Pharrell Williams – Gust of Wind


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Pharrell Williams has reunited with electronic music masterminds Daft Punk and filmmaker edgar wright to present the music video for the track ‘gust of wind,’ off his latest album G I R L. Of course it wouldn’t be a pharrell masterpiece without him and daft punk challenging the laws of gravity; throughout the clip he walks through a vibrant forest with groups of interstellar gymnasts performing choreographed maneuvers while two enormous stone helmets hover around him before final takeoff.

Beijing’s Sunrise Kempinski Hotel


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The hotel is located one hour outside of Beijing, on the shores of Yanqi Lake as the name suggests, the architecture references the shape of the sun emerging above the horizon, while in profile, the structure is shaped like a scallop – a form that represents fortune in chinese culture. The design rises to a height of 97 meters, with the top of the building reflecting the sky’s ever-changing colors. The middle portion of the façade mirrors the surrounding mountain range, while the base of the hotel reflects the water’s surface. Opening in november 2014, construction took 24 months to complete, and despite the design’s all-glass exterior, the building should be able to withstand a level 8 earthquake.

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Manni Phantom – November 7th.


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Check out the newest release from Manni Phantom, ‘November 7th’.  With a unique back and forth between falsetto and chest, and singing to spitting, the track is a fluid work of musical mastery, and just another addition to Manni’s ever growing body of work.  Check the method below.

The AW14 Watch Collection By Karl Lagerfeld.


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Between crystal, leather, and stainless steel in pink, black and gold, Karl Lagerfeld didn’t impose any limits when choosing the materials and colors for this new watch collection.  For men, the new fall line includes the Kurator (above), a watch worn on a matte black stainless steel bracelet with guilloché links for a distinctive look.  For women, meanwhile, the Karl 7 has taken on an exotic aspect this season through a snakeskin-style leather strap, all while retaining its urban style thanks to its gunmetal color.  Other new editions of the Karl 7 include a version with a lizard-style leather strap and a dial inlaid with smoky topaz crystals and a version with a rose gold-colored stainless steel bracelet and a dial paved with black crystals.  There is also the Marais, a sophisticated little jewel of a watch with a curb chain bracelet and rectangular dial adorned simply with a discreet profile of the designer. The luxury watch is available in gold or gunmetal.  A brand new model for the fall, the Petite Stud watch stands out for being both modern and timeless at once. Studs have replaced the indices, and the bezel is lined with crystals and pyramid-shaped studs.  The watch is made of stainless steel and is available in gold or rose gold and black, depending on the preferred level of bling.  The most buzzworthy item in the new line is the Karl 7 Charm Bracelet. The gold-colored bracelet comes with seven charms, each representing a symbol of the designer’s world, including of course a cat and a fingerless glove.

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Throwback Thursday: Nas – Illmatic.


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From the moment you hit play on Illmatic, or any Nas release for that matter, your attention is immediately commanded. From rap fans to aspiring lyricists, Nas has been the catalyst for so much innovation and inspiration. The hood storyteller, the revered lyricist, the flashy thug, the mafioso, the activist, the conscious gangsta; Nas is all those things and more. As Hennessy’s year-long campaign states, for which Nas is prominently featured, it’s all about “Never stop. Never settle.” He is the ultimate embodiment of the hip-hop artist, motivated by artistry and aiming for social change, while still being seduced by the materialistic and destructive elements of the culture. Nas is a multi-faceted artist and person, which is what makes him so relatable, inspirational, and aspirational to fans and artists alike. With his documentary, Nas: Time is Illmatic, hitting theaters, iTunes, and On Demand this week, we take a look at the connections between who and what has inspired him, and how he influenced others along the way.

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The Worlds Most Expensive iPhone 6.


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Alexander Amosu has been commissioned to create a luxury version of the iPhone 6 in solid 18 carat solid gold, fully encrusted with diamonds.  The phone will take approximately 2 months to make by recreating the full body in solid 18ct gold weighing approximately 85gsm and painstakingly handset with over 6,127 brilliant cut diamonds in VVS1 IF Color.  The apple logo will be cut to the exact shape of the apple logo from 51.29 carat (10.258g) with a cushion flawless cut.  Amosu has called his creation “Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6” with its mouth watering price tag of £1.7 million ($2,75 million.)

 

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Where Is DJ Mustard From?


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JAY Z’s Life+Times and vitaminwater® present the next episode of the new documentary series “Where I’m From.” This episode follows Los Angeles DJ and producer, DJ Mustard, detailing the success of Rack City and having to hustle by staying up all night to develop his production to continue releasing more hits. He discusses how his uncle inspired him to be a DJ, and taught him through doing house and yard work that you have to work for what you want.

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