Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Manuel Brandazza is a designer from Argentina. This was sort of a comeback show for him because he quitted making clothes about five years ago. The show was done at Parque Thays, a big park near Retiro station that hosts a huge Botero sculpture of a naked torso, which added a classic and strangely decadent feel to the show. As you see, the clothes mix very different fabrics and textures and feature geometric and symmetric designs that often resolve in sort of a demonic face from a manga hell. It's astronaut chic with tribal designs: the kind of clothes that the musicians from the Sun Ra Arkestra or the characters in a science fiction utopia would wear. All Brandazza clothes have an otherworldly quality to them. This collection was inspired by cycling. These are vintage/future/alien cycling and living clothes.
Before the show...
My girlfriend Ana got the best dress!
Then, ambient pop artist Aldo Benítez played some tunes. Just him, his mic and his boom box...
Friday, May 14, 2010
Mogwai Superheroes of BMX
múm Slow bicycle
Red Hot Chili Peppers Bicycle Song
Brian Wilson Roll, Plymouth Rock
XTC Season Cycle
Madness Riding on my bike
Luka Bloom Acoustic Motorbike
Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine
Alain Bashung L’arrivée du Tour
Belle & Sebastian The Fox in the snow
Clouddead Bike, Part 1
Danny Elfman Park Ride from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure OST
Lisa Germano Riding my bike
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Very bad video (shot by myself) that shows the basics about cycling in Buenos Aires. In a nutshell: lots of cars (some illegally parked), no other cyclist in sight, no bike lane and not a single driver that even remotely considers the possibility of a bicycle approaching their car.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saturday Morning. I took off from home at 9 AM. After a few blocks along Córboba Ave. I got to Alvarez Thomas Ave. Luckily there are almost no cars.
and under. Another fellow worker/cyclist. Two bike commuters in half an hour is not a bad average at all for this city!