Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hifana New Music Video

Irieman introduced me to Hifana a few years back and I have always remained a fan of their Japanese, crazy-style, eclectic hip-hop music. Irieman informed me that they have just teamed up with Wieden Kennedy Tokyo Lab to make their newest video, "Connect". It was directed by +Cruz and WOOOOG with animation and design by Mark Okon, Genki Ito, and Ian Lynam. A very very cool animation follows some very very strange beats. Thanks for the heads-up bruv!

Hello Kitty Bling Part 2

Ok, the first time I posted something regarding Bling & Hello Kitty, I thought it'd be a one-off ha-ha type post. Little did I know that I could actually make a series out of it! Pink Tentacle had this to say about these ridiculously expensive and pointless Hello Kitty Pure Gold Playing Cards:

"Each of the 54 cards (2 jokers included) measures 58 x 89 mm and is made from 0.73 gram of 99.99% pure gold . Pressed to a thickness of 7 microns with precision rolling technology developed by the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, the cards are sealed in a protective laminate printed with colorful designs that depict Hello Kitty in royal dress."

Whoever buys these, I hope you get mugged by your peers in a game of poker!

Saturday, September 29, 2007


Welcome to the 2nd stage of our Toy giveaway competition: "TAMOTASTIC" in association with Crazy Label Toys.

We'd like to give a BIG thank you to all of you who took part in our first competition for the custom Tamo by Selph(ESPV), and congratulations to Tedder who was randomly selected as last months WINNER!

DON"T DESPAIR if luck wasn't on your side last month!...Because you can enter our 2nd TAMOTASTIC giveaway and win this month's TAMO, customised by Dkoda(ESPV).

Once again, all you have to do is leave a comment and your email address in this "STAGE 2" post, and you could be in with the chance of scooping the prize this time round!

And remember, by entering any of our TAMO Giveaway competitions you are automatically entered into our overall prize-draw for the heavily-in-demand Treeson, 2nd Birthday Box-set by Crazy Label!!!

Read below for the comp rules and guidelines.

To enter, simply leave a comment and your email in this blog post and we'll randomly select a winner at the end of each month! The eventual prize draw for the Treeson will take place after all 4 ESPV TAMO have been won, with the winner announced in conjunction with that of the final ESPV TAMO.

You may enter only once for each monthly ESPV TAMO give-away. You have to enter at least one of the TAMO giveaways in order to qualify for the Treeson prize-draw.

The Winner(s) must reply to our notification of victory within 72 hours of it's despatch.

Goodluck everyone!

Diesel Holographic Fashion Show

If this is how the future of fashion will progress, then I'm all for it. Diesel have made their Spring/Summer 08 a real treat to watch with the use of a futuristic world of bioluminescence entitled 'Liquid Space". There are robotic fish, mecha polyps and cyber squid all holographically projected into the paths of the walking models.

The first time holograms of models and actual models have been used on the same catwalk.
The visual work was done by a collaboration between Barcelona-based animation studio DVEIN (CGI and 3D Animations) and Danish multimedia production agency VIZOO.

Images [VIA]

Friday, September 28, 2007

Hells Angels Biker Funeral Video

I finally compiled the video footage for the Hells Angels Biker Funeral that was held in London 2 weeks ago. It was so interesting to see the different custom bikes and characters from all over Europe and beyond. 4,000 bikers coming together for one man was a pretty touching scene. Enjoy the vid. Strength & Honour.
See original post HERE.

Star Wars Millenium Falcon Lego Set

OK, I know that recently I have been saying alot of "I want! I want!" but seriously, there are so many cool toys being released nowadays that it's starting to make me feel very poor, frustrated and helpless! The biggest LEGO set ever is out now. The Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon has 5,000 pieces and comes with a heavy ring-binded instruction manual. At almost 3 feet (90cm) long, the $500 Lego set is built completely to minifigure scale. The previous record was held by Imperial Star Destroyer, with 2,000 less pieces and a $200 cheaper price tag. Pre-orders are open now and the starships will start shipping on October 1, 2007.

A single customer can have maximum of 5 sets. The five minifigures included are the Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa. This Exclusive First Edition set includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity, sealed within the product box.

Images [VIA]

Body Art

Saw these images on Spluch and had to share! An interesting way to make up a face composition using many bodies. Annoying thing is that I can't find out who painted them! Anyone know?

Arthur De Pins Illustrations

Arthur de Pins is a French illustrator who seriously knows how to draw in the classic comic/pin-up style. He is an animator, illustrator, character designer, and director.

"De Pins multi-medium artistic style is fluid; all his works contain a very strong vectorial and clean graphic simplicity that is shared from one medium to the next. Some of his beautifully rendered illustrations contain stereotype characters, doing stereotypical things - many too, are glamorous, terribly sexy, humorous, bold and colorfully delightful. His excellent online portfolio contains over 180 illustrations of cartoons, sexy comics, advertising, posters, cute pin-ups, caricatures, and a plethora of other illustrations to see." Words [VIA]

Info: you can view Arthur’s online portfolio here, the site contains adult material that is not suitable for children and is NSFW .

Or you can just watch a Youtube compilation of his work instead:

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Porsche 911 Demolition

1010 Girls in Bikinis for World's Biggest Swimsuit Shoot

It was a sea of skin, peroxide and fake tan — over 1000 women in bikinis descending on Bondi Beach in an attempt to beat a world record that didn't actually exist.

The event, organised as a promotion between Cosmopolitan Magazine and Gillette, aspired to set a Guiness World Record for the "world's biggest swimsuit shoot".

A blend of 100 paid models and many more volunteers — mostly more interested in the free $120 goody bag than the notion of creating history — gathered in the sun.

In keeping with Guinness protocol, an achievable but challenging goal of 300 babes in bikinis was set to be officially recognised.

After early jitters from event staff, a late rush of girls pushed the attendance to an impressive 1010.

SteamPunk Magazine Issue 3

The rather excellent Steampunk Magazine has released it's 3rd Issue now and is available to buy at a very decent price or you can just download it from their WEBSITE. Full of great antiquated customs and there is alot of good background knowledge given. In their words;

"The term “steampunk” was coined to refer to a branch of “cyberpunk” fiction that concerned itself with Victorian era technology. However, SteamPunk is more than that. SteamPunk is a burgeoning subculture that pays respect to the visceral nature of antiquated technology.
It’s about “steam”, as in steam-engines, and it’s about “punk”, as in counter-culture. For an excellent manifesto, refer to the first article in our first issue, “what then, is steampunk?”
SteamPunk Magazine is a print publication that aims to come out seasonally. Full quality print PDFs of it are available for free download from our website [], and we keep the cost of the print magazine as low as possible. All work on the magazine, including articles, editing, illustration, layout, and dissemination, is done by volunteers and contributors."

Support the Cause!!!!

Jen Stark

This artist makes pretty psychedelic installations using pads of coloured paper that have been cut in a specific way. When you check her WEBSITE out, be sure to rollover the images to get the close-up view too. Really inspiring stuff!

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