Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012 - Toronto

Saturday night in Toronto hosted the seventh edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an annual all-night arts festival, highlighting the talent of our great city.

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Mercedes-Benz – SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its electric-powered Mercedes SLS AMG coupe at the Paris Autoshow. Not cheap at $540,000, but making up for it with being the most powerful AMG vehicle available and the fastest production electric-drive vehicle in the world. Dressed in a reflective blue Mercedes calls 'AMG electricbeam magno', will definitely turn many heads. 

Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

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'Keep Calm and Carry on' - You see it everywhere from Posters, T-Shirts, Mugs and even phone cases. Ever wonder the origins of this slogan??

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 officially launched at the Paris Motor Show.

Campfire Cologne for that Woodsy Scent

Campfire Cologne for that Woodsy Scent. Let us start with, this is not a joke. Campfire Cologne is a scent reminiscent of sitting in front of a camp fire. Inside the box, you'll find pieces of kindling and some matches to light our own little campfire. 

Porsche's 918 Spyder brochure leaked

Porsche's 918 sales brochure was leaked last week, giving us further details on the company's $845,000 Super Car. Check out the details and images.

Beth Orton - Brings her 'Folkronica' sound to Toronto

Beth Orton - The acclaimed British songwriter known for her 'Folkronica' sound, a refreshing twist with folk & electronica elements. Orton’s first solo album, Trailer Park, was released in 1996 and earned her two Brit nominations for best British newcomer and best British female.

Magisso Tilting Teacup

When style and function meet - The Magisso Teacup streamlines brewing and drinking hot tea into one task. Looking to make life simpler, inventor Laura Bougdanos created a tilting teacup.

Paris versus New York Illustrated

Graphic designer and artist Vahram Muratyan offers us a interesting look at the cultural differences in his new book, 'Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities.

Peter Gabriel - Back to Front Tour - Toronto 2012

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Peter Gabriel thrills the crowds at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, with 'Front to Back' - The 25th Anniversary of the So Album.

50 Years of James Bond - The Christie's Auction

James Bond 50 Years of - The Christie's Auction 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond films, Christie's of London has announced 50 Years of James Bond. On sale is memorabilia, costumes & movie props, with proceeds going to various charities.

LIFX: The WiFi enabled Light Bulb

LIFX WiFi Enabled LED Light Bulb
One of the most innovative re-designs of the light bulb. Like almost everything we do these days, there's a App for it . . . That's right, through your iPhone or Android device, the App lets you control the lighting in your home through the wifi-enabled bulb. 

McLaren P1 is officially revealed!

The highly anticipated replacement for Gordon Murray's legendary 90's McLaren F1 is official. McLaren released three images labeled "Design Study" with the final version be unveiled at the Paris Motorshow next week.

Spotlighting Cool Mac products

Products that just make sense . . .

iPhone 5 - Pre Orders Shatter Sales

After many critics dismissed, what they deemed minor upgrades to the newly launched iphone 5, Apple's announcement earlier today that it sold over two million iPhone 5's during pre-orders in the first 24 hours of availability shows this giant shows no sign of slowing down. The iPhone 5 will be available in 100 countries, including China, by the end of the year.

London Underground by Aaron Yeoman

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Photographer Aaron Yeoman based out of Hertfordshire, England has captured the London Underground system with an array of stunning images:

Peter Gabriel - So 'Back to Front' Tour

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Peter Gabriel’s So, 'Back to Front' Tour starts it's North America leg in Quebec City Sept 16th . . .

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style

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The Barbican hosted the huge exhibition featuring wardrobe, gadgets, storyboards, drawings & some set pieces from all the various Bond movies.

Take Action with Cycling in NYC

Mother New York (Advertising Agency) has created a series of eye catching billboard and print campaign to help promote cycling in the city - Take Action. The images feature aerial shots of cyclists on the streets on New York with statements about cycling in the city.

Ganglion from Saltillo [2005]

On the okokno car playlist this week - The first album from classically trained multi-instrumentalist Saltillo, Ganglion [2005] recently re-issued completely re-mastered  . . .

L.E.D. Night Surfer by Jacob Sutton

A Night-time snowboarding short video lights Up the Last of the Winter Snow . . . Jacob Sutton
Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton swaps the studio for the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, with a luminous after hours short starring Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes.

Apple iphone 5

Apple iPhone 5 is here. Many of the rumours proved to true with the latest phone, featuring a 4-inch widescreen Retina display, a new turbo charged A6 processor, 4G LTE and dual-channel 802.11n 5GHz networking, improved 8 megapixel iSight camera with panorama mode and all-new EarPod headphones. And, yes it still comes in Black or White . . .

Beauty with broad strokes - Paintings by Adam S. Doyle

Artist Adam S. Doyle uses oil paint with broad strokes to create beautiful paintings, exploring themes from mythology, energy, discovery to introspection

Tim Wallace, photographer extraordinaire . . .

For a number of years, have enjoyed the work of Tim Wallace, photographer extraordinaire . . .

Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Vanquish 2012

Aston Martin's latest offering uses a familiar name 'The Vanquish'. Introduced during the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance in the May 2012, featuring a 5.9-litre V12 engine, outputting 565hp & 457 lb-ft of torque. Capable of a 0-62 mph (100km/h) time of 4.1 seconds & a top speed of 183 mph (295km/h)

Having your egg with a Suspended Spoon & Magnetic Tube Lamp

Designer Doreen Westphal from the Netherlands has created a egg bowl made out of concrete with magnets embedded inside, so your spoon always has a spot to hang out. A great cross between functional & art. 

Superhero Socks

Every thought you had the makings of a Super Hero inside ?? 

Boxpark Shoreditch Mall - Made out of Shipping Containers

The Boxpark Shoreditch Mall consists of 60 recycled shipping containers, stacked two-levels high and five containers wide. Easy to spot, with its Mat black exteriors & large white writing. 

James Bond Films - Behind the Scenes Look


A glimpse into the leading men playing Bond. James Bond on the set of various Bond movies . . . British photographer Greg Williams was on the set of many Bond films & offers us some great images from behind the scenes.

Le Whaf - A new way of eating by inhaling . . .

How to indulge in your favourite food & drink without worrying about all those calories ??

Professor David Edwards, a Harvard scientist invented the Le Whaf which allows one to inhale food vapours, without eating or drinking.

Stanley Kubrick - One Point Perspective Compilation.

Vimeo user 'Kogonada' has put together a impressive video showcasing the one-point shooting perspective Stanley Kubrick used in his films. If you are not familiar with the term - The 'one point' typically refers to one vanishing point, where the viewers eye is naturally drawn (normally applied to painting and architecture). Kubrick worked for years as a photographer for Look magazine before moving into filmmaking and adopted this technique for dramatic effect, often with the vanishing point in the dead centre of the frame. 

The Barber, Amsterdam

The Barber, Amsterdam

Next time I head over to Amsterdam, defiantly going to make sure I don't shave for at least a week, just so I have an excuse to visit the Barber. Harking back to the days when men indulged themselves with the luxury of a good straight razor shave by a skilled barber, accompanied with a whiskey in hand.

Cinelli Laser retro Road Bike

Cinelli Laser

Cinelli Laser created by Antonio Colombo, featuring clean lines & firm handling - was the road bike on every enthusiasts wishlist in the 1960's.

Vignon Waiter Corkscrew by Jakob Wagner

Went to open a bottle of wine last weekend and realized it was time for a new cork screw. So the ultimate dilemma, how to find one that works well, but also is just plain damn cool !! After many hours on the internet, I came up with a winner.

Deadline - Stop motion video meets post-it-notes meets Essay Deadline

One the more original youtube videos we've come across in a while. With the use of stop motion video that uses post-it-notes, as a student struggles to finish that last minute assignment.

Beauty in Decay: The Art of Urban Exploration

Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.

The cover of this incredibly book sets the tone, a solitary figure walking up the steps of a decaying building wearing a gas mask . . . got your interest?

The Art of War - A Graphic Novel

Many books have been inspired by these classics, but never like Kelly Roman & Michael Deweese sci-fi illustrated novel. 

Film Posters by Rocco Malatesta

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Berlin based Graphic Designer Rocco Malatesta re-imagines posters from iconic movies. The high contract posters are limited editions with only 100 per poster being made. Prints are selling for $37.