2016 olympic finalists

Logos for the 4 finalists to host the 2016 games. I'm liking Chicago and Madrid.

iphone dj mixer

Digital wheels of steel? Nothing compares to spinning vinyl but these look cool.

magnetic arts

DJ Honda feat. Mos Def | Magnetic Arts

bourdain does baltimore

Anthony Bourdain visits my hometown on an upcoming episode of No Reservations. I always feel a pinch of pride when I see my old stomping grounds on the tube. One of the fun things about leaving your hometown is finding out what outsiders think of your hometown. Within the caucasian-dominated suburbs of jersey, I've learned the difference between "being from Maryland" and "being from Baltimore". If you are from Maryland, they envision rolling green suburbs, lacrosse, preppy people, Johns Hopkins, and tourist spots in the Harbor. If you're from Baltimore, they envision you grew up as a hoodrat rubbing shoulders with Avon, Stringer and Marlo. I'm exaggerating...but not by a lot.

Much of the reputation that Baltimore enjoys (or suffers from) nationally is derived from crime stats and TV shows. The majority of these TV shows are "urban": Fox's "Roc", NBC's "Homocide" and HBO's "The Wire" (all among my favorites). The one exception is FoodTV's "Ace of Cakes". Its refreshing to escape into the whimsy of Charm City Cakes instead of Bodymore, Murderland. I mean, what's happier than cakes?

kid cudi - make her say video

raging phoenix trailer

graffiti taxonomy paris 09

evan roth's graffiti taxonomy project - paris 2009.

melbourne recital center

Melbourne Recital Center designed by Ashton Raggatt McDougal.

sour video

very cool music video shot entirely by webcams: sour's "hibi no neiro" (tone of everyday).

the lost tribes of new york city

ultra thin digital booth chick

ultra-thin digital booth chick in japan. 0.3 mm thick rear-projection film with microbead surface applied to 3mm thick glass.

Melanie Fiona meets The Illadelphonics

Melanie Fiona Meets The Illadelphonics | The Bridge (A Live Remix Session)


Maxwell | Stoptheworld
Peter Bjorn & John feat. Wale, Young Chris & Rhymefest | Nothing To Worry About (Kickdrums Remix)
Major Lazers - Annie Mac mini mix

pingpong door

pingpong door by tobias fraenzel.

reflection eternal

Talib Kweli + Hi Tek-Reflection Eternal -Back Again-Vid Premiere

flashing lights

cool paparazzi inspired interactive billboard by nikon launching its d700 model in korea. walking by it triggers flashing camera lights.

We Make It Good Mix Series

Great collection of eclectic mixes at We Make It Good Mix Series.
WMIG Volume 09: Paul Devro
Rest of the series here.

nike air maxim 1

nike sportswear's update on a classic. nice hand done quality to this vid.


cool animation short: "virgile" by flying v (clément soulmagnon & gary levesque)

I Wanna Be Where You Are

The Roots & Erykah Badu | I Wanna Be Where You Are (Michael Jackson Cover)

MJ tribute

DJ Jaycee Mixtape: Michael Jackson - The Soulful Years
JPeriod Mixtape: Michael Jackson - Man or the Music

I was a typical 80's baby growing up on Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. What persisted beyond my infatuations with Purple Rain and Like a Virgin was my fandom for the Gloved one. I had an MJ poster on my wall. I don't remember how I got it or if I asked for it, but it was on my wall. He was rocking a multizippered red leather jacket from Beat It and his nose was only lightly operated on.

As a very young child, I amazed my parents by mastering the VCR (Video Cassette Recorder for you young'ns) for the sole purpose of taping MJ's music videos. When friends and neighbors visited, my parents nudged me to perform. Not to sing, dance or repeat things learned in school - but to show off my VCR skills. Taping, "Time Taping", Record/Pause functions to seamlessly transition from one MJ video to the next. And of course I moonwalked with friends across the living room, through the classroom and around the playground. Even though I became disenchanted with him in the 90's, the Thriller-Bad-Dangerous era of MJ provided the soundtrack to my formative years.

How I Got Over

The Roots perform their new single "How I Got Over" on the Fallon show:

tokyo time lapse

courtesy of C-Scout Japan.

press hop

kill too hard

Wu Tang Clan | Kill Too Hard

20th Century Boys

Saw Chapter 1 of this 20th Century Boy double feature at the NYC Asian Film Festival. Very entertaining flick. Wish I could've stuck around to see Chapter 2, but I had to meet up with friends. Chapter 3 is set for release in Japan later this year. This live action adaptation of the famed sci-fi manga was action-packed popcorn entertainment spelled with bits of humor delivered by numerous Japanese comedians in cameo spots.

leo's song

leo's song: animation by impactist (kelly meador & daniel elwing)

Leo's Song from impactist on Vimeo.

superflat first love

Takashi Murakami for LV: Superflat First Love

paper yeezys

paper yeezys by filippo perin.

monster movie baseball posters

cool baseball posters promoting the mediocre chiba lotte marines.


n.a.s.a. (feat sizzla, amanda blank & lovefoxxx) "a volta" video:

The Alchemist feat. Maxwell & Twista | Smile

Clipse feat. Pharrell | I'm Good

power up and play

Power Up and Play (via Deviantart)


deadline: stop motion film by bang-yao liu:

1/2 aston martin

aston martin cut in half. debut of the new dbs volante at cooper square hotel in ny.


haha: hammer pants dancers crash a hipster store and its tight jeans shoppers. this vid is promoting hammer's new reality show on A&E.

tetris furniture

tetris celebrated its 25th anniversary. here's some tetris inspired furniture by stephanie choplin.


Just like "Wall-E" a year ago, Pixar delivers one of the best films of the year in "UP". These two films excel for the same reason: humanity. The animation is beautiful and technically flawless but it rightfully supports - and never overpowers - the emotional pull of the story. Carl, the 78 year old grump, is a wonderfully unusual choice for a protagonist in an animated film. Underneath his grouchiness, he delivers the heart and soul of the film through his faithful dedication to his recently deceased wife, Ellie.

The film opens with a youthful Carl meeting a spirited Ellie, who shares his dream of being an adventurer. Her boundless spirit and energy complements his reticence and brings him out of his shell. Its a cute and blushing scene, however the real heart of the film follows in a 10 minute wordless sequence which chronicles their relationship from childhood to courtship and marriage until old age. Compressing such a long period of time can come off as trivial but this particular scene perfectly celebrates the beauty of lifelong love without words. It is a heartfelt homage to growing old together and captures the little things in life which endear Carl and Ellie to each other. Truly one of the best sequences I've seen on film in a long time. We now feel the emotional motivation behind Carl's mission to fulfill his recently deceased wife's dream of traveling to a Lost Land in South America.

Of course, all this emotion and sentiment is balanced by the wonderment of his flying house and by bits of humor and physical comedy - most of which are delivered by the 8 year old stowaway Russell and their animal companions. While I think this film might be over the heads of children under 5 years old, it is certainly a treat for the rest of us.

storm drains of sao pãolo.

couture sushi

couture sushi? print ads by taku satoh design office for issey miyake's pleats please line.

treehouse diner

Fantasy becomes reality: an actual treehouse restaurant in japan - naha harbor diner. via cyanatrendland.


independencia directed by raya martin (official selection for cannes film festival) follows a mother and son during the american invasion of the philippines in the late 1890s.

ravage USB

Ravage (of the transformers) has been reinvented into a usb flash drive. My favorite transformer as a kid was Soundwave and all of his transforming cassettes - including the dog ravage.


great vid inspired by old-school video game graphics. set to kanye's robocop - animated by mykola dosenko.


Tanya Morgan feat. Blu | Morgan Blu
Amerie | Why R U
Chrisette Michelle | Mr. Right
David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland | When Love Takes Over
Lady Gaga feat. Busta Rhymes | Just Dance (Ted Smooth Remix)
DJ Class feat. Kanye West & Estelle | I'm The Shit Remix
Steve Aoki (NASA Gifted Remix)
Mos Def | Casa Bey

on the run

brothersister's music video gets you in the mood to run.

lynwood rose mixtape

Q-tip, D'Angelo & Raphael Saadiq form like Voltron to make a mixtape: Lynwood Rose: The Mixtape.

nintendo nes controller mouse

this needs to go into production

star trek

I wouldn't classify myself as a hardcore trekkie, but I'm very familiar with the phenomenon. As a kid, I grew up as a Next Gen fan and ignored the aging movies featuring the geriatric original cast hobbling around in progressively tackier starfleet uniforms. Picard was always cooler than the goofy Kirk. But, I still held a healthy respect for the iconic 60's reruns - largely due to the technicolor 1960s stylings of the future. Hard to resist Uhura's fro, alien chicks in beehives and miniskirts, not to mention the campy gadgets and sound effects.

JJ Abrams jumpstarts the franchise with an entertaining (if not predictable...but we're talking about Star Trek, remember?) plotline pitting the newly minted Enterprise against evil time-traveling Romulans. I'm usually wary of rehashes or prequels, but this movie captures the essence of the original series and injects a refreshingly new perspective supported by beautifully entertaining visuals and excellent casting. You really feel the pull of warp speed, while the lighting and sound effects combine to create an atmospheric quality to the action sequences. This is light years ahead of action scenes in the old Star Trek movies and tv shows - where they'd just shake the set and have actors fall out of their chairs during battle.

Aside from a couple of Dr. McCoy's canned lines, the actors enhanced the familiarity of each character without resorting to impersonation. Thankfully, Pike focused on playing Kirk rather than playing Shatner. I really enjoyed the formative years of Kirk and Spock as they make their way through Starfleet academy and meet their future crew. Of course, part of what made the original 60's series enjoyable and groundbreaking at the time, was the multicultural cast. While Uhura was somewhat limited, Sulu gets to kick some ass with his fencing skills. Quinto's Spock was spot on and Nimoy's Old Spock held a considerable and ironically emotional role, which will likely appease the hardcore Trekkie. Interestingly, the old-heads outnumbered the kids in my theater - and the majority literally applauded the movie as the closing credits rolled in.

Overall, it was a great summer popcorn flick movie and I look forward to some original stories that can now evolve from the alternate universe created within this story.

lebron crank yankered

de la soul - forever - nike+original run

De La Soul | Forever

audi d7

concept car with electric engine.

nike RT1

Copped these from Ubiq in Philly. Cleaner (more affordable) alternative to the Yeezys. Real Marty McFlyish.


Manny Pacquiao's fists were fast and furious - putting Ricky Hatton to sleep before his head hit the canvas. It was such a devastating knockout that you expected the skinny Chris Tucker from Friday to jump on Hatton and screech "You just got knocked the f*ck out!"

firekites chalk animation

tokyo stereographic projections

cool tokyo stereographic projections by photographer Heiwa4126

real life pacman

pacman gear

Get nike'd up for Manny Pacquiao's upcoming fight. nice site and I like the Philippine flag inspired "MP" logo.

Murakami x LV

Multicolor Spring Pallet store design.


Novel | Song Cry II
Malik Yusef feat. Kanye West, Common & John Legend | Magic Man

clipse - kind of a big deal

Clipse feat. Kanye West | Kind Of A Big Deal

pacman bobblehead

Manny Pacquiao bobblehead promoting the SF Giants' Filipino American Heritage celebration night on 4/21.

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