Archive for August, 2009

A “Raygun Gothic” Robot

August 20, 2009

I’m a girl who is filled with useless facts and a bad Internet connection.

Hence the reason why I’m letting you know this small piece of knowledge.

ahem…..

The first robotic film star was Maria from Fritz Langs 1927 film Metropolis.

She was a silent film fox.

An exotic dancing robo fox with a nice rack, at that.

The International Playgirl

August 19, 2009

Gala

International Playgirl
New York, NY
2009

Model: Gala Darling

Photo By: Chloe Rice

Tits in Tees

August 18, 2009

Drew Barrymore

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Could You Be Any Otter?

August 17, 2009

The Daily Otter tumblr is pretty adorable.

Warp: Not to be associated with shitty mohawks and mud fights

August 14, 2009

I love Warp! Not the tour, but the label. Well configured scat based music and thought invoking films who’s emulsion is found through its mind expanding violence.

Warp Records is having a birthday party at Terminal 5 in New York, next month!  Battles, !!!, and Prefuse 73, amongst others will be playing!

Chances are that you are semi-familiar with the films and music that Warp is involved with, but have no idea. If this isn’t the case, I’m her to expand your interest for their well thought out entertainment with bright artistic quality.

I’ve compiled a short list of films released with Warp Films, that I happen to enjoy:

yoga for those suffering of hydrocephalus, as shown in Rubber Johnny

Rubber Johnny: The controversial collaborative video using the direction of Chris Cunningham and the music of Aphex Twin. Rubber Johnny shows a wheelchair bound teenager with a hyperactive imagination, locked in a dark basement with his Chihuahua.

Stephen Graham motioning to me for a hug during the movie This Is England

This Is England:  Shane Meadows cinematically alluring story that follows a 12 year old boys introduction to the skinhead culture, and how he is torn and effected by this Jamaican rooted culture as it spans out into a White Nationalist  movement.

Blood. Also can be used if you don’t have a pen handy! Example shown in Dead Mans Shoes

Dead Mans Shoes: A violent movie by Shane Meadows, that is based around an army paratrooper who comes home seeking revenge of the group responsible for tormenting his handicapped younger brother.

could you be any more charming, Stephen Graham?!

Scummy Man: a video I love mainly because it furthers my crush for Stephen Graham and his wise ass, shitty attitude, “crush you with my fist” character along his fat cheeks and beady eyed baby face, of course. The video is alongside the Arctic Monkeys song “When the Sun Goes Down” Its the story of a young prostitute and an abusive clients (swoon) control over her, as people try to lead her into a ‘better life’. The short story begs the question “Is anyone inherently good?”

Fluorescent Adolescent: Another Arctic Monkeys music video directed by Richard Ayoade. I’m a pretty big Ayoade fan. He one point  acted on The Mighty Boosh when it was still a radio based show. The director also acts as the adorably misguided dork Maurice Moss in one of my favorite comedy shows The IT Crowd.

Anyways, The video features Stephen Graham as my beloved wise assed leader with a shitty attitude, “crush you with my fist” character along his fat cheeks and beady eyed baby face….in clown make up. The entire video is revolved around a fight between a group of clowns and a more civilian-like group. As the video progresses you see that the two leaders were at one point friends. There is something extremely amusing and slightly poetic about this videos slow motion fight sequence  in an abandoned district. You expect an obvious ending but just in music video style, something slightly more tragic happens.

They also put out that new Yeah Yeah Yeahs video.  I’m not a huge fan of, musically, but I do love the wolf in it! Probably because reminds me of Booga from Tank Girl

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A 24 Year Olds List of 25

August 13, 2009

Photo booth with friends at BBQ Bar in Orlando, FL July 2009

It’s been so long since I’ve written out a list of things that I am loving about life. This is probably because their are very few things that I have found to not love about it, in the past few months. I’ve taken a dive into jobs that have been allowing me to travel for my summer. As long as I’m not stagnant and full of sugar, I’m pleased.

ohPhillipSo I’m kiiiiind of like Phillip the Hyper Hypo, nowadays.

  • Bacon and chocolate from a chocolate fountain, for brunch in Santa Monica
  • The art work of Tuscan tattoo artist Allyson Bannett
  • Listening to Charlie Parker by the pool as a result of a debate of where the clip used at the beginning of the Refused song Deadly Rhythm came from. (its from 52nd Street Theme)
  • A friend saved our text conversations that started at a very difficult time in my life, and is deleting them now that it is over. About 1600 text messages in a 6 month period.
  • Being able to be around my friends in far places for their first shows, birthdays, new family additions, and other memorable life events.

wooSelf Portrait at Terminal 5 at 4:30AM

  • Briefly getting to see and shoot the girlfriend along with her collection of shoes, then heading straight to the airport.
  • Sitting at the new Terminal 5, photoshopping and watching the Dick Van Dyke Show as planes roll by. (I say new Terminal 5, because the original Eero Saarinen design was demolished in order to create a strip that allowed more planes behind the still erect and uniquely abandoned TWA check in building.)

Jenn, wheat-grass, and an infectious smile. Taken on my iPhone

  • Introducing a friend to the joys of healthy drinks
  • Relating to Paul Rudds friendship making woes in I Love You, Man.
  • My friend Beas new blog. Its such a positive little journal and filled with photos and writings of her little family, her home, and food!
  • Laughing till I cry.

Cupcakes!Photo and cupcakes by Chloe Rice

  • Making cupcakes that look like ice cream, for a 2 year olds birthday.
  • Singing Happy Birthday to a two year old child. Because at that age a kid doesn’t really understand why you get a ton of sugar and people who want to sing to you while you eat, and the reaction is amazing.
  • Tom Palumbos photographs of his wife
  • Slightly gawdy and outdated luxurious interiors
  • The illustrations of miss tal
  • Red Fang..

sweet ridePhoto from Danny Fases phone

  • Learning how to ride a Segway
  • Kusmi teas! The Prince Vladimir and Troika blends are my favorite.
  • The website Sci-Fi-O-Rama. The fake future imagery is endless!
  • Taking something that you can only get in your town with you, on a trip. For me, its Zabaars coffee.
  • Learning how to do something that I’ve previously given up on. Ryan patiently showed how to play Wii Tennis and I fucking love it, now!

name twinChloe on Chloe By Chloe

  • Cleaning the hate slate. Making amends to relationships that I’ve previously taken part in destroying, even if I don’t speak to or see the people regularly.
  • Quitting my job on good terms.
  • Drinking homemade moonshine in the most manly garage I’ve ever seen.

To Demand Respect Your Posture Must Be Erect.

August 12, 2009

dreamy seatingIf there was an inanimate object to describe my horrible posture, it would be this 1938 Ironrite Deco Health Chair.

Perhaps that is why I want a set of them so badly…along with half of the things on Factory20.com

A Riddle.

August 11, 2009

Evangeline Lilly

Whats black and white with ribs all over?

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Having my Cake and Not Eating Two.

August 11, 2009

There is something slightly sad about the amount of forks that came along with my single order of pancakes…

Hate to say it, but there are a few things about Los Angeles that New York just can’t get right.

  • Mexican food
  • Remodeling homes without destroying the original architecture
  • and the red neck kind of ‘fusion foods’ that so many diners on the West Coast have perfected.

I roam shake shops all over New York, searching for a place that can copy 101 Coffee Shops Orange Creamsicle milkshake without making it taste just a bit too much like vomit. And it baffles me why a place in the city hasn’t thought to grind coffee beans INTO their coffee flavored milkshakes, like they do at Swingers.

There are only a few places in New York who take chances with their food and succeed….and right now I can only think of Vinnies Pizza in Brooklyn, which to be honest that place is a hit or miss. I still don’t know what I think of the tortellini pizza I ate there….

This morning I ordered the Black Magic Pancakes from The Griddle Cafe. Pancakes with crushed oreos throughout the batter.

Not only were they delicious, but they were fucking huuuuuge! I got through 1/2 out of 3 pancakes, and I kind of pride myself of being a human garbage disposal…

hand to pancake ratio….

Lighting Battles

August 10, 2009

United Visual Artists is a British based company that base their services around using lights as an art form. Their work ranges all over. Art installations, tour lighting, lighting for music videos, and just about anything else. I was extremely impressed with the creativity put in on every ones part to create the 2007 music video for Tonto by Battles. UVAs first live action music video.

UVA_BATTLES

UVA set up multiple sticks of LED lights in a grid around Battles, who played for 11 hours in damp slate mine of North Wales. Shot in complete darkness (with clips of the surrounding area weaved through it) the beat of the song makes the light react. As a result, the band becomes lit momentarily, then more so as both the song and its arrangements become more complex. The song is great, and the video perfectly compliments the bands more “jam sesh” based musical style .

UVA_BATTLES

The entire process was documented through photos, and were used for the special release of the single. The photos came out amazing. Feels like they were shot with film.

UVA_BATTLES

More behind the scene shots can be seen here

As The Rotor Turns

August 6, 2009

Sikorsky 1

Sikorsky 2

Sikorsky 3

In 1949, Photographer Andreas Feininger used multiple exposure along with lights on the blades of the Sikorsky helicopter, to capture the spinning pattern made during its landing.

And so ends this entry of:

ATWT

Flattery and Perverse Minimalism

August 5, 2009

It seems rediculious, but I get  pretty stoked when a slightly perverse photo I’ve taken gets put up on Synthetic Pubes.

I think Andrew Collins has good taste in design, photography, and ladies.

Photo by Chloe Rice

Lily Allen Hates Shirts.

August 4, 2009

lily allen in usual apparel Much like her serious career, this post is short, sweet, and predictably unpredictable

Typing With My Lobster Claws

August 3, 2009

oh ouch

As result of poorly applied sun block before venturing out on a photo project in South Florida, I have spent 3 days and a total of 16 ounces worth of vitamin E oil, nursing a brutal sunburn. It sucks. It fucking sucks. It feels like I let Sho Nuff give me a back massage.

Last Dragon

All I’d like to do is sit around my loft, dousing myself in aloe, listening to Wire, drinking coffee, and recollect the things about my home that I love, before I leave again.

my apartmet

Like the view of my living room from my open bedroom door and my color coordinated shelves of belongings.

messy room

Instead it will be spent doing the pile of laundry that has been collecting dust over this past month and unpacking my suitcase, to instantly repack it for my 7am flight.

The pay off of these chores will be

  • a bar of dark chocolate, from Zabars
  • seeing my artist friend and his new line of designer chain-saws
  • responding to hand typed letters through emails using this font for the same effect
  • watching Dead Alive and passing out before sunset

Photos by Chloe Rice