DESIGN | FIRST GLIMPSE OF NEW STAR WARS EPISODE VII STORMTROOPER HELMETS

August 15, 2014  |  Design, Film  |  Comments Off

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Inside sources (who by this point are probably no longer "inside") have leaked images of the new Stormtrooper helmets appearing in the forthcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars Episode VII film. Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, these helmets clearly demonstrate the logical evolution in form from the classic helmets of Read More

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DESIGN | THE LOTUS BUILDING IN WUJIN, CHINA

August 12, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Home to some of the most banal and sublime modern architecture, China has just unveiled a stunning new sculptural building Called the Lotus Building that falls into the latter category. Located in the heart of Wujin, the burgeoning southern district of Changzhou, Jiangsu PRC, the structure and the surrounding 3.5 hectare People’s Park have been designed by Australian firm Read More

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DESIGN | KEIICHI TANAAMI’S PSYCHEDELIC HONDA NX650 FOR SUPER EYEWEAR

July 30, 2014  |  art, Design, Film  |  Comments Off

As an homage to the biker influence of their current "Motorpsycho" sunglasses collection, eyewear brand Super commissioned legendary Japanese psychedelic pop artist Keiichi Tanaami to customize a 1988 Honda NX650 from Italian bike shop Basic Garage with his trademark hallucinogenic graphics and some bold bodywork in a collab we never could have imagined. Read More

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DESIGN | MAURIZIO CATTELAN’S L.O.V.E. SNOW GLOBE AT MoMA

July 9, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Celebrated bad boy Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is renowned for facetious sculptures and installations that poke fun at popular culture, history, and religion in a manner that is at once irreverent and bitingly critical. MoMA has many of Cattelan’s best-known pieces in its collection, and in 1998 his work was featured in the ongoing

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DESIGN | OS GEMEOS PAINT THE BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TEAM PLANE FOR WORLD CUP 2014

May 27, 2014  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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Identical twin street art phenoms & longtime Supertouch buddies Os Gemeos (aka: Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo) have brought their formidable visual skills to the forthcoming World Cup by painting their Brazilian National Team's plane (though we're not sure why they need one when the WC is in Brasil). Unlike traditional plane graphics where the design is applied to the jet's surface using

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DESIGN | THE MINI SUPERLEGGERA VISION: THE CONCEPT MINI NEEDS TO MAKE

May 24, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Built by Mini and Touring Superleggera as a concept for this month's Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, the Mini Superleggera Vision is a low-slung, vaguely Mini-themed two-seat concept roadster that Mini says blends “Modern Britishness” with Read More

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DESIGN | “THE ABC OF ARCHITECTS” SHORT FILM

April 30, 2014  |  Architecture, Design, Film  |  Comments Off

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Anyone feeling a bit short on their knowledge of great architecture need look no further than the new animated short "The ABC of Architects." Created by animators Andrea Stinga and Federico Gonzalez, the piece traces 26 of the world's most influential architects, from Alvar Aalto to Zaha Hadid and their most famous structures.

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DESIGN | AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM CANDLES

April 21, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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In an effort to raise awareness of various humanitarian crises such as women's & children's rights, fair treatment of prisoners, and the lessening of violence, Amnesty International has teamed up with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and artistic duo Coarse on a new line of “Freedom Candles” to raise profits for the humanitarian organization. Ostensibly, the candles are sculptural Read More

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ANDY WARHOL’S UPPER EAST SIDE 1342 LEXINGTON AVE TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE

April 24, 2013  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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What would you be willing to pay to live in the space that played host to Andy Warhol's intensely private and enigmatic personal life during his most fertile and formative creative years? If $5,795,000 USD doesn't stop your watch, 1342 Lexington Avenue might just be within reach. Originally purchased in 1959 for the then princely sum of $60,000 USD, Warhol spent the next 15 years alone in this Upper East Side townhouse with his reclusive mother Julia and ultimately 25 cats, all of whom were named Sam, where the ground floor also doubled as his painting studio and first official "Warhol Factory." Read More

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DESIGN: INSIDE MARC NEWSON’S LONDON HOME

April 8, 2013  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Modern design icon and past Supertouch collaborator Marc Newson's London home is a study of rustic modern architecture that serves as a comfortable foil to his normally space age sleek design sensibility in this artist-guided tour.

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