LaMJC’s ‘All Gone’ is an annual look back at what was in the world of streetwear, and accessories. Two different covers will be available when the book releases late January, alongside a new website archiving the previous editions.
Whether you’re an avid cricket fan or just an appreciator of well-designed products, you’ll dig this cricket helmet by Ravinder Sembi. “Existing cricket helmets protect well, but can discomfort the batsman, as they can cause heat build up and weight issues. These problems have been proven to wear out the batsman, causing him/her to under perform by 50%.” Not a whole lotta details on this one, just looks like it deserves to go into production.
The Nielsen Company recently released some stats that outline mobile usage giving us a look at what Americans are doing through their phones and with which device. From January to November, the iPhone, BlackBerry 8300 and Moto Razr stand as the top three most popular phones among Americans. Also, the company turned us to a chart that outlines the top ten websites accessed over the mobile web. Hit the jump for that list, but it’s safe to say that no one was surprised when they saw Google Search as number one. (more…)
The first trailer from the highly anticipated Iron Man 2 movie has hit the web, with Stark doing what he does best – saving the world and doing it in such a smooth fashion. The plot – “Iron Man 2 takes place only six months after Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) revealed his identity as Iron Man at the end of the first movie. Mickey Rourke stars as a powerful new Russian villain named Whiplash.” Movie hits theaters May 2010.
Trailer after the jump. (more…)
2009 has been a roller coaster of a year and there have been plenty events that have taken national and international cover. Some highlights include the changing of the guard as President Obama took Office, the ongoing war in the Middle East and the plane crash in the Hudson River. We’ve got a few shots after the jump but be sure to head over to LIFE to see their slideshow that showcases the best photos of 2009. (more…)
Issue 33 of McSweeney’s Quarterly will be a one-time only, Sunday-edition-sized newspaper—the San Francisco Panorama. The edition gives a little bit of life back to what is otherwise a dying medium. It’ll have news and sports and arts coverage, and comics (sixteen pages of glorious, full-color comics, from Chris Ware and Dan Clowes and Art Spiegelman and many others besides) and a magazine and a weekend guide, and will basically be an attempt to demonstrate all the great things print journalism can (still) do, with as much first-rate writing and reportage and design (and posters and games and on-location Antarctic travelogues) as the team can get in there.
More sample shots from the San Francisco Panorama after the jump. (more…)
If you thought the CIA Manual of Trickery was good, wait ’til you check out this read on the Mafia. The book was put out by the Feds and is an exact copy of the old Federal Bureau of Narcotics reference on 800 organized crime figures (circa the early 1960s) that thankfully has been reproduced for our enjoyment. This is definitely the “Mafia Bible” of that time period — filled with information on gangsters from coast to coast. Well organized, the book outlines subjects by State then alphabetically while presenting mugshots along with aliases, affiliations and criminal background. This might be the best 12 bucks you ever spend.
Buy It: $12 at Amazon
The Carbon Dater by Reykjavik-based designer Sruli Recht is a black diamond tipped carbon pen ideal for writing and illustrating directly into glass. The .30 carat black diamond set consists of a milled brass claw, fixed to a hand tooled
lazer engraved carbon rod, presented in an inked 304 piece hinged cardboard box.
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Momentum Magazine recently sponsored a bike fashion show in San Fran and as you can see from this Flickr set, we definitely missed out. Mention clothes and bicycles in the same breath and you’ve certainly got our attention! There’s alot that can be taken from these shots. The styling is great for inspiration and the bikes make for good eye candy. The models did a great job it seems as we didn’t hear of any falling disastrously off stage while smiling for the cameras.
More images after the jump. (more…)