Archive for February, 2011

The Angry Birds…


I got my hands on the iPhone 4 for Verizon when it came out a few weeks ago, and I’ve been quite happy with it.  But one of the sickest things I’ve come across was the uber-addictive “Angry Birds” game.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a super simple strategy game where you fling different birds at structures in order to destroy green pigs.  Some of the levels are very strategic, and force you to really think about a stupid sling-shot game in terms of structural integrity, comprehensive angle calculations, and speed, weight, and distance approximations.  So need less to say, the nerd in me happy when I have a split second to play.  I never let anyone but my assistant touch any of my cell phones, but letting people play ‘Angry Birds’ is my one exception, so after explaining 100 times to different people what each bird does, I dug up a little chart to show which birds are the best to use when you play.  Check the method below.

 

Francesca Frigo.


I know I’ve said it before, but I’m a huge fan of people my age who are making a name for themselves in whatever their field may be.  I peeped Francesca Frigo recently and was shocked to find out this wildly beautiful model was born in 1986.  Half Italian, and half Venezuelan Frigo was born in a small town in Venezuela and moved to florida when she was 16.  Studying fashion design and merchandising, she now works part time for a Miami TV show called PHTV, on top of modeling.  Francesca primarily focuses on print work high fashion/glamor shots, and similar concept shoots to increase her ever growing portfolio.  And as amazing as Francesca would look laid up in a night club, she has said that for right now, she’s not interested in promotional or any type of “entertainment” work.

Actors Acting


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.

John Leguizamo

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.

Hugh Laurie

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.

Amy Poehler

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.

 

Mariska Hargitay

Left: You’re the surly 14-year-old son of a single mother, steeling yourself as she awkwardly, haltingly begins a belated and unnecessary “birds and bees” talk. Center: You’re at your daughter’s college graduation, and the pretty classmate of hers that you’ve been secretly ogling has just said, “Mr. Lefkowitz, you can’t be 58 you’re too cool!” Right: You’re the valedictorian of your high-school class, having just been introduced to give the speech of your young life and your mind has gone completely blank. 

Jeff Goldblum

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!!!


Jane Krakowski

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.

Jane Lynch

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.

Laurence Fishburn

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!”

Ken Jeong

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.

Ricki Gervais

Megan Fox’s Armani Teaser.


A lot went down over this past weekend, (which is partly why the blog hasn’t been getting the attention it usually does) some good, some great, but all of it business.  There were tons of conversations had, but one conversation that wasn’t work related stood out a bit.  I was at my crib relaxing with a group of people when Megan Fox came up, and when someone said Megan Fox had lost too much weight to get work, I got curious.  What I found out was that Armani recently booked her to do an underwear ad campaign.. and she still looks just as fine as ever.  Check the method below.

Eminem ft. B.O.B. – Things Get Worse.


Click the pic to listen. (Courtesy of HHG)

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, I’m happen to be a tremendous Eminem fan, and have been since he first came out.  I’m well aware there was a period when he started to lose the “Slim Shady” that made him an undeniable force in the rap game, and I remember what that music used to sound like.  I’m super excited that he’s back in the game, and I was juiced when I heard about his new track with B.O.B., however when the song started, it just reminded me of when Em was losing his Shady so to speak… This lasted for about 13 seconds until Eminem blasted off on a lyrical tangent about Angelina J. giving head, and how Brat Pitt doesn’t can’t do anything about it.  After that, the song was all uphill from there, and truly reminded me of the ultra-witty rhyme-style Em had back in the day.  That in combination with B.O.B. gracing the track with his presence, this one is a sure thing for the repeat bin in my iPhone.

Lil B and Tony Yayo Get Based.


All of my close friends have a very unique sense of humor, and all though we’ve been around each other for years, sometimes I don’t understand it.  So when my brother Reggie and my barber Q continuously harp on the fact that Lil B is the greatest thing to come out since the condom, I wasn’t sure if they were serious or not.  After hearing about his collab with Tony Yayo, I’m pretty sure my boys aren’t the only ones who think Lil B is a force the music industry must recon with.  Check out the new video for “Based” with Lil B and Tony Yayo.

Breitling For Bently.


The new watch commemorates a special version of the Bentley Continental GTC Supersports which recently set a new world speed record on ice by driving at the impressive speed of 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h).  The event took place upon the frozen waters of the Baltic sea near Oulu, Finland.  The titanium-cased Breitling watch (worn by the driver during the feat) is set to be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2011.

F.Y.I. @ Noble.


DJ Storm and Cuzzin Meth

Not too long ago, I had a got a little pep-talk from my management about the fact that I don’t go out too often if I’m not working at the club.  I was reminded that it’s very important to be social if your a public figure (unless your Eminem, who stayed home for 5 years, and is still famous).  So I decided to head out to the newly opened Club Noble in downtown San Francisco to chill with the Above Ground crew, and what ensued was a night of fun, laughs, and ridiculous drinking challenges.  F.Y.I. (Fly Young Industries) was one of the first events to be held at the newly opened Club Noble, and all in all it was an amazing outing.  The club was buzzing with the young ‘who’s who’ of the Bay Area, and people like Jeff Gaines of the Brooklyn Circus, B Fladd, Tokyo 24, and Street Files host Young Dolo, were amongst some of the club goers in attendance.  Check the pics below, and hit me up if you want any more info on the next F.Y.I. event.

Lil Kim – Black Friday (Official Video)


We all know about the Nicki/Kim beef, and to be totally truthful, I was a bit sick of hearing about it… until however, I got a look at the “Black Friday” video.  I was surprised that Kim would go to such lengths to get the word out about her dislike for fellow femcee Nicki Minaj.  The video features Lil Kim, a Nick Minaj look alike, and a whole host of scenes that’s sure to get the attention of Minaj.  Kim also a second track entitled “The Warning” (another diss for Minaj) That dropped about a week ago.

The speculations of swagger stealing, and showed up all over the internet, on TV, and in magazine, shows like “Street Files” even had entire episodes dedicated to the topic.  But regardless what your thoughts may be, the video for “Black Friday” is sure to open a few eyes.  Check the method below.

Masarati GranCabrio Sport.


Maserati will introduce its latest performance model, the GranCabrio Sport, next week at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show.  The 4.7-liter V8 has been retuned to deliver 444 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque.  The powerplant works with a ZF six-speed automatic transmission that uses a MC Auto Shift software based on the one features on the Quattroporte Sport GT S.  A new top speed of 285km/h (177 mph) can be reached, yet combined cycle fuel consumption has been cut by six percent – down from 15.4 to 14.5 litres/100km.  The list of other tech modifications includes a revised Skyhook active suspension, as well as the introduction of grooved and drilled dual-cast brake discs.  The vehicle can be recognized by its black front grille that uses a Trident with red accents, black-style headlights with white sidemarks, new front corner splitters and sideskirts.  The car also comes with a new body color called Rosso Trionfale (Triumphant Red) inspired by the red Italian national colours used on 1950s racing Maseratis.  The Sport hits all of Maserati’s existing markets this summer, and will sit alongside the GranTurismo S and the Quattroporte Sport GT S in Maserati’s family of enhanced performance models.


Korean Shaman Art.


Bryan demonstrating the proper use of an iPad.

 

Over the course of my 6 years in the bay, I’ve had a few different apartment, with a few different neighbors.  One of my coolest neighbors while I lived in the city was my boy Bryan, graffiti artist extraordinaire, and avid ganjaholic.  If the graffiti pieces in his spot were snow, that place would have been a winter wonderland, so when I heard he had documented the making of a larger piece painted in an alley, I had to check it out.  The Korean Shaman in the video below is located in Brewick Alley off 8th and Howard Street in downtown San Francisco, CA.  Check the method below to whitness it’s creation.  And just in case your attentive enough to notice the wonderfully implemented soundtrack, the credits go to Marcus D ft Justis – ”Nomuzik Nopoint”.

Aston Martin Couches For My Houses.


Only a handful of companies carry the badge of luxury and class like Aston Martin and with that cache, they’re expanding into interiors. The premiere of Aston Martin Interiors in Milan marks a new chapter in the company’s portfolio – one that combines their unique technological and design prowess into a distinct contemporary mark for home and office. Think advance industrial technologies like carbon and kevlar compounds mixed with traditional luxury materials like leather and cashmere.

The sofa carries minimalistic lines inspired by the form and curves distinguished by the beloved car. The inside frame is made of steel and wood finished off in supple leather. 240 x 200 x 80 cm.  The chaise lounge is elegant and contemporary. The monocoque bodywork is made of carbon fiber with brilliant aluminum applications. The padding is fixed to the body with elastic belts covered in leather.  205 x 71 x 87 cm.

Freshman Class of 2011.


Over the last few years, XXL’s “Freshman Class” has become a list to watch for among hip-hop fans. The highly anticipated 2011 grads have finally been revealed. Usually, it’s 10, but this year the long-running mag chose 11.  Although the cover leaked nearly a month ago, the official list was just this week.  The 11 rappers XXL thinks you should watch are: Lil Twist, CyHi Da Prynce, Big K.R.I.T., Meek Mill, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, Fred the Godson, Lil B, Mac Miller, Yelawolf, and YG.  “This year, during the selection process, we spotted a problem: In the past, some years had been hard getting the list up to 10; in 2011, the difficulty was getting the number down to 10,” the mag said.  “We realized we had more new rap talent to pick from for the 2011 Freshman class than previous years. So we decided to make an exception and chose an extra Freshman this year, because it was clear that 10 just wouldn’t be enough.”

Some of the names on the list could be considered a grade level higher than freshman, but each are definitely deserving of being called the “next” artists to make impacts — some are already doing just that though.  Yelawolf had quite a big 2010. After dropping Trunk Muzik and Trunk Muzik 0-60, the rapper capped off the year by inking a solo deal with Eminem’s Shady Records.  Lil B is an eccentric native of the Bay Area, who started as a member of a group called The Pack. However, over the past year, he’s embraced a weird swag about himself, stirring up things online, via random tweets, and building such a following in the digital world that it could not be denied. He’s invented a new sub-genre of music he calls Based Music. What is it? We still don’t know.

Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. made numerous year-end Top 10 lists, following the release of two popular mixtapes, and appearances alongside Curren$y’s debut Pilot Talk, and Wiz Khalifa’s uber-popular mixtape, Kush and Orange Juice.  Compton rapper, YG, broke out with his smash single, “Toot It and Boot It,” and even managed to nab heavy hitters for the official remix, such as Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and E-40. He’s got to be doing something right?  Mac Miller is a white rapper hailing from Pittsburgh, and signed to Rostrum Records, which also boasts Wiz Khalifa. He’s built a fan base online, thanks to the release of two mixtapes in 2010, and constant touring.  Kendrick Lamar, well, he’s been grinding hard over the past few years, becoming a mainstay on hip-hop biggest audio blogs. But, it was Dr. Dre who reached out and co-signed him that helped other fans get hip to the young rapper and his music. There’s no question Dre can pick talent, so pay attention.

Lil Twist, well, he’s from Weezy’s camp, so people are becoming more and more familiar with him. CyHi Da Prynce has gotten more and more shine, thanks his constant hustle, and re-emergence of Kanye West.  Meek Mill just inked a deal with Rick Ross, who has been touted him as the future. Fred the Godson is a Bronx rapper showing a little bit of that New York hustle.  As for Diggy Simmons, well, he had a good start by having Rev. Run as his father and appearing on “Run’s House,” but people were skeptical at first upon hearing that he was pursuing a rap career. However, once hearing a few tracks, you couldn’t deny his skills. He inked a solo deal with Atlantic Records and is currently preparing his debut album.  The 2011 Freshman issue of XXL hits newsstands on March 15.

The ”Modli”.


Playing with lighting is one of the most crucial steps in interior design. MODLI was designed with this in mind. It allows the user to shape the illuminated object to the form of their choice, creating unique effects and completely customizable options. Now anyone can visualize and create the perfect lighting arrangement. MODLI is simple and practical for maintenance and provides versatile lighting effects in public areas and as an architectural light.

Sonar.


Now this has nothing to do with military tracking systems, or weather Doppler technology.  What it does have to do with as a seriously intense, precisely calculated music video that will have you watching on repeat till you understand the incredible visuals.  Now, it’s not like me to be under-informed on this blog, but I have to admit, I’m not sure who made the video, or the song that goes with it.  (That doesn’t stop it from being sick)  But the video consists of lines, dots and circles, timed to go off with certain notes.  The entire premise is a bit confusing, but check the method below to see exactly what I mean.  It’s visually appealing, while ridiculously simple.

Danny MacAskill – Way Back Home.


So, I feel like drinking and entertaining a crowd with music are the two of the three things I’ve found out its very hard to school me on, but out side of those areas, I’m always open learning more about anything.  So when I got school recently on what “impressive BMX” really looks like, I wasn’t really upset.  I posted up a video on BMX tricks not too long ago, and my boy Eddy promptly showed me a video from Danny MacAskill.  This kid pulls some mind blowing stunts with so much ease, its retarded.  Check the method below.

Let Me Just Make This Statement Loud And Clear, Jersey’s Here.


So I want to make this perfectly clear before I begin, I have nothing against Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, or The Real House Wives Of New Jersey.  So now that we have that out of the way, I’m writing this because DJ Pauly D was in San Francisco recently, spinning at one of the largest clubs in the bay.  (And congrats to him, I spun that club when I was 21, but it only took him 2 years of being famous and 30 years of life to get on the same tables).  But after his club appearance, I was hit with a blazing tempest of questions about New Jersey from people… Questions like if everyone in NJ is like the cast of Jersey Shore/Jerseylicious, or folks asking me how it feels to have the most influential people out of New Jersey to be J-Wow and Snookie.  I even had someone ask if my mother was like one of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”.  So I just want to make this clear to a few folks, and make a ”short” list of people who have done something substantial that were born or raised in New Jersey, just so were clear.  Check the method below.

People From New Jersey.

Lauren Hill - Singer/Songer Writer - South Orange, NJ

 

Chelsea Handler - Comedian/TV Host - Livingston, NJ

Tara Reid - Actress/Model - Wyckoff, NJ

Ray Liotta - Actor - Union and Newark, NJ

Akon - Singer/Songwriter - Jersey City, NJ

Anne Hathaway - Actress - Millburn, NJ

Keisha Knight Pulliam - Child Star/Actress - Newark, NJ

Bill Maher - Comedian/TV Host - River Vale, NJ

Jon Bon Jovi - Musician/Song Writer - Perth Amboy, NJ

Bruce Willis - Actor - Penns Grove, NJ

Buzz Aldrin - Pilot on the first Lunar landing - Montclair, NJ

Danny DeVito - Actor/Comedian - Neptune City, NJ

DJ Storm - Disk Jockey/Talent Manager - South Plainfield, NJ

Ed Harris - Actor - Englewood, NJ

Nick/Joe Jonas - Singers/Actors - Wyckoff, NJ

Joe Buddens - Rapper - Jersey City, NJ

Joel Silver - Movie Producer (The Matrix/Die Hard) - South Orange, NJ

John Travolta - Actor - Englewood, NJ

Jon Stewart - Political Comedia/TV Host - Lawrence, NJ

Just Blaze - Producer/Disk Jockey - Patterson, NJ

David Ali - Promoter/Talent Manager - North Plainfield, NJ

Kevin Spacey - Actor - South Orange, NJ

Malcolm Jamal Warner - Child Star/Actor - Jersey City, NJ

Kirsten Dunst - Actress - Point Pleasant, NJ

Martha Stewart - Entrepenuer/TV Home Maker - Jersey City, NJ

Joe Pesci - Actor - Newark, NJ

Nathan Lane - Actor/Comedian - Jersey City, NJ

Queen Latifah - Rapper/Actress - Newark, NJ

Rah Digga - Rapper - Newark, NJ

Redman - Rapper/Actor - Newark, NJ

Shaquille O'Neal - Professional Basketball Player/Actor - Newark, NJ

Jack Nicholson - Actor/Producer/Writer - Neptune City, NJ

Vida Guerra - Model/Actress - Perth Amboy, NJ

People NOT from New Jersey…

These Idiots.

Jessica Castillo.


So in my never ending search for incredible models, Jessica Castillo came into my sights.   This glamor model from South London was born and raised in South America but relocated to London England roughly 7 years ago.   Jessica claims to be a fun, bubbly and outgoing, ambitious model who loves the industry.
  Her career has only lasted a few years, but already she’s been an impressive number of photo and video shoots.  
Her natural, and quite stunning curves have even propelled her in the direction of some erotic/nude shoots, which says she is very good at.  Apparently the market in London isn’t too saturated with models willing to try those types of shoots, which makes Castillo a commodity.  She is not however a pornographic talent.  (Sorry ladies, but I don’t feature pornstars on the blog.) Aside from glamor and erotic/nude, Jessica has her heart on editorial, print and anything else that is hot and creative. She’s a rare find, and a model who’s very determined, reliable, professional and is willing to put 100% into any work project that comes her way.

5 Myths You’d Never Think Were True.


The show Mythbusters (filmed right in the same Bay Area that I happen to reside in) is all about testing myths and legends from all over the world using scientific methods, and incontrovertible proof.  If you haven’t already seen it, its a great show, and wildly popular among the nerd community.  The only reason the show isn’t a bigger phenomenon than it all ready is, is because the team on the show tends to test seemingly random stuff that’s either not seen in everyday life, or myths you wouldn’t be familiar with.  (Like sticking your hand in molten Lead.)  But some of the most interesting myths they’ve gotten to the bottom of, are some of the simplest.  Check some of these 5 below.

5.) You Can Actually Slap Sense Into Someone


Who hasn’t seen a groggy character in some movie get his faculties restored by a good, hard SMACK? But, since we’re all rational, intelligent people, it is our default position to disbelieve everything the world of cinema presents us, and to show disdain to anyone who falls for this crap… only it’s true.  A sharp slap was shown to improve alertness and mental acuity, information I’m certain no one would think of using as an excuse to smack the taste out of irritating individuals mouth… right?

4) Nervousness Can Cause Cold Feet

Apparently not everyone who came up with these expressions back in the old-timey days was zonked out on opium-laced cough syrup. This old saw proved to have some honest veracity to it: They had Tory, Grant and Kari face their worst fears and monitored the temperature of their feet — Grant and Kari showed a significant decrease, but Tory’s results were inconclusive, thus the determination of “Plausible.” Gotta love the video,  I’m not even particularly arachnophobic, but the conetent creeps people the hell out.

3) Elephants Are Really Afraid of Mice

This was the very myth that inspired the creation of this list in the first place.  To buy into an absurd cartoon stand-by like this would be akin to believing rabbits tend to cross-dress and hit on speech-impaired hunters. And yet, when presented with the meek little rodent, the formidable beasts not only took notice, but did their best to avoid the tiny creatures.  True, they didn’t freak out, jump up on their hind legs and go “EEK!” But the very fact that they didn’t simply ignore the mice, as Adam and Jamie predicted, makes this quite a humbling entry.

2) An Ultrasonic Motion Sensor Can Be Thwarted by a Bedsheet

This was one of those myths where upon hearing the “logic” behind how it’s supposed to work, the viewer suspects it’s the product of a poor understanding of the device in question, but nope, this one’s totally accurate: A simple sheet draped over the head was able absorb the sound waves emitted by an ultrasonic motion sensor. It seemed to kinda cut down on visibility, but I assume one could always cut eye holes, if they don’t mind sneaking through the lair of a supervillain looking like a Peanuts cartoon ghost.

1) Cursing Aloud Helps People Tolerate Pain More than Not Cursing

This is pretty f*cking cool. This test makes you wonder what it is about those words? Screaming “fiddlesticks” at the top of your lungs won’t produce the same effect, so it can’t simply be the yelling.  Regardless, this myth isn’t just a convenient excuse for the use of “colorful metaphors,” it’s backed up by the experimental data. And you have to admire the clever apparatus they designed so the viewers wouldn’t be scandalized by watching Kari’s spew obscenities. So, I’ve so far shown the values of physical violence AND obscene language — who says blogs aren’t informative.

Pusha T and Bangladesh Studio Session.


Producer Bangladesh may be most noted for his work with Lil Wayne, but this self proclaimed “super producer” has moved past his work on ‘A Millie” and “6 Foot 7” to work with Pusha T.  The untitled project still seems to be in its vaguest stages, but take a look at the short docu-video to get some hints on Pusha T’s next project produced by Bangladesh himself.

Li Wei’s Impossible Photos.


Li Wei, a contemporary artist from Beijing China, has been taking self portraits to new heights… literally.  His gravity defying photos have been mesmerizing the world, capturing impossible looking moments of apparent extreme danger.  You’ll find Wei hanging on in dangerous situations, or crashing head on into sidewalks and cars.  Li Wei states that these images are not computer montages and that he works with the help of props such as mirrors, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics. He then removes the wires and scaffolding with Photoshop to create these seemingly impossible photos.  “My artistic language is universal and deals with themes about contemporary politics and society using symbols understood by everyone in every part of the world. I am fascinated by the unstable and dangerous sides of art…”  Here’s a collection of some of Wei’s most outstanding photos (including what seems to be his signature “missle in the ground” pose), in a unique combination of artistry and acrobatics that are sure to make you take a second look.

This Sofa Will Make You Loopy.


Victor L.  Aleman has been hand making unique chairs for some time, but when I saw his designs for a looping sofa set, I was thoroughly impressed.  I’m always looking for new and inventive items, or crazy decor, but this concept is one that’s wildly inventive, practical, and would make a ridiculous centerpiece for any modern living room.

Nanami Cowdroy’s Black and White Illustrations.


Nanami Cowdroy was born in Sydney, Australia with close bonds to her mixed Japanese-European heritage. Growing up with such contrasting cultures and surroundings, has greatly influenced her style of art and creative expression.  By intertwining complex characters and highly detailed objects her pieces reflect a juxtaposition between foreign and familiar entities and environments. Her imagination is illustrated through works which are elaborate and exotic. She is drawn to subjects, which may on the surface seem delicate or fragile, but are given strength and depth through her pen and ink techniques, intricate hand illustrative style and mixed media compositions.  Her signature detailed style reflects a refined monochrome pallette with her name ‘Nanami’ (meaning ‘Seven Seas’ in Japanese ) stamped in red. Fluid line-work, watery creatures and Goldfish are some of her favourite subjects, and distinctive forms which are featured in her artworks.

Super-Sick BMX


I specialize in club events, but it’s always been a prospective project of mine  of mine to host/sponsor a skate or BMX competition, so when I decided to take the concept a little further, the first step was research.  Upon my search, I came across one of the sickest BMX videos I’ve seen to date.  Check the method below.

The Secret Stashes of Yiting Cheng.


The title of this post may seem like the name of some whimsical children’s book, but its quite the contrary.  Designer Yiting Cheng must live around some pretty shifty folks to come up with some of the techniques for hiding everyday objects.  From desks, to glasses of milk, to book shelves, Cheng has designed a series of everyday objects that you can use to hide things in plain sight.  Very useful if you spend time around people who love to snoop through your stuff.