Archive for April, 2016

Take A Good Look At The Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR.


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Pioneer is expanding their range of rekordbox dj controllers with the DDJ-RR and DDJ-RB. Both feature two channels while the DDJ-RR includes Deck Select so you can switch between all four rekordbox dj decks at the touch of a button. The controllers introduce buttons for new features in the rekordbox 4.1.1 software update, including Sequence Call, which lets you create and save sample sequences then play them back without touching your computer. The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR are also the first controllers to support PC Master Out, for playing master output through your computer’s internal speakers or a connected desktop speaker while using the controller for your headphones at the same time. Both new controllers come bundled with a full licence for rekordbox dj performance software.

The DDJ-RR packs in all the traits of a pro-DJ set-up. Stay in control with large jog wheels, illuminating on-jog indicators and customisable multicoloured Performance Pads. You can use the Performance Pads to trigger Hot Cues, Beat Jump, Pad FX and Slicer, plus there’s a button for the new Sequence Call feature. Get creative with Slip Mode and Release FX, and hit the new Sequence Load button to load your sample sequences to the deck to scratch them. Multiple inputs and outputs give you flexible connectivity and the option to use the DDJ-RR with rekordbox dj software or as a 2-channel mixer using multiplayers or turntables.

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Some Of The Most Beautiful Food Dishes In The World.


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There’s so much that be said for a beautiful looking plate of food.  Restaurants all over the world compete to have not just the best tasting, but also the best looking.  Take a look at some of the most beautifully and uniquely presents dishes from all over the planet.

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At the much-celebrated El Bulli on the Catalonian coast, Ferran Adria; continually pushes food boundaries with dishes like Snails on a Tin. Adria; surprised the food world earlier this year by announcing that he would close his restaurant in December 2011.

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At the Michelin-two-starred Noma, René Redzepi’s fierce devotion to regional ingredients like Nordic musk ox and beetroot from Sweden’s Gotland island are on display in brilliant dishes like this one, composed of intensely flavored discs.

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At the Bazaar by José Andrés, mussels marinated in smoky pimentón-accented vinegar are served in a tin can, as an ode to Spain’s excellent canned escabeche (seafood preserved in vinegar).

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At Manresa, David Kinch pays homage to the iconic farm-egg dish at Paris’s L’Arpège: egg yolk poached in its shell with sherry vinegar, cream, and maple syrup. Among Kinch’s twists: He accents it with Tasmanian pepper.

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At his two-table restaurant, Yoshiaki Takazawa’s complex, almost theatrical dishes includes one that mimics falling snow: a piece of yellowtail, mountain vegetables and edible lily bulbs are served tableside with a dressing chilled so low—minus 328 degrees Fahrenheit—that it takes on a powdery texture that steams on contact.

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The innovative Davide Scabin is known for conceptual dishes like the Cyber Egg: caviar and poached egg in a plastic bubble, served with an X-acto knife.

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Daniel Humm (an F&W Best New Chef 2005) of Eleven Madison Park juxtaposes extravagance (caviar pearls, oyster gelée) with classic French comfort food (a vichyssoise of potatoes and leeks)—all inside an oyster.

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A year’s worth of experimentation went into Andoni Luis Aduriz’s voluminous edible bubbles, made with sun-ripened berries and beetroot. The Michelin-two-starred Mugaritz was destroyed by a kitchen fire earlier this year, but Aduriz plans to reopen it this summer.

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Seafood genius Eric Ripert juxtaposes the high and low in this playful dish of white tuna poached in olive oil, topped with delicate sea beans, crispy potato chips and a light red-wine béarnaise sauce.

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At Alinea in Chicago, the always-forward-thinking Grant Achatz (an F&W Best New Chef 2002) serves hearts of palm stuffed with five different fillings—from vanilla pudding to truffle-pumpernickel puree—on five separate pedestals.

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This new dish by chef de cuisine Timonthy Hollingsworth at the renowned French Laundry combines carefully shaved frozen foie gras with pickled huckleberries and blossoms from the restaurant’s garden.

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s elegant Eggs Caviar offers buttery, soft-scrambled eggs served in the shell, topped with whipped cream and a spoonful of caviar.

 

Lip Licking Good.


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Rainbows, honeycombs, pixels and even famous Japanese works of art — there’s almost nothing Canadian makeup artist Andrea Reed can’t recreate using a few brushes and a variety of lipsticks.  Going by the name Girl Grey Beauty, Reed is known for sharing drool-worthy lip art creations as well as handy beauty tutorials. It’s painful to admit, but her works really made us realize we have no game whatsoever when it comes to primpin’.  Reed, among other incredible makeup gurus, really pushes the limits of modern art, showing that it no longer belongs solely in galleries and museums, but can be found in the most unexpected places, even a human face.

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If You Like Your Girls BBW…


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Trinidad James, Mystikal, and Lil Dicky just released the video for their newest song “Just A Lil’ Thick”. Also known as “She Juicy”.  If Drake likes his girls BBW, then he’d love this video.

Look Into The Eyes Of Nicole Mejia.


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Nicole Mejia is the model from South Florida with some of the best hips and thighs in the country. This Miami native is 5’4″ and 125 lbs. of heaven and is currently studying nursing. She is relatively new to modeling but you wouldn’t know it due to her saturation of the market in South Florida working for bikini companies, fashion shows and much more.

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The Road To ‘Civil War’.


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The American Civil War… just kidding.  This has nothing to do with any of that.  I had the incredible opportunity to see Captain America: Civil War today, and I will not spoil anything.  However before I hit the secret Disney/Marvel screening, I took a look at a YouTube playlist of all the current Marvel Cinematic Universe trailers (which you can find here), and in the process, I stumbled across a video from the amazing editors at ‘MCU Exchange’ titled “Road To Civil War”.  This is a wonderfully put together 7 minute video that shows the progression of the MCU up until Captain America: Civil War.  Check out the complete wrap up below. Civil War hits theaters on Thursday May 5th in the U.S.

J.Lo vs. Sir Mix Alot?


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In a playful PSA, Jennifer Lopez owns “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot, encouraging women all around the world to love their own butts.

Have You Ever Seen A Black Badger.


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The press release for the Black Badger says the watch features “three-dimensional objects” milled from “solid light.” The science geek in me recoils at such phrasing but nevertheless, I was curious and keen to learn what alchemical tricks James Thompson the watch’s creator had used to transform his rage into solid light. Check the method.

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Vice Eats With Action Bronson.


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Vice followed the multi-talented Action Bronson from the kitchen to the stage during this year’s Bushwick Block Party. Action headlined the party and also ran his very own food truck, supplying the masses with gourmet goodness. Action’s vision of having his own food truck was made possible by Ray-Ban’s.

I Need A Spa Day.


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An exclusive tongue-in-cheek editorial for Schön! Magazine exploring the beauty tricks and crazy tips for staying pretty. Don’t take them too seriously.  However the crew that put together the photos is quite serious, take a look at the cast below.
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Photography / Aleksandra Kingo @ AWA
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Art Direction / Gem Fletcher
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Fashion / Natasha Freeman
Make-Up / Erin Kristensen using MAC
Hair / Delphine Bonnet
Model / Gigi Jeon @ Next
Nails / Kate Cutler
Casting director / Sarah Bunter
Food styling / Lucy-Ruth Hathaway
Set design / Amy Friend
Retouch / Glossmarc
Assistants / Lucia Svecova & Dmitry Yermolayev
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Independence Day: Resurgence (Official Trailer 2).


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Independence Day was one of the first blockbuster’s I remember seeing as a kid, and still remains one of my favorite movies to this day.  When I heard there was a sequel being planned, my first question was “what took them so long” and my second question was “what could make this more extreme than the original”.  Check out the trailer to see.

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Rihanna drops yet another killer video. Still sizzling off last month’s hot and steamy “Kiss It Better” clip, RiRi gets armed and dangerous in the video for her latest Anti single, the DJ Mustard-produced “Needed Me.”

The visuals match the slapper’s strong message of independence. “Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage?” Rihanna confidently asks. “Fuck ya white horse and ya carriage.”

Meanwhile, RiRi struts in all her confident glory, draped in see-through lingerie with a gun in her hand. She slays her way through the clip, riding motorcycles through streets and making her way through a strip club where she finally comes face to face with her target before leaving him in a pool of blood.

Looks can kill in this thrilling video, showing Rihanna is not to be messed with. Watch the lethal clip below.

Under Armour: State Pride Cleats


With the use of studio photography and CGI, Mike Campau created a series of images for Under Armour’s state pride collection. The states of Florida, Ohio, Maryland, California, Texas, and Georgia produce the top football players in the country and were deserving of their own personalized gear.
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AD: Dave Dundas, Alex Bardoff
Photography and CGI: Mike Campau
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Chad Wys And The Altar Collection.


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I’ve loved the “On To The Next One” video from Jay-Z since the day it came out, but the video being in black and white left a little bit lacking.  For some reason the work of Chad Wys encompasses the regal elegance of that video with color, and so much more.  The visual creator Chad Wys out of Peoria, IL, is one of the most ocularly stunning creators of our time.  Collection after collection he continues to prove his prowess, and his ability for taking classic painting and adding incredible tweaks that make those works his own.  Check the method.

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The HYT Skull Bad Boy.


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Death. Power. Celebration. The skull is associated with numerous themes, and HYT has used it to great effect in its namesake collection. The Skull watch was first released in two references with red and green liquids, each sporting matching eyes of the corresponding color and resembling a different comic book character. The Skull Maori came next, and had detailing that evoked traditional Maori tribal tattoos. For its latest creation, the Skull Bad Boy, HYT has ventured into the rebellious, grittier subcultures of biking and hard rock.  The most striking aspect of the new release is its fluid module’s black liquid, which had taken the brand over a year to develop.

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It’s worth noting that every new color used in the brand’s fluid modules is an individual “product” whose hue is just one aspect that must be engineered – the liquid must also maintain a defined meniscus within the glass tube, repel itself from the tube’s inner walls instead of sticking to it, have a suitable viscosity and thermal coefficient, and finally be UV resistant.  Chemistry aside, black also represents an entirely new shade for the brand, whose past developments have been confined to bright, almost fluorescent liquids. The new liquid is a perfect fit for the Skull Bad Boy’s monochromic color scheme, which includes a black DLC-coated titanium case and slate grey leather strap. The watch’s overall look is sinister, and fully deserving of its name. The general lack of vibrancy doesn’t translate into a lack of details though. Note how the grey hour indexes on the flange support the theme with their Gothic typeface, and the dial’s Clous de Paris pattern that resembles a leather cuff’s studs.

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What Is 4D Sound?


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ViviTouch 4D Sound was developed with EAP (Electroactive Polymers). Pioneered by Bayer, EAP is an incredibly thin and flexible film that can be used as a flexible capacitor. The proprietary dielectric polymer expands when exposed to an electrical current and contracts when electricity is discharged. Stretchable electrodes are printed on either sides of the EAP film. Furthermore, by printing a specific frame pattern, a developed planer actuator acts as a new type of electrical motor converting electrical energy directly into mechanical motion.

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The printed film is designed into an overthe‐ear headphone, these polymer motors move the skin around the user’s ears and generates a very realistic subwoofer experience similar to what one would normally feel only in a concert hall or movie theatre. The electro-active polymer has 10x faster response time and covers a broad frequency range. 4D Sound can generate thousands of unique sensations and enables a full spectrum of sensory sound.

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The First Look At ‘Rouge One: A Star Wars Story’ (Official Trailer 1).


Only two days after the digital release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, 0ur first look at the a different corner of the Star Wars galaxy has surfaced.  The intriguing and unique ‘Star Wars Story’ of Rouge One features a look at a group of Rebel bandits, and their attempts to steal the plans for an Empire super weapon (one that you may recognize).  Staring Felicity Jones, and Forrest Whitaker, the brief but satisfying trailer paves the way for what may be an incredible story.  Check the method below.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend Official Trailer


Before MS Dhoni’s untold story is out, football fanatics will get to relive the journey of Edson Arantes do Nascimento aka Brazil’s footballing legend Pele -as we all know him.

The film titled “Pelé: Birth of a Legend” is set to be released in theaters on May 6 and a week later will be available as video on demand.

The film which was to be released before the 2014 World Cup has been stuck in the pipeline due to post production drama, but now finally the official trailer is out and its AWESOME.

The trailer showcases the start of Pele’s career from a small village called Bauru in Sao Paulo, to a football icon that inspired a nation. The music for the film is by great AR Rahman.

Watch the trailer below –

Rihanna ‘Kiss it Better’


Craig McDean, the director behind Rihanna’s NSFW video for ‘Kiss It Better’, has spoken about the artistic influences behind the video.

McDean is a photographer and filmmaker, who has previously shot Rihanna for magazines such as T and Vogue. In a new interview with The Fader, he opens up about the process of making the ‘Kiss It Better’ video and the leftfield ideas he and creative partner Masha Vayukova had for the clip.

The T cover film was shot in 45 minutes with one light, and a handheld camera. ‘Kiss it Better’ was shot in L.A. four months later over a very long night,” McDean is quoted as saying. “That said, the music video was based off some of the same ideas, which come from surrealism and dadaism. It all comes from you as a person, your inner inspiration and ideas you’ve had inside for a lifetime.”

McDean also spoke about the prominent use of dice in the video, saying: “Me and Masha watch the same kind of films, we look at a lot of books and art and it all merges together on the set, which is a great playground for visual experiments. Sometimes it’s all about combining things that might not make any sense, [like] subconsciousness and dreams. Dice is such a graphic and surrealistic object so it came into play.”

P.Diddy’s Wild Ultra Music Festival After Party Recap


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This man sure knows how to throw a party. Check out P.Diddy’s wild Ultra Music Festival After Party video below!

2016 Nike Vision


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