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Pocket Artillery

Remember that tiny cannon you could fit in your hand? Now you can own your very own, and fire tiny but destructive BBs across the room. pre-order here – link 

 


Kaweco AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen

Since 1883 Kaweco of Germany has been applying their company motto “small in the pocket, great in the hand” in their efforts to produce high end writing implements. Case in point: the AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen ($112), which embodies the company motto right down the last dotted ‘I’ and crossed ‘T’. The pen is constructed from matte finish aluminum with carbon fiber inlays, a sturdy screw on cap and a stainless steel nib. When closed it measures a pocket-friendly 4.1″, but when the pen is opened, it’s 5.6″ inch stature not only feels great in the hand, but lends its user a great deal of handling confidence.


Hublot Chukker Bang

This year, Hublot will be revealing their new Chukker Bang watch at the Polo Gold Cup in Gstaad. Inspired by the world of polo and in conjunction with polo player Facundo Pieres, the Chukker Bang is a 44mm Big Bang watch, equipped with a titanium grill, affixed to its bezel, in order to further protect the sapphire crystal. The grill can be removed though and put back on when needed. Only 500 numbered pieces of the watch will be produced and it also comes in a version with a diamond encrusted grill.


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Welcome to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi the largest indoor and the only Ferrari branded theme park in the world, with 20 Ferrari inspired rides and attractions and a priceless collection of more than 30 vintage and contemporary Ferraris.

Featuring high adrenaline rides, fun learning attractions suitable for guests of all ages and a unique taste of Italy through its authentic dining experiences, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the premier family entertainment centre in the region. Every ride incorporates Ferrari design and technology, offering an engaging and interactive multisensory experience that truly brings the Ferrari story to life.

 

 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is one of the signature features of Yas Island, a 2,500 hectare island dedicated to leisure, entertainment and lifestyle.

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Happy birthday MTV – 30 years

MTV launched on August 1st, 1981 at 12:01 a.m. The first images broadcast were the launch of the Apollo 11, followed by a video for the Buggles song “Video Killed The Radio Star.”

The original Logo


Porsche Design P’6520 Compass Watch

Porsche Design welcomes the P’6520 compass watch. Initially spotted back in March, further information now comes to light about this new release, produced in a limited run of only 911 pieces

“The P’6520 Compass Watch comes in two parts: the upper part is a precision three-hand watch, whose luminescent hands are driven by the automatic SW300 Sellita calibre. The date appears at 3 o’clock on the dial. The lower part of the watch opens to reveal a liquid compass that can be easily removed. The watch is available with a compass for both the northern as well as the southern hemisphere. In order to find one’s bearings with this instrument, a scratch-resistant mirror has been installed on the rear of the watch part and on top of the compass. When opened, the two mirrors click into place at 45 degree.”


Epitaph Cruiser by Autum

The Epitaph began as a humble cruiser, but has been bulked up and given a truly rugged finish. Each Epitaph bike features a custom crafted wheel set that allows a mount of 4 low profile tires. The seat, grips & frame inserts, also made from scratch, are fashioned with obsessively selected aged leather. Laser engraved Roman Numerals on the seat identify build number. Limited production run of (12). Designed by Autumn.


Bee-bearding contest in China

A 42-year-old beekeper in China has won a bee-bearding competition in Shaoyang, Hunan province. Wang Dalin attracted 26.86kg of bees on to his body in 60 minutes to win


Nole Goes to Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic has won his first Wimbledon title, and he beat defending champion Rafael Nadal to do it.

Djokovic was already guaranteed to take over the No. 1 ranking from the Spaniard on Monday. He extended his mastery over Nadal this season with a fifth straight head-to-head victory Sunday, winning 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

 


Justin Timberlake buys MySpace

Justin Timberlake is to take a “major role” in the new direction of Myspace after he emerged as one of those behind a $35m deal for the ailing social network.

The singer turned actor, who starred as Facebook investor Sean Parker in the Hollywood hit The Social Network, took a stake in Myspace along with the online advertising company, Specific Media.

The unlikely entrepreneur will “lead the business strategy” for the fallen social network, the Specific Media chief executive Tim Vangerhook, said on announcing the $35m deal on Wednesday evening. In an interview with AdAge, Vanderhook said Timberlake, 30, had put his own money into buying Myspace, but refused to disclose how much. He confirmed that the former N Sync singer will have an office in Myspace but that he was “probably not going to be there every day”.

Timberlake said in a statement: “There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place.Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalise Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”


Google Latest – What do you love?

Google has launched a new, mysterious service called What Do You Love?. It’s a simple search box, similar to the one on Google’s homepage, but it returns results from over 20 different Google services, including Google Translate, Trends, YouTube, Maps, Groups etc.

The results are presented in little boxes which can, in some cases, be expanded by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner; if you need even more results, you can always click the button in the upper right corner of the box and go directly to the chosen service.

The service is  located on the address www.wdyl.com and google.com/whatdoyoulove/ , but so far there is no info about it on google blogs.


Shot up Porsche

The owner of a Porsche 911, that had engine problems, preferred instead of a 20.000$ repair bill,to donate it to a group that supports the right to own a gun.

First shots Video


Switch Plugs & Infinite USB

Designer Gonglue Jiang, currently studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, is onto something with this design concept. Switch Plug – Plug it in while the switch is in its off position, and there’s less of a chance of sparks or shocks.

This is not Jiang’s first encounter with plugs — he also created this colorful design he calls “Infinite USB,” giving you the ability to daisychain USB plugs, solving that problem of the reduced number of USB ports on many laptops


Facebook Expansion Limits

Although it approaches 700 million users worldwide, the site’s growth has slowed for the second month in a row. The number of people using Facebook during May fell in the US, UK, Canada, Norway and Russia, according to new data.

While the  UK, Norway and Russia all saw falls of more than 100,000 users, in the US the site lost about 6 million users since the begining of  May, now totalling 149.4 million users.  Also in  Canada,  Facebook lost in the same period 1.52 million users, now totalling 16.6 million users.

Although some countries are starting to loose users, in  May  Facebook added in total another 11.8 million users, but the numbers are going down as for the past year, 20 million users were typically added each month.  In total the number of  “monthly active” users  (who log in at least once per month) has reached 687 million.

Eric Eldon of Inside Facebook noted that “by the time Facebook reaches around 50% of the total population in a given country (plus or minus, depending on internet access rates in that country), growth generally slows to a halt … So far, Facebook has been able to make up stalls and losses with big gains in heavily populated developing countries like Mexico, Brazil, India and Indonesia.”

He notes that if it is allowed into China, that growth could take off again towards 1 billion users – although he adds that getting inside the country “could both give it access to hundreds of millions of users and compromise its reputation in the US and many other countries around the world”.

Despite the  fall, the US still saw a 23% overall growth in users between May 2010 and May 2011 to 155.2 million users, while the UK grew by 10% to 29.9 million in the same period. The US is the largest country in terms of users overall, with Indonesia second with 36.4m, followed by the UK and Turkey.

The slowing growth in user numbers may indicate that Facebook has hit the limits of expansion in the countries where it was first successful – and perhaps even that some early adopters from those countries have stopped using it.

 


Seoul’s Floating Island

The South Korean capital Seoul is now home to the world’s largest artificial floating island, recently opened on the Han river. It is made up of three inter-connected centres for concerts, conventions, exhibitions, water sports and restaurants. The authorities hope the island will become a major attraction for South Koreans and foreign visitors alike.

The public and private-funded project has cost the equivalent of more than 60 million euros and is at the heart of a major river renaissance plan.



1923 Leica 0-Serie Nr.107

A Leica camera from 1923 was sold at auction Saturday,in Vienna, for a world record 1.32 million euros

1923 Leica 0-Serie Nr.107. This is the 7th camera of the Leica 0-series. Only approximately 25 of these cameras were produced to test the market in 1923, 2 years before the commercial introduction of the Leica A. It is the only camera known with “Germany” engraving on the top plate. The factory record indicates delivery to New York for patent applies. This means that this camera is not only one of the major existing rarities, it is also the first Leica being exported

But in my opinion to pay that amount of money on something you’ll never gone use as it was intended, but most likely put in a showcase, it’s just Stupid.

 

 


Theatre of Dreams

It was not to be one of those special Man United nights..( Fc Barcelona – Man United 3-1)

It would have been to nice to score another trophy this year after the Premier League title, with which Sir Alex Ferguson kept his promise when he first arrived on Old Trafford ,25 Years ago : The important thing is to beat Liverpool :))) is his own words :  “knock Liverpool off their perch ( by winning their 19 title Man United became the most successful team in English football history)

I wonder what Mourinho will say when he will come to replace Fergie on the Theatre of Dreams 


“I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it. Football. Bloody hell.”

Sir Alex Ferguson after the Uefa Champions League Final in 1999, 2-1 in overtime against Bayern Munich :“I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it. Football. Bloody hell.”

Tonight it’s that time again the Manchester United show in finals. :)) Sir Alex Ferguson reached his 4th final, and the two he won, as you remember were full of drama. After the ’99 final with the final minutes drama of Bayern, and the ’08 final, against Chelsea FC ,  when the penalties were to remember, I wonder what they will be able to produce tonight..

So I hope tonight on Wembley we will see a re-edit of the 1968 final when believe it or not Manchester United played against SL Benfica, went to overtime, where they managed to score 3 goals in the first 10 minutes of the first half of overtime :) (4-1 final score, Wembley stadium 1968) Plus and it’s a big Plus, someone must finally defeat Fc Barcelona (secretly Mourinho Fan)

1999 Final

2007 Final

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Crash Art

Dirk Skreber is one of the leading contemporary German artists. For Skreber, natural disasters, car crashes and near-miss train accidents become monumental icons of beauty.

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“If I had to nitpick, and obviously I do”

Two videos from Top Gear, added to youtube in may.

The Porsche 911 Turbo and an ageing VW Beetle go head-to-head in an extraordinary one-mile drag race. Richard Hammond in the Porsche must cover the distance on the ground while the Beetle is dropped from a helicopter.

Jeremy Clarkson subjects the Skoda Yeti to a remarkable road test involving a tattooist, fire and a helicopter which just so happened to be circling the Top Gear track


Creative Belt Buckles

It’s all in the accessories, here are some of my favourite belt buckle designs – full gallery inside

 Park your car leather belt buckle

 Retro Camera Belt Buckle

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Sun Is Shining

My glasses, my glasses! I can’t be seen without my glasses – remember Johny Bravo

Sunglasses for this summer - full gallery inside

Wesc and Super Sunglasses

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Goosfraba

This is for all those idiots out there that actually believed the world would come to an end on the 21st of May. – GooSfraba 



Palme d’Or

The winner of the Palme d’Or(Cannes film festival) in 2011 is director Terrence Malick

The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick is back at Cannes for the first time since he won best director  for “Days of Heaven” in 1978. Brad Pitt and Sean Penn costar this time around.


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