Things Kari Likes: Music, Art, Design, Lobsters


In case you haven’t seen this yet, this is the new video for the new Röyksopp song, Happy Up Here. SO great. This video fits the song perfectly. Super stylish. Space Invaders? Yes. Röyksopp can do not wrong in my opinion. Also came across this track off a B-Side which has been on repeat. Love. I’m ready for the new album. I’m ready! I’m ready! I’m ready!

MP3: Röyksopp – A Quiet Life


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Old and New

Been listening to both old and new stuff these days. In with the old, in with the new, is what I say. So I’m really excited for the new Phoenix album which comes out May 25th, and is really far away which is lame. Anywho their site is a nice little teaser, and I’m loving the load animation. Also they seem to be quite tech savvy with their blog, twitter, and facebook links. Impressive. I also came across an oldie but a goodie, Bumblebee Unlimited’s Love Bug off Annie‘s DJ Kicks from 2005. Annie’s site is pretty adorable as well. Fun fun fun. Anyway enjoy.

MP3: Phoenix – 1901
MP3: Bumblebee Unlimited – Lady Bug (I Just Wanna Be Your)

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I absolutely adore this video. You can probably guess one of the reasons why. I hope you enjoy it too. Let me take this opportunity to also gush over how awesome Vimeo is. Great design, great content, and a great staff. This would hands down, be my dream company to work for. I hope to someday upload some videos to this site, but for now, tuning in to watch awesome videos will suffice.

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James Nguyen

It has been hard to come to terms with the fact that a dear friend, James Nguyen is no longer with us. I worked with James for two years at Piczo. I didnt really get to know him until he asked me to do a freelance project for him, which I was more than happy to do. We got to know each other and began talking online daily. His usual greeting was “KARI!!!” in which i would respond, “JAMES!!”, or “JAMEZ” a term that was later coined. Talking to him became a routine and is something that I am going to truly miss. I talked to him for most of the day on Friday and we had planned to meet up on Sunday to go see a movie. I am so devastated that this reunion couldn’t occur. James coined the term Lobstercado, a combination of two of my favorite things. I will never forget it.

James was such a talented, funny, ambitious person that will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends during this hard time. I miss you James and may you rest in peace.

Here is a song by Jemapur I have been listening to in remembrance of James.

MP3: Jemapur – Invisible Departure

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Spectra Visual Newsreader

So i came across the COOLEST way to experience news. The Spectra Visual Newsreader lets you create your own channel consisting of topics that interest you. Its seems like it could get complicated really fast but its suprisingly user-friendly. Its a fun, visual way to get your news.

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Damn Arms

I have been playing Damn Arms for weeks now. This duo hailing from Melbourne, Australia is rad. Yama Indra and Tim Sullivan are also buddies with Cut Copy, one of my favorite bands of all time. These two bands have both toured together and I hope to see Damn Arms at some point. I have included a couple tracks and a mix from Dan of Cut Copy which is just SUPER. Enjoy.

MP3: Damn Arms – Destination Pt. II

MP3: Dan from Cut Copy – JJJ Mix 6-21-08

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Aer Obama

As we all know, Barack ( we are totally on a first name basis) is now our President which I think is such a wonderful thing. Directing team Gold put together this adorable video to the sounds of Adam Freeland’s remix of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic”. Its pretty much amazing, in multiple ways.

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So I’m back! I thought I’d start out with a design post. This sweet image comes from Duoh!, an awesome design/web company from Belgium. Duoh! consists of Veerle Pieters, a graphic/web designer and Geert Leyseele, the boyfriend/project manager. I was gitty when I came across their site and immediately downloaded some wallpaper for my laptop. I suggest you do the same.

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