Timebomb

Post from January 2018:

If you wanna make a move then you better come in
It’s just the ability to reason that wears so thin
Living and dying and the stories that are true
Secret to a good life is knowing when you’re through

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadilla
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb

Well, he’s back in the hole where they got him living like a rat
But he’s smarter than that nine lives like a cat
15 years old take him to the youth authority home
First thing you learn is that you got to make it in this world alone

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb

Now he’s gotten out
He’s gotten free
He got a coat
Got a car
He’s 21 years old
He’s runnin’ numbers from the bar
His pager’s beepin’
He’s getting deep in
Whatever he can move on in you know that kid’s a creepin’

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
The boy’s a time bomb
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb

Solo

Tears come from the razor
That’s been tattooed below his eye
His mother cries
She knows that he is strong enough to die
He’s rollin’ in the Cadillac
It’s midnight
Sunroof is down
Three shots rung out
The hero’s dead
The new king is crowned

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
Yeah
The boy’s a time bomb

Time bomb!

Connection.

Post from November 2019:

Had a cool thought. Connections are threads of energy that bind us. Energy can never be created or destroyed. Hence neither can a connection you have with someone. As thin as this connection may become, due to the ebb and flow of the universal sea of possibilities in which we dwell, it is a bond that will never break. Sharing data via these connections is superfast, instant, we just don’t always realise we’re broadcasting. Its each of our reponsibilities to broadcast love. We owe it to each other.

Mind-Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Born in Japan but now living and working in New York City, artist Kumi Yamashita does incredible things with light and shadows. Kumi has an impressive list of solo and group shows sine the late 90s along with a host of permanent collections around the world.

Kumi received her bachelor in fine arts at the Cornish College of the Arts in Washington and obtained her masters in fine art from the Glasgow School of Art in the UK.

In her series entitled Light & Shadow, Kumi uses a single light source along with an assortment of perfectly placed objects to create incredible shadow silhouettes and artwork on walls. Please enjoy this small sample below, and be sure to visit Kumi’s official site for even more amazing artwork.

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http://twistedsifter.com/2012/05/mind-blowing-shadow-art-by-kumi-yamashita/

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee sculpture paper books

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee sculpture paper books
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Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee sculpture paper books

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee sculpture paper books

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee sculpture paper books

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee sculpture paper books

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee sculpture paper books

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee sculpture paper books

For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says:

So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.

Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal. (via kastormag)

(from: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/12/carved-book-landscapes-by-guy-laramee/)

GOOD Design Daily: Are Minimalist Brands the Future?

When these “minimalist brands” started popping up on the A2591 blog a few weeks ago, they seemed like a fun design exercise. The designers simply reduced familiar packaging to its bare essentials, taking colors and graphics away in a dramatic, three-step reveal.

Some of the brands look especially sharp when reduced to a bare-bones execution; others are reduced to an almost unrecognizable state without their cascading milk falls or sides of sliced fruit.

These seem like products stocked in some fantasyland grocery store patronized exclusively by anal-retentive designers, but as I started to look at some recent rebranding stories, I’d argue that the minimal trend is actually infiltrating the market faster than we think.

Remember the outcry over the new Pepsi branding? Compared to a few years ago, heck, even compared to the other brands in its flock, that’s about as streamlined of a design as you could get. If you walk down the soda aisle, Pepsi’s wall of solid blue and silver definitely sticks out.

Method, the eco- and design-minded soap and cleanser company, has always taken the most minimal route when it comes to branding. Its candy-colored soaps and simple type have inspired more than a few copycats in the market.

And look at the branding of Canadian private label No Name we covered a few weeks back, or this extremely similar but slightly more elegant take for the new U.K. co-op The People’s Supermarket. This simple, two-tone identity has been exalted by designers and consumers, who like the no-frills, no-spin packaging. And of course, there’s another great example that popped up yesterday:

Compare A2591‘s minimalist exercise to the move that Starbucks has made with its recently-redesigned logo, and well … it’s almost uncanny.

What do you think: Will we see more of this more-is-less packaging in our slimmed-down future?

Disclaimer: GOOD partners with PepsiCo on the Refresh Project.

(from: http://www.good.is/post/good-design-daily-are-minimalist-brands-the-future/)