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TOP Songs of 2010 – Honorable Mentions

Posted by Jakub


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I wasn’t able to stop at 50 songs for 2010, these were definitely worth mentioning and all sat in the Top 50 list during the shuffling, not only are all of them great musicians but these as a playlist felt great to share.

60. Spirituals – Manzanita
59. Laurel Halo – Embassy
58. Viernes – Entire Empire
57. Nacho Lovers – Deeper (CFCF Remix)
56. Winter Hinterland – No Logic
55. John Roberts – Navy Blue
54. Seams – Hung Market
53. Best Coast – Boyfriend
52. Nice Nice – A Way We Glow
51. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio

Mimmo Castellano

Posted by Scott







After years of digging around for interesting posters it’s easy to foolishly assume I’ve seen everything good there is to see. Then I come across work like that of Italian designer Mimmo Castellano and am once again reminded that you’ve never really seen it all. The images are from this GrainEdit post where, unfortunately, they do not mention the source. I would love to find which book they got these scans from, or better yet, where I can get my hands on some full size prints. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.

via GrainEdit

Favorite 50 songs of 2010: 25-1

Posted by Jakub


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I hope everyone is having a relaxing time as this year wraps up, here it is the last 25 to pair up with yesterdays post, what a great year for new sounds and musicians experimenting. I will have a honorable mentions list for tomorrow, let know your thoughts.

25. Minks – Ophelia
24. Flying Lotus – Recoiled
23. Games – Everything Is Working
22. Bvdub – No More Reasons Not To Fall
21. Salem – Trapdoor
20. Holy Other – Yr Love
19. Telefon Tel Aviv – Lengthening Shadows
18. Active Child – I’m In Your Church At Night
17. Emeralds – Shade
16. Portishead – Chase The Tear
15. Small Black – Pleasant Experience
14. Deerhunter – Helicopter
13. Loscil – Lake Orchard
12. Mark McGuire – Brain Storm (for Erin)
11. Caribou – Hannibal
10. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
09. Tame Impala – Alter Ego
08. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
07. Benoit Pioulard – Tack & Tower
06. Oneohtrix Point Never – Where Does Time Go
05. The Soft Moon – Parallels
04. Com Truise – Slow Peels
03. Ducktails – Mirrorimage
02. Kisses – People Can Do The Most Amazing Things
01. Toro Y Moi – Low Shoulder

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Susan Kare

Posted by Alex




I was discussing icon design the other day with a friend and Susan Kare’s name came up. She is the brilliant designer behind these classic Mac icons as well as many other high profile user interface projects. We were specifically talking about Facebook’s icons (which I happen to love), and while I’m not sure if she created the original interface icons for the site, I know she was brought on in 2007 to handle the gifts project. Update: Aaron Sittig created many of the most well known 16 x 16px icons that you see throughout Facebook.

Shown above are some of her limited edition prints. Guaranteed to induce nostalgia in just about anyone that was present in the early 90′s (Mac OS 7.5.3 was the best!). If you’ve got any computer type folks left on your shopping lists, THIS is the gift for them.

Also, an interesting read over on Mashable, an interview with Susan Kare:

“It was a challenge to come up with a symbol for the command key. The word is a bit forbidding, as are many types of images that instantly come to mind, such as a police hat or badge. I leafed through a book of symbols, and came across a similar cloverleaf, which was identified as an image used on signs in Swedish campgrounds to mean ‘interesting feature’…Later I learned it is meant to be a castle, seen from above”.

Favorite 50 songs of 2010: 50-26

Posted by Jakub


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After weeks of going thru my posts and not looking at other websites end of year lists I finally finished the my favorite songs of 2010. We will release #25 – #1 tomorrow and honorable mentions on Friday, good news for all of us is that we get a big fatty playlist pretty much, joy! Now off to see what other sites put!

50. Small Black – Camouflage
49. Korallreven – The Truest Faith
48. Keep Shelly In Athens – A Tear In My I
47. Onra – Long Distance (Instrumental)
46. Prins Thomas – Nattonsket
45. Oriol – Coconut Coast
44. How To Dress Well – Ready For The World
43. Houses – Soak It Up
42. Anika – Officer Officer
41. Weekend – End Times
40. Sun Araw – Beat Cop
39. Gonjasufi – Candylane (Bibio Remix)
38. The Drums – Forever and Ever Amen
37. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #6
36. Baths – Nordic laurel
35. Stellar Om Source – Island Best
34. Rangers – Golden Triangles
33. Actress – Hubble
32. The Radio Dept. – The Video Dept.
31. Bonobo – All In Forms
30. Real Estate – Younger Than Yesterday
29. The Beat Broker – Deep Sleep
28. Peter Broderick – Pulling The Rain
27. Sun Kil Moon – Alesund
26. Sepalcure – The Warning

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Tim Navis Updates

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I checked in on Tim Navis recently after way too long away and as usual, I was not disappointed. He’s posted a lot of new work much of which I see as a distinct evolution from his already stellar earlier output. A lot of it is taking on a very illustrated quality which I really enjoy. Also loving the new B&W stuff; that tennis court shot is incredible. I’m pretty sure he’s using a 5D MK2 these days, not quite certain though.

On a side note, I’ve been trying to get Tim to do a process post here. Maybe a little urging will do the trick.

More at Navis Photography and Flickr