Posts Tagged ‘ Special ’

The New Drone Not Run By The Government.


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DJI, a company specializing in the development of flight control technology, has introduced their latest photography drone, the ‘Spreading Wings S900′.  Like most of their remote-controlled helicopters, the automated device features advanced autopilot technology coupled with a unique gimbal stabilization system, delivering video footage and images of comparable quality to those shot on manned helicopters.  The device has a lightweight, highly portable frame; the arms and landing gear are made of carbon fiber, which increases stability and strength without sacrificing performance.  The portable drone is designed with arms that fold in order to save space, a redesigned and rebuilt power distribution system with gold-plated metal bearings that secure the power cords during flight, and a removable upper center board, meaning set-up time just takes a few minutes.  Combined with 4114 pro motors and 1552 folding propellers, the S900 has a maximum thrust of 2.5 kilograms.

 

 

Retractable landing gear and a special low gimbal mounting bracket give users a wide range of possible shooting angles and camera motions.  The latest motor adopts a single wire stator design, offering improved heat dissipation and better performance.  Each arm is designed with an 8° inversion and a 3° inclination, making the aircraft more stable when rolling and pitching, yet more flexible when rotating.  As the gimbal bracket is separated from the main frame by specially designed dampers, it significantly reduces high-frequency vibrations, resulting in a clearer and sharper shot.  The specs are readily available online for anyone looking to purchase.

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NIKEiD Releases the Hypervenom iD


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As star strikers Danny Welbeck, Isco, and Robert Lewandowski have all scored goals in Nike‘s flagship Hypervenom boot early in the 2013-2014 campaign, the three footballers have been chosen to celebrate “A Rare Breed of Attack” on NIKEiD – culminating in special custom editions of the boot for the players. Inspired by the likes of a panther, eagle, and scorpion, the three designs reflect each player’s style of attacking play and come decked out in team colors. Look for all three players to hit the pitch in a special edition boots and head on over to NIKEiD now to customize a pair of your own.

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Porsche Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The 911


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originally presented as the ‘Porsche 901 classic’ at the 1963 Frankfurt motor show – eventually renamed to the ‘911’, as french car maker Peugeot objected to Porsche using any three digit number where the middle number was 0 – marks its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the ‘2013 Porsche Carrera 911 4S’. To commemorate ‘the most successful sports car ever produced – of which over 820,000 were sold’, the official Porsche museum in Stuttgart will host four special exhibitions, including an early model 911 turbo coupe, 1981 911 cabriolet concept, a 1997 GT1 version supercar and a pre-series type 754 T7  – leading to the final ’50 years of the Porsche 911 exhibition which will be hosted from june 4th until september 29th 2013. When the ‘911’ was officially launched to the market in 1964, it boasted an air-cooled, six-cylinder boxer engine that developed 128 hp capable of reaching a top speed of 131 mph (211 km/h).

Suntory Rolling Stones special Whisky


Japanese distillery Suntory will release a special-edition blended whisky to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Rolling Stones. The whisky will go on sale on Oct. 30 and will come in a bottle shaped in the band’s familiar tongue and lips design. Only 150 bottles will be offered. Six whiskys will be blended for the limited edition version, and each ingredient will come from a year of special significance to the Stones. A 1962 Yamazaki represents the year the band was formed, while a 1971 pays tribute to the introduction of the tongue and lips logo. A 1972 Yamazaki malt has been chosen as the year that “Exile on Main St.” was released (the album is significant to Suntory because it includes “Rocks Off,” a song used in its commercials). The other whiskys in the blend will be a Hakushu malt and a Chita grain, both from 1990, when the Stones made their first trip to Japan. Like tickets to the Stones’ concerts, the whisky will not come cheap. Suntory is planning a retail price of 500,000 yen ($6,300) for each 700-ml crystal bottle.

The Evolution Of Paint.


Valencia-based designers Culdesac have created ‘The Paint Evolution’ for the paint company Valentine.  Their collaborative project celebrates the ever changing nature of artistic tools and implements within the valentine brand.
Brushes and rollers in this creative collection feature an interactive, form-as-function approach to the construction of each piece.  One may anticipate the mark and movement of the implement in an artist’s hand simply by examining the form of each object.

‘Genetic mutations give birth to imaginative instruments: the brush compass, pendulum or whip give us a clue to the behavior of paint through sketches and through history’

Maserati Unveils Its First Ever Luxury SUV Kubang.


Maserati revealed its first-ever sport utility Tuesday that targets the lucrative luxury crossover market with Italian styling and part but constructed in Detroit.  The Kubang fills a hole in Maserati’s product line nine years after the company first showed a sport luxury SUV concept car at the 2003 Detroit auto show.  “The Kubang concept creates discontinuity by entering a new segment and continuity by maintaining the integrity of Maserati’s DNA,” the company said.  Maserati, part of the Fiat group that owns the number three US automaker Chrysler, will make the new car alongside Chrysler’s Jeep Cherokee at its Detroit plant.  But Wester insisted that it would be a fully Maserati-designed and equipped car with a Maserati engine built by Ferrari.

Mucho Lucho. The 1800 Collection.


Featuring original artwork by a variety of both established and up-an-coming artists, each of the six bottles is a unique interpretation of the masked heroes of lucha libre, or professional Mexican wrestling.

The 1800® Essential Artists collection is an opportunity to collaborate with and showcase the talents of urban artists in a unique mix of palette and palate. Among those commissioned to design an 1800® collectible bottle are artists who’ve made marks as painters, toy designers, photographers, illustrators and animators; and each has been recognized as both influential and inventive within their genre. Located across the country and abroad, the six artists include Gary Baseman (Los Angeles), Tristan Eaton (New York), Tes One (Tampa), Yuko Shimizu (New York), Ray Smith (London) and Alex Hank (New York).

Carlos Mencia – Having Perspective.


I had a conversation with one of my best friends about the 2012 elections, and I made some pretty logical points.  During the course of that little talk, a third party asked if I was quoting comedian Carlos Mencia.  After a little research, I found the spot they were talking about.  Check the method below.  All in all, Carlos is just happy that we have a president in office. See Carlos’ new special “New Territory,”

Wooden Business Cards?


A business card includes the name, corporate identity (usually with a logo) and contact information: addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, website and other things that are happening.  Here’s a ridiculously cool and creative business card collection wooden and furniture inspired, using unique business card is one of the popular craze of recent times.  Traditionally many cards were simple black text on a white surface, but today a business card is designed for professional looking by real talented professionals. So, are you planning to make your own business card, but have no idea or inspire some to start? Here is a sample of 45 most creative and sophisticated design cards inspiration for further increase your creativity.  Remember a bit of creativity can take your business a long way, I hope you’ll find this collection useful.

T.I. & Tiny – The Family Hustle.


Tip Harris has been a well known face in the Hip Hop community for many a year, but some of the decisions he’s made in his personal life since his entrance into the spot light have been a bit… odd.  Weather you’ve been waiting for it since it was announced, or never cared enough to remember hearing about it, T.I.’s reality show has almost reached the airwaves.  VH1 released a preview recently about the man, the mogul, and the myths that surround his mind-state.  Check the method below.

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.

The Color Changing Room.


Feeling dark? Switch from colorful rainbow patterns to a pitch black surface in seconds. Want a bit of a flavorful accent? Spin the wheels again to display words or patterns of your choice. This ingenious pixel-perfect wall design renders paint redundant.  Amirkhan Abdurakhmanov (better known as Amirko) has come up with this simple but dynamic wall decor idea for transforming an ordinary surface into a do-it-yourself design canvas that lets you set the tone (or tones) depending on your mood.

The Anotomy Of A Mashup.


Mashups are all over the place, they come and go, and are part of the music entertainment world. But few people outside of the select few know what it takes to compile a solid mashup. Fortunately I was told that one of the incredible Daft Punk mashups I’ve acquired recently from Cameron Adams, came with a chart of all the songs it was blended with, and a real time map of the mixing. Click the pic below (or above) to see this intricate and interesting look about the making of a mashup.

Click the pic to hear the mashup.

Nicki Minaj on E.


Last night, (unbeknownst to me) there was a special playing about Nicki Minaj, and her life both before and during stardom.  The program on E featured testimony from Nicki’s mother, father, and everyone down to her 5th grade teacher and Lil Tunchi himself.  To be 100% honest, I’m not sure how long these video’s will exist on YouTube, but if the links fail, I’ll do my best to replace them.  But before that happens, check out the E tv story on Nicki Minaj.

The Bombay Sapphire Imagination Installation.


Bombay Sapphire has launched a global campaign called ‘Infused With Imagination’ that pays tribute to the heritage and the origin of the luxury spirits brand.  The artwork was created by a group of designers, led by Darren Simpson, and is formed through a series of illustrated panels decorated with a total of 75,000 crystals.  Illustrator Yehrin Tong was inspired by the definition of infused to create a dream-like image that “feels like an organic mixture of images both natural and mythical”.  The work was installed in a disused church. Panels were positioned to appear as though they were spilling out of the top of a bottle of Bombay Sapphire, if viewed from the right perspective.  Photographs of the installation will be used for print, outdoor and digital ads and a film about its creation will be seeded online and shown in cinemas.

The Gresso iPhone 4.


Luxury mobile phone manufacturer Gresso, unveiled its new exclusive project, the iPhone4 Time, “designed specifically for people living in the rhythm of world time”.  The iPhone4 Time Machine houses six independent mechanical Swiss watches behind the smartphone’s case protected by a mineral glass with diamond coating.  The 6 clocks display time zones of the world’s business hubs: Tokyo, Moscow, Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong.  Amazingly, Gresso claim that the iPhone 4 Time Machine is only 1mm thicker than a vanilla iPhone 4 (which measures 9.3mm).  The Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine is coming out “in 2011” and it will set you back $6,000.

The Vertu Constellation Quest.


Vertu, the leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones has launched a carbon fibre edition of its Constellation Quest handset.  Engineered using high performance materials combined with luxury finishes, Constellation Quest Carbon Fibre takes its inspiration from the world of motorsport and aeronautical design.  Constellation Quest Carbon Fiber features a matte black PVD body with detailing in polished stainless steel or polished 18 carat gold.  Surrounding the pillow, the polished stainless steel or gold detailing features a new step-design, unique to this product, giving a more geometric styling to this component.  The navigation key is finished in polished black PVD, as are the turn key, flash and lens surrounds, forming the essential design DNA of Constellation.  “Constellation Quest Carbon Fibre is Vertu’s first product to combine its smartphone technology with this most contemporary of design materials,“ said Perry Oosting, Vertu President.  “The result is a product that gives those customers who prefer the sporting aesthetic the opportunity to have a qwerty device incorporating the latest business tools.”  This luxury smarthphone is available from this month, and the price is €7,700 for the stainless steel model and €12,000 for the 18-karat gold model.

The Illest Clock You’ll Ever See.


This unconventional looking typographic clock is a creation of Biegert & Funk, straight from Germany.  QlockTwo tells the time by illuminating words with LEDs. The clock is fitted with light sensor for automatic adjustment to ambient light. The magnetic front part can be replaced without any visible attachments so you have plenty of color choices to suite your mood.

It’s Gambling Time.


One of the highlights of Baselworld 2011 will be the 21 Blackjack by Christophe Claret, a watch that is specially created to allure casino lovers.  Massively complicated, the 21 Blackjack has a brand new Christophe Claret movement in it called the BLJ08.  But what really matters is that in addition to the time it lets you play three games: dice, roulette and cards.  The luxury watch features a pair of really small dice (1.5mm each side), a card game (including the bell ring) and a roulette on the back, with a visible rotor as its wheel.  The whole thing is powered by an automatic movement featuring 40 jewels, 501 parts, 7 double ceramic ball bearing mechanisms and a power reserve of 72 hours.  A total of 21 Christophe Claret Blacjack watches will be made (in 3 a variety of titanium black PVD, white gold, rose gold, platinum).  The Christophe Claret Blacjack watch price is $200,000 – $225,000, depending on the metal.


The Human Planet.


It shouldn’t be any kind of secret and that I get my nerd on pretty often, but I was suprised to know a few of my close comrades were just as excited as I was to watch the preview for a new BBC special titled ‘Human Planet’. The BBC and its affiliates are the same folks responsible for bringing the specials ‘Life’ and ‘Planet Earth’ to TV screens and DVD players all over the place. This mini series however doesn’t focus on the strange, unseen world of the animal kingdom, but it focuses on foreign cultues that are rarely seen, observed or documented, which makes the ads for ‘Human Planet’ extremely intriguing. Check the method below to see more.

Hannibal Barca Bey (Hannibal of Carthage)


Last week, Duckworth of Tokyo 24, his photographer, and myself sat down in my living room, and had a very intellectual conversation about the merrits of Black History Month, and its relation to African Americans, and Africans.  Long story short, the conversation boiled down to us discovering one of the most bad-ass dark-skinned warriors of all time.  Hannibal of Carthage would legit make Leonidas piss in his red banana-hammock.   Check the video series below about this epic warrior who was credited as the father of advanced military strategy.  And if your a youth who’s still in school, when Black History Month rolls around, tell your teachers you want to learn about Hannibal Barca Bey.

The Camera Corner.


Now, if you scroll back any more than 2 pages, you’ll probably find some collection of work from a photographer that has thoroughly impressed me, or has displayed some stunningly inventive techniques in their body of work that landed them on this blog.  But one thing I’ve never focused on was the camera.  A camera is the only thing that can help people capture moments in time, that can double as a tool to create a work of art for certain photographers, so when I saw a sick collection of vintage, film, collectors cameras, I had to throw them up.

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.

Gucci ‘S.E.’ Heritage Glasses


The House of Gucci has come out with a new collection of “heritage” aviator sunglasses.  The three new models (unisex 1627/S, men’s 1622/S, and women’s 3108/S) all feature the red and green Gucci stripe and “G” logo on both temples.  The sunglasses come with a special edition leather case and carrying pouch and the case has a wide signature stripe while the pouch has a matching strap.