Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The Tokyo Motor Show is coming up in the next few weeks and here is a complete preview of the new and very adorable Honda EV-N. It’s a retro-styled battery-powered car with a face of a pug puppy crossed with a Trabant and nifty concept-y features like swappable seat fabrics, a solar roof, and a “communications system” embedded in the black front fascia.

Kirsten Dunst x McG x Takashi Murakami “Akihabara Majokko Princess” Preview

Aside from the “Pop Life” Exhibition underway at Tate Modern in London, Takashi Murakami has a more extensive video project up his sleeve, made in collaboration with actress Kirsten Dunst and hot shot film director, McG, who most recently directed Terminator Salvation. The video features Dunst, dressed entirely in princess form, singing a cover of the Vapors’ “Turning Japanese” within the streets of Akihabara in Tokyo. Offered is a behind-the-scenes look, while the full video can be expected sometime in the coming weeks.

OriginalFake 2009 Fall/Winter Collection Photoshoot

i really like where this is going
streetware meets high end designer

OriginalFake offer up their latest photoshoot in the the new issue of Warp Magazine. Present is the brand’s more contemporary style, pairing solid apparel with a more grown up look and feel. Highlights include a selection of outerwear pieces for Fall/Winter as well as accessories and knitted designs from the KAWS-headed label.

China? equality? FTL?

Once again China is showing the way forward in its approach to human rights, and we in the West could all learn a thing or two. Take, for example, people of restricted height, who often complain of discrimination. China’s dwarfs have the chance to live in their own special commune in the town of Kunming, in the south of the country. There, everybody is under 4ft 3in tall; they live in toadstool homes, where they dress like Oompa-loompas and put on musical extravaganzas when people come to visit. That’s liberation for you. Next week we’ll examine what similar kindly measures have been introduced for China’s Tibetan and Muslim minorities. Happy anniversary, People’s Republic.


In 1878 lady liberty was not exactly all together. The massive head was on display at the Paris International Exhibition. Attendees to the exhibition could pay to walk around in her head. You have to admit its kind of freaky,very Planet of the Apish.