While the weather is looking like its going to be nasty and cold this week in the Northeast, why not get pissed off at living in the freezing cold, and take a look at the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. For many, these luxury paradise retreats are beyond holiday budgets but it’s always nice to dream!
Tsang Cheung Shing is the ceramic artist who created this incredible pottery installation called “Ying Yeung.” The name refers to a Chinese beverage of mixed coffee and tea and also symbolizes the mandarin duck, a metaphor for marriage and love. The sculpture looks so natural and it flows so well. Just amazing.
Located seven miles away from Silverton Mountain, Red Bull constructed a perfect halfpipe by dropping explosives from a helicopter to trigger landslides before having the world’s best pipe-shaper come in to finish up the job. You read that right – they threw bombs from helis. Finally, they added a 7,000 block foam pit at the bottom of the half pipe for Shaun to practice his insane/amazing gravity-defying tricks into. All this so that White could develop his latest moves in complete secrecy, hidden away from the prying eyes of his competitors. Yeah, we’re blown away, too.
Check out RedBull’s site here dedicated to the secret project to watch Shaun’s new moves and learn about how Project X all came together.
To pay homage to Stanley Kubrick’s legendary movies, Reebok has designed these two Pump Omni Lites.
A military theme is used for the “Full Metal Jacket” pair. Tan nubuck is used for the majority of the upper, while white perforated leather appears on the toe box. Around the collar, camouflage print appears, including a peace sign–another nod to the movie. The second shoe draws inspiration from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Black patent leather gives a futuristic look, and gets help from the special perforated leather on the toe box. Around the collar, the red material is meant to look like a computer chip. The included keychain displays a red dot as an allusion to HAL, the computer system from the movie.
The tradition of dog fighting thrives in Afghanistan’s capital. Having been banned under the Taliban, it is currently undergoing resurgence in popularity for the thousands of men looking for some form of entertainment and escapism from the constant war. If you thought Michael Vick was ruthless in his dog fighting tactics you can only imagine the brutality that goes on in the world of dog fighting in Afghanistan. While some of these images aren’t for the faint of heart, the reality of it is that it is popular entertainment to people who have no TV’s to watch ESPN on. I might have to fly out there with my dog aka the machine aka Mo-Sheen, aka Afgan dog killer and make a few bucks. The pictures come from the great photographer Palani Mohan, which you can check out more of his photography here.
The latest four new works put up in London by Banksy have caused a small controversy in the graffiti community. The well thought out piece, involving a man wallpapering up a wall of graffiti, just so happens to have been painted over 25 year old piece by London graffiti writer Robbo. With all the hype from these works you can imagine the surprise Robbo got when he saw his work being played with. Being not very happy about this, Robbo took to the work to defend his name. But instead of just doing a messy throw-up over Banksy’s piece, Robbo put some thought into his response to the anonymous artist.
The company Archipod attempts to reinvent the concept of a traditional home office by bringing modern workspace and a peaceful working environment straight to your backyard. We all know that having to do work from home is a drag, but what if we were able to have some peace and quiet while also feeling like one of the survivors of Lost? Each garden office comes with an ergonomic semicircular computer desk, concealed background mood lighting, electric heater, smoke alarm, data ports and electrical outlets. Its also designed to look like a giant coconut, so thats cool as well.
When you hear the word douchebag you immediately think of a juice head guido fist pumping to DJ Tiesto in a local super market, but gangsta douchebags are a close second, especially when they are white. What puts most of these characters high on the douchebag totem pole is I’m sure they all live with their parents in a nice suburban household, but still think it is cool to wear size 50 Paco jeans and a night gown white tee, I never saw the appeal.
The Knicks new warm up suit.
I cant even come up with something to say about this idiot
In what’s likely to be the best art show of all time (joking?), a set of talented artists have banded together to create unique poster art for Inglorious Basterds and compiled them all together to be shown at the Upper Playground Gallery in Los Angeles TONIGHT the 18th. Not only that, but you can buy prints of each poster, and they’ll be numbered and signed by Quentin Tarantino himself. And all money goes to Haiti! Damn, this is like, the best show of all time. Its events like this that make me wish I could run really fast, like from NYC to LA in 5 minutes.
I just got turned on to Chiddy Bang last night by a good friend and I was instantly impressed. I’d describe them, but they seem to be the best at describing themselves: “Chiddy Bang is a four piece hip-hop/electronica outlet from Philadelphia. Currently attending their first year of college, they posses a musical maturity that is far superior to the teen-pop cliche. Chiddy Bang blends hard hitting lyricism from front man Chidera “Proto” Anamege, original electronica afro-beat and jazz influenced production from keyboardist Noah Beresin and drummer Zach Sewall, and additional production and vocals from guitarist Pat Braz.”
The song below “Opposite of Adults” samples a loop from the song “Kids” by MGMT, another great group. The crazy thing about these guys is that they are only freshmen in college. It is going to be interesting to see how they progress with musical training and as time goes on I’m sure they will evolve more as a group.