Last month, Beats by Dre headphones went in for a thorough slagging across the internet, and on this here blog, on the basis of a teardown of the flashy cans. The exercise, conducted by a venture capital outfit called Bolt that focuses on hardware startups, seemed to prove that the headphones were a sham. It turns out that the teardown itself was based on a sham: The headphones were counterfeit. But as revealed by our own teardown of what we’re pretty sure is a legit pair of Beats, Bolt wasn’t wrong about the quality of these devices.
ShelfPack, the luggage with built-in shelves.
“Midnight in Red” Another GORGEOUS painting by Jeremy Mann
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California (MOAH) Presents:
A LEFT COAST RETROSPECTIVE OF DESIGNER TOYS
THE ART OF TOYS:
July 18, 2015 – September 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11am – 6pm
Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx Artist Management & PR have been invited to guest curate an exhibition focusing on Art Toys. This exhibition will feature the top artists and brands who have come to define this art movement over the past twenty years.
This is the very first West Coast museum exhibition to address the history of the art toy. Concentrating on West Coast artists, stores, and manufacturers, it opens the weekend following Comic Con. Gathering participants who will be in town for Comic Con to spend Friday and Saturday (July 17 –18) at MOAH. An exclusive, ticketed opening reception, with entertainment, bar, and hors d’oeuvres for VIPs and guest artists will take place on Friday night from 710pm, followed by a limited signing with artists on Saturday.
THE ART OF TOYS: A LEFT COAST RETROSPECTIVE OF DESIGNER TOYS will open to the public on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California (MOAH). This exhibition will also feature murals by artists David P. Flores, Hueman (Allison Torneros), and Angry Woebots(Aaron “Woes” Martin), with a special installation by Kozyndan, and more. Other events will include panel discussions, workshops, and a film screening. MOAH’s Vault store will feature selected art toys and more for sale, curated by the Coachella Boutique’s Jon Halperin. Artists include: Gary Baseman,Luke Chueh, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Buff Monster, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Mark Ryden, Greg (CRAOLA) Simkins, and more. Over 80 artists, stores, and manufacturers will be included in this exhibition. Stores/brands include: Toy Art Gallery, DKE Toys, Giant Robot, Meltdown, Munky King, Necessaries Toy Foundation, Pretty In Plastic, Silent Stage Gallery, Super 7, 3D Retro, Circus Posterus / Stranger Factory, and many more.
Social Media: #theartoftoys #leftcoasttoys #moahlancaster #lancasterplay
Heidi Johnson | Hijinx Artist Management & PR | 323.204.7246 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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For more information, please visit lancastermoah.org or call 661.723.6250
Purchase tickets to VIP party on July 17 here: http://www.lmpaf.org/
Fear the Walking Dead, the spinoff of crazy-popular zombie apocalypse comic-book-series-turned-TV-show, will kick off on Aug. 23, according to news from San Diego Comic-Con.
You can see the new trailer right now, though.
Earlier today, AMC released the trailer for season six of The Walking Dead, which kicks off on Oct. 11. You can watch that trailer over here.
And if you're not all Robert Kirkmaned out by then, check out this feature on what makes the man behind The Walking Dead and a slew of other popular comics tick.
A trailer for Season Six of The Walking Dead premiered at San Diego Comic-Con and, finally, Morgan looks to be playing a much larger role.
United by mourning and healing, the people of Toronto have rallied around an anonymous hero – a dead raccoon who lay on the sidewalk for more than 12 hours before the city’s animal services finally scooped it up to take it to a better place.
After he was reported to Toronto’s city administration on the morning of July 9th, more than 12 hours elapsed before he was eventually removed. In that time, a memorial shrine was erected around the poor guy, complete with photos, cards, candles, roses, and a trending hashtag – #deadraccoonto. At around 11:00 at night, the party was over – animal services finally picked him up, more than a little chagrined.
More info: Twitter
At 9 A.M. on Thursday, a man in Toronto reported a dead raccoon on the sidewalk to the city
Around noon, however, someone placed a note next to it
6 hours later, he was found with a flower, a card and a framed photo
Someone gave the raccoon its own personal memorial hastag, #DeadRaccoonTO
Sharpies and memorial cards appeared
At around 8 P.M., he was still there, and the flowers were piling up
One city councilor offered to leave bins open as a sign of mourning and respect
The councilor even made a Drake reference
Almost 12 hours later – at 8:20 P.M. – the raccoon was still there
Passersby began a candlelight vigil
Someone even places a Jesus candle
“The proper authorities will only move this little fella when enough funds are raised”
People continued to leave him messages of love and grief
Toronto’s animal services showed up around 11:00
Goodnight, sweet prince
He’s gone, but people are still lighting candles
Tomohide Ikeya solo exhibition at ヴァニラ画廊(Vanilla Gallery): 「BREATH - MOON」 - On view through July 18, 2015. To learn more about it, please visit: https://beautifulbizarre.net/2015/07/04/tomohide-ikeya-vanilla-gallery/
Pornhub has really outdone itself this time. After inventing a wearable that lets you charge your gadgets by jerking off , the popular purveyor of freemium pornography is now offering an uncanny robot butt that twerks. It even comes with a virtual reality headset that offers “the first 3D cybersex experience.” Welcome to the future, pervs.
NOAA’s El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) discussion center released its latest predictions for the gigantic weather event today and, well, are you ready for some El Niño? Because wet weather is almost totally certainly coming to the Western US. The question is, how much?
this is beautiful
EDM drops are played out. They've become so ubiquitous and overblown in recent cuts that the line between parody and actual music has become difficult to distinguish. Yet a handful of DJs may have found the perfect replacement. At a recent set in Brisbane, Australia, DJ duo Mashd N Kutcher hit their audience with what may be the most unexpected and jaw-dropping drop ever heard. The track builds and builds, reaching for face-melting glory, coming closer and closer, when suddenly...
Source: YouTubeSmooth. For the unhip and uninitiated, that is a sample of Spandau Ballet's 1983 new wave classic "True." Watching hundreds of amped-out ravers suddenly moan in disappointment has proved to be a true delight. The clip has gone viral, getting picked up by Stereogum, Mashable and the Independent. But the funniest part is this seems to be the beginning of a much larger trend. Read More
The goal of the “Angry Chicken” build in Diablo III is simple: turn your Witch Doctor into a fast, unstoppable chicken as often as possible and do massive damage.
Capcom normally keeps things pretty traditional when it comes to Street Fighter’s classic roster. Characters like Ryu and Chun-Li have barely changed since their debuts in the 80s and 90s respectively. But Ken, well, Ken is now different.
Fuck the police all ages yield surrender!
Growth, an innovative pot design inspired by the Japanese art of origami, grows together with your plant, expanding to accommodate more soil and a wider root network. This design, by the London-based duo at Studio Ayaskan, aims to make plant pots more sustainable than ever.
“In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused,” the designers, Bike and Begum Ayaskan, told Contemporist. “The modern approach to building is the opposite. Here, things exist in stages: objects are produced, used, discarded… Growth, through it’s carefully calculated origami pattern, mimics nature’s ability to grow and transform by unfolding over time, bringing these qualities to the manufactured object.”
The gorgeous photography/digital art of Daria Endresen