Posts Tagged ‘ Crazy ’

Lil Wayne – Krazy (Official Video)


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Dressed in a white straitjacket, the video opens Wayne being dragged through an insane asylum as prisoners creepily recite The Lord’s Prayer. Throughout the video, Wayne is shown eating in the asylum’s cafeteria, taking part in group therapy, taking his medicine, being locked in a padded room with his two alter-egos, starting a riot among the prisoners, and finally being electrocuted in an electric chair.

I’m not talking about being crazy in the song, I’m just talking about being me, and a lot of people view that as crazy so we just wanted to capture that and have fun with it.~ Lil Wayne explained to MTV.

Lil Wayne – Krazy (Official Video).


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When you’ve got a song called “Krazy,” setting the video for that song inside a mental hospital is kind of the least crazy thing you can do, at least short of making an American Psycho parody. But that’s what Lil Wayne and director Colin Tilley did for their “Krazy” video. The song is one of the better recent Wayne efforts, and even though the video is all full of cliches — padded cells, straightjackets, multiple Waynes to indicate schizophrenia, a supporting cast of dead-eyed mental patients — Wayne sells the whole concept through sheer lunatic charisma. It’s tough to imagine any A-list rapper making a more believable lunatic than this guy. Wayne’s forthcoming album Tha Carter V still doesn’t have a release date.

via Stereogum

Pure Adrenaline Basejump


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Pure Adrenaline Basejump was edited by Vania Da Rui. The two main guys were SoulFlyers Fred Fugen & JP Teffaud who where basejumping at Menara Kuala Lumpur 2012 Event that was sponsored by Turbolenza Follow the Flow. These guys tell have no fear, almost to the point of crazy. But they see it as “we are not crazy.. we are amazing.”

The Craziest Stunt Reel Ever.


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First and foremost, let me give my sincerest apologies for the fuzzy picture above, but this is the only photo I could find of stuntman Damien Walters that comes anywhere near to his true level of bad-assery.  He’s appeared in movies like ‘Kick Ass’, Ninja Assassin, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, one of my all time favorites, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ and Ninja Assassin… (let that last one sink in for a second.  In ‘Ninja Assassin’, when the ASIANS’s couldn’t do their stunts, they called in a white guy.)   Walters hails from Durby in the U.K. and as you can tell from the video below, is no man to be taken lightly.  Check the method below, and click the picture aboce to check his official YouTube page.

Jeff Gogue’s ”Impressive Tattoos”.


Jeff Gogue is a tattoo artist and painter born in 1973, he’s working in Grants Hill, Colorado. He puts his stunning tattooing skills realizing large tattoos inspired by traditional japanese tattoo art and art nouveau’s classic imagery. His work is made of thick lines and realistic shadowing, all completed by a stunning use of colors.

Burning Man Re-Visited


Not too long ago, I threw up a post about a photographer at the Burning Man event, and his 1-man photo studio.  After that, I had quite a few people from the east asking me what exactly the event is, if I figured I’d give the event a bit more of profile for those who don’t know.  Burning Man is an annual event that takes place in Black Rock, two and a half hours away from Reno Nevada. People describe the Burning Man event as a self-expressive and a self-reliance community.   Check out some other pics below.

The Wildest Hair You Ever Will See.


I’ve never met Nagi Noda, but the next time I’m in Japan, there’s no doubt in my mind I gotta look her up. This Japanese phenom was the creator of one of the strangest things I ever saw on the web (a video called “Ex Fat Girl” and features white poodles exercising to music. Check it out here if your that curious)  But her latest project is possibly as bizarre as it is absolutely brilliant at the same time. “Hair Hats” are exactly as the name implies, hats made of hair, mainly in the shape of animals. These designs are simply one of the most unique inspirations since Theodore Geisel invented Dr. Seuss.  Ms. Nora has worked with creative geniuses like Jack White of White Stripes, Scissor Sisters and one of my favorite artist Mark Ryden on a new clothing line called Broken Label.  Check out the rest below.

6 More Ridiculously Nice Offices.


A while back, I had posted up a listing of 5 insane offices from around the world, and I was pretty positive that list would stand the test of time.  But some way, some how, I’ve seen even more totally ridiculous offices, and I want to share these with you guys.  I don’t know where your job is, but I want a job in an office like these.

1. The Bank Of Moscow.

The interior design of Bank of Moscow’s offices in central Moscow’s Kuznetsky Most area (Kuznetsky Most street 13) retains the building’s great historical bones and matches customized adornments to them.  The office (one of the Bank’s many offices) occupies 7,000 square meters on the third floor and in the previously unused mansard (attic) space. Moscow-based designer, Alexey Kuzmin, retained by architectural office Sretenka for this assignment, used the space’s key feature, the large, hexagon-shaped central hall, as the defining point.  He placed the client services functions in this grand, open area to evoke and retain the elegant feel of the entire building.  It is windowless, so Kuzmin created a stained-glass ceiling, that echoes the forms and style of the building.

Everything in the client zone was customized, including the tall wooden doors with glass, stained-glass windows, chandeliers, oak paneling for walls and ceilings and the marble floors.  Kuzmin located the staff offices on the wings or balconies surrounding the client zone. The dividers in the office area are made of glass with wooden arches around them.  The attic had no historically significant features and it was designed as a typical, effective office. Glass dividers allow light into the space from the small narrow roof-top windows. The ceiling is made of fire resistant panels, covered with birch veneer. The white office furniture is by Vitra.

2. The Gentleman’s Club Office.

Pool tables, free beer and “casual everyday” dress code may have become the desired and appropriate work environment in many companies, but for some, a gentlemen’s club atmosphere works better.  London-based architecture and design firm SHH created this elegant office in London for an international investment company. The offices are located in a five-story Georgian townhouse connected to a two-story mews by a partially covered walkway. Several marble-inlaid fireplaces, marble mosaic floor tiles and beautiful ceiling cornices were kept from the previous occupants but the rest underwent a thorough modernization.  The resulting milieu is imposing and somewhat intimidating. Its dark, black-and-white photography vibe harkens back to some secret storied past, yet the contemporary treatments, especially the dramatic lighting pieces return the thoughts back to today.  Some of the light fixtures are by Modular and Foscarini and the statement chandeliers were custom-designed by Michael Anastassiades.

Custom-work, limited-edition pieces and classic furnishings such as Eames chairs accent each space, giving stunning jolts among the calm opulence.  Showing up in dated jeans or worn-out sneakers (unless you are Steve Jobs or Richard Branson) in this space would not seem appropriate, and should cue sports be allowed, they would most likely be the English Billiards variety.  Founded in 1992 by David Spence, Graham Harris and Neil Hogan (the S, H and H), architecture and design firm SHH is now a practice of more than 50 people working globally on architecture, design and branding projects.  Many of SHH’s retail, hospitality, nightclub and office clients are in the luxury category, but their client list includes also names such as Sheraton, Adidas, Pizza Hut, Aphostrophe and McDonald’s.

3.  AZN Center – Melbourne.

I’m cautiously nursing a glimmer of hope that even the most corporate of the corporate world could start taking design seriously. And that they could really start understanding and taking advantage of the effects that great head-office design has on staff creativity, productivity and comfort; which, in turn, leads to either staff loyalty or revolving doors.  And, most important, that all of this inevitably filters down to how the customers experience the company.  Some banks in Australia are giving us reason for this hope.  I observed Macquarie investment bank’s new harbor-side office building in Sydney some time ago, but now looking at the ANZ Center in Melbourne’s Docklands and my hopes rise up further.

Designed by Melbourne-based HASSELL,  the massive “urban campus” occupies 130,000 square metres and is the location of the daily grind for 6,500 people.  The design centers around a common hub that on the ground level includes cafes, a visitor center and public art. Throughout the campus, 44 individual hub spaces connect to quiet working zones.  The floor plan maximizes flexibility and daylight penetration, and fosters collaboration and varying work styles.  About 55 percent of the work area is collaborative space and the remaining area is dedicated desk space.  HASSELL won the 2010 World Architecture Festival’s Interiors and Fitout of the Year award for ANZ Centre.  The World Architecture Festival is an annual three-day event held in Barcelona where the Awards this year attracted a record 500 entries from 61 countries.

4. dtac Headquarters – Bangkok.

Large companies with thousands of employees often give just a cursory nod to creating an appealing, exciting and comfortable workplace. Enter the thousands of pool tables and vending machines that are supposedly making work more fun. Lucky for its 3,200 employees, one of Thailand’s leading telecommunications firms, Total Access Communication PCL under the dtac brand, did much more.  In June 2009, dtac gathered its massive team from six separate buildings and relocated them to the newly designed dtac House in Bangkok’s Chamchuri Square office tower.  Now under the same roof for the first time ever, the dtac team occupies 62,000 square metres (about 662,000 square feet) on 20 floors, a move that marks the largest-ever office lease in Thailand’s history.  Opened to the media and VIPs on the auspicious day of 09/09/09, dtac House reflects the company’s desire to become the employer of choice, to enhance cooperation and communication, strengthen common goals, increase creativity and make it easier for the brand to react quickly to changing conditions.

For staff and customers, the new environment aims to communicate dtac’s brand approach “play and learn.”  Australian Hassell won the competition to design the space and align it with dtac’s vision. Hassell created an open and flexible environment with natural wood, natural light and purpose-built spaces.  Some of the highlights include a massive circular library amphitheater, and an entire Funfloor with indoor soccer, table tennis, running track, and concert and performance spaces.  Other custom-designed spaces include the Conversation Pit, the Freeform Meeting, the Picnic Table and the Dining Room, all created to encourage informal, face-to-face meetings. An open terrace atop the building overlooks Bangkok’s skyline.  It is easy to imagine that employees used to this environment would find it difficult to adjust to a boring row of cubicles ever again, in spite of the pool tables and vending machines.

5. Macquire Investment Bank – Sydney.

Macquarie investment bank’s new harborside office building, One Shelley Street, at King Street Warf in Sydney has been collecting accolades and awards for not only architecture and design but also for environmental sustainability and workplace functionality.  The main players in the team behind the building are Sydney-based Fitzpatrick & Partners, responsible for the design of the actual building, and West Hollywood’s Clive Wilkinson Architects that led the design team in the interior design and outfitting with Woods Bagot as the local executive architect.  Apart from the obvious visual appeal of the 10-storey office space, particularly impressive is Clive Wilkinson’s execution of the idea of using design as a key component in causing change — in encouraging and facilitating a new way of working. Macquarie wanted to adopt a new collaborative working style — Activity-Based Working (ABW), a flexible work platform developed by Dutch consultant Veldhoen & Co. — and the new office facility would play an important part in making this happen.

Macquarie’s 3,000 employees now work in an open and highly flexible space where, for example, in the 10-storey atrium, 26 various kinds of ‘meeting pods’ create a feel of ‘celebration of collaboration’ and contribute to openness and transparency.  The interior staircases have already reduced the use of elevators by 50%, and more than half of the employees say that they change their workspaces each day, and 77% love  the freedom to do so.  I like Wilkinson’s own description of the result: “. . . a radical, large-scale workplace design that leverages mobility, transparency, multiple tailor-made work settings, destination work plazas, follow-me technology, and carbon neutral systems. The result is part space station, part cathedral, and part vertical Greek village.”  Clive Wilkinson Architects is known for creative workplaces. Their clients include ad agencies such as Mother, JWT and TBWA\Chiat\Day, and technology firms in the Silicon Valley and Nokia in Finland.

6. Vodafone – Portugal.

In 1984, Vodafone was a tiny UK startup. Today, it is one of the world’s leading mobile telecommunications companies with activities around the globe. Vodafone’s well publicized Portuguese headquarters is located on Avenida da Boavista in Porto (Oporto), the namesake of Port wine and Portugal’s second global city after Lisbon.  The super modern building was designed by architects José António Barbosa and Pedro Guimarães of Barbosa Guimarães Arquitectos.  The architects’ wish to reflect Vodafone’s credo “Vodafone Life, Life in Motion” lead to the creation of a building that challenges the static and appears to be out of balance.

Three of the angular building’s eight floors are underground. The cross-section reveals an uneven footprint almost as if the entire structure had fallen from sky at a great speed and crashed itself into the earth where it now sits, only partly exposed and slightly disheveled.  Indeed, the outer skin reminds us of a slightly unfinished origami project that will eventually become a scale model of a museum, the inside views bring to mind the many variations of angular, uneven and pleasantly unresolved spaces we’d seen at Hotel Silken Puerta América in Madrid, especially the rooms designed by Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid and Plasma Studio.

Lucy McRae and Bart Hess Experimental Photography.


LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low-tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.

Danny MacAskill – Way Back Home.


So, I feel like drinking and entertaining a crowd with music are the two of the three things I’ve found out its very hard to school me on, but out side of those areas, I’m always open learning more about anything.  So when I got school recently on what “impressive BMX” really looks like, I wasn’t really upset.  I posted up a video on BMX tricks not too long ago, and my boy Eddy promptly showed me a video from Danny MacAskill.  This kid pulls some mind blowing stunts with so much ease, its retarded.  Check the method below.

Super-Sick BMX


I specialize in club events, but it’s always been a prospective project of mine  of mine to host/sponsor a skate or BMX competition, so when I decided to take the concept a little further, the first step was research.  Upon my search, I came across one of the sickest BMX videos I’ve seen to date.  Check the method below.

10 Crazy Man-Caves.


Coming back to the bay I appreciate having my own space, and having my a place where I can do what I want and enjoy what I want.  But its crazy how far some people will go to enjoy their space.  Call it what you will—man cave, mavern (man + cavern), mantuary (man + sanctuary)—but creating a room just for the guys has become a popular trend. Now-a-days, some of them can be tastefully imaginative—a far cry from the beer can–littered basements of my home town. Oddly enough though most of these pictures instantly reminded me of someone in my life, and the way they would decorate a space if they had all the money in the world.  Whether it’s to watch sports, play pool or just have a place where boys can be boys, as long as the room makes them happy (and keeps their mess and raucousness out of the way) I fully support the trend.

The Poker Palace

Computer programmer Rod McKenzie loves poker and frequently hosts tournaments that consist of 20 people, but games can often exceed 35 sets of hands. To help build Rod the ultimate poker man cave, Siragusa and Cameron set their sights on a Vegas-style casino theme, in which they included slot machines, backlighting, mod red felt poker tables, a four-person bar and a Vegas-style security system (with hidden cameras!)  With the amount of iPhone poker my kid-cousin Thabo plays, I could see him owning this spot.

The Harley Garage

Tony Munshi loves his motorcycle-themed garage in his Santa Clarita, California, home. Two years in the making, the “cave” comes complete with indoor/outdoor carpeting, an oak-laminate bar top stained in ebony and covered with a glass slab, exhaust flame–themed stool covers, a glass-door refrigerator, 46″ TV and, of course, the three Harley-Davidsons he shares with his wife, Kathy.  I know my assistant is wondering why I didn’t say this one reminds me of her, but this one’s got Tasha T. written all over it.

The Wine Makers Basement

Wall Street hedge fund manager by day and amateur wine maker by night, Joe Valente had a unique vision in mind for a tasting room, which became another project on the DIY Network’s show Man Caves. Finished with distressed-looking plaster and totally temperature controlled, the basement fortress features authentic wine barrels, a gorgeous Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellar and a Tuscan-style wood table, which the show’s design team built from scratch. Reminds me of a space either my sister or Meredith Hickey would live in.

The Rockstar Hangout

Dan Leap is a regionally loved guitarist in Midwest rock band Pompous Jack and founder of GuitarLamp.com. The perfect showcase for his two passions (music and DIY design) is his cool ’80s-inspired loft, located in his Merriam, Kansas, home. Inside, lamps, tables and headboards are all made of custom guitars, while pinball machines, retro couches and framed records decorate the space.  This is one spot however that doesn’t bring anyone directly to mind.

The Dale Ernhardt Den

It was photographer Robert Butterfield’s wife, Maria, who first suggested he use a spare storage space to showcase his array of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., collectables, which were beginning to take over their home. The room, which loosely resembles a Hard Rock Cafe, features wall-to-wall diamond plate flooring, mirrored gel showcases to house his model cars, a racetrack bookshelf, kegerator, flat-screen TV with surround sound, a Dale Earnhardt couch, an open bar and more.  I know their baseball and football fans as well, but I see the Erhardt Brothers occupying this lair.

The Coca Cola Cave

Freelance artist Ray Kilinski and his wife Dianne have been collecting vintage (pre-1960) Coke memorabilia since the early ’70s, and is an active member of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club. In his malt shop–style room is a black-and-white checkered floor with a large Coca-Cola logo rug, a green glass wall partition and shelving reminiscent of old bottles, a vintage soda fountain, a functioning Coca-Cola Vendo 44—a vending machine made in the 1950s that holds 44 bottles—and much (much) more.  I do however draw a blank when it comes to my friends that would love his place.

Star Wars Theater

Vic Wertz and Lisa Stevens once ran The Official Star Wars Fan Club. Later, the two decided to bring the epic film series into their home. Designed by Doug Chiang (design director for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones), the room, which measures 22 feet from the back wall to the screen, took three years to complete. It features three rows of seating, automated sliding doors, a secret media room guarded by a life-size Han Solo and a fiber-optic star field.  Some people would think I’d  claim this spot for my own, due to the intense nerd factor, but its not –

Club Sub Level

This one is the mancave I see as my own.  After seven months of framing and painting, Michigan-based water utility control systems developer Glenn Maggard completed his fantasy basement. Looking for a space to both entertain friends and dance, he and his wife, a scientist, wanted a modern look and feel, which they achieved with a flat black–painted ceiling, ebony laminate flooring, a glass block bar with granite tile, a graphic wall mural, Momeni rug, mod white leather couches, neon lighting and dance poles, which are conveniently part of the basement’s infrastructure.

 

The Hockey Haven

Diehard New York Rangers fan Joe Bellestri was a lucky contestant featured on the DIY Network’sMan Caves, where hosts Tony “Goose” Siragusa and Jason Cameron transformed his unfinished basement into a New York Rangers bastion. Adding to Bellestri’s big-screen TV, the two designers installed a wall-size mural, $999 Dream Seats, royal blue lockers behind a frosted Plexiglas bar with backlighting, custom-built hockey-stick stools and ice rink–style flooring made of epoxy.  This is the one that has my assistant written all over it.  Ash is the biggest (and smallest) San Jose Sharks fan I’ve ever seen.

The Greatest Show On Earth

The most traditional of the “Epic Mancaves” this is something I can’t put to a specific person because I feel like anyone would love this.  Jeremy Kipnis was an audiophile from a young age—after all, Henry Kloss, inventor of one of the first projectors, was his childhood neighbor. So it’s no surprise that he is the founder of home theater design company Kipnis Studios and owner of one of the most sophisticated home theater setups out there. Located in his Redding, Connecticut, home, the room features an 18-foot screen, a Sony ultra-high-resolution digital cinema projector, 37 speakers, 35 amplifiers and more.

Another Set Of Dope Watches.


So I hope it’s clear by now to people who have been following the blog that I’m a huge watch enthusiast.  I’ve been collecting rare/unique watches for the last few years, and I’ve posted up a few other posts on the subject but I keep running into better and more unique watches.  Some of the following are overly functional, some are simply stylish, and others are dramatically unique, but all of the below are examples of a few of my favorites.

The Inspiration Pad.



Transformers 3 Crash.


Crashes come early and often in Michael Bay’s Transformers movies, but this one wasn’t in the script: Bumblebee, the superstar Camaro Autobot, T-boned a real Washington, D.C., police Tahoe on the first day of filming for Transformers 3. (Blame the terrorists) A bomb technician in a marked SUV, on his way to a suspicious package, roared into an area of 3rd St. on the Washington Mall that had been closed for filming by other D.C. cops, who reportedly were on a different radio frequency.  The Chevy SUV dodges an Autobot convoy led by the semi Optimus Prime and into the path of Bumblebee entering from Maryland Ave. The officer, stunt driver (spoiler) and Tahoe suffered minor injuries. Bumblebee took it on the chin however.

The scene was supposed to involve damage to a Decepticon Corvette.

Check Out 5 Rediculously Nice Offices.


White Mountain Office

This office somewhat reminds me of the nuclear bunker in the end of Terminator 3 mixed with the Hall of the Legion of Doom. This old atomic shelter is now used by Swedish ISP. This really is a one of a kind work environment.

Red Bull London

This is probably one of my favorite offices. Partially because of the sleek minimalistic look, but mostly because of the dope carbon slide. Red Bull’s awesome 3 floor office was created by Jump Studios, an architecture company from London, UK.

JWT New York

JWT is one of the oldest advertising agencies in the world. This office is designed over five floors and designed to accommodate 900 employees. This office reflects JWT’s business model and brand identity and it was designed by the creative minds of Clive Wilkinson Architects.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Slovenia

This has to be the coolest government office I’ve ever seen. The organic looking white framework in combination with a lot of windows and tons of plants makes this office a real treat for your eyes.

Facebook

The new Facebook office is centred around employees needs and wants. Several small ‘neighbourhoods’ were created to give each department its own unique style. Employees are encouraged to write on walls, add artwork, and move furniture as they see fit.

Lego Land.


Pieces from artist Nathan Sawaya’s collection.