Thursday, June 30, 2011

KINGS OF MILANO

You often hear about there being more more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. But after watching Kings of Milano by Luca Finotti for models.com, I'm thinking thats just a lie to keep us not so beautiful people feeling like we have worth. Because seriously, these boys are ADONISES.

They're gorgeous and they've got it made. And Mr. Finotti manages to encapsulate all this beauty in this short film which features the male supermodels of the S/S12 season. Francisco Lachowski and Janice Fronimakis are my favourites. <3


Male modeling’s royalty are on full display in director, Luca Finotti’s stunning tribute to masculine beauty. Fresh off the heels of Milan fashion week, he captures some of the biggest faces in the business, doing what they do best – raising your temperature while looking sultry in next to nothing.

I know I know, the formatting of this post is really wonky, but I cbf with fixing it.


Click read more for more hotness.


Thank you for being a friend....


And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
You would see, the biggest gift would be from me
and the card attached would say,
Thank you for being a friend

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

UNIQLO helps to SAVE JAPAN!

My mom and I were out on the town today for a movie, lunch and a bit of shopping when we passed by UNIQLO and saw these "SAVE JAPAN!" t-shirts. 

Supported and curated by Vogue and GQ, and designed by 10 world famous celebrities with message of support to Japan - the "SAVE JAPAN!" project was established immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake to support the affected parts of the country by providing information on area-specific relief efforts.




Even though I don't wear white and hardly wear t-shirts, I got the Victoria Beckham one for myself while my mom got the design by Alber Ebaz (pictured above). Honestly, I wouldn't call them all 'world-famous celebrities' because on one hand you have Lady Gaga and Karl Lagerfeld - and on the other, you get Blake Lively and Charlize Theron? Really? Seriously? This is UNIQLO's group of 10?

But whatever, can't argue with a good cause. UNIQLO will donate the profit of approximately 100 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society through the sale of these T-shirts at its stores around the world, to back recovery efforts in notheastern Japan.

If you're in Singapore, they're going at SGD24.90 a pop. Read more for the rest of the designs available:

Madly In Love With: John Frusciante

Take your lips off Anthony Kiedis's butt cheek for a moment.  Hear me out.

John Frusciante, aka former guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (from the original lineup) and amazing solo artist, writes kick ass songs. That was the point I came here to make. I mean he's a fantastic guitarist, inspired by Hendrix, yada yada yada, but I really like his lyrics and stuff, okay?

I'm not going to get into his bio or whatever because you could honestly just wikipedia it, but besides having 10 of his own albums, John has also laid down some guitar work for another one of my favorite bands, the Mars Volta. And that I believe gives him another 1 up in shear awesomeness.



The Past Recedes is my favourite John Frusciante song.
Click read more to have a listen/watch the official video.


This is pretty much how I feel. In chart form.


Yes I made that chart.
No, its not that great.
Might have ripped it off from somewhere.
I don't recall. Honestly.
I was just mapping my road to failure.

Pop Culture Popsicles

It's summer pretty much all over the world right now and besides a super cold pint, the next best thing to have when it's blasting hot outside is a popsicle.



And they're so much cooler (ICWUDT) when they're these popculture popsicles.


These super duper detailed popsicles are the creations of Stoyn, a Russian ad agency. What for, exactly? For fun, laughter, peace and joy, I guess. Only valid reason, really.

Not only are they gorgeous to look at, the crazy flavours they come in sound absolutely delicious as well. Nomming on Darth Vader's head that leaves a taste of blueberry & licorise in my mouth? Yes, please!

Read more to check out the other dessert designe and see how many of then you can easily recognize.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Get Drunk Not Fat

Like oh my god I totally count the calories in my drink.
I actually do not.
I count the drinks in my calories.

But either way Made Man prettied up Get Drunk Not Fat's chart and made it all nifty and readable. This is useful, especially if you're a college frat boy who double fists low-carb beer because you're watching your waistline.

Pansy.

Click read more for the full drink list. 

Lytro: The Start of A Picture Revolution?

Could you spot the difference between the two pictures above? Of course you did, you're a smart person. Different numbers are in focus in the pictures - 6 in one, 3 in the other. And there were no camera tecniques involved at all.

Just the amazing Lytro light-array camera which takes the concept of “auto-focus” to a whole new level.


The camera’s plenoptic sensor collects directional data that allows software to recognize when objects are on different planes. That means you can change the focal point of the photo even after you’re done shooting. You can also peek “behind” edges of objects in the foreground.  
You can try messing about with some photos taken with the Lytro in their gallery, where you can pick the spot you want the focus to be on.

While you can't walk in a store or browse the web to buy one yet -Lytro’s creator, Ren Ng, says he wants to release a consumer version later this year.

Go Asian Guy!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

RIP Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn passed away on Monday in a fatal car crash, together with his production assistant passenger Zachary Hartwell. He will always be one of my favorites on Jackass and Viva La Bam.

He was one bad ass mother fucker and his tragic passing is came as shock.
We will miss you Ryan.


Click read more for Ryan Dunn vs Don Vito video.

World's Steepest Roller Coaster

Get ready to shit your pants. Or die. 'Cause the Japanese have done it again.

To lift their spirits from this year's events, they've decided to cheer the country up by building the world's steepest rollercoaster. Fun times huh!


Debuting in mid-July in Japan's Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, the Takabisha rollercoaster features a nerve-and-ball-twisting 130 foot drop at 121 degrees. The ride also includes seven major twists over 1000 metres of track. Below is a video of this engineering wonder being constructed:


I can't wait to watch videos of people taking the ride. You just know they are going to be gems such as this.  And I guess the plus point here is getting a fantastic view of Mount Fuji before you collapse from sheer shock.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

GOOGLE x SUMMER

 
Happy First Day of Summer, white people! Today's Google Doodle to mark this momentous occasion is a, well, doodle by Takashi Murakami.

Here in Singapore, we've been melting and dying in this hot humid heat all year long! Welcome to the club.

You had me at bacon....


I'm not quite sure what's going on here, but it involves bacon.
And Ryan Reynolds.
*EXCITED*

Bow Bins for Bums

One thing I absolutely hate and can't for the life of me understand, is littering.

Were you just massively rude by blowing insane snot whilst strolling about but can't be arsed to walk that 2 feet to the bin to dispose your slimy tissue? Did you try to make a three-point bin toss in the office but when you missed, it was too difficult to get off your bum and pick it up? Pricks.


Hopefully, with these cute bins you'll be more inspired to stop being dirty.

Bow Bins are designed by Cordula Kehrer and produced by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines via fair trade NGO Preda. They're made from sustainably harvested rattan and reclaimed bins - the colorful plastic charmingly offsets the natural wickerwork. 

VERSACE X H&M

VERSACE will design for H&M this season, as the latest high fashion label to work with the Swedish high street brand.

The amazing Donatella Versace will launch H&M menswear, womenswear and homeware which will go on sale on November 17 - shortly followed by a pre-spring collection that will be available online from January 19.

BAHHHHH! The H&M store needs to open in Singapore now!!
I can't believe I'm missing out on all this fabulosity!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

JKT Presents: The Real Muppets Trailer

Hold your horses, guys - shit just got real.


After countless (or three) fake trailers that the Internet has been throwing around like dodgeball, the world is finally treated to an honest-to-goodness, fo-rea,l really-real trailer for the James Bobin-helmed, Jason Segel/Nicholas Stoller-penned, Bret McKenzie-composed Muppets movie.
When Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.
Honestly, I can't wait. Anybody who is anybody has to love The Muppets and with this film starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, etc - you know you won't be let down. At least, that what's my fingers are crossed for once it hits cinemas November 23rd.

Click read more for the three faux-teasers for a fake movie that were actually real-teasers for a real Muppets movie.  Errbody got Muppet-rolled.

Steampunk Rotary Smartphone


The steampunk movement churns out pretty whacky things and as someone who likes both tech and things that are ye ol' fashion, this prototype smartphone by Richard Clarkson makes my heart swell with glee. 

In response to the increasing popularity of touch screens, Clarkson took it upon himself to build a decidedly steampunky prototype that brings some of the physicality back to communication. The phone modification features a good old fashioned rotary dial disc that can be swapped out for a disc featuring, newer, but still good old fashioned buttons.

Visit the tumblr dedicated to the project here: http://rotarymechanical.tumblr.com/

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Darth Vader goes to Disneyland


Okay he was there for the revamped Star Tours ride.

Sometimes at church I imagine the priest saying "May the Force be with you" instead of peace.
Then I reply, "And also with you." And I feel extremely self satisfied.
Honestly, I just think it sounds more cordial.

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Madly In Love With: Just Jack

When I say just jack! I'm might not be referring to about the play by Jack McFarland from Will and Grace. More often then not I'm talking about British musician Just Jack.

The first time I heard Jack Allsopp aka Just Jack was when I was googling songs about discos back when I was nineteen. Random I know, but it was for my Stickam profile page and I had a reason for the disco related song choice but, I’m not going to share it. Because you are undeserving. Poorly crafted anecdotes aside, Just Jack’s Disco Friends has been one of my favorite songs since.


Just Jack to me defines how unique and diverse the British rap scene is. I'm not saying than rap has a universal everywhere else – I wrote a paper on Japanese hip-hop in university – but British rap does hold a special place in my heart, next to T.I, Coolio and Rick Ross.

I think Britian should declare him a national treasure.

Click read more to have a listen to killer Just Jack song, Stars In Their Eyes.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stan By Me

Remember back in the day – which was a Wednesday btw, when there were massive Britney verses Christina rivalries? Yeah, anyway I was 100% Team Britney. And even now I would still defend Queen Britney to the death. Haters to the left.

The site Stan-Wars.com was created for devotees such as myself and teaches legions of young stanlings how to stan for their favourite stars. In my opinion, the best stans  can be found on celebrity news portal Oh No They Didn't. If you want to stan like pro, you have to learn from the best, and the best stans are on ONTD being unreasonable and rock steady. 

But if you want a crash course on how to be a stan, Stan Wars provides you with the basic know-how needed to do so.

Here are a few of the life lessons in stanning as illustrated by Stan Wars:


A stan is defined as an overzealous and overly devoted fan of a celebrity; the word stan is derived from the Eminem song of the same name. 

I am a Britney stan. I listen to Hold It Against Me almost every single day. And if you've listened to Piece of Me you'd think she's the most incredible person in the world too. She has a gaggle of younglings, be hounded by the paparazzi, and still manages to be a super star. Queen Brit Brit for life.

And just as a side note: Blake Lively stans are the most ridiculous. I can't imagine how anyway could be a fan of such a talentless wench.

Click read more for amazing pics of Queen Britney on tour.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wrong: Happy Hot Dog Man

We pretended to be American this afternoon and played softball in the middle of nowhere under the merciless sun. And you know what the best part about a ball game is? 

HOT DOGS.

We had proper massive hot dogs while taking a break in between practice and games. Almost foot long weiners, steamed soft buns, ketchup and relish aplenty - the whole works! Hot dogs for a real man.



But this weirdos above have taken delicious fun-loving hot dogs and turned them into something really creepy and questionable.

I have no words except that this is a perfect Cannibalism starter kit.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Go the Fuck to Sleep

"All the kids from daycare are in dreamland. 
The froggie has made his last leap. 
Hell no you can't go to the bathroom, 
you know where you can go? The fuck to sleep."
 


Samuel L. Jackson voices this audiobook version of "Go The Fuck to Sleep,"  which was officially published today. Adam Mansbach is the amazing person who penned this book and is now officially my hero. Nothing says ultimate children's book like mad rhymes, great illustrations, and SLJ reading it out loud in a "I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!" fashion. 
The picture book begs sleepless children to "go the fuck to sleep" in a series of quaint, expletive-ridden verses. It soared to the top of book charts last month after a pirated PDF went viral, and calls this week from a New Zealand lobby group to ban it are only likely to add to its appeal.
I want this book.
It sounds so freaking incredible.
I want my mom to read it to me even.
I'm 23.
I don't care.

Click read more for a pic of the Indonesia Samuel L. Jackson doppelganger we saw on a coffee shop telly.
Otherwise you should fucking CLOSE YOUR EYES, CUT THE CRAP, SLEEP.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NPH Is Not Just For Gays Anymore

The ever amazing and over-the-tops Tony Awards happened this week, and the annual affair was made even better this year by being hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. 

Here's last night's beyond words opening - which you must watch to fill in the void in your life you never knew you had.


How can you not fall in love with who is possibly America's favourite gay guy and coincidentally every straight guy's idol? He even made Brooke Shields so nervous she completely fucked up her part. 

Also, he changes into a sparkly purple suit at the end. Therefore your argument, if any, is invalid.

Easter Egg:


Lovely and hot dueling hosts, NPH and Hugh Jackman. Among the songs in the "Dueling Duet" were "Anything You Can Do," from Annie Get Your Gun; "A Boy Like That / I Have A Love," from West Side Story; "Make 'Em Laugh," from Singin' In the Rain; "I Hope I Get It," from A Chorus Line; "Don't Rain on My Parade," from Funny Girl, "You're the Top," from Anything Goes; and "Let Me Entertain You," from Gypsy. "How To Succeed" "from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying"

Yes, things just got better. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cricket Trailers for the Almost Astronauts

It may seem like I have a thing for trailers / caravans. But I don't. At least I don't think I do. BUT THIS THING IS PRETTY NEAT.

Say hello to the Cricket Camping Trailer, designed by a NASA Architect. Featuring a very compact stove and sink, compact shower and toilet, a tiny dining table and a couch that folds flat providing sleep space for a couple of people. Or myself, because I like as much space as I can in my sleep for when I have crazy dreams involving running, kung fu, or both.

"Fast forward to 1999, the boy, now an architect and designer, moves to Houston to work at NASA on the International Space Station. He works on the “habitation module” (NASA speak for the place where astronauts eat, sleep, bathe, relax, i.e. their home). He is a “space” architect - mission accomplished. But he wants to design things that will actually get built…in his lifetime. He returns to earth, not sure what will follow

How cute right? And almost as good as being an astronaut. These are the kind of things one should feel their garden/backyards with, because while a bed of roses may be pretty - you can't sleep in them. So go ahead and buy one if you $10,000 - $17,000 to throw around

Thursday, June 9, 2011

GOOGLE X LES PAUL


It's the Les Paul 96th's birthday and today's Google doodle is one of the coolest and most apt ways to commemorate it. Google.com to pluck some sweet (digital) strings before the end of the day.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I want to eat food like these everyday.

Chicken Cacciatore - roasted chicken simmered in a savory tomato broth



Tortilla de Patatas (potato + egg awesomeness)



Crumbly pastry, chocolate filling with roasted hazelnuts







I also admire people who capture beautiful shots of food. One of my favourite foood blogs to read is AI from Japan.





this kid is smarter than you

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ben Harper


This man gives me chills.
The good happy kind.

Read.

In a week's time, I'll be something I've been aspiring to be for the past two years - unemployed. The thought of that thrills me for a whole lot of reasons, which can all be lumped together as time.

I'll finally have time to do so many things that I've made excuses for over the period I was studying, working and for a crazy period, both at the same time. One of the things I most look foward for is reading.


Read Your Book Case” bookcase by Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti for Saporiti.

Just this year alone, I've accumalated so many new books that I haven't had the chance to get started on. Most recently, I started on 'My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me' and it's been brilliant so far. It's collection of 40 new fairy tales by the likes of Shelley Jackson and Neil Gaiman.

When was the last time you read?

Monday, June 6, 2011

IT WILL GO ON FOREVER!



I never want it to end.... maybe this isn't such a bad idea?

Stay in school, kids.

Or don't. I'm not sure.



What bugs me the most is that random dangling apostrophe. Gosh. That really gets on my pet peeves.

Tech Geek Want: Flexbook

Ever since the iPad first entered the universe, every lady and her gardener has gotten themselves one and every consumer technology brand has decided to shit one out. Just to be cool and fit in. A bunch of high school kids, really.

While I don't have any burning desire to run out an buy myself a Playbook or something, I do quite want me one of these:



This is a Flexbook - designed by certain Taiwan-based Hao-Chun Huang for the Fujitsu Design Awards. Flexbook can be folded be folded for easy portability, or used as a gaming device, e-reader, tablet, or laptop which is just so frigging neat.



"With a waterproof keypad and 21:9 screen, 'flexbook' is designed for portability and range of use among the constantly connected. featuring a flexible structure with a center joint, the laptop can be folded into a range of configurations, while a 180-degree swivel touch screen offers different configurations of viewing, including a laptop and tablet mode."



I don't know about you but I honestly think this is one of the most handy dandy gadgets ever. Someone needs to make this shit real. Steve Jobs, are you there?

Read more for illustrations on how to make it happen.

Are you dating a cat?


Could come in handy for some of you.

On my Monday to-do list


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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hey NYC/LDN, what are you listening to?

One thing I've noticed on public transport in major cities (Tokyo, Manhattan, London, even here Singapore) is that gone are the days you just sit and enjoy the train or bus ride. I'm first to admit that whenever I forget to bring my earphones with me when I'm out on my own, I would actually consider turning back round to get them just to make time pass a little quicker.

Odd huh, we're a generation of people who aren't even comfortable with being alone with ourselves.

Anyhow, some folks have gone around New York and London, asking plugged in people what they're listening to and here are this cities' play lists. Such a simple yet neat idea really.

NYC:


LDN:


What I have been listening to on commute this past week is Glee The Music: Volume 6. I'm such a huge fan of the show, that I've unshamedly have all 6 albums plus The Warblers soundtrack. I know, I know..

If you were stopped on the street by that question and you were listening to something you were ashamed of (goth chick listening to Spice Girls?), would you lie or tell the truth?

Click read more for the track lists.

13,538 Yawn Worthy Calories


Why would you consume loaves of white bread and then have a separate lot of sandwiches? Are the sandwiches made from a different type of bread? Whole meal? This bitch. Seriously. And there's no frosting on that cake. Or red meat anywhere. Why isn't there a steak or burger? Or bacon. Ughhh, digestive biscuits. It's like she's actually on a fucking diet. 

I could do more damage at a dinner time visit to Outback Steakhouse.

If I were to consume 13,538 calories a day, it would be 13,538 sexciting drool worthy calories. She really needs to wipe that smug look off her face. Way to eat large helpings of the most boring foods imaginable tubby.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

More weird Japanese shit

Japan, the stuff your people come up with just keeps getting stranger and stranger:

Japanese designer Aya Tsukioka has designed a skirt that doubles as a disguise to make the wearer look like a Coca Cola machine. She unveiled her design in Tokyo by claiming she hopes it will help ease women's fear of crime.

By unfolding the sheet and stepping to the side of the street, she showed how a woman walking alone could hide behind it to outfox a potential attacker. She says the idea was inspired by a trick used by Japanese ninja assassins, who cloaked themselves in black blankets so they couldn't be seen at night.


There's a point where you have ask
WTF?!

Honestly, if I were the 'potential attacker', I would be deterred only because I'd be too busy laughing. It's hard to carry out a full on assault when you're in the middle of a giggle fit. But then I guess the design could be effective if you look at it that way.

Click read more for a video clip of the transformation.

Friday, June 3, 2011

JKT Presents: Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Coldplay release their new single 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' just, take a listen!



What a load of positive energy! It's definitely much happier sounding than their usual stuff, and the more I listen to it, the more I like it. Or I could just be biased as I am forever madly in love with Coldplay.

You lucky white folks can download it from iTunes here: http://cldp.ly/itunescp (except in the UK, where it will be released to download stores at 12.01am on Sunday June 5th)

VW's Edible Ad

Volkwagen have created something incredible. They've combined advertising with food (and I don't mean like an ad about food). What is it? Well the hint was in the opening sentence. Because seriously, you can't spell incredible without the edible! GET IT? AHAHAHAH I know I crack me up too.

Kill me now.

Anyway I love food and I love advertising and this is a perfect mishmash of both.



The ingredients are listed on the side as "glutinous rice flour, water, salt, propylene glycol, FD&C colour, glycerine." Meaning it's actually legit eatable. I wouldn't have it as a lunch snack, but it's good to know that if I were in a desert island situation stuck with only a car magazine, I could use this as a food source.

Someone should print an entire edible magazine. Make reduce, reuse, recycle happen via my belly. Just saying.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ridiculous Things: iPad Dry Erase Board



This is for all the homeboys who:

a) hate the iPad
b) are too cool to admit that they want to buy an iPad
c) can't afford one
d) dropped their iPad in the toilet / bathtub while playing with it in the bathroom

But seriously though, this great for app developers cos the iPad Dry Erase Board allows you mock up and sketch elements of your apps UI as they’d appear on the actual device.



Features:
- Two dry erase markers with eraser cap- one black, one red.
- Interaction key.
- UI Stencils Stickers.
- 9" x 12" size
Of course you could actually just.... draw one yourself. But you must be lazy. So just buy one here for $25.

(Also, are the product pics supposed to show a navigational application of sort? Cos it looks like a monster.)