When Coca Cola bumped into Space invaders. Concept can by Erin McGuire.
Some quite stunning works of art by Greek designer Charis Tsevis. He was commissioned by Yahoo! to produce some work celebrating the Olympics and came up with these very impressive geometric pieces. You can see more of his work on his own website.
Mathieu Lehanneur has redesigned the watch and named it Take Time. To be precise he has stripped away all the parts which he possibly could and has produced a watch with a silicone wristband and an intuitive fastening method. Apparently it can be worn on your wrist (no surprises there) as well as around your belt loop in a sort of timepiece fashion statement. We couldn't currently find them on sale anywhere but expect to find them online and at your local knock-off market stand pretty soon.
Illustrations by Russian artist and Illustrator Uno Moralez. We like this.
Lomography have taken their inspiration for their latest venture into the retro camera from an unusual source. A sardine can. Yes, a sardine can. The shiny metal strips is a bit of a giveaway but we have been assured by sources that this model takes pretty good photos. The over-sized flash was inspired by a wide eyed sardine eyeball, staring back in astonishment at the fact they've been caught by fishermen. It isn't. We made that up. The entire package retails for £179 and has sold so well it's currently out of stock, no doubt back very soon. Lomography website.
Of all the Beatles-related items released to the public, only two have failed to live up to expectations. The slightly strange Yellow Submarine iPad app released a few months back, and of course The Beatles: Rock Band for the XBox, which bombed. But these are anomalies in a market of nostalgia for the foursome that hasn't remotely waned with time - 40 years on the humble zebra crossing still means 'Abbey Road'. We think the latest release deserves the hype.
Photographer Harry Benson followed the group around for years, and in a new book showcases the award-winning artist's time with the Beatles, most famously on their first American tour in 1964. Thousands of photos make up the limited edition 272 page paperback, many of which have never been released. The book will set you back a whopping £450, perhaps one only for the most committed Beatlemaniac. (Available at a discount from Amazon.)
In an homage to the joint birthday of two serious lady-loving icons, Toronto based film-maker Claire Edmondson has made a special "birthday card" video for Marc Jacobs and Hugh Hefner.
The designer and the Hef both spend their days surrounded by nearly-naked women, albeit for different reasons. As Louis Vuitton's creative director, Jacobs embraces the female form in a purely artistic sense – and enjoys selling the brand with imagery provocative enough to get banned. While the Hef is… well, the Hef.
'Me, Marc & Hugh' walks the same sultry line as American Apparel et al - brands who've long since discovered quasi-innocent frolicking underpins the most successful campaigns - and this film could easily pass as one of Marc Jacobs' own.
Essentially, it's semi-naked ladies rolling around clutching Louis Vuitton in a pastel-tinted school boy wet dream.
Clearly, school boys are used to more hardcore footage than this. And although filmed as a tongue-in-cheek birthday cheer to Jacobs and Hefner, the lack of men in the video mirrors Claire's feelings on the nature of porn in the current day.
“There is a gross inequality within the porn industry and because of that inequality; it is understandable that it's seen as degrading to women,” she told Vice.
Echoing Caitlin Moran's thoughts that porn should be more women-focussed (if you haven't read the chapter on porn from Moran’s How to Be a Woman, do it immediately), Claire says: "I think more women should be making porn or erotica for women. “
“The porn industry isn't going to go away, so I think the next logical step is to have more women making from a female perspective.
“Maybe if more women were producing it, it would create a creative equality, which would help in the degradation of women. That's clearly not going to solve all of the problems within pornography, but it feels like a positive step."
Rather than porn, Claire calls her film "dream humour". What do we think?
Fates collide in a curious film about two love stories this May. Café de Flore sees a single mother in the 1960s and a successful DJ in modern-day Montreal, both defined by their differences and bound by the same timeless complexities of love and loyalty.
Vanessa Paradis shines in an accomplished cast as Jacqueline, the determined single mother of a Down's syndrome child in 1960s Paris. After his father rejects baby Laurent at birth, Jacqueline makes it her life’s aim to bring him up as ‘ordinarily’ as possible, and to prove the then 25-year life expectancy of Down's syndrome wrong.
Told in parallel is the story of handsome family man Antoine. Making money and love in modern-day Montreal, he remains troubled despite the knowledge he ‘has it all.’
The beautifully shot film was a box office smash in Canada and is out in UK cinemas May 11th.
Find out more about the film at the Café de Flore Facebook page.
Review by @SallyGriffith
We've probably ranted and raved about how much we love this film on numerous occasions, so instead I'll leave you with a simple mathematical equation.
If you take a great film, make it hi-def, add a 44 page book , a personal letter, behind the scenes photos and a 60 minute documentary does it become a must have? Okay, the maths probably don't add up, but trust us, it's most definitely a must have. It's unfortunately only available on import at the moment, but we would give purchasing this some serious, serious consideration. Here the amazon link.
Pioneer have been updating all their DJ equipment with the new "K" moniker and now they have released the ultimate DJ headphone to suit. The HDJ-2000-K is the pinnacle of overhead audio excellence, pure sound, pure comfort and now even purer looks. "Beats by Dre" take a beauty and sound lesson from the Pioneers!
A great piece by Christopher Berry which you can pick up over on Society 6.