How David Blaine plans to float up to 25,000 feet using just helium balloons watch
DB takes flight this Monday, August 31 6:00AM ET . Watch it free on YouTube with ads or get YouTube Premium to watch ad-free with exclusive bonus footage. Read more on British GQ here.
Do we really need another Batman Movie? watch (Editor’s note: Maybe!)
Starring Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Zoe Kravitz, Collin Farrell, Russel Crowe, and Jeffrey Wright (Bernard!)… “The Batman” is set to open in theaters October 1, 2021.
Lydia Cambron’s Splendid Isolation via Colossal more
2020: an isolation odyssey is a reenactment of the iconic finale of 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). Restaged in the context of home quarantine, the journey through time adapts to the mundane dramas of self-isolation–poking fun at the navel-gazing saga of life alone and indoors.
… h/t Warren Zevon for creating one of the better quarantine themed songs. listen
Need for (Small Track) Speed: The Lambo Go Kart RIPS via HypeBeast read
“Upgrading its Ninebot GoKart Pro, the Lamborghini Edition features an iconic “Giallo Orion” yellow colorway and can reach a top speed of 25 mph. The go-kart also has special tires for improved drifting performance and an “engine sound profile emulation system” that replicates the sound of the supercars. Additionally, the “Ice Lake Blue” LED headlights at the front ensure visibility in the dark…”
Just Launched: Design Miami Global Shop explore
As the design industry is looking for creative ways to work around the vacuum left behind by cancelled summer fairs, Design Miami/ has used the time to launch a long-awaited new venture. Design Miami/ Shop, an online platform that connects buyers to rare collectible design objects… via Architectural Digest more
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True to Form ⎮ In this excerpt from the AUGUST Journal, editor @misterngo and pioneering design manufacturer Alan Heller reminiscence about the incomparable Massimo and Lella Vignelli and their storied New York apartment. Photography by @minh_ngoc. Head to the link in bio for full article on The Forum/.
Today I Learned: ‘Rock Lobster’ Revived John Lennon’s Career background
Lennon’s well of post-Beatles inspiration had dried by 1975. Though he often cited Ono as his muse, the two had never put out an entirely collaborative album. That changed when he heard “Rock Lobster” for the first time while on a vacation without Ono. “I was at a dance club one night in Bermuda. Upstairs, they were playing disco, and downstairs I suddenly heard ‘Rock Lobster’ by the B-52’s for the first time,” Lennon told Rolling Stone in 1980. “It sounds just like Yoko’s music, so I said to meself, ‘It’s time to get out the old ax and wake the wife up!’ That the song reminded Lennon of Ono’s music isn’t surprising. Ciny Wilson told The Post that the song was, in part, “a tribute to Yoko.” via WaPo more
Speaking of Rock ???s… Exploring Jonalddudd in 2021 more
JONALDDUDD is an annual exhibition of conceptual works challenging the conventions of contemporary design. The show provides a broad platform for dissenting points of view within the field of Design-Art. The 6th Annual installment will be back in 2021 and will feature the work of designers and artists whose practices advocate irreverence, while obscuring the boundaries between art, design, and craft.