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What It Looks Like When André Josselin Takes A Trip To Chicago. (Pt.2)


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Not too long ago, there was a post about German photographer André Josselin‘s photos during his trip to Lollapalooza.  There were so many photos we couldn’t put them all into one post, so in part 2, we’re going to pick up right where we left off.  Once again you can tell by the rest of his collection how incredibly talented of a photographer he is.
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What It Looks Like When André Josselin Takes A Trip To Chicago. (Pt.1)


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German photographer André Josselin out of Hamburg took a trip with friends to the Lollapolooza festival in Chicago.  This unique collection of amazing shots, was beautifully edited, and really brings through the feelings of excitement and allure of not only the city of Chicago, but how good of a time they must have had.  Unfortunately the compendium of photos is so large, we had to split it up into two posts.  Check out André’s work below, and expect to see some of the rest very soon.

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Sarah Valentina- German Playboy 2015


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In Germany, the German-Italian beauty Sarah Valentina Winkhaus has become well known to sports fans since she started hosting for the sports channel  “Sky Sport News HD”. In her second home, Italy, people have known her for a while. There, she has been hosting for Sky Italia as Formula-1-presenter, corresponding directly from the race track.

Sarah however doesn’t only love fast cars and race tracks, she also has a huge passion for soccer and has admitted to having a hard time choosing which team to cheer for, Germany or Italy since both countries are considered her home.

 

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Major Lazer At The World Cup.


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Deutschland has become the country of the World Cup Winners, but soccer wasn’t the only excitement in Rio during the tournament.  Diplo and Major Lazer had quite an electric performance on the rooftop of the Budweiser Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.  Check out the video below.

Porsche Design Tower Miami


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Featuring 60 stories of premium plush penthouses, this decadent den for the wealthy is indeed being developed by Germany-based Porsche Design Group. There are 132 units inside the building, and 3 car elevators to take the owners’ vehicles to their all-glass garages (2 to 4 per unit). Ranging from $4 million to $32.5 million per spot, the square feet available per unit goes from 4,200 to 17,000.

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Casio G-Shock 2013 Holiday “Blizzard White” Collection


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Casio‘s iconic G-Shock line offers a three-piece collection of seasonally apt new colorways for the coming winter holiday. The “Blizzard White” collection sees the GW-8900, GA-100 and GD-X6900 models brandished in stark white-grey with a matte finish — a military inspired choice as it’s originally used for snow terrain camouflage. The white-grey adorns the main bezel of the three, while further applications of military motifs are found on the faces with precise detailing down to the signature red star embellishments. As for functionality, the GW-8900 comes with a multi-band 6 station radio system covering China, US, UK, Germany and two Japan stations, while its Tough Solar program automatically re-calibrates for the accurate time. The GA-100 offers a 1/1000 second stopwatch function, speed measurement recording and maintains magnetic resistance, while the more basic GD-X6900 comes with G-Shock’s classic illuminating and 20bar water resistant perks.

Moritz Aust


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His name is Moritz Aust, he comes from Schweinfurt in Germany and and he’s only 16 years old. Moritz Aust is in-between, doing his things as an amateur but growing technique and talent each day that passes by.

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Meet A Man Follows Girlfriend All Around The World


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What started as a photographer trying to capture as much as he could while traveling while his girlfriend pulled him along has now become an internet sensation. Russian producer Murad Osmann and his gorgeous girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, have been traveling the world together for quite some time. Beginning in Barcelona in September of 2011, Osmann started labeling his Instagram photospictures “Follow me” where he takes beautiful pictures of his girlfriend pulling his arm through exotic and familiar locations around the world. In the small breaks between his busy work schedule, the jet-setting lovebirds have travelled to Singapore, Bali, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, England, and China and continue to document their journeys.

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OLS House by J. Mayer H. Architects


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This is the hillside OLS House by J. Mayer H. Architects. With a composition of filleted corners and sweeping curves it is intended to maximize landscape views in an otherwise suburban area. A deep, recessed balcony characterizes the sinuous concrete form and protects the home from solar heat gain thereby continuing an environmentally friendly building system that includes weathered zinc and solar panels. Intended to house a family of four the building’s elevated ground floor is buried into the hillside. The open plan first level contains the gathering spaces: living, dining and kitchen areas are enveloped by floor to ceiling glazing, allowing natural light to bounce off the curved walls. The full-height windows provide unobstructed views of the valley and garden. Upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are connected to the lower storeys by a large central staircase, its steps surrounded by folded, curved planes. Slats and anti-glare sheeting combine with industrial materials like screed to create an environmentally conscious architecture that at once invites the landscape to its abstracted interior.

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Beer Barrel Bedroom


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The beer barrel bedroom is perfect to try if you’re in Ostbevern, Germany. Built from 19th century real beer barrel, which was in use until 1995, this bedroom can accommodate two persons at a time.

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Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro


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Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro has got better traits that you’ll get in regular headsets. Made in Germany with only the best quality material available. It features ultra stiff metal forks, extra ordinary precision, variable noises reduction, professional 16 Ohms velocity drivers. Custom One Pro headphones has gold plated stereo 3.5 mm jack plug.

Korn


Korn is a colorless spirit that is usually made from fermented rye but may also be made from corn, barley, or wheat. Korn differs from vodka in that it is less rigorously filtered, which leaves more cereal taste in the finished spirit. Drunk neat and cold it has a somewhat dubious reputation, because it is the cheapest spirit available in Germany. Nonetheless, it is very popular, especially in the North among farmer and fishermen often to seal a deal. Typically sold in clear glass bottles, a paper-based package might be an unexpected candidate for this spirit, but the delivery format known from milk cartons provocatively nurtures Korn’s reputation, while the simplistic graphics, premium packaging materials and debossed foil stamping relate to the look and feel of top-shelf liquors. Compact and light weight the packaging dramatically reduces the environmental impact during shipping into the Wild West and limits breakage during excessive consumption.

Apple Design Director To Create Leica Photo Camera.


Leica and Apple, two of the most desired brands in the world of design, are getting together to produce yet another fascinating — and very expensive — product.  Lately everything that has come my way seems to be somehow German. No exception with this German photography company which is working with Jonathan Ive, Apple’s Senior VP of Industrial Design, on the design of a one-off version set to be auctioned for charity.  The collaboration was announced by Andreas Kaufmann, Leica’s head, at international photography and imaging fair Photokina in Cologne this week.  Jonathan Ive is responsible for many of Apple’s iconic designs such as the iPad, iPhone, iMac and the MacBook Pro.  It is not the first time Leica collaborates with high-profile names in the design and fashion world. In 2010 the German brand unveiled a camera designed by Walter de’Silva, an automobile designer for Audi.  De’Silva was asked to recreate the classic Leica M9. The special edition was strictly limited to only 500 cameras worldwide for a price of over $32,000.  Early this year Leica teamed up with Hermès to produce a limited edition. The 300 copies of the M9-P were available for a price of around $25,000.  The two brands also produced an even more exclusive edition, the Jean-Louis Dumas model, available for over $50,000.  The German brand unveiled this week a flashy design by British designer Paul Smith as part of the Leica à la carte program, a program that allows users to customize their cameras. The design will be available in October.

The Porsche Pavilion.


HENN Architects has completed the Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. The organically shaped building is sitting – in mirrored location to the Volkswagen Pavilion- at the central axis of the theme park and offers 400 m² of space for exhibitions and presentations. Its characteristic silhouette will become a distinctive icon amid the lagoon landscape of the Autostadt. Curving lines and exciting bends make the Pavilion a dynamic yet reduced sculpture with its characteristics derived from the Porsche brand image.

The structure captures the dynamic flow of driving with a seamless building skin. Its lines pick up speed and slow down just to plunge forward in large curves with ever-changing radii. A matte-finished stainless steel cladding forms the flush envelope of this vibrant structure, creating the impression of a homogeneous unity, whilst creating a continuously changing appearance depending on light and weather conditions. At the entrance the pavilion cantilevers 25m over the lagoon’s water surface in front. Below the cantilever of the large asymmetrical roof, a sheltered external space opens up. This space is visually connected to the surrounding landscape, but forms its own acoustic enclosure, providing seating for a few hundred guests. Architecture and landscape, interior and exterior as well as roof and facade are brought together by HENN in their architectural concept of a coherent, flowing continuum. The external area around the pavilion was designed by landscape architects WES and integrated into the overall concept of the theme park. This is how the new piazzetta creates a connection between the Porsche Pavilion and the adjacent Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Pavilion by means of water features and trees. By walking around the sculptural Porsche Pavilion, further highlights of the Autostadt can be discovered.

‘House S’


The German practice Christ Associated Architects have completed ‘house S’, an upgrade to a bungalow constructed in the 1960s by Wilfried Hilger in Weisbaden, Germany. To add space to the single family residence, three separate boxes connected with a channel glass corridor were placed upon the flat cantilevered roof. The arrangement generates open-air terraces with diverse atmospheres including a stone-paved courtyard with a pine tree, a meadow with an apple tree and a wooden planked patio with a magnolia.

The Flight Simulation Center In Stuttgart, Germany.


Even those who are afraid of flying might enjoy the experience of piloting a Boeing 737 at the simmINN Flight Simulation Center in Stuttgart, Germany.  The reason confidence is two-fold.  One: The aircraft does not leave the ground as the full-size replica of Boeing 737 with its Learjet 45x cockpit are firmly indoors.  Two: The outside of the plane looks so cool that you will forget your phobias and just want to hop in and fly.  Frankfurt-based architect Boris Banozic is responsible for the concept, interior and graphic design of this center that is open to the general public. Yes, you, too can book a two-hour flight, piloted by Captain You and no crew.  Now, if only an airline company picked up this concept as their head-office design, then I would be really impressed.

Another Set Of Examples Of Brilliant Street Art.


Street art is honestly by far my favorite medium for visually expressing ideas.  It literally comes in all different forms, and can inspire, scare, bewilder, warn, and make people laugh.  This is probably my 9th or 10th street art collection on this blog in the last 2 years.  So although I think one or two photos may have been repeated in previous posts, check out all these incredibly interesting pieces of street art.

A Peek Inside The Lamborghini Factory.


The Italian automaker founded in 1963 by feisty Ferrari hater Ferruccio Lamborghini built a long line of swoopy exotics that demanded passionate, dedicated drivers — with an equally passionate and dedicated mechanic on speed dial. Several ownership changes over the years, including an ill-fated union with Chrysler in the 1980s didn’t help the cause. Lamborghinis inspired lust, but consistency of build and reliability proved elusive… Until the Germans got involved.

Audi’s takeover of the company in 1998 instigated dramatic changes in how the famed cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese were conceived, developed and constructed. Eager to retain the brand’s “Italianness,” the Germans kept company headquarters in Sant’Agata, much like how Bugatti remained stationed in Molsheim, France, and Bentley didn’t stray from Crewe, England, once Volkswagen took over.

The German influence not only resulted in shared platforms (like the Audi R8/Lamborghini Gallardo aluminum spaceframe), it also brought a sea change in how emerging technologies are researched, developed and incorporated into the ever-evolving world of supercars.

Lamborghini hit a landmark when it sold its 10,000th Gallardo in 2010, a figure that represents more than all other models produced since the company’s founding. As a replacement for the mighty Murcielago approached the zenith of its three-year development, camouflaged mules were spotted darting through Italian countrysides and along the famed Nürburgring Nordschliefe, and the 691-horsepower flagship was being “fine optimized” in preparation for production.

MetroFarm DJ Decks.


From Berlin Germany, MetroFarm Studio has produced a number of stunning, custom built DJ Desks. Having released a concrete DJ table a couple of years back, the new desks, in folded stainless steel and wood painted black and neon orange demand attention.  But they’re not just for finely tuned vinyl slingers looking for the perfect ergonomic ratios to heighten their musical flow. They’re for anybody with a musical mind and an eye for detail, looking to add spark to a lounge room, club or gallery.  It’s art for the DJ’s sake.

Water Droplet Photos.


These incredible images are little drops of magic, capturing iconic images within a single droplet of water is something photographer Markus Reugels spends hundreds of hours painstakingly trying to capture.  Mr Reugels, from Schweinfurt, Germany, can spend weeks agonising over snapping the image just at the right moment… but the results are stunning.  In one of his images, an image of the earth from space sits neatly inside the water droplet.  In another, the moon is brought into focus by a single drop of water, the flat image of the background distorted into a spherical result that appears uncannily true to life.  Check the method below.

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The New Hamburg Science Center.


The Office for Metropolitan Art (OMA) has just revealed their final design for the New Hamburg Science Center and Aquarium. The structure, which will be 23000 meters square of space, will house a science centre, aquarium, theatre, offices, laboratories as well as commercial and retail facilities. The structural design consists of 10 interconnecting blocks that will form the shape of a ring. Not only is the design of the structure trying to encourage new structural forms, but also as being a leader in adapting new environmental technologies included in its’ construction.

World Class Churches.


Although I’m quite notorious for not being a religious individual, I have to respect the beauty of churches.  Churches  have been carved and built so magnificently, in a way that they make everyone simply stand and marvel at their great architecture. Today I present a showcase of some quite beautiful and breathtaking churches around the world, I couldn’t find the names and locations of ALL the churches on the list, so in fairness, I left them out.

BMW i3 and i8 Concepts.


BMW has given out the first details and images of its i3 and i8 models before the concepts are shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show.  One of the most notable features of the new design is a bodywork largely made of carbon fibre, described by BMW as a “revolution in automotive design.”  The new material, which has never been used for a car body on a volume-production scale before, offers a weight reduction of between 250 and 350 kilograms, which should considerably lengthen the range and speed of the electric vehicles.  The i3′s concept city car design currently offers a range of approximately 150 kilometers using a 125 kW electric motor, said BMW, with four seats and a 200-liter luggage compartment.  Thanks to a weight of 1,250 kilograms, it can manage 0-100km/h in less than eight seconds, and the charging time is also pretty nippy, with an 80 percent charge in around an hour using a high speed charger.  The larger i8 isn’t a fully electric vehicle but a plug-in hybrid, managing a consumption of under 3l/100km with a drive system that outputs 260 kW.  Designed as a luxury sports car, it offers a top speed of 250 km/h and a 0-100km/h time of under five seconds, although at a more temperate speed the i8 will run for up to 35 kilometers on all electric drive before the hybrid system kicks in.  It’s expected that both of the cars will be on show at the Frankfurt International Auto Show, which runs September 15-25 in Germany.

The Bugatti Veryron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc.


Bugatti in collaboration with Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur has released unique version of Bugatti Veyron – Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc.  The ‘L’Or Blanc’ was unveiled on Thursday in Berlin, German. It’s the world’s first vehicle with porcelain elements in exterior and interior design.  Porcelain is used in seven locations on the L’Or Blanc, including the wheel centers, fuel and oil filler caps, and the large “EB” badge on the back.  Five places inside the cabin are rendered in porcelain as well: the center-console surround; signed trim plates on each side of the center console; the removable, diamond-polished dish atop the center console; and a relief between the seatbacks depicting an elephant standing on its hind legs.  According to Bugatti, that elephant was the inspiration for the partnership between Bugatti and KPM.  This gorgeous, elaborately hand-painted blue-and-white Bugatti is still available for purchase for €1.65 million ($2.4 million USD).

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer.


I’m not sure if I stated that I’m a massive Halo player.  (gamertag: DJStormSF on XBox Live. If your a ‘Halo: Reach’ player, come get your ass whooped… I’ll eat your lunch and wrinkle you school clothes.)  But I still have respect for the other major shooting titles out there on the current generation systems.  Call of Duty being the biggest hitter, and even recently surpassing Blizzard studio’s mega-hit World Of War Craft, C.O.D. is a monster game.  And as the game has changed forms over the years, its newest form is Modern Warfare, current scenarios, current weapons, and current technology are what now drive this subdivision of the franchise.  But Modern Warfare 3 seems to be an all new beast.  The first game to take place in the future, all I could deduce from the trailer is that the events they seem to be covering pertain to World War 3.  Check the method below and let me know what your theories are about the plot.