Archives - January 2008

worried about ray

ray frenden

Judging by his illustrations he has got some issues…however. They. Are. Ammmaazing and skill and fab and the hand drawn type is to die for. So get looking and lovin’ people.

Click here for the kids

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Urban fabric/form comparison

Urban Footprint

The (Toronto) Star today published a cover story (Beyond Density) in their Condos section on the efforts in Mississauga to create a more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown – key among the problems identified has been the large scale of the block patterns in Mississauga – to prove the point the article includes urban form/fabric drawings of 9 cities (one hopes at the same scales) in order to compare the scales of the fabric of the street network. I include the drawings below alphabetically (with Mississauga first).

Spacing Toronto

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FlexibleLove

How ace is this!!

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Nokia Global Animation

Nokia Global Animation

Everyone is invited to take part in a collaborative animation with 1000s of people worldwide. Heres how it works :

1. 1000s of people hold blank frames
2. Universal Everything draws cell animation onto each frame
3. We all become part of an animation which crosses the globe
4. The process then continues with public submissions, creating an infinite global animation

flickr.com/groups/nokiaglobalanimation/
universaleverything.com

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MONAUX

monaux

Big bad doodler from Brisbane*

Monaux

*is not big or bad

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biohazard. the history of.

biohazard symbol

No not the hardcore rock group but the world famous symbol. Used on toxic waste. In tattoos and even on girlies panties…i’ll let you guys google that one <3

History of Biohazard Symbol

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Lets fill a bath tub full of sweat

Simply beautiful. Love me sexy. Love the Ferrell.

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Art attack!

Visto Brahma submissions

The VISTOBRAHMA design competition has reached it’s closing date and the submissions have come in in swarms! Giving us mega loads of lovely paintings, illustrations and photography to swoon at. Judging is about to commence but looking at the quality it’s going to be tough. Keep up-to-date and look at the submissions at www.vistobrahma.com. We’ll keep you posted!

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Sleeveface

sleeveface

what can i say about this apart from. LOVE!

Sleeveface

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on the rise!

rise

The death of Fopp Records was proper rubbish, but one ex employee is working on bringing it back to the people under the name of Rise. Loads of stuff for a fiver the Fopp ethos lives on.

Currently with a shop in Cheltenham and an Ebay store Rise is hoping to errr rise…

Show ‘em some love <3

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bunny suicides

bunny

Lord knows how you come up with the idea for this ace set of cartoons. Very very jealous i never had the idea…anyhoo. Enjoy! Awesomes!

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Last FM

Last FM

Social music site Last.fm has launched what it describes as the world’s biggest free music service.
It is promising to pay unsigned artists royalties every time a user streams a track to their computer.
The website has done deals with the four major record companies as well as more than 150,000 independent labels to offer access to their catalogues.
Users will be able to listen to any track – streamed rather than downloaded – up to three times.

Last.fm taps the wisdom of the crowds, leveraging each user’s musical profile to make personalised recommendations, connect users who share similar tastes, provide custom radio streams, and much more.

LastFM

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What a load of Rubbish

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Graffiti – is it Art or Vandalism?

inacityarts

An event has been organised, where Birmingham’s graffiti artists will explain the difference between graffiti art and graffiti tagging, and how they as artist can help reduce the level of nuisance graffiti tagging.

Date and time of the event: Thursday 31st January, 7pm to 9pm.

Venue: Moseley CDT, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP (entrance to the side of Moseley Post Office)

Event has been organised by Cllr Martin Mullaney, InACity Arts and AerosolArabic

Background
Residents complain about graffiti blighting their neighbourhood, but if we want to tackle this issue we need to understand the modern origins of graffiti, why teenagers graffiti tag, and how we can harness that energy and creativity and move it into something more positive and legal, namely graffiti art.

This event will explain the modern origins of graffiti from the New York hip-hop scene (including the first recorded graffiti tagger Taki 183).

It will explain the difference between tagging/vandalism and the legal side of graffiti art.
This will be an opportunity to meet and talk to Birmingham based graffiti artists (both teenagers and older) who want to help reduce the level of tagging by providing ‘managed’ legal graffiti art zones. This will explain what a ‘managed’ graffiti art zone is, in contrast to an ‘unmanaged’ zones.

There will be two presentations:
a) by Birmingham based spiritual-graffiti artist Mohammed Ali – he is internationally renowned and fuses Islamic script with Urban graffiti art.

b) By artists from InACity Arts (Hoakser, Minkz and Mekz) – this is Birmingham’s first dedicated graffiti gallery. Hoakser in particular is held in high esteen amongst Birmingham’s graffiti art community.

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the most depressing day of the year…

…according to some nerd

Well. Never fear as Cheese is here to make it all better. Enjoy the best of!

…and you can catch Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends on the good ol’ Cartoon Network

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1 to 100 in 3mins

The kids rock at the start!

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In A City Arts

in a city arts
in a city arts

Rolled over from the G Breezey (thats me slang for Great Barr where I live) to Da Heat (that’s also me slang for Kings Heath…proper street me) to pop into see the lovely folk at In a City Arts. Ginny popped in a few weeks back and mentioned it to us so I knew I had to check it out…was well worth the 10 or so miles crawl across town.

Hooked meself up with a lovely t shirt and some graffed spray cans which are now looking ace in my hall way

Anyhoo.

Show some loves. In a City Arts

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Kustom Kicks!

adidas
adidas

My gosh this place is aces! A must for sneaker heads…get the pens and paint back out it’s time to pimp your kicks out good and proper! Loads of lovely links off there too…also a little closer to home check out my crooked boys down london town too <3 customsnkr.com

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Build a birdie

birdies

i loves these little fellas. You can every design your own <3 Get yer eagle on!

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What goes aorund comes around

apple

Everyones been weeing themselves over the slickness of apple products for nearly 10 years now…but some folk from back in the day may have a sense of deja vu.

Gizmodo shows us why

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OMGROFLILOVESTHEINTORWEBZ!!!!

this was in between working my little behind off. honestly. read it. it is ammmazzzzing!

Looking for the lady that smiled with a poodle

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D*lux

mandolux.jpg

I’ve been rockin’ Mandolux desktops from time to time for the last few years and have to say they’re flimmin’ ace.

So if you ain’t got none, get some. Yagetz x

Mandolux

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Apple MacbookAir

What more can be said (a picture tells a thousands words and all that) …

Apple Macbook Air Smaller

Macbook Air
Apple

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Skatin’ Scouts

skatin scouts

Rock on with your badself Baden!

A revamp of the scout movement will allow boys and girls to earn badges for skills such as skateboarding, making a fruit salad and racing quad bikes.

Dib dib!

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NAIVE NEW BEATERS “LIVE GOOD”

Brill video for a French band. Good track too.

Watch Video

LIVE GOOD EP (self-produced/distributed by discograph)Made by Leo Le Bug, Spam Studio, and Clément Gallet.
LIVE GOOD EP available now (mp3 & vinyl) feat. In Flagranti and Bloody Beetroots remixes. Live Good, Work Hard, Have Kids and represent KFC!

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Fabric PC

Fujitsu just unveiled a few futuristic concept gadgets, the most interesting of which is probably a fabric laptop. Sure, there’s no word on just how they’ll make a computer that’s “soft, pliable, and can comfortably be carried like portfolio of paper,” but it sure is a neat idea. The other concepts are an electronic card viewer, a salesclerk browser, and a customer browser.

FabricPC1

FabricPC2

FabricPC3

Found at Gizmodo

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Big Brother in Vegas – Part3

Day 3: TMS at CES in VEGAS.

ECO Jet engines

Leno Jet Engines
One of the quieter vehicles at the show was surprisingly one powered with a jet engine. Ironically this bio-diesel plane/car/thunderbirds prop is considered environmentally friendly. Although surely the afterburners can’t help global warming! Comedian Jay Leno is an avid petrol and now eco head, and he asked General Motors to design this one off piece and funded the $4 million project.

Jalopnik Eco Jet Engine

Sony OLED

Sony OLED

As the first production 11” OLED screens make it to the ones who can afford. Sony have been taunting those who can’t relent from the scale of Plasma and LCD with a prototype 27” screen at only 10mm thick. With 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, the future is no longer just bright, the future is also thin.

Sony OLED

VHOLDR

Head Cam

Throw away your mess of wires once known as “high tech” this is the new helmet cam.
Designed by the users themselves this fantastic SD card camcorder is all you will need to capture the most extreme moments in your life. Simple and robust this will inspire you to go further, higher and faster pushing you to the limit, and then playing it back for your pleasure. Check out the website for some of its fans…

Vholdr

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What happens if you dig straight down?

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This sweet little site answers the question everyone wants to know about if you just started digging where would you end up…

Get checking, then get digging

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Big Brother in Vegas – Part2

Day 2: TMS at CES in VEGAS.

Not another wind up?

Eton CES

Although previews have been floating around since the summer Eton’s collaboration with Porsche has given birth to the P-110 compact cast aluminium heavyweight. A wind up radio, with a serious arsenal of tricks and tools. This cranked up eco beauty was solid the touch and will look after your radio, lighting and charging needs in the remotest of locations. (and Vegas)

$250.00 in the US from Feb, not sure when it will reach Europe

EtonCorp

Don’t Think. Feel.

Neonode CES

“Its like a finger pointing to the moon” wise words from the legend Bruce Lee. It appears these Swedish technologists, Neonode have taken this tactile remark and created a brand new user interface for their impressive mobile phones. Sweeping and tapping the screen leads you through the menus, while haptic feedback keeps you on track. All of this and everything else you will expect from a 21st century communication device.

Packs more power than Bruce’s famed one inch punch…
I think we like it, yah?

Neonode

Neo_preen

Build CES

Built NY have updated their colourful range of neoprene carriers to include this slick laptop shoulder bag, the simple understated range of products maintains its leadership against the many copycat competitors. fashion and functionality, fashionality? who would have thought neoprene could be so sexy…

Builtny

Transformer… Keyboard in disguise.

Optimus Maximus Keyboard

Moscow based Art. Lebedev’s Optimus Maximus Keyboard is as grand as it sounds… one and half grand to be precise…
Imagine paying $1500 for a keyboard? But at least you get an amazing piece of kit, and if you so desire and get the urge you can change the keys functionality and appearance to orientation you like. Individual OLED keys can be customised to cover shortcuts to your email, favourites and to your bank accounts (which if you have this much cash to spare you will probably go to regularly!)

Lebedev’s Optimus Maximus Keyboard

Originals…

Zune Originals CES

Adding some colour to the Microsoft stand were the artworks for the ‘originals’ range for the Zune mp3 player. An online ordering process allows you to customise your Zune with some standard tattoos, or the fantastic artist designs. All the artist bio’s are on the web with a great selection of colours. Good things don’t just come in black and white.

Zune Originals

80’s revival continues…

Ghetoo iPod CES

Lasonic have spawned a beauty! Somewhere between California and Taiwan this retro BoomBox has been discovered.
If you would rather still be breaking in the eighties, but can’t find the tapes to play in your ghetto blaster then this ipod dock packs more nostalgia than can be safely recommended! No ideas as to when it will be available to the general public, but when it does, its going to be fun!

Lasonic Boombox

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Get in there…

lynx.jpg

It might leave you smelling like a class room full of 13 year olds but at least they’re helping us boys to get some…kind of. Err thanks Lynx.

The Lynx Effect

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Back to work blues…

get rid of them with this little beauty introduced to me by me mate from the west country…

Get scrumping kids <3

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Gig Posters

From “A” to “Zzzz” and everything in between. Brilliant site.

Band A

Zzzz

Gig Posters

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3D Spaces on your TV

How cool is this. Even though I do not own a wii at the moment, some of the games and visual fun that could be had, has massive scope with this. Blooming great

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Downtime…

If people have been having trouble accessing all of our web content I appologise. Our web hosting people are looking into the downtime and also why the site can be slow at times. Cheers

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Big Brother in Vegas

Some boys from our bigger brother office (TMS London) have trekked over to Vegas. And in between gambling, burlesque shows and riding the stratosphere they managed to make a trip to the Consumer Electronics Show.

Day 1: TMS at CES in VEGAS.

Three highlights so far:

Skullcandy get CES of to a ‘loud and direct’ start helped by some legends…

Starting of a little Street style, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from Run DMC and Chuck D from Public Enemy were on hand to Launch the latest Skullcandy range of fashion Stereo gear: our very own Andrew Hajithemistou is seen wearing the GI DJ Headphones in Desert Camo (including gold 9mm bullet accessories)

For more designs and details go to www.skullcandy.com

The future of Video ‘up close and personal’

MyVu personal media glasses had everybody feeling and looking a little Star Trek… As demonstrated by Ben the Crystal 701’s allow you to watch your favourite videos, music videos and downloadable content straight off your ipod in the privacy of your own specs? Currently three different designs offer solitary entertainment to all you ‘personal media viewers’ out there…

Visit www.myvu.com

A little anarchy for the Blackberry!

“Specialises in Skulls, Flames and Naked Ladies…” world travelling tattoo artist extraordinaire…

Former Biochemist and now iconic New York based Tattoo artist Scott Campbell was unveiling a unique collection of tattoo art for the new range of Blackberry smart phones. Scott was handing out the signed Skins and talking to the bemused suits of CES!

Check out more of his illustration and of course his Tattoo art here:
Scott Campbell Illustration

Scott Campbell Tattoo

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If you love food …

…you will love this site that links to food and recepie blogs. Very Tasty

Tastespotting

Tastespotting

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Paper Critters

Online paper toy maker for those moments when work is just not work without making something out of paper (digitally!)Paper Critters

Paper Critters

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Human Clock

HumanClock1

What time is it?
Human Clock

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Vistobrahma Design Competition

VISTOBRAHMA design competition is open to anyone in the UK – whether you’re a painter, illustrator, photographer, street artist or anything in between. All you have to do is create a design based on the spirit of Brahma and Urban Brasil – originality, authenticity, style and flair – and submit it via post or our website www.vistobrahma.com.

Not only will the winning design be put into production and be seen and touched by hundreds of thousands of people around the country, but there’s also a CASH prize of £5,000 on offer.Don’t forget that the closing date for the receipt of all submissions is the 25th January 2008, so get submitting those designs by either digital or postal.

Vistobrahma2

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A World of Birds

birds

A crazy little world where everything seems to revolve around birds. And no. Not Gemma Atkinson. Dammit.

A World of Birds

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Ice Ice Baby

Ice

Welcome to Beijing after an ice storm? No, this is “The Eighth Annual Harbin Ice and Snow World” China’s premiere winter event.

Harbin Ice and Snow World

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Street Art

panda with guns
There’s plenty of other cool images on here. Just loved this one!

Wicked wicked street art from everywhere…in one place

www.streetsy.com

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Happy 08

2008

Well 2008s here. Hope you all had an ace break. Think i’ve come back to work more tired than i left…stupid beer.

Here’s to more quality posts on our blog and hopefully some inspirational stuff for anyhow who cares to read this :)

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