Archive for June, 2011

The New Z Electric.

The Zeleritas electric racing concept by designer Willie Tay combines current & future driving technologies with hard styling into a single passenger roadster with a straight-from-the-track feel. A monocoque carbon fiber body, retractable glass hard top, & exposed wheels give it an Indy car edge while modern features like the HUD active matrix windscreen, paramagnetic body paint, & discreet integrated lights enhance both the visual and driving experiences. One of the most attractive racing designs I’ve seen since the Ford Indigo.

The Top 10 Reasons to Legalize Mary Jane.

So, before we get into it, most people who know me personally know I’m not a weed smoker, HOWEVER, I don’t denounce it.  (If its what you do, more power to you, I’ll hold the lighter for you.)  But recently I got a message from a reader named simply ‘Sean’ asking me to put up a list of the top 10 reasons to legalize Marijuana.  After reading the list all the way through, I couldn’t really disagree with anything on it.  So here’s to you Sean, light em up.

Lyubomir Sergeev’s Affect Media Campaign.

Bulgarian photographer Lyubomir Sergeev seems to come with consistent heat when it comes to his photography.  The set of photos in this post are all in a campaign for a company named Affect Media.  Each shot is a creepy contradiction (i.e. Nun with Gun) and is masterfully composed down to the tiniest details, (like the tattoo’s on the ballerina-man’s legs).  This collection is definitely one that I look at over and over again, and constantly find new subtleties that slipped my eye before.  I wish I could give you more info on Lyubomir himself… but I don’t speak Bulgarian (yet).

Upstream Wakeboarding.

This 4th of July, I’m headed a few hours north of wine country (Napa Valley, for those of you not familiar with NorCal) with a few buddies of mine to do it up in a lake house.  While on the lake, we’ll be engaged in tons of water sports, so I decided to do a little bit of research.  In my quest for knowledge, I came cross the video below about folks bored with wakeboarding in a lake behind a boat.  They seem to have decided it was time to head down to thier swift-moving neighborhood creek, attach the same type of motorized, ariel tow lines they use in wakeskating, and wake upstream against the current.  The footage is from last week’s 2011 Red Bull UpStream in Slovakia’s Bratislava, Cunovo.  I’ve never heard of any of the winners of this bizarre, foreign water sport, but it looks quite, quite fun none the less.

Changing Cognac?

A new cognac created to be sipped specifically on the rocks was launched this week and is described as a flavor journey that will take the drinker through aromas of white peach, lemon sorbet and iced mint as the temperature of the elixir drops.  Ice Cognac by ABK6 is said to develop its distinct aromas as it progressively comes into contact with cold temperatures and water.  The limited edition cognac, produced in the hillsides of Claix, France, made its debut at Vinexpo, the world’s largest wine trade fair, in Bordeaux this week.  At 18 C (64F) for instance, the cognac begins softly and smoothly, giving off aromas of vanilla and evolving into white peach. At 12 C (54F) aromas of orange blossom are detected, before merging into lemon sorbet.  And when the mercury dips to about 5 C (41), the cognac emits notes of iced mint.  The cognac is made from the Ugni blanc grape, the most widely planted white grape in France, and is best served in a tumbler glass over several ice cubes.


There are so many things folks can do in New York, but one of the first things that newcomers tend to do is take a tour.  But recently someone out in the city had the smart idea to just film a tour… and this isn’t one from a bus, a bike, or a boat.  A small camera was strapped to a professional grade remote controlled air plane, and let loose around the city.  Check the video below, the images they captured are pretty dope.

Drake – Marvin’s Room (Official Video).

Since I woke up this morning, Twitter has been atwit with tweets about Drizzy’s newest music video.  The song ‘Marvin’s Room’ is off Drake’s sophomore album Take Care, and is one of the few tracks Universal won’t pull off the internet.  (Drake had some issues with his master label taking his songs down, saying “Universal needs to stop taking my f—ing songs down,”)  So luckily for us, ‘Marvin’s Room’ made the cut, the song got so popular so quickly, people all over the place already have their own remixes (my personal favorite being Nieko DeLuv’s remix).  And although the video seems to be shot with a pretty basic camera, it’s still quite dope.  Check the method below.