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Yes, It Exists: Dumpster Fire Soft Vinyl Toy

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OMG. The folks at 100% Soft are at it again. The vinyl collectible that perfectly and succinctly summarizes so many of our feelings over the past couple of years is back with an all new, limited-edition color: the Cough Syrup Purple! Arriving just in time to cheer you up for the flu season, be sure to add this fun toy to your ever-growing collection of rainbow colored Dumpster Fire collectibles. Available now at Spoke-Art.com for just  $25 each!

Eye On Design: The Pixel Fire Sofa By Cristian Zuzunaga

Pixel Sofa
All Photos By Gail, Except Where Noted

After four hours at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), we were still looking out for that one Wow! piece of the show. We knew we had found it when we spotted the Pixel Fire Sofa: part of the Pixel Series from Cristian Zuzunaga. I’ll say it now: Wow!

Pixel Fire Sofa From Website
Pixel Sofa Front View (Image Source)

It was not possible to get a good, clear shot of the front of the sofa, due to the Fair’s high volume of foot traffic, and of course many people stopping to look at, touch, and sit on this fantastic piece of furniture.  I pulled the above image off the website to let you really see the full sofa without obstructions.

Pixel Sofa Back
And here’s the Sofa as seen from the back

The Pixel Sofa was born of a 2007-2008 collaboration with Moroso UK (designer of sofas, armchairs and accessories) and Kvadrat (Europe’s leading manufacturer of designer textiles) to design a limited edition sofa based on  Cristian’s pixel print designs applied to upholstery.

Pixel Upholstery Angled Front View

I think you will agree that the results are spectacular!

Pixel Upholstery Detail
Pixel Upholstery and Pillow Cover Detail

The Pixel sofa also comes with a generous selection of coordinating throw pillows and cushions for a comfortable and fully immersive experience! Fire is one of six distinctive design variations in the Pixel series. Each design is unique, so no two sofas will ever look identical.

Pixel Sofa and Pillows Detail

An intrinsic element to Cristian’s work is his belief in the way that color can positively affect human emotion. As a result, the covers are removable, allowing you to change the look of your sofa to reflect your mood and your individual style. Suggested price point: 5,995 Euros.

Pixel Sofa Lengthwise View

John McCracken at David Zwirner

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Installation View Left to Right: Galaxy, Rhythm, Flare. (All Photos By Gail )

Hey, do you enjoy the work of legendary minimalist artist John McCracken? I sure do. According to the obituary published in the New York Times when McCracken passed away in 2011 at the age of 76, “he was one of the few artists affiliated with the [Minimalist] movement who did not object to its name, and who made most of his work by hand: sanding and polishing his enamel, lacquer or resin surfaces until their colors achieved a flawless and reflective perfection.” Continue reading John McCracken at David Zwirner

Smoke On The Water: Fire In The Sky


Rare Photo of the Casino Burning Courtesy of Montreux Music Juxtaposed With a Shot of 1,721 Guitarists All Playing “Smoke on the Water” In Unison

On This Date, December 3rd in 1971: During a concert by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention at a casino in Montreux, Switzerland, a fire started after an audience member shot a flare gun at the ceiling. The building burned down but there were no fatalities. Deep Purple were in Montreux at the time to record their album Machine Head and watched the fire burn from their hotel window. At their recording sessions, the band immortalized the incident in their song “Smoke on the Water,” which was released as a single the following year and became a huge hit. Zappa, who is mentioned in the lyrics, lost all his equipment in the fire.

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Beavis and Butthead to Return to TV with New Episodes!

“Fire! Fire!”

Oh boy oh boy!! One of my favorite, iconic TV shows from the 90s, Beavis & Butthead is making a comeback. Series creator – and the voice of most of the characters – Mike Judge is reportedly putting together 30 new episodes to continue the adventures of his inarticulate, animated heroes. Specifics of timing and format are still being resolved, but the process is underway. Beavis & Butthead originally aired on MTV from 1993 to 1997. I watched it religiously.

Thanks to Gossip Cop for the tip!