To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the the famous Mattell doll, French artist Jocelyn Grivaud has recreated a collection of famous paintings and photographs using the Barbie doll as the main feature. With the project, Grivaud ultimately wants to eliminate the negative implications surrounding the Barbie doll by representing it from an artistic angle. Check it out below
Terry Richardson, a photographer who has made a living on edginess and controversy, recently put together a series of photos with Kreayshawn, the "rapper" that we hate to love.
With a headline like this, expectations for the photoshoot were high. And met? Not in the slightest. Half of the photos were out of focus, and in half of the photos Kreayshawn looked like she had just crawled out of bed. Couple this with the bizarre hair-do's and the sweater get-up, and the entire shoot appears amateur and unappealing.
I'm sorry Mr. Richardson, you may have been controversial in past shoots, but this one missed the mark. Badly.
So what are your thoughts, hit or miss?
Sports watches has always been attributed or compared to fine race cars or motor sportare softly for publicity stunts or as a marketing ploy. Wait til you hear about Uniq and Caterham.
The two aforementioned brands are probably unknown to you unless you are either a dedicated car enthusiast or a passionate watch nerd. I will give you a nod of respect if you know both.
Caterham is a british based car manufacturer that produces cars specifically to enthusiasts looking for the very best of automotive engineering with only one concept in mind - racing. A true substance over style design that has been around since the 1950s and managed to developed a cult following from race fans all over the world.
On the other side of the story you have Uniq. A small-watch brand that is dedicated to creating unique, limited and high quality Swiss-made watches that is neither expensive nor cheap. Their newest entry into the horological world is the Caterham Seven Concept Watch. It is as all sports watches related to motor racing are, a chronograph piece. It is as the name suggest, a very unique piece, with a triangular face in a round dial with the Caterham signature "7" hour marker and the Caterham name engraved. The piece is 44mm wide powered by a Ronda quartz chronograph movement, the same movement used on the new Tag Heuer Formula1. Uniq stayed true to the Caterham concept and paid attention to details such as a piston like chronograph pusher and dashboard like chronograph sub-dials. These small elegant touches from Uniq deserves some praise for a small brand.
The Caterham Seven Watch offers watch collector a more different feel to what should be called a modern yet unique time piece. The design definitely looks top-notch and a piece worthy of the Caterham name. Watch snobs around the world would probably dis the quartz movement but that doesn't mean the piece is bad. Caterham fans around the world would be dying to get one of these watches once they hit the stores. A must have piece to showcase along with your Caterham Sevens in the garage.
As if we couldn't get enough of Andy warhol, the UC Berkeley Art Museum is presenting an installation of personal polaroids taken by Warhol himself during the period between 1970 and 1987. They include royalty, musicians, and athletes, and other famous celebrities taken against a white backdrop, immediately bringing to mind Terry Richardson's similar photographic style. Enjoy some flicks after the jump.
I had the privilege to experience a restaurant that has enough potential to finally rocket Miami’s dining scene to the forefront once and for all. Mercadito is a chic Mexican restaurant located on the outskirts of Downtown in the rapidly growing area of Midtown. With the revitalization of The Design district and Downtown Miami being about a 10 minute car drive away, Mercadito is the ideal location to begin a memorable Miami night. Read more
Richard Mille watches are technical, futuristic and sleek, with case designs inspired by cars and aviation. The new Richard Mille RM056 is certainly no exception: a highly accurate chronograph with tourbillon, the timepiece is housed in a case made entirely out of sapphire. Specifically, the three-piece case is formed from a solid sapphire block, which is cut, shaped and reassembled with room for movement. The result is a unique watch that features the lightest split-chrono tourbillon ever made. Limited to just five pieces, the RM056 doesn’t come cheap — each carries a hefty price tag of $1.65 million.
NIKEiD will be adding an elephant print option for Air Force 1 customization starting next month. First arriving on the scene in the late 80s, the print has rarely found a home on the iconic silhouette, making the opportunity to add it via NIKEiD one that you should take advantage of.
Today, NIKEiD revealed the official date for the elephant print option, and the wait won't be long. You'll be able to customize your pairs starting this Wednesday, February 1st at midnight. No word on the pricing yet.
Below is a teaser image of the Air Force 1 iD Elephant. It appears you'll be able to add a healthy amount of the print to your design. Keep checking FN for any available updates.
Last week, Iggy Azalea announced that she signed to Interscope Records. Along with her recent signing, she announced that she will be releasing her new album The New Classic in June. Meanwhile, you can watch Ms. Azalea perform her hit track "My World" at an event down below.
The Grey, which hit theaters on January 27, was set to be one of the best movies to hit theaters in the month of January. Reviewers called it "a man's-man of a genre picture" and "a gripping and beautiful film". With 93% of the Rotten Tomatoes audience wanting to see the flick and a big-budget marketing and advertising campaign, The Grey was supposed to leave audience members reeling.
The synopsis (don't worry, no spoilers) is as follows: Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes in the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors only have a few days to escape the icy elements - and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt.
After having the opportunity to catch the picture over the weekend, I agree wholeheartedly with the praise that reviewers were giving the movie coming into its showing. Action met philosophy, grit met beauty, and by the end of the movie, my fingernails had seen better days.
Check out the trailer below, and let us know if it's a must see - or a must miss!
Perhaps the biggest action sports athlete in the world, Shaun White, made history last night by scoring a perfect run. White continues to wow sports fans, year after year, in whatever he does. Definitely worth the watch.
Unfortunately, he still looks like an 80's rockstar. I guess when you're the best boarder in the world, you have your own video game and flavor of bubble gum, you can do whatever you want.
White, much like Tony Hawk did with skateboarding , has taken a largely niche sport, and helped to turned it into a mainstream attraction.
Congratulations to Shaun.
Today, Lana Del Rey is going to be very anxious. Her "debut" album drops today, and music critics everywhere are going absolutely crazy. Although, this isn't actually Lana's first album release, she released two albums in 2010, one titled "Nevada", released under the name of "Lana Del Rey" although it was quickly shelved and withdrawn to lack of attention. She also released an album without a stage persona, she released an album under the stage name of "Lizzy Grant", however, that also received little attention; so why are critics everywhere waiting with massive anticipation for this album?
I'm going to say a lot of it has to do with "Video Games", the track that was released in 2011's second quarter and is now fast on track to becoming one of the most watched video's on YouTube. This "buzz track" shall we say, propelled Lana to "Who's That Girl?" status. 9 or so months down the line, she's just performed on Saturday Night Live, and has the most Pre-Ordered album of the year so far.
The Saturday Night Live performance didn't necessarily help win over any of her critics, she wasn't neccesarily on key throughout the 2 songs, and she looked incredibly uncomfortable on stage. But, then you have to remember, she is the first artist to go on SNL without even a debut album in about 15 years. Lana's career has propelled rapidly and I feel, that as the public, we may have rushed her along a little too quick.
The album is currently experiencing a "Marmite" effect, where some critics love it & some hate it. Stereogum, one of the first people to reccomend her when Video Games was released have even called the album "really bad".
Let's just hope the criticism stays on the music and nothing else, alright people?
Here's her "debut" single "Video Games" -
What do you guys think? Have any of you got the album? What's your opinion?
Let us know in the comments!
Undercover (Jun Takahashi) puts their own interesting spin on the classic oxford shoe for their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The phrase: "Fuck the Past" on the left toe and "Fuck the Future" on the right toe. Obviously Undercover prefers to live in the present. Available now at ZOZOVILLA Japan.
At an estimated net worth north of $4 billion dollars, it's hard to imagine that Richard Branson needs any help staying motivated, but the Virgin Group Chairman is looking to the KOBESYSTEM to find out what happens when you're already living success at success. Never without an answer, Kobe Bryant reveals to Branson where to go once you've already reached the top. Check out the latest level of the KOBESYSTEM below.
You can purchase the Nike Kobe VII System Supreme now at retailers like Eastbay and NikeStore.
In this episode the KobeSystem enters its sixth level, Beastion. This latest spot finds the Black Mamba schooling Kanye West on breaking records which he doesn't even know exists, becoming more successful and being the best, even if its something he may not want to hear.
LET ME ASK YOU THIS?
Are you a different animal… and the same beast? WTF?! (I'm loving that bow tie though)