Brad Pitt’s Sustainable City Completes First Six Homes

Just heard that the first six, LEED Platinum certified homes in Brad Pitt’s rehab project in New Orleans are now finished. The homes use sustainable materials and donated time and effort to come in under the symbolic $150,000 budget.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

via Architectural Record

Art Newspaper TV launches

Just heard about this today, The Art Newspaper is launching a webTV channel. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this on the net, but until then, good luck to Art Newspaper TV

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From the press release:

The Art Newspaper is proud to announce the launch of a web TV channel
for the art world. It features interviews with key collectors,
curators, dealers, artists, and art world luminaries.

The Art Newspaper TV aims to further the success of
The Art Newspaper and continue to provide breaking news, art market analysis and insight for the art world, online.


With or Without You – Sungha Jung, Child Prodigy

More YouTube goodness: Sungha Jung, child prodigy. Yes, we're spending too much time on the YouTubes these days, but when my friend emailed this link to me, I was blown away. You will be too. Enjoy!

Art Basel Miami: Let the Games Begin!


Kim Joon, Bird Land-Armani (detail), 2008

Just got this great summary from Artkrush who will be on the scene again this year bringing you all the goodness to be found. Be sure to keep checking back as the month develops…

of bursting bubbles and crashing markets has bled through the front
page and into the art sections of today's news. And so, as crates of
canvas arrive in Miami postmarked from around the world, the most
coveted position available in today's art world is that of the


Magic Pen Writes in Helvetica from Plexifilm

Got this in my inbox today. The hilarious group over at Plexifilm [same guys who made ‘Helvetica’] are giving away official Helvetica-writing pens with any purchase of ‘Objectified’ swag. Ha! I love this idea. If it had command-z as well, I’d buy a gross…

Magic pen writes in Helvetica

Ahhhh… technology. The geniuses at Plexifilm have spent the past two
years developing a Sharpie pen that actually writes in Helvetica! This
pen is so experimental that it’s priceless… literally. You can’t buy
one, but you can get one free with any Helvetica-related purchase
(DVD, T-shirt, etc.). Get your free pen while they last. It’s a great
gift for that person in your life with sloppy handwriting…

* Warning: if you are John Downer or Marian Bantjes then the pen will
actually write in Helvetica. Otherwise, your results may vary. Do not
swallow. Keep away from open flame and co-workers. May cause

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.


—Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Northwest Film Forum Holiday Party, 12.4.08

Got this in my inbox. Be there or be, well, out of luck!

Happy Holidays from NWFF 

Please come to our annual holiday party!

Happy HolidaysThursday, December 4, beginning at 7pm
at Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave (between Pike & Pine on Seattle's Capitol Hill)

The sun is setting at 4pm, so it must be time for our annual Holiday Party!


* DJs warming your chestnuts with festive, danceable tunes

* Vintage holiday TV shows

* Back alley dreidel games

* Your favorite film critic as Santa!

The film community is coming out for some holiday cheer. 
Join us for
dancing, camaraderie and the second annual building-wide eggnog

more here:

Poladroid: The easiest and coolest Polaroid’izer’ out there!

Now that the turkey is eaten and we have hundreds of digitals pics that we don't know what to do with, and now that Polaroid is a thing of the past, why not go for the washed-out, greenish Polaroid look, sans the waving, rubbing and otherwise useless efforts to get the thing to develop.

Now we can get our fix at Poladroid, a new site dedicated to turning all your pristine digital photographs into terrible-looking, but nostalgic versions of their former selves.


30 Brilliant Typographic Solutions

We just got our issue of Typography 29 in the mail over here and so we've been deep in the typography of things lately. Here is an excellent collection put together by Noupe.




Ronald Jenkees Absolutely ROCKS!

Jaw-dropping, killer skilz! [yes, it’s an act, but who cares! gotta luv the guy]

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