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Archive for October, 2011

The Amulet Helmet.


The Amulet Helmet by designers Kim Jungwoo & Kim Yoonsang takes influence from the Sun Ja Mun pattern, a traditional Korean symbol that you’ve probably seen before. It represents love, living, & luck. Whether it will bring you any of those things or not, there’s no denying that it’s one cool looking piece of headgear.

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The Araab Muzik Show.


Weather it’s live, on video, or in any other medium, someone playing the MPC live is always amazing to me, the same way it is for anyone to watch any artist produce live music.  The M.V.P. of the MPC, Mr. Araab Muzik, is a world class musician that has transcended the label of a simple “beat maker”.  Luckily for his fans, he’s on tour, all over the U.S. and has recently put out a docu-video proving his dopeness to those who remain unfamiliar.  But if you’re already up on your Araab music, keep looking at the top of the screen for the tour dates streaming by.

An H2O Inspired Gallery.


Zaha Hadid Architect and Roca recently announced the opening of the Roca London Gallery (a design inspired by the power of water as a transforming element to carve a sequence of dynamic, porous spaces for the gallery). Fissures and slices in the walls give permeability consistently throughout the gallery. The design theme of water extends to the facade, which appears as a set of ripples in movement across the exterior.  One of the sickest building designs I’ve seen yet.

Inez van Lamsweerde And Vinoodh Matadin’s Celebrity Photos.


After a recent post featuring some celebrity portraits, I was pretty much accosted by a colleague of mine to post some more up.  So I found a collection pictures from Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin featuring some visually stunning images of some of the most famous people on the planet.

How To Talk Dirty.


During an interesting conversation with one of my best friends about women who’s second language is English, we somehow awkwardly stumbled into discussing the concept of talking dirty.  When speaking a language thats not your primary one, ‘talking dirty’ can go awry, but even if your English is perfect and things goes wrong, it can be very awkward.  (or incredibly funny).  It so happens that a few hours after said conversation, my homegirl sent me this instructional video to show people about just how to talk dirty.

The Translucent Church.


Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaboration between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs (Leuven, 1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (Leuven, 1983), have built a see-through church in the Belgian region of Haspengouw. The church is a part of the Z-OUT project of Z33, house for contemporary art based in Hasselt, Belgium. Z-OUT is an ambitious longterm art in public space project that will be realised on different locations in the Flemish region of Limburg over the next five years.  The church is 10 meters high and is made of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel. Depending on the perspective of the viewer, the church is either perceived as a massive building or seems to dissolve (partly or entirely) in the landscape. On the other hand, looking at the landscape from within the church, the surrounding countryside is redefined by abstract lines.

The design of the church is based on the architecture of the multitude of churches in the region, but through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art.  The project is called ‘Reading between the Lines’ and can be read as a reflection on architectural themes such as scale, ground plan etc., but the project also emphatically transcends the strictly architectural. After all, the church does not have a well-defined function and focuses on visual experience in itself (one could even consider it to be a line drawing in space)

The BKc x Tricker’s Brogue Boots.


Hand-crafted in England from the finest materials in the world, sizing and fit may be different from ordinary brogue boots or shoes.  The BKc + Tricker’s Brogue Boots are available in two colors; Black and Honey Brown.  The cost is $550 USD plus a $20 shipping fee for orders being shipped within the U.S. and a $50 shipping fee for orders being shipped internationally.  The boots have UK men’s sizes and this means the US men’s size equivalent would be half a size up.  (For example a UK 8.5 would be a US 9. So be sure to choose the correct UK size when you place your pre-order at the BKc website)

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