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Happy Holidays

Posted in Random, Travel by MixShakePour on December 22, 2010

It’s been a good year. A really, really good year. Hope your holidays are warm and funny and booze filled.

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Ria van Dijk x In Almost Every Picture #7

Posted in Art, Film, Random, Travel, World by MixShakePour on October 11, 2010

“In almost every picture #7 tells the story of a Dutch woman whose life is seen from the point of view of a fairground shooting gallery.

The chronological series begins in 1936, when a 16-year-old girl from Tilburg in Holland picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera and a portrait of the girl in firing pose is taken and given as a prize.

And so a lifelong love affair with the shooting gallery begins. This series documents almost every year of the woman’s life (there is a conspicuous pause from 1939 to 1945) up until present times.”

via Gizmodo. Read about the book at Lens Culture.

MixShakePour: Figueroa Hotel

Posted in Art, Decorating, Travel by MixShakePour on October 6, 2010

Hotel Figueroa is 10 minutes from my apartment. Staycation, anyone? It’s so, so, so, so beautiful.

 

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MixShakePour: The Oyster Box Hotel

Posted in Decorating, Design, Random, Travel by MixShakePour on September 22, 2010

“Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront on the eastern seaboard of KwaZulu-Natal, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, the Oyster Box Hotel is one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels.”

via Greige

MixShakePour: “Words”, a Video Poem

Posted in Art, Film, Random, Tech, Travel, Video, Words by MixShakePour on August 16, 2010

“This brilliant lexico-associative piece is a nice reminder that the three-minute web vid has real artistic potential.

It was made by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante to accompany Radiolab’s Words episode.”

via GOOD

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MixShakePour: Depression Era Color Photographs

Posted in Art, Film, Random, Travel, World by MixShakePour on August 6, 2010

One of the few friends I made in a class at UCLA posted this. Congrats Brian on the big move to NYC. He’s always in the know about the coolest stuff.

Sometimes I forget people used to live in color, and not in Black & White.

“Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago and Northwest Railway Company. Clinton, Iowa, April 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, June 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Backstage at the “girlie” show at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“African Americans fishing in creek near cotton plantations. Belzoni, Mississippi, October 1939. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

There are so many fantastic pictures I want to repost them all. Find the rest of them at the Denver Post.

MixShakePour: Sergey Larenkov

Posted in Art, Design, Film, Travel, World by MixShakePour on August 4, 2010

“Photographer Sergey Larenkov uses computational rephotography (as shown above and explained here by Wired) to overlay extant WWII-era photographs on their corresponding modern settings.”

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MixShakePour: Villa Melkin in Finland

Posted in Decorating, Design, Travel by MixShakePour on August 4, 2010

“Designed by Huttunen–Lipasti–Pakkanen Architects, Villa Melkin was kept as simple as possible — basic materials (untreated Finnish fir) and basic construction methods. The view and access to the water are paramount. The large deck has a firepit in the middle that can be used in the cool and breezy nights and covered up and used as a dance floor!”

I would spend my WHOLE entire summer on that deck. Jump in and out of the water and just lay there like a cat.

via Apt Therapy

MixShakePour: popbar, NYC

Posted in Art, Food, Travel by MixShakePour on August 4, 2010

Okay, maybe I would move to NYC for these popsicles from popbar. So great looking!

Hey New Yorkers! Go here, eat these, and send me a full report!

image via Oh Happy Day!

MixShakePour: Sin City, Here We Come

Posted in Beautify, Clothing, Random, Travel by MixShakePour on August 4, 2010

20 of my closest friends and I are going to Vegas this weekend. We’re renting huge vans and caravan-ing on this road trip like a bunch of hoodlums. Including me, there will be a lucky 21 of us in Sin City this weekend. Wish us luck.

via Little Plastic Horses