kom kom!

Surprise surprise så har jeg kastet mig over Doc Lounge Cph, efter at jeg har været kæmpe fan af konceptet i et godt stykke tid og troligt rejste til Malmö for at se de fede dokumentarfilm hver mandag (ej ok.. måske ikke hver mandag). Beviset findes iøvrigt på selve Doc Lounge Malmö’s hjemmeside, se om i kan finde mig! 😉

Dokumentarfilmen Doc Lounge Cph viste igår var Borat meets Carmen, en film som viser hvor slemt Sacha Baron Cohen og hans filmcrew tager beboerne i den lille Rumænske landsby Glod ved næsen for at skaffe materiale til spillefilmen. Man får en virkelig klam smag i munden og en uimodståelig trang til at hive hårdt i mandens grønne speedos!

Doc Lounge Cph

DocLounge på Karriere Bar

Glæder mig til tirsdag, hvor jeg skal gense Lynch (one) og endnu en gang lave Q&A med filmens producer Jon Nguyen. Jon har desuden nogle smagsprøver med på Lynch’s Interview Project, som er en række (300 i alt) interviews af almindelige amerikanere fra hele USA. Begge dele har været vist på på CPH:DOX, men hvis ikke du har nået at se dem dér, har du nu mulighed for at kaste dig ned i en sækkestol på Karriere Bar og få alle de gode inside scoops med i købet.
En to’er er desuden på vej, så den kan vi jo passende glæde os til! 😉
Tilmeld dig Doc Lounge Cph – Lynch (one) på facebook

Det kan anbefales at komme i god tid, da alle de gode pladser hurtigt bliver optaget og husk kontanter til entréen (60 kr).

Til dem der ikke kan vente så længe med at udleve deres Lynch cravings er der masser at hente på www.davidlynch.com… er mægtig fristet til at lægge de 10 dollars for fuld adgang til sitet… uuuuuh!

Enjoy!

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A Note from the Universe

Er jo blevet helt afhængig af Henriettes “Stuff” kategori på eeze.dk.

Abonnerer blandt andet på TUT Notes from the Universe, som jeg hermed også må tilstå jeg er blevet bekendende fan af som resultat af Henriettes tip!

Det er lidt ligesom at få en sød besked fra sin mor hver dag! Herligt! 🙂

“Until the really “great” stuff comes along, Laura, do the not-so-great stuff.The not-so-great stuff always leads to the great stuff. Whereas doing nothing pretty much leads to nowhere.
And do it with a passion –
The Universe”

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Igang igen igen! Nu med nips…

Så er det vist på tide jeg får pustet lidt liv i bloggen igen. Det er jo ved at være længe siden og det er kun blevet til et par forkølede updates herinde det sidste års tid. Har ikke fået gjort noget ved layoutet herinde heller… og nej jeg er ikke farveblind… ved godt himlen er blå… det må vi også have gjort noget ved…

Mon man skulle lave en plan… hmmm… det må vi lige se på…
Indtil da får i lige lov at beundre de sidste par måneders yndlingsindkøb:

goldfish necklace

Denne lille bitte (hehe) guldfisk købte jeg til mig selv i fødselsdagsgave! Totalt favorit! Goldfish Necklace af den svenske designer astridlinnea, via http://www.collectionofdesigners.com

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Min nye "håndtaske"! Weee, købt på genbrug!

Accessories

Etsy nips 😀

Øreringe og ringe cremefarvede roser, asiatiske blomster via outoftheblue
Røde knapøreringe, rose-nål og antikt ørebling via lotusflwrs

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