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…It’s Movie Monday: Surface?


Surface is an experimental film, exploring the emotional journey from an underground urban perspective.

Surface Workflow

This ‘urban symphony’ transforms human actions and street objects into beats that harmoniously compose a grand audio and visual composition. The film emphasizes the ideas of ‘point of contact’, ‘human identity’ and notion of ‘live footprints’.


…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Zero S?

Zero S

The Zero S is “a high performance supermoto motorcycle that is revolutionary because it is fully electric”.

With a Z-Force power pack and a handmade aircraft grade aluminum alloy frame, the power-to-weight ratio of the Zero S is as equally at home in an urban environment as it is in the occasional off-road detour, and will take you as far as 60 miles at up to 60 miles per hour. Plus, with an electric motor providing instant acceleration, there is plenty of torque available to make the bike as fun as it is green.

If the fastest, cleanest and lightest bike around sounds like a good deal to you, then check out the Zero S. The world will thank you.

[Zero S]

[Via: Acquire]

…It’s Things Thursday: PURE*ZENDER?


The Plush Department PURE*ZENDER Art PC is a design computer with a ceramic casing that looks even better than it performs. (And that’s not to say that it performs poorly, with its Intel Core 2 Duo processor and all the bells and whistles of a modern computer, but just that it looks so damn good!)

I am handmade I am handpainted.
I am urban, graffiti i am street.
I am moulded and shaped and glazed. I am unique.
There is no other like me.
Inside me is a powerful machine.
I will help you to stay in contact with your friends, to watch movies and play games. I can assist you with your work while you are listening to music. I will help you to find things, people, places, new experiences.
I am there for you when you need me and sleep while you don’t. I wake up on the push of a button and do for you what you ask me to.
I am not a television or record player or calculator i am all of that at the same time and more.
I am fast and silent and beautiful.

The art itself was done by Zender, a well known Dutch artist whose unique street style lends itself well to this tiny box, and other limited edition PURE* Art computers in the works are scheduled from Delft Blue, Mijn Schatje, Piet Boon, and Edward van Vliet.

[Plush Department – PURE*ZENDER]


…It’s Things Thursday: 1333 Minna?

1333 Minna

If you’re looking for a unique fitted hat that combines contemporary urban style and aesthetic with old world craftsmanship and precision, then look no further than 1333 Minna.

1333 Minna is part of the Goorin Brothers hatmakers group, and “is an evolving alliance of artists and designers based in the heart of San Francisco. Each seasonal collection is crafted form fine fabrics adorned with custom patterns and inspired illustrations”.

This spring, the collection is designed by Reyes, Steel, Retna, and The Mac, all members of the world famous seventh letter crew. Each item is designed to challenge the limits of traditional design, while telling the stories of the artists through color, texture, and patterns.

There’s no denying that hats like these take a bold style to pull off right, but if that’s your thing, then 1333 Minna is for you.

[1333 Minna]

[Goorin Brothers]

…Junior doesn’t need a driver?


Stanley may have put Stanford on the map, but Junior wants to put the map away entirely and just go it alone. Part of the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, an unmanned vehicle competition, Junior is Stanford’s entry; and considering their track record, is sure to be a strong showing among the fierce competitors. Junior has some big shoes to fill though, as Stanley did take home the crown of the 2005 DARPA Challenge, a feat that required it to traverse 132 miles of barely charted desert land without any direct human intervention. For the 2007 DARPA Challenge, vehicles will travel through a 60-mile urban area course, obeying all traffic regulations, negotiating other traffic and obstacles, and merging into traffic, all on their own.

Junior isn’t just any old driverless car though; it features every gadget and gizmo an intelligent car could wish for, including a 360-degree laser rangefinder, bumper mounted lasers, RADAR, GPS, and a whole bunch of other things that are so complicated they are referred to by acronym only. Make sure to tune in November 3 to find out if Junior can continue Stanford’s excellence, or if a new king of the driverless town will be crowned.

[DARPA Grand Challenge]

[Wikipedia – DARPA Grand Challenge]

[CNET – Junior Photos]

[Via: Engadget]