Archive for July 15, 2011

Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers have witnessed an urban solar phenomenon, with the Sun setting in alignment with the city’s skyscrapers and giving an effect fans say is reminiscent of Wiltshire’s Stonehenge. Welcome to Manhattanhenge.

Twice every year amateur photographers gather in carefully-selected spots to set up tripods and wait to capture the ultimate sunset.On Wednesday night at 2025 local time (0125 BST), the east-west lying streets of the city’s famous grid system neatly framed the setting sun, creating golden glows New Yorkers rarely see. During the phenomenon, the Sun appears to be nestled perfectly between the skyscraper corridors, illuminating the north and south sides of the streets.


Kidrobot for Swatch

Swatch has teamed up with Kidrobot, to create Kidrobot for Swatch, a collection of eight watches, each accompanied by a complimentary Dunny. Dunny is Kidrobot’s iconic and highly collectible bunny-like vinyl toy, a customizable canvas for artists from widely varying backgrounds.

 

 


Dream Bookshelf

Dripta Design Studio thought this storage called “Dream Bookshelf” for all dreamers.

 

 


Brothers grim – Jake or Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman‘s new two-part show at London’s White Cube galleries are presided over by a troupe of ghoulish Nazis with smiley-face armbands and a horde of schoolgirls with animal faces. Just two distinctive touches in an exhibition that makes a virtue of bad taste.


Etnies clothing mogul creates house for Skateboarding

Imagine being able to grind to the fridge over the sofa before ollying onto the kitchen table and then skating up a wall. Etnies clothing mogul and former pro-skater, Pierre-André Senizergues, has made every teenage boy’s dream a reality with his ‘PAS’ house, a paradise that’s totally designed for skateboarding.

The 48-year-old is currently having the 2,200 square foot home built in Malibu, but those desperate for a go should nip over to Paris where a smaller prototype is currently on display at La Gaîté Lyrique until August 7.

Senizergues’s Malibu home is set to be built in the shape of a full skate ramp. There will be no corners, just curves.Furniture and even kitchen appliances will all be ‘skateable’ and of course, everything will be environmentally friendly.


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