Spacemen and women

Spacemenx9Some quick snaps taken around the studio and house, I think I have a thing about spacemen (and women).

Top left: The Alien vault book / Lasstronaut by Ashley Wood from 3A toys / Space Qee from Toy2R / Robot Spacetroop postcard by unknown / Spaceman print by Christian Ward / String Diver figure by Ashley Wood from 3A toys / original cosmonaut drawing from The Search Engine by Henry Flint / Orb: Mission ’92 poster by tDR / Birthday drawing by David Vallade

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Brix System by Love Hulten

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The Brix System is a series of handcrafted wooden electronic devices inspired by LEGO by Swedish designer Love Hulten. Each of these (and more) work as objects ranging from computer games, phones or music-making devices. Visually taken from the classic Space Lego series of the early 80s and scaled up but still able to be assembled like real pieces, they have sockets at the reverse and can be plugged together to work in tandem too.

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Rammellzee ‘Gothic Futurism’ interview for Mo’ Wax from 1995


Enlightening interview with Rammellzee from 1995, great story about a bet he had with Jean-Michel Basquiat. It was available on a 12″ at the Mo Wax exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery late last year but was way too expensive (like everything there). The original post was from the excellent MoWaxplease.com where there’s more background info from Ed Gill who made the interview plus a full transcript.

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Zonatape box

I found this lovely little Zonatape box at Spitalfields market last Thursday, great colours and design. It housed, not a reel of tape but some home made date calculators with odd painted patterns on the back. Later the same day I found this op-art plate in a charity shop, I like the way the turntable poster from the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal magazine looks like it’s exploding out from it.

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Comic Oddities


Various oddities clipped from vintage comics past: ‘Cassette Adventures’ – don’t remember these? ‘This Could Be Your Head’ – hmmmm, indeed. Some great original Star Wars toys ads, love the way they’re already billing it as, ‘the greatest movie of all time’. Check the Spidey-warns-against-sexual-abuse ad! Love the design of the Timewarp logo and the spread of vehicles on the ‘Vrrroooooomm’ ad.

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Moogle

Working, recordable 4 track Moog on Google today in commemoration of Robert Moog‘s birthday – wish I knew how to control the thing. Click the image to go to the page, mess with the filters to control sound, numbers on your keyboard will play notes, click the red button to record track one, then play back or record track 2 as 1 plays back.

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Build The Search Engine

The record for this so far is Anders with ‘about a minute’, can you beat that? The album is out today at long last, very happy to finally have that particular monkey off my back, just the exhibition to sort and hang for this Thursday and then it’s off to France for gigs, developing the dome show more and adapting the various elements to the regular DJ sets. You can buy a variety of formats of the album from here, it should also be available on iTunes, Amazon (it has explicit lyrics apparently), Bleep and through all the usual channels.