Tattoos: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

17 11 2008

I got a new tattoo yesterday with my best friend Dan at True Blue Tattoo which was done by a good friend of mine, Benny Smalls. I’ve had tattoo fever since I was 13, but now that I have an arm tattoo I have pretty much sealed my bare arms’ fate into being covered eventually. Well at least one of them anyway. I thought I would share some photos of fake, real, bad, good tattoos:

1. Will Ferrell as Elf

2. Scarlett Johansson

3. Josh Hartnett (I’m sorry, but he’s nasty)

4. Jack Black

5. Jennifer Love Hewitt

6. Eve

7. Antonio Banderas and Nasty McGee

8. Rihanna

9. Jessica Alba

10. This print is actually hanging up in True Blue’s shop.

11. Tattoo angel chick

12. Last but not least, my friendship tattoo! It says “DK” in the banner. And yeah, it’s a shitty Photobooth picture from my Mac…

~Kiki

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Meatloaf on my mind

12 11 2008

Don’t ask why, because I honestly have no answer, but I’ve had Meatloaf on the brain lately. And no, not the food. I’m talking about the man, Meatloaf, who haunted us with his ridiculous music videos in the 90s. I have a love/hate relationship with this man. On the love side- I absolutely love the fact that he has man-boobs in Fight Club.

I found this commercial and had to share it with you (and yes, it’s the extended version):

Which is a spinoff of Meatloaf’s Paradise by a Dashboard Light, which I can, and can’t, believe he actually agreed to do.

And this, ladies and gentleman, is by far my favorite Meatloaf song and video:

Oh, and I just figured out why I have Meatloaf on the brain. I’m doing a training guide on building websites and came across a site that features examples of flash, and this is one of them. *If you don’t at least chuckle at how ridiculous this video is, then you must have no sense of humor at all… or you think I’m completely retarded.

… and just to throw some more in there because I haven’t mentioned it enough in this post: Meatloaf, Meatloaf, Meatloaf.

~Kiki





morning-after

6 11 2008

morning-aftermerci beaucoup blake





Muck: New Handset Font

29 10 2008

YouWorkForThem just made a f’ing fabulous handset font. I am thoroughly impressed, and I wish I could rub these letters all over myself. As you can tell, my love for letters has now become lustful. And I am not ashamed to admit it.

And saving the best for last:

To see how these lovelies were made, check out the You Work For Them blog.

~Kiki





Pharrell has a fixed gear

28 10 2008

I guess little Pharrell here couldn’t be beat out by Kanye on the fixie front:

(That’s Family Guy Kaws in the back, by the way)

For some reason it seems more acceptable for him though… maybe it’s because he’s hotter. Scratch that. It’s because he’s hot. Kanye doesn’t get that much loving from me.

via HKfixed

~Kiki





Ashes and Milk

28 10 2008

I found this site through Melissa Loves and I can’t stop looking at it… Organic sculptural things stir something inside of me. They immediately make me want to hold them and rub them against my cheeks… Hopefully that’s not as weird as it sounds.

1. Tatara Zukuri bowl by Yosinori Yamamoto – I love Robin’s eggs. I always have. My father had this Encyclopaedia set when I was a kid and I always looked at the birds eggs pictures. Those books smelled amazing…

2. Pierres Graphiques by Yoran Morvant- I love rock. I love lamp. I love desk.

3. Black Faced Bird by Helen Beard- Again with the precious birds…

4. White Mug with Hollow Handle by Taka Suzuki- I desperately want to hold this.

5. I Deserve This by Dustin Yager- Dustin Yager is a new favorite artist of mine.

6. Faggot X Small by Dustin Yager

For Dustin to use the expression “Faggot Faggot Fucking Faggot” is an act of self depreciation, and is concealed by the pleasing composition of the cup. The contradiction within this piece is something we can all understand: so often we present ourselves the way we think people want to see us, and keep our true selves in secret. A cup also alludes to nourishment, healing, rejuvenation, and coming to terms with oneself.

My friend Russel is coming into town tomorrow night from Texas… He’s a New York virgin! I’m so excited to show him around. I would totally give him that last mug… well, because he is one. Russel is the most magical being I have ever met… I can’t wait to cuddle with him! And if you’re about to get all PC on me save it. Words only have power when you give it to them.

~Kiki





Gastrotypographicalassemblage

28 10 2008

I am salivating.

Typography + food= Kiki’s version of Heaven

That’s a complete over-exaggeration, but seriously… it’s pretty close.

From top: “Gastrotypographicalassemblage” as restored by the Center for Design Study, Lou Dorfsman in front of the wall, a detail of the wall. Photographs from TCFDS on Flickr

Lou Dorfsman, who had a 40-year run as advertising and corporate design director at CBS, (during the heyday of what was once known as the “Tiffany Network”), died last week at 90.

The food angle here? Dorfsman designed an amazing work of art for the cafeteria at CBS headquarters called the “Gastrotypographicalassemblage.” It was a wall 35 feet long by 8.5 feet tall that represented all sorts of foods and food-related things as playful words reminiscent of the old wood type seen in advertising posters of the late 1800s.

“Gastrotypographicalassemblage” was unceremoniously ripped from the walls of the cafeteria in the early 1990s, but the Center for Design Study in Atlanta got a hold of it and has restored it. You can see more photos of it here. [via The Daily Heller]

Thanks Serious Eats!

~Kiki