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Josh Spear

T-SHIRTS
SHOPPING
LIMITED EDITION
SquidFire
SquidFire is a small t-shirt and design boutique that just launched this past week by Jean-Baptiste Regnard and Kevin Sherry. Each image is hand designed and given individual attention, making the t-shirts like wearable pieces of artwork. The images...
MOSAIC
ART
FRANCE
STREET ART
GRAFFITI
Rubikcubism
sixspace in LA June 11th-July 9th. via Boing Boing
PROTEIN
ART
CAMOUFLAGE
PRINTS
Protein DPM Series 1
We're big fans of everything Protein is doing-- and the new Protein DPM Series 1 canvas series is totally hot. They're a range of eight Disruptive Pattern Materials designed by William Rowe-- only the first few styles have been released, and...
ART
TEXAS
GALLERIES
SKATEBOARDING
LIMITED EDITION
Evan Hecox and Cody Hudson Art Deck
This deck was created exclusively for Art Prostitute by Evan Hecox and Cody hudson for a show they held recently in Texas. The board marks the first occasion these two artists have shown in Texas--in an exhibit called "Waiting Room ", and...
WEBSITES
SNEAKERS
PUMA
SHOPPING
Puma Summer 2005
I'm a big fan of Puma's summer line--the designs are totally progressive, and they're trying new stuff--which is admirable. All shoes and clothing aside, their Summer 2005 eCatalog is just brilliant. It's easy to use and works from...
MAHARISHI
ART
STREET ART
GALLERIES
LONDON
Neckface at dpmhi
Dopefiend has some great visuals of the Neck Face Exhibition at dpmhi, in London. It looked like an awesome event, crazy colors, murals, embroidered camouflage canvases-- and even a candlelit room in the basement of dpmhi decorated by neckface himself...
T-SHIRTS
CANADA
ANIMALS
GLOBAL
Werkburo
Werkburo is a Canadian site that is currently selling a nice line of t-shirts from a small group of independent artists from all over the world. Artists like Michael Place and Basit Khan came together to make up the first artist series. This shirt...
GLOBAL
ART
T-SHIRTS
WEBSITES
EMERGING ARTISTS
The World Chico Exhibit
Exhibit", where they're featuring photos, designs and artwork from up and coming or already established artists around the world. This work is by Carole Debois from Biarritz, France. They're looking for submissions, so if you're...
MUSIC
HISTORY
WEBSITES
HIP HOP
INTERACTIVE
The History of Sampling
The History of Sampling is a visual map compiling the history of music sampling from the jazz greats through the latest hip hop sampling, and everything in between. The interface is pretty impressive, it's all an interactive timeline and you can...
ART
WEBSITES
GAMES
GOOGLE
Guess-the-google
The team that created Guess-the-google reverses the process by picking the keywords for you, and then you have to guess what keyword made the image up. It's totally challenging, and quite fun.
HOME FURNISHINGS
PLANTS
AUSTRALIA
Vase Deferens
This is D3 Designs Vase Deferens, indeed a very different vase, designed by Clive Solari and David Francis. It gives any flower the freedom to sway in the wind, sitting in only 35ml of water. The design was awarded a DesignMark at the 2005 Australian...
STATIONERY
HANDMADE
Laboratory5
Laboratory5 is a husband and wife team that makes a nice line of progressive greeting cards, stationary, note cards, and other hand made and unique goodies. I particularly like the note card set "urban pursuit," which is a line of comic...
HOTELS
DENMARK
AUTOMOTIVE
CLUBS
Project FOX
Project FOX, is an event in Copenhagen promoting the newly released Volkswagen Fox. For the occasion they created a hotel, a club, and a studio all in downtown Copenhagen. For the hotel they took an already pre-existing hotel, and combined the talent...
SEATTLE
ACCESSORIES
OUTDOORS
Pare Umbrellas
I don't think I've ever really owned a quality umbrella-- or an umbrella at all for that matter. If I were to get one, I'd naturally want to get a quality one, and Pare's new Spring-Summer collection definitely gets my nod of approval...
T-SHIRTS
STREET CULTURE
LONDON
GRAFFITI
Dephect Clothing
London based Depecht Clothing has a nice collection of t-shirts, clearly inspired by street culture and graffiti. Lots of turntables and scratching references, graffiti hand styles and more. I think this "Scratch" shirt while very urban...
COLLABORATIONS
ART
INTERACTIVE
WEBSITES
The Zoom Quilt
There isn't much you can say about this collaborative art project called "The Zoom Quilt", you just need to see it for yourself. Take a look, and you'll be impressed, and you'll understand why it's so hard to describe. The...
PRISONS
ART
GALLERIES
TOKYO
Tokyo Prison Art
David Choe is showing this Friday 22 April, 6pm at the Power House Gallery in NYC. The show is entitled "Tokyo Prison Art" and will feature sketches during his bid in a Tokyo prison last year-- where he landed himself for 3 months. It'...
ART
NATURE
SAN FRANCISCO
MUSEUMS
MOMA: San Francisco
SFMOMA has a stellar exhibit going on right now for the 2004 SECA award winners. The artists who won the honor to show in MOMA are all extremely talented--and range from very detailed ink and gouache drawings like this to a 30-foot wide installation...
MOBILITY
CYCLING
OUTDOORS
SPORTS
Shift Bicycle
Shift Bicycle was designed by Scott Shim, Ryan Lightbody and Matt Grossman, and it won them top honors in a bicycle design competition held by the Taiwanese Government. The technology is simple, the back paired wheels come together by an articulated...
MUSIC
SOFTWARE
APPLE
REMIXES
ELECTRONIC
NIN + Garageband
Whether you're a Trent Reznor fan or not, this is a pretty damn inventive way to release a single. We now know Trent Reznor is a Macintosh user, because he has released a single as a GarageBand file, for personal remixing. This is a promotion...
ART
STICKERS
BOOKS
STREET ART
MAGAZINES
All You Need is Sticker Graphics
YouWorkForThem has a great selection of design, art, and very hip books and magazines. This is a book entitled "All You Need is Sticker Graphics", which takes a look at the culture of stickers as an art medium. Stickering, has always been a fast...
FUTURE
CRAIGSLIST
WEBSITES
GOOGLE
MAPS
Google Maps Meets Craigslist
In my mind this little utility is simply just a genius mix. The cross pollination of two of the best resources available on the internet-- Google's new mapping service, and the classified listings page, Craigslist. This utility lets you surf both...
FUTURE
OUTDOORS
SPORTS
ARCHITECTURE
Volcano Stadium
Studio Massaud, clearly have a wonderful imagination. These are computer generated images of a new soccer stadium set to look like a mexican volcano--they won a competition to design this new stadium. Advertisements will be projected on the "cloud...
FOOD
FISH
RESTAURANTS
SAN FRANCISCO
Catch
Catch--a seafood restaurant on Market--and I was extremely pleased. Fun and casual atmosphere, a tasty menu, and a wonderful staff. Eating there was an absolute treat--great fish, oysters, and more. If you're there on a nice day, try to grab a...
MOBILITY
SNOWBOARDING
SPORTS
SAN FRANCISCO
SKATEBOARDING
Freebord S2 Bindings
Freebord (covered witness both the old school and the new school--one guy riding a larger board in flip flops and another riding a smaller board with bindings. It was wild, to say they were "bombing the hills" would be an understatement.
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