Friday, January 30, 2009
Another For The Ladies Post (though I never tire from looking at Rihanna), this one is lifted this from my homegirl Sham, becauseI figured my lady friends would truly appreciate it. Rihanna did her thing at the Superbowl Pepsi Smash concert in Tampa, and hit them with some boots that are, in my opinion, a harmonious mixture of frightening and fashionable! I know couple of girls who would kill these!
Here's a weird take on renewable energy -- do you have pests? Specifically, houseflies?
Then you might be interested in this "carnivorous lamp," which appears to be designed to catch flies, feed on them and use energy generated through that to power LEDs.
Only problem is it looks like a tiny disco ball or something.
Flies and moths are naturally attracted to light. This lamp shade has holes based on the form of the pitcher plant enabling access for the insects but no escape. Eventually they expire and fall into the microbial fuel cell underneath. This generates the electricity to power a series of LEDs located at the bottom of the shade. These are activated when the house lights are turned off.
The sneakers are ill...the pieces are dope! I'd like to trade in my old Sylvester and Tweety pieces please.
props to Sham!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Details are scarce, including the official name of this beautiful piece of machinery. Nonetheless, it's set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. You can shut down any major event, and pick up that sexy tree-hugging chick on the way! SWEET!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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First Marvel Comics, now Mad Magazine. President Barack Obama, who was given the illustrious honor of appearing on the cover of Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" comic earlier this month, is now being spoofed courtesy of Mad magazine. Playing off the theme of his 'first 100 days,' the magazine's cover features a stressed-out Obama puffing away on cigarettes as he scans dire newspaper headlines during his "first 100 minutes."
D&G will be releasing a line of cosmetics this March...yadda yadda yadda...Scarlett is fine!
via Get Kempt
“We wanted to create makeup with a scent. Domenico and I remember when we were children and opened our mother’s handbags — the scent of her lipstick trailed out. I observed that when women open makeup, they smell it first.” Stefano Gabbana.
Often described by journalists and bloggers--and rightfully so--as bordering on soft amateur pornography, American Apparel fully embraces the reputation with a new wave of ads that feature women from the adult industry as models.
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Monday, January 26, 2009
New series of posts called "Recession News" as I am completely amazed at the how badly things are going around the world. Some say its the everything coming to and end...I patiently wait, and try and spend and save as much as I can simultaneously. What good is your savings account if everyone is gone. Anyway, with jobs going like hot cakes just having one will be enough to stunt on a motherfu**ah!
WASHINGTON — The recession is killing jobs at an alarming pace, with tens of thousands of new layoffs announced Monday by some of the biggest names in American business _ Pfizer, Caterpillar and Home Depot.
More pink slips, pay freezes and other hits are expected to slam workers in the months ahead as companies desperately look for ways to survive.
...the mounting toll was visible Monday as roughly 40,000 more U.S. workers got the grim news.
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I just grabbed the screenshot. I can co-sign a most of what's going here, but there are a few things here that are just off my fashion compass. Check the rest of the photos here.
There's no doubt Obama-style infiltrated the masses, and political T-shirts are normally widespread during an election. But when Jane Aldridge pointed us to a Bruce Weber shot in Italian Vogue, we realized that the Barack-street-style look has actually gone high fashion.
Friday, January 23, 2009
"The La Perla woman makes the effort, but makes things look effortless. For Valentine's Day she wants to look her best and makes sure she takes care of her man. On Valentine's Day, she reserves a suite at the Greenwich Hotel, complete with a view of the New York harbor and a cozy fireplace. She buys several sets of La Perla lingerie, and takes her time to prepare so everything is just so. She then awaits for her man's arrival and presents the ultimate Valentine's gift - herself."
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
PARIS — Marc Jacobs and the Louis Vuitton men’s studio director Paul Helbers have some design competition this season. Kanye West, who was sitting front row at the Vuitton show, has designed a line of five LV sneakers. Only one design, above, was featured in the show — a monochromatic midtop with no frills, save for a quilted flap in the back, all the easier to tuck pants into. “The inspiration came from a jacket with a huge collar in the movie ‘Dune,’ ” West says. “Most sneakers focus on the tongue, so I wanted to do something different.” West knows whereof he speaks: he says he has no idea how many shoes he owns, but he does know that he routinely needs to send shipments off to storage. The LV-meets-Kanye kicks will be available at Louis Vuitton stores in June.
*UPDATE* Featured at Louis show in Paris
Art Marcovici has probably just put, who I'd consider the previous king of ostentatious pieces of art, Damien Hirst in check mate with this grandiose display of capitalism. The piece “One Billion Dollars” consists of 10 million 100 USD notes on 12 standard pallets totalling $1,000,000,000. Coming to an art gallery nowhere near the hood soon! WOW…
via get kempt
AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women is an annual list compiled by AM readers and staff, ranking the famous females deemed to be the year's most alluring. Readers are asked to look beyond sex appeal and beauty to pick women who have the characteristics they value in a potential companion, like intelligence, humor, charisma, and ambition. The result is a list that acts as the definitive gauge for identifying what modern men desire most in their female companions. After a month-long voting period that saw more than 10 million votes cast, the ballots have closed, the tallying is complete, and the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2009 are ready to be revealed.
Toronto was definitely represented sufficiently down in DC for in the inaugural events over the last few days. As testament to this, yesterday my man T-Rexxx hit me up to let me know about the airing of the Get On The Bus: T.O. Supports Obama trip footage on Much Music, but I was still in DC at the time so I missed it. I am working on the actually footage, but check the blog post here.
I am back off hiatus, and will be return to the regularly scheduled program here at go&d! I had an amazing few days in the District of Columbia, and will be hitting you with little gems from the trip very soon! In the meantime, for anyone who hasn't seen this video, or just needs to see it again this is the First Lady, and commander-in-chief's first dance dressed to the nines. Sidenote* Happy Birthday Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Italian luxury goods house Salvatore Ferragamo has come out with the ne plus ultra of trench coats: a full-length, double-breasted model made entirely of the worlds finest black crocodile skin, priced at $250,000. The coat features epaulettes, D-rings, forearm straps and a silk lining.
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The allure of cartoon characters on jewelry eludes me but there must be a market for it since we've seen a fair amount of it on the market. Simmons Jewelry Company, Russell Simmons's company and Nickolodeon have partnered on a new fine jewelry and watch line inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants, The line will include pieces in gold, silver and enamel and products will sell for $150 to $75,000. The line will debut in the fall. The 12-carat total weight diamond-encrusted SpongeBob pendant shown here will be auctioned off for charity with proceeds benefiting Simmons's Diamond Empowerment Fundwhich funds schools in Africa. Simmons Jewelry is also the creator of the Hello Kitty fine jewelry line.
In celebration of the release of NOTORIOUS in theatres today I thought this old school Puff joint was fitting.
*SIDENOTE* Remember those mad rapper skits? “...this ni**a dancing in the rain with kids climbing up mountains and sh*t!" LOL
In coincidental tandem my brother blog Dream Stations has posted King Of New York as part of the on going series of Friday Night Classic films today! Frank White bitch! Check it out.
Mr. Obama’s election set off a boom in merchandise, official or otherwise, that has come to be called Obamabilia. Among the myriad offerings are coins, plaques, plates, clothing, magazines, newspapers, books, posters, DVDs, jewelry, dolls, greeting cards and jigsaw puzzles.
By some estimates, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Obama treasures, trinkets and tchotchkes have been sold since Election Day.
As Mr. Obama prepares to be sworn in on Tuesday as the 44th president, the hoopla is reaching a higher level with a round of products and advertisements pegged to the inauguration.The new items include bottles of Hennessy Cognac, bearing labels that read “44”; commemorative issues of publications like The New Yorker, Newsweek, USA Today and The Washington Post; and T-shirts from the Presidential Inaugural Committee that urge “Be the change.”
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Diddy goes in and talks on the passing of Biggie and how it has affected people all around the world, as well as the filming of the movie. Also check out parts 2 - 3 - 4
Props to eskay!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
*BONUS* Busta Rhymes feat. Freeway - Conglomerate (RMX)
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The chance to be the caretaker of a tiny tropical island in Australia has sparked so much interest around the world that a rush of applications crashed the website advertising the post.
The job, which offers a salary of $105,000 to spend six months on the Great Barrier Reef island of Hamilton, has been inundated with hundreds of thousands of prospective candidates.
An official from the state of Queensland, which is offering the position, said the job was created as an antidote to the global economic slump and was being advertised in 18 countries including the United States and China.
Barack Obama's office has released the new official presidential portrait. The photograph was taken by new official White House photographer Pete Souza, and marks the first time a presidential portrait was taken with a digital camera.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
After the controversial April 2008 Vogue cover, which featured the Cleveland Cavaliers star with (now-engaged) Gisele Bundchen in a King Kong like pose, LeBron James appears on the February 2009 GQ cover.Read the article at GQ.com.
"LONG LIVE THE KING!" the cover-line shouts, "LeBron James is only 24 and just getting started."
The cover article, written by Joel Lovell and photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg, tells the tale of six GQ staffers who challenged LeBron to a game of basketball.
“City of God’s Son” is an experimental hip-hop opera starring Nas, Jay Z, Ghostface, Biggie Smalls, Raekwon, Samuel Jackson, Delroy Lindo, and Laurence Fishburne. It is a crime drama/coming of age tale of three fictitious characters growing up in a crime ridden mythical city in a jungle. This project explores the icon of the gangster in modern media, and weaves musical history and gangster film history into an operatic music based story of brotherhood and survival. An homage to 90’s New York hip-hop, “City of God’s Son” is the redefinition of the remix. Featuring legendary soul singer Joe Bataan. A sound film/hip hop opera by Kenzo Digital. To download the entire project for FREE and for more info please visit: City of God’s Son
LAS VEGAS — James Bond and Dick Tracy fans are likely to queue up for this soon. The new watch phone from LG is one of the coolest gadgets at the CES 2009 show.
At a press event today, LG USA President Michael Ahn showed a working demo of the device. It's a surprisingly slim watch that has a touchscreen phone, 3G and Bluetooth capabilities. It also has a camera that can take photos and small videos.
Worn on the wrist, the phone looks like any ordinary watch displaying the time but when a call comes in, the screen changes. Just raise your hand a little closer to your mouth, press a button and you can talk into the watch through the speakerphone capability.
The watch phone is expected to go into production mid-year though the company did not offer any details on pricing.
How did I miss this? Why was I not informed! Given the snow, and sub-zero temperature HBO On Demand will be seeing a lot of action for next little while.
The second season of the show is now set to premiere on January 18th, 2009 on HBO. The first episode of the season has been made available for streaming at http://www.hbo.com/conchords
Monday, January 12, 2009
One of the biggest/expected award for the night! Some of my other favourites Slum Dog Millionaire, 30 Rock, Mad Men, and John Adams cleaned up rather nicely as well!
NEW YORK — They play brother and sister on "Dexter." Now in real life, Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are husband and wife. Hall's spokesman, Craig Bankey, said on Friday that the couple eloped in California on New Year's Eve. They'll walk the red carpet together at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday _ the first time publicly acknowledging their relationship.
Hall, 37, and Carpenter, 29, just finished the third season of "Dexter," the Showtime series in which Hall plays the murderous title character. They've been quietly dating for about a year and a half.
At their wedding, Carpenter's grandfather's wedding band was attached to her bouquet of white roses.
I have heard about inflation, but this is just ridiculous! (Approx. 231 million %) The crazy part is, it only equates to about $1 USD. I suppose amidst a war, and little to no gold, oil, or diamonds in the country it pretty difficult to keep it's economic situation alive.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- Zimbabwe's central bank will introduce a $50 billion note -- enough to buy just two loaves of bread -- as a way of fighting cash shortages amid spiraling inflation.
The country's acting finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, made the announcement in a government gazette released Saturday.
Although Chinamasa did not give the date on which the $50 billion and new $20 billion notes would come into circulation, an official at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said the notes would be distributed to all banks by the end of Monday.
Zimbabwe is grappling with hyperinflation now officially estimated at 231 million percent, and its currency is fast losing its value. As of Friday, one U.S. dollar was trading at around ZW$25 billion.
When the government issued a $10 billion note just three weeks ago, it bought 20 loaves of bread. That note now can purchase less than half of one loaf.
Realizing the worthlessness of the currency, the RBZ has allowed most goods and services to be charged in foreign currency. As a result, grocery purchases, government hospital bills, property sales, rent, vegetables and even mobile phone recharge cards are now paid for in foreign currency, as the worthless Zimbabwe dollar virtually ceases to be legal tender.
Once a regional economic model, Zimbabwe is in the throes of an economic crisis, with unemployment running at more than 80 percent and many families unable to afford a square meal. President Robert Mugabe's critics blame his policies for the economic meltdown, but he says the West is sabotaging his efforts.
In order to attract foreign currency, Zimbabwe's central bank has, since September, licensed at least 1,000 shops to sell goods in foreign currency. All mobile phone service providers are now licensed to accept foreign exchange for airtime and other services.
John Robertson, an economist in Zimbabwe, said he's puzzled by the introduction of the $50 billion and $20 billion notes.
"I am not really sure what these notes would be for," he said. "No one now accepts the local currency. It is a waste of resources to print Zimbabwe dollar notes now. Who accepts a currency that loses value by almost 100 percent daily?"
In August, the RBZ slashed ten zeros from the currency. But the zeroes have bounced back with more vigor.
A power-sharing deal between Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai signed in September, and brokered by former South African leader Thabo Mbeki, raised hopes of halting Zimbabwe's plunge into economic destruction.
But the pact has stalled over the allocation of key cabinet ministries, with Tsvangirai accusing Mugabe of grabbing all key posts such as defense, home affairs, local government, foreign affairs and finance.
WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama plans to take his first international trip to Canada.
Transition aides said Saturday that Obama picked the United States' northern neighbor as his first venture outside the country as president. Aides say they could not discuss the date for the trip or its agenda.
A transition official says aides to the president-elect and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussed the trip in recent days. But the official says Obama and Harper themselves have not directly discussed the trip.
Obama meets Monday with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, his first in-person meeting with a world leader since winning election.
U.S. presidents typically use Canada as their first international trip.
"It's good news, a sign of the importance of this relationship to both countries. We look forward to hosting the new president," Kory Teneycke, Harper's press secretary, said from Ottawa. "The fact remains that our two countries are very important trading partners to one another, that we are friends and allies."
Friday, January 9, 2009
WASHINGTON — Spider-Man has a new sidekick: The president-elect.
Barack Obama collected Spider-Man comics as a child, so Marvel Comics wanted to give him a "shout-out back" by featuring him in a bonus story, said Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief.
"How great is that? The commander in chief to be is actually a nerd in chief," Quesada said. "It was really, really cool to see that we had a geek in the White House. We're all thrilled with that."
The comic starts with Spider-Man's alter-ego Peter Parker taking photographs at the inauguration, before spotting two identical Obamas.
Parker decides "the future president's gonna need Spider-Man," and springs into action, using basketball to determine the real Obama and punching out the impostor.
Obama thanks him with a fist-bump.
Marvel comics have featured most presidents, but generally in walk-on roles, Quesada said.
"I think President Nixon might have appeared on the cover, but not in a good way," he said.
Obama has said that as a child, he collected Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comic books. His Senate Web site used to have a photo of him posing in front of a Superman statue.
The Obama story is a bonus in Marvel Comic's Amazing Spider-Man #583, available in comic book shops nationwide on Jan. 14 for $3.99 and is expected to sell out, with half the covers devoted to Obama.
If you're like me...and have not converted to the Mac side yet, but is struggling to cope with the annoyances of Microsoft Vista. There may be some hope yet! Microsoft is releasing the beta version of Windows 7 today, and though it's a beta I don't see how it can be any worse than Vista is currently! If you're interested head over to official download site.
From the sampled-based hip-hop of Run-DMC and De La Soul to Gregg Gillis' lift-happy releases under the moniker Girl Talk, creative borrowing has been at the center of a musical copyfight cyclone that threatens to underwhelm us all.
The song remains the same, so to speak: We call it recycling. The man calls it stealing.
The fact that Feed the Animals became one of the most acclaimed releases of 2008 is instructive, given that the disc was built wholly from digitally rearranged samples of pop music's hottest hits from across the temporal spectrum.
And it's not like it was hard to spot them: From Ludacris and Outkast to the Spencer Davis Group, the samples stuck out like sore virtual thumbs. That was, after all, the point.
The copyfight mechanism that has claimed Pittsburgh-based Gillis as its center is explored in the forthcoming movie RiP: A Remix Manifesto, which lands online and onscreen March 15. The film, billed as the world's first open source documentary, analyzes the current strain of creative borrowing and capitalization with the help of Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Lessig, Gilberto Gil and more.
Wired.com caught up with Gillis by e-mail to chat about RiP, copyfight, tour vlogging and why he's advertising that he's a PC rather than a Mac.
Burger King has created an application for Facebook that allows users to delete 10 friends in exchange for a free Whopper.
Taking Klondike's "What would you do for a Klondike Bar?" motif to the next level, Burger King invites Facebook users to sacrifice 10 of their friends on the social networking site for a coupon for a free sandwich:
"What would you do for a free WHOPPPER? Now is the time to put your fair-weather web friendships to the test. Install WHOPPER Sacrifice on your Facebook profile, and we'll reward you with a free flame-broiled WHOPPER when you sacrifice 10 of your friends."
Sacrificed friends show up in a user's news feed. AdWeek offers more details on the promotion.
Billy Ocean! Yeah, I went there...so if you don’t know, now you know! You want some more!? Well, I’m not surprised...Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The results are finally here: the best of the best and the very highly commended of the rest, as chosen by our esteemed panel of judges - Kanye West, Jean Nouvel, Ines de la Fressange, Marc Newson, Sir Ken Adam and Stefano Pilati. Browse the winners and runners-up below. And check out the current issue (W* 119) for the full portfolio of portraits of our judges as well as extended text on the winning entries.Read the rest of the story here.