Happy New Year, Spicy fans. January calls for a number of quick updates. 1. I’ve got a few side projects brewing right now. One project that I started this summer is Our Autonomous Future. It’s a small repository for thinking on the future of transit, cities, technology, and where it’s all moving — all while trying […]Read more "2013: Updates and O.A.F."
More from the backlog. Projects in the tubes. Inspirational videos have been consumed. Let’s get back at it, Spicy fans. In the words of Percy Davis, “Bang! Done.“Additional, interesting reads. Some old, some newer-ish: Daniel Bejar’s “Get Lost!” (pictured above) Crowdfunding Ad Space App assists with multifunctional perfection of chocolate chip cookie recipes Very old, but […]Read more "Enough Links For The Rest of Your Life, Pt. 1"
I found this trailer during a journey to a highly praised, but under-delivering fried chicken palace in middle ohio. Anyways, apparently haunted houses now come in the industrial variety: The Factory of Terror. I’ve always loved the idea that horror stories and cultural demons are very deep reflections of the society that they exist in. […]Read more "Haunted Factories: Spicy Backlog"
Good afternoon Spicy readers! As we’ve undergone a site transition, new year, and general reinvigoration, the catacombs have been cleared out to make way for new goodness. What follows will be the first of a large number of posts, highlighting things collected, but never-before-shared. Enjoy. A miniature Canal Street subway cross-section by Alan Wolfson. I […]Read more "Dusting Off: Spicy Backlogs"
And we’re back! It’s been an odd and liminal year++ is all I will say, lest this this site of mine devolve into middle-school xanga territory. But, I’m back and have 70 odd post blips, new art projects, and random goodness that I plan on sharing. Time to slow things down, type out my thoughts, […]Read more "Spicy Recap and Revival"
I love Halloween. It’s an unholy confluence of basically everything I hold dear in life: food, ridiculousness, creativity, and monster cereal. Of course the night itself is magical, but the assured stockpile of sickly blue Boo Berry at my grocer is reason enough to celebrate. Unfortunately an artificial free for all is limited (mostly) to October. In the […]Read more "Anachronistic Breakfast Cereal Nostalgia"
Fellow PSFK contributor Simone Haruko Smith made an incredible find at an Alexanderplatz, Berlin grocery store: the USA section. It includes, in true Yankee fashion, everything from Betty Crocker to cheese-whiz. Although, in my opinion, the Germans left out (for better or for worse) a few notable pieces of Americana: Aunt Jemima, velveeta, fun-yuns, oatmeal […]Read more "The Realization of an American ‘Ethnic’ Food Section"
In an age of 3D mega-tainment, finding artists that speak in quiet truths and vernacular can be an unexpected joy. Sparrow Songs, a collaboration between filmmaker Alex Jablonski and cinematographer Michael Totten, is one of those surprises. This year long project consists of 12 mini-episodes, one per month, exploring everything from the life of […]Read more "Sparrow Songs: One Year of Documentary Film"
This is just a quick PSA for anyone else whose high school experience was augmented by the escape of an even more acerbic and surreal Lawndale High. Daria Morgendorffer has finally made it to DVD. I can hardly contain my geeky-self. Hit up the normal retail venues for more info.Read more "Nostalgic Sloth and Sarcasm: Daria x DVD"
Some people take themselves too damn seriously, which is why this playful analysis is refreshingly different. Mini sofa Calatrava’s are judged for their inspired use of cushions, afghans, and coffee tables. Build LLC explains in more detail: “Unrepresented and ignored for too long in the architectural industry, today’s post pays respect to the wonders of […]Read more "Couch Cushion Architecture, A Critical Analysis"
[Al’s Tower, a block of flats on Harrow Road, Berea, overlooking the Ponte building, from the “Jo’Burg” series, 2004] Guy Tillim’s quiet photo documentary of Hillbrow, South Africa manages to clearly and thoughtfully describe post-apartheid life, without posturing or explicitly capturing individual suffering. His photos really are quite remarkable. “Though Guy Tillim is often considered […]Read more "Guy Tillim x Jo’Burg"
If there is one thing in my life I can say with utmost certainty it would be this — if I had spent my youth playing The Tamale Trail, The Southern BBQ Trail, and/or The Southern Gumbo Trail instead of the standard Oregon Trail, I would have defiantly chosen to remain a child forever. Looking […]Read more "BBQ Roadtrip: Southern Foodways Alliance’s Interactive Oral History"