Cross-stitch is sometimes much better than its reputation. Theo Humphries takes typical cross-stitch patterns and pimps them with delicate details. If you’re interested in making your own Crapestry, Humphries explains the process on his website.


»Polar Bear Cub«

»I Don’t Like Uncle Bear… Not At All«

Top Music Videos – Spring 2012 pt. TWO

Two weeks ago I started with my first review on some selected music videos which were published in the spring. Now we continue with part two…

1. Portugal. The Man – »All Your Light« directed by Dan Brown. The music video review begins once more with a gruesome short. A young boy is walking on a meadow with a bloody bag in his hand. In the following, a scary story around a dirty trailer park begins. By the way: a wonderful song.

Portugal. The Man „All Your Light“

2. Jack White – »Sixteen Saltines« directed by AG Rojas. Jack White has released a video for »Sixteen Saltines« filled with flaming cars, self-asphyxiating burnouts, creative drug use, property destruction and plenty of other bizarre occurrences. Needless to say, hard but pretty amazing.

Jack White – Sixteen Saltines from AG Rojas on Vimeo.

3. Woodkid – »Run Boy Run« directed by Yoann Lemoine. It is difficult to understand the intense work of Yoann Lemoine, the level of passion he has. Stylistically at one with the Iron video, every shot is crafted beautifully. I was a little surprised he did the same again. But it works.

Woodkid – Run Boy Run

4. Grimes – »Oblivion« directed by Emily Kai Bock. Claire Boucher alias Grimes is planning a video-cycle for all 13 album songs. »If music is the main course, then the video is making my dessert« she says. »Oblivion« shows my weakness for half-empty motocross stadiums, cheerleading and floodlights. Besides, this one is my favourite from »Visions«

Grimes – Oblivion

5. M.I.A. – »Bad Girls« directed by Romain Gavras. Based on the criticism of M.I.A.’s »Born Free« video two years ago, her situation was not quite as simple. A longtime critics‘ favorite lost her crown. Her symbols were too bold and too stereotyped. Nevertheless, the mood of the fans was at its best. The video has garnered over 10 million views on YouTube and a ton of attention. It shows M.I.A. in a desert location, surrounded by women in leopard bodysuits. Men in white garments stand on water pipes by the side of the road and watch two BMWs doing high-speed stunts. Brilliant!

M.I.A – Bad Girls

El Orden es Intangible

Typographic installation by Boa Mistura. Inspired by the poem »Order is« by Louis I. Khan, the piece involves an abstract furniture composition that only makes sense when is observed from one particular point, from where you can read the quote »order is intangible«. Before that Boa Mistura worked on a vibrant community project in Vila Brâsilandia, one of the favelas in São Paulo, Brazil.

Boa Mistura .

Boa Mistura – El Orden es Intangible

Boa Mistura – El Orden es Intangible

Boa Mistura – Orgulho

Boa Mistura – Firmeza


Wang2mu from Guangzhou, China, favors red and blue ballpoint pens to create his illustrations.Pretty nice combined, even if i don’t understand a word.

小时候其实我想做只 老师


小时候其实我想做只 警察

Die Qual der Zahl

Eine Unbekannte, die jeder kennt: die Quote. Aber wie wird die Quote ermittelt? Welche Aussage trifft sie wirklich? Spielt das Fernsehen mit gezinkten Karten? »Die Qual der Zahl – Warum das Fernsehen ist, was es ist. Von Fernsehprofis, Quotenknechten und Kundenprofilen.« Ein Beitrag von Simon Feldmer und Max Fellmann für das SZ-Magazin (Heft 20/2012).

»Das Einzige, was zählt: so viele Zuschauer wie möglich.«