Archive for May, 2013

Kian Eriksen – Dakar 2013

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The Dakar, 8000 kilometers through sands & roads between Peru, Chile & Argentina. Kian Eriksen, photographer and art director from South Africa, travelled over the ocean to see and capture the amazing shots offered by the Dakar race.

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The Chinese Timekeeper Year of the Snake Timepiece


Luxury watchmaker, The Chinese Timekeeper (CTK) has designed an amazing “Year of the Snake” luxury watch for the Chinese New Year. This remarkable timepiece is boasting a majestic Snake all over its case & dial. The tail starts on the back case and the Snake’s body goes along each of the 4 layers of the case structure. It comes on top of the watch where it is deeply engraved on the bezel before diving below the inner ring to reappear on the back dial. Appropriately the strap is made of taupe color Snake skin to further celebrate the 6th animal of the Chinese Zodiac.

SHoP Architects Transform Penn Station Into Gotham Gateway

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SHoP architects’ proposal transforms this historical New York hub into a bright, airy space in response to MAS’s 2013 design challenge for a new penn station and the next madison square garden. The design relocates the arena to Hudson Yards, engaging the waterfront, and extending the midtown locus across Manhattan. Further integrating it into the city context, an extension of the high line connects to the gotham gateway armature. Parks and amenities linking the former neighbors, provide a civic face to the project and generate revenues to relieve the financial burden. the displacement of madison square garden allows major conceptual renovations to re-contextualize transportation in the heart of New York. The design encloses the rail station with a dematerialized train shed, allowing ample light and air into the space. Circulation would be re-organized for ease of access and intuitive navigation throughout the largest transportation center in the united states.


Street Fighter Motion Sculptures | 2013


For Dan the Ad Man – an Ireland-based video director and art director — the desire to learn CINEMA 4D and Vray in his spare time lead to an inventive, pop-culture influenced dimensional short film. Building on the characters within the iconic Street Fighter 2 video game, Dan was able to render dimensional executions of each character into a video that is set to sampled Capcom’s Street Fighter 2 in-game sound effects. Blending his personal passion in the world of 4D graphics with the nostalgia of one of his favorite video games, the Street Fighter Motion Sculptures video renderings represent the colors, moves and shapes of a variety of the game’s characters.

TyS Ft. Too Short & Berner – Go Deep


The up and coming west coaster, Ty Dolla $ign is back today with a brand new video for his track “Go Deep”. The infectious summer feeling banger finds Ty linking up with Too Short and Berner for something incredibly addictive and silky smooth. As the fellas show off their talents, they let us in on one hell of a pool party, full of fine ladies and great weather.

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Concept

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The German car maker and Italian design studio come together to create what could well be the ultimate GT car. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé combines all of the engineering know-how and driver-focused technology that has made BMW the company it is today with the design excellence that has made Pininfarina Ferrari’s designer of choice for over 50 years.

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Hammock Chair by Benjamin Hubert

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British designer Benjamin Hubert has created “Cradle”, a unique blend of two typologies of seating, a net structured hammock and a conventional upholstered lounge chair. The chair’s aesthetic is purposefully architectural with a sharp rectilinear backrest contrasted with a softer seating area, breaking traditional rules of seating typology and styling. “Cradle” utilises a custom-made cut pattern that allows a non-elastic textile to perform in a three dimensional way. This allows for the correct tension to comfortably support the body and both visually and physically reduces the product’s weight .


3D Printers Are Available For Purchase At Staples


Staples announced that it has begun selling 3D Systems’ Cube 3D Printer for $1,299. It won’t be in stores until the end of June, and even then will only be available for purchase at a “limited number” of locations. More and more online orders are being reserved by the minute, and you can order your own from the Staples website. 3D systems started shipping the Cube 3D to its first costumers about one year ago. The printer allows you to create items up to 5.5 square inches cubed. Designs are limited to 1 of 16 colors, and Staples says it will soon be stocking replacement cartridges along with other necessary accessories. The cartridges will sell for $49.99 each. The Cube 3D comes with 25 blueprints for designs, but various other templates for additional creations are available online.

T.I. Ft. CeeLo Green – Hello (Official Video)

T.I.---Hello-feat-CeeLo-GreenT.I. Ft. CeeLo Green, just recently released the music video for “Hello” which is on T.I.’s album “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head.” The cinematic video was directed by Marc Klasfeld and features the onscreen presence of both music artists in a narrative that begins on a desolate highway as flashbacks fill in the details of the unfolding story.

Nancy Fouts

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British artist and photographer Nancy Fouts creates surrealistic compositions, combining really unexpected things in these  interesting photo manipulations.

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BMW Concept 90

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In celebration of 90 years of BMW Motorrad along with 40 years of the iconic R 90 S, BMW chose the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 as the stage to unveil its modernized version of the classic motorcycle — the BMW Concept 90. Teaming up with Roland Sands Design ‘RSD,’ the Concept 90 pays homage to BMW’s bike of the ’70s, most noticeably with the use of the original Daytona Orange paint. The Concept 90 further translates the essence of the R 90 S in the faring, fuel tank and rear portions of the updated bike. To rejuvenate the bike’s design, halogen lighting was swapped with a BMW LED headlamp and a plethora of customs parts were crafted for the project.

Contemporary House, M Buenos Aires in Argentina

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Argentinian architectural practice Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos and Analia Messina have designed  project. The beautiful property can be found in Lujan, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  It is a single-family house project which was designed from its orientation and environmental characteristics. The house relates with the environment by its transparency and also introducing three patios, that divide the different areas of the house, mostly solved on the ground floor. The ground floor is connected to the master bedroom by a contemporary stair. On the south face of the house, the main access and all the services were located in order to generate a total permeability to the north side and the environment. The use of materials such as concrete, glass and wood where used to achieve architectural synthesis.

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Remy Martin VSOP Cannes 2013


For the past 4 years, Remy Martin has been the official provider of cool at the Festival de Cannes. And each year they bring with them a limited edition bottle, with a special design made only for Cannes and its parties. This year, besides the great gold bottle for the Cannes 2013 festival, Remy Martin announced a pack of the last 4 bottles, signed by each year’s jury.

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Porsche Design announce the Gold BlackBerry P’9981


A limited edition 24-carat gold version of the Porsche Design BlackBerry P9981 will be launching in June, BlackBerry has revealed. Just 25 examples of the gold-plated, leather-bound P’9981 Gold smartphone will ever be created, and each one carries a solid gold plaque on its rear, engraved with its serial number and its all-important 2AA prefix code. This code forms part of the handset’s PIN and informs other BlackBerry users that they are communicating with a P’9981 owner. The phone’s chassis is milled from stainless steel before being veneered in gold. Like previous Porsche-inspired BlackBerrys, the design is much more angular and minimalist in its appearance than a standard phone, although the gold aspect is far from minimalist.

Xbox One


Take a closer look at Microsoft‘s upcoming Xbox One – the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Xbox 360. “Designed from the ground up to be the centerpiece of every living room,” the new console is dominated by a sleek black exterior of sharp lines, corresponding controllers, and a matching Kinect system. Now featuring an expanded field of view, tweaked gesture-recognition, and voice-recognition technology that even allows you to boot up the system by simply saying “Xbox on.” Inside, the Xbox One boasts an 8-core x86 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray functionality, and HDMI pass-thru while the controller itself now features more than 40 improvements that include “Impulse Triggers” (pressure-sensitivity), streamlined thumb sticks, and contours to the buttons and D-pad. What will likely set the Xbox One apart from the next-gen pack, however, is its user experience. Sporting a new Windows OS, the Xbox One features an easy-to-use interface that includes Skype, cloud capabilities, and a Smartglass feature that allows users to turn mobile devices into a second screen for a more immersive interaction. Finally, Xbox Live will introduce “Smart Match”, a revolutionary matchmaking system that will pair players based on advanced algorithms using language, skill, and reputation.

Sean Garrett Ft. Future And Trey Songz – Twilight Zone


Sean Garrett has been working behind the scenes, producing for Brandy and Mindless Behavior, but he returns to the mic with his new single “Twilight Zone.” Sean Garrett calls on a rapping Trey Songz and an Auto-Tuned Future for the freaky record, which is set to appear on his Gangsta Grillz mixtape, The Inkwell 2, tentatively due in July.

Nugget Hollow Charitable Design by HUXHUX Design


Nugget Hollow by HUXHUX Design is an end table with a sculptural, geometric shape and a pop of color and light on the inside. It’s hand made from solid birch and finished in both a carbonized and distressed white-washed exterior. The interiors are finished in bright colors of Acid Green, Sky Blue and Nu Orange and includes an interior light.

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T.I. Ft. Lil Wayne – Wit Me


Brand new single from T.I. “Wit Me” Ft. Lil Wayne, check it out below.

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept Car


British car maker Aston Martin celebrates its 100th anniversary with the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept sports car. It pays homage to AM’s 1959 Le Mans and Nurburgring-winning DBR1, perhaps the automaker’s greatest sport triumph on the track, as well as hinting at future design direction. The body and interior are crafted entirely from carbon fiber, designed and constructed in less than six months at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon. The car borrows the open-top “speedster” body style from the DBR1. But it dispenses with the windshield and adds huge cutouts in the so-called “swan wing” doors, which open at an upward angle and are a hallmark of modern Aston Martins. The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept car uses a version of the company’s potent 6-liter V12 engine and a six-speed automated manual transmission. The new car is claimed to have a limited top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) while being capable of reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) in just over 4.0 seconds.

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Marc Laroche

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Check out these photos taken by Marc Laroche starring a series of portraits the artist had the opportunity to shoot.

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Kanye West Reveals the Cover Art for ‘Yeezus’


Following from the unveil of his single “New Slaves” and a performance on Saturday Night Live, Kanye West now shares the official artwork for his forthcoming album Yeezus. Joining a multidisciplinary onslaught of promotion, which includes an unofficial cover art preview via Kim Kardashian’s Instagram, we now see the cover art in all its glory. Obscure and equally suggestive, the cover art for Yeezus no doubt holds a number of metaphors which will see more light on the LP’s release on June 18.

M House by Marcel Luchian Studio

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Marcel Luchian Studio designed the minimalist M House in Singera, a town in the Republic of Moldavia. Composed of unconventional forms, the residence’s concept design also does a brilliant job of marrying materials with a combination of glass and concrete, both inside and out. The house’s structure is made up of two off-center forms, one on top of the other, steering clear of a traditional box-like design. The overhang from the second floor provides exterior coverage below, perfect for when it’s raining. The two stories also contrast in color, with the darker shade being on the bottom. The interior continues the harmonious use of light and dark materials with dark polished floors alongside white and neutral-toned furnishings and walls.

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Psychology of Color [Infographic]

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