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LIP Watches – Retro french horology...

The French brand LIP has been around 150 years but have been hard to obtain anywhere outside Europe. Now, under the watchful eye of Lip’s new design director Prisca Briquet they have now reissued some of their most important models from a modern collection that remains as visionary today as when first launched 35 years ago.

LIP Watches – Retro french horology
posted on: May 21, 2009 | author: Edna

Hard Graft – handmade gear bag goodness...

Do you yearn for a sexy laptop case? Are you one of those people who need to have their phone surgically attached to them? Or are you just frustated by failed attempts to keep a pen near your moleskine at all times? Fear not vain and/or incompetant airhead trendsetter, Hard Graft are here to make everything right again. Hard Graft are Austrian “purveyors of fine handmade felt & leather phone and ipod cases, macbook sleeves and bags”. With a devotion to natural and sustainable materials all of Hard Graft’s products are made using 100% wool felt and premium European ainline leather. (I have no idea what ainline leather is but i’m sure this link will explain it for...

Hard Graft – handmade gear bag goodness
posted on: May 18, 2009 | author: thedirtymexican

Adversity brings out creativity

Supposedly this great period of financial turmoil will be a boon to the arts and self expression as  we all try to make sense of this new paradigm into which we’ve been plunged. Can’t remember where I read that but I’m pretty sure that was the gist of one of the many ‘it won’t be so bad’ things the NYT, SMH, Guardian, et al. put out from time to time. I imagine Cards of Change is exactly the type of thing they imagine popping up all over the place. A project started by a group of laid off TBWA/Chiat/Day employees the idea is that you take your business card from your freshly former place of employment, scratch out...

Adversity brings out creativity
posted on: May 12, 2009 | author: thedirtymexican

Audrey Kawasaki – New work from solo show in Japan...

[ad#textonly] One of our favourite contemporary artists, Audrey Kawasaki is having her first solo show in Japan. You’d think, as famous as she is and a name like Kawasaki – she’d already been having shows there. But alas, she is based in L.A. Her show is going to be at Space Yui in Aoyama, Tokyo. If you aren’t already a fan – you’ve most probably at least seen her distinctive paintings of girls on wood (no pun intended) floating around the interweb. She’s considered a rising star in LA’s art scene but more importantly she is internationally famous due to the great reaches of the interweb. According to Wikipedia; she is known as a painter and erotic artist,...

Audrey Kawasaki – New work from solo show in Japan
posted on: May 6, 2009 | author: Edna

Turntable that makes MP3’s, looks really sweet...

The Handy Trax USB is built by a Tokyo-based DJ gear manufacturer Vestax, not only plays your records but also digitizes them via a USB connection. That’s technical terminology for ‘making mp3s’. It’s about as big as an A3 sized book, weighs about 2kg and comes with a sleek carry case – making it quite portable. It’s equipped with a probably crappy sounding mono speaker – but it has line out connections meaning you can plug it into your amp or some proper speakers.  Runs on batteries or AC adapter. Music can be digitized through the USB port (Windows or Mac). [ad#textonly] And for those who get it, it’s worth mentioning that it has a belt driven motor,...

Turntable that makes MP3’s, looks really sweet
posted on: May 4, 2009 | author: Edna

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