Over the past few days a colossal architectural framework has slowly been erected at Pier 3 under the promenade in Brooklyn Heights. While we have to admit, our curiosity had been piqued we have yet to explore the reasons for the sudden appearance of this behemoth structure.
Luckily, for us the folks at mcbrooklyn allowed their curiosity to get the better of them and thus have blown
the lid off of a huge event. It seems that Diesel is setting the stage for one of the all time blowouts to take place on the Kings County border as they’ll be hosting a large dose of rock and roll madness and mayhem on October 11th.
The brand will invite 5,000 of their besties along with some of the top trendsetters (ooh…me…me!) to witness some serious theatrics and kick ass tunes for the grand finale of an 18 city international party known as the Diesel xXx “Rock and Roll Circus”. The gala will feature everything from fire eaters, trapeze artists, sword swallowing, cabaret, and even female roller derby squads to go along with performances from musical heavyweights N.E.R.D., M.I.A., and Hot Chip (and more). It’s the kind of lineup that looks to redefine the phrase “good time.” As long as there are no clowns.
When I was a young kid, a friend and I got in loads of trouble for trying to send smoke signals and burning down half of my friend’s back yard (I still swear all fires were controlled). Now my childhood dream of sending smoke signals is getting the artistic touch from Minimaforms (brothers, Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos). As part of an interactive public display Memory Clouds will be created that project personal statements involving text, light and viritual ink built around conversations. We have no idea how this will even be possible. Expect some ‘oooh’s and ‘awww’s along the same line as fireworks (some small samples of what to expect after the jump). Things kick off Wednesday night at Trafalgar Square in London and will run till Friday.
You may not be a kid anymore, but that doesn’t mean you’ve traded childhood favorites for sophisticated adult tastes. After all, you still play video games, watch cartoons, and every once in a while you get a hankering for a tasty peanut butter sandwich. We know that sometimes the process of sandwich
making can be a hassle, mostly because the amount of time it consumes — or because you’re just plain lazy.Â P.B. Slices follows in the tradition of Kraft Singles by pre-packaging a single serving of spread. On the downside, it doesn’t look like you get to choose between crunchy and smooth … just flat.
I’m totally feeling the luxe behind Stussy’s Deluxe line of slick accessories, where black makes an important play. The spotlight of the collection is the bags — a backpack and a messenger — in nylon accented with shiny, full-grain patent leather.Â However, the bona fide Deluxe Flask, chrome that’s been wrapped in leather, takes the prize. I can’t see a better way of carrying my favorite liquor around. Yeah, the economy sucks, fists are getting super tight, but this is the stuff that keeps inspiration flowing.
During this political season it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll be relying on various media sources for your up to the minute election coverage. If you’re looking at online periodicals and sites run by certain 24-hour news networks, the likelihood that all of your information will be ‘fair and balanced’ is slim to none. Most gatekeepers have an agenda that might not always be obvious to those who look to them for commentary. Thankfully, if you have trouble cutting through the biased sheepdip, interactive agency Sarkissian Mason has launched The Contrarian, an independent online fact-checking site that seeks to empower the masses to demand truth in media. The site doesn’t undermine your favorite news source, but rather enriches it by allowing readers cull key points on an issue from several “contrary” sources in order to develop a more focused opinion on world matters.
Always ones to mix the expected with the unexpected, La tete au cube returns with more unique items for the fall, including a that burns for 48 hours and updates its progress via a bar on the side, a coat hanger/candleholder that makes it even easier to burn your house down, and precious cotton napkins that will make your picnic guest think they’re crawling with ants.