Charles and Ray Eames: User Experience Extraordinaires

If you are a mid-century furniture buff (or you just like watching Mad Men, visiting Apartment Therapy, or have a Pinterest account), you probably know the name Eames. Or if you don’t know the name, you know the look: via Herman Miller Yup, that Eames. Well if you are a bit of a neophyte, to …

White Stripes First Ever Live Performance Vinyl to Be Released!!

File this under “amazing”: Vault Package #13 also includes a red vinyl 7″ of the White Stripes first ever live performance recording from an open mic night at the Gold Dollar on July 14, 1997 and a tote bag featuring the iconic peppermint logo. Relive the memories of Jack and Meg TOGETHER, with this clip …

Nikolai Fraiture Performs with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire on SNL

What’s that? Oh it’s Nikolai Fraiture performing “The Last Time” with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire on SNL, that’s all: I will be playing bass with @MickJagger and @arcadefire tmrw on @nbcsnl! Tune in if you can!! — Nikolai Fraiture (@N_Fraiture) May 18, 2012 Here he is:

Jack White Tries to Get Into Guinness Book of World Records with “Most Metaphors in a Single Concert”

As you may have heard, Jack White has recently revealed some beef he has with the Guinness Book of World Records folks over the White Stripes’ record for “Shortest Musical Concert” , which was recognized in the 2009 edition, but removed in subsequent additions. Guinness says that since publishing the record, which was set with …

Step Into DJ John Peel’s Legendary Record Collection

This is pretty much the coolest thing ever. In a partnership between John Peel’s family, The John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts, Eye Film and TV, and website company Klik, and sponsored by the BBC and Arts Council England, the record collection of famed BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel will be available for …

Why Moquu Is My New Favorite App

An eagle-eyed reader tipped me off to a new app called Moquu that has some very special filter names. Check it out: “Jumble,” “Sugar,” “Aluminum,” “Biscuit,” “Coffee,” “Blue Orchid”… anyone else sensing a pattern? Yup, the folks at Pangalaktik Media (the Budapest-based creators of the app) are most definitely fans of Jack and Meg — …

Extra! Extra! All the Jack White News Fit to Print

In this week’s edition of “Jack White Weekly” there are a number of exciting updates: 1. Jack’s debut solo album, Blunderbuss has been released! What are your thoughts? I’ll be taking an in-depth listen this weekend during a road trip. 2. Jack White is going to write, produce, and perform the score for Walt Disney …

Morning Benders No More: Band Switches to “POP ETC”

Out of complete random curiosity today I googled to see what was going on with everyone’s favorite almost all-asian band from New York (via California), The Morning Benders and to my surprise they’ve changed their name to POP ETC. Why the name change? According to a message posted on March 25, 2012 on the old …