The Dark Knight Bookshelves may be a good addition to your home furnishings. It would probably be the most bat-tastic thing in your batman collection.
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Rapper Snoop Dogg is reportedly releasing a smoke-able lyrics book called “Rolling Words”. The book’s content is entirely printed on rolling paper, made with the help of San Francisco-based agency, Periera & O’Dell. The book features lyrics of Snoop’s classic songs from “Gin & Juice”, “Nuthin’ Like a ‘G’ Thang”, “Beautiful” to “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and many more. “Rolling Words” is packaged in a hemp-like cover with the spine that doubles up as a match-striking surface. The pages are also perforated for easy tearing. The Doggfather himself said that he created the book for one reason: “So people can always remember, you can roll with an expert or you can roll with Snoop.”
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These wonderful Dr.Seuss-inspired Batman character portraits were done by Australia-based illustrator DrFaustusAU.
There is a man who lives in a cave.
He is dark and broody and brave.
He wears a funny little hat.
And dresses up like a big bad bat.
If Gotham is in trouble
He’s there on the double.
All around there are nasties and louts.
But taking out the trash
Is what Batman is all about.
Tons of people from my home state of New Jersey, ask me about the difference between there, and the Bay Area. Contrary to popular belief, there’s many more types of people than just the Oakland gangsters you hear about on the news, and I found a humorous little collection of pictures that breaks them down. “Your Scene Sucks“, a nice set of illustrations that helps you to never make a mistake, recognize and know the clothing styles, among hipsters, punks, emos, the indies, the post-rockers, nerds, the hardcore geeks and others. The “Your Scene Sucks” are made by Rob Dobi, who just published a book.
Over the March 23rd-March 25th weekend, “The Hunger Games” was a box-office juggernaut that broke all sorts of records. But for some fans, the movie didn’t adhere closely enough to their imagined world of the book — specifically when it came to the skin color of some of the characters. Now before we delve into this issue, let me say personally that I despise when producers changes characters….
When Katie Holmes was switched with Maggie Gyllenhaal in ‘The Dark Knight’, I was a bit disappointed, because I didn’t feel as much of a connection with character, all I could think about was the switch. In the upcoming monster movie collaboration ‘The Avengers’, Edward Norton has been replaced by Mark Ruffalo, and I got drunk one night and expressed my discontent with this on twitter. However, I understand why they changed the actors, and I just have to deal with it. A while back, in the Bay Area, I noticed a bit of an uproar when the film ‘Green Lantern’ was approaching because the main character was white. Given my skin color, I still was unapologetic when explaining to angry fans that the black Green Lantern (John Stewart), wasn’t having his race changed, they just chose to tell the story of Hal Jordan. It’s not a racial issue, and there is NOTHING wrong with that. But some ignorant fans of ‘The Hunger Games’ seem to have tripped themselves up on a few details in the new movie that just have me downright perplexed.
Three major characters in the film are black — Rue, Thresh, and Cinna. The books themselves, set in a post-apocalyptic future, don’t use specifically racial terms at all, providing only a description of characters from Katniss (the main character’s) point of view:
There you have it, descriptions IN THE BOOK of the physical look of the characters in question.
Lanvin celebrates the last 10 years of Alber Elbaz’ work with the publication of their new book, Alber Elbaz, Lanvin. The 700-page tome is a comprehensive guide to the design and production methods required to create a fashion collection. The first several pages will remain empty, reported the Los Angeles Times, to evoke his daily creative process. “That is how I start every day,” he divulged.
The book comes in a deluxe edition featuring a handmade cover which is “bound in silk grosgrain cloth, black foil stamping on front and spine, hand-gilded edging with engraved typography, delivered in a handmade cardboard box. Elbaz became artistic director of French fashion house Lanvin in October 2001, achieving praise for his simple, feminine collections.
The designer’s luxury book follows a growing trend for fashion houses to “open” the doors to their design methods. Meanwhile, in October high-end shoe label Jimmy Choo released a limited edition coffee table book charting its road to success and marking 15 years in fashion. The book is only available to pick up in person from Lanvin’s Paris flagship at 15 et 22 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Sexual connotation, fantasy or secret meetings, those establishments called ‘Love Hotels’ provide kinky fun for all types seeking sexual adventure. Photographer Misty Keasler traveled Japan to documented the universe of those hotels. In her new book, Love Hotels, American photographer Misty Keasler portrays some of the newest, most creative love hotels in Japan. Check the method. If any of these places look interesting to you (LADIES)… give me your feedback.
Graffiti is often misunderstood, and it is difficult for a graffiti writer to explain what he feels about it. Writer Benoit Ollive decided to do something a bit more interesting when asked to write about it.
I have been asked by a book publisher to write few pages to explain to teenagers how to practice graffiti. After hours and hours I came to the conclusion there was nothing to teach about it except providing the tool to do it. The new generation needs to discover it by practising it instead of reading lessons. Rather than a long sterile speech debating on the good or bad vertues I created my own book to share my point of view through a conceptual message.
Louis Vuitton plans to release Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interior, a new book that showcases the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores. The book shows some of the most memorable Louis Vuitton retail spaces. It provides scetches, blue prints and of course many amazing pictures. The book will feature 300 illustrations including previously unpublished architect’s sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki. The 304-page book will be available October 1st by Rizzoli and Editions de La Martinière, priced at $85. There will also be a limited edition version with three photographs on the cover, matched with three monogrammed fabric slipcases in gold, silver and copper, retailing for $130.
For some people, putting their children down to rest is a precious, heart warming, bonding moment they look forward to. It can be a time when a child looks to their parent for comfort and protection, in the uncertainty of the night, or after the turmoil of a haphazard day. For other parents however, bedtime is simply a time when they clock out of their parental job, and they just need their little to one to go the f*ck to sleep for a few hours. Adam Mansbach’s book “Go The F*ck To Sleep” is almost a perfect blend between the two extremes of being sweet, nurturing, and totally fed up with your child. Now for the epic twist… It’s narrated by Samuel L. Jackson himself. Click the pic to listen. (via BuzzFeed)
I’ve been back on my book game recently, reading up on everything of interest, and trying to find anything that could help me in the multitude of projects I’m involved in right now. When you scour the book stores not looking for anything in particular, you tend to find some books you didn’t expect to see. One of said books is called “In Character Actors Acting” by photographer Howard Schatz. Schatz took the simple idea of photographing actors one step further, placing actors in a series of roles and dramatic situations to reveal the essence of their characters. I had seen the book before, but never took a deep look into it until today. Check out some of what you’ll find.
Left: You are a hostage in a desert prison camp, overhearing your buddy being tortured in the adjacent room, knowing you’re next. Center: You are a four-year-old boy at a new, “realistic” dinosaur theme park, getting a lick on the head from a 50-foot-long mechanical brontosaurus. Right: You are a heroin addict begging your dealer to give you a fix, promising you’ll pay him later, really.
Left: You are a dedicated father who, with your wife, has just sat down to dinner with your 15-year-old daughter, who is defiantly announcing that she’s pregnant. Center: You are a fashion designer on the morning of your big runway show, realizing that nothing in the collection is ready or fabulous. Right: You are a blustering, pompous member of the British Parliament, giving a speech that is being broadcast on the BBC, and you’re thrilled at the sound of your own voice.
Left: You are sneaking a peek, in the middle of the night, at your sweet new boyfriend’s computer and discovering e-mails to and from his three current “other” girlfriends. Center: You are a Park Avenue matron, paying your husband a surprise visit at his office and discovering him on the couch in flagrante delicto with his secretary. Right: You are a disoriented homeless woman being arrested for loitering.
Left: You’re a middle-aged woman at your mother’s hospital bedside as she hovers near death, remembering the quarrel you had with her when you were last together. Center: You’re a perky gal in your 20s whose boyfriend of two years has asked you to close your eyes because he has a very special surprise for you! Right: You’re a six-year-old at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for the first time, startled by a bang from a huge cannon and the sight of a sleek, silver-clad woman flying high above the crowd in an arc.
Left: You’re a finalist on America’s Next Top Model who is hearing Tyra tell the other girl she’s out and you’re prepping to give your nemesis a “sincere” hug. Center: You’re a stand-up comic performing at a Toronto showcase packed with S.N.L. and HBO scouts and your “lesbian chickens” bit is utterly tanking. Right: You’re, like, 15, and he’s, like, 17, and even tho U have only ever said, like, “Hey” in the hallways, he’s just texted 2 ask U 2 B his D8 @ the prom!!! the prom!!!
Left: You’re a child swallowing a spoonful of medicine that your mom promised would taste good, and now she’s telling you that if it didn’t taste awful it wouldn’t work. Center: You’re at a social dinner with your work colleagues and their spouses, desperately trying to signal your partner to stop talking so freely about your shared sex life. Right: You’re a bunny-level skier who has decided to try a black-diamond slope, and now, with no idea how to stop, you’re headed straight for a tree.
Left: You’re a broke, struggling screenwriter emerging from a pitch lunch at a Beverly Hills restaurant, just in time to see a landscaper’s pickup back into your borrowed Lamborghini. Center: You’re a stoned, purely mercenary substitute teacher telling your third-graders, “Anyone who makes any noise while I’m resting will be sent home to Mommy in several little boxes.” Right: You’re a nerdy 11-year-old video gamer surrounded by BlizzCon posters and fellow nerds, and you’re taking this particular session of World of Warcraft waaay too seriously.
Left: You’re the new longboarder on the secret beach with the famous break, preparing for the onslaught from the territorial locals. Center: You’re a suburban car dealer demonstrating in your three a.m. ad slot how much your customers $$$AVE when they come to you! Right: You’re a Romanian gymnastics coach, exasperated at the failings of your 12-year-old star pupil, screaming, “You are imbecile!”
Left: You’re the office toady, having a dutiful laugh over your boss’s latest racist joke and all too aware that everyone else at work hates you. Center: You’re a Miss Universe finalist in the nanosecond between being named fifth runner-up and remembering to flash your best I’m-so-happy smile. Right: You’re the school doofus, blissfully unaware that your having just been named prom king is a cruel, Carrie-style stunt by your classmates.
Flip phones were ultra hot at the end of the 90′s and early 2000′s. As long as you weren’t a stuffy “business” person who owned a Blackberry or Palm, you probably had a flip phone. Then, Apple’s iPhone came and changed the world of cell phones completely. Smart phones took over and the flip phone died. It’s back. Kind of. With 3 flexible touchscreens, a triangular design, and custom Android interface, this creative and functional design gives us a glimpse of how smart phones might be flipped themselves. Check the method.
Here’s a flip phone that could put the “cool” back into clamshells. When you receive an incoming call, the corner dog-ears up and if need be, opens up (book-style) using actuators like artificial muscles in its elastomeric cover. Awesome, Motorola StarTAC 2.o maybe? Who knows, but whats for sure is that just imagining someone opening this phone up on the subway would definitely turn heads. The only major concern I would have is that when the phone is my pocket, and the corner leafed out, would that make it easy to open the phone by accident and possibly pick up an unwanted call? Or if the phone was compacted in your pocket by something pressing against it (say a stripper sitting on your lap), would it break the phone if the edge tried to lift up? But with those minor concerns aside, the Bio Phone concept is one of the freshest I’ve seen in quite some time, and if any company picks it up and puts it into production, I’d for sure be one of the first in line to grab it.