Archive for August, 2009

Oversized by Matilda Tristram

Omo – Oversized from LOAF on Vimeo.

For some reason I tend to not watch much video work on the internet, I guess I just get distracted or move on while it loads or something. Apparently my eyeballs are antsy for instant gratification when it comes to blogs. But this cute & quirky little number by Matilda Tristram for Omo really got me. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Via It’s Nice That.

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Vanmoof & Globe Bicycles

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Guys, I think I’m finally owning up to a nascent obsession with bikes. This bicycle by Vanmoof is lightweight aluminum, with solar powered LED lights built right inside its frame, one in the front and one in the back. I mean…good god, this is staggeringly beautiful, a real feat of engineering. And though it’s priced 400 Euros, that is still comparatively cheap against a typical high-end cycle.

Globe Bicycles:
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Portland based Globe have really lovely offerings as well, bikes that blend classic & modern, function & comfort. Plus they come in such dreamy colors too!

Thank you to the Nice Modernist who kick-started this inspirational bike daydream I had on t’internet today.

Just Not Feeling Myself Today

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Show alert! Pardon me, I am just not feeling like myself today is a group show with works by Ben Speckmann, Brian Yates, Timothy Pigott, and Tony Francesconi. It explores our primitive tendencies to violence, isolation, selfishness and fear and those times when we seem to embody the beast side of the man/beast continuum.

I know they’ve been working super hard over the last several months (I’ve seen the evidence in Ben’s apartment), can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

Opening Reception: August 29th, 6-10pm
Closing Reception: September 22nd

Barbara & Barbara Gallery, 1021 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 773-578-5781