Saturday, July 25, 2009
dirk auer recently established a new world record when he raced down a 860-meter wood roller coaster at the trips drill theme park, stuttgart in under a minute. he achieved an average speed of 90 kilometers per hour on his custom-built skates.
the 36-year-old german darevdevil admitted he'd placed his life at risk by performing the stunt 'this was a very dangerous stunt because there were so many factors to consider - if the skates were to catch a stray nail then I could have fallen and I would almost certainly have died.'
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Every now and then you find some concepts for items that are so they say… past their prime? But this has to be the coolest concept for such an item i’ve seen in a long time.
The Linos is minimal style record player designed by Charlie Pyott from pyottdesign.com.
Friday, July 17, 2009
This bike is a jet power bike, called FAIYATORIKKUBOBU by the Japan company Rintendo. Wow, Cool, it is not a toy! You can ride it like a regular bike. if you want to speed up, it has 4,4 HP, and featuring one liter jet fuel for seven minutes continuous 'flying'(specs check out the link(Japanese)). It is on sale for one million (about $10,000 USD!!).
It was shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan.
The main tank called the 'Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank
Kids have boundless imaginations. No matter how poor, colorless and toyless their environment, they’ll find a way to play. They will play with stones, twigs, grass and water, and they will play with each other. They’ll think up ways of turning mundane items into creations that have all the life of the latest computer game. But only if they are lucky enough to have the free time to play, are not too hungry to move about, or have water to play with.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
'for many of us who believe that the way we treat our cultural patrimony is a fair measure of how enlightened we are as a society, the building’s demolition would be a bitter loss. the capsule tower is not only gorgeous architecture; like all great buildings, it is the crystallization of a far-reaching cultural ideal. Its existence also stands as a powerful reminder of paths not taken, of the possibility of worlds shaped by different sets of values.'
Inspired by Tom Arma(famous baby photographer)'s "Please Save The Animals" series that aimed at bringing International attention to ecological issues, babies costumes of monkeys, lions and even flamingos have been developed for retail with size ranges expanded to include up to the 4-5 year old.
Nikon took its cue from our celebrity-obsessed paparazzi culture to launch the brand's D700 model in Korea.
At a busy Seoul subway station, Nikon mounted a huge interactive, light-box billboard displaying life-like images of paparazzi. Huddled together as if at a premiere, the "paps" appear to be jostling and competing for the best celebrity snap. The celebrities in this case were the passersby, who automatically triggered a deluge of flashing camera lights as they walked past the billboard. The accidental superstars then followed the red carpet all the way out of the station and into a mall - directly into the store where they could purchase the new D700. Mission accomplished.
This passive solar design house in Otake, Japan, was designed by Suppose Design Office. It’s amazing how they can open up the living room, it becomes one space with the terrace. I’m not really sure about the exhibitionistic bathroom though.
Inspired by this post on Jalopnik, about an upcoming gullwing Mercedes coupe, I thought I would look up its predecessor. The original Mercedes-Benz 300SL was manufactured, in its various forms, from '52-'63. But the gullwing version only for two of those years. The structural members of the car's frame necessitated the peculiar door operation and you can see where the doors don't reach quite to the underside of the body. It is a thoroughly gorgeous machine. I love how light and trim it looks. Nothing is overbuilt, unlike the cars of today. We aren't super car people, but I think we know something good when we see it.
Monday, July 13, 2009
We bring you more looks from the Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2009 Collection. After presenting you last week the Tricker’s collaboration shoes and boots, as well as the Levi’s denim, we show you today some of the fantastic jackets of the collection, along with some t-shirts. The jackets strictly follow the hunting and fishing theme of the line and aside from solid colors and material combinations, also feature a good amount of heritage functionality. The new jackets are now available at Reinforce.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
It’s a Lego, it’s a calculator, it’s all kinds of fun. Although I’d imagine it’s still not enjoyable enough to make people actually want to do math. In today’s world, if you really want to get some interest going, you’d have to create something like a breast shaped calculator that has 24 pressable, problem solving nipples. That would be money in the bank, my friend.
dangerous was my all time favorite album growing up
man everyone is gonna miss you MJ
Friday, July 10, 2009
We take a first look at the upcoming graphics of the Original Fake Fall/Winter 2009 Collection. It seems like Kaws is introducing some new graphics into the line next season. More to come on the line very soon!
The next stop of the Europeam Nike IAM1 Journey is London. They asked INSA, the infamous London-based artist, to do an installation and exhibition with his trademark pieces. It’s quite nice to see how he can scale them and how they fit perfectly together. Just watch the video to see what I mean.
Next Friday is the opening of “Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places” at 1948 in London.
In the recent past we have seen some of the complicated watches, taking your breath out in finding the accurate time. Making life easy for the users, designer Vadim Kibardin has designed a digital clock called “Black & White Clock” that comes in the shape of figures to tell you accurate time with minimum fuss. Removing the case of a regular wall clock, the digital watch is finished with polycarbonate and Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) and generates power from lithium-ion accumulators. Featuring touch-sensitive controls, each figure of the clock (measuring 60 x 110 x 10mm) works independently and has self-contained power supply. You may autonomously place, rather attach, the translucent white clock on any surface. The clock includes a light sensor that switches it to an invert mode and turns the figures white in the dark and black at daytime.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Designed by Tobias Fränzel, this innovative door turns into a ping pong table when needed. After the game is finished, it goes back to being a regular door
Raising the handle allows you to swing the table and fasten it in position. Enjoy all the benefits of ping pong playing in your place, no matter how big it is. A conventional door connects rooms, this door connects people.
Now you can make the boring chore of taking out the rubbish more artistic! Brighten your day and bring a little happiness to your streets on collection day!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
« L’Ardévaz », is the name of that mountain. It is located above the site at the north. Its shape and material structure is the unique inspiration to plan the house. Formally, the house looks like a stone block lying on the ground in a fragile balance. It is covered with a skin of natural slates.
Brooklyn-based artist Edith Zimmerman is the Tom Friedman of snacks. Working with materials lifted from the veg bin and pantry, she crafts ingenious sculptures and catalogs the results on her blog. The results are instantly enjoyable and devilishly clever.
Fun typographic soap over at Fred Flare. That must have been a complicated mold!
Inspired by the arcade game Pacman first released in 80’s, the color scheme of this Eugene Backpack is taken from different characters in the game. Red and Cyan from Pacman’s enemies and Yellow from Pacman. Now available for pre-order
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Breath taking photography by Andy Glass, who specialized in commercial photography, his work tells it all,
In December 2008 Julien’s Auction announced the sale of over 2000 pieces of MJ memorabilia. Michael has contracted with the auction house to remove his arcade collection from the Neverland Ranch. It took 30 men and 10 semi-trucks over 3 months to remove the items from Neverland ! On March 4th Micheal changed his mind and sued Julien’s Auction to prevent the sale. The Los Angeles Superior Court canceled the sale and converted it into a 12 days public exhibition of the collection after which it was return to Michael Jackson.