All posts tagged: Design

Lunch thieves watch out

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are zipper bags that have green splotches printed on both sides, making your freshly prepared lunch look spoiled. Don’t let a sticky-fingered coworker or schoolyard bully get away with lunch theft again!   Bags are available from http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com Material: Food-safe reusable and recyclable LDPE Dimensions: 6.875 h × 6.625 w inches Quantity: 25 bags per package

Cover Story XI – Erased Tapes

Erased Tapes Records is a London-based contemporary label that is widely recognised for releasing avant-garde music that crosses over various genres and styles. The record company was established by Robert Raths in early 2007 and has become a melting pot for innovative musicians from all around the world. Its roster of contemporary classical music composers includes Ólafur Arnalds from Iceland, German composer Nils Frahm, Ukrainian continuous music pioneer Lubomyr Melnyk, electronic producer Rival Consoles, American multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick, Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita, Brooklyn-based trio Dawn of Midi, the collaborative project A Winged Victory For The Sullen by Stars of the Lid-member Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran, English film composer Michael Price, singer songwriter Douglas Dare and nordic electronic duo Kiasmos. “The heart-string-tugging London label that floats gently between 20th Century composition and ambient music” (Rolling Stone)

Cover Story X – The Leaf Label

The Leaf Label was established in late 1994, with the sole intention of releasing music by Graham Sutton of Bark Psychosis. That first Boymerang 12″ sold out in a matter of weeks, so it seemed like a good idea to carry on… In late 1996 label founder Tony Morley took the plunge and left his day job at the influential 4AD label, making Leaf a full-time priority. They’ve had our ups and downs, but in an increasingly squeezed music industry, they’re stronger now than they’ve ever been. In 2004 they opened an office in New York, and the UK office relocated to its spiritual home in Yorkshire in 2006. “Our passion hasn’t really changed in all that time – we want to bring the music we love from the fringes to as many people as possible. Every artist is treated as individual, with careful attention to detail and presentation, and we try not repeat ourselves, so the label keeps evolving. Our outlook has always been very international, and in artists like A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Colleen, …

Cover Story IX – Soundway Records

Soundway Records is a British-based independant record label founded and run by English DJ and music producer Miles Cleret. It started in 2002 with the release of a compilation of Ghanaian music from the 1970s : ”Ghana Sounds: Afrobeat, Funk & Fusion in ’70s Ghana”. Since then the label has released a series of critically acclaimed compilation albums and re-issues of African, Caribbean, Latin and Asian music from the 1950s – 1980s. These include the well-received Nigeria Special, Ghana special & Kenya Special compilation albums that Cleret spent years compiling. Since 2012 the label has issued a series of original contemporary releases as well as re-issuing older music. These include releases from acts susch as Batida, Ibibio Sound Machine, Debruit & Alsarah, Fumaca Preta, Ondatropica, The Meridian Brothers, Los Miticos Del Ritmo, Chico Mann, Bomba Estereo, My Panda Shall Fly, Konkoma, Family Atlantica & Dexter Story. In 2014, Soundway was named by The Guardian as “One of the 10 British Labels defining the Sound of 2014”.  

Weird and wonderful cemeteries.

FNND had reason to think about life and death recently…  So started to look around at how people are buried and found a few of these inspirational and amazingly colourful sites … and it was a reminder that ‘life doesn’t cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh’. George Bernard Shaw In life, the people of Sapanta in Romania (town population of 1,500) occupy their days tilling fields and spinning wool for thick blankets or tending flocks of shaggy sheep and big cows.  On Sundays they drink their potent local liquor of fermented fruits called Tuica, go to church and gossip at the café in their garishly coloured folk costumes.  But when a citizen of Sapanta dies, Dumitru Pop, a farmer, woodcarver and poet, gathers his notebook, chisels and paintbrushes and prepares to carve a poetic and pictorial homage of the deceased onto an oak grave marker in what villagers now call the Merry Cemetery, beside the Church of the Assumption. They don’t view death as …