Dino Paxenos is a collector. All of us are in many ways, but some take this title to a level that is deeper, sophisticated and rewarding. The process of collecting and the standard of filtering is not an automated task. Todays technological world has made those tasks less worthy of recognition. Being able to filter and measure standards can’t be automated. A computer doesn’t have the capabilities to decipher quality and tradition. Programs are incapable of describing sound, taste, feel. These are all still human perceptions that can be filtered and organized into forms of presentable content. MORE »
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What do you do when you have an addiction? A habit that constantly taps your shoulder asking the same familiar questions, whens the next fix, where will I find it and how much of it will make it all better? Finding that consistent dose and reliable supplier is often a challenge. Some days easier than others. But when you find that source you’ve been looking for the endorphins take over. Having an addiction to music is common, maybe it’s the appeal, the feeling. Sifting though supplier after supplier, one that has been consistent and cleverly delivering my fix, producer Hannibal King. Connecting online, his collection showcases swift samples, clean hooks and mellow kicks. MORE »
“So much is going on in the world. The earthquake in Japan feels like a distant memory, even though peoples lives haven’t yet returned to normal.
Inspired by all the ways people were raising funds for disaster relief (a great group of posts can be seen at Spoon & Tamago), I decided to design a modest recipe booklet. It’s a collection of my favorite recipes from Humble Bean, plus 2 new ones. Even though you can access the recipes here, sometimes it’s nice to have it in book form. Maybe you have a friend who enjoys cooking? A friend who loves Japanese food? This is the perfect one-of-a kind handmade gift. ” Humble Bean MORE »
Everyday we find products, objects, music and art that is well thought out and executed precisely for us to use or see. Pretty simple stuff, a pair of chopsticks, a pencil, or a chair. These final pieces are simple, but thats only the surface of what we see. Depending on how deep we search, though simplistic we find intricacy-beneath the surface. Looking deeper we find a bit of influence, a bit of history, and an endless route that is everything but simple. The surface is a formed extraction from the creator. Does this ability to extract come from talent, practice or just ambition? All three have a purpose, and all of them have one thing in common, their range. Their application has no ceiling, fixed category or subject. Allen Yambao (Yams) has a mellow approach to living, an approach that allows these ranges to satisfy his itch and provides us with the Surface of his extractions, both visually & audibly. MORE »