Sunday, August 31, 2008
Check out this new LCD TV from Samsung. This 40 inch LCD is just 1cm thick, and uses an LED backlight, this is pretty thin for a HDTV.
The Mehrzeller (multi-cell) caravan concept from Graz, Austria takes faceted design to whole new level. An online application generates the design based on a customers specifications resulting in no two caravans exactly the same—just incase driving this polygon camper on the autobahn doesn't express your individuality enough.
An Apple patent application published Thursday rehashes some concepts and diagrams from 2006 patent but generates continued interest due to persistant rumors that Apple may release a multi-touch tablet Mac. AppleInsider details some of the techniques in accessing small user interface controls when using your fingers on a multi-touch tablet Mac:
Apple explains that on a tablet Mac, the buttons of a control box may be smaller than a users finger and located close together. Therefore it may be difficult for the user to make a selection directly without possibly pressing an undesirable button. To solve this problem, at least a portion of the control box would be enlarged, including the buttons therein when the user places their thumb over the control box.Apple also details the use of swipe and scrolling to manipulate on screen lists as well as the implementation of a full screen multi-touch keyboard.
While we've heard rumors of a tablet Mac for years, this year we've heard claims that either a tablet or mini-tablet Mac could be coming soon.
In a recent video interview with KarmaloopTV, HELLZ creative director Lanie Alabanza talks about her rise from a designer at Rocawear, the meaning behind her brand’s name and the inspirations that drive each collection.
Atmos makes donuts the inspiration behind their newest set of key chains. Made out of a soft material, the chains come in 6 different "flavors". A great idea. Pick yours up now at atmos Japan.
According to centuries old Taoist and Chinese folklore, a minor god, Lei Gong (雷公), the God of Thunder, along with his wife, the Goddess of Lightning, oversee the realm of humanity, ready to strike down those who do harms to others. Recently, :Phunk Studios, along with PHALANX CREATIVE, added their contemporary interpretations to this ancient lore and released Lei Gong figure as part of its Control Chaos Collection. Armed with detachable bombs and mallet, the half-man, half-bird figurine, in metallic design, stands at 6-inch in height. Now available at Overkill of Berlin.
The luggage company known for their accessories for Apple was recently at the Project Tradeshow where their upcoming EO collection was on display. Look for it as part of their Spring ‘09 season.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Just an absolutely beautiful screen saver. It uses heavy Helvetica numbers that slowly drop into water to form a clock.
get it here!
In this clip of a documentary piece on the designer, we see the man behind the name, how his ideas and inspirations come about and how he balances multiple tasks. Just a small peak behind the scenes of the business process of both Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.
Estate LA are taking the tearaway concept to new heights with their upcoming Watermelon fitted. While the exterior features a detailed print of the outer skin of a watermelon, careful surgery will yield that familiar juicy red flesh complete with seeds. Only 24 hats of this creative concept will be available for sale on Sunday, August 31st at EstateLA.com/Store.
Cowon has announced the new S9 Curve PMP. S9 features a 500 MHz CPU, Bluetooth connectivity, digital television tuner, media player functions and an electronic dictionary accessible via 3.3-inch AMOLED touch-screen, capable of 16 million colors. All the technology is housed in a metal casing. Unfortunately other details including availability and price are not available.
The Billionaire Boys Club corner at Colette. Goyard, the French high end leather goods company, created a custom trunk to display the collection. Not for sale-
DITA VON TEESE, actress, model, burlesque queen, photographed at The Way We Wore vintage store in Los Angeles. (See our extended interview with Dita.)
Dita Von Teese speaks with a blue-collar lilt, which does little to suggest the curvy, reigning empress of burlesque who controls gaggles of fans while splashing around in Brobdingnagian champagne glasses, sponge in hand. But then she says, revealing her circean charm, “I’m sitting here, having just rolled out of bed, wearing a vintage slip. I don’t have any makeup on, my hair is probably a disaster, but that doesn’t mean I’ll put on a tracksuit simply because no one’s looking. I don’t know why everyone wants me to wear jeans so badly.” Born Heather Renée Sweet in Rochester, Michigan, Teese trained to become a professional ballet dancer before landing her first strip-club gig. “Ten years ago,” she says, “you could have paid $20 for me to sit on your lap any night of the week. So it would be rude of me to say, I’m not a stripper, I’m a burlesque queen.” Today, however, the self-styled, 35-year-old star is more likely to be found working the red carpet than a greasy pole. “I never wanted to be a little girl, ever,” says Teese, of her Old Hollywood look. “A lot of my friends were into the whole schoolgirl fantasy—ponytails and the whole thing. I wouldn’t be caught dead! I’m a grown woman. I know who I am and I’ve known for a long time.”
TERENCE KOH, artist, photographed at his studio in Chinatown, New York City.
Manhattan galleries brim with characters, none of whom come close to capturing the eccentric magic (and sartorial insanity) of Canadian artist Terence Koh. Formerly known as “asianpunkboy,” Koh has exhibited his work—everyday objects covered in his bodily fluids; a neon rooster titled “Big White Cock”—throughout the world’s most hallowed art halls. And while his controversial creations have won praise from critics, it’s his inimitable personal style—improbable costumes made from human hair, Cossack fur hats and iMac cable cord scarves—that sets him apart from the black smock set. When asked about the relationship between high art and high fashion, he says, “The sun lights the moon as the moon lights the sun.” Okay, but how does the 28-year-old provocateur express himself through the clothes he wears? “I repeat, when you clap your hands, they make an impact.”
RITA ACKERMANN, artist, photographed at her studio in Chinatown, New York City.
“I’m an exquisite walking corpse drawing,” says Rita Ackermann. The Hungarian-born, New York-based artist, who was featured at this year’s Whitney Biennal, has created buzz for her idiosyncratic renderings of pubescent girls, her audacious ensembles and, of course, the red ballpoint pen she’s applied to runway models’ faces (“I’m still surprised that I don’t see more people wearing ballpoint pen makeup,” she shrugs). Known for her singular, rococo brand of style, she says, “There are no clothes that I consider outrageous. My favorite page in tabloids is ‘When Bad Clothes Happen to Good People.’ I have a funny bikini that I wear all summer with popsicles on it saying ‘Lick Me.’ Is that outrageous?” Her most prized possession is a custom-made, pink couture suit she bought for $30. The two-piece costume once belonged, appropriately, to Ilona Staller (stage name Cicciolina), a Hungarian porn star turned democratic politician who was once married to artist Jeff Koons. Ackermann says, “She had put it up for auction to bail out her pop singer girlfriend from jail.”
Thursday, August 28, 2008
You know who runs the "street"!
I love this design! 6″ tall and there will be a few colourways when released. This is just the prototype.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Recently, Murakami was invited to Art Forum Taiwan, to talked to a stadium packed audience in regard to his formula to success and popularity worldwide. Murakami also narrated about his concepts and works, from Miss Ko² to the 2 figures that made him famous, the sexually charged Hiroppon and My Lonesome Cowboy.
Hooking up with Gallery 1950, Original Fake will be releasing these ashtrays on August 30th to select retailers across the globe, coming in a solid black or white ceramic finish.
via secret base and hypebeast
Women’s fashion magazine Numero TOKYO of Japan is looking to create some buzz with monthly giveaways. A contest during the October issue will feature a winning prize of a Takashi Murakami x Louis Vuitton mouse pad decorated by Murakami. Numero will continue this trend through December - each issue will include select products done with much sought after brands.
The 9" tall vinyl figure will be available in the main colorway (limited to 750 pieces) and a grey colorway (limited to 250 pieces).
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The Bulbcap is a lightbulb lampshade. The caps are directly pulled over the lightbulbs of up to 40 watts.
On October, 1, Phillips de Pury & Company is hosting the first auction of hip-hop jewelry. Pieces owned by the likes of Missy Elliot, 50 Cent and Lil' John are set to hit the block. A major highlight is John's record breaking "Crunk is Dead" pendent, even some pieces from Pac and Biggie's adversarial years.
Part of the proceeds will benefit Rush Community Affairs.