Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mr. Hudson feat. Kanye West - 'Supernova"

Mr. Hudson is intriguing. He has entered the game with a very unique angle, initially distinguishing himself with his looks and associations. on Supernova Hudson and Ye highlight the precautions of love and relationships, singing, "I feel like taking off/ Let me be your supernova tonight/ Before you make the biggest mistake of your life/ Just give me the chance to get it right." It will be interesting to see what his next single will be and how it fits into the rest of the album. Only time will tell. Kanye believes in him, which in today's realm is all you really need. Clean visuals make Hudson and Kanyes performance shots more compelling. His debut album, entitled "Straight No Chaser," drops October 5th.


Ian Ference's Abandoned Architecture

Photographer Ian Ference has a thing for abandoned buildings. His blog, The Kingston Lounge displays his impressive collection of work, documenting places that have been forgotten for years or even decades. The concept may not be a completely new one, but it relates an important truth about art. With these collections, Ference is able to find beauty in objects or settings that are often thought of as ugly and unwanted. And in a time where we find ourselves obsessed by the latest technology and shiny new possessions, his work stands as an interesting contrast, giving us a look at some of what we've left and neglected along the way. Only a true artist can transform the meaning of a scene simply by portraying it in the right light. Thank Samra for putting me up on this one.


VIBE Magazine Folds: What Does This Mean For New Media?

Times are changing. After 16 years in print, VIBE Magazine, the biggest urban music magazine has ceased publication. Founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones, the magazine covered the lifestyle and culture of hip hop and r&b.

This year through March, VIBE's ad pages fell 41.7 percent to 107, per the Media Week Monitor. Circ has been hard-hit, too; total paid and verified was down 8.6 percent for the second half of 2008, blunted in part by a 280 percent increase in verified copies. In the same period, paid subs fell 19.6 percent while single-copy sales fell 10.8 percent. (Media Week)

With advertisers looking elsewhere to present their messages, VIBE had to make cut backs to their work force. On March 1st staffers were asked to work four days per week, and have their salaries slashed 10 to 15 percent, according to a Vibe spokesperson.

What does this transformation mean for the content that still has to be covered? What will emerge as the online entity of VIBE Magazine? It seems as though RealTalkNY and World Star Hip Hop have effectively capitalized on the changing media forms, by covering news faster, while presenting content in various forms. Does this mean that every niche topic created within traditional media must now enter the online arena. It seems so. It appears as though the longstanding phrase, "change before you have to," rings true once again.


Pacific Division - "The Mayor"

On Sunday night, the BET Awards aired, complete with performances from Beyonce, Hov, Drake & Wayne, among many others. Somehow, the show still managed to be pretty lackluster. What troubled me most though was the list of nominees under the category for best group. The Roots and N.E.R.D. is all gravy, but then I scroll down and see Day 26 and the GS Boyz. To make matters worse, Day 26 actually won the award. No hate, but fuck. To know that quality hip-hop groups like Pac Div, The Cool Kids or Zion I are out there grinding every day just to get their songs in rotation, while the "Stanky Legg" dudes are up for awards is just a little discouraging. But it's cool. As far as I'm concerned, Pac Div is killing the game, and they're back with a new video for "The Mayor". Fly as a space shuttle. Cool as a rain puddle. Don't sleep.


Air Jordan Infrared VI Re-Release 2010

This will be a bittersweet release for those who already have a pair of Infrared VI's. For those that never had a chance, they get one more. This release is bittersweet because whenever a shoe is re-released its value decreases as there are more available to the public, effectively weakening the value for those that have already copped the kicks years ago. Regardless, these kicks are staples of the Air Jordan brand and might just be the first coppable J's since the Spiz'ikes. Even more notable because MJ won his first championship in these in '91. $150 price tag is still doin a bit much. Bowties.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Pharrell Speaks on The Legacy of Michael Jackson

A sincere soundbite from Pharrell. Initially, framing his response from the perspective of a musician, and more so an artist, he describes his particular appreciation for Michael Jackson by highlighting his relevancy to the world, and recalling Michael's unique character. This clip puts Michaels fame in better perspective, as someone of tremendous stature like Pharrell still speaks in reverence to the man that did it all before him.


Wings + Horns Fall Collection 2009

Featured below is the Fall collection of Vancouver based company Wings + Horns. Pretty wet all around. The most exciting pieces from the collection are the wool jackets and button ups that are stylish yet functional. Appropriate for most environments, Wings + Horns simply creates go to clothing.


Jay-Z - D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)

We all know Jay likes the iconic imagery. Throw in some noteworthy cameos and you've got a Jay video. D.O.A. doesn't stray from the mold. I respect the message. A call to bring originality and innovation back to the game. At 39 and relevant, Jay can be described as the Godfather of hip hop, but does he have enough clout to curtail the prevalence of auto-tune within the industry? Time will tell. Lebron cameo is unnecessary but neccessary at the same time. Cut scene might make you chuckle. It's Hovi Baby.


Tire Sculptures From Around The World

As we've seen in previous posts, with a little imagination we can turn nothing into something, and something into something else. The latter transformation is pictured below. Using old tires, sculptors from around the world used the worn rubber to create amazing pieces. If you can see it in your head, it can be created. Everything is impossible until someone does it.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kanye West - "Street Lights"

Saying Kanye's videos are the best is a stretch for some. They may critique his work subjectively. But it is hard to deny the precision of Kanye's videos. It's like you can like it, or not like it, but they're gonna be on point regardless. Streetlights is simply another example. Personally, I don't really fuck with the song. But I cannot deny the aesthetic.


Cave Lions (Extinct 2,000 Years)

Lion Facts: The cave lion, also known as the European or Eurasian cave lion, is an extinct subspecies of lion known from fossils and a wide variety of prehistoric art. This subspecies was one of the largest lions. An adult male, which was found in 1985 near Siegsdorf (Germany), had a shoulder height of around 1.2 m and a length of 2.1 m without a tail, which is about the same size as a very big modern lion. This male was even exceeded by other specimens of this subspecies. Therefore this cat may have been around 5-10% bigger than modern lions. It apparently went extinct about 10,000 years ago, during the Würm glaciation, though there are some indications it may have existed as recently as 2,000 years ago, in the Balkans.
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Are We Shopping Ourselves Out of Jobs?

Judging from the looks of things, this process might have worsened since this article was written. In a 2007 Fast Company article entitled, The Wal-Mart You Don't Know, Charles Fishman highlights the problematic consequences of Wal-Marts quest for inexpensive goods, by presenting the high prices that come with their everyday "low costs."

Wal-Mart is not just the world's largest retailer. It's the world's largest company--bigger than ExxonMobil, General Motors, and General Electric. The scale can be hard to absorb. Wal-Mart sold $244.5 billion worth of goods last year. Wal-Mart no longer has any real rivals. It does more business than Target, Sears, Kmart, J.C. Penney, Safeway, and Kroger combined.

Wal-Mart wields its power for just one purpose: to bring the lowest possible prices to its customers. At Wal-Mart, that goal is never reached. The retailer has a clear policy for suppliers: On basic products that don't change, the price Wal-Mart will pay, and will charge shoppers, must drop year after year.

One way to think of Wal-Mart is as a vast pipeline that gives non-U.S. companies direct access to the American market. "One of the things that limits or slows the growth of imports is the cost of establishing connections and networks," says Paul Krugman, the Princeton University economist. "Wal-Mart is so big and so centralized that it can all at once hook Chinese and other suppliers into its digital system. So--wham!--you have a large switch to overseas sourcing in a period quicker than under the old rules of retailing."

"People ask, 'How can it be bad for things to come into the U.S. cheaply? How can it be bad to have a bargain at Wal-Mart?' Sure, it's held inflation down, and it's great to have bargains," says Dobbins. "But you can't buy anything if you're not employed. We are shopping ourselves out of jobs."


S'mores Keyboard

I'm beginning to believe that it's not necessarily about how good the idea is, it's more about how you execute upon the idea. Taking a thought, and bringing it to fruition as you see it. This keyboard was initially a thought. Whether you fuck with S'mores keyboards or not, it's hard to deny the effort put into its creation. More on this later...


Iration - "Fallin"

Barbecue Music. How's that? Barbecue music, like 3:32pm on a Sunday. The songs that accompany the special moments in the afternoon. Hopefully this song will support more barbecue initiatives in neighborhoods near and far.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

An Extraordinary Temper Tantrum

Ian described this video as internet gold. It is the perfect definition. Videos like these are so spectacular because they capture reality. This shit actually happened. One time I bit the select button off my Super Nintendo when I lost to M. Bison in the last level of Super Street Fighter II Turbo. This video goes down as truly extraordinary. Props to the brother for capturing one of the most ridiculous moments caught on camera.


Beach Boys - "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

"Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through


50 Speaks On Drakes Buzz

50's take on the music industry is interesting because he speaks on it subjectively based upon his experiences. Let's not forget that 50 shitted gold throughout '03 and '04. Although the game has changed to a degree within the past five years, 50's commentary is still very relevant and insightful. But who's buzz was bigger? 50's in '03 or Drake's right now?


Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue Paris

It's interesting. It seems as though the most indelible creations are those that are simple in presentation and timeless in their relevance. I would categorize this Vogue campaign as such. As the sole photographers for the entire August issue of Vogue Paris, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin are simply put, winning. Judging by their names, I conclude that there are fly people everywhere.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Nas & Damian Marley: Distant Relatives

For months now, rumors have swirled around the idea of a collaborative effort from Nas & Damian Marley. Then, Rock the Bells unveiled the lineup for their summer festival series with the two artists co-headlining the bill, a promotion push for the forthcoming album. This video, directed by the talented Nabil Elderkin, is the preview for Distant Relatives. Not that I'd expect anything less, but this looks to be some pretty powerful shit. The kind of music that starts movements. Watch for yourself.


Post It Notes Have Never Been This Icy

This is up there with the MUTO wall painting. Another great example of stop motion animation. Taking a series of still shots and combining them to create a scene, or tell a story. Kind of like a real life flip book. Created by Savannah College student Bang-yao Liu, the 2 minute film portrays an interaction between the post it notes and a young man, that is anything but ordinary.


Bob Marley On How To Love A Woman

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”

- Bob Marley


Bicycle Film Festival 2009

Here is a pleasant promotion for the 2009 Bicycle Film Festival. Shot by Italian film director Marco Mucig, the trailer captures the essence of biking while raising awareness about the festival. Taking place in 38 different countries, the nine year old festival will once again celebrate life on two wheels.

In their own words: "The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle. We are into all styles of bikes and biking. If you can name it-Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Cycling to Recumbents- we've probably either ridden or screened it. What better way to celebrate these lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance? We bring together all aspects of bicycling together to advocate its ability to transport us in many ways."


Curt@!n$ feat. Bun B - "Like This"

Hyphen is doing it. While it's definitely notable to have Bun on a track, this post is more about writer/producer J-Hyphen. A fine example of where grindin can take you. His work ethic speaks volumes and shows us where we can go with passion and focus. Hyphens success thus far supports the fact that you don't need to be in a million dollar studio to make slaps. Although he's been producing tracks for various artists in the game for a minute now, this has to be his greatest achievement to date. Featured on the Great Adventures of Dope Boy C mixtape, CurT@!n$ and Bun hop on the track and do their thing. J-Hyphen. So out here.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

In Memory Of...

Tonight we celebrate. Sounds strange, I know, but bear with me. Tonight we celebrate the life and the work of perhaps the greatest entertainer of our era. A man who irreparably changed the face of popular music and entertainment. Forget the controversy. Forget the complex and troubling questions of race and gender. Tonight, we remember the songs that made us move and the voice that made them come alive. We remember an icon, a figure so ingrained in our culture that many in the generations above us considered him something like a family member.

I remember being eight years old and rockin to a cassette tape of Thriller every damn day. I let my tape rock 'til the tape popped. Literally. Michael's music is special because it is truly transcendent. The feeling it contains is powerful enough to reach through the speakers and touch people of all ages and of any color. And though nothing I could say could truly do the man justice, I feel this song speaks volumes. Tonight, I say we give thanks for Michael, and for the opportunity we've had to listen and watch for all these years. Tonight we celebrate Michael Jackson. Rest in Peace.


UK Student Creates Invisible Car

Let's take a moment to really appreciate this work. Like, who would've thought to do this shit? Sara Watson did. A 22 year old student at the University of Central Lancashire, Sara spray painted this hoopty Skoda Fabia to create this piece. Her work serves to give the illusion that the car is actually invisible. In regards to her work, Sara stated, "I was experimenting with the whole concept of illusion but needed something a bit more physical to make a real impact." The piece could be seen as an homage to street artist Julian Beever who also toys with perspective to create memorable illusions.


Shaquille O'Neal to be Traded to the Cavs

Shaquille O' Neal is getting ready to be a part of his 5th NBA team. The ramifications of this trade are kinda crucial as it seems like the Cavs are betting their chips on next season to at least get out of the east. If not, they'll have an older Shaq without the leverage to pull a valuable trade later on. Meanwhile it seems like the Suns were just trying to get rid of some heavy luggage as they receive Sasha Pavlovic and Ben Wallace in return. The key to trades in the NBA is to change before you have to. We'll see if these moves were correct come February.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CLAE McQueen Fall Collection 2009

As afore mentioned, versatile kicks are the 09. Although a lightweight outlandish color for some of us, if put together with similar and familiar colors up top, these kicks could be the perfect compliment. Known as the McQueens by footwear brand CLAE, these kicks also come in a navy suede that may be an easier rock for some. Call them settler kicks. Lan knows.


Young Dro - "On Fire"

Ok, folks. I expect most of us are already familiar with the man they call Dro. At the very least, you heard "Shoulder Lean" a few years back. After grinding for the last few years in the studio, he's back with his sophomore effort, P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once), and a new slap courtesy of Jim Jonsin (of "Lollipop" and "Whatever You Like" fame). Off top, folks know Dro is entertaining and fun to listen to, but as a spitter he's pretty damn underrated. This one is dedicated to the haters. Dro goes in. "Take Off" is the first single, but "On Fire" is the one.


The Ball Lily of South Africa

Also referred to as the powder puff, or globe lily, the ball lily is native to Africa and grows best in tropical environments. The blooms are big with red pink spikes and yellow specks at the ends, that while beautiful only last for about a week. Flowers are fresh because their shape and colors are so varying yet they all come from a tiny nondescript seed, and then grow into something magnificent. A flower is beauty in its most natural form.


Casino (1995)

I know a lot of folks have been fucking with the Hangover lately. Let us suggest another film about Vegas. This dude named Robert De Niro is in it. He's been in a few movies before, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas to name a few. Some short guy named Joe is in it too. He was in some movie about a raging bull. Go figure. If you like movies about Las Vegas, this might be worth your time.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rattan Patio Furniture

Furniture is an important thing. It really adds to your level of comfort in any given environment. Couple that with good people and you've got a moment. Eilly knows. Furniture can turn a house into a home while also giving people a place to relax. Comfort comes before style with me, but when both can be achieved we're winning. Featured here is the newest collection of the Cielo and Nido Rattan Patio Furniture. Rattan describes the vine like vegetation that is used to make the furniture. Weather resistant and lightweight futuristic, the Rattan Patio Furniture is simply icy as fuck. Some day. One day. We'll be settled.


Everybody Loves A Bash Out

Head Royce hoops was straight, but we never saw anything like this. Actually, I think Ned got banged on once. It seems like for those that have dunked before they're some of the greatest moments ever. Like everyone remembers the first time they dunked. For those who haven't, it's like, "damn I'd drop like 200 to dunk on someone 1 time." This is an ode to the kids in high school that were bashing. Tsut & Bird I see you. We applaud your bounce.


The Shins - "So Says I"

A little pop, a little rock, a dash of country, a touch of soul. This may aptly describe the sound of The Shins. Off the 2003 album, Chutes Too Narrow. The Shins is a funny fuckin name though. What's next, The Ankles? The Forearms? The Kneecaps? That's enough. When the melody switches up at 1:26 things get really good. With an accompanying video, and a pleasant sound, I would categorize this song as sunny day music.


Little Boots - "Day N Nite" (Cover)

Not new but necessary. Victoria Hesketh, known to the world as Little Boots covered Cudi's Day N Nite in early March. Little Boots' rendition is undeniably fantastic and borderline beautiful. But her cover also relates an exciting development that may be emerging in contemporary music. For Little Boots to cover Kid Cudi's work is not only an incredibly authentic marketing tactic, but it also promotes true artistry at its core. Piggy backing off the creativity of one, to stimulate the creativity of another. By covering various genres of music, musicians have the ability to support each other while also creating their own rendition of dope songs, ultimately relating their music to a wider demographic. W&B Day N Nite cover coming soon.


To: Mom From: Max


Monday, June 22, 2009

Lupe Fiasco - "Shining Down" (Live)

A lot has been made of "Shining Down", the first leak off of Lupe's Lasers album. The track, featuring Matthew Santos, was leaked throughout the blogosphere and Lupe got pretty pissed, so the download links got taken down (get at me on the low if you really need the song). Yesterday, he performed the song for the first time live, and absolutely killed it. What I like about this video, aside from just the song being dope, is the enthusiasm you can see in Lupe's performance. You can tell he's juiced off the music he's making and the response he's getting from the fans. This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you break a new song to the public.


Otis Redding - "That's How Strong My Love Is"

Maybe it sounds cliche, like something your folks might say, but damn. Nobody makes songs like this anymore. I mean yeah, we have our Amy Winehouses and John Legends doing their thing on the soul tip, but there's nothing quite like the feeling you get listening to some classic Southern soul. Otis of course, was the legendary voice at the forefront of Stax Records whose life was tragically cut short in a plane crash in December of 1967. Still, in the six short years following the release of his first single, Otis Redding cemented his status as one of the most influential singers in popular music, leaving us with classics such as "These Arms of Mine", "Respect" and of course "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay". "That's How Strong My Love Is" was a hit for labelmate O.V. Wright before being covered by the King of Soul himself in 1965.


Kevin Van Aelst Photography

Kevin Van Aelst is a pretty incredible artist. His pieces consist of everyday objects, rearranged and decorated in creative and intricate ways, often on a tiny scale, making the precision of the work all the more impressive. Van Aelst himself frames his work as examining "the distance between the 'big picture' and the 'little things' in life- the banalities of our daily lives, and the sublime notions of identity and existence". Pretty interesting stuff. Check here for more of Kevin's work.


The Clipse feat. Kanye West - "Kinda Like A Big Deal"

Often times, one of the primary goals of a music video is to breathe new life into a song by depicting it visually. I think music videos are at their best when the video makes you like the song more. I'm not sure if I feel this way after this one. Could they have gotten a bit more creative with it instead of a series of performance shots in a stairwell? I think so. Nice colors though. It's cool to see Kanye and the Clipse together. Kanye is doing a great job of staying relevant through his features recently, I applaud him for that. But I still wonder, will the Clipse ever make a better video than this?


The Lakers Do Jimmy Kimmel

This is great for a lot of reasons. It's fun to see a group of NBA cats off the court like this. It's funny though, because they threw together a hella random group of players. No Lamar, no Bynum. Yes Mbenga, Yes Adam Morrison. Kobe's too icy but he's not that funny. 1:30 is where shit becomes jokes. I feel lightweight bad for Mbenga, bruh just does not know what's going on. 2:02 is a classic one liner from JK. Dom would say, "What's good with DFishes fit?" And we would laugh. Adam Morrison is the least comfortable person on camera since Joaquin Phoenix.

It's hella funny because they have way too many people on there to do an interview. They were bound to have a few fools looking stupid on camera with that many people on there. You could've predicted Kobe would be talking the most. But Josh Powell and Adam Morisson don't say shit. Shannon Brown is hella clean. 7:53, Mbenga's still dumb ass lost. Hilarious but I feel for dude. Deep down Mbenga fucks with Kobe less after this interview. 9:05 he's actually mad. Adam Morrison kills it without saying hardly anything. Comedy all around.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Born on a Day the Sun Didn't Rise"

For lack of better words, this is drug music. Black Moth Super Rainbow has been described as psychedelic, electronica, and pop, but in my experience, they make some really cool shit to listen to when you're blown. Characterized by the use of vocoder and other electronic instruments, their sound is one of the most original out there. "Born on a Day" is the single from Eating Us, the band's latest LP, which was released in a limited-edition "hairy" version complete with synthetic hair on the inner sleeve. Unfortunately, the hairy joints sold out pretty quick, but the album is still available here and in stores.


Banksy Vs. The Bristol Museum

British artist Banksy goes for a few reasons. For one, he's one of the most prolific and provocative graffiti artists ever to do it. Perhaps even doper than his work is the fact that he's managed to stay anonymous throughout his career. Now, Banksy has pulled off his most impressive work yet. After years of being criticized by government officials as mere vandalism, Banksy has taken over the entire Bristol Museum, bringing to life 100 original pieces, all without unveiling his identity. As usual, the pieces feature political themes, provoking controversy with a touch of humor. If you should find yourself in Bristol anytime from June 13 to August 31, check out the exhibition for free 99.


Ayah - "Might Not Be"

Ayah is a Toronto based singer who has recently garnered attention after dropping her "Problem Woman" mixtape last year. She is currently working on her new album entitled, 4:15 which refers to her time of optimal creativity and innovation. In her own words, "Might Not Be" is all about being yourself, "It's about liking who you are and knowing your standards," states Ayah. With a dope message, and soulful lyrics, we may be hearing the name Ayah much more in the future.


Terry Richardson For Pirelli Calendars

Deemed inappropriate and vulgar by some, Terry Richardson's work always raises eyebrows. Suggestive positions and questionable imagery define much of his work. However, within each picture is a healthy dose of reality. Terry Richardson gives us a window into lives that we know exist, but never get to see. As the official photographer of the 2010 Pirelli Calendar, Richardson brings his signature style to the well known tire company. Like we said before, "sometimes you gotta be a little out of pocket if you wanna be remembered."


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Soccer Jukes

It's always amusing to observe people who are great at what they do. These soccer highlights are no different. In short, a settled mix of some of the best soccer players in the world serving everyone else. The ball control is ridiculous and is something to be marvelled at. 1:44 kills it. This is one of the inaugurals for the football, so think of this as merely an introduction. We're still swimming in the shallow end. But nonetheless, something for Ben, Snick and Pops to settle on.


Raheem DeVaughn & T-Pain - "Night & Day"

This one's goin' out to all the old school heads. KP and Hyphen are definitely out here. KBLX what it do. Raheem comes correct on this remake of Al B. Sure's classic 80's slow jam, recruiting T-Pain for this track off his The Art of Noise mixtape. Super settled. Slap this in the whip with somebody you wanna get to know better.


The Beauty of Creativity

Every creation comes from the mind. Thoughts compiled, and compelling enough to provoke action. That action leads to a creation. Sometimes what we create may be deemed wack by others, while other things may be heralded as masterpieces. Regardless, how others define our creativity, in the end, shouldn't really matter. It's the process that counts. Letting what's inside, come outside and play for a bit. Our collective creativity will not only inspire others but it will make things more fun and interesting. Our creativity allows others to imagine what is, and what can be. Kinda like this figure. I never would've known it existed, until I saw it, and now it exists. Now I wonder what else can be made. Creativity breeds more creativity, that's why it's so cool to do you.


City of Shadows By Alexey Titarenko

Alexey Titarenko's, "City of Shadows," is a photo exhibition using long exposure shots to capture the movements of crowds in St. Petersburg, Russia. Although all individuals, his shots give the illusion of one long flowing movement. Lightweight eerie, but incredible work nonetheless. A great example of how reality can be manipulated to portray another "reality."


Friday, June 19, 2009

MP3 Playing Tie Clip

This is just an icy piece of technology. A functional tie clip that plays slaps? Winning. The light up LCD screen allows you to keep your tie in place, while letting everyone know what slap you're playing. Designed by Jin Woo Han. Realistically though, this is just not necessary. Ultimately, this piece will serve as novelty tech for those who can afford it. Eventually the mp3 tie clip will fall into the forgotten category, along with Palm Pilots & Cybikos. Laugh out loud.


Daft Punk - "Something About Us"

"I might not be the right one
It might not be the right time
But there's something about us I've got to do
Some kind of secret I will share with you
I need you more than anything in my life..."