Archive for April, 2008
Attacks in the first three months of this year were up 20 percent compared with the same period in 2007, analysts say. Last year saw more pirate attacks than the year before. And while the motive is still money, today’s pirates are a far cry from the eye-patched, peg-legged swashbucklers of Hollywood.
“The only thing today’s pirates have in common with the romantic vision people have of pirates is that they are ruthless criminals who exploit very vulnerable people at sea,” said Pottengal Mukundan of the International Maritime Bureau, which monitors shipping crime.
Today’s maritime muggers don night-vision goggles, carry rocket launchers and navigate with global positioning devices. With the ransoms they collect, pirates can sometimes earn up to $40,000 a year, analysts say. That’s a fortune for someone from an impoverished country. A spate of well-publicized attacks this month has cast the problem in sharp relief.
Lalique are known for their exquisite crystal work and impressive pieces. This Turtle vase is named after the reptile due to its design which imitates the shell of a turtle. This vase is from their Sculpture d’lumiere collection and is available in both black and white crystal versions. The Lalique Turtle Vase is made in Lalique’s workshops in Alsace, France and is a limited edition with only nine hundred and ninety nine pieces being made.
if you are interested in modeling for Motive Missions this summer when we drop our new summer t-shirts. text me your number at this number 410-350-9367 and send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org i will be in contact. “girls and guys”
This is the new track of of the upcoimg “mix tape about nothing” that Wale is going to drop. on this he touches on the lack of support good MC’s and other artist get from the fans that download and then don’t support when the albums come out and how its, well the perfect plan to kill hiphop as a art form through lack of sales. with that said wale comes of killer on this. Click here to listen
whenever Kanye is involved in something their is always a high level of taste involved. nuf said
Brandy feat. kanye West – Talk about our love
Hublot are the time keeping sponsors of the Euro 2008 football tournament being held in Switzerland and Austria this year and to mark the occasion they have released a limited edition Big Bang. They are already sponsoring the Swiss national football team and have released a limited edition Big Bang for that. The Euro 2008 Big Bang features a unique chronograph movement named the HUB45 which times forty five minutes (half of one game) instead of one hour. Hublot have also designed a watch specifically for the referees in order to assist with their time keeping but will not be available to the public. Only two thousand and eight will be made as well as two hundred and fifty in a gold case version.
Kohler will be showcasing it’s new articulated Karbon Faucet for the kitchen at ICFF next month. The faucet, which looks like a stylized robot arm on a space shuttle, is highly functional. It can assume and keep any pose and is fully extendable, but most interesting, especially for small kitchens, when finished it folds up into a surprisingly compact space. Watch the video after the jump. Did we mention the joystick control?
Louis Vuitton designers Marc Jacobs and Takashi Murakami who are credited with creating the Louis Vuitton Multicolore monogram print have a new take on the Louis Vuitton monogram, named Monogramouflage. The Monogramouflage design features the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram on a military camouflage background. Currently only canvasses like the one pictured above are available in a limited edition of one hundred at the Brooklyn Museum in New York during an exhibition of Murakami’s work. Bags and other items featuring the new print will be available in June.