Archive for September, 2011

The Deconstrucable Cell Phone.


The attention-grabbing concept phone has two elements: dynamic and microphone.  So, either design can be a mini cell phone sized 22mm X 44mm X 6mm or a tablet with a maximum size of 1.5m X 2m. The tablet is capable of responding to wireless communications like Wi-Fi. Mobikom’s key elements have programmed buttons while others have been devoid of them. Each element has its own power supply and computing processor. A user can feed individual parts with a SIM card and store all necessary details in the phone memory. There are apertures on the lateral surfaces in the middle of the fixing tapes, which can be used to craft new forms.  A special adapter is required, which will fuel the touch screen with necessary kinetic and thermal energy for successful operation. The productivity and working of Mobikom increases when more elements are connected to the device. So, enjoy the benefits of a mini cell phone and a full sized tablet with Mobikom.

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New Music: Busta Rhymes, Tyga, 50 Cent, Drake & The Cataracs.


Busta Rhymes – N*ggas In Paris (Unofficial Remix)

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I’m a firm believer in the truth that some beats are just made for certain rappers.  Jay-Z and Kanye West destroyed the beat for their newest single “N*ggas In Paris”, and no one can say their approach to the song was anything less than stellar.  However, it never occurred to me what a monster like Busta Rhymes could sound like over a beat that seems to have been designed for his flow.  Click the pic above to take a listen.

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Tyga ft. Drake – Still Got It

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Being label-mates, it only makes sense that Tyga and Drizzy-Drake would come together for a single eventually.  But I was thoroughly surprised by the quality of the record they were able to produce.  I can’t wait to hear ‘Still Got It’ playing over the airwaves soon. Click the pic above to take a gander.

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50 Cent ft. The Cataracs – The Enforcer

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Unexpected collaborations are nothing new to Fif, especially after tracks with Justin Timberlake, and Michael Jackson.  But his newest step outside of the box is with The Cataracs for the “Real Steel” movie soundtrack.  A nicely paced, memorable electro beat wouldn’t be the first thing you’d expect to hear 50 Cent on, but it works quite well.  Click the pic above to listen.

Subtractive Art Pieces (Alexandre Farto).


Portuguese-born, London-based artist Alexandre Farto (Vhils) creates arresting portraits by breaking away pieces of walls. He takes his subtractive art to not only galleries and exhibition spaces but also the streets, creating larger-than-life figures in the midst of urban and underused space. Vhils generally first sketches out each piece in spraypaint, before beginning the painstaking process of chipping, sawing, and drilling away at the wall to various depths. He will often add additional color or shading to the newly exposed portions of the wall, creating a visual interplay between the untouched surface, original painted figure, and layers of underlying material. In addition to work on walls, Farto has series of subtractive portraits done by tearing away portions of billboards and posters, as well as in metal and wood.

The TetraBox Light.


Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space.  Super dope.

T-Pain ft. Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa – 5 O’Clock (Official Video).


Former Auto-Tune maestro T-Pain returns with a mid-tempo groove and wanders the streets alone in the music video for “5 O’clock,” the first single off his upcoming album “RevolveR” which features Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen.  The video features an emotional T-Pain strolling the late night streets solo, looking like he’s about to cry, and struggling to get in contact with his music video girlfriend/booty call, Lily Allen. Allen herself looks distraught and worried about her R&B boo, texting T-Pain and glumly singing her sampled vocals as she waits on her love. Khalifa makes a guest appearance, with a confident, sexual verse that shows no qualms about showing up at your girlfriend’s place at 5 AM.

The Brand New London Aquatic Center.


Construction for the ‘London Aquatics Centre’ for the London 2012 summer Olympics by Zaha Hadid Architects is now complete.  Capable of holding 17,500 individuals at one moment, this facility will be the venue for the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo events.  Sheltering the sports events, athletes and supporters is an aluminum clad steel roof which spans 160 meters in length and 90 meters at its widest point.  Three substantial concrete columns effortlessly support the 3,000 ton sweeping overhead structure.  The double curvature parabolic structure visually evokes the form of an undulating wave.  On the interior, 850,000 tiles surface the pools, changing facilities and and floors.  The cluster of concrete towers including the three meter springboards and diving platforms were formed and cast on site.

Dope Vintage Reupholstery From Colorful Fabric.


Forget fabric stores, some antiques are just too boring to bother re-covering with traditional patterns. These hodgepodge pieces use patchwork scraps to create fresh new themes within stodgy old frameworks. (Re)fabric(ation) can be fun.  Design by Leftovers takes old and often overly-ornate furnishings that would hardly fit in a modern home, and remakes them to look creative, contemporary and strangely more timeless.  If you are at a loss for how to reupholster some household items, look no further for inspiration.