-- Even if you're not a consumerist, this animated video by Japanese illustrator Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton is pretty brilliant, despite the hyper-branding.

-- Heading to NYC between this November and next April? Check out this career retrospective of "Batman" and "Sweeney Todd" director Tim Burton at the Museum of Modern Art.

-- While you're at it, "League of Extraordinary Gentleman" artist Kevin O'Neill is making an appearance at Forbidden Planet NYC tonight from 6PM-7:30, so bring your stash for signage!