Sunday, April 30, 2006

She was a He

Everybody knows but I just found that the famous Lassie dog was a boy. According to Wikipedia " ....All 9 Lassies have been male, playing a female character. The female collie loses her coat at least once a year making it unsuitable for use year round. Also, the male is larger and a child actor can play opposite the dog for a longer period of time...."

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Andreas, dancing in Blue-Boy Club

Angelidakis is always the first to go on a dancefloor in both his real and second lives. Here above, dancing at the Blue-Boy Club in (his) Second life.

A new kind of gay bar


I just came out from the only gay bar on Second-Life. It is called the Blue-Boy Club. It's interior is kind of psychedelic, tacky but very atmospheric. Kind of 8th Avenue meets Grand Theft Auto. I danced for a while but we were only 3 people, no audience :( Blue-Boy Club is open 24 hours and there are not the usual real-life restrictions. I will check regularly so I find the best time to hang out in there. Isn't it funny, trying to find the right time in a virtual space? My Second Life name is Angelo Click.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Iranian Image

With all these videogames I am playing these days I am in a "militant" state of mind. This image above is so W-O-W ( the W-orld Of W-arcraft begins in a while)
(Source The New York Times)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Razzle Dazzle: When Art meets War



Marc Kremers has sent me an email a couple of days ago about these arty boats above. Early on in World War I, artists were brought in to custom paint camouflage on war ships and large passenger liners. Based in part on the artistic fashions of the time, particularly Cubism, this soon became known as "Dazzle Painting" and continued to be used until the end of World War II.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

I am absorbed into Oblivion today. A new role-playing game. I almost forgot my real life....

Friday, April 21, 2006

Evoluon


This building above is called Evoluon and it is located in the city of Eindhoven in Holland. I passed by in early 2005 and since then it has stucked in my memory for obvious reasons. It was built to house the Man and Progress Museum (a project of Philips) and was designed by the architect Louis Christiaan Kalff.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

New Gay Memorial unveiled


Today I read on JockoHomo-Datapanic blog about the New Gay Memorial in Berlin designed by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. The artist duo who won the competition will exhibit their design in May. The proposed design consists of a concrete block, to be positioned in the Tiergarten city park, across the street from Peter Eisenman's Holocaust memorial. The structure will have an oblique window featuring a black and white video of an endless kiss between two men. This memorial will mark the Nazi's persecution of homosexuals.... a rather belated apology.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The heart is deceitful .. now on theatres


I read the book "The heart is deceitful above all things" in 2003 and I was not so fascinated about the Jt Leroy "phenomenon". I am very curious to check the movie adaptation with Asia Argento having the leading role. This month is being played in selected theatres around the US. Read here the New Yorker magazine review.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Panic Room at Deste Foundation

Gunji Yusuke

the centepiece of the show by Assume Vivid Astro Focus

Today I visited Deste Foundation to see the drawing exhibition called Panic Room-works from Dakis Joannou Collection. The new space of the foundation is a spacious and unpretentious building located in one the city's most unexpected suburbs. The show has artworks from Assume Vivid Astro Focus (the centerpiece of this exhibition), Devendra Banhart, Matt Leines etc. The show opened early this year and it was really worth going to see it. I attach some photos from the stuff I liked v. much.

Matt Leines

Dita Von Teese: part II (video)



She is so flash animation.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Bernhard Willhelm sunglasses: Part II

I found this new Bernhard Willhelm sunglasses while browsing new Arena Homme Plus+ today. These are kind of Neen....

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Bernhard Willhelm sunglasses

I am reading on Hint about the new fluorescent sunglasses of Bernhard Willhelm. Hint says.." are so bright you'll need to wear, er, shades.." There are no photos on the web yet, all I found is this photo of fashion blogger Diane Pernet wearing similar BW back in Oct 2005.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Google Calendar: My life gets organized

I tried Google calendar today. It is the best organizer I used so far. You can enter every detail of your life that you may think of! +++ it sends notifiers via email or sms. I am wondering how long until Google Calendar offers ads based on our plans? check it yourself here

Dita Von Teese

I had this discussion about the real and fake Vons these days. Of course Dita was the main topic. Read here one of her latest interviews.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

War kilims


I found this strange Afghan kilims in a vintage store. They were been made by peasants in Afghanistan during the Afghan-Soviet war.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Miniatures


We made a short visit to Switzerland yesterday and we stopped (thanks to Andreas) at this amazing Miniature museum just outside Lugano. More photos here

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Grass armchair.

First find the right spot, because once the armchair has grown you won't be able to move it!! This is for Salone di Mobile immediattely!!!
(source Boing Boing)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Pete Doherty's dirty hands

I know Pete Doherty is SO last year but yesterday he showed up at a club in Vienna, Austria. Can we imagine where those fingers have been? (photo from the club website)

The first book on Neen

We will be presenting the first book written on Neen with a cocktail at Galleria Pack on Friday at 18:30 pm. The book is published by the italian publishing house Charta.

(photo still of Jesuswimming.com)

Saturday, April 01, 2006

The art of Dimitris Papaioannou


Yesterday I saw a rehearsal of an upcoming perfomance-theatre directed by Dimitris Papaioannou. The perfomance was really great. The soundtrack was made by Konstantinos Beta and it was a poetry. Even though it was a rehearsal everything seemed so well organised and in the right position. I did not take photos but I will post some very soon, I hope.
(photo:Dimitris Papaioannou)