Monday, 29 September 2008

Roadsworth

Peep this dude Roadsworths work, very clever.

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Nice coffee cup!



It takes a lot for a coffee cup to impress me. Hell, if no cups were available I would probably have the barista pour coffee into my cupped hands. Still, it is hard not to be taken aback by the nerdy coolness of this zoom lens design. Unfortunately, the cup is only a concept at this point, and making one for yourself could prove to be an expensive little project. But I would be the first in line to buy one if someone produced a version at a reasonable price. [yok2008 via Coolbuzz via Shiny Shiny via Dvice] Via Gizmodo

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Jersey City Magazine

These are a couple snaps from a story in the current issue of Jersey City Magazine of an amazing refurbished Pattern Makers Factory slash house.


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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

A Year of Heavy Losses

A year ago, financial companies were flying high. But as problems in the mortgage and credit markets have grown, the stocks of many Wall Street firms have been hard hit. Some of the biggest companies have been bought out, taken over by the government or gone bankrupt. The collapse of so many major financial institutions in the past year, and over the past few days especially, is hard to fathom in its enormity. Sometimes you need a good visual to put things in perspective. The New York Times has an interactive graphic up on its site that pretty much says it all. It shows that $4 trillion has been wiped off the total market capitalization of the U.S. stock market since last October. Of that, nearly $1 trillion is from the decline in the financial sector alone.

Check it out HERE

Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Account

Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's private Yahoo e-mail account was hacked, and some of its contents posted on the internet Wednesday. The internet griefers known as Anonymous took credit for the intrusion, and screenshots of e-mail messages and photos belonging to the Alaska governor have been published by WikiLeaks. Threat Level has confirmed the authenticity of at least one of the e-mails. Palin has come under fire for using private e-mail accounts to conduct state business. Critics allege that she uses the account to get around public records laws, as the Bush administration has also been charged with doing.

Read more at Wired.com

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Peugeot

Peugeot is Europe's second largest car maker behind the peoples car, Volkswagen, how redundant. The French auto maker started by making coffee grinders, later developing bicycles. This is their latest concept car for 2008, see more cool designs here.


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Saturday, 13 September 2008

K1X celebrates its Bavarian heritage by launching it’s own limited Oktoberfest silhouette.



K1X outta Munich, Germany celebrates its Bavarian heritage by launching it’s own limited Oktoberfest silhouette the: „K1X Meet the Parents (O`zapft is)“. The kicks are all horse leather with the Bavarian national coat of arms is lasered on the heel, the blue and white Bavarian diamond pattern on the clear rubber sole and K1X’s “Play hard, don’t embarrass our products” claim on tongue was remixed to “Drink hard – don’t embarrass our products”. These exclusives are limited to 198 pair and will only available during the weeks of Oktoberfest at kickz.com and Foot Locker Munich.

More Pics over at Kicksclusive.com

Fall Looks

Some new and fresh fall looks from
Acapulco Gold
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UndrCrwn
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Crooks and Castles
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Might Healthy
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Friday, 12 September 2008

Fat Joe

Fat Joe killed this DJ Primer remix for "Shit is Real". The video is classic ninties style, mad crew shots, lots of shout outs, skullys, Tims, and butter leathers all around. The black and white effect and cinematography are really on point, videos were much better back then.


Tell us the truth

Yesterday on the anniversary of 9/11/01, like every other year since the WTC buildings were demolished, there were two demonstrations taking place at ground zero. One event was for the mass media to cover, were the names of the victims are read, various speeches, the mayor speaks all the while television news people recycle the "official" facts about 9/11. As soon as the names are read, and the ceremony wraps up, those who don't believe the official story gather to make their voice heard. This year I decided to join with others who disagree with the Governments 9/11 report of what happened on September 11th. The crowd wearing black shirts reading Investigate 9/11 in white, others in yellow We Are Change tee's peacefully gathered right outside the WTC PATH station. Within minutes of their organization they were met by a minimal police force, and numerous hecklers yelling ridiculous remarks mostly trying to get the riled up. As the demonstrators chanted various slogans, a few men in suits were calling them names, and trying to provoke the mostly young male crown of 9/11 truther's. As the march began, I being alone slowly followed behind, trying to observe things happening around the demonstration area. As I made my way toward Broadway I noticed a few middle aged dudes with clean clothes, new Nike's, and nice haircuts approach a couple sloppy looking teenagers with baggy Investigate 9/11 shirts and protest signs. Having spent many years playing sports and being in locker rooms with other males, I was quite sure I knew what was about to happen. The three middle age men intercepted the teens as they made their way east toward B'way, the tallest one stopping them by asking, "are you guys serious"? with a aggressive tone. "Do you really think the United States Government perpetrated the killing of 3,700 of its own citizens?" The three nerdy teens caught off guard immediately began a back and fourth with the older men, at some point their faces were within inches. All the while the well dressed man kept very cool, maintaining a smug grin, while his pot bellied buddies stood behind him. He used a belittling tone never giving the teens a chance to answer. Their futile argument was soon broken up by an older member of the demonstration, urging the teens to keep walking. I too kept up with the crowd, leaving he three rabble rouser's standing in the same spot. I kept up with the crowd until my stomach got the best of me so I turned back down B'way making a left on Chambers to find a pizza joint. I then made way back to the PATH were I see the same antagonist who were trying to rile up and grandstand the young demonstrators sitting comfortably in the front seat of a squad car.
There are numerous resources available to learn more about what happened on September 11th, check out Loose Change for a good start.

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Peep John Hoffman for more cool art.

3 Day Backpack

This is a really fresh concept bag by QWISTON. Feature include a laundry sleeve, neoprene construction, removable shoe bag, light weight retractable handle, and pockets for custom to fit everything.

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New Balance x Solebox

This is a new collaboration with Solebox and New Balance 1500, very dope.
Read more here.

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Mineral House

This is amazing building built by Japanese architect Yasuhiro Yamashita, this house is the "Reflection of Mineral", dude must have been smoking.

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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Kanye vs. Camera

Watch Kanye spike some asshole paparazzo’s camera at LAX!! Dude did get arrested though.

Chain Smokers

Die Young, Life Rexall and Akuma make up the three man wrecking crew known as the Chain Smokers. Their self titled album is loaded with heavy metal tracks mostly produced by Life Rexall, with fellow Shapeshifter AWOLONE lending some beats to complete the very solid album.


"I sacrifice my time, writing rhymes, I sacrifice day light cause I hustle at night"
-Die
Sacrifice

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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

The Joker Toy Bank Robber version.



The newest figure from Hot Toys, The Dark Knight license is the 1:6 scale The Joker Bank Robber version. Not only does he come with the clown mask, but there are also interchangeable heads, slicked back hair and wavy.

More Images HERE

What Does It Mean To Be A Conservative?

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Barfly

Normally reviewing an album is an easy task for me. There's a couple simple steps, buy the album, listen to it, think about it, then listen again. Last step is to formulate some opinions and thoughts about the music so the reader gets an idea of how the album might sound and feel. When it came to "I've Been Worse" from Oldominion crew member Barfly, the process wasn't as easily repeated. I followed the first four steps with no problem, then came the tricky part, trying to explain the music so others might get a feel. I repeated the second step a few times over, and each time the record ended I decided that I still had not listened to it close enough to review it. Ive had the album for about 7 months, listened to it front to back over ten times, and still cant tell you how damn dope it is.

"Now see I write with a pen, draw with a pencil, paint with an aerosol can, and think with my stomach"
-Barfly

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Monday, 8 September 2008

Beefeater bar dispenser design competition.. We all win!



For active entertainers this bar dispenser may have some appeal. This project was created by ten Swedish designers for a Beefeater competition where the object was to solve a bar's issue in servicing customers. You can see that the "drinks will flow" with this model. The design team, From Us With Love, won the competition.

Source: Click me

Wife of Washington Lobbyist Uses Money as Wrapping Paper



The wife of Washington lobbyist Ed Rogers gets the money sheets from the United States Bureau of Engraving (you can order them for yourself here) and then slices and dices as you would any wrapping paper to best fit the gift and get the best pattern on the front of the package (in this case it's lining up Washington's face just right). No matter that she regularly cuts several bills in half in the process, to be frugal she sticks to the dollar paper and only uses it to wrap "small" gifts.

A sheet of money paper consisting of 32 $1 bills sells for $55.



Source: trendhunter.com

SAG Black Box Backpack




Taking over two years from conceptualization to finish, the Black Box bag from Japanese bag-makers SAG was built with the extreme rider in mind and offers the ultimate protection for delicate camera equipment. The resilient shell is impervious to most damage you’ll encounter on the mountains with a rugged divider system occupying the main-compartment. Other details include external pockets which include room for a shovel and a well-padded series of foam straps and backing. Available soon at STLESS with a suggested price tag of ¥73,500 (approximately $677 USD).

Source: Hypebeast.com

Nikon’s new D700 DSLR



Now that the dust has settled on Nikon’s new D700 DSLR — but hopefully not on that anti-dust 12.1 megapixel full-frame sensor — we thought we’d toss together a few general impressions of the new mid-range pro camera. It’s pretty much a landslide, the D700 is a major winner for Nikon. Sure, $3,000 is pricey, but for a camera that basically crams the full-frame imaging prowess of the D3 into the highly portable body of the D300 — and left out only a few pro features in the process — it’s a relative bargain, and Nikon couldn’t have done much better for itself. You’ll also need to pony up for lenses that were actually built for a full-frame sensor to really get your money’s worth, though our hats off to Nikon for letting you use any old lens you please. The only real complaint we heard is that the shutter feels mushy, which is a relevant criticism and an anomaly for Nikon, but unlikely to be a dealbreaker.
Continued @ Engadget.com

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Koto Bolofo x Venus Williams

This is an amazing book featuring Venus Williams by photographer Koto Bolofo.

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Nores Projects

Peep these really dope hats from Norse Projects, check out the store here.

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Air Jordan Force III

A good look for the fall.

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Conart

Conart has always been one of my favourite graffiti companies, check their blog for some amazing vintage photos of rappers, classic graf, and rare snaps of the writers.

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Saturday, 6 September 2008

Brussels

This is a picture of a bed that was the prize of daily chess games with my roommate Phil Dragsta. The room I shared with Phil was in a hostel in Brussels were I worked as general staff at for a couple months in 2001. The hostel was in an old part of the city and stood right next to an old ornate church, at some points the building stood within feet each other. The room was different than any other in the hostel, it had a bay window that extended three feet in length, 8 feet of leg room with a sky lite overhead. The room was on the third floor, with the church towering at least 8 stories, with pillars and peaks protruding feet from the window. We figured out it made a good place to sleep quickly, and since we both came up with the idea we needed a fair way to deiced who slept there. So every day after our duties we played chess, the best of three to determine who got the bed that night. Games got heated and sometimes moves were debated and once the board got tossed, you can see a broken Wu-Tang CD on the desk table from the crash. Peace Phil!!!!


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Random Sanps

Just a couple random snaps.


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All my live people's...

For all my Golden Horse Shoe nineties ear Hip-Hop heads, this is some classic purist rap by emcee Tekniq from the Bomb Sheltah Association. I went to high school with a couple dudes from the crew, members includes NYC transplant Marco Polo, and emcee Shylow who hooked up Ayatollah for the very dope "Moment of Clarity"

"I was in this like Guniess, now I'm out like stout, no doubt."

Tekniq - We Getz Live Pt 2

Classic cover

Playboy has been one of my favorite publications over the years, it has always been current and classic. This is October 1971 issue features the first black model on the cover, the very sexy Darine Stern, with Clair Rambeau graceing the centerfold.

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Hysek Timepiece

Hysek manufactures some of the world most expensive watches. The Colosso will set you back $550,000, but you will be able to watch the earth rotate in real time right on your wrist.

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Bolgen House

Peep the Bolgen House skate park inspired housing complex in Denmark.

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Faux News attacks.

This is some great footage, Faux News at it's finest, biased, racist, fear mongering, undeniable, absolute, bullshit.


Friday, 5 September 2008

iWallet

This little gaffe tape piece is a great idea I cooked up on location, ideal for traveling, feel free to make me an offer Steve.
The HiPhone belongs a co worker who for some reason paid 200 beans for it. It is double the size and weight, has two sim cards, looks like Atari 64, no updates, apps, or iTunes has the battery life of the joints you get on the subway for a buck and makes ridiculous sounds.


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Canon's EOS 50D



The EOS 50D is official, we can list the specs with certainty: 15.1 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, up to ISO 12800 support, 3.0-inch LCD with face detection Live View, HDMI output, 6.3fps burst mode, and same AF system found in Canon's 40D with new Microadjustment feature. This DSLR targeting the "advanced amateur" will be ready for the holidays (shipping in October) for an estimated $1,599 with Canon's EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens -- $1,399 for the body only.



The audacity of dope



As part of Jimm Lasser’s The Dunk on McCain exhibition which opened last night at the Tyson Space, the marquee piece was a specially created Obama Force One. The half-art piece, half sneaker features a unique sole which bears two different designs. The left shoe bears the statement ” A black man runs, the nation is behind him” while the right shoe features a shot of Barack Obama. The opening night included special prints created with the shoe soles for sale.

The Dunk on McCain Exhibition
T Y S O N S P A C E
328 NW Broadway, No. 116 (between Flanders and Everett)
Portland, Oregon

I don't want to fight.

Last night during Senator John McCain's speech, the Republican presidential candidate used the word fight 43 times . His intentions are clear, but something that is not as clear as his war agenda is his eligibility to serve as president of the United States. It seems, "John McCain was born August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone, to two U.S. citizens. It's a common misunderstanding that the zone was a U.S. territory - in fact, the U.S. had lease rights, but not territorial rights."
Most of the one time Mavericks speech was a continuation of the empty, repetitive attacks on Barack and the Dems delivered by 'Hollywood' Fred Thompson( no offence but stick to acting) and Sarah Palin.
Governor Palin speech was loaded with typical rhetoric and contradictions, saying that she told congress "thanks but no thanks" for the "bridge to no where" money, but felt different when running for office:

The Anchorage Daily News quoted her on Oct. 22, 2006, as saying yes, she would continue state funding for the bridge because she wanted swift action on infrastructure projects. "The window is now while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist," she said.

Two months to go until we decide if things will stay the McCsame, or change, seems like the polls show the later is popular.

Profoto 8a Air Exclusive first look!!!!!

New big things at Profoto, and an exclusive first look at NTB.com!!!
Some new features include:
A remote control with a radio built it.
Consistent color temperature
Fast flash duration
Can now adjust in 10ths(!!!!!)


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Thursday, 4 September 2008

Thanks Sarah

That was some speech Sarah Palin. What else where your speech writers going to say? As predicable as an episode of Saved By The Bell. As enlightening as a fortune cookie from Thai take out downtown Detroit. Fired the Governors personal chef eh? And that is some resume you have, two terms as mayor of a town with less than 9,000 people and two years as Governor of Alaska, huh? Good thing you minored in political science at the University of Idaho. Very impressive.

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Jon Stewart Annihilates Sarah Palin's Media Surrogates

I Love You John Stewart.


Ghettosocks

Peep this dude Ghettosocks from Halifax NS, good song, cheap video could have been filmed in a few hours.

Hanging Kicks

I was looking at this photo trying to think of a story to match, so I Googled 'hanging kicks' and came up with some interesing results. It seems that the common understanding is that shoes dangling from power lines marks a spot to buy drugs or to outline gang territory. Peep this crazy story on hanging kicks, then maybe see if you have ever had a hanging frog kick.


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See this shirt and other cool hand made stuff from Brooklyn at Turalura.com

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Adidas Originals Craftsmanship Sneaker Pack - Micropacer



As part of adidas Originals’ Craftsmanship Sneaker Pack, the German athletic brand sets to revisit some of their most popular iconic styles with two distinct design philosophies. Masterminded by adidas Originals’ Kim Kown, the pack embodies elements of old and new as each pack features two sneakers which combine the styles of an original release as well as an updated contemporary version. For the once advanced Micropacer, we see an OG colorway with silver/blue/red juxtaposed against a high-tech Gore-Tex offering. Each sneaker also comes with a key-chain to signify the shoe’s particular era. Available now at select adidas Originals retailers. Look for a comprehensive look at the whole collection in the coming days.





More pics here.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Nike SB

New Nike SB's.


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