The Beatnuts, Props Over Here, 1994
The size of this year’s “giant’s penis” blossom at the University of Basel’s botanical garden. Officially known as the titan arum or “corpse flower,” the plant is native to the rainforests of Sumatra and is the largest flower in the plant kingdom. This is the third time that this specific flower has blossomed in its 20 years of cultivation in Basel, and is the biggest yet.
Luke Rockhold is not the guy you want to fight for a wave, or a spot on the ramp. Yet these are exactly the spots where the MMA middleweight likes to be. Whether it’s in the line-up or at the skatepark, Luke is out there challenging himself and giving it all to his favorite sports. This is where he finds his peace, and his release. In this episode of Sailor Jerry’s Moving Portraits: Title Shots, we’re taken to Santa Cruz to learn how a lifetime of surfing and skating has shaped middleweight Luke Rockhold’s fighting style.
While you definitely don’t get the depth of his work on a flat sheet of paper, this new print by Eddie Martinez is still great looking, and in a low edition. Available through Exhibition A.
Proving that there’s a lot of air in potato chip packages, two South Korean college students constructed a boat out of 160 unopened bags of chips and paddled it almost a mile across Seoul’s Han River. No word on if any snacks were eaten after the stunt was complete.
It’s all about the eye contact
Goodhood currently has an exhibition/benefit/silent auction on display in their London shop titled “The Art of Skateboarding.” Featuring one-off decks by artists including James Jarvis, Jake & Dinos Chapman, and Jiro Bevis, all proceeds from the auction will go to the Long Live Southbank Charity.
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Confessions of a former internet troll by Emmett Rensin
Trolling was always juvenile. It wasn’t always this cruel.
America’s favorite weirdos (including Jeff Goldblum) give the infomercial medium a much needed injection of humor in this commercial spot for GE’s new smart lightbulb, the Link.
A new report from the Living Planet Index states that world wildlife populations have been reduced to half of what they were 40 years ago. The population of wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish is down by an average of 52%, while the population of freshwater species is down 76%. No word on house pets and zoo animals, because nobody tracks that sort of thing, but those numbers are probably holding steady.
Don Hertzfeldt’s couch gag from a couple nights ago takes The Simpsons far into the future.
Nude, East Sussex Coast, May 1959
“La Carnada” is a short film about a 13-year old’s first trip across the border smuggling cocaine.
Stay classy on life’s playing field in this TWBE x New Era 59Fifty fitted cap. Just like a mullet, this pinstripe beauty is business up front with the locked up TWBE logo, and a party in the back featuring the TWBE Fun Club Crest and Party Cat. Limited to 69 pieces worldwide.
A new piece by Banksy cheekily* highlights the art of graffiti removal.