Transportation

May 2 2006



For those who dream of a downtown residency without the associated cost of convenience, designer Michael Rakowitz has the solution.  By focusing on the purpose of public space, he developed P(Lot), which enables the rental of municipal parking spaces for alternative living. In this regard, anyone can put some change in the meter and lease their own temporary car shaped encampment.  His car cover canvasses are currently offered in the shape of a sedan, Porsche, and a motorcycle.  In case camping isn't your thing, the Rebar Group have come up with another ingenious way to use municipal parking spaces.  Their PARK(ing) initiative transforms parking spaces into strips of greenspace, complete with grass, a tree, and a bench. Passerby's are encouraged to feed the meter and enjoy this green refuge, while watching drivers search for an empty spot. by Harold C





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May 2 2006



Thanks to the success of US television shows like Extreme Makeover, plastic surgery is fast becoming the norm. The latest advertising campaign for Canadian surgery ‘Toronto Plastic Surgery’ takes it one step further. Ad agency DDB Canada dreamt up this clever idea - allowing consumers to test-drive a new nose shape while drinking their coffee. We love it. by Bill T

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Lifestyle

May 1 2006
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MobMov has made the Sunday night ritual of watching a movie with friends a whole lot easier. No longer need you cram onto the couch in your tiny apartment living room. Thanks to MobMov (short for mobile movie) you can create your own private drive-in movie theatre in your local neighborhood. The concept was dreamt up last year by 25-year-old web developer Bryan Kennedy who gathered his friends (and their friends)  via mailing lists for movie nights. Kennedy's website tells you how to set the outdoor system up (using a DVD player and projector) so it's totally DIY. Movies in the neighborhood, now that's the community spirit. by Bily T via Springwise
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April 28 2006



Axe's men's knicker range cleverly demonstrates the stretchiness of its brand. "A sultry pouting brunette struts down a darkened corridor and begins to size up the muscular man before her. She tantalisingly allows her hands to explore his torso, her hands reaching further and further down, until with a raise of her eyebrows, she makes a discovery... His super-stretchy pants. She suggestively pulls on the front of the underwear for an obscenely long time, only to let them snap back, leaving her muscle-man smarting. Delightfully funny." Watch the video 

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Lifestyle

April 26 2006


Inspired by Kubrick's famous ceremony scene of passion in the movie "Eyes Wide Shut", the Swiss Andrej Lorenc organizes Castles Events in the same vein. He rents castles and invites selected members of his club to spend a night of fantasies: garters, black underwear, wasp-waisted corsets, capes and Venetian masks are compulsory. Drink Champagne, feast your eyes on skin, dance to the sounds of well-known dj's, and give in to your erotic--or perhaps sexual--desires. Sexiness is also a prerequisite. Teased? Basically the parties are scheduled four times per year, mostly in Switzerland. The special of this year takes place during a weekend in an original glamorous Mediaeval Castle in the middle of France in September. For international guests there is an airport 20 kilometers away from the Castle. The exact place will only be communicated to exclusive members. The price varies according to the events. Price fee on this special event varies between $700 - $1000‚Ç for a couple or single men. Single woman pay $200. For 'High End' Guests, Castle Events provide an extraordinary comfortable Service Package, which includes your own Suite in the Castle - varies $2000 - $5000. Be aware there are only 20 rooms available. The address for temptation: www.castleevents.com.. by Yvan Rodic 

Offices

April 5 2006


The trend for private "boutique rooms" has spread from bars to all sorts of high end entertainment establishments. As we reported last month, the quirkiest of the current crop lot is London's, 'All Star Lanes' where patrons can enjoy a game of bowls in a private lane decked out like a super stylish bar. Set to topple All Star Lanes from its throne is the fabulous new Lucky Voice Private Karaoke. As the name suggests, the London establishment offers nine private rooms where patrons can sing their hearts out in a sleek space while sipping equally sleek cocktails. Go forth and live out your pop star dreams. by Lisa Evans

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Lifestyle

April 3 2006


It has been nearly thirty years since the era of moped decadence, and yet at the roots, there is a renewed interest. Though you might not know it yet, a moped-inspired sub-culture is taking form all across the country. Chicago's most revered branch of moped riders, cleverly named Peddy Cash, has helped spear head the trend since its inception. The members of Peddy Cash, for the most part, occupy the Chicago neighborhoods of Ukraine Village, Wicker Park, and Logan Square. The fifteen immediate members of Peddy Cash are considered to be part of the elite riders in the city, however they only make up a handful of the 30-40 serious moped riders springing up across Chicagoland. Peddy Cash is one of sixteen official branches recognized by a national organization called the Moped Army. The Moped Army, which was founded in 1997 in Kalamazoo, MI, is a resource for moped enthusiasts and has 10,000 registered users on its website. 291 of those members are directly connected to registered branches that range from major metropolises like the moped gang Mission 23 in New York City, to smaller areas of America like the branch Motion Left from Elkhart, Indiana. Mopeds, not scooters! There is a very serious deference. A similar trend has also been spotted down-under. by Drew Hudson
Fashion

March 8 2006


In the South of France lies an premium nano-country: the Principality of Monaco. It's a rich man's ghetto where everybody is obsessed by the size of their yacht and the definition of luxury. Enter Miss Bibi, aka Brigitte Giraudi, a young local creator, who has designed a jewellery collection in which each piece is an emblem of a luxurious but dark world of miniature chandeliers, chopping knives, saws, tools, mirrors, etc. From beautifully hand crafted killer earrings to sexy high heal shoe rings to infamously dangerous gun necklaces, anyone with a dry, dark, irreverent sense of humor and a taste for Monte-Carlo’s luxury will be richly rewarded. by Yvan Rodic



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March 2 2006



Life like print ads are sweeping the world's most prominent cities. In Paris, Stringfellows strip club have put the pole into pole-dancing by cleverly designing their print campaign to work with existing lamp posts throughout the city. The ads are sharp, sexy, and almost interactive in their appearance, providing the ultimate X-factor that most advertising agencies only ever dream about. by Andy G
 

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Lifestyle

March 1 2006


Ditch your tired old roller blades, chuck out your skis. Extreme sports have taken a new direction and its encapsulating, literally. The Zorb is here and it's rolling out the fun. Zorbing involves jumping inside the giant inflatable (and durable) bubble and letting gravity do the rest. Usually set in an open space with a slight decline or on water, Zorbing is the ultimate adrenaline rush. Devised by inventors and extreme sports enthusiasts Andrew Akers and Dwane Van der Sluis, the New Zealand based project is taking the world by storm. This has to be seen in action to be totally appreciated, check out the video online (quicktime, also check out Bossaball from Belgium and Rio's bike bus by Bill T


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