Archive for August 3, 2011

BAMScape

BAMscape is a free-form seating environment commissioned by the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Installed for a two-year duration, BAMscape provides a new centerpiece within the museum’s large 6,692 sq ft central atrium gallery, and merges disciplines of art, architecture, and furniture. As an open site for lounging, film screenings, live performance and multimedia events, BAMscape fosters the museum’s direction for providing diverse event programming amidst its gallery spaces.

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BAMscape hosts wireless Internet and integrated outlets for powering laptops, and allows visitors to enjoy the space as a site for study and social networking. To achieve a maximum of volumetric presence within the budget limitations, the pre-fab system deploys CNC large-scale laser cutting processes to custom manufacture 150 individual curved modules. Lightweight and comprised of 93% air, the rigid foam structural substrate is laminated with thin layers of painted plywood.

 

 


OS 7 RIM + 5 new BlackBerry Smartphones

With the BlackBerry 7 operating system, RIM will be releasing 5 new BlackBerry smartphones. All in all the release includes two new Bold smartphones and three new Torch smartphones.

The Bold 9900 and 9930 are the thinnest phones to ever come from RIM and next to the new operating system, also come in a new and improved look. The phone combines both a full keyboard and a touch screen display. The Torch 9800 and 9810 phones sport a large touchscreen display and a full slide-out keyboard. Furthermore the Torch 9850 and 9860 comes without slide-out keyboard and come with the largest BlackBerry display to date.

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Dogs in Motion

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Discover  this series of photographs of dogs in full motion, shaking the water. Amazing portraits in black and white by working photographer Carli Davidson, based in Portland(Oregon).

 


Double Parking

This is the incredible moment a frustrated mayor drives an armoured vehicle over a Mercedes S-class – for parking in a cycle lane.

Arturas Zuokas, 43, took the drastic action after becoming infuriated with motorists parking their luxury cars illegally around the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. The flamboyant politician decided to take the novel approach of fighting illegally parked cars by destroying them with a camouflaged Russian armoured personnel carrier.


Rocky Mountain Featherbed Leather Down Vest

Here is now a look of Alpha Industries  the  Rocky Mountain Featherbed, also as part of the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.Together they present a leather down vest in black and brown colorways, featuring a calf leather upper, fur collar and a U.E. logo placement under the collar on the back


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