Archive for April, 2012

Thrasher Death Match 2012- SXSW

Thrasher Death Match 2012- SXSW

Live music, mini-ramp madness, movie stars, and many a woman made Thrasher’s SXSW Death Match the place to be. If you didn’t make it out, here’s a taste of what you missed. Start planning for next year…


Keyboard Light Switch

Keyboard Light Switch

Keyboard is the new line of plates that replaces the classic switches with the best-known and most widespread interface: the computer keyboard, which invites users to interact and regulate the lighting of their own homes. Talk about cool creativity; like staring at our keyboards ain’t enough! SOURCE


Catacombs – The Concert

Catacombs – The Concert

The heart and soul of The Observatory is in its constant reinvention. With each release, the members have persisted in their experimental take on the pop songform. In 10 years, The Observatory has gone from folk electronica to prog to avant rock, approaching a more primal, new dark wave sound with their fifth album, CATACOMBS. […]


Dream Nation

Dream Nation

Alongside its own whimsical collection of clothing and accessories, Dream Nation in Wan Chai curates the work of other local fashion designers, musicians and artists, going as far as staging small performances and happenings inside the shop. I was so taken with Dream Nation’s fantastical atmosphere that I bought a cream leather crown, and haven’t […]


Mistakes Were Made

Mistakes Were Made

T.O.P. Crate is a 5×10 ft miniature project/exhibition space housed in The Opulent Project’s studio in Portland, Oregon. The current and ongoing exhibition is called Mistakes Were Made, a collection of over four years’ worth of rejected, less-than-perfect wax models some cast in bronze and silver. Check out THE SOURCE.


Sound Posters by Saxsofunny

Sound Posters by Saxsofunny

Conceptually brilliant posters by São Paulo firm Saxsofunny. They should make one with an illustration of Gilbert Godfried on a chalkboard. SOURCE


RCGNTN: Launch of the First World Series

RCGNTN: Launch of the First World Series

IF YOU STILL DON’T KNOW: RCGNTN has released the first drop of RCGNIZED Products’ First World Series! Heavily influenced by the country’s aspirations to be a First World country, this series recognizes the first world citizen in all of us.. whether we truly are first world citizens or not is another issue altogether. The question […]


Passion Arts: Projection Mapping

Passion Arts: Projection Mapping

Our boys Brandon Tay and Flex Mw made their mommas proud recently: the first large scale projection mapping in Singapore took up to 20,000 projectors. The project was part of Passion Arts initiative by People’s Association Singapore.  Awesome music by Safuan Johari. Check out THE SOURCE.


Poulo (P18 Live Machine remix) :: Amadou & Mariam

Poulo (P18 Live Machine remix) :: Amadou & Mariam

African vibe with some latin touch. I want to get away right at this moment!!! Check out THE SOURCE.


Fafi The Carmine Vault Skateboard Decks

Fafi The Carmine Vault Skateboard Decks

French artist Fafi is out and about, celebrating the launch of her first book, The Carmine Vault. One of the events included a display of the three decks shown above. Sweet! You can purchase the book here. Read the rest of Fafi The Carmine Vault Skateboard Decks


Building As A Body at the Substation

Building As A Body at the Substation

Building As a Body is an art installation by Grace Tan and Randy Chan. The installation is a veil, composed of a matrix of dots and lines which envelope the entire façade of the building. The Substation is personified, and the veil articulates the opposing and yet inter-connecting themes of concealing and revealing. The installation […]


Policy Of Truth :: BRAT

Policy Of Truth :: BRAT

Here at DOPE, we love Depeche Mode and all reincarnation of their music. It is very likely that I will regret what I just said if random geriatric gerbils (of FRIDAY fame, you know the song) are even remotely thinking of violating any of their songs. Hmmm. I hope I didn’t just give them an […]


Book Carving by Guy Laramee

Book Carving by Guy Laramee

Amazing book carving titled ‘Biblios’ by French artist Guy Laramee. Check out the SOURCE.


Moustache

Moustache

A proper gentleman in Hong Kong would certainly have his entire wardrobe made by Moustache in Sheung Wan. Not only does the tailor specialize in well made, tropical ready-to-wear, but Moustache also regularly prints its own indispensable guide to Hong Kong, spotlighting new and exciting stores, restaurants, and experiences. Check out THE SOURCE.


Godzilla Haikus

Godzilla Haikus

Bet you didn’t know this classic film kaiju has a way with words that puts humanity to shame. What’s also a shame: his last haiku update was in August 2011. SInce then, the poetic beast has splashed back into the abyss of Japanese waters. But it’s a huge legacy of haikus he’s left us. Check […]


Wei Yun

Wei Yun

Zacui is an online design store and brand initiated in 2008 by young designer, Wei Yun. Operating on Taobao (China’s version of eBay), Zacui has gradually built a dedicated customer base through steady sales and word of mouth promotion. We spoke with Wei Yun about running an online design store in China, as well as […]


Afri Ansyah BooSlaid at Kenjeran Surabaya

Afri Ansyah BooSlaid at Kenjeran Surabaya

Skateboard for Life. Shot located at Pantai Kenjeran,Surabaya , Indonesia . South-East Asia. Filmed & edited by Yoki Alfikar. Check out THE SOURCE. Afri Ansyah BooSlaid at Kenjeran Surabaya from Puppets Skateboards. on Vimeo.


Alien: The Easter Edition

Alien: The Easter Edition

The crew of the USS Chocstromo really should have seen this coming. Featuring John “Big John” Seaward from hit show The Inbetweeners. Also featuring Come Dine With Me winner Patrick Fysh! P.S. Any characters, scenes or events in the film “Alien: Easter Edition” that bear any resemblance to Ridley Scott’s “Alien” (1979) are entirely coincidental […]


Mama :: DJ Earworm

Mama :: DJ Earworm

EJ – Mama I’m Gonna Sing 2Pac – Mama Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy Mtume – Juicy Fruit Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie Prince – 1999 Donna Summer – Love to Love you Baby the KING is back and here is the brand new Earworm mashup featuring EJ, along with some of her influences from […]


Zombie Boy by Terry Richardson

Zombie Boy by Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson has been on a steady roll as has his latest subject Zombie Boy. The two linked up for some photos at Richardson’s studio and here is a look at what came about. The photos also offer a greatly detailed look at Rick Genest’s unique tattoos. Check out THE SOURCE.


Alfred Hitchcock Movies as Nintendo Games

Alfred Hitchcock Movies as Nintendo Games

As part of the upcoming “Suspense & Gallows Humor: A Tribute To The All-Time Greatest“ group art show at Gallery 1988 in Venice, CA, artist Joe Spiotto has created these cool Nintendo game covers for some of Alfred Hitchcock’s most popular films. Spiotto created some 8-bit covers for Psycho, The Birds and North by Northwest […]


Video: To Rome With Love – Official Trailer

Video: To Rome With Love – Official Trailer

Woody Allen is back with an all new film titled “To Rome With Love.” Allen wrote and directed the movie, but he also stars in it along with Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin and others. Check out THE SOURCE.


Video: Happy Easter by Kate Upton

Video: Happy Easter by Kate Upton

Supermodel Kate Upton certainly knows how to keep her fans happy. Over the weekend she launched the above new video, having dressed up in Peter Cottontail. Enjoy and Happy Easter to all of you! Check out THE SOURCE.


Speakeasy 001

Speakeasy 001

Central Hong Kong has no shortage of loud and rowdy bars. Housed behind an unmarked door in the middle of a wet market, Speakeasy 001 (LG/F Shop G1 Welley Building 97 Wellington Street) offers the opposite experience. This hard-to-find haunt invites you to unwind with its quiet atmosphere, colorful cat-house decor and cocktails like the […]