There have been so many times that while driving down the highway, I see all the blown out truck tires on the shoulder and think “Shit man, what the hell happens to all that rubber?”. Well, I think I might have found an answer. Mirko Siakkou-Flodin has created some amazing and breathtaking sculptures out of tires. First off, tires arent cheap, so these have to be either scraps or blown out 18 wheeler joints. If they arent, then Mirko definately is not a starving artist.
My desire as an artist working internationally is to design artwork which fits into the broader cultural context as well as the ambiance of the desired setting. Therefore, I strive to combine the site-specific natural and architectural lines with traditional and historical themes to create something both unique and representational for the piece in its setting.
If your into shredding, you know that being the camera guy is the least fun part of your day. You have to slowly ride ahead, get set up in the right spot, and film your boys killing the park, or slashing the freshy that your watering at the mouth to carve into. God forbid your boys want to do a follow along segment, you pretty much have to pray you have them in focus and in the frame, because looking at the camera, the mountain, and other riders never really works out too well, until now.
The 355 Camera Snow Goggle is part of the new Summit Series of ski masks with integrated cameras. The hands-free snapper has a 5-megapixel image sensor that’s also capable of recording 720×480-pixel videos with audio. Controls are laid out on the right side of the snow goggles and are large to facilitate users wearing gloves. The eyewear has 16MB of internal memory which can be expanded via the microSD/SDHC card slot.
The 335 Snow Camera Goggle has an estimated retail price of $149 and should be showing up in June.
This winter has been brutal. Im not talking, just kind of cold, and a little windy. Im talking you can only walk a few blocks before you have to dip into the local mini mart and pretend to be looking for something while you warm up. Until this year, Ive never been into rocking a scarf, but now I cant see myself without it. Its truely been a life saver to my new mode of transportation, walking, everywhere. These are some awesome scarf designs, and Im sure Ill be adding one or two to my collection.
What an amazing campaign from an Italian chocolate brand named Zaini which wants here to promote one of its chocolates: Kofli. These hilarious prints have been created at Leo Burnett. This hit home because my eyes look pretty identical every single morning.
How many times have we seen around the internet the news of some awesome concept car that may or may not be hitting the streets sometime around 2090. It all seems like a fantasy, and most of the time it is, basically because these concept cars are not practical. 600K for a concept Audi? A million for the new Lambo? Who can really afford these things? Well not to be outdone, the Motorcycle manufacturers decided to cook up a little day dream of their own. Below are some of the newest and most unique concept cycles that we have ever seen. A Mad Max bike? A bike by Jaguar that looks like a Jaguar? These bikes are enough to be considered auto porn, and we condone that. Just the looking part. You can check out this link for all the descriptions.
Thankfully, I have some friends in this world who like to slack just as much as I do. So instead of doing work, a good friend of mine decided to cruise Craigslist, and what she found was pure gold. Ill just copy and paste it below, but this is a classic example of why weed cookies are awesome.
So, after consuming pot brownies and getting a little too drunk on thanksgiving a friend and i decided to buy 1500 live ladybugs from amazon, which was a great idea until they came in the mail. Now they’re sitting on my windowsill and I have nothing to really do with them. If i set them free they’ll die in this weather, if I leave them on my windowsill they’ll die.
So, if you have a greenhouse or some kind of animals to feed them to it’d be awesome. I don’t want to ruin 1500 lives.
Email me and tell me what your’e gonna do with them, and if you can come pick them up. And they’re yours.
Location: park slope
it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Actual post can be found here in case you feel the need to save 1500 lady bugs.
In the summer of 1970, Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Dock Ellis’ tossed a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. But according to Ellis, the real feat wasn’t silencing the Padres’ bats; it was doing so while under the influence of LSD. If you’re looking for footage of the fabled game, you’re not going to find it — no tape has ever surfaced, and Major League Baseball hasn’t rushed to dig through its archives for documentation of the psychedelic affair. But animator James Blagden has created something arguably better: a black-and-white short film to accompany Ellis’ own account — taken from a 2008 interview with American Public Media — of his trippy day on the mound.
The video’s minimalism makes way for Ellis’ rich retelling of the story. The middling hurler — whose career record stands at 138-119 — claims he dropped acid not knowing it was a game day, and took the hill despite being “high as a Georgia pine.” He tells viewers about imagining Jimi Hendrix in the batter’s box, Richard Nixon calling balls and strikes and coping with a ball that constantly shifted in size. But despite these drug-induced hallucinations (and eight walks), Ellis stifled the Padres, striking out six. It may not be an achievement Major League Baseball is eager to commemorate, but Ellis would likely find Blagden’s cartoon tribute enough. He died in 2008, after retiring from the major leagues to become a career drug counselor in Los Angeles.
Jay-Z’s new video, On To The Next One premiered just after mid night on New Years Eve. We would have shared this earlier, if we remembered anything from that night. This video is totally bad ass, and its so good to see Hove with his confidence and swagger at full speed. Enjoy.
A few months back we did a post on Mike Giant, and how he is a major influence in our artistic style. Everything from the way he tattoos to the way he drafts up his drawings with a black sharpie are right on point. Given his success that has come with working with Rebel 8, Giant has not been doing too many shows, and his tattooing has been put on hold, with the exception of a few appointments being taken here and there. These pics are some new work from Giant, who uses hot chicks as his canvas. Is there really a better kind of canvas to use? Seriously. By the way, does it make me a bad guy by saying I want to marry every single one of these chicks?
I caught this video on a blog I sometimes check out, Death Spray Custom. He found it on another blog (damn, a lot of blog jacking going on here) under the title, This is Why Fixed Gear Bikes Are Gay and Lame and I really do have to agree. Seeing this video makes you just wanna go out and rage. Colt Fake is a complete animal. He just gets beat up and down but never quits, and eventually lands everything he sets out to do. This is a sick video, and I especially like the part towards the end when he is transfering the roofs of peoples houses. WOW.