martedì 30 novembre 2010

Timex Social Club - Rumors 7''

The Timex Social Club
is an american band formed in 1982 by students of Berkeley High School in California.
The group was originally known as The Timex Crew with members Marcus Thompson (founder), Gregory "Greg B" Thomas, Michael Marshall, Craig Samuel and Darrien Cleage.
By 1985 the group and the name Timex Social Club was born. They specialize in both old school
hip-hop and the merger of urban R&B, which were later known as new jack swing.
The group's first release was the mega hit 12 inch single entitled "Rumors"/"Vicious Rumors".
The success of the single "Rumors", prompted hip hop impresario Russell Simmons to hire the group with new replacement lead singer Fred "Buz" Busby as the opening act on Run DMC's Raising Hell Tour the summer of 1986. Other acts on the tour were Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and Whodini.

Mercury Records 1986
is avaiable in our

lunedì 29 novembre 2010

Bla Bla Shop Necklace on Cosebelle Magazine

Photo: Roberta Krasnig (Studio Repossi), at 7 Min
Stylist: Cristiana Rivellino Santella
Make up and hair: Laura Rinaldi (HM Battaglia)
Model: Kim (Joy Models)
Assistant: foto Alan Grillo Spina

cosebelle magazine

Pen on paper, well, finger tips on keyboard. I go through periods where I’m prolific with writing and then have a lapse,
this is because I’ve got projects in my mind and some others on paper; when they're on paper,
they're on Cosebelle Mag :)

sabato 27 novembre 2010

Humor Graphic

Humor Graphic, founded in Milan in 1960 by Luciano Consigli, is a graphic and illustration "magazine-book" of critical humor.
It laughs on the problems of human beings through the language of design.
The magazine made his debut with two collections of illustrated books: "Graphic Humor Cocktail" (edited by Club del Libro, Milan) and "Furniture Graphic Humor" (edited by Panorama Pozzi, Milan).
From 1965 it comes with a numbered series of monographs, featuring the best italian names of humoristic illustration.

HUMOR GRAPHIC: issue n°30 RITUS (1991)

HUMOR GRAPHIC: issue n°24 MAGIA (1984)
HUMOR GRAPHIC: issue n°22 ALFA BETA (1982)

HUMOR GRAPHIC: issue n°31 ENERGIA (1992)


Disegni di:
Athos, Barletta, Biassoni, Bonfante, Bosich, Caldanzano, Carnevali, Caligaris, Cattoni, Congiu, Consigli, Contemori, Core, Cragnolini, Cremonesi, Crepax, Dall'Aglio, Dradi, Emco, Falcone, Farahzad, Fremura, Garola, Gattia, Henry, La Pietra, Locatelli, Lopez, Mah, Maldini, Mangone, Marampon, Masoni, Marini, Mele, Migliorati, Mongiardo, Mutschlechner, Osuchowska, Ricciuti, Rossetti, Schmidlin, Sajini, Sironi, Skiaffino, Sogno, Tallarico, Tedeschi, Testa, Traglia, Zorat.

"Humor Graphic" magazines

are avaiable in our

Vintage Bookshop

martedì 23 novembre 2010

♡ Nice-sweet-tender-teen pillow fight that makes the world a better place ♡

Photographer: Anna Poggioli
Models : Francesca Z & Sailor Moon
Styling: Bla Bla Shop
Location: someone's bed, Bergamo

Mimì Bertè - Se mi gira l'elica

sabato 20 novembre 2010

Sid Laverents, the amateur film maker.

Sidney Nicklas "Sid" Laverents (August 5, 1908 – May 6, 2009)
was an American amateur filmaker, who started making films at home in 1958, when he was 50 using a 16-millimeter Bolex Camera.
Recognized as one of the industry's most successful hobbyists, his 1970 film Multiple SIDosis is one of the few amateur films to have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry.
It was a nine-minute film that features multiple images of himself playing various instruments to the tune of the Felix Arndt song Nola. The film, which took four years to complete, begins with Laverents opening a Christmas present of tape recorder from his third wife, Adelaide, which he uses to play the song accompanying himself by humming, whistling and playing many of the instruments he had used in his one-man band. With the technology available at the time, he added the additional images of himself by re-exposing the film multiple times to include 11 images of himself using custom-designed equipment that he had developed to ensure that the sound and images were synchronized during the re-recordings. The multiple re-exposures meant that an error on any of the dozen images would require starting from scratch.
Laverents lived in Bonita (California), and died at age 100 on May 6, 2009 in Chula Vista (California) due to pneumonia.

It opens on Christmas morning, with an extremely square-looking Mr. and Mrs. Laverents opening their presents, but don't let that scare you away. Adelaide has bought Sid one of the early consumer sound-on-sound reel to reel decks (an Akai M8), which he proceeds to play with, creating a multi-tracked version of the song Nola (one of those tunes you recognize instantly, but can't identify). It gets psychedelic as Sid adds to his foundation of ukulele and metronome, layering on tracks of ocarina, banjo, whistling, beer bottles and jews harp.

Bla Bla Shop is already thinking about christmas, and this is a little present we want to share with you