He’s only 17 and already has great qualities when it comes to put his talent to work. Jeremy Young comes from New Zealand and has his very own style. It’s all about colors, and minimalism, drawing portraits with his own touch.
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With a total of 1,937 square feet of living space, (590 sqm), the Florence-based studio q-bic had a lot to do with this 19th century industrial roof. And yet what has been lead was minimalist design, and all open loft to enjoy warmness. Besides this minimalist style, the whole apartment actually uses old pallets to keep a touch of ecology.
MS MR’s song Fantasy is a pretty catchy, stand out track. The upbeat, Florence like song is far too easy to get addicted to. The New York indie pop duo have a growing buzz surrounding them, and it’s no surprise. Fantasy video is perfect for those of you who like your videos with a dose of oddity like the gothy, grimy style and glitter vomiting cheerleaders.
Located in one of the most beautiful beaches in Jalisco, this residence is designed in a contemporary mexican style. The house perches over a cliff next to the ocean, which influences the particular shape allowing for amazing views to Bahía de Banderas. The house has 4 and a half floors which contain all the bedrooms and public areas. All areas in the house have visual contact with the ocean, giving it a unique and sophisticated style.
Acknowledging the first generation of Sea Hawks in 1940s, Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk Collection is remarkable combination of classic style and modern technology . First introduced in 1980 the Sea Hawk features anti-clockwise bezel, helium valve for professional divers, fully waterproof steel case that can hold up-to 1500kg of pressure. Pictured above is a brushed steel, mechanical Movement GP3300, octagon bezel and easily readable dial.
Collaborating with eyewear brand L’Amy, French luxury house Carven is launching an eyewear line with a collection of round frame flip-up sunglasses. The Anastasie model comes in a variety of playful colors and brow bar shapes. Carven’s Anastasie glasses feature round lenses with gold metal rims, with clip-on solar lenses that can be flipped down. As for the colors, fashionistas will be able to choose from a selection of summery neon tones like yellow, green, pink and red. The glasses are priced at €290 ($360).
You know that tingly sensation of awe and excitement you get after seeing a truly great film? Well, besides leaving me with a serious hankering for shawarma, Marvel’s The Avengers definitely gave me that oh-my-gosh-you-guys-let’s-watch-that-again feeling. I saw the movie a while ago, but I still can’t stop thinking about it all: the epic battle scenes, the hilarious one-liners, Scarlett Johansson, and of course, the style. I’m not personally big on fashion, but I’m more than appreciative when I see a woman who’s dressed like she knows what she’s doing. My assistant shot me an email the other day with some excellent fashion suggestions taking their inspiration directly from Marvel’s hit movie.
Captain America/Steve Rogers
Captain America/Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, is the First Avenger, born from the country’s efforts to create an army of super-soldiers during World War II. To prevent weapons of mass destruction being dropped on America, he’s forced to crash land his plane in the Arctic.
Discovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. after spending 70 years frozen in the ocean, he awakens in the present day only to be hit with the crushing realization that everything and everyone he knew and held dear in the 1940s is gone. The atrocities of WWII fresh in his mind, he’s left cynical and disillusioned about humanity. Nevertheless, he still believes in serving the greater good and becomes the reluctant leader of the group.
While any woman would certainly turn heads if they wore a stars-and-stripes unitard to class, it might not be for quite the right reasons. Instead, channel this stalwart hero with an All-American, 1940s-inspired look that features a chambray shirtdress and brown bomber jacket. Add a modern twist with bold flag-emblazoned booties: if you’re not a fan of the JC Litas, red pumps would also look cute with the outfit. Although Captain America’s vibranium shield isn’t available for purchase, this cute star ring is the next best thing. Retro waves are pretty and polished; plus, they’re all the rage this spring.
Iron Man/Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., is a self-described “billionaire, genius, playboy philanthropist.” (It’s a very apt description, to be honest.) Stark is far from a team player: he’s arrogant and snarky and often chafes under direction.
Despite his personality faults, it’s impossible to deny his engineering genius. His origins as a superhero were explored in 2008′s Iron Man and 2010′s Iron Man 2. Stark, a wealthy industrialist, has an electromagnet in his chest that prevents a piece of shrapnel from penetrating his heart. The arc reactor that powers the electromagnet also powers the Iron Man suit, a metal exoskeleton that allows Stark to do things such as fly and withstand tremendous trauma.
Tony Stark is all about flash and style, so make sure all eyes are on you with this bold metallic look. A sharp burgundy blazer and gold coated jeans resemble his Iron Man suit, while a charcoal burnout tee and dark sunglasses recall Tony’s too-cool-for-school attitude. Sculptural wedges with a metallic detail tie the look together. No hero’s outfit is complete without accessories, so pile ‘em on! A teal pendant not only provides a nice color contrast to the blazer, but also references Tony’s chestplate. This silver cuff bracelet might not help you suit up, like Tony’s do, but hey, it’s cute.
Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, is a demi-god of Asgard. In 2011′s Thor, he was banished to Earth because of his arrogance and warmongering. Now, he returns to our planet to retrieve his renegade adopted brother, Loki, who has grandiose plans to enslave the human race. Thor has sworn to defend Earth, but at the same time is conflicted because the villain is family.
Initially, he and the other Avengers majorly clash due to misunderstanding about their mutual goal. However, he proves to be an invaluable member of the team, not only because he’s more familiar with Loki’s insanity, but also because he’s the only one with the strength to keep the Hulk under control.
As the god of thunder and lightning, Thor wears lots of metallics, and a silver foil tank is a trendy take on his armor. Translate his flowing garnet cloak into a trendy high-low hem skirt that pairs perfectly with black lace-up heels. I couldn’t find any hammer jewelry, so go for hammered metal accessories like these twin silver cuffs and black choker necklace instead. Golden lighting bolt earrings and a horn ring reference Thor’s godly background and powers.
The Hulk/Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner/Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, is a brilliant, mild-mannered scientist whose experiments with gamma radiation went horribly wrong. As a result, when he’s angry, he mutates into “the other guy” — a giant green beast who destroys just about everything in his path. In the film, Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., tries to recruit Banner for his unparalleled knowledge of gamma radiation. It’s been years since his other self has emerged, but Bruce is understandably reluctant to join the mission. Even if his involvement is just in a scientific capacity, he knows that any exposure to battle could cause the unleashing of the Hulk.
Besides a pair of practically indestructible shorts, the Hulk hasn’t got much in the way of uniform. Nevertheless, you can totally channel both the not-so-jolly green giant and his more pleasant alter ego. A trendy mint blouse and lavender cut-offs are a pastel take on the Hulk’s green coloring and purple pants. He goes barefoot, but you can wear minimalist two-strap sandals instead. Radioactive earrings add a pop of trendy neon and reference the Hulk’s origin. Let’s not leave Bruce Banner out of the equation: add some scholarly details with a navy satchel and a spectacle necklace. Finally, add the sartorial equivalent of ”Hulk…smash!” with a coat of black shatter polish.
Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff
Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a former KGB assassin turned S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Though she doesn’t technically have superpowers, she’s been trained as an assassin from an early age. Natasha, who made a brief appearance in Iron Man 2, has nerves of steel and some serious martial arts skills.
Since Black Widow’s the only woman in the Initiative, I initially wanted to avoid an overly feminine, stereotypical outfit, but in the end, the sultry bandage dress won out. After all, ScarJo does possess famously dangerous curves and there’s no denying Black Widow’s major sex appeal. Toughen up the look with a sharp-shouldered leather jacket and sassy slingbacks that resemble the ones she wears at the beginning of the movie.
Accessorize with scarlet accents: black widow spiders are easily identified by the red hourglass on their midsections, so slip on a red patent belt. Then slick on a coat of crimson Hourglass lipstick and reference Natasha’s mother country with Essie’s “Russian Roulette” nail varnish. These spider earrings might be more reminiscent of another Marvel character, but they’re also sleek enough to be Black-Widow-esque.
Clint Barton/Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, is quite the loner: as an expert sniper, he spends a great deal of time perched in the shadows, waiting for his targets. This master marksman has got a neat set of trick arrows (acid, explosive, flare, and boomerang arrows, just to name a few). Hawkeye mostly keeps to himself, but does share a deep, unspoken connection with Black Widow. He made a cameo in Thor.
In the original comics, Hawkeye wears a flashy purple and blue suit. While I can see why they toned it down for the movie, it’s actually a pretty fun color scheme for real life. Distressed denim vests are a hot trend this year, and this one pairs perfectly with a cobalt tank and violet skinnies. Buckled ankle boots toughen up the look while a hawk ring and nest pendant add some avian detail.
Between Hawkeye, Katniss, and the ever-popular Legolas, archery is definitely getting its moment in the spotlight. A leather bucket bag is a cute civilian take on Hawkeye’s sheath of arrows, while a golden arrow bangle adds a nice dose of sheen.
There was a time, not too long ago, when the term “cinemagraph” was being thrown around and internet culture gravitated toward this amalgamation of still shots and modest yet aesthetically effective movement. New York-based photographer Jamie Beck and her counterpart Kevin Burg first coined the term last year, gaining a lot of recognition for their cinematic images with subtle movement.
The motion in each image exhibits just the right amount of movement. Whether it’s hair or clothing hit by a slight breeze, dangling jewelry swaying back and forth, or the endless burning flame in an otherwise frozen world, the calculated action serves a purpose in adding to the mood or aesthetic. Each gif takes a moment in time and eternalizes it in a series of repetitive loops of motion. There are also those few images that I like to call “wait for it” shots because it seems like an average still shot for a longer period of time than you’d expect and then something quickly and briefly changes.
For the Spring, Dolce & Gabbana have released a limited edition animalier bicycle for the stylish cyclists around the world. The bike is made of steel and is varnished using a particular technique called sublimation, which requires each piece to be hand finished. The mechanics of the bike, as well as the style, are taken from the traditional artisan process: there are no gears, the wheel has 18 radii and the rear and head lights are pedal activated. The handlebars are in a classic shape with the break mechanics hidden inside the body of the bike for a clean aesthetic. The bike is highly finished, with 24k gold gilding, protected by a all weather varnish, leather seat and black bell with Dolce&Gabbana logo plaque and a handy plastic coated aluminum basket on the front. The ladies bike will be available from this month for €1700.- at select Dolce & Gabbana boutiques worldwide.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times… I despise putting work up, and having no idea what-so-ever who it’s from. That being said, in rare cases, the work is just so dope, I have no choice but to show it off regardless. These set of re-tooled Disney movie posters are beyond dope. There aren’t too many other words to describe them. They perfectly prove the point of the original story, and in some of the 10 cases, bring out a darker, more sinister side of the tale (like the Lion King, or the Bambi posters). Whoever made these, I’m super impressed.
The images above and below come from a marvelous fashion blog titled “Daily Dose”, but let me take a second to explain myself before I get a new gang of emails. It’s a well known fact that I’m not a fashion expert, (last week I met with the former president of CBS, Sir Howard Stringer, and was wearing sweat pants and a ‘where the white girls are‘ T-shirt.) However, this doesn’t impede my ability to spot an incredible fashion source when I see one. Francesca Grosso, the site’s primary writer has an incredible eye for style, and 100% of her posts are equally eye catching to fashionistas or guys like me who run around business meetings in sweat pants. Click any of the pictures to see more from ‘Daily Dose’.
Blu is a modern musical instrument that draws inspiration from the keyboard, re-imagining keys in a modular and flexible way. Much in the same way a child learns to build structures from toy blocks, they can learn to understand tonality and song composition simply by changing the position of the modular keys around the central unit to control pitch and timing of the notes. Its smart, colorful user interface makes learning music an exciting and memorable experience.
It’s the childhood dream of many girls to become a Disney princess… and now photographer Ryan Astamendi is giving a few grown women the chance. His series of surprisingly accurate photographs puts models into pitch perfect costume, makeup and hair to create what looks like the movie screen come to life. As you can see in the photographs, the models vary in their real-life likeness to the characters, proving that Astamendi is skillful at creating the look he desires.
Astamendi talk about the sleeping beauty photo shoot, “I put between 30 and 40 hours of work into this, which seems to be the norm for these Disney character projects.” What really surprised him about the project? The models name was actually… Princess. What’s next in the series? He’s currently finishing up work on Rapunzel. Be sure to check out his website RyPhoto for future updates or see the the book The Art of the Disney Princess which features his work. And one more thing: not every girl wants to be a princess… so we included Astamendi’s stunning rendition of the seductive Jessica Rabbit.
One of my favorite shows “An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List” documents Karl Pilkington on his journey around the world to do things that random people have voted on as their pre-mortem wishes. The concept of going around the world to have different experiences is a fascination shared by billions of people, and coincidentally most of them have cameras. I came across an immensely beautiful collection of photos from people visiting gorgeous places from all over the world, and after watching an episode of “An Idiot Abroad”, I just felt the need to share. Check the method below.
If you’re like me, you sometimes get that nostalgic feeling for picking up the phone your mum had in your kitchen growing up. But in the constant struggle to find a phone small enough so you can’t see it in your pocket when you leave the house, you probably forgot how comforting it was to cradle a phone between your ear and shoulder and talk for hours.
Now YUBZ has designed a USB Skype phone for computers and mobile phones. “YUBZ TALK ONLINE” works with most PC’s and Mac’s ($44.95) because it comes with VOIP plug-and-play technology in black, red, white and yellow. For the same price you can also get the “YUBZ TALK MOBILE” in 10 different colors. It’s designed to attach to most mobile phones.
For its annually awaited, limited edition X.O (Extra Aged) cognac, Hennessy has for the second year commissioned special packaging from Arik Levy. The RockRegeneration Hennessy X.O Mathusalem is directly inspired by Levy’s Rock furniture and object collection. Hennessy has presented an XO limited edition at the beginning of each year since 2007. Only 300 bottles are available worldwide.
Different video styles have a unique way of reflecting different concepts both visually and mentally. One of the most beautiful ways to demonstrate the passing of time, is with a tool called a time lapse. I came across a clip by Dominic Boudreault, who used the time lapse to demonstrate a duality between the city and nature. Regardless of the original intent, the video is downright beautiful, and capture city sights beautifully.
Locations include :
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Quebec city, Quebec, Canada
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Manhattan, New York, USA
- Chicago, Illinois, USA
You can see more from Dominic at dominicboudreault.com
For those of you who don’t know what kerning is, Ashley F. and Reggie Sylvester HATE you. (Just kidding). For those of you who don’t know what kerning is, it’s the, the term kerning refers to adjusting the space between two letters. If letters in a typeface are spaced too uniformly, they make a pattern that doesn’t look uniform enough. Gaps occur, for example, around letters whose forms angle outward or frame an open space (W, Y, V, T, L). But learning kerning is something thats crucial for every graphic designer. Above is a little game that help you get your kerning act together. Even if you’ve never been a graphic design major, check it out, and see how good you are at it. Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Your solution will be compared to a typographer’s solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it. Good luck.
Anyone who’s ever seen me in person knows I’m sparsely covered in tattoos. (My forearms are some of the few places on my upper body that are untouched), but my affinity for tatttoo’s gives me a respect for all different types. Tattoo designs seem to go thru phases, (remember when everyone HAD to have a japanese styled tattoo a few years ago?) but regardless of the fads, one style seems to remain constant. The original, bold, simple lined tattoos have been a staple of tattoo artists all over the world in all different cultures. That being said, after coming across a gallery of bold style tattoo examples, I knew I had to throw them up.
If you died and went to 3-D TV heaven then I’m sure you would find the Samsung MSTV sitting right in front, in it’s various screen-size (22,32,42,46,55, 64 inches) avatars. Keeping with Sammy’s passion for Android, this TV is a pureblood Google Android baby. And what’s more, you get to sync all your gadgets and devices remotely and splurge on gaming fun. Check the rest of the post for details.
Don’t smile, don’t say ‘Say Cheese’ and definitely don’t strike a pose. All these are a taboo when you’re using any camera, much less this one. A real fun concept that aims to capture the real you… when you are digging your nose, sticking your tongue out or just scared sh*tless for a second. And as you guessed it works like a slingshot.
This one-of-a-kind Hourglass by Marc Newson will be auctioned off at Only Watch 2011 in Monaco tonight. Technically, there are no difference between this and the traditional hourglass from Basel 2010 , but the red tinted glass is absolutely beautiful. Needless to say, the Ikepod Hourglass is one of those items that would be such a thrill to be able to display on one’s desk, coffee table etc.
Growing up with quite a few cousins my age, when Christmas time came and we were all together, there was a little bit of gift envy between some of us. This is exactly the way I felt when I saw a blog post from Tyler Riewer about a birthday gift he received. It’s a suitcase – perfectly fitted for a bottle of bourbon and a set of brass knuckles. The outside says, “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Sack up.” The inside offers, “The two roads to courage.” They built/screenprinted the whole thing. It’s incredible. His friends are amazing.
MINI has revealed the first two-seater in its model range, promising the “ultimate in go-kart feeling.” The MINI Coupé is the latest variant in the rapidly-expanding Mini range and daringly introduces some premium racing features into the brand’s familiar shell. Most noticeable among these is the flattened roof form, which MINI says has improved the aerodynamics of the vehicle, and an active rear spoiler which extends automatically at speeds of over 80km/h. The engines available with the new model are among the most powerful in MINI’s range, including the John Cooper Works Coupé engine, a 1.6-liter 155kW variant which tops out at 240 km/h, and the SD Coupé turbo diesel, a 2.0-liter, 105kW model with a top speed of 216 km/h. Although the model is a two-seater, MINI has carried some of the space over to improve loading capacity behind the driver, also including a high-opening tailgate to make transporting large items easier. Other features include electric power steering and stability control as standard and optional traction control with electronic differential lock control. The model is set to hit European showrooms on October 1 and will cost a “little bit more than the hatchback”, according to iAutomotive News.