As you know, Google Earth is candid camera for unsuspecting pedestrians and animals, and artist Jon Rafman has made it his duty to search the virtual streets for the most bizarre and fleeting moments captured by Google’s army of hybrid vehicles.
Now in the hands of super-stylish Swedish hotel brand Nobis, Fabriken Furillen‘s rooms are awash with luxury and emotive aesthetic – Hästens beds, Bang & Olufsen TVs, cast-iron fireplaces and reindeer hide rugs – the restaurant offers up all that locally-sourced, foraged goodness, and the setting? Stop reading, and start looking…
Based on a vintage-style Los Angeles street map, this litho print street map has over 900 film titles including cinema classics such as Lost Highway, On the Waterfront, Jurassic Park, Reservoir Dogs, Carlito’s Way, Nightmare on Elm Street, Valley of the Dolls and Chinatown in place of landmarks and areas.
For the inauguration of First Floor Under, a pop-vanguard culture magazine, artists Moreno De Turco and Mirco Pagano spent more than 200 hours lining up the CDs to recreate the portraits of seven world-famous musicians: Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Freddie Mercury.
Inspired by the work of Japanese artist HAROSHI, who creates sculptures from old skateboard decks pressed together, skate apparel label Diamond Supply Co. have released a pair of glasses with the frames produced in the same manner. The sunglasses first premiered at the Agenda tradeshow in California and will no doubt be released shortly!
Bringing the Neopolitan-style version of this people’s choice out into America’s west coast Bay Area community is Del Popolo. This mobile pizzeria, made from a modified shipping container atop a truck, features an Italian-made, wood-fired oven which can be seen by the drooling customers through a glass window side. Never in one place for too long, Del Popolo advertises its location through Twitter a day or so in advance, and one gets the feeling its fans follow it with an excitement akin to that of a secret gig by their favourite band. Keeping the menu focused has cut down on the kitchen paraphernalia needed, but the beast, which took more than eighteen months to get on the road, still tips the scales at 33,000lbs, and needs a special licence to drive.
As anyone who skates will know, skateboarding at night is pretty much impossible. Even if there are streetlights you’ll come across annoying shadows and black spots. In an attempt to solve this problem, artist Koo Jeong-A has created the world’s first glow in the dark skate park entitled OTRO. The park is located in Brussels, Belgium, and has been built from a green phosphorescent concrete.
If you’ve always dreamed of living like an original ganster, you’ll be pleased to hear that a massive compound on Palm Island in Miami, which previously belonged to Al Capone, is available for $9.95 million. The waterside lot is roughly the size of a football field and features a huge pool, recreation room, private dock, ornate plasterwork and a black-and-gold Art Deco powder room that looks the same as when Capone used it.
With the “The Hungover Cookbook” you can now cook your comforting recipes at home(if you can muster up the strength to get out of bed). The hardcover book by Milton Crawford is a fun way to assess, understand, and improve a hangover. A great gift for someone that enjoys having a few drinks and good food.