Nascent Ideas

Levis Button Rings
July 31, 2007, 12:28 pm
Filed under: Design, Fashion, Pop Culture

Extremely subtle rings that evoke the brand extremely well, LVC button rings. No idea where to get them from but I want one. Found on Highsnobiety


Simpsons in Harpers Bazaar
July 30, 2007, 10:47 am
Filed under: Fashion, Illustration, Inspiration, Magazines, Pop Culture

Fantastic, that’s all I can say! Click to see the rest!

July 28, 2007, 6:23 pm
Filed under: Design, ecology, Pop Culture

From serifpublishing, supposedly we can save the environment simply by using a black google. Plus it looks pretty cool.


Grand Royal Magazine
July 28, 2007, 5:01 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, Fashion, Illustration, Inspiration, Magazines, Music, Pop Culture, Toys

As promised, a few scans of Grand Royal covers, issues 1-3. I’ll scan a few more next week.

Relax Magazine
July 28, 2007, 11:19 am
Filed under: Art, Design, Fashion, Illustration, Inspiration, Magazines, Music, Pop Culture, Toys

Possibly my favourite magazine of all time – despite not being able to read any of it – Relax covered everything I liked. The only magazine I could compare it to would be Grand Royal magazine and sadly neither are with us any more. I’d guess you could classify them both as lifestyle magazines, everything from art, fashion, music through to more esoteric subjects like Mos Burger and a regular section on “kakutougi” (what the Japanese call mixed martial arts events and disciplines like the UFC). I found a good little archive of a few Relax covers at nmca that probably sums up the wide range of things that it covered. I’ve managed to pick up around ten or so issues, when I have time i’ll get around to scanning some pages, possibly alongside some covers from Grand Royal as I have access to every issue.

So-Me Video
July 28, 2007, 11:02 am
Filed under: Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Music, Pop Culture, Video

Following a comment yesterday that corrected me mislabelling a video as being by Parra, I’ve just found a little promo video by So-Me for a compilation CD. The video is in a similar vein as the other video but featuring record covers rather than t-shirts.

Cows n Carbon
July 28, 2007, 10:49 am
Filed under: ecology, Inspiration, Pop Culture

A bit of a wander off topic here from what I’ve normally been covering on my blog now, I’ve been thinking a lot recently on the environmental impact that cows are having. One recent tidbit of information I read recently said that around 2lbs of beef has the same carbon footprint as driving a family car for 150 miles at 50mph. This is due to the amount of methane produced by the cow, transportation, slaughtering, refrigeration etc etc. Apparently, around 20% of the worlds pollution is created by cows. I was talking about this with a friend yesterday and we agreed that this figure is useless without having a comparison to other animals. Does a cow produce more pollution than a pig per lb of meat? I don’t really drink milk (I never have done, I had to have flavoured milk as a baby even) but I do really like a steak. I’m not massively eco but I don’t drive, don’t fly much and I try to be a little bit green, are all these things pointless if I have a steak every so often?