Archive for January, 2008

History Lesson! #1

January 31, 2008

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In 1919 the FEINBLOOM brothers from Rochester, Abe and Bill, founded the KNICKERBOCKER KNITTING COMPANY . Their main goal was to provide training material to boot camps (and mainly socks). After a day to day watching of military practice, the brothers came up with a revolutionary item, the infamous sweatshirt. The products spread like wildfire across U.S colleges. The « Grey marl » and the brand CHAMPION were born.
Few years later they created the hooded sweatshirt and the zip one for Football purpose. Then, they struck again with the mesh that were soon used for basket ball throwbacks in 1938. All the major events of modern sport garment are part of CHAMPION timeline. When we consider the  place of sportswear into our culture, we can only conclude that Champion is the grandfather of streetwear. Text by APOLLO CREED

from Black Rainbow web site

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Pharrell x Louis Vuitton Jewelry video

January 26, 2008


 

Promo for Blason, Pharrell’s new jewelry line with Louis Vuitton.

(Only for the grown and sexy)Celestial Collection By David Oscarson

January 24, 2008
The Celestial Collection is the eighth in the David OscarsonTM series of Limited Edition writing instruments. Produced in five color variations, each will be limited to production of 88 pieces (including fountain pens and roller balls).

The Celestial Collection continues in the spirit of artistic mastery and the tradition of Old World craftsmanship by combining the centuries-old technique of Guilloché with the art and expertise of Hard Enamel. Each Collection piece is engraved with multiple levels of Guilloché, then adorned with multiple colors of Hard Enamel. The five breathtaking color pairs featured on the caps stand in bold contrast to the translucent midnight blue hard enamel on the barrels

(Cutthroat side note: might be good for neck jabbing if you get in a scuffle)
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Wally Yacht: Stealth Bomber Luxury

January 24, 2008

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the Wally yacht from, where else, Monte Carlo. Developing super sleek, hi-tech powerboats and sail boats for the last fifteen years, Wally crafts boats from carbon fibre, with silhouettes that bring to mind a stealth bomber. PingMag chatted with Wally founder Luca Bassani about the ultimate luxury plaything.

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Ghostface Killah (P.S.A)

January 23, 2008

 This is real talk Ghost. I got a promo copy and i still copped one from the store!  Hold the God down! or hip hop will be Dead….

Wald W216, CL-Class Benz

January 21, 2008
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 click here for video if you can stand it!

Wald W216, give some ?serious? attitude to your CL-Class
Uploaded by ManualGear

Barack Obama at MLK’s Church

January 21, 2008

Monkey’s Brain controls Robot….

January 21, 2008

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Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have used a monkey’s brain activity to control a robot on the other side of the globe.In what researchers tout as a first-of-its-kind experiment, monkeys’ thoughts controlled the walking patterns of a robot in Japan.

“They can walk in complete synchronization,” said Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, who also is the Anne W. Deane Professor of Neuroscience at Duke. “The most stunning finding is that when we stopped the treadmill and the monkey ceased to move its legs, it was able to sustain the locomotion of the robot for a few minutes — just by thinking — using only the visual feedback of the robot in Japan.”

read more at Informationweek

Erykah Badu “The Healer” (Produced by Madlib)

January 21, 2008

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Erykah Badu has teamed up with one of my favorite producers Madlib to create the new track  “The Healer”  A real chilled out track, a perfect match!

To listen click here 

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2008

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He loved us so much!  

I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have the faith needed to move mountains-but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned-but if I have no love, this does me no good.

~1 Corinthians 13:1-13