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Saturday, December 30, 2006


Something to lighten up, let's watch an episode of Smurfs via YouTube.

The state of contemporary civilisation

This is a sample of the "new" democracy of Iraq that the Texan politician George W. Bush has worked a lot for it. Is Texas slightly more civilised or not?

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The official trailer of Inland Empire

The long-awaited film by David Lynch looks quite promising. This is the official trailer.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Jehova's witness imagery

My only connection to religions is their rich imagery. Ironically these days I found a Watchtower magazine in an airport lounge.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


The drawings of Eleni Kamma

Apolis is a show that has just finished at the Hellenic-American Union space in Athens . It is curated by artist Kostis Velonis. The theme is about citiless "situations" and exiled artistic practises- which I am very identified with. Among from the works of Nikos Alexiou (upcoming Venice Biennial Greek participation), Andreas Angelidakis, Dimitris Foutris, Alexis Akrithakis, I want to include some drawings of Eleni Kamma which I wanted to write from long time now. Her drawings are inspired by architectural plans, children's books and decorative tapestry composed by baroque structures.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

A video from Anathena

Lily and Daphne with Manolis Babousis

Andreas, Iliana, a friend, Andreas, Elena

Jeff, Olympia and myself

Yesterday night I went to Deste Foundation to check the small concert in the lobby area of the foundation. It was part of the Anathena show with Lo-Fi and Fantastikoi Hxoi on the decks. I had the chance finally to take some videos of the show. After Deste we went to 2 magazine parties downtown Athens. One is called Mother and the other is Velvet.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Do you remember "R e m e m b e r "?

Love This Logo

I should not stick so much in the eighties but I cannot leave unmentioned about my 2006 fashion store re-discovery. In the Athens of the 80's punks and rock fans used to buy their clothes from Remember. I still remember my mom's nod of disapproval when I bought my first Cure pins in the summer of 1989. Remember still operates in Plaka with the most outstanding leftovers from this era. Almost a year ago I was walking in Plaka and I was very happy to discover that I could find shoes and clothes from the upcoming Dior Homme, Balenciaga, Bernard Wilhelm and Rick Owens catwalks but 20 times cheaper and more original. The hyper-social owner Dimitris Tsouanatos is really the athenian encyclopedia of the 80's so if you still think that Athens sucks on shopping, Remember to visit Remember!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Great Commercials from the 80's

The Commodore Vic20 computer. Was it the first computer I have ever seen?

Joanna Cassidy (Six Feet Under) "scarier" than fire forest.

Brooke Shields advertising Calvin Klein Jeans.

The "new" Zelda videogame

Madonna makes Pepsi in 1989

I was browsing Giant Magazine's great collection of cool 80's commercials and I have made this selection of my favourite 80's ads. Check here the top 50 list

Monday, December 18, 2006

Person of the Year: You and all of us

In the era of YouTube, Flickr and Blogger, Time Magazine has announced as person of the year: You. Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world. Read this historical article here

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

IS ERROR SUPERIOR TO THE ART? About Anathena tonight at Deste

A discussion that dominated blogs finally in reality:



Friday 15/12/2006, at 18.00, DESTE Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art

Some artists of the exhibition Anathena discuss about their work and answer your questions. On the decks: Vassilis Botoulas, Stelios Faitakis, Andreas Kassapis, Christos Lialios, Angelo Plessas, Pantelis Pantelopoulos, Stavroula Papadaki, Dimitris Papadatos, Hercules Renieris, Ioakeim Sidiropoulos, b., between others.

On questions: Despina Zefkili (Art critic, Athinorama magazine), and guest moderator to be confirmed…
At the rear
: Marina Gioti, Marina Fokidis, Antigoni Leakou, Patricia Giannopoulou


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My friend Priscilla Tea has a great sense of style. What is more elegant than this Undercover coat? more on Priscilla soon


A beautiful set of plates by Karim Rashid.

Monday, December 11, 2006

General Idea

Just found this video about General Idea's show at Kunsthalle Zurich. General Idea was a collective of three Canadian artists, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and AA Bronson, who were active from 1969 to 1994. Pioneers of conceptual and media-based art in Canada. Both Partz and Zontal died of AIDS in 1994. Bronson continues to work and exhibit as an independent artist, and has placed General Idea's archive at the Library of the National Gallery of Canada. Related Links here

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The P.I.X.

The P.I.X is a new London music zine. It's free and it's a poster and it covers every sort of music. This issue's poster has one one my favourite girl bands lately called the Long Blondes. The music bands and artists that are featured are always refered with their MySpace profile so you can immediattely listen and hear their music or even become friends with them. Check the zines MySpace profile here

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Walking around downtown Athens the other day I saw this funny poster at a grocery store. This is an announcement of a the Yuria Festival organised by Vinyl Microstore. Yuria is a name taken by the cute dog Yuri of Vinyl Microstore and it is a music festival that took place at the store with indie musicians all over Athens. Related link here

Monday, December 04, 2006

Tokyo party

Le Baron grand opening in Tokyo for a special reunion with Tycoon Tosh and Hajime Tachibana from Plastics featuring NeenStar Mai Ueda.

Friday, December 01, 2006

A celebrity without a face

Mr Ass with Choe Sevigny

with Boy George

Mr Ass is the latest cool night-life persona in the Big Apple. He usually wears nothing on the ass area and he usually "hosts" on his tender buttocks the eternal night life New Yorkers, thus Amanda Lepore and Boy George to Chloe Sevigny and Sophia Lamar. All this is documented endlessly in an blog here.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Militant carpets

A small & beautiful carpet from the huge & eerie installation of artist Christoph Buchel called Simply Botiful at Hauser & Wirth Gallery in London. This kind of carpets are made in Afghanistan. They usually depict symbols of wars between Afganistan and it's neighbours. I have written previously about these amazing carpets when I found some russian-afgani war era ones in a vintage store . Check them here

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New a flag


These days I have updated my home page. I usually update once a year so it was time to do it. Check this out:

Monday, November 27, 2006

Peter Fischli and David Weiss

After Design museum I went to the Tate Modern and I enjoyed the exhibition of Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss. I attach some photos of the series of sculptures Clay figures and always my fave subject: a heels photo.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Alan Fletcher at the Design Museum

Yesterday I took a stroll on the south bank and I first went to the Design Museum to see the exhibition of Alan Fletcher -one of the most influential figures in British graphic design. Alan Fletcher co-founded Fletcher/Forbes/Gill in the 1960s and Pentagram in the 1970s. He created iconic brand identities for clients such as Pirelli and the V&A and transformed book design in his role as consultant art editor to Phaidon Press with his spirited, witty and very personal style. Alan Fletcher died on 21st of September 2006. He donated his archive to the museum and before his death he was very much involved in the planning of this retrospective exhibition.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

IQONS launch party

Useless Magazine 's Conrad and Adrien

Hat Designer Victoria Grant

Gallerist Pablo de la Barra with fashion blogger Diane Pernet

IQONS is a new fashion community website that aims to have same impact on fashion as MySpace had on music. Yesterday night I went to the London Avant Première Party Featuring DJ's: Giles Deacon and Hazel Robinson, Richard Battye (The George and Dragon), Richard Mortimer (Boombox), Jerry Bouthier (Boombox), Princess Julia, Pippa ShopGirl Live performance from Pam Hogg. I attach some photos.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Tobias Bernstrup in Shanghai

If you happen to be Shanghai, China check out the solo show of Tobias Bernstrup at the Duolun Museum of Modern Art. In his work Tobias is using the visual language of pop culture, video games, Sci-fi, classicism and gothic noir, he has created his own unmistakable stage persona with gender-crossing live performances dressed in elaborate costumes of shiny rubber and heavy make up. In this show creates a thrilling story of two giant praying mantises duking it out over the Oriental Pearl and Jin Mao towers. Check his website here

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Somewhere in Indonesia

Mai has just sent me this beautiful photo from her trip in Indonesia. I know it is too early to imagine beautiful beaches.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

what is RSS?

Have you seen this icon above somewhere or the word RSS? Some friends has asked me to explain them what is RSS and how this can work. So I am posting today some information and some instructions about this very important feature. RSS is a simple system that allows users to subscribe to their favorite websites. For example: want to know when your favourite blogs have new posts without visiting every little while? With the help of Bloglines ( you 1. simply make an account 2. check on your favourite blog if there is RSS > clicking on this you get an address (which is something like ) 3. Copy this address and paste where it says "search for feeds" on the Bloglines page. 4. The results page brings up the blog , and click on the" subscribe to this blog". 5. Download also the notifier from the Bloglines as well so whenever new posts are published a small icon notifies you on the bottom-right side of your screen. Make sure you put blogs that are not constantly updated because it will be very distracting.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fantastic Planet

It is so difficult to concentrate on work while browsing YouTube. Few minutes ago I found these amazing videos from an animated science fiction film called Fantastic Planet (the English title of La Planète sauvage - literally "The Savage Planet"). This 1973 film is directed by René Laloux. The film was an international production between France and Czechoslovakia. It won the special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. The film depicts a future in which human beings, known as "Oms" have been brought by the giant Draags to the Draags' home planet, where they are kept as pets (with collars). The Draags are an alien race which is humanoid in shape but ten times larger than humans, with blue skin, fanlike earlobes and huge, protruding eyes which they theat Oms like pets if domesticated , unless they are been exterminated... check more here

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Paranoid Turnaround: a new piece

These days I am working on new pieces and a new version of my website. This is one of my latest pieces. Additional programming by Michal Fiala.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The new A issue: Jun Takahashi

The new issue of A magazine is curated by Undercover's Jun Takahashi. The magazine includes an extensive look on his tokyo lab, his stuffed dolls and statues, his designed furniture, his drawings and of course his fashion. There are also some interviews. Here is an extract from his interview to Terry Jones about his last collection:" My first idea was to use just one fabric and one color on the wholebody (wrapped faces too). I thought it would be beautiful, attractive in a way. I am realising recently that people say it's dark, but for me it's beautiful [..]It's romantic, beautiful and also ugly in a way sometimes and all these kind of feelings are finally beautiful in a way." Check his last collection on here

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Neen Poetry by Nikola Tosic

Nikola Tosic is a fellow artist, writer and a poet. He lives between Belgrade and Cape Town, sometimes as a spoiled brat and sometimes as a disciplined triathlon athlete. I consider his writings are very Neen. Last week in Amsterdam he read his last poems. I publish some of them here which the 2 of them were written and improvised while we were chatting on Skype a day so I am just pasting from the chat history (btw bless you Skype!) His site

stanley kubrick

i used to own
and i forgot to renew it
how damn that is
but life goes on
i am still a huge kubrick fan
i have all of his
movies music books
atlhough i did not see
any of his movies
in last three years

raw materials

nose drops are made of noses
toilet paper is made of toilets
riding saddles are made of riders
tooth paste is made of teeth
bathroom doors are made of bathrooms
sport watches are made of sports


angelo asked me for
hundredth time if i have a webcam
and for hundredth time
i told him i dont have one


i am the most neen person that i have ever met
and using this standard i judge everyone else
of course everyone is inferior to me
when it comes to being neen
some would probably disagree to this
but no one is really sure what neen is
so i win