Powered by the most advanced ethanol burner, the Globe from Vauni is a free-standing, chimney-free fireplace that can rotate 360 degrees on its 'foot', so you can experience the pleasure of your home fire wherever you choose to sit. Simple and safe to use, this concrete-lined pod of fire can be regulated with a built-in control. Absolutely no compromise on aesthetics; Vauni - global warming at its finest.
Globe is Vauni and viewable at selected showrooms.
I have just done my first design to submit to Threadless and they have just accepted it for scoring! (oooh it is actually quite exciting).
My normal Podbears (from my avatar) have gone all Steampunk, and they would really appreciate some kudos (it took a lot to convince them they didn't look silly). So if you would like to show them some steamy love, please click on over to Threadless and vote for them to be immortalised on Tees!
The Waters Edge Development is set at the heart of the Cotswold water park not far from the former Roman settlement of Cirencester. Each of the homes offer completely unobstructed views from the large decks built directly over the lake.
"The properties have been designed to offer unrivalled breadth, light and wide open spaces. However, the most distinctive feature of any Waters edge property is its frontage. Unobstructed views from the interior complement decking that runs directly along the edge of the 28 acre lake. The relationship between a Waters edge home and its environment is integral to making this development so special."
The houses take cues from continental modernism, something still rare in the UK, with its stringent planning regulations (which somehow stop innovation under the pretext of making things in-keeping with the area, but allow the larger developers to fill the country with horrific mock Tudor and Georgian pastiche, built from plans that have probably been lying around since the late 70's)
The Cotswold Water Park is Britain's largest wetland nature reserve (It is man-made however, the lakes being former quarries)
The homes come with the restriction that you can only be in residence a maximum of 11 months of the year. Making these most suitable to those in the market for a second home in the Cotswolds.
While I personally think it is slightly disheartening that these are "second" homes, it's great to see contemporary house design being deployed on a slightly larger scale in the UK. One would hope this will help the case for individuals, architects and developers looking to build contemporary homes for family residence throughout the nation.
I always, always, wanted a Pug. I'm simply a sucker for a squashed face. With a real-life version not really a practical option for me at the moment then I will happily make do with this little patterned puppy.
Designed by print-star extraordinaire Erdem, exclusively for Start London, and available in a selection of Erdem prints, he can be yours to take home for £120.
This collaboration came about due to Start's owner's affection for the breed, as her own pugs are often found kipping under desks at Head Office!
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This doesn't officially drop till next month via Highpoint Lowlife, but you can grab it now. Depakote's last set "It Ain't '94 Anymore" dropped just at the close of 2009 and was probably one of the best instrumental hip hop albums of that year. I've certainly played it a vast amount. This new album is heavily influence by Harmony Korine's film "Gummo" from which it draws it's title and a slightly darker vibe than its predecessor.
Stand out track for me is "Lilykoranic", but the whole album is solid and did I mention free, so grab a copy below.
Download: Depakote - The Gummo Album
Ivana Pilja is a new young fashion talent hailing from Serbia. These shots from her new collection will be presented at FASHIONCLASH 2010. The collection consists of 12 pieces, all in black that play on geometric themes. Her work really puts me in mind of another upcoming fashion designer, Samantha Cole.
Five years ago, acclaimed Japanese fashion photographer and music video director Kazuaki Kiriyamade an explosive and groundbreaking assault on the movie world with his directorial debut feature, the visually stunning and hugely ambitious sci-fi epic, ‘Casshern’. Now, Kiriya returns in his own inimitable style with the equally spectacular period, fantasy action-adventure, Goemon.
Produced by Kiriya and legendary producer Takashige Ichise (The Ring; Dark Water; The Grudge; Shutter) and boasting a star-studded cast that includes Yosuke Eguchi (Shaolin Girl), Takao Osawa (Ichi; Sky High), Jun Kaname (Blood; K-20; Casshern), Tetsuji Tamayama (Norwegian Wood; Casshern) and Susumu Terajima (Casshern; Ichi The Killer), Goemon is based on the exploits of the film’s eponymous, ninja bandit hero – the Japanese folklore equivalent of Robin Hood.
The year is 1582 and the ruler of Japan, Oda Nobunaga, has been brutally murdered leaving the country in a state of political chaos. Meanwhile, a chivalrous thief known as Goemon, whose loyalties lay with Nobunaga, has risen as a hero figure amongst the populace thanks to his propensity for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Goemon’s latest haul, stolen from one of his arch-enemies, includes a small wooden box of Western origin which he believes to be worthless and accidentally bestows upon a young street urchin. In truth, the box is a priceless artifact - a true Pandora’s box that holds a deep secret coveted and sought by Japan’s most powerful and deadly warlords.
Realising his error, Goemon seeks to regain possession of the box before it falls into the wrong hands. But its existence has also attracted the interests of a legendary swordsman, Matahachi, the legendary ninja Hattori Hanzo, and Goemon’s fearsome former friend and current rival, Saizo. With such a prize at stake, the stage is set for a series of bloody frays between Japan’s most skilled and deadly ninjas and swordsmen in a conflict that will have a profound effect on the country’s future.
Goemon (15) is released by Momentum Pictures and opens at selected UK cinemas on 23rd July 2010.
l m n o p shop is an interesting little find containing interesting little finds. With an actual shop in Brighton and a virtual shop in Cyberspace, l m n o p is a platform for artist made and self published books, prints, cards, zines and other curiosities ranging from the ironic to the surreal, the witty to the tongue in cheek, or simply just the aesthetically pleasing. If you are looking for original prints for your walls, or perhaps an original gift, or suddenly feel the urgent need to send somebody a poo card it’s well worth checking out.
In a time where technology allows everything to be captured in super sharp high definition. Many look back at the hazy imagery of the past with nostalgia (If their old enough) and envy (If they are not). There's something calming and innately artistic in the grain and colour imbalance found in old images and film. Lomography is becoming ever more popular and now Superhead have produced a new version of their Digital Harinezumi camera which allows the user to capture images somewhat akin to the old 8mm camera's of the past, as well as lomo like snaps. aesthetically its form resembles that of the old 110 film that was a popular choice for home snaps in the 70's and early 80's. For those that want that retro feel without the retro hassle of purchasing film and getting it developed the Digital Harinezumi 2 looks to be a great choice.