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QingBar MP101 projector turns an iPhone into a portable cinema

For those that find the touch screenon their iPod Touch or new 3G iPhone too small, Honlai Technology have introduced their QingBar MP101projector. The portable unit that measures 102mm wide x 76mm long x 54mm high can throw images from 15 to 27-inches onto a wall or screen in a 4:3 aspect ratio at 640 x 480 (VGA) pixel resolution.

It sports Liquid Crystalon Silicon (LCoS) technology and a 5W LED lamp with a life of up to 20,000 hours. The unitcan display 16.7 million colors with a contrast ratio, but a dark room is required with the displayed image only measuring 10-15 lumens. The MP101 supports iPhone or iPod Touch connections and also acts as a recharging docking station, and a composite AV input allows the projection of exterior sources.

For further info visit Honlai Technology.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Design, electronics, Geeks, News, photography, raw art gallery, Technology | , , , | Leave a comment

Collette and Gap New Concept Store in NYC

Beginning September 6th 2008, GAP will team up with Parisian boutique Colette to create an installation for GAP’s concept store in New York City. Items that are currently carried by Colette will be available for purchase, including very hard to find product from all over the world. Located next to the NYC GAP Flagship store, they will be showcasing the first US based Colette store, releasing new stock every week for the month long opening. This collaborative effort will run until October 5th, 2008.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Design, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

disposable repair kits to be mailed out free in the U.S.

Introducing Phix Doctor, a repair kit so unique it received a U.S. Patent. That’s right, Phix Doctor tm  is the world’s first disposable, complete repair kit that works for all board types on the spot in the sun to fix several average size dings in about 3 minutes!. Phix Doctor comes in flexible, airline approved individual use packets direct to your door for a small S&H fee….  


July 22, 2008 Posted by | News, raw art gallery, sports, Surfing, Tel Aviv - Israel, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Frank Gehry New Construction

Frank Gehry has designed an impressive steel and wood construction which was the focus at the latest of Serpentine Gallery annual commissions. Insiration fro thei s pavilion was grasped from places like Da Vinci’s wooden catapult designs to summer beach huts. Well worth taking a look at this piece which is Gehry’s first construction to see the timeof day in England with the London Gallery be welcoming hosts.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Design, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Phibs, Reka, Meggs & Deb exhibition at McCulloch Gallery

Melbourne’s McCulloch Gallery is currently hosting a group exhibition featuring four of Melbourne’s most respected underground artists, Reka, Phibs, Meggs and Deb. As well as showcasing the immense talent of the artists it provides a snapshot of the rich diversity of the Melbourne public art scene.

From intricately woven tribal tattoos to vividly disrupted comic art, surreal creatures to petite female forms, each artist exhibits their own distinct world honed from years of  dedicated application.

The exhibition runs until August 3rd and is open Wednesday-Friday 12pm-6pm, and Saturday 12pm-5pm. 8 Rankins Lane Melbourne (off Lt Bourke St, between Queen and Elizabeth.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery | , , , | Leave a comment

Jekyll Island at Honor Fraser Los Angeles

Honor Fraser in Los Angeles is currently showing their annual summer group show titled, Jekyll Island, curated by Max Henry and Erik Parker. The show features a lot of amazing work from Joep van Liefland, Peter Saul, Glenn Brown, Phoebe Unwin, Jannis Varelas, Ged Quinn, Johaness Atli Hinriksson, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Lizzi Bougatsos, Jin Meyerson, Steve DiBenedetto, Justin Lieberman, Shintaro Miyake, and Frederick Soderberg. The pristine Honor Fraser gallery makes for an awesome setting for the works assembled in this group show, so be sure to make your way over to the gallery before the shows conclusion on August 28th.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery | , , | Leave a comment

Judith Supine Piece In Brooklyn

The streets of NYC have long been the centre of much of Judith Supine’s work over the years. The artist who explores many fascist of life for inspiration and whose work appears in many places around New York I am very pleased to post this latest piece which has been erected in NYC. Attention to detail is second to none with this realistic piece.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Artists, grafiti, News, raw art gallery | , | Leave a comment

Dripsy Group Exhibition

Does it make sense to include graffiti in places devoted to  exhibitions such as museums, art centers or galleries? What is the point of enlarging the theater of graffiti, which is traditionally confined to the public stage or the urban stalls? “Dripsy” offers an exhibition bringing together traditional graffitists who have emerged in contemporary art as fully fledged artists, alongside artists with a new approach to the codes of this world, defined progressively since the 1980’s by a certain type of urban youth. Differentiating themselves from ephemeral art, the works show that an appropriation of the urban space by this esthetic of color, roundness and thickness of matter is possible. They allow us a turbulent replay of the myths and games of childhood while going beyond the “dumb schoolboy fantasy,” a stylistic autograph that states its identity in a completely automated manner to the detriment of creativity and graphic and thematic renewal to finally make a place for itself in the history of the recharging of the art form.

This show also aims to release graffiti from an iconography of names and an esthetic of mark making to rehabilitate the “small nothings” of the urban environment and bring out the harmony of the post-industrial bric-a-brac of wastelands by accommodating supports, forms and themes. It shows that the graff has forged a gap.

Curated by Olivier Robert and Pablo Cots “Dripsy” opened on June 20th at Olivier Robert Galerie in Paris with an exciting collection of names includes Simon Bernheim, Pablo Cots, John Divola, The E.R.S, Olivier Kosta-Thefaine, Didier Marcel, Jon Naar, Franck Scurti, Aurelie Slonina and two personal favourites of mine Barry McGee and Steve Powers.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, grafiti, News, photography, raw art gallery | , | Leave a comment

Tel Aviv – Seizing the Day

The New York Times has an interesting article about Tel Aviv – check it out and watch their pics.


Thanks for the heads up Dolphin.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | News, photography, raw art gallery, Surfing, Tel Aviv - Israel, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment