Selfridges go skating

Seems like Selfridges have got the skateboarding bug, for 6 weeks they are ‘riding the waves of this season’s surf and skate trend’ with Board Games… I’m not sure they have the messaging right calling surfing and skateboarding a trend, more a sub-culture, and it’ll be interesting to see how the ‘high fashion filter’ will translate…

Anyway Slam City Skates are supporting the project which gives the campaign an air of credibility and their staff will be manning ‘The Board Room’ which is a shop / arts space that showcases over 50 limited edition skateboards which have been designed from brands housed by the store designers, including Stella McCartney, Sophia Webster, Hood By Air, Philip Lim, Erdem, 3.1, Isabel Marant, Kokon To Zai, Isabel Marant and Christian Louboutin to name a few.

 

I guess the most interesting part of Selfridges Board Games is the HTC One skate park which launches today, 27th March until 19th April, it’s free and is housed in the Old Selfridges Hotel.

Here’s a little teaser featuring Daryl Dominguez and filmed by Dan Magee to get you in the mood.


Vice News

Vice News – The uncut version of news for our generation? Front line journalism getting the real story at street level? Is this the future of news? I guess time will tell, I know the big national newspapers are reporting on Vice News as news itself with articles such as this one in the Guardian, are the bigger broadcasters looking over their shoulders?

It will be interesting to see how future news is reported. With three Vice News crews in the Ukraine at the moment and with their raw front line reporting, it’s definitely got my attention.

 


What Difference Does It Make? A film about making music

To mark the 15th anniversary of Red Bull Music Academy, Mind Pirates have produced a full length film about making music. The film was shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg.

What Difference Does It Make? features Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Richie Hawtin, James Murphy and a whole lot more, and explores the challenges that a life in music can bring, seeking to go beyond music, and ask questions about life itself.


Volvo Trucks X Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme carries out his famous splits in this never done before stunt between two reversing Volvo trucks, impressive stuff especially as it was filmed in one take.

With nearly 18 million views in 3 days this is now officially a viral video, I’m sure Volvo and their marketing team are very happy.


The Hoff V Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Not my normal type of post but this is too good not to share.


Better Out Than In – Banksy in NYC

Love him or hate him, I love him, Banksy is one of the world’s most famous artists and will be remembered alongside the greats, and yes I am talking about da Vinci, Picasso, Dali, Warhol, Hirst etc

Banksy’s latest body of work, Better Out Than In, saw the Bristolian set up a month long residency on the streets of New York in October 2013. New Yorkers were treated to a daily dose of work encompassing street art, installations, videos and sculptures.

Below are a few of my favorite pieces of work, you can view them all at Banksyny.com

Banksy set up a stall in Central Park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases for $60 each…

The banality of the banality of evil ‘ Oil on oil on canvas. A thrift store painting ‘vandalised’ then re-donated to the store sold at auction for $615,000, proceeds went to charity.

NEW-NAZI-OIL-TIGHT-for-pop-up-use

Westside

day2

Upper Eastside

Upper-West-Side.Sized


Warp Records X Tate

Late at Tate Britain presents a free evening of performance and installations from Warp Records and Jeremy Deller, inspired by Deller’s work The History of the World.

Live performances:

  • Jeremy Deller presents Acid Brass (live) featuring Fairey Brass Band
  • Patten (live AV show)

The History of the World’ installation commissions:

  • Oneohtrix Point Never presents Melancholy
  • Hudson Mohawke presents Summers of Love
  • Rustie presents Rave

Plus:

  • A tribute to 808 and 303
  • Other contributions from Jeremy Deller

Late At Tate is a programme of events for young and diverse audiences held at Tate Britain on a bi-monthly basis; featuring music, film, fashion and live performance.

Friday 6th December 2013, 6.30PM – 10PM
Tate Britain, Millbank London (Pimlico)
Free entry.

http://warp-x-tate.net