Louis Vuitton pays tribute to The Greatest – Mohammad Ali with the digital experience The Greatest Words. Spoken Word Artist Yasiin Bey and calligrapher Niels Shoe Meulman revisit the poem spoken by Mohammad Ali just minutes before his legendary 1974 match.
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It's about time that I write about Dutch designer Foekje Fleur once more here on Bloesem. She has so many new wonderful designs since I saw her amazing porcelain plates for the first time. When I saw how young this designer is, born in 1988, i first felt very old 🙂 but more importantly am curious to see what this talent is going to bring in the long future ahead of her…
and these probably are the nicest Christmas ornaments I have seen in a long time… unfortunately sold out, but perhaps we might convince her selling them again this year.
By now many of you have seen “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Jerry Seinfeld’s new web series. For those that haven’t, a camera crew follows Seinfeld as he borrows an unusual vintage car, picks up a famous fellow comedian, and drives them someplace where they can chat over java. The car, fellow comedian and venue change with each episode.
In the first episode, as Jerry borrows a 1952 Volkswagen, we catch some fleeting glimpses of a piece of automotive design history: The semaphore turn signal. Also called a trafficator, it was a mechanical alternative to the flashing taillights that eventually won that particular design standard. The driver turned a dial to deploy and retract the brightly-colored, flaglike device, which was flush-mounted in a slot in the car’s B-pillar.
Semaphore turn signals had a relatively brief life, existing from their invention in the 1920s only until the 1950s. Manufacturers eventually gave up on them due to their fragility and tendency to get stuck. Another thing from that ’52 Bug that you’ll never see today is its powerplant: Amazingly, the 4-cylinder engine can propel the lightweight car with just 25 horsepower. The mileage must be incredible. Click the jump to watch the first episode, “Larry Eats a Pancake” where Jerry and Larry David drive around and crack jokes.
Uncover treasures buried in your inbox with the new app
In the past we lost photos in attics, closets and shoe boxes stuffed under beds. Now, they just as easily go unnoticed deep in the depths of email inboxes. To bring these neglected snaps back to light, Lost Photos weeds through your email account of choice to find any photos that may have gotten forgotten in the shuffle, taking the legwork out of the otherwise tedious task of sifting back through old emails. Simply choose an email account, log in and give it a few minutes to work.
Lost Photos uncovered thousands of .jpg and .gif files among as many emails, taking us back to some of our favorite yet forgotten stories in the past year or so. If you want to expedite the task, the home page lets the user turn off .gif search or skip over images prior to an adjustable date. Once the images start popping up, share them among several social media outlets, or just hit “view photos in finder” to see the results neatly organized by date in a desktop folder.
Instagram meets eBay in a social e-commerce app
Entering the US today, Garage is an iOS app aimed at people looking to unload their goods on the Internet marketplace. The remarkably simple interface lets vendors post photos of their stuff, add captions and choose shipping options in record time from the iPhone. For pricing, Garage gives the option to set dollar values or open the field to bidders. Users can also take full advantage of the social media game by tweeting and liking individual items or by following friends and vendors. Essentially, Garage is the most streamlined option around for selling your unwanted apparel, electronics, accessories, sprockets—whatever you like.
“The idea for Garage developed out of the simple fact that everyone has cupboards, rooms, even garages full of things they don’t want anymore and could sell to a new home,” explains founder Simon Beckerman in a press release. “I didn’t want to create a faceless marketplace used by strangers, but a system that is social and fun. Just as they do with Twitter or Instagram, Garage gives friends a real time way to follow one another and chat about what they have are selling and buying.”
The company was funded through H-Farm Ventures, an incubator backed in part by Diesel’s Renzo Rosso. Garage made its debut in the UK and Italy this spring and has already garnered a loyal following of media types in both countries, many of whom are currently looking to unload rare and limite-edition items. For this reason alone, it seems prudent to give the free app a try.
Garage is available for download from the iTunes App Store.