I was just reading on Asi’s blog his top 10 things of 2007, thought I’d have a go too, so here is my Off the Top of My Mead, Favourite Things of 2007.
Of Montreal, album: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? I first came across Of Montreal through their brilliant music video of the song Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games by Kangaroo Alliance. Really into their catchy bass lines & surreal lyrics.
Planet Terror by Robert Rodriguez. Non stop zombie blood bath – Girls, guns, guts, this movies got it all – loved every minute of it. Shame Tarantino’s Death Proof wasn’t as top notch (although the ending was genius).
Nad Shot. I love blogs or sites that are obsessively devoted to one obscure thing, well Nad Shot tops the ranks for me. It’s a blog showcasing frames from comics where a character is getting whacked in the nuts. Genius.
4. Party/Fancy dress
There’s been a few good do’s this year, but I think my favourite was back in the begining of the year for my 3oth birthday when we went on a protest pub crawl through london. More info here, and some pictures of the day here. It had everything, all day drinking, armed police trying to arrest us, fancy dress, all my friends and a banging warehouse party at the end to polish it off. Ah happy days :)
5. Stuff to buy
My top purchase this year was my Nike Vintage Waffle Racers in Classic Green. In my opinion, the perfect trainer and I love them the bits. More info on the Nike Vintage site.
I love t-shirts, but the one I love above all others is my sorry. t-shirt from Glarkware. It’s so simple, but always get comments from random people, and you can’t fault Cooper Black as the classic t-shirt font.
So hard to pick your favourite, but I think I’d have to go for Scott Hansen, portfolio | blog. I’ve been an admirer of his work for a while, it just so beautifully detailed and rich.
Alex Trouchut, I suppose you could say his work is typography, but I’m in awe of his clean lines and precision work, all of it top notch. Check out his portfolio >
Sachi. I was going to pick my girlfriend Nicky, but she doesn’t have a site yet that I can link to… So instead (and perhaps more rightly so) I’m going to pick Sachiko Munakata. I’ve only known Sachi for 3 years, but we’ve been house mates all that time and she really is a pleasure to live with. I’ve met a few people throughout my life who constantly amaze me and I never tire of, Sachi’s definitely one of them. (Sachi you need to start posting to your blog though!)
It’s got to be FFFFOUND. The site is just so crammed full of good things to look at, it’s hard to go a day without visiting it. Find some good looking things now > (if anyone has a spare invite, could you send it my way?)