Monthly Archives: April 2013

fotografer: mario pucic.

I really dig these fotos by Mario Pucic.  The stark minimalism, the soft colours, the framing, and the sense of space.

to see more lovely fotografic adventures,  check out Mario Pucic’s Flickr

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Velvet-covered Porsche Panamera.

It’s no secret that i LOVE the Porsche Panamera.  I think it is simply the most epic looking sedan on the market today.  I know that many of you hate it…but I want one.  Pretty badly.

Now, having gotten that out of the way…this velvet-covered Panamera spotted in London is definitely one of the most bizarre finishes I have ever seen on a moving vehicle.   So………….is it possible to get one finished in Alcantara?

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src: jamielester

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The Boulevard.

“The Boulevard” by Gino Severini (c. 1911).  A part of the glorious Futurism movement.

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src:  jacobcharleswilson

 

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TT Ultra quattro Concept.

2450 pounds. (a reduction of 660 pounds!)

306hp

wow.  I never thought i’d see an Audi TT with such a low weight.  I think the MK2 TT was a major design flop as I think the MK1 is one of THE great designs in automotive history…but this weight reduction is almost enough to make me forgive the MK2’s unforgivable design flaws.  Audi, you’ve impressed me yet again.

Read more details at Fourtitude

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Gods are bored.

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I saw The Datsuns live several years ago in Chicago and they absolutely blew my mind.  Easily one of the finest live bands i’ve ever seen…..fierce and full of raw power.   If you have a chance to see The Datsuns play live…GO.

This past week….”Gods Are Bored” has been looping around my headphones.

In session:

here’s a clip of them playing “Gods are Bored” LIVE:

as a bonus, “Sittin Pretty” from the same show LIVE:

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quiet motion.

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I am loving the idea of this…movement in silence.  There is something very epic about the sounds of silence….if one can appreciate sounds extensively, one increases their appreciation of silence.

This installation was done by BMW in relation to their “i” sub-brand.

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video explaining the installation:

src: intersection (fr)

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all photos taken by Syed IEDEI.

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petrol station lounge.

Well this is quite lovely, as created by Sophie Valla Architects:

“the construction of the north-south subway presented amsterdam north with the opportunity to turn the center of district into a park. sinking the nieuwe leeuwarderweg highway by seven meters allowed to merge three existing green spaces to create a central recreational zone for the residents of the area. located in a site where two gas stations from the eighties were going to be demolished, buildings mirror each other on both sides of the entrance – uniquely suited for public gathering.”

i’d like to sit there, in winter, and have a coffee.

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

 

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

 

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

src: designBoom

 

 

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Beady Eye: Flick Of The Finger.

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The NSFW (sorry, that’s a late warning innit?) album cover to the new Beady Eye album:

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It’s no secret i’ve been a massive Oasis fan since I was a kid.  I’ve never cared much to meet heroes or mingle with celebrities…..BUT meeting Liam Gallagher when I was 18 was quite literally a life-changing experience.   He was friendly, real, and most of all— super nice to a kid who was finding his identity.  Fast-forward many years…and Beady Eye have released their first single from their new album “BE” and it is one hell of a single.  The new album comes out in June.

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A310 V6 Pack GT.

cars are boring.  but not this one.  i want it : Alpine A310 V6 Pack GT.

 

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The Coldest City On Earth.

This is YAKUTSK in Siberia.  Is it really that cold, you ask?

“No other place on the planet experiences the temperature extreme found here: in winter, the temperatures regularly fall to minus 40° (the coldest temperature recorded was -64°C) and in summer often reaches temperatures above 30°C”

Yakutsk has a population of 270,000 people (!).

Photographs by Steve Iuncker

Read the rest of the story and pics at: TIME

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Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

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quote of the month: mediocrity.

I’ve never read anything that a gentleman named Norman Mailer has written, however while perusing Nolan Bushnell’s twitter feed, I came across this quote which is just phenomenal.

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Dazzle Ship.

A beautiful oil painting by Edward Wadsworth from 1919 as a part of the glorious Vorticism movement, entitled “Dazzle Ship In Drydock At Liverpool”.

I’m currently on the lookout to buy some original Vorticist paintings by people such as Wyndham Lewis and Edward Wadsworth, amongst others, so if anyone reading this has any leads to places which may have such paintings for sale or on auction, please shoot me an e-mail or leave a reply here with your contact info.

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Trick of the lights.

James Nizam has put together a series of installations which play games with light, entitled “Traces Heavens”.

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sulk.

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Sulk have (finally) released their debut album, “Graceless”, out now.  go and buy it.  a hell of an album.

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Anatomy book re-imagined.

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This is beautiful.  I wish my Anatomy books looked like this when I was in Med. School.  A concept for a futuristic/re-imagined/beautiful anatomy/osteology book by Irene Shkarovska.

Irene: if you’re reading this.  I want a copy….or two!  Just take my money.  I’m blown away.

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beautiful abandonment.

Buzzfeed has a very cool list of the “33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World”.  Here are some of my favourites from that list.  Check out their article for the locations and the rest of the list.

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Pictures of you.

The Cure“Pictures Of You”

Still beautiful after so many years.

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all images taken at different times through different eyes connected to the same mind (IEDEI).

You’re just a spy too, as far as I know.

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BMW = the new AMC.

BMW is a pretty uninspiring marque these days; and now they just keep producing terribly designed, AWD monstrosities which have nothing to do with their company’s roots whatsoever.  This is the outcome of a company on the way down….a company grasping for every final breath as Audi trample them in nearly every segment.   So you may ask “well, Syed—-why is it OK for Audi to make AWD crossovers and not BMW??”….well, maybe because Audi is firmly rooted in AWD technology?  Perhaps because Audi built their entire brand on quattro as their main attraction?!  Yes it does make sense for Audi to build lots of AWD cars.  You may not want to believe it…but it is in line with the corporate ethos.

What in the world is this!?  The new X4 concept.  Badly designed….for an opportunistic segment….and the resurrection of a failed (but let’s be honest…unique and inspired) 1970s 4×4 crossover.  Compared to the long-lost AMC SX4.  So has BMW simply knocked the “S” out of SX4 and replaced “AMC” with “BMW”? you decide!

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Audi S3 Sedan: undecided.

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The jury is out.  I really still don’t know what i think of this new 2015 Audi S3 Sedan which debut’d last week in NYC.  Let me just tell you that I actually have a deposit down to be one of the first US buyers for an S3 Sedan (a deposit i put down last year when the S3 Sportback was first introduced) —-however i am fairly disappointed in the S3 Sedan itself.  The design is nowhere near as interesting as the Concept or as I was hoping.  It is a beautifully spec’d package with 300hp, 0-60 in 4.7s, quattro, and some beautifully trimmed interior and exterior bits—but somehow i feel like Audi has entered a ‘comfort zone’…in which designing a car has become too easy for them.

Don’t get me wrong.  It is a good looking car.  I’m certain it’s a fantastic car, as most Audis are.  I just wish it was a Sportback….OR that it was a bit more unique.  OR I wish that it didn’t look like ‘Audi-by-the-numbers’.

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Promo Video:

NYC debut photos from: MT

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