Things Kari Likes: Music, Art, Design, Lobsters


Considering I look like a lobster right now AKA sunburnt, I figured a lobster post was in order. A dear friend of mine sent me a link to this awhile ago and I had been meaning to post it sooo here it is! I mean come on, a lobster riding a record?! who has an uncle named Bismark? Freaking awesome. I also find it amusing that his name is Shelly since my roomie’s name is Michelle – granted I don’t really call her Shelly this is kinda unrelated but still. I thought I should mention it. Anywho, I just bought some AMAZING lobster shoes that I’m hoping to post about soon. Ta Ta for now!


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Nice Lobster

Who would have thought there is a site out there that contains seemingly endless amounts of random, sometimes hilarious lobster pictures! Welp its called, Nice Lobster. Although the navigation on this site is absolutely horrible, I HAD to go through all 24 pages of pictures. How could I forget the infamous, “Lobsta in yo’ face!” picture, or some classics such as the knife fight, or the dog and baby in lobster costumes. Granted there were some random ones that if I were running this site might veto, overall the content was pretty amazingly lobster-related.

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Uniqlo Calendar

I know its been too long since my last post, but thought a calendar post would be a nice way to start off the new year (granted its almost the end of January but still). So I have been quite obsessed with Uniqlo’s Calendar. Its pure awesome. Considering I just got back from Japan, this seems like an appropriate screensaver to have. Not only is it well-designed, it tells me the freakin date, weather, and displays some lovely time-lapse video content. I particularly fond of the penguin parade, the ninjas fighting on the roof in Tochigi, Shibuya crossing (I’ve been there!), and all the other cuteness that ensues. Anywho, you should get this screensaver too.

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Duck Sauce

I am very excited about the latest collaborative project composed of two awesome DJ/Producers. Armand Van Helden and A-TRAK have teamed up under the name Duck Sauce. The album is supposed to come out sometime in September on A-TRAK’s Fool’s Gold label. For me, this is house music at its finest. Its FUNKY guys. “You’re Nasty” samples the track “Nice and Nasty” by Salsoul Orchestra which was on the album “Blueprint 2” a compilation from, the one and only Jacques Lu Cont. I highly recommend these tracks and look forward to more from Duck Sauce.

MP3: Duck Sauce – Anyway

MP3: Duck Sauce – The Motion

MP3: Duck Sauce – You’re Nasty

MP3: The Salsoul Orchestra – Nice and Nasty

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Dustin Curtis

Welcome to me nerding out over user interfaces and their designers. Here is how Dustin Curtis introduces himself, “My name is Dustin Curtis. I make user interfaces and experiences. I am obsessed with sushi, the sky, and the brain. Today is the 8,238th day of my life.” His site is easy to navigate through and explore. Probably one of my favorite parts is the about page. Chalk-full of entertainment. The timeline is BRILLIANT. Let me just list off the other things I find inspiring: the iconography (particularly the little fish that appears here and there), the navigation, the sign up box on the fuel site *swoon*, the one-pixel borders, the humor, I mean I could go on for days.

All in all, I find Dustin’s work to be utterly fantastic. He gets bonus points for being from the bay area.

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Zoot Woman

Zoot Woman has a new album entitled, “Things Are What They Used To Be” coming out August 21st. I’M SO EXCITED. I’ve mentioned Stuart Price, who’s a member of the group before. I wish I could fast forward to the day when I will FINALLY see Stuart Price/Zoot Woman live, if he/they ever tour the US. Until that day, I leave you with one new track and one old.

MP3: Zoot Woman – Saturation

MP3: Zoot Woman – Grey Day

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I dont like my hair neat. I can’t get enough of this video and I haven’t posted a video in awhile so I thought now was as good a time as any. Tiga is great. I have tried to see him twice now, both times unsuccessfully which is truly a shame. I really don’t have much to add to this other than I just found out he has a podcast which seems interesting, so I will be checking it out. I’ve also included Shoes for your downloading pleasure.

MP3: Tiga – Shoes

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Andy Gilmore

Andy Gilmore of Rochester, NY has some amazing stuff in his portfolio. Great understanding of color obvs. Particularly enjoying his WIRED and Bones magazine covers. Anywho have a looksie at his site for more like this.

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Would you know what to do in the event of an Earthquake in SF? I myself have experienced some craaazy earthquakes in my day (aka Northridge 1994) so I totally aced this quiz ya’ll. Not only is this informative, its also awesomely designed. The folks over at “I shot him because I loved him, damn him” worked with Asketic SF to create this glorious project. These design gurus has some awfully fun sites as well and the fact that they are SF-based makes them cool in my book. I love SF. I love design. I can’t say that I love earthquakes but at least now I’m prepared.

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Louis la Roche

I love shuffle. So I was listening to my iPod and had totally forgotten about how awesome Louis la Roche is. Apparently he has a new EP out entitled Me & Her which I am currently checking out. The track below is one of my faves. I’ve also come across the awesome Mnuvrs that has a great mix by Louis la Roche. This site is fabulous obviously, I mean they have the same wordpress theme as me, sooo they must be cool. The mix below has been on repeat ALL DAY today. So great. Check it out.

MP3: Louis la Roche – Get On Down

MP3: Louis la Roche – Mixtape 7

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