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Banksy in Hollywood

22 Feb

 

 

Following the discovery of a string of Banksy drawings around Los Angeles over the past couple of weeks, it appears as though the cunning street artist is back at it again.

Christian Schoeler X Louis Vuitton

24 Jan

Collaborating with Louis Vuitton designer Paul Helbers, German artist Christian Schoeler has designed these leather, handpainted bags. Inspired by 19th century painting, the bags are naturally to become available in very limited numbers across 3 styles (a clutch bag, a larger holdall and a smaller rucksack). “Like an accidental customisation”, Schoeler has explained that the bags represent an artists’ paint-splattered backpack.

Popstar x cokeheads

14 Jan

New Rihanna Promo Pic [NEWS]

21 Oct

She’s looking hot.

It’s being reported that Rihanna will also be doing a sit down interview with Diane Sawyer, which will mark her first interview since the ‘incident’ with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Can’t wait to hear her side of the story, I actually commend her for staying so silent about it.

We await the video for “Russian Roulette” and of course, that new album Rated R.

Peace, Love & Rihanna

Photo: Largest Web-Spinning Spider Found

21 Oct

The golden orb-weaver spider Nephila inaurata lies in wait on a web more than three feet (a meter) wide on the Indian Ocean island of Rodrigues in an undated picture. A related, newfound species, Nephila komaci, is now the largest web-spinning spider known to science, researchers said in October 2009.Photograph by M. Kuntner

Kanye West Through The Wire book

18 Oct

Kanye has teamed up with famed illustrator Bill Plympton to create Through The Wire, a graphic memoir that will include the lyrics to 12 of Yeezy’s most important songs with accompanying illustrations.Hit the jump for more details and a couple of page previews from the book.

This is a rare partnership between two geniuses at the top of their crafts — Kanye West, who was named “the smartest man in hip-hop” by Time magazine, and Bill Plympton, an Academy Award-nominated animator, cartoonist, and illustrator.

Through the Wire is a graphic memoir that illustrates the lyrics of twelve Kanye West songs to tell his story, from his decision to drop out of college to pursue his dreams in music, through his days spent folding chinos at the Gap while struggling at night to make a name as a producer, through the pivotal car accident that eventually set him on the course to stardom and the epiphany of realizing exactly who he had become:

“…They say people in your life are like seasons
And anything that happens is for a reason…”

Plympton illustrates each of the songs in detail, his vision of Kanye’s world. The songs are annotated with explanations of the references in the songs, biographical components that illuminate the lyrics, and their meaning on a deeply personal level.

The result is a one-of-a-kind book that initially grabs you and stays with you forever.

Through The Wire will be available November 10th.

EU, phone makers agree on new single charger|ABC 7 News

29 Jun

BRUSSELS – EU officials say they have reached a deal with mobile phone makers to introduce a new single, more energy efficient charger that can be used for data-enabled handsets.EU Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen says selling a single, standard charger will cut costs to manufacturers and reduce the number of chargers thrown away when consumers buy new phones.

Verheugen says he also wants to see the common charger expand to include other older phones, cameras and laptops in the years ahead.

Under Monday’s accord, phone makers Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Apple, Motorola, Research in Motion and others will introduce the single charger by next year.