January 8th, 2014

Dakis Joannou recently reached out to Jeff Koons and world-renowned Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  Guilty is definitely an eye catcher of the sea measuring out at 115 feet long and includes four guest bedrooms, a master bedroom and private terrace.  The exterior of Guilty enables a modern 3D visual with an array of contrasting geometric shapes and colors. The juxtaposition of the interior design makes Koons’ piece of art more captivating.  Set with pearly white walls and high windows the interior appears massive.  In addition, to offset the white walls Joannou and Koon filled the yacht with vibrant neon fixtures and stairs make Guilty more appealing to the eye. It’s amazing how a piece of art inspired by British naval camouflage can set the bar and challenge other artists to be more innovative in these modern times.

January 7th, 2014

Beauty on demand. Sound familiar? The new concierge app, StyleBee, allows women and men to schedule cosmetic appointments on the go. Women can make blowout, makeup, and/or face painting appointments at the drop of a dime, similar to the impromptu car service, Uber. Don’t worry guys, StyleBee has you covered too.  Men can make shaving appointments, and both men and women can make convenient haircut appointments between the hours of 7:30am and the last appointment starting at 10:30pm. StyleBee assures clients affordable luxury and star treatment. As of now, the newly launched service is only available in the Los Angeles area. 

StyleBee is available at Apple’s App store.

(Source: TechCrunch)

December 19th, 2013

Our latest installation of our gift guides do not disappoint. Jewelry, Moleskine notebooks, and mattresses, oh my! The Account Management department at Team Epiphany took a second to share their ideal and lofty gift ideas. 

1. The Minnie Mouse Notebook

2. The Giving Keys Dainty Double Sided Pendant

3. LAMY Safari Pen

4. Black + Blum’s Bento Box

5. The Crown of Thorns Jesus Pendant By Mr. Flawless x Naturel

6. Mophie Juice Pack

7. Sleep Number Bed

Happy holidays from Team Epiphany!

December 17th, 2013

Members of our Strategy and Creative teams are next up to share what their ideal gifts are this holiday season. From a Gore Tex BAPE jacket to a gadget that can quickly turn iPhone photos into Polaroid images, our guys have interesting picks. 

1. Instant Lab Special Edition Bundle

2. Stendig Wall Calendar

3. Codex Seraphinianus

4. Bape Woodland Camo Gore Tex Short Snowboard Jacket

5. Marin Dominican Fixed Gear Bike

More gift ideas to come tomorrow!

December 16th, 2013

Though the holidays are a busy time for us at Team Epiphany, we find this to be one of the most exciting times of the year. For the first time ever, we present our very own Gift Guides, curated by our team members. We’ll be dropping one each day this week from the various departments housed within TE. First up, we have picks from a few of our social media strategists and writers. 

1. Vintage Calculator Wrist Watch

2. UNIS Raglan Varsity

3. Crate & Barrel Rojo Red Cabinet 

4. SFK + Meredith Wendell Ruby River Super Deluxe

5. Ainste Evan Wallet

6. Drake’s Printed Wool and Silk-Blend Scarf

7. OnlyCoin

Stay tuned for additional guides throughout the week. 

Happy Holidays! 

December 10th, 2013

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.

November 25th, 2013

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. 

(Source: Wired)

November 22nd, 2013

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.

November 21st, 2013

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)

November 19th, 2013

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.  

(Source: Gizmodo)

November 14th, 2013

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.

(Source: Wired)

November 5th, 2013

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. 

(Source: wallpaper.com)

October 29th, 2013

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 boobitch@teamepiphany.com.

Happy Halloween!

October 28th, 2013

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.

(Source: selectism.com)

October 22nd, 2013

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.

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