Thursday, April 24, 2008

IL DUOMO





IL DUOMO






La Biere Du Demon aka La Biere Dude Mon

2000 EURO FENDI STROLLERS

From being poor, black and dangerous, to rich, black, and tacky is not a turn in events I had foreseen in the future of rap culture.

Thinking about Margiela.




VIA MILANO

On the left you have 2006 Renault, on the right you have a mid 2000's Fiat, and in the middle you have a 1976 Pile of Eurotrash.

The wildlife is quite safe in Milano.  They only pose a threat if you dress like you have a summer house in Crete and own a Lear jet.


Gianni decided to join the wall of fame along side Richard Geer, Katrina Zera-Jones, and that guy from 98 degrees.




MILANO 2

Pizza with Boobie, Jake Zak and some of his Milano friends.

Made the trip out to the fuori site of the salone.  It was good to see everything that was there, but most of the good things are all up on the blogs anyway.  The best thing for me was the satellite show because it really exemplified the standard of upcoming designers...lots of it looked like student work, however there were several examples of good stuff. 

However, lots of designer cheese.

Local hooker outside the sexy shop.

Ran into El over there too.  We had a few buds, but he had to run because Bob Seger was doing a concert in Budapest.

ZONA TORTONA

Arrived in Milano on Friday in the a.m. after a long night of international roadpopping and cheap chianti'ing at the Berlin Shönefelde airport.  While Red decided to catch a few winks--she had been on the road and chilling in airports for the past 48 hours--we decided to go check out Zona Tortona and see Boobie at the Molo exhibition next to the nhow hotel.

Right infront of the elevators at the nhow.   Glass floor. 


Frickin' Angelo makes a good frickin' panino.  Buon apetito.


Have you ever seen the Samsung smoke machine-laser-moss room at the 2008 Milano Zona Tortona show? Have you ever seen the Samsung smoke machine-laser-moss room at the 2008 Milano Zona Tortona show on weeeeeed?


The Spanish design council had a show in the hotel as well, and they handed out goodie bags which included this COMME des GARCONS parfums stamp, complete with ink and fragrance, which Redia proceeded to theive out of my hiding place in the sock area of my suitcase.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ENJOYING ALONE TIME

500 years old, whateverrrr.
Thanks for the hell brew, monk dude.
Games night at my house.  Portrait by C.Heintzman.

GOOD TO KNOW


I was having a nightmare that I was stuck in a massive techno purgatory, when an black angel came up behind me, punched me in the kidney, flipped a lever, and sent me cascading down through some kind of trapdoor that sent me right to heavan. Night truckin' on a rock'n'roll rig.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

CROC SNATCH//TOKYO GORE POLICE


THANKS FOR THE LINK K.G.

MUSEUMS OF THE 21st CENTURY


Shigeru Ban.  This model is for the Centre-Pompidou Metz in Paris.  I like this building.  

MUSEUMS OF THE 21st CENTURY

Upstairs the special exhibit at the Pergamon Museum was all about the architecture of modern museums, and featured process and scale models of some of the projects. Among some of the  names in the show were Peter Cook, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jun Aoki,  Daniel Libeskind and maybe a dozen more.
The sketches of Frank Gehry. 
F.O.G.
Tadao Ando--model for the Chichu Art Museum.
Jun Aoki model for Aomori  Museum of Art.

Coop Himmelb(l)au + Partner, Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France.

HISTORY LESSON

So, a few days ago, while Boobie was still here, we decided (intended) to inspect some (actually only getting to one) of the local cultural institutions.  Berlin is a great city to visit if you want to go and see art, music, design or theatre--it is an abundance here, and all really accessible and affordable.  So after making a bit of a late start, we jumped on the tram to Hackesher Markt and from there walked our way over the the museumsinsel--which is basically an island in the middle of Mitte which accommodates a few of the larger museums in Berlin.  On this day our destination was the Pergamon Museum--the institutional home of the ancient city of Pergamon, Greece.  The permanent exhibit on display is comprised of actual artifacts of the city, the massive steps to the altar of the Pergamon Temple as well as the Ishtar Gate and the Procession Way of Babylon.  There is some totally old stuff in there.  The Ishtar Gate dates to somewhere around 575BC.
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Broken nose.  Sorry about the sideways images...!@#$#$



A TREAT FOR THE ROAD//ROADPOPS


ROAD POPS ROAD POPS ROAD POPS ROAD POPS ROAD POPS ROAD POPS
A TREAT FOR THE ROAD
ROAD POPS ROAD POPS ROAD POPS ROAD POPS ROAD POPS ROAD POPS




Saturday, April 12, 2008

BONES HEAL AND CHICKS DIG SCARS

Go check this.  It is Sagmeister Inc.  The graphic design firm of Stefan Sagmeister.  The work the group does, the website layout, as well as the encouraging words to ambitious students and followers of design is inspiring,  or if not, at least a good brief read into one of print design's dynamic minds.  Also, check the Stefan Sagmeister talk on TED, it is good as well.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

POTSDAMER PLATZ

This is Potsdamer Platz.  They have some stuff.  Like those buidings, and another thing.  If you look over there, some other things exist.  I know 'cus i went there.  Are you calling me a liar?  No?  Okay, alles gut mein nizzle.




Red baron flew threw for a sec.  Said wassup, then he peaced.  Those people were going to get ice cream cones.  Did you know that 'red' in German is 'rot'?  Sounds cool huh.  Hey, your face is getting rot--kinda zombie, which is cool, obviously.

THE MANY FACES OF BOOBIE

I just wanted to say thanks to Ko for visiting up here in Berlin.  He was a bit mad about me posting his pics in the previous posts, but I'm just doing advertising for him.  I don't think Ko knows how many hits this blog gets, probably around a mil a mill-and-a-half a week.  I haven't really checked lately, and who cares, it's just a stupid number anyway.  You do the math.  The internet isn't just for nerds anymore--Hey girls, this guy might be available.  You better make moves soon though, because he's in Italy, the land of romance, and I think he's trying to "learn the language", if you know what i'm saying.  Check the many faces of Boobie:
Boobie face #1.  The beers he has there is called Desperado, and it is a mix of tequila and beer.
Boobie face #2.
On the dancefloor, Boobie face #3.  It appears that consumption of beers does not inhibit, but rather enhance the effectiveness of the look.

At 8 am the face was no longer available for documentation, but I have a feeling that his face muscles were tired of working so hard for such a long haul.  I can't really blame him--Ko, I'll only post good pics--I'm working for you, broheim.  Hey dude, quit walking so fast!