The culmination of JBL’s three-city tour celebrating the launch of the Synchros S700 Headphone, will take place this weekend in New York City. DJ D-Nice and DJ Wonder will provide the soundtrack for a day party overlooking the city from the rooftop of the Dream Hotel. The #DareToListen experience kicked off in Los Angeles and went on to Miami. The New York finale is one you don’t want to miss.
If you thought your bounce house days were over, think again. Design collective Numen/For Use's recent installation ‘Net Blow Up’ will bring back nostalgic memories with what is essentially a bounce house for adults. The inflatable structure was recently on display in Yokohama, Japan and is an inflatable, box-like space with buoyant black webs fitted tightly inside inviting visitors to climb around the space and bounce off the ceiling, walls and floor.
VILLA, the premier urban lifestyle fashion retailer, has partnered with Timberland to release 1,200 pairs of the JTM (Ruby Red) Boot – modeled after Timberland’s iconic 6” silhouette – in an effort to make the world a better place.
Nicknamed the “JTM boot,” 10% of sales will benefit the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club in Philadelphia, PA – the first Boys Club to serve African Americans. Money raised will also support programming for the VILLA Teen Center established at the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club.
Learn more about the boot on GQ.com.
FiftyThree, the maker of the popular iPad creativity app Paper, has released its first venture into hardware with their new stylus, Pencil. The stylus is designed to work directly with the Paper app, and to give users more control when using the app. Pencil communicates with the app after a simple, two-second “kiss-to-pair” connection, syncing via Bluetooth.
When connected, the app rejects palm movements against the tablet, allowing users to draw smoothly. Users can also blend colors directly on the page using their fingers, or fix mistakes with Pencil’s eraser.
Pencil is designed to work specifically with Paper, but it also works just as well as a stylus on other touchscreen devices. The stylus is available in a walnut finish, made from sustainable hardwood ($59.95), as well as a more modern aluminum finish ($49.95), and is available for purchase in time for the holiday season.
(Source: Fast Company)
Capturing that perfect photo has never been more important since apps such as Instagram have hit the scene. Enter the Panono Panoramic Ball Camera, essentially a ball that you toss up into the air, capturing a 360-degree spherical panoramic photo at its highest point.
The Panono uses 36 perfectly timed cameras that capture every angle simultaneously thanks to a highly sensitive internal accelerometer that knows exactly when the ball has reached its highest point. As soon as your camera ball takes a shot, the images are automatically downloaded to the Panono mobile app, allowing for instant viewing. The Panono can also be transfixed to a pole for more strategic photos.
The Panomo is set to retail for $600, but by preordering through their Indiegogo campaign early adopters can get a $100 discount.
In terms of innovation, 2013 is certainly going to end on a high note. The UK town of Milton Keynes is close to premiering a self-driving car. The town plans to replace its local buses and introduce 100 self-driving pods to run between the city’s central train station, shopping center, and office parks beginning in 2015.
The 2 passenger pods will cost £2 per trip and can be reserved through a smartphone app. They will be fully electric, with motors mounted at each wheel and charging handled by an inductive system set up along the route. A full rollout is expected in 2017.
In celebration of Damien Hirst’s ‘Relics’ exhibit at the Al Riwaq Exhibition Space in Qatar, the artist teamed up with Miuccia Prada to create a pop-up juice bar.
Housed in a Bedouin tent, the ‘Prada Oasis and Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy Juice Bar’ was designed to replicate Hirst’s 1990s ‘Pharmacy Restaurant’ exhibit and a nearby Prada boutique once housed in a traditional sheep hair tent. For the project, Prada created 20 limited edition ‘Entomology’ Plexiglas bags, which encase bejeweled beetles.
The proceeds from the sale of the bespoke bags benefited the Sheikha’s Reach Out To Asia non-profit organization that aims to improve youth access to education in Asia and the Middle East.
It’s that time of year again! The storm may have altered our plans last year, but we’re back like we never left. Team Epiphany presents Boo Bitch 3.5 — our annual costume-only Halloween party this Thursday at Salon Millesime. Be sure to RSVP at email@example.com.
JBL has released a new wireless Bluetooth speaker dubbed “Pulse” that reacts to music with programmable LED lights. The Pulse comes with five light schemes installed with more available via online download. Music is streamed via Bluetooth, and NFC enables quick pairing with compatible devices. The speaker is available for pre-order ahead of its expected release next month and will retail for $200.
If you need to brush up on your Air Jordan knowledge, artist Kevin Lyons has released a set of Air Jordan flashcards featuring a sketch of each shoe on one side, with the corresponding number on the other. The set costs $25 and there’s a limited run of only 250 available. The designer/illustrator is the former Design Director of Stussy and was Creative Director of Urban Outfitters from 2003 – 2007. He also produces two clothing lines, Atlantis and Natural Born.
Purchase the limited edition cards here.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the No. 1 camera, Kodak has released a selection of images taken with the iconic camera. Touting the slogan ”You Press the Button, We Do the Rest”, the Kodak No. 1 camera came preloaded with 100 exposures and required the user to return the entire camera for film processing. The resulting images were circular due in part to the poor photo quality in the corners of the rectangular negatives.
Nest Labs, the home hardware maker founded by the creator of the iPod, has unveile its second product, Nest Protect. The $129 smart device hopes to do for the smoke and carbon monoxide detection market what Nest’s Learning Thermostat did for home temperature control.
Marketed with the motto, “Safety shouldn’t be annoying,” Nest Protect has features that make it easier to silence during false alarms and includes spoken alerts and color-coded signals rather than the annoying beeping we’re all accustomed to. The “Heads Up” function will alert homeowners to the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide before it reaches emergency levels and allow them to dismiss the alarm with a simple wave of a hand. To indicate it has sufficient battery, the device glows green and can even act as a nightlight, glowing faintly when it detects motion in a dark hallway. The alarm also connects with smart devices allowing users to monitor their homes remotely.
The Nest Protect is currently undergoing testing, and is expected to go on sale in November.
British graffiti artist Banksy is halfway through his New York street residency, unveiling a new installation each day and documenting the piece on his website. Some of his recent installations include: stenciling work of a beaver in East New York, a moving installation in the Meatpacking District titled Sirens of the Lambs, and a mural in the Lower East Side.
This past Saturday, original artwork by Banksy was sold in Central Park for only $60 to unsuspecting passersby making just $420 between 3 customers. Banksy’s work typically goes for upwards of $30,000. All of the artist’s New York residency work can be seen here.
Scott Morrison, the brain behind denim brands Paper Denim & Cloth and Earnest Sewn, pushes the boundaries with his 7,300 square foot denim concept shop, 3x1. Unveiled in 2011, the shop can best be described as part retail shop, part gallery, with in house production allowing patrons to see the action first hand. Each pair of jeans is limited edition, with only between 8-24 pair made of any given style and is fully customizable with 60 unique selvedge denims from all around the world. The shop also offers bespoke services allowing customers to work with Morrison and his patternmaker from start to finish on their pair of jeans. All good things come at a lofty price; your perfect pair of 3x1 jeans can cost upwards of $800.
In the latest #Heineken100 collaboration, Heineken has partnered with Los Angeles based KILLSPENCER to craft a premium leather daypack. The bag is carefully constructed from black leather and finished off with a suede bottom with the signature Heineken green detailing. The interior pocket serves as a tablet compartment, while the Heineken X KILLSPENCER logo-piece doubles as a passport holder. The daypack also includes a Swiss-made Riri Antique Silver zipper, foam padded leather straps and a leather handle.
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