Archive for September, 2011

Fast Garlic Peeling

Peeling garlic is a messy and tedious process. Or is it? Let the food and travel magazine Saveur and their editor Todd Coleman show you a much better and manlier way to do the job.


Daft Punk & Coca Cola

After the first set of bottles, here is the new collaboration of Coca-Cola the unique group Daft Punk. Created by dressing two bottles with precious metals, like their cap: gold and silver. All limited to 20 signed copies.


Big Daddy Nerf Gun

The Big Daddy Nerf Gun ($300) is crafted from wood planks that were part of a 75-year-old chair and hand-riveted aluminum, and sports a working scope. It holds 10 whistler Nerf darts and all the dreams of your steam-powered childhood.

 


Japanese Restaurant Serves World’s Largest Sushi

The Umewaka Restaurant in Anjo City, Japan serves the “Generous Roll”, a futomaki that weighs more than 13 lbs. and has a diameter of almost 8″. The cost? About $200.


Rubber bookshelves

Luke Hart created these rubber bookshelves for The Sculpture House. They have the delightful impracticality of all the everyday objects crafted from rubber that appear in old Warner Brothers cartoons, and the bright red coloring is an especially nice touch.

 


Cat Scratch

If you buy your cat just one toy this year, please let it be this one! This latest SUCK UK creation is the cat scratching DJ Box.

The design of the Cat Scratch is even true to a real-life DJ turntable. The tone arm for example and the base has been designed to replicate the real deal. To that effect, the deck completely spins as the cat attacks it with its nails. The Cat Scratch retails for £15.99


Oui Fm Campaign

Here is the new print campaign for Oui Radio , devised by the  the photographer Matthew Raffard. A new baseline “Rock is here to change your life” to announce that the station now broadcasts in Province,France.


LEGO – Life-Size Pixelated Ford Explorer

Ford has created a full-size replica of the company’s new Explorer crafted from Lego bricks. The sculpture was created by 22 designers over the course of 2,500 hours. All told, there are 380,000 individual bricks at work, weighing in at a hefty 2,654 pounds, and a 768-pound aluminum platform supports the creation.


Cartella for Macbook Air

Cartella for MacBook Air.  It resembles the classic and always stylish Moleskin Notebook.  But instead of containing a ream of paper, its frame has been machined within 1/4000 of inch to hold an 11-inch or 13-inch Macbook Air securely in place.  All ports remain accessible so you won’t have to remove the laptop to plug it in or use a USB device


Lycoming R680 9 Cylinder Radial Engine Table

Currently on display at Decoratum Gallery in London, the Cylinder Radial Engine Table is made from a US Army Boeing-Stearman PT-13 engine acquired from the Canadian Museum of Flight, Langley, British Columbia. Constructed between 1936 and 1938. Price: £ 19,750   


Mophie Juice Pack Reserve

The Mophie Juice Pack Reserve is an emergency keychain power source for the iPhone and iPod. It has a 700mAh battery and elegantly integrated USB cable and 30-pin connector.


Kidrobot Swatch Stop Motion Video

a follow-up to their latest collaboration, Kidrobot and Swatch release a stop motion video highlighting the eight Swatch Gent timepieces and Dunny figurines that were adapted for the artist campaign.  The elaborate project has done its fair share of promotion over the past few weeks, but the impressive stop motion short is likely to be one of the more notable endeavors to date.  Written, directed and produced by Happycentro, the Italian creative group combined a total of 1404 frames to comprise the fluid video that lasts for just under two minutes


Formula 1 Comes To America – Red Bull Racing Takes First Lap In Texas

To celebrate the arrival of the Forumal 1 racing circuit in America, Red Bull Racing produced a really nice clip in Texas, having their F1 showcar chased by cowboys on a ranch. The F1 Circuit of the Americas takes place in Austin, Texas, on November 18th, 2011.


‘On Tour’ Series Furniture

It may look like a rolling amp and speaker cabinet for a rock band, but the On Tour cabinet fromAureate actually conceals shelves and drawers for storing books, games, movies, and what-not.


Orime Mouse by Elecom @ Nendo

The Japanese peripheral company Elecom has released a striking new mouse, the Orime Mouse as designed by Nendo.  This faceted, lo-fi design is an array of flat surfaces meeting on hard edges, with no curves or slopes by nature.  On the functional side, your standard three buttons (with scroll) are in place, as well as a fourth button on the left side of the mouse.  It connects wirelessly using a USB dongle and is available in four different color styles.

 


Léon: The Professional Figure

This unbelievably-detailed Jean Reno figure comes with every accessory a contract assassin needs, as well as other props from the classic action flick. Natalie Portman action figure NOT sold separately.

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Honda NX650 Custom

Kiddo Motors, the trading name of Sergio Armet. He’s a one-man-band running a custom and service workshop in Barcelona, Spain, and this is his first build. “Kiddo Uno” started life as a 1988 Honda NX650 Dominator, but it’s a very different machine now—with deep classic colors and a rich, quilted brown leather seat.


German hot rods from scrap @ Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Frankfurt Motor Show this year has provided many majorsurprises, but some of them even left the audience open-mouthed. Is the case of replicas made ​​of scrap metal and usedauto parts, exposed by a German company, which complies withfidelity design models such as the legendary 300SL GullwingMercedes-Benz, Porsche Spyder or the old Auto Union fireball. The replicas can be purchased, the price of a Mercedes Gullwing reaching 69,000 euros.  Opening the hood or trunk door  brings them closer to the real object replica.

Porsche Spyder – 39000 euro

Auto Union racing model – 54000 euro


Boo the Pomeranian has millions of fans and his own book

He has nearly two million fans and a book deal. But Boo isn’t a reality TV star, actor or a pop singer – he’s a pet dog. The five-year-old Pomeranian has the fame most celebrities dream of after amassing 1.79million fans on social networking site Facebook.  And Boo is also a hit with the ladies. He attracted the attention of Hollywood stars including Khloe Kardashian, who posted a picture of the dog on her blog last year and singer Ke$ha, who Tweeted that Boo was ‘her new boyfriend.’

His owner, who has concealed her identity and location in the U.S. and uses the pseudonym J.H Lee told Time:’My friends loved looking at pictures of him.  ‘We started the first Facebook page as a joke.’

Boo shot to fame when he realised the key to looking so good in photographs is a great haircut. The canine’s unique look is down to an happy accident – his long hair was so knotted, it had to be shaved off.

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Lee said: ‘The groomer said they wouldn’t even be able to get a brush through him. ‘I was really upset when I heard that. But when I picked him up, I found he was actually really cute that way.’

Boo has been busy promoting his new book, a collection of photographs entitled ‘Boo, the life of the world’s cutest dog.’ The £8.99 book features exclusive photographs of Boo ‘doing all his favorite things, lounging around, playing with friends, exploring the whole wide world, and making those famous puppy-dog eyes


Star Wars – New Website

 fans, you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t checked out starwars.com lately, especially in light of the fact that the entire nine-disc Star Wars saga released last week on Blu-Ray, sales of which have already topped a staggering $84 million. So if you haven’t been on the site lately, it might be worth a visit, as the online home of the space epic has been completely redone. The once text-heavy site has been replaced with more rich content, including a Star Wars encyclopedia, video teasers, games and the animated Cone Wars series


GWA Ferrari 340 Competizione

Gullwing America calls it the Ferrari 340 Competizione, as it pays tribute to the original 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico. Only three of those racers were made, and they were designed specifically
to tackle the legendary Carrera Panamericana where, fittingly, Mercedes’ 300 SL dominated.

The modern interpretation takes a Ferrari 456 GT as its starting point, retaining its 470-horsepower 5.4-liter V12 and six-speed manual transmission, but upgrading the aerodynamics, suspension and brakes, draping fresh aluminum bodywork over the mechanicals. The interior likewise pays homage to the 340 Mexico, but packs modern touches like carbon fiber seats.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 Special Edition

To coincide with the launch of Gears of War 3, Microsoft has released this limited edition Xbox 360 bundle. Featuring a full-body custom Gears of War 3 paint job, the 320GB Wi-Fi ready pack also comes with two matching custom-painted wireless controllers, a wireless headset, and a copy of the game. The limited edition Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 hardware pack is available now at video game retailers for $399.99 USD.


San Pellegrino Meets Bulgari Limited Edition Bottle

To mark its 125th anniversary, Italian jewelry manufacturer BVLGARI has teamed with famed sparkling mineral water juggernaut San Pellegrino. The result is a one-of-a-kind gemstone label that will be sold exclusively at BVLGARI’s international touring exhibition in Paris, running through January 2012


Kent HD 100′s

As you can see Kent released a new pack of cigarettes, a long version of Kent 8 HD

 


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