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Nerdcore Rap? It’s new to us too but with lyrics like these, it’s pretty hard not to like:Misplaced the Ambien (first world problem)
Left a participle dangling (first world problem)
You’re scheduling your root canal (first world problem)
Your grad schooling had no rationale (first world problem)
You didn’t like your appetizer (first world problem)
Your yacht got capsized (a first world problem)
Nice to see some critical thought/humor wrapped up in such an appealing package. And don’t overlook the artist’s name: MC Frontalot. Pitch perfect.
Full lyrics after the break.
Artist Shepard Fairey has collaborated with STRANGEco to release his first vinyl figure in over a decade. The figure, Mr. Spray, is is based on an original character created by Fairey in 2004 as a street-art appropriation of an advertising character design from the 1950s.
Like many artists these days, Fairey, who has always made a point of making sure his art is accessible to the masses, is using the product as an alternative yet equally viable medium for his work. Mr. Spray is being released in four limited edition color variants: red, black, gold and silver.
The first two, which are limited to 350 pieces each, are available now for pre-order ($84.00) through STRANGEco’s online shop. The gold and silver versions (shown below, limited to 200 and 100 pieces) are OBEY and STRANGEco special editions. The former’s pricing and release info are forthcoming, while the silver version will be available at Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego (July 22-25) and also through Strangeco.com.
There’s little we admire more than taking something technologically outdated and making it useful again. And Burak Kaynak, the man responsible for the Fire Alarm Ashtray, has done just that with the concept for these floppy disk sticky notes.
Check out a few more pictures below.
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 in What
These dart coat hooks are a great idea in theory, and they’re presented pretty nicely too, but I think the whole point of a cool coat rack is to be able to see what the garment is hanging on. I guess you could just use them as decoration, or hang one thing like in the photo above, but it might be a bit weird to randomly have darts hanging on the wall. Unless there’s also a dart board, of course.
Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in What
In celebration of Elvis week, which will take place from August 10-16 in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis Presley Enterprises has come together with Hasbro and PPW Toys to release this special Mr. Potato Head Elvis. The first version (shown above), with Mr. Potato Head wearing Elvis’ iconic white jumpsuit, a microphone and a guitar, will hit stores on August 21.
Further additions to the series include Mr. Potato Head sporting the black leather outfit Elvis wore during his 1968 Special Performance. Accessories such as hairstyles, costumes, faces and instruments will be compatible with each version.
London-based Thabto (Two Heads Are Better Than One) Design has just added this set of Mood Mugs to its online store. Meant to match the drinker’s state of mind, Happy Larry, Monstrously Moody and Seriously Sleepy are hand-made from porcelain and coated with double wall insulation to keep drinks warm and hands cool. Pick one up from Thabto for $13.00 each.
Playing ping pong is hardly ever a stylish affair. Popular, sure, with “hip” ping pong clubs popping up in Manhattan and other places, but not stylish. Well, now at least the paddle part of the game is making some progress, with the release of this colorful, striped — and yes, stylish — set from Alice Supply Co. Pick ‘em up here before summer hits.
Above: John and Yoko — $1,200
During our interview with Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt last month, we ran out of time and didn’t have a chance to discuss or share his series of satirical Custom Wedding Cake Toppers. The sculptures range from 3″-7″ inches tall, and depict famous–or infamous–couples like Bert and Ernie, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Sigfried and Roy, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono (shown), often in compromising and hilarious positions.
Each of Leavitt’s toppers is one-of-a-kind, non-posable and finely crafted; thus the $800 to $1,200 asking price. The best part is that he also does customs, so if having Sonny and Cher atop your wedding cake isn’t going to happen, Leavitt will happily produce one of the bride and groom.
Look below for the ones mentioned above. Further information about Mike and his work can be found by clicking here.