Archive for Februar, 2011

SHOEDITCH
SHOREDITCH

Samstag, Februar 26th, 2011

Words of wisdom about last night: don’t wear white shoes after 6 Guinness. A bagel shape is no appropriate container for loads of salad and mexican chicken. Finding an ipod and returning it to the bar staff makes me a 5 star trustworthy citizen. All the best, Nick, in case you read that.

LOTUS FLOWER
RADIOHEAD

Samstag, Februar 26th, 2011

The way Thom Yorke dances in Radiohead’s new single “Lotus Flower” looks like a blend of Rubber Johnny and Gollum. But it is beautiful, so pure and beautiful. Just downloaded Radiohead’s new album “The King of Limbs” from their official website. It’s a bold move to exclude itunes from their record sales, so let’s hope more money goes towards the band than to any 3rd parties as usual. (Although you need to say itunes is apparently paying the artists fairly well in contrast to other download/music distribution models.)

POODLEMANIA
CARPETMANIA

Dienstag, Februar 22nd, 2011

Amazing poodles, amazing carpet. If you scroll through the latest Big Picture series of a NYC dog show it is actually kind of sad to see those poor guys being pimped up by their owners. Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

HEAVY AIR
BULLITNUTS

Donnerstag, Februar 17th, 2011

Zeit auch mal wieder etwas Musik in die Runde zu werfen. Da ich momentan akribisch die letzten 2 Dekaden Musik meines bisherigen Lebens mit Hilfe von Spotify aufarbeite, gerate ich immer wieder an nahezu in Vergessenheit geratene Perlen, wie das gute Stück hier von den Bullitnuts. “Heavy Air” erschien unter anderem auf einem der damals so zahlreichen Lounge Samplern wie Lounge Deluxe 2, was ich mit meinen zarten 16/17/18 rauf und runter hörte in nicht enden wollenden Playstationnächten mit Driver 1 und 2.

Vor allem die Gewitterimitation am Anfang und Ende hat es mir angetan. Ein Mix aus geschütteltem Bogen Blech und ehrgeizigem Scratch. Ich könnte eine ellenlange Liste weiterführen mit Game-Musik-Paarungen, die meine Kindheit gleich hinter meinen Eltern entscheidend geprägt haben.

SAUL BASS EXHIBITION
KEMISTRY, SHOREDITCH

Donnerstag, Februar 17th, 2011

Tomorrow evening is the opening of the upcoming exhibition of Saul Bass film posters in a small Shoreditch gallery. Think of Vertigo, Psycho, West Side Story or The Shining. And free beer, the convenient side effect of private views. More info here

SHIP
SKYLINE

Dienstag, Februar 15th, 2011

YES, SHOES. AGAIN.
SUITS THE THEME OF THE PREVIOUS POST

Montag, Februar 14th, 2011

750
450

Montag, Februar 14th, 2011

750 is the new 450. Enough is enough. I have probably spent too much time on the magnificent big picture Boston blog. The old 450px width of the Schnipsel blog is so outdated. It felt like starring at thumbnails in the end. That’s why I have already tried to keep photo sets e.g the France shots in a larger format. And to be honest, you would not really want to indulge in the Schnipsel world on smartphones or ancient 1024×768 screens. However this means you will browse more or less – literally – a construction site for the moment, that changes not only content but also its shape.