OVAL Vodka, as we all know, unites everything that captures the heart of the connoisseurs – unparalleled purity, incomparable smoothness, intriguing subtlety and ravishing esprit. Now, the OVAl Vodka has taken the bling route, with a brand new limited edition version of the award winning OVAL vodka bottle coming this April. The new bottle will boast cutting-edge design and will be festooned with 7000 Swarovski crystals. Starting this month, the limited edition bottle will be shown on the back bars of the famed clubs. It will be displayed on ‘The Glorifier,’ which is a rotating LCD display unit, highlighting the sparkling Swarovski Crystals. Priced at a cool £3,500 (US $6,922), the OVAL Swarovski Crystal bottle will be available only in exclusive London night clubs such as Embassy, Dolce, Amika, Maya, Tramp, Maddox, and Chinawhite.
While the domain name pizza.com went for a cool $2.6 million to an anonymous buyer, here is yet another domain name that is being up for grabs at a whopping $12 million. The pretty woman in the picture, Kendra Cook, is the very lucky millionaire owner of this domain name. She cites that internet domain names have most recently been recognized as serious investments for growth, commanding the multi-million dollar transactions that translate into an understanding of their intrinsic value as virtual real estate. This website has been operational for a long, at least by internet standards, 8 full years right from 1995 to 2003. In early days, it used to host an online lifestyle magazine along with many, make and build forums and enjoyed great traffic. And in a noble gesture, Kendra Cook wants to contribute her bit to charity and says that she will donate a part of the proceeds from the sale of SUV.com to charitable organizations like Red Cross and Habitat to Humanity. Way to go lady.
This one’s been available for a tick, but ivyskin’s brilliant new iPhone case is just too marvelous to ignore. The Xylo Touch-Thru (T2) claims to be the first case to put a hard shell atop the iPhone’s touch panel which can remain in place as you check your email, respond to a SMS or dial up the local pizza joint. By utilizing Surface Xylo Wave technology, ultrasonic waves are able to permeate through to the display without interference, allowing users to simultaneously keep their precious panel protected ’round the clock while not inhibiting their ability to touch and feel. Not a bad investment…
After exhibiting up and down the eastern seaboard, Brooklyn-based sculptor Mark Andreas has crossed the East River to make his Manhattan debut. Andreas’ Reactive Sculpture Series includes the hulking 400-pound Seed Spreader (pictured), an intimidating machine equipped with three-foot spinning blades. It brilliantly expresses the fear associated with the industrialization of mass food production that, in the words of the artist, “conceptually speaks to the lack of control consumers have over food production.”
Other works include Hanging In Balanceand Avian Reservoir, which also make poignant statements about the human race’s precarious future given the ecological realities of a planet that’s being taxed of its resources.
Leo Kesting Gallery
Ok, it may not be an officially licensed product, but the term Lego-esque certainly applies to this desktop calendar. In true Lego style, the sections can be stacked and configured into any pattern you choose—and changing the date is as simple as smacking the top of each brick. And we all know that relieving some stress by smacking something at the office can be good thing…except when it is a face and/or ass.
If you are a multitasker that receives numerous calls, texts, ims, facebook messages and the like, you may find something useful in the idea behind this Tame Cube concept. Each side of the cube can be customized with a status message of your choosing and can be synced to your devices and applications. For example, if you are driving and don’t want to be distracted, simply turn the cube over to the appropriate message and anyone that tries to contact you will be notified of your situation.
It also features a red-yellow-green color coding system for at-a-glance availability selection. And if you have a little gambler in you, just give the cube a roll for a random excuse. In theory, the whole shebang is wireless and easy to update via the internet, but all that aside, it probably won’t be hitting store shelves anytime soon. Still, the idea itself may have some potential in one form or another.
Via: The Greener Grass
The internet’s an exciting, lively place, full of innovation and wonder, right? Wrong. It’s dying. The cancer that’s slowly killing our internets: the iPhone and Xbox. While it sounds like some fool’s jibba-jabba, it must be true, because an Oxford professor with degrees from Harvard and Yale says so.
Basically, Jonathan Zittrain argues that the wild, woolly nature of the web, with viruses, identify theft, Rickrolling, etc., are frightening for people like your mom, who want a neatly tied-up-in-a-bow kind of experience, even if that extra security means less freedom. (Current event analogy alert!) So, he sees people moving to “tethered appliances” controlled by dictatorial manufacturers, like the iPhone or Xbox, rather than good ol’ open PCs. End result, says the prof is the death of innovation and the internet as we know it.
Of course, this ignores the explosion of open source, which is basically everywhere now. And more and more infamously tight-assed companies are claiming or trying to prove how open they are: Verizon, Microsoft and Comcast, just to name some of the biggies. If anything, it looks like we’re moving toward more openness—and hey, don’t forget that iPhone SDK, doc.
Via: PC World
Releasing this month, “We Come at Night” is a new book looking at the the public works of 13 artists as part of the ‘Outsides’ project.
“A cunning group of street artists is appropriating public spaces with astonishing artistic interventions. We Come at Night introduces the work of thirteen street artists whose artistic interventions are not only aesthetically motivated but also function as razor-sharp social, political and ironic commentary on its surroundings. Featured artists include Akim One Machine, Blu, Brom, Dr. Innocent, JR, Kami & Sasu, Mare 139, Mr. Horse, Nina, Nixfitti, Os Gemeos, Zasd and Zevs. The book contains a DVD with a film documentary by Volker Sattel and Mario Mentrup about the Outsides project initiated by Red Bull.”
The Book is available at Gestalten.
The launch of Grand Theft Auto IV is coming near, and while gaming fans have been looking forward to this for some time, now fashion fans have something to look forward to with the release of the XBox and Rockstar Games latest edition. Karl Lagerfeld will play a guest role on the popular game, hosting his version of the soundtrack.
Players can pick from multiple radio stations for the soundtrack, ranging from licensed songs to new ones. Lagerfeld picked his favorite electronica and dance music and peppered the selection with some of his rapid-fire commentary.
“They had written a politically incorrect dialogue,” the designer said. “I loved it, [particularly] in a time when everybody wants to be so politically correct when they talk.”
He didn’t have to dig too deep to find his music selection. “Music is part of the life of fashion, too,” he said. “Through the famous sound stylist Michel Gaubert, I’m very much ‘au courant’ and know what’s going on.”