Every year the TED Prize is awarded to an individual who demonstrates activism towards a certain cause. Notable winners include street artist JR, and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Differently in 2012 the TED Prize was awarded to an idea rather then a person, the idea is the concept of the City 2.0. The wish was revealed on February 29th after three highly regarded individuals spoke about the concept. The speakers speaking on behalf of the City 2.0 included Ed Glaeser, the Harvard economist, Eduardo Paes, the mayor of the 2016 Summer Olympics host city Rio de Janeiro, and Suja Lowenthal, the former Mayor of Long Beach. All speakers emphasized the pros to urbanization, as cities aid communication, learning, growth, opportunity and, innovation. The TED Prize wish for 2012 is for the public to create the City 2.0. The City 2.0 according to the City 2.0 website is,
"a platform created by the TED Prize to assist citizens anywhere in the creating their own City 2.0. It will become an ever-expanding network and knowledge base of city projects, with the ability to scale successes, learn lessons from failures, and instigate global action."
The City 2.0 is essentially the idea of the ultimate city, which is efficient, environmentally friendly, and most importantly sustainable. To have a closer look or to get involved with the City 2.0 project, head to their website at http://www.thecity2.org/index.php. You can watch the wish above.
Lots of noise coming out of Ottawa as KBM Films releases its first short film titled Boys Night Out, Chapter 1: Introducing. KBM Films is currently an up and coming one man film production company coming out of Ottawa. The creator of KMB Films, Kevin MacDonald, is a young talented film student, with loads of ambition and drive. KBM Films will make big movements in film game and the rest of us have to be on the look out. Boys Night Out, Chapter 1: Introducing can be viewed above. Take a closer look at KBM FIlms at their website, http://kbmfilms.com/.
After weeks and months of sample photos and teasers of Ronnie Fieg's latest shoe, the ASICS GT-II "Rose Gold", he has finally revealed a release date. The ASICS GT-II "Rose Gold" will be available on March 2nd at 11 A.M EST at Kith Manhattan, and, for those who do not reside in New York, online at KithNYC.com. The shoe will cost $130 USD, and feature a soft pigskin upper, nubuck stripes and underlay, and a perforated tongue and toebox. This shoe is a must cop for any sneakerhead.
Nike have been at the cutting edge of performance footwear for years now with revolutionary designs, and unique uses of materials. Now Nike unveil their newest creation: Nike Flyknit . Nike Flyknit is a new technology being produced by Nike. The technology is predominantly made of yarn, and the yarn is woven with other materials to create a minimalist design for an extremely light shoe. Nike feature Nike Flyknit on two upcoming shoes, the Nike Flyknit Racer and the Nike Flyknit Trainer. The Nike Flyknit Racer weighs a mere 5.6 ounces, and fits the foot like a sock. The design came into fruition because of the constant demand from runners for a shoe that fits the foot similar to a sock. The creation of the Nike Flyknit technology spanned a total of four years, which included collaboration, surveys, tests, trials, and errors; all accumulating to the development of Nike Flyknit . Nike prove again, with their innovation, that they are at the top sporting brand in the game, and the new technology coming out of Nike currently may revolutionize the running and footwear scene like never seen before. The development and evolution of the technology will definitely be interesting to follow, and you can keep up to date on release dates, colour ways, and other news regarding Nike Flyknit here at FN Mag.
Mos Def, now going under the moniker Yasiin Bey, has created a remix of Kanye West and Jay Z's highly popular song N****s in Paris. The remix is called N****s in Poorest. In Bey's version, the messages and topics covered are extremely different from the original. N****s in Poorest is in honour of the 42nd anniversary of Malcolm X's death. This song is also the first of Bey's Top 40 Underground series, which will feature more reworked hip-hop songs, and will convey similar messages seen in N****s in Poorest.
Supreme street culture brand have made another splash, as they preview their Spring/Summer collection for 2012. This year Supreme feature the iconic British model Kate Moss in their latest ad campaign. Kate Moss is seen in posters wearing the classic Supreme box logo t-shirt, as this is her second time posing for Supreme. Other popular figures have also donned the iconic box logo t-shirt, including rapper Tyler, The Creator, former boxer Mike Tyson, pop star Lady Gaga, and even the muppet Kermit the Frog. The Kate Moss posters are plastered all over the streets of New York City in anticipation of the upcoming Spring season. The poster of Kate Moss have definitely created a buzz, and has everybody excited to see what Supreme will come up with for their Spring/Summer collection.
Jay-Z and Kanye West release their second music video off their latest collaboration album, Watch the Throne. Otis, their first single from Watch the Throne, was highly popular, and their second single N****s in Paris is due to be even more popular. N****s in Paris is known as the song Jay-Z and Kanye West would perform multiple times during any given concert. In Detroit particularly the duo performed N****s in Paris a total of seven times in one night.
La MJC teams up with ELKA in celebration of their 10th anniversary by putting a spin on a classic ELKA jacket. La MJC, a creative agency out of Paris, are clearly inspired by the French flag, as the iconic blue, white, and red of the French flag is seen in their 10th anniversary ELKA jacket. The jacket is shorter then a typical parka, and also features slight updates, such as a breathable inner, and adjustable cuffs. The jacket is currently available on the Norse Projects website.
The Blizzard Magazine is a relatively new soccer publication. The Blizzard is the perfect magazine for all soccer enthusiasts, as acclaimed soccer journalist, author and editor of the Blizzard, Jonathan Wilson, has called upon some of the most respected soccer journalists to write for the Blizzard. Jonathan WIlson writes for the Guardian, and is an author of some great books, such as Inverting the Pyramid: A History of Football Tactic, and The Anatomy of England: A History in Ten Maches. Currently the publication is in its third issue, and has been received superbly in the soccer world. An added plus to the Blizzard is he fact that magazine is attainable on a "pay what you want" basis, and are available digitally also. If you are interested in the Blizzard and want a closer look, head over to the website below.
Ronnie Fieg gives his twitter followers a sneak preview of his latest collaboration with ASICS. Ronnie Fieg puts a salmon and baby blue colourway on ASICS GT-II for his latest shoe design with ASICS. The colour scheme shows a resemblance to one of Fieg's previous designs, the ASICS Gel-Lyte III "Salmon Toe", which was received extremely well amongst sneakerheads, and in the sneaker community. This upcoming sneaker will become available sometime in 2012. Keep checking FN Mag for more details on the release of these stunning sneakers.
TIME Magazine being one of America's leading magazine has expanded its publication to a more global audience. TIME Magazine now has four versions of their monthly print including a European, Asian, and a North Pacific edition. Three of the four upcoming February editions showcases Lionel Messi who is currently the best soccer player in the world and one of the best athletes of his generation. However the American editon has choosen to not publish the cover with Messi. Although the growth and popularity of soccer has increased considerably over recent years, it does not compare to football and basketball in the United States. The American edition choosing to publish "The Power of Shyness" over Leonel Messi is surprising and revealing.
Theophilus London releases the second instalment of his Tour De Roses: LVRS LIFE series. In part 1 of the series, Theophilus London is seen in Cleveland kick starting his Tour De Roses tour. Part 2 sees London and his entourage in Vancouver, Canada. The video is done by Alex Viau, and the music featured is Theophilus London's very own song, Last Name London, but given a Brodinski Remix.
If you need a new case for your Macbook Pro or iPad, take a look at Blackbox Case. At Blackbox Case they make cases for Macbook Pros, of any size, and iPad 2s. What differentiates Blackbox Case from their competitors is the fact they hand-make all of their cases out of wood. The perception would be that the wood will make for a bulky and heavy case, but at Blackbox Case they have some how found a way to create a sleek, and light case out of wood. Cases come in either bamboo, or oak. For a closer look at their products, head over to their website below.
The prestigious TED Prize was given to an idea for the first time since its inauguration in 2005. Usually the prize is awarded to an individual who demonstrates activism in a certain field. The prize winner is given $100, 000 to aid in his/her efforts in their respective projects and more importantly, "One Wish to Change the World". Previous winners include celebrity chef Jaime Oliver, for his work against childhood obesity, and street artist JR, for his work breaking social barriers in politics, and promoting individuality. In 2012 the TED Prize for the first time is being given to an idea; the idea being "The City 2.0". The idea "The City 2.0" explains how the human race will be able to live sustainably in the future, by "promoting innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity". The individual who will grant the wish and speak at the 2012 TED Conference, on behalf of "The City 2.0" has not been determined as of yet. The TED Conference will take place in Long Beach, California, spanning from February 27th to March 2nd. The speaker for "The City 2.0" will grant his/her wish on third day of the conference on the 29th of February.
Lionel Messi was seen sporting the new blue/white/electricity colour-way for the Adidas F50 Adizero during FC Barcelona's match versus heated rivals Real Madrid C.F on Wednesday. Most recently Messi was spotted wearing a personalized pair of Adidas F50 Adizeros , in honor of his achievement of capturing his third Ballon d'Or. The personalized pair of cleats featured a gold/white/orange colour-way, and also incorporated his tpersonal logo, as well as the years he had won the Ballon d'Or. Here is a closer look at the new Adidas F50 Adizero Blue/White/Electricity cleats.
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