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Time To Enroll In Your ‘Deadly-Class’.


Deadly Class fans were treated to a hell of a surprise when the first episode of the TV adaptation went online this morning. SyFy is currently hosting the pilot for free via its YouTube channel to get viewers pumped up for the series’ actual premier on January 16th. The pilot introduces audiences to Marcus, a homeless teenager in 1980s America who gets recruited by a school for the next generation of deadly assassins. It’s a chaotic, action-packed, fever dream of a show complete with a punk rock soundtrack and aesthetics.  For those of you who would rather be surprised, do not watch the hour long video below, however, if you won’t mind the wait, then by all means, enjoy this incredible first episode to what will hopefully be an amazing first season to a great, fresh show.

An Extended Look At The New Godzilla.


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Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released an extended look at the anticipated Godzilla which you can watch below.

Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on May 16, the Gareth Edwards-directed film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The First 6K, Red Dragon Footage Surfaces.


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After a considerable delay from its slated late 2012 release date, the 6K Red Dragon sensor is finally ready — and it seems to have been worth the wait. The first test footage (after the break) has come from cinematographer and Red booster Mark Toia, who stress-tested it in difficult conditions like high contrast daylight and dark night scenes. Afterwards, he said the camera has three more f-stops of dynamic range than the MX-equipped Epic and thinks the new sensor brings the “best highlight falloff I’ve ever seen from any digital camera,” including Sony’s $65,000 CineAlta F65 4K model. Though Red put on a show of upgrading Epic and Epic-X cameras with Dragon earlier this spring, the company recently said that deliveries would start in September. Meanwhile, Dragon equipped cameras are in the hands of other notable DPs and directors too, like Peter Jackson, Michael Bay and Darius Woski — meaning you can likely expect a deluge of Dragon eye-candy over the coming weeks.

Iron Man: Industrial Revolution.


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On Tuesday, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 became Disney’s fifth release to cross the $400 million mark at the domestic box office. The film, which has now earned over $1.2 billion and is the #5 film of all time globally, also recently passed Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and is currently the #6 film of all time at the international box office with more than $803 million.  After achieving the second-biggest domestic opening in history with $174.1 million, Iron Man 3 crossed the $1 billion threshold globally in 23 days, making it Disney’s sixth billion-dollar and second highest-grossing release of all time, behind only Marvel’s The Avengers.

While doing the research on the box office gross of the latest Ironman film, I came across a small collection done by Marvel in 2010 for ‘Iron Man: Industrial Revolution’ put up by Juan Doe.  Check the epic artwork.

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Superhero Noir.


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The Pipe Chair.


Designers get inspiration from various and sometimes wierd things. For example, the following Pipe Chair was obviously was inspired by a pipe. This creative chair was designed by Russian industrial designer Yaroslav Rassadin. Being a part of Yaroslav’s series of furniture called “Stream”, the Pipe Chair has a form that imitates the classic form of a pipe. It’s coated with soft surfaces and keeping all ergonomic standards. The Pipe Chair hasn’t been produced yet and it’s still a concept.

The Aurora And Orbit Watches


Check out the Aurora and Orbit. The Aurora displays time using two transparent gradient discs, blue indicating the hour and yellow – the minute. The overlapping colors create green and the effect creates a clear definition between “hours” and “minutes”. The Orbit displays time by utilising two “planets”, the colored orb representing the hour and white orb displaying the minute.

Natrual Stone Sinks.


Yesterday I got a look at these original natural stone bathroom sinks that look appealing and genuine. Even though their color differs from one model to another, their essence is the same: raw natural beauty.  It may sound like a cliche, but can you think of a more elegant way to bring nature inside your bathroom? This type of stone sink would go great in a minimalist interior, complimented by various wood features.

Montblanc Régulateur Nautique Timepiece Set.


Accurate measuring as we know it today was born on aboard ship: or, to be more precise, aboard vessels voyaging on the high seas.  Before the dawn of satellite-assisted navigation, highly accurate clocks were the only instruments which could enable a mariner to exactly determine his position at sea.  This is reason enough for Montblanc to devote its efforts to this theme and to devise innovative ideas that refresh watch lovers’ memories about this important tradition.  The result debuts in the new Régulateur Nautique watch set in the Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858, which was unveiled at the SIHH 2012.

 

Each set consists of a wristwatch chronograph with regulator dial and two time zones, along with a large navigational clock which, in addition to showing three time zones on its main regulator dial, also includes a world-time indicator.  The case is made in polished nickel and measures 640mm x 560mm x 930mm and weighs 120 kilograms while the crystal is sapphire.  Powered by the Swiss manual-wind Montblanc in-house calibre movement with 13 jewels, 18,000 vph, it boasts of a power reserve of 360 hours.  Functions include local time, port departure time, port arrival time, GMT, day/night indicator and power reserve indicator.  This Montblanc Nautique Regulator is a limited edition set of just 16 pieces – 8 sets with red gold wristwatch chronographs and 8 more with wristwatch chronographs in white gold cases.  The cost for one of these nautical objets d’art is $385 700. They will be available at Montblanc boutiques and select jewelers beginning in June.

Chopard Produces The World’s Most Expensive Sunglasses.


The World’s Most Expensive Sunglasses, produced for Chopard by De Rigo Vision, will be showcased in Dubai at The One and Only Royal Mirage on May 14th 2012.  The sunglasses that worth $400,000 are made of 60 grams of 24 carat gold and decorated with 51 full-cut 4 carat River diamonds.  The diamonds are set by using a special technique so that the stones are set more closely together than with the classic pavé setting. By being placed this way, the stones create a carpet that lets out a special light.

The REK Book Case.


REK is a bookcase that grows with your book collection. The more books the bigger the bookcase gets. The zigzag shaped parts slide in and out to accommodate books in the resulting voids. REK will always be full, regardless of the quantity of books. Also the books can be arranged according to their sizes. The narrow spaces are excellent for magazines.

Rihanna’s Back On The Armani’s Campaign.


Rihanna has renewed her Armani contract for another season and the singer’s latest advert for the brand has just been released.  And the singer could not look any sexier… The advert begins with Rihanna tossing and turning in a pair of bra and knickers while lying on a bed. Then she puts on a skintight jeans and jacket and goes out to catch her flight.

Rihanna has been the face of Emporio Armani Jeans and Underwear since last July. Not only has she starred in commercials, but she also appeared in print ads and on billboards.  She has even done a spot of designing for the brand, releasing just two t-shirts, two pairs of jeans and a leather biker jacket last year.

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.

Europe’s Top 5 Beaches.


Tons of people are just coming back to the bay from summer vacations, but if you’re like me, you’d take your vacation to somewhere warm in the winter.  Most people across the globe prefer to escape to some exotic beach destinations where they can spend some quality time with their friends and family regardless of the time of year though. There are tons of beach destinations in Europe, but only a few beach destinations can gather more crowd because of their exotic landscape and climate. I picked my favorite five to go to.  Now before we start, I haven’t been to all of these locations, (Croatia and Turkey are among some of the spots I have yet to travel through) but I chose them all because of their exclusivity, scenic beauty, and the male to female ratio.

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Navagio Beach – Greece

Many people want to escape the crowd when they think about beach destinations which makes Navagio Beach really popular.  It’s a small beach which can only be reached by boat from Port Vromi. This beach is also known as Shipwreck Bay and is rated as one of the best beach in Europe.

Pristine white sand at Navagio Beach

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Playa Papagayo – Spain

There is no doubt that when we think about Europe, we think about top tourism countries like France and Spain. The Playa Papagayo is a virgin beach that attracts a lot of people from across the globe. The beach can only be reached through a dirt road and therefore not many people prefer to come here but it still gets the most number of votes during destination and tourism surveys which is why it is second on the list.

The tranquil, and romantic ambience at Playa Papagayo

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Zlatni Rat – Croatia

If you’re looking for some exquisite beach destinations then don’t miss this one, there are very rare beaches like Zlatni Rat that can change shapes right in front of your eyes. This golden pebble beach also known as Golden Horn has the ability to change shape and position depending on wind directions. This is truly unique in its own way and many tourists flock from different parts of the world only to see it change shapes.

Zlatni Rat is the most spectacular beach on Adriatic Sea, located on Island Brac nearby a spot called Bol

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Spiaggia Sabbie Nere – Italy

Are you tired of watching those pristine white beaches in Bahamas and Hawaii? Well, you can take a break and come down to Italy where you will find this volcanic beach which is also known as Black Sands Beach. The beach is made up of volcanic pebble sand giving it a look unique from other white sand beaches.

A unique panorama at Black Sands Beach in Italy

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Patara – Turkey

Some folks like virgin beaches where there is no human intervention.  If you want to be one with nature then head to Patara Beach at Turquoise Coast in Turkey. The beach does not have any buildings around or any human civilization and it is one of the few beaches in the world where Loggerhead turtles come to lay their eggs.

Patara is a birthplace of St Nicholas (Santa Claus), with a long beach on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast

Asher Roth ft. Akon – Last Man Standing.


It’s always fun to see a music video for a song you’ve liked for quite some time, just like its fun to see an artist who’s work you’ve appreciated for quite some time coming around and putting a unique spin on a classic idea.  Asher Roth is back with the video for ‘Last Man Standing’ which is formatted like flipping though a comic book, but done unlike many of the other pseudo-cliche videos of its kind.  Check the video out below.

Historically Hardcore.


Historically Hardcore is a series of promo posters designed by Jenny Burrows and Matt Kappler as part of a portfolio project. The Smithsonian was unaware of their creation until the clever ads went viral, at which point the Smithsonian asked Jenny to remove them from her portfolio or edit out any mention of the esteemed museum.  However, the posters themselves (which ARE historically accurate) would be quite amazing to see as actual ads if there were more of them.

The Franklin Project.


No matter what industry you work in, if you have a job, you have an appreciation for money, but for some people having it is just as good as looking at it.  The visual esthetic of the $100 bill hasn’t changed too drastically in the last 20 years, but recently a collection sprouted of reinventions of the bill with Mr. Franklin’s face.  There were some whimsical additions to the collection (like the one above) but I tried to focus on the cooler/more practical ones.  Check the method below.

Louis Vuitton Book of Architecture and Interiors.


Louis Vuitton plans to release Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interior, a new book that showcases the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores.  The book shows some of the most memorable Louis Vuitton retail spaces. It provides scetches, blue prints and of course many amazing pictures.  The book will feature 300 illustrations including previously unpublished architect’s sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki.  The 304-page book will be available October 1st by Rizzoli and Editions de La Martinière, priced at $85.  There will also be a limited edition version with three photographs on the cover, matched with three monogrammed fabric slipcases in gold, silver and copper, retailing for $130.

Nia Valentine.


The incredible miss Nia Valentine is a model out of the UK that was brought to my attention by my boy Max (who’d kill me if I didn’t shout him out)  Max as an affinity for beautiful women of mixed decent, and Nia Valentine for sure fits the bill.    East African, Arabic, Irish and Indian allow Valentine to pass for almost any ethnicity when she’s in front of the camera.  Nia, who’s real name is Grainne Ni-Fhloinn has experience in editorial, runway, music videos and everything else all the way down to singing, dancing, hair styling and makeup artistry.  As stunning as her photos are, she isn’t just a pretty face in modeling crowd Nia is also in hot pursuit of a law degree on top of her modeling career.  Check out some more of her work below.

The Shade Club.


If there’s one thing I can appreciate about a club (aside from the female bartenders that work there) is the interior… And the ‘Shade Club’ has it in spades.  SquareONE’s latest renovation, located in the basement of a residential building in the center of Bucharest, was once home to some of  the most successful and downright sexy clubs of the 90s, some of which carried a notorious and even dark past. After 5 years of vacancy the Shade Club has opened its doors to reveal a sultry modern design that reflects the scandalous history of the venue.

At the start of the remodel, the design team noticed 7 to 8 layers of material applied to the walls, giving them a peek into the location’s history, and sparking their interest in its mysterious past.  The first of the 3 defined spaces within the club is also the largest and features a high density of structural pillars. By covering the pillars in mirrors and applying three-quarter lamps across two edges on each, the columns seem to disappear and a “forest of lamps” emerge. The volumetric pattern on the surrounding walls is CNC dense polyurethane foam painted white. Behind the pattern are mirrors that continue the visual effect of the mirrored pillars.

The second space is a circular room that surrounds the central lounge. Given the shape, the designers opted for an organic design that incorporated baroque decoration. The single row of structural pillars were covered in a Corian skin. It is a soft, organic shape vertically extruded. The Corian skin was engraved with the graphic design CNC milled into the surface of the material, then a special mold was made and the Corian milled plates were thermoformed. The semicircular bar in the this space was done exactly the same. The walls have a routed MDF structure, and thin, extremely flexible Axpet cladding to which graphic designs were cut and applied on the surface.

The third and smallest space is quite isolated from the rest, and features handmade graphic designs on the walls and a single lounge. Hovering above the lounge is a  ellipsoidal light membrane on the ceiling made of a elastic membrane that diffuses the light. To polish the look the designers used white fringe to better illustrate the shape and link the two elements.

In the bar areas there are virtual sections that cut the volume and leave white luminous surfaces with 2D images of different objects (lamps, tables and other household furniture). The ideea was to illustrate a photo of the interior of a house that cuts out volume and leaves an impression. To contrast the space the designers used Corian Noir in combination with translucent Glacier Ice Corian. Spectral tubes were then used as light sources to illuminate the white surfaces.

Road SMS.


Keeping an eye on the road ahead may be difficult at times.  The one time I know it’s always hard to keep focused on the road is when I’m getting head while driving, other that, texting and walking takes the cake.  Now people would assume it should be fairly easy to walk and type, bu they all think that until they walk face first into another person.  The Android and the iPhone each have apps now that make it possible to safely text while walking. The built-in cameras project an image of what’s in front of you and set it as the background while you’re texting.  What a useful invention.