31 outubro 2009

Irving Penn

Irving Penn (June 16, 1917 – October 7, 2009) was an American photographer known for his portraiture and fashion photography.
He captured the famous of his time including Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe and Truman Capote. He is also recognized for his portfolio of fleshy abstractions of the human nude and still lifes.
Mr. Penn’s career was jump-started via his association with Vogue magazine, beginning in 1943, and his commercial work gained him attention and later entrance into the art world.

29 outubro 2009

El laberinto del fauno ****

Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) is a 2006 Spanish language fantasy film, written and directed by Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro.
Pan's Labyrinth takes place in Spain in May and June, 1944, after the Spanish Civil War, during the Franquist repression. Also present is the main character Ofelia's fantasy world which centers around an overgrown abandoned labyrinth.
This movie teaches us how children survive the real world, which they are not prepared for, and how adults forgotten this ability, disregard it as nothing, missing its "power".

26 outubro 2009


Lisbon @ Trash, Barcelona @ Razzamataz, Berlin @ Magnet, Munich @ So Not Berlin @ Ex-Zerwick, Geneva @ Brrrr No. 4 @ Le Zoo, London @ Cargo, Glasgow @ Death Disco@ The Arches, Budapest@ Kunk, Brighton@ Horse Power, Paris@ Furie @ Social Club, Bristol @ Blow Pop, Helsinki @ Kuudes Linja, Stockholm @ Heroine @ Debaser, Vienna @ Pling Plong @ Fluc

The Fun Theory

Bottle Bank Arcade Machine
Many of us return our plastic bottles and cans. Noticeably fewer recycle their glass. Maybe that's because we don't get any money in return, as we do for cans and plastic. Can we change this attitude by making recycling glass fun to do? So you are not just rewarded with a good conscience, you also get a smile. See the results here.

Piano Staircase
"Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better” is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers. Few people actually follow that advice. Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do? See the results here.

The World's Deepest Bin

To throw rubbish in the bin instead of onto the floor shouldn’t really be so hard. Many people still fail to do so. Can we get more people to throw rubbish into the bin, rather than onto the ground, by making it fun to do? See the results here.

Something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better.

The Bloody Beetroots - Warp @ I love Techno 2009

23 outubro 2009

MAD SubCulture's "Mission Statement"

Hello friends! My name is Filipe Macedo, I am currently living in Lisbon, Portugal. I created MAD SubCulture in hopes of encouraging a community of people excited to go out and be creative! The site arose from the need to express ideas and spread a flood of interesting things rolling in urban and digital life around the world.

Presently, MAD SubCulture celebrates creativity in all of its modern manifestations (urban culture, fashion, design, graphic arts, style, cinema, music, entertainment, nightlife, etc.). We are not a trend-spotter, trend-watcher or trend predictor. We select what we think is beautiful and enduring from all that is sought-after in design, lifestyle, urban living, fashion and pop culture.
The site can be a place to find inspiration, and of course a guide for planning your week full of fun nightlife, excellent music, great films and much more.

And don't forget that MAD SubCulture is a digital space open to ANYONE! So if you’re browsing the site and you suddenly feel like ‘Hey, I want to share something’ - send us an email! We want to support the creative arts, and hopefully you will find in the future YOUR inspirational work displayed on this site.

You may have also heard about our INFAMOUS PARTIES where some of our friends like to be a bit crazy. Boy or girl, you‘ll need a lot of creativity and face paint to join this wild party that is already redefining Lisbon‘s night scene.
It’s a space where you can be whoever or whatever (including your true self). A place with no prejudices or judgments, somewhere to let your creativity run free.
Welcome to the sublime and totally crazy world of MAD SubCulture, a party splicing freaky fashion, a fierce musical mix and carefree flamboyance.

Take some time to really explore the site, and feel free to contact us if you have something interesting to share or you just want to say hello!

You may also subscribe to this site via RSS or EMAIL.


21 outubro 2009

19 outubro 2009

Sunset Blvd. *****

The story, set in '50s Hollywood, focuses on Norma Desmond, a silent-screen goddess whose pathetic belief in her own indestructibility has turned her into a demented recluse. The crumbling Sunset Boulevard mansion where she lives with only her butler, Max who was once her director and husband has become her self-contained world.

Norma dreams of a comeback to pictures and she begins a relationship with Joe Gillis, a small-time writer who becomes her lover, that will soon end with murder and total madness.

Hype Machine

Like some of the most successful entrepreneurs, Hype Machine founder Anthony Volodkin got his start by trying to solve an everyday problem. Volodkin was looking for a better way to find cool new music.

On weekends, he traveled to Philadelphia and Boston to see bands like Arcade Fire, Explosions in the Sky, and Mindless Self Indulgence, but stumbling onto the next act to obsess over was tricky. "Music magazines were the result of too many degrees of marketing," he says. "There was nothing I could trust to find something new." At the same time, Volodkin discovered music blogs like Music for Robots and Fluxblog. The only problem was that there were so many of them, it was hard to keep up.

In between classes and shows, Volodkin started to build a website he called Hype Machine. It would display the most recent posts from a selection of music blogs (there are now 1,500 hand-picked by staffers from the dozens of submissions coming in a week), sample the songs, and let visitors see what was popular. The result was an addictive amalgam of Pitchfork and Pandora, but crowd-sourced -- from a discerning crowd.

The lessons of from Napster's demise -- another dorm room-incubated music start-up, which was shut down by court order in 2001 for trading copyrighted material -- were not lost on Volodkin. Rather than dilute revenue from the labels and musicians and draw their ire, Volodkin tried to work within the existing ecosystem. He added links to buy songs from iTunes and Amazon. (The site is free to use. Hype Machine makes its revenue from percentage cut of sales of songs and concert tickets, as well as advertising. The site sells tens of thousands of tracks a month.)

Hype Machine's critical acclaim and play-nice attitude didn't make it any easier for Volodkin to find venture capital funding in the summer of 2007, even from investors that praised the site publicly. But that still leaves the start-up in pretty good company -- Pandora was turned down 350 times before picking up outside financing.

Volodkin responded to rejection like a seasoned entrepreneur, adjusting his strategy and transforming the setback into an asset. "In a weird way, it became a benefit to have some real checks built into the system," says Volodkin, who now has three full-time and two part-time staff, "When you have only a few people to build something, you pick very carefully what you build.




14 outubro 2009

Bringing back the 1920s

MAD SubCulture featured in Jornal Quinze

Kitsuné Maison 8 - The Chic and Nice issue

Here is the eighth Maison compilation from Kitsuné, the chic and nice issue. The Kitsuné house is now packed with friends, girls and boys, new and old. Quiet girls, neurotic boys, Kitsuné mobilizes all that is most passionate and exciting... It will be out mid november but til then, here something for you.

All clothes in the video are taken from the new Spring Summer 10 collection : "Kitsuné Golf Club". All music in the video is to featured on Kitsuné Maison 8 compilation.

06 outubro 2009

MAD Gloves

What colour are the gloves you wear every day to go to work in the winter? A subtle brown? Boring black?

Grenoble-based brand FST Handwear is aiming to shake things up in the glove world with a new range that sees the glove becoming an art form to rival the blingest tee or pair of trainers.

There are eight designs on sale for autumn. The flagship is the Color Cubes design inspired by everyone's favourite Danish plastic bricks.

More info at www.fsthandwear.com