Thursday, April 24, 2008

LA Riot's Coachella Mix

The sickest mash-up that I've heard in a very long time. An Atomic favorite, LA Riots, have released a Coachella Mix that's available to hear at The Los Angeles Times Coachella page (the Quicktime player is to the right).
Not only is it an astounding twenty-minute long mix, but it includes all of our favorite artists and favorite songs. Here is a track list of what is specifically in the mix:

Hot Chip — “Ready for the Floor (LA Riots Remix)”
Kavinsky-"Testrarossa Autodrive (sebastiAn Remix)"

Justice-"DVNO (LA Riots Remix)"

Bonde Do Role-"Marina Gasolina(Radioclit Remix)"

Uffie-"Hot Chick"

M.I.A.-"Bamboo Banga"
Kid Sister-"Control (LA Riots Remix)"
Cut Copy-"Saturdays"

Needy Girl (Vandalism Remix)"

Boys Noize-"Oh! (A-Trak Remix)"

Justice-"TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (LA Riots Remix)"

Yelle-"A Cause des Garcons"

Tegan and Sara-"Back in Your Head (Morgan Page Remix)"

Keith Haring's Mural, Painted Over

We all have experienced, as an artist or as a curious onlooker, that some of our favorite pieces of street art eventually fade, are painted over, or vandalized by other so called "artists". Fortunately, this was not the case with Haring's mural on Houston St./Bowery in New York City.
The Keith Haring Foundation, Deitch Projects, and Goldman Properties have hired a group of artists to recreate, or repaint, the mural in it's original form, using various photographic documentations of the original mural to bring it as original as possible.
I have to say, for someone who has been a fan of Haring and looked at his work as extensively as myself-the job was well done. Not only are the colors as brighter than before, but if Keith were still around, i'm sure he would be extremely flattered.

The mural is set to debut as finished on May 4th, which would have been his 50th birthday, and set to stay up until New Years Eve until it is sadly repainted by the city, once again and forever.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Everyone's Perfect Accessory: Sunglasses

It only being a month and a half away from the summer season, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to bring you some advice in serious sunglass shopping. Have you ever walked around the city or even driven by in your car, seeing someone with sunglasses that completely ruin their outfit? Well, we have.
We're bringing you the rules of sunglass shopping and where to buy them. In time, you'll see that a perfect pair (or two) of shades could be the only accessory you'll need to be looking fly.

Rule #1: Your Face Shape
Oval-shaped faces should wear large squared frames or large circular frames, it balances out your features and compliments the face shape very well.
Round-shaped faces can wear almost any style, but beware of that generic rectangle-shaped frames that are still being sold in stores!
Square-shaped faces look great in circular framed glasses, can can almost pull off any shape.
Heart-shaped faces look great in bigger square shaped frames, or bigger circular shaped ones. The trick is to balance out the narrowing of the chin in something that "pops" if you will. Sometimes, if you can pull it off, you get that bubble eye/alien effect, that can be very flattering. Thank you Nicole Richie, who is one example of this working to your advantage!

Rule #2: Faux Pas and how to avoid them
It may not even be about your individual face shape! Since there can be fashion faux pas, there can definitely be sunglass faux pas. We've all bought cheaply made glasses that break. The truth is that you don't have to spend a lot to get great quality sunglasses, the trick is it take your time looking around! Even though wearing a specific designer's sunglasses seems like a dream, it's not always flattering to see a huge logo on the side of their head that is shouting, "LOOK AT ME!".
There are other places that you can find the same amount of luxury for a whole lot less.

Rule #3: Where to buy & how to buy
Last season, the Ray Ban wayfarer came back. The only problem is that you see everyone with the same colors! You can break the habit by simply thrift shopping (and, no, not those hot spots that are so expensive). The Claw Money online shop offers many vintage wayfarer styles, including my favorite i've seen to date.

Vintage Purple Marbled Mosaic Ray-Ban Wayfarer, $200, at Claw Money.

You can even find your perfect round-frames, rare and vintage, from American Apparel.

Vigneri Sunglasses, $75.

And for those of us who don't want to spend the cash for some rare shades, we always have Urban Outfitters behind us, with prices ranging from $10-$20 for some stylish shades.
A favorite of mine are the flat-top aviators that they offer, because the flatter any face shape!

Flat Top Aviator sunglasses, $16, at any UO location.

Remember to take the time, and look out everywhere you go for sunglasses, sometimes when you least expect to, the perfect pair comes to you! Hope to see everyone out soon with their "perfect pair"!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Our Very First Time

Hello Atomic readers,

We're pleased to inform you that is our new blogging headquarters! We will be bringing you detailed blogs with a punch and your daily dose of California-cultured art, music & fashion. We can only hope that you are as supportive as you have been in the first few months that we have been in business. A big thank you to everyone who reads, challenges, praises (even criticizes us), and helps us with their individual contribution. In other words, thanks for your support!

Remember, we are always looking for new and exciting things to bring to the table and would like you see you reach out to us! You can contact us on our MySpace; there is a link at the bottom of the page (pretty nifty, right?).

Until our next post,