If you live in NYC you know your apartment has been painted, oh….90,000,000,000 times. And, if the previous occupants liked dark moody color’s it’s going to cost you a penny to remedy the problem. That’s where “Aura” comes in ( and it will cost you a pretty penny as well, $52 bucks a can). This paint promises to be fully washable in any sheen, it features breakthrough ColorLock technology where pigments are microscopically bonded to dry paint film, allowing it to completely obscure dark colors in one coat, with no prime necessary. Benjamin Moore is stepping up the game with this new product and a fancy website to boot! That sure is some big talk for a paint company! Via (uncrate)
You can spend a lot of money for art and or you can spend a little. Here at the twbe, we like the random search term feature so we thought we would try one on etsy. This one you can even buy. Today’s word was prints, I will admit we edited our choice. This “for the birds”, was created by ashleyg’s available for $20.00 and there’s one left.
On his blog, KAWS pointed us to newly opened online gallery/social networking/community site, Heywire Guild & Gallery. Nice Endorsement. The site has a welcoming design feel to it and a search function that gets all cosmic, filtering horoscope signs on top of the normal attributes. Have a look and join the community.
This book might be a hard one to leave on the coffee table during the holidays. Daido Moriyama, a contemporary of Nobuyoshi Araki studied photography in the 60′s and it seems one thing you learn about photography in the 60′s and in Japan, is there is a endless supply of models ready to disrobe and let you tie them up. Kagero&Colors is a collection of images Daido shot during the 70′s. Available from PowerShovelBooks ($125.00) Purchase via Amazon.
Mark Ryden has produced a new limited edition print with Pressure Printing. Titled “Madonna and Karl”, the print is an intaglio print of Mark’s drawing of the same name, Madonna and Karl. It is museum quality, mounted into a completely handmade and gilded, wooden frame.
Print Size: 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Frame Size: 10 1/4″ x 16 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
Edition Size: 40
This print edition is available only through Pressure Printing. Available now for $5000.00, limit one per order.
Taking cue’s from Tom Ford’s ad campaign, Baccarat created a gothic noir feel for its crystal. The ad made me want to check out the site. So it is definitely resonating in my demographic. Now, if I could afford the Black Crystal Chandelier.
Today, after looking out the window I decided to search the term “Boring” on YouTube. This is what came up. if you have any terms you would like searched, leave them in the comments and I will get around to making it happen,
Owner Mark Reynier, a former wine merchant, purchased the Bruichladdich distillery in 2007, and turned the defunct business into a thriving enterprise.
…”Here, the islanders
Face Your Pockets is a user-generated website/art project where readers all over the globe are asked to empty their pockets/bags/purses and place them on a scanner along with their face. The results are varied and spectacular.
In America, your grandparents become greeters at WalMart, or cashiers at Mc’D's. In Sweden NetGranny will knit you your socks. I ask you this: who doesn’t deserve a pair of hand knit socks by a granny in Sweden. “15 real socks specialists maufacture your desire socks. Refined knitting patterns and feet have spoiled us. We have chosen them, so they go for your socks….”
I would do this piece of dopeness a disservice if I described it any other way than it already is.
“This ring is 24k gold plated, and was made in a very small quantity in bali by my homie, chance. they are pretty big and fit an average size dude finger, roughly a size 8. If you have one of these you can instantly score with babes, and really do damage to someone if you punch them with it. ”
Available at Umbrella Market
One of our favorite shops we visited on our recent excursion to Japan was Plus Minus Zero in Aoyama. We were mesmerized by stunning single-slice toasters, 8″ lcd televisions, and fantastic minidisc players, but it wasn’t until we noticed these fantastic “soccer” doormats in varying shapes and portions of the pitch by Etsuya Adachi that we were completely smitten. These and much more available via +-O online shop.
Looking to create a shared harddrive on you local network? I saw this little tidbit on boing boing regarding the problem with Western Digital network drives (no serving any multimedia files), after looking around the good old internet, I found miniStack which claims you can add Drag-and-Drop data storage and sharing to your network. It works on the mac and pc, and the really cool thing is you can just buy the case for 79.99 and put in your own harddrive!
Here are the features breakdown.
Ximeta NDAS 2011 Network Enabled
Compact 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″ size
One RJ-45 10/100Base-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X port
One USB 2.0 High Speed port
LED Status Lights
- Red: Hard drive access and power
- Amber: Network status (LINK)
- Green: 100Mb/s connection
External 100~240v 50/60Hz UL Listed power adapter – 3A power supply gives you less stress and clean ample power!
Ethernet RJ-45 and USB cables included
Massive passive heat sink to radiate heat away from hard drive
Smart power switch – NewerTech miniStack NAS will power up and down in tandem with your computer
Kensington Security Slot designed to allow the NewerTech miniStack NAS to be anchored to a desk
I think I need one!
Auctions for a good cause (human welfare & fat pockets alike) are always great. This one especially. This benefit auction for the Food Bank For New York City and The Lunchbox Fund of South Africa is cool because each celeb involved designed their own lunch box. My vote goes for the boxes designed by Natalie Portman, strictly because she touched them and I feel I am better off with anything that gets me closer to her. Yes, slightly creepy. Have look and bid on yours here
I have to be honest. I do not know my way around a sake bar, but I love the stuff. Some you drink warm and some cold, some sweet, and some are dry. The only time I drink good sake is when someone else is ordering. Now I have a chance, Sakaya, on 324 E 9th St, between 1st and 2nd; 212.505.7253 opens this Saturday. The first all-sake shop in NYC, Sakaya’s the work of a former Food & Wine assoc. publisher who was trained by the world’s foremost non-Japanese sake expert. They’ll open with 85 brands which includes all grades, from the cheapest junmai to the topshelf daiginjo: Midori Kawa ($163).
One of the other dilemna’s in buying sake, as well as wine, is remembering what you bought the next time you’re in store, which they promise to help you out! So after you see revolver, stop by and pick up a bottle of Sake.
If you want to learn more about sake check out this site