Skate filmmaker Brent Novak has recently released this short video of freestyle extraordinaire Kilian Martin. The Spanish-born skater appears to be heavily influenced by Rodney Mullen and seems to be following in his footsteps too, having won the California State Freestyle Pro Championship in 2009. As one guy says in his Youtube comment, “how do people not like this.. this is the best thing I’ve seen since boobs.”. I couldn’t agree more, if you don’t like this, you don’t like boobs, simple as that.
This Samurai Umbrella is brilliant in its simplicity and pretty straightforward in execution. When it rains you can traipse around the city like a fancy lad afraid of drops falling on your head, but when it dries up store the umbrella over your back like Toshiro Mifune all drunk and angry like. Who needs a fortress when you have the Samurai Umbrella?
There are some sweet moves in this 3 minute video of Paul Basagoitia dirt jumping at his property, shot from a Canon 7d mounted on a RC chopper (Trex 700). The whole video was shot over the course of a few days and really captured some great moments. I wish my backyard had some cool shit like this, instead all I got is a basketball hoop that hasn’t been used in 6 years and a shed that shelters my new Torro lawnmower, awesome. Slightly NSFW soundtrack, but only if you work in a place for babies.
So I probably should have posted this when people still were interested in soccer for that 8 seconds last week, but this video is pretty rad either way. This is a video of the reaction of people around the world when Donovan scored the game winning goal against Algeria. Thank god soccer is over and we don’t have to watch it for another 4 years.
Born Ruffians new video off his album “Say It”, it pretty unique and awesome to say the least. The video was recorded entirely off of a vintage oscilloscope. Oscilloscopes are used for viewing voltages, primarily in the sciences, medicine, engineering, telecommunications and industry. Though other people have reprogrammed oscilloscopes to display images in the past, the “video to scope” process used in this video is the first of its kind. The images you see are made up of a single point of light, moving quickly across a screen in order to draw shapes – that means the entire Born Ruffians video for “What to Say” displays vector images made from only one continuous line. The footage was shot once on video, edited, converted for use on the oscilloscope (using a live visuals program called TouchDesigner) and then shot again directly off the vintage machine. In other words, just watch the fucking video, it’s cool.
EIZO medical imaging high precision displays for the examination and diagnosis of radiographs. Whereas craftsmen are showered with pin-up-calendars at the end of every year, this kind of present is less popular among medics. EIZO breaks this taboo. This pin-up calendar shows absolutely every detail. I love this idea and calender because it’s really sexy in a weird way, it shows the purity of women’s bodies in it’s purest form. I don’t know if this is NSFW, I mean it is as naked as a girl can possibly get sort of.
Indonesian artist and illustrator Agan Harahap has superimposed superheroes and villains into a selection of wartime photographs. You can check out his Flickr page for more here.
In a pinch your keys can be a good self defense weapon (if you go for the eyes) but there are plenty of other reasons to want to keep a pocket knife on your keychain. There are also plenty of reason to not wish to draw attention to the fact that you carry a knife. Enter the Key Shaped Pocket Knife. Discreetly hiding in plain sight amongst your keys, this small German made pocket knife doesn’t take up any more room in your pocket than that old mailbox key you forgot to turn in after you moved. So buy yours here and start knifing people left and right, just kidding we do not condone knifing people with pocket knives.
You may not recognize the name but you have likely seen the work. Phillip Toledano has published several influential projects to critical acclaim. His ‘Days with my Father‘ photojournal is deeply personal and incredibly moving; while his portraits of Phone Sex Operators offers a glimpse into another world. In this series, titled Hope & Fear, from 2004, Phillip offers the following: Hope & Fear is the external manifestation of internal desires and paranoia that are adrift in contemporary American society. What are we afraid of? What do we love? How does our society function, and what does it worship? In other words his work is f*ckin crazy. (All costumes are real)
Is beauty only skin deep? Momma always said, ‘It’s what inside that counts’. Insert cliche about ’seeing things for what they are’ here. Read as deeply as you want. At the very least, artist Nick Veasey takes stunning X-ray photographs of the mundane, the gigantic, and naturally, of nature. Below you will find a small collection of his work which you can also check his website out here for more. It all started as explained by Nick Veasey himself, “My girlfriend’s father used to be a lorry driver,” explains Nick with a mischievous smile. “At one time he drove a lorry for a couple of days which contained thousands of cans of Pepsi, one of which had a ring-pull prize worth £100,000. “I thought I’d try a scam. I decided to hire an x-ray machine from a local hospital to find the winning can. I never did find it, but it sparked off the ideas for the career I have today.” (Click on images to enlarge)