Archive for August, 2011

Ed O’Neill – Walk of Fame Star

Television star Ed O’Neill was flanked by co-stars past and present when he was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday.

Christina Applegate and Katey Sagal, who played O’Neill’s daughter and wife on the long-running comedy series “Married with Children,” and Sofia Vergara, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet — his on-screen kin in his current sitcom “Modern Family” — attended the ceremony

O’Neill’s was the 2,446th star unveiled in the television category.


Land Rover Defender – DC100 Concept

Land Rover has announced the unveiling of an all-new Defender concept, the DC100, scheduled for the Frankfurt Motor Show. Intended as a modern take on the classic Land Rover Defender, the DC100 isn’t a production ready concept, as Land Rover has confirmed that a new Defender model won’t be launched until 2015. We don’t know much about the vehicle at present, and as Director of Design Gerry McGovern puts it, the concept represents “the beginning of a four-year journey to design a relevant Defender for the 21st century.” Judging from the preliminary image, it appears the Defender is about to undergo a thorough makeover.


Cynical Comic Posters

Toronto-based Alexander Froese is a recent graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and creates artwork with a distinct, comedic aesthetic entirely his own.


Maserati GranCabrio Fendi

Next to the special color combination, the Fendi monogram logo appears on the wheels and is also stitched into the leather seats of the car. Upon opening the doors, a Fendi logo will be looking at you, placed on the bottom of the door frame in silver. Inside you will find a special numbered placket hinting at the collaboration. If you want to see the car live, you will have to go to the Frankfurt Auto show in September.

 


Los Angeles Bel-Air Hotel Grand Reopening

The legendary Hotel Bel-Air, owned by the Sultan of Brunei’s Dorchester Collection, is set to re-open in October after a two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation that will bring the iconic property into the 21st century including a posh Presidential Suite.

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The famed Spanish Colonial architecture splashed in “Bel-Air Pink” will remain, while a new interpretation of timelessness is reflected through different design themes, from American mid-century modern to the glamorous decades of the 1930s, 40s and 50s conveyed in a “fresh, youthful and elegant” manner.

Bel-Air Hotel Los Angeles – link


Hyunday Cheats Death – Dutch Banned Commercial

One way to do that, according to this Dutch ad, is to drive a Hyundai Velostar. Or, more accurately, to be a backseat passenger. That’s because the model has three doors instead of four and the back row door opens on the driver’s side, Ad agency Fitzroy makes the point well. Maybe too well. The ad was supposedly banned most likely for being too graphic


Burton Starter Jacket

Introducing the Burton x StarterJackets, outerwears that fully exemplified the American sportswear tradition. In the classic Startersatin with embroidered graphics, at least in appearance, the jackets’ construct is typical Burton, with taped-seams, adjustable cuffs, articulated sleeves, handwarmer pockets, life pass pocket, and3M Thinsulate insulation. Available in 4 different graphics and colorways of True Black, Stout White, Astro Turf, and Cardinal


Where’s Wally Tattoo

Music producer John Mosley , 22, sat patiently for 24 hours while tattooist Rytch Soddy created a scene featuring150 characters and Wally hiding among them.

The artwork was created in s studio in Norwich and raised £2,000 for charity.


Sony Cybershot – Take Control

Here is the new campaign for Sony Cybershot range. The spotentitled “Take Control” was produced by 180LA, directed byChristopher Riggert and published by Arcade Edit. The campaign features Scene Recognition function to take bright pictures in any situation.


Vans Vintage Pack – Vans Vault Fall 2011

From the Vans Vault Fall 2011 Collection. Here is now a preview of the Vintage Pack, which consists of the Mid Skool ‘77 LX and the Era 46 LX. Both sneakers come in two premium leather colorways and will be released September 2011 at select retailers.


Capsule Hotel

Your own survival pod! Escape pod hotel in a city centre dock location.

Moored in F.A.S.T. (Free Architecture Surf Terrain) – a unique and artistic surfers village at the boulevard of Scheveningen near The Hague, your room is a bright orange survival pod which once saw service on an oil rig platform. Originally built in 1972 they are 4.25 metres in diameter and unaltered apart from the addition of a lock on the outside and an ‘emergency’ chemical toilet inside. While not everyone’s luxury choice, each pod provides cosy protection from the elements for up to three occupants.

First created for accommodation as an art project in 2004, owner Denis Oudendijk has different models ready for use and is currently working on additional locations in central Amsterdam and Nantes, France.

 


Urwerk UR-1001 Pocket Watch

The UR-1001 Zeit Device is an über complication both measuring and quantifying our era, from a solitary second all the way to a monumental 1,000 years.

The UR-1001 features 10 complications and indications, the majority of which are exclusive to URWERK: satellite hours, retrograde minutes, day/night indicator, running seconds, power reserve indicator, revolving satellite calendar displaying months plus date, Oil Change indicator, 100-year indicator and 1000-year indicator.


Adam Rabalais Movie Posters

Adam Rabalais is a Baton Rouge based artist with a fondness for movie poster design. Here we’ve collected some of his best genre flick reworks–everything from “2001: A Space Odyssey” to “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” There’s a lot to like here, but for more you can check out Rabalais’ shop, where the prints some in 24×70 or 11×17.


Ransom by adidas Originals – Adidas Valley Low

With more products surfacing from the upcoming Ransom by adidas Originals collection take a look at the on-going collaboration’s latest debut, a new colorway of the Valley Low. This version features an off white suede upper, a padded collar and blue detailing along the sole that matches the laces. The sneaker includes Ransom detailing on the side heel and will also be available in black and red leather colorways later this year


Motorcycle Made From Lobster Shells – Idiots

This motorcycle made from lobster shells was created by Taiwanese food carving artist Huang Mingbo at a seminar on cooking art in Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian province.

Although a doggy bag  for leftovers shaped like this would be impressive


The Hundreds Eyeware – Fall 2011 Collection

This week the new The Hundreds Eyeware Fall 2011 range has been released. This collection introduces a brand-new style heavily influenced by the traditional aviator sunglass, called the Morrison, which will be offered in four different colorways. The Fall 2011 line also features several carry-over classic styles in a broad range of never-before-seen hues, along with the tried-and-true basic colors of previous seasons.


The Star Wars second string … in Plasticine

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … a host of rebels, bounty hunters and Imperial guards were overshadowed by the more glamorous antics of Luke and Leia. That’s the cheeky premise of Elliott Quince’s new book, which fleshes out the lives of lesser-known Star Wars characters in modelling clay

 

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Plasticine Tatooine: Stories from the Star Wars Second String is available from plasticinetatooine.com


Cat Scan

An amazing edition to the Tumblr universe, Cat Scan is a crowd-sourced blog completely dedicated to images of cats on scanners. Please feel free to submit your own

 


Edsel Ford’s 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster

Inspired by a visit to Europe in 1932 and penned by none other than E.T. Gregorie, Ford chief designer at the time, the Roadster began life as a 1934 Model 40 frame before going under the knife for substantial revisions. Stretched a full inch over factory dimensions and saddled substantially lower to the ground, the vehicle boasts a rear-pitched cockpit, long nose and custom aluminum bodywork. A classic Ford Flathead V8 powers the rear wheels.

After Edsel passed away in 1943, the vehicle made a few scant appearances around the country before vanishing. It surfaced again at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 1999 and sold to a collector for a heady $1.76 million. When the collector died, the car was returned to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House before receiving a full restoration to return it to its former glory.

Official site – Ford House


Lockdown in New York – Sandbags on the street, Subway shuts down for the first time ever

New York City today prepares to go into an unprecedented lockdown as Hurricane Irene roars its way northwards up the East Coast.

Although Irene’s strength waned last night and was downgraded to a category 1 hurricane,  experts warned that it could still wreak havoc when it hits New York because of storm surges pushing seawater ashore and heavy rainfall causing flooding. Public transport in the city will be completely shut down at midday, with the subway, buses and MTA trains all ceasing operations. The five main airports in New York will also be closed to arriving passenger flights from noon affecting hundreds of thousands of peoples’ journeys. NFL officials have also been forced to reschedule the popular New York Giants’ pre-season game against the Jets for Monday.

More than 2 million people across the Eastern Seaboard have been told to move to safer places,with hurricane warnings from North Carolina in the South all the way to Massachusetts in the North. It is the first hurricane warning issued for New York City in more than two decades.

President Barack Obama addressed the nation yesterday, urging Americans to ‘take the storm seriously’ and warning it is set to be ‘a historic hurricane’.

‘You need to listen to your state and local officials,’ he said. ‘If you’re in the way of this hurricane you should be preparing now. If you’re instructed to evacuate please do so.’


Carpets Made From Google Earth Images

Munich-born designer David Hanauer makes rugs that look like old-school Persian carpets, but in reality feature carefully-selected screenshots pulled from Google Earth, usually taken from the Las Vegas or Los Angeles areas. The resulting patterns, created by repeating and reflecting images that Hanauer has lightly retouched (and in certain cases, still contain a Google watermark), are surprisingly beautiful — especially if you have an interest in city planning or aerial photography. Click through to get a better look at his designs, and if you’d like spruce up your apartment with one, they’re available for purchase (price by request) on his website


Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

The PC industry introduces the new Razer Blade laptop specially geared toward gaming. The laptop is made with a sturdy aluminum frame with an incredible performance and an all-new revolutionary user interface. The Razer Blade offers the perfect balance between portability and performance with an exterior measuring at 0.88 inches thin and weighing in at only 6.97lbs. Developed in partnership with Intel, the Razer Blade features a fast Intel Core i7 processor and a high performance NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor. With an incredible LED-backlit high-definition 17” display, you’ll get the full gaming experience with the Razer Blade’s wide screen, fast performance and portability.

 


Mandatory Evacuation in New York

In an unprecedented decision, nearly 300,000 people who live in flood-prone areas of New York City were ordered to evacuate Friday as Hurricane Irene sets its sights on the nation’s largest city. New Yorkers, many of them without cars, don’t have much time to get out of the way before the city shutters its subways, buses and trains on Saturday.

At a press conference Friday, Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation for all 270,000 residents living in low-lying Zone A areas, and the Far Rockaways. “Nature is a force more powerful than any of us,” the Mayor said, “and it really is better to be safe than sorry.”

The areas include the Battery Park City complex on the southern end of Manhattan; Coney Island, famed for its boardwalk and amusement park; the beachfront community of the Rockaways and other neighborhoods around the city. “We’ve never done a mandatory evacuation before,” the Mayor continued, “and we wouldn’t do it now if we didn’t think the storm had the potential to be very serious.”

While the evacuation was a first for New Yorkers, “I would think that the vast bulk will comply,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference. “Unfortunately, there’s a handful who will not comply until it’s too late. And at that point in time, you can really get stuck.”

“Waiting until the last minute is not a smart thing to do,” he added. “This is life-threatening.”


Bestest Steve Jobs Quotes

On Apple:

“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” – 1996

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” – 1998

“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – 1996

“The products suck! There’s no sex in them anymore!” – 1997

“Nobody has tried to swallow us since I’ve been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.” – 1998

“Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.”

“Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or Mercedes’s or Porsche’s in the automotive market. What’s wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?” – 2004

“And boy, have we patented it!” – 2007 – iPhone Launch

On Bill Gates:

“I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.” – 1997

On PC’s :

Playboy: Are you saying that the people who made PC don’t have that kind of pride in the product?

“If they did, they wouldn’t have made the PC” – 1997

On Life:

“I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” – 2001

“My sex life is pretty good these days, Walt. How’s yours?” – 2010

On Design:

“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.” – 1996

When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” – 1987 

Advices 

“You make some of the best products in the world — but you also make a lot of crap. Get rid of the crappy stuff.” to Nike

“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” – to Pepsi

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

Via Gizmodo

 


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