With the cold winter just around the corner it’s about that time to hit the slopes and shred the lovely pow pow gnar gnar. In extreme conditions it is a must to stay warm and keep your ugly face toasty. Here is a collection of unusual and creative ski mask designs that will keep you warm and scare everyone around you. Enjoy.
TMNT SKI MASK
JOKER SKI MASK
We love food and we love art, so when the two come together it makes for delicious imagery. The talented Ed Bing Lee has mastered the art of the knot for our enjoyment. For over 25 years, the Philadelphia based artists uses a basic macrame knot to create pieces that look like food in his delectable series. As long as your not making mittens and granny blankets knitting is still cool when practiced properly.
Planestupid.com recently came out with a new advertisement depicting the harmful chemicals European planes release into the atmosphere every flight. I applaud the production and the visualization, but it has an eerily similar feel to the World Wildlife spot we featured back in September, in other words we could do without the uncomfortable (intentional or not) allusions to 9/11. The point the company is trying to make is that on average every European flight produces about 400 kg of greenhouse gases for every passenger, which is equivalent to the weight of an adult polar bear. So they are trying to depict each flight releases like 80 polar bears worth of poisonous gas into the atmosphere. Well, whatever makes people aware of our usual environment crushing ways is cool with us, even if it’s a little extreme. On the other hand if your little brother was attacked and killed by polar bears during your trip to Antarctica last winter, you are going to give this video a standing ovation.
Don’t really know if this is adult lego art or just someone on photoshop messing with the pixels, but either way we want to see more life sized naked models of babes available for purchase in our local Toys R Us. As seen in our posts in the past you can create just about anything using Lego’s, from jewelry to cars, so why stop there. When creating something with Legos it immediately becomes an interesting art peice. I tried recreating a life sized model of Halle Berry using my old Lincoln Logs but it didn’t come out too well to say the least, maybe I’ll give Angelina Jolie a try using Legos.
Virtual Wall is an innovative device that makes it safer for pedestrians to cross the road by projecting laser images when the red traffic light is on. Designed by Hanyoung Lee, the goal is to heighten driver and pedestrian awareness and to encourage both to follow the crosswalk rules. Since I always have to find the negative in everything, that’s just what I do, I had one question. What happens when you need to make a right turn on red? Do sirens start wailing when you blow through the red lasers? Does your car get fried into a pile of dust? Questions I don’t have the answer to, but the concept is genius regardless, especially when a pedestrian is getting Joe Blacked by a taxi cab every 9 minutes in New York City.
Modern meets abstract meets stunning art. Graphic artist Geraldine Georges mixes her collections of illustration, photography, and mixed media to hit all the right spots. Her work – often abstract of the female form – captures the eye and imagination. Influences of fashion and couture flow through out her wonderful pieces. Geraldine recently held her first very successful solo show in Brussels as well as her work recently being printed in a number of leading design & style magazines. She was also recently spotlighted in the New York Post. You can find more of her work at her website seen here.
So your probably asking yourself the question, “What is the worst thing that could ever happen to me besides death?” Well here’s your answer. Try being paralyzed for 23 years in a hospital bed, being able to hear everything going on around you with a conscious head, but everyone thinks you are actually unconscious in a coma the entire time! You can’t even open an eye to let anyone know you are not, you are literally trapped inside your own body for 23 years. That’s what happened to Rom Houben, a UK man who was in a car crash in 1983 and paralyzed. His family refused to believe he was comatose or a vegetable and finally found a doctor, that with new brain scan technology determined his brain was functioning properly. Rom now communicates with a touch pad computer. ”I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,” he told reporters, via his keyboard. This guys doctors are seriously lucky he can’t move because he would probably smash all their faces.
Forget about 24″ chrome rims, and defiantly forget about spinners that were cool for about 3 seconds, actually forget about rims as a whole. How would your motorcycle look with hubless wheels? Well The biker boys at Amen Design think it looks pretty awesome and we have to agree. Based on Franco Sbarro’s hubless wheels, they have created a chopper which comes with increased braking leverage, more accurate steering, decreased unsprung weight, reduced structural stress and other advantages. It looks like an optical illusion but we can assure you it’s real, another example of less is more.
Have you ever looked at a bands logo and wondered how it looked when it was first sketched out on that dinner napkin at 3 in the morning? Its no surprise that companies revamp their trademarks and branding every few years to stay “hip” and up to the times. With the exception of very few companies, logos have changed many times over since they first hit the scene. Lets take a look at a few famous and popular companies, who have switched up the flow to appeal to the younger generations buying their products.
For the past couple of years I have been heavily into books. I usually try to read stuff that is either suggested to me by my nerd alert english major friends (DV) or that I feel I should have read years ago. Its great to have resources like this because through these people, I have gotten my hands on some great reading material, and even came across my favorite book of all time (so far). Plus, I just figured my time could have been used a little bit better, rather than listening to Joe buddens and Mos Def on the train to and from work every day. I still do that, but its more of a background music and to tune out the people talking. Anyway, when I get done reading something serious, or mentally draining, I usually try and find something fun and quick, just to refresh me. Chuck Palahniuk and Charles Bukowski both have some great books (Fight Club and Ham on Rye among others) which I would strongly recommend, but I came across some other awesome material that I figured I would share. Check out some of these books and if your looking for something fun and enterainting, I would seriously get over to Barnes and Noble and check these out.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Step back into the England of Jane Austen’s novels — with an undead twist — in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Written by well-versed novelist Steve Hockensmith, this latest addition to the Quirk Classic line serves as a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, exploring the genesis of the zombie plague in early-nineteenth century England. This book looks awesome, and it is something that Im sure I will be picking up this week.
The Dude Abides
If you havent been under a log for the past 10 years, then you know how much a cultural impact The Big Lebowski has had on this generation. If I had no clue what this book was about, I would still pick it up based on the title and cover alone, but it’s not exactly what you’d think. Instead of focusing solely on The Big Lebowski, Cathleen Falsani’s The Dude Abides is an exploration intro to the existential questions raised by the entire Coen brothers catalogue, from Blood Simple to A Serious Man. Whether it’s death, life, love, truth, or evil, there’s a Coen film that touches on it, and not always in the way you’d expect.
With all of this pirate hijacking business going on in the world, and with them never getting caught, it would only seem like the logical decision to throw a book on here that chronicles the history of some of the most well know hellraisers. Outlaws!: Adventures of Pirates, Scoundrels, and Other Rebels might certainly tempt you to switch up careers. This 240-page ode to the outsider chronicles the adventures — and motives — of such famed and feared rebels as Jesse James, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, IRA-activist Bobby Sands, and more!
SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined
Not a day goes by that I dont have a friend remind me that I have a unique taste in girls. Im not going to sit here and pretend that some super model isnt fine, but I would opt for an original and edgy girl any day of the week. Forget the airbrushed perfection of most modern female nudes, and take a walk on the wild side. SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined (possibly NSFW) is a 396 page hardcover tribute to the openly real girls of the groundbreaking website. You have a tattoo where?!