Archive for September, 2013

Pharrell Williams x Moncler Lunette Sunglasses Collection


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Scheduled to make their official debut at the opening of the new moncler flagship store in Paris on september 26th, the ‘lunettes sunglasses collection’ by artist Pharrell Williams features three different frames made from single pieces of titanium. Each pair incorporates design similarities from the french luxury brand in different aesthetic approaches; from steampunk influences, space frames and clean traditional lines.

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Models With “Fashionable” Tattoos


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Check out this collection of photos from magazines like Vogue, Dior, Elle and a few more, that allowed the models to show off their fashionable tattoos.

 

 Anja Konstantinova

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 Aline Weber

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 Omahyra Mota

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 Freja Beha Erichsen

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 Kate Moss

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 Kristina Salinovic

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 Erin Wasson

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 Tasha Tilberg

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Heidi Klum

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Victoria Beckham

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 Isabeli Fontana

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 Catherine McNeil

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UNstudio Envision Nippon Moon Giant Observation Wheel, Japan


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International practice UNstudio was commissioned by ferris wheel investment to develop a giant observation wheel in Japan, an amusement structure that is widely popular as a form of entertainment for the island nation. ‘Nippon moon’ has been envisioned to differ from existing ones of its kind with a comprehensive interactive system, developed in partnership with experientia who assisted in providing research on how behaviour could influence user’s interaction with the architectural and digital infrastructure. One’s all-encompassing experience is largely influenced by an accompanying augmented reality app which focuses on three main areas: discovery, the ride and the return. Upon reservation, one must choose the type of virtual journey they wish to take, as each single or double-story capsule has a different theme relating to history, culture, or the environment. From the moment you buy your ticket, the interaction begins. The digital AR platform allows users to see how many seconds are left until their departure. Upon arrival, participants have the freedom to view the welcome area and facilities in ‘active queuing’, instead of waiting in a traditional line for their turn. Upon embarking, the app which works for smartphones and tablets also functions intuitively with each of the pod’s transparent technological skin, becoming a communication device between cars. this kind of information tailors a one-of-a-kind experience, enhancing one’s perception of their chosen topic. One’s senses are further heightened through the integration of augmented animations and sounds. Afterward pictures taken by visitors are posted to the hall of fame in the lobby, becoming a continuous part of the journey after disembarking. Thus, the design creates an active learning environment for riders with the hope to create a significant memory and impact on japanese culture. The concept of observation wheels is not new, but UNstudio’s concept combines design, with engineering to create a fully integrated virtual world.

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Jay Z – Holy Grail feat. Justin Timberlake Official Visual


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Director Anthony Mandler has produced the visuals to Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s new release “Holy Grail”, which comes from Carter’s twelfth studio album Magna Carta… Holy Grail. The video sees Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, and some cloth-covered women in an abandoned mansion and includes a slightly remixed version of the collaborative track. Prior to this, the American director had frequently collaborated with Rihanna and has produced videos for Eminem, Usher, Drake, M.I.A. and Lana Del Rey, amongst many others.

Ekso Bionic Suit


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Being paraplegic is a condition only those who are can understand the extent of. it Extends way beyond the body and affects all aspects of a person’s life at all times. When you are trapped in your own body, you are often forced to rely on others for the tiniest of tasks – some less pleasant to ask as a favor than others. However, the hardest deprivation mentioned by paraplegics is the inability to stand up. As a response, ekso bionics, a pioneer in the field of robotic exoskeletons has developed ‘ekso’, a wearable robot – or exoskeleton – that powers people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to get them standing up and walking. It is a ready-to-wear, battery-powered, bionic device that is strapped over the user’s clothing. When equipped with the assistive device, walking can be achieved by a forward lateral weight shift to initiate a step. Battery-powered motors drive the legs and replace neuro-muscular function. The first generation of ekso is intended for medically supervised use by individuals with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) or disease, and other forms of lower extremity paralysis or weakness due to multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, parksinson’s guillain barre or other neurological disease. With medical clearance, the suit can typically facilitate walking for individuals with up to C7 complete, or any level of incomplete spinal cord injury.

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