Archive for October, 2009

Wallpaper word search

This could get a little dizzy but I still think it’s great. Word search on your wall. [via BLTD]


I’m dedicating this unusual song to an unusual person who makes me feel kind of… unusual.

Today, Holiday Matinee launches KEEP IT LIKE A SECRET, a weekly online radio show that dishes out indie jams and creative inspiration. Tune in live every Wednesday from 11AM – 12PM PST on the brand new, totally independent Legit Radio. Tweet in your requests and shout-outs @holidaymatinee.


Holiday Matinee’s October Mixtape!

Notice we were playing hard to get with this month’s mixtape? It’s been a little over a month, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still love making you mixes. Rocktober’s edition features tunes from Phantogram, Beck, Passion Pit and more.

Do Tell: Chad Rea

Chad Rea is one busy dude, just don’t ask him what he’s up to. The former go-to creative for name brand agencies now has his entrepreneurial feet planted and about to unleash full on good on the planet. Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, Portland is Chad’s backdrop and home to the soon to be re-released ecopop. While Chad can easily be known for his impeccable personality, creative coaching and speaking abilities, ecopop is Chad’s masterpiece. Think of it as a philosophy, a lifestyle brand, and an active community of leading professionals and diverse businesses that collaborate to help solve local and global issues through creativity. The launch is currently set for January 2010 but in the meantime, we asked the all-star creative to dish on 2 things he’s totally jazzed about right now. Check em out after the jump.

Chad Rea is the man!

If you would’ve asked me this question yesterday, I might have suggested something else, like Drop 7 and RedLaser–my latest iPhone obsessions. But today, I received two things in the mail that I couldn’t be happier about.

Shoe Goo – I am a shoe, music, and T-shirt whore. This product serves my somewhat obscure shoe brand obsession. I pretty much latch on to a favorite pair and wear them till they fall off. Now, with Shoe Goo, I can prolong their life and keep them out of a landfill a wee bit longer. Now, if only someone would make an eco-friendly alternative to Shoe Goo, they’d be rich and be mindful of the planet at the same time. Anyone? Anyone?

Ephrem’s Bottle Cutter Kit – I am also a beer and wine monger. Where do you think all those ideas comes from? Just kidding. I tend to buy aluminum cans over bottles, but when I occasionally end up with a recycle bin full of bottles, I can’t help to feel somewhat guilty. Now I can make some kitsch drinking glasses, bowls, and whatever else I’m sure all my friends and family will quickly get sick of. What? Don’t think you’re not getting a set for Christmas. I mean, if you don’t like them, you must hate the planet, right? I knew you’d come around.

TNT’s back with a bang

TNT’s back and yes, it’s going to be dynamite. That’s right, MCASD’s famed Thursday Night Thing is making its triumphant return on November 5th to celebrate the new Tara Donovan exhibition. The event promises to have ¬†among other things, art-making, interactive performances, and live music from Money Mark and Birds & Batteries all themed around Donovan’s latest work. Honestly, I’d probably go just to see Money Mark spin for an hour but the art exhibit really sealed the deal. Tara Donovan’s one of the most prolific contemporary artists and in 2008 she even won the MacArthur Genius Award, and MCASD is the only museum on the west coast to feature her exhibition. Entry is $10 general public, $7 students, and free for members. If you haven’t gotten a membership yet, now might be the time to do so.


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