Raphael Vicenzi has been creating incredibly striking collage images for quite some time, and his newest collection is a collaboration with Jessica Kobeissi. You can check out more of Raphael Vincenzi’s work right here.
Archive for September, 2016
“I am DefJam” series has put a spotlight on rap artist Desiigner, his upbringing, his home, his family, and his motivations. Check the method.
In Bleed for This, Miles Teller stars as Pazienza in one of sport’s greatest comeback stories: the true-life tale of how the Rhode Island brawler tragically lost almost everything just as he reached the pinnacle of his profession and how he defied medical science and common sense to return to the ring and win another championship belt. In the trailer below, Pazienza works overtime to drop those last few pounds in order to make weight for a 1988 title bout against Roger Mayweather, and thanks to Paz’s male thong at the press conference, it’s clear that Teller (Whiplash) put in the necessary gym work to convincingly portray a boxer. After the car accident, Pazienza is saddled with a halo that is screwed into his skull to help his recuperation, but he refuses to settle for anything but the life he once had. “I’m not done,” Teller says. “I got more in me.” His return to the ring includes some bloody brawls that made Rocky Balboa fights seem tame, but no one who ever got in the ring with Pazienza after his accident wanted it more than he did.
Directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Bleed for This opens in limited release on Nov. 4 before going wide on Nov. 23.
Anyone would ask what a Blintor is. Well, it’s a monitor for the blind. Not the most original name, I’ll agree, but the Blintor helps translate visual data into tactile data and that’s dope in itself. however, it analyses depth and prepares a one-axis depth map, which it then feeds into the Blintor’s screen which manipulates its surface to make a 3D object stand out. The Blintor’s rim also has a touch surface that allows you to revolve the 3D data so as to be able to feel it in its entirety. To make the Blintor a worthy monitor, it also comes with its own speakers. My only question to Blintor’s designer is… why is Blintor circular? Don’t you think it would be much better to adhere to a 16:9 aspect ratio? The Blintor’s a pretty nifty piece of tech, and MIT’s already working on something similar. Do check it out. The Blintor is a winner of the Red Dot Design Award for the year 2016. First and second generation designs may be elementary in comparison to the final design, but the Blintor a winner off the bat.
Designer Ron Ferencz wants you to meet the “ROV”, a new ‘Remote Operated Vehicle’. Most drones dominate the skies, but ROV’s cooler than most drones. It operates underwater. The ROV’s design is a classic blend of bio-mimicry and form-follows-function. It retains its drone-esque character while roughly emulating the way a fish moves from left to right to cut across the water. A drone would be incomplete with the visually dominant fans, and ROV has three of them towards the rear. The main fan triggers upwards and downwards movement, while the pair at the complete end are responsible for propulsion.While we’re on the subject of what drones would be incomplete without, the ROV also comes with a pretty nifty camera that allows one to not just navigate the drone, but also take some rather nifty underwater footage. Pool party or Nat Geo? Where do you see this being used the most? Let us know.