my interest in music (or anything divine, creative, fruitful, enriching) completely waned. I turned to beer. And cigarettes. And TV sitcoms. And candy bars. Oh well! A perfectly good youth wasted on junk food!
Rewind to moving season, which collides with our national holiday. it wasn’t quite Canada day, maybe it was the day after. Tired movers look forward to cracking open their cases of beer. The humidex wasn’t at its peak, but it wasn’t cool to say the least.
Before they drove off to freedom, two girls had to use the bathroom. One last piss in the pot, as they say. In the living room were two abandoned decks. One rides a bit wonky and the owners had no recollection of their acquisition. A forgotten item at a party once held, they assume.
What to do with unused, broken decks? The plight of the skateboarder can be the sound of the crack. I can compare it to my first broken hockey stick. You develop such a relationship and then >CRACK< you just lost a best friend.
Around a month ago, I heard about this project but more the pictures and less the details. Now that there’s a video and I feel more inclined to share the project.
Shwood experiments with life and creative pursuits. The woodshop seems like a magical place where decks get turned into sunglasses. I don’t care that wood isn’t the best material for glasses. I care that people run with their ideas. I about inspired and inspirational individuals.
This post goes out to my best friend Sarah, Happy Birthday (14hoursearly). Here’s to hoping our fishfriend never cracks.
THIS JUST IN! SUPERs arrive just in time for the SIDEWALK SALE!! This weekend, come check ‘em out! SUPERs are handmade frames with style, hailing from Italy. Equipped with tinted Zeiss lenses, this face accessory feels nice and gives you SUPER human vision!
Supplies are limited until fall, so get them while they’re hot!
BONNE NOUVELLE! Nous avons reçu des lunettes de soleil SUPER à temps pour la vente de trottoir cette fin semaine. Venez les voir! Fait à main en Italie et équipés avec des lentilles Zeiss teintées, ces lunettes ont de l’allure dans tous les sens!
Stock est limité jusqu’à la fin de la saison, donc venez-les chercher avant qu’elles ne sont plus disponibles!
After months of cutting lenses for Vintage Frames Company, summer has finally showed its face in Montreal again and we can take this opportunity to showcase some of the frames we’ll be carrying for summer. I’ll be highlighting a pair every so often, but if you want to see them in three dimensional color, pass by the store! You’ll never guess the colour of these cat eyes!
Après plusieurs mois de taillage pour Vintage Frames Company, nous sommes finalement à l’aube de l’été et nous pouvons mettre en valeur les montures que nous allons avoir en stock. Pour visualiser les lunettes en couleur trois dimensionnel, passez nous voir. Vous gagerez quel couleur ces lunettes papillons?
NEW STUFF AT WORK. SUMMER IS AMAZING. 4429 ST LAURENT.
you only get two eyes once in your life. take care.
I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE… A man walks past the outside wall of the ‘Art In The Streets’ exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. (Photo: Reuters via the Telegraph)
Into the Vertebrate Brain
Similar to the fly eye, neurons from the vertebrate eye project to the brain. In fish and amphibia, the primary visual processing center is called the optic tectum. It not only receives and processes visual information, but it also integrates visual input with somatosensory inputs to initiate appropriate behaviors.
Image: This frontal transverse section of a ~5-day-old zebrafish depicts the path of the optic nerve from the retina to the optic tectum. Retinal ganglion cells are labeled with GFP (false -colored cyan) and a subset of glia and their associated neuropil are immunostained for the glutamine synthetase protein (purple). VIA
the sunglass season is starting
Pitchfork: Why were you thinking about insects while researching cover art possibilities?
BD: It has to do with the idea of eye contact itself— when I think of those two words, I picture these glowing insect eyes. To me, this record is much more direct for us. In the past, I imagined our music being more about closing your eyes and escaping. This one felt wide-eyed, as if we were just staring at the listener.
Gang Gang Dance’s latest album, Eye Contact, will be coming out at the beginning of May in select cities.You can download MindKilla for free off their site. For the rest of the interview by Pitchfork, click the link.
The idea of eye contact makes me think of the gross infections you can get when you abuse contact lens use… … . because i’m lame like that.
HAD to reblog. a must read! Talk about a lady who inspires you to be a kick ass lady avant-gardist of your time!