Thursday, January 29, 2009

M21 Flat Panel TV

Here’s a prototype design that might spark your interest. A flat panel television with a 1950s sorta motif. Joe Wilkerson, the designer, is still testing the waters and seeing what kind of public interest his design draws before he takes any further steps with it. As some point he hopes to make a wider and shorter version that features a bit of storage. So keep a lookout for the updated version!

P.O.S. - Drumroll

Didn't like this song until I watched the video. DOPE.
I bet they could run Ghostface's "Run" over the video, and it would go perfectly.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Crips & Bloods: MADE IN AMERICA

^Trailer to the film^
It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. But what’s at the root of this long-standing battle...? Filmmaker, Stacy Peralta try’s to find out by speaking with former and current gang members.
With this film, you’ll get a better picture on how these two gangs came about, primarily because of racism. The racist housing covenants written into leases and deeds prevented blacks, Latinos and Asians from living in white neighborhoods. Those discriminatory practices helped establish and embed the anger and segregation of minorities. So they were being separated and treated unfairly, like they were unequal; which didn’t change until 1968 when the USSC ruled that this was illegal (Fair Housing Act), but the feelings were still there.
Saying all of that still does not excuse the actions of the two parties that have caused violence and taken over 15,000 lives, wild the world stands by.

The movie wants to encompass the history behind this, and show where these gangs have come from, and where they are now. Through the struggle of doing so, the jumps from the present to the past and forward again, can dilute the historical momentum that is trying to be built up. But regardless, the General message is obvious… things need to CHANGE(.)

^Baron Davis talks about how he got involed with producing the movie^
^Also, some quick excerpts from Snoop -n- Wayne^

The Cool Kids "Pennies"

Geeeeeez bruh! I've been waiting too see this video for the Longest. I saw an interview of them on the set of this video innnn... I'm gonna say August. It could've been July, but it was definitely in the summer. What was the hold up...? iono.... BUT I'm glad to see the finished product.
If you run with that 2K9, you're prolly sick of hearing this song. I'm a fan... and I'm not gonna lie. I'm on the edges of being a lil tired of hearing it.
Take the time to peep chuck rockin these overalls in such a '93 sorta way NAH-MEAN

"The Moment"

A short award winning film that explores the moment between cause and effect.

Verena and Csaba: two ambitious animation students at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg who collaborated on animation shorts and digital crafts.
They were given an assignment to produce a trailer for the International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart.
Synopsis: moment of awarness and in which ways it could come to you. A car accident will definitely open your eyes and make you aware.
Currently they're working on a new 4 minute short film, which is Verenas graduation project at Filmakademie.
Now upon watching this on Kanye's blog, I was lead to believe these cats made this to the rhythm of Kayne's "Street Lights", which is above. But after further research, it's actually faster than the one above, and has another piece of music playing along. And it looks AMAZING! It took quite a bit of time to load, but when it finally did it was worth the wait.
PEEP => []
It was made to a rythm, so to match it with "Street Lights", they just slowed the video down to match the scene breaks.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lykke Li freestyling "Hustlin"

A woman after my heart!

Doin her thing in front of an "intimate crowd". Those are the best.

Kanye / LV / Parìs

This cat is Gooofeeey!

Bambu "Seven Months"

I Love This Song(.)

Lupe Fiasco Radio Interview

Lupe speaks on Japanese Cartoon (his band), CRS, and the upcoming three part cd. He's still denying any affiliation with the band, farther than managing them. Buuuut, I'm gonna go out on a limb and call him a liar. NO DIS!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Comme des Garcons: Series 6 Synthetics line

Comme des Garcons has just released their Series 6 Synthetics line. For those that don’t know, it’s a line of perfumes that are based on several fabrics and materials, such as "Garage", "Soda", and "Dry Clean". Here’s some information that goes into a little more detail from Lucky Scent:

“Comme des Garçons is no stranger to extremes or breaking rules. Synthetic is the sixth and most daring in CdG’s series, traveling once again far outside the mainstream but remaining in the physical world of manmade places and materials of modern daily life. Experimental, socially incorrect and avant-garde, the Synthetic series features five “anti-perfumes” whose names you’ll recognize immediately.

But these are no scratch n’ sniff “gee-I-smell-like-a-garage” fragrance. Each one varies on its name and theme, using an assortment of fully synthetic ingredients to make each one mind-bendingly unusual and wonderfully wearable. These are for the fearless–the rebels and the non-conformists. For those of you who don’t follow trends… you make them.”

Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger present: "Brainforest"

Brainforest is the name of a piece by Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger, but I think it’s also a great way of describing the style that alot of their work has. Steiner was originally a wall painter and Lenzlinger was creating stalactite-like forms when they joined forces in 1997. The amount of detail in their large scale installations is incredible.
Brainforest is located in Kanazawa-hu's 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. People from Kanazawa (which is a ward in Yokohama, Japan) brought all of the materials together for this installation. It was sort of a community art project, directed by Steiner and Lenzlinger. Gardeners help in the search for various roots, and branches in the luscious forests. Three primary and secondary school classes made flowers out of plastic bottles and illustrated magazines. At a senior citizens' club members folded dice-shaped paper flowers, and a group involved in pressing flower petals gave them a present of birds. In the Kenrokuen Garden all the leaves are carefully swept up from the ground every day so that the moss can thrive. Art students then gild these leaves. They also gather abandoned telephone and computer cable from three different rubbish heaps. On the beach they found pieces of polystyrene, bits of nets, string and rope, and plastic of all kinds. And all of this was brought together to create something colorfully alluring.

NIke SB HALO Dunks

Here is another premium collaboration from L.A. skate shop Brooklyn Projects, as they have teamed up with Nike SB to release the Halo Dunk Low. Halo refers to the official color scheme on the shoe, which is Halo/Zitron, but I would argue that it’s the six different colors on the upper of this sneaker and a gum outer sole that actually bring all the colors together. Look out for these bad mama-jamas to drop at skate shops near you. Or check HERE

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Expect The Unexpected From Lebron James.

Rockin those damn Monster Beats. (Product placement is getting nuts!)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Freddie Hubbard: 04/03/38 - 12/29/08


Freddie Hubbard was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop, and post bop styles from the early 60s and on. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives for modern jazz and bebop. He also won a Grammy in 1972 for best jazz performance by a group for the album “First Light.”
On December 29, 2008, Hubbard's hometown newspaper, The Indianapolis Star reported that Hubbard died in Southern Oaks, California from complications from a heart attack suffered on November 26th of that same year.

Andreas Laszlo Konrath's: Made In Brooklyn

"Made In Brooklyn"

A stunning series of photographs titled “Made In Brooklyn” by Andreas Laszlo Konrath are now viewable on the artists website. Konrath is English born, but now lives and works in New York City.
There is beauty in every good photograph. Whether that beauty stems from joy, pain, or simplicity, a great picture can capture it. How can you not appreciate that?


When you can look at a picture, and it can take you from where you are, and put you there, in That place and you can Feel everything in that picture… that’s a good picture. I feel like Andreas can do this very well. Going thru Brooklyn and finding a real essence within it, and being able to make it easy to FEEL probably wasn’t as easy as you may think.


... fa real FaReal??

A South Philly native (James Joseph Cialella Jr., 29) is being charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons violations after shooting a man (WHO WAS WITH HIS SON!) in the movies on Christmas Day.
According to the police, James was upset by them talking during the movie. He apparently tried to quiet the family (who were sitting in front of him) by the old "shhh" method followed by telling them to be quiet. When that didn’t work, he reverted to throwing popcorn at the son! At that time the father got up to protect them, and that's when the victim was shot once in the arm. After shooting the man, James sat back down to finish watching the movie...? Philly ain't no joke!

Quick run down of who these silly officials are: Trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry. They oppose unauthorized file sharing of its music. THAT'S RIGHT... they SUE you for $750 PER SONG you illegally share (knowingly or unintentionally). But at the beginning of this new year, they kicked off their new policy: instead of suing people who cant even afford a cd, they will now contact your internet company, and have your internet suspended. The RIAA has recently sued a defenseless 19-year-old girl, who is CHRONICALLY ILL, for $8000! She had TEN songs. TEN SONGS!!?
They should be paying ME! I market their music to a group of individuals I believe would enjoy it. What else do you want!

"His wife threw a cup of methylated spirits on his genitals, and set him on fire with a candle..."