01. Dirk: And Then There Was One
My NBA fanhood boils down to a series of moments. Michael Jordan’s shove of Bryon Russell. Allan Houston’s Game 5 floater against the Heat to send the Knicks to the second round of the ‘99 playoffs. LeBron James’ 48 points against Detroit in Game 5 of the ’07 playoffs. The Kobe to Shaq alley-oop in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals. The Ron Artest Game 7 three-pointer in last years’ NBA Finals, followed by a ceremonial salute to his therapist. (Dime).
02. Artist Polaroids From Bonnaroo 2011
“Festival photography is generally delivered from the vantage of the photo pits, and so we did, but this year we decided to present a more unique perspective on Bonnaroo’s sights. With the help of Graeme Flegenheimer, we distributed Polaroid cameras amongst some charming artists and told them to shoot whatever they wanted. In the gallery above is what they gave us back: over 100 select shots, some with scrawled captions, so you can get a sense of what Bonnaroo’s stars were looking at when they weren’t onstage looking back at you.” (Stereo Gum).
03. Treasures of eBay: Soccer Themed Condoms (Above)
“We know how you guys like to get funky with it. You put on your clean Messi jersey, crank up the vuvuzela music, and go the full 90 plus. You don’t even need the half-time break. The only (?) problem with your game right now are your disappointingly non-soccer themed prophylactics.” (KCRS).
04. LACMA: California Design
“As you might imagine, we inveterate modernists up here at Dwell are very, very excited for what will be one of the fall’s best forays into modern design. On October 1, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is launching California Design 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” which takes a good long look at how Californian design in the middle of the 20th century helped shape American material culture. I’m so thrilled to be talking with two of the shows curators Bobbye Tigerman and Wendy Kaplan at Dwell on Design on Friday June 24th to learn more about their research. But here’s a sneak preview of 13 of the over 300 objects that will make up the show.” (dwell).