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Chris Berens

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2008

Hailing from The Netherlands, Chris Berens works predominantly with ink, varnish and acrylic. Although, by his own admission, his paintings are not made with a particular message in mind, he works from recollection to create his very personal and intimate images. ‘I treat every painting as I would a diary’, he says, ‘in which I […]

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Paul Smith limited edition Fisheye No2 camera

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Tuesday 11 November 2008

Are you into wide angles? Then you might want to check out the new Paul Smith limited edition Fisheye No2 camera. Paul Smith collaborated with Lomography cameras to make this special item, which has a 180 degree wide-angle view and amazing fish-eye barrel distortion. Included is a bulb setting for long exposures and a switch […]

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Speck fitted case for iPhone 3G

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Tuesday 4 November 2008

Here’s one for all you tech savvy fashionistas. Outfit your iPhone 3G in form-fit style with a case from Speck. The lightweight, snap-together design lets you instantly make your iPhone 3G a fashion statement, while the soft fabric provides added comfort and extra grip in hand. Personally, I’m digging the plaid. But maybe that’s just […]

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Fun fisheye digital camera

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Design on Tuesday 4 November 2008

The Fun Camera by designer Jian Guan features a 16mm mirrored lens, which can also be replaced with standard lenses. Guan took his inspiration for the design from a magnifying glass. It’s a great concept and  would be a lot of fun to use.

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Young Widows

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Music on Monday 3 November 2008

Arriving two years after their debut, Settle Down City, Old Wounds completes Young Widows’ transformation into a top-shelf rock band firing on all cylinders. Forging the best parts of Nirvana, The Jesus Lizard, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Fugazi and The Melvins, Old Wounds is a series of dynamic, thoughtful tunes anchored by cavernous grooves that will certainly push most speakers to their breaking point.

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AirCurve

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Monday 29 September 2008

AirCurve is a cleverly-designed acoustic amplifier that turns your iPhone into a no-power-drain alarm clock on your nightstand, or a mini sound system that never needs batteries or adapters. AirCurve looks like a simple, elegantly minimal stand for your iPhone. But inside is a cleverly designed coiled waveguide that collects the sound from the built-in […]

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The John Henrys

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Music on Saturday 20 September 2008

It’s only fitting a band of Canadian rootsters like this would tap a mythical figure of folklore for their namesake. Indeed, Ottawa’s The John Henrys understand the power of the familiar.

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The Gibson Robot Les Paul Studio

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Saturday 13 September 2008

The revolutionary Gibson Robot Les Paul Studio Limited Electric Guitar has some groundbreaking controls at your disposal. At first glance, the four control knobs seem to be indistinguishable from those on other Les Paul guitars. But look again. While the knobs do provide the standard tone and volume controls for each of the two pickups, […]

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Artsprojekt

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Events on Thursday 11 September 2008

Artsprojekt is a fun curated platform that empowers emerging and established artists and brands to connect, collaborate, and showcase original art, designs and ideas with consumers.

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Why are we not perfect?

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Music on Monday 8 September 2008

Released in 2008, Why Are We Not Perfect? presents three Jesu tracks originally issued on a split EP with the ambient act Eluvium during the previous year. As with the Silver and Lifeline EPs, Why Are We Not Perfect? finds Jesu mastermind Justin Broadrick pushing his heavy aesthetic further into more melodic territory with their track Farewell, in particular, marked by epic synth washes and the title song carried largely by soft vocals and a lopping drum track.

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iPod fridge-freezer by Gorenje

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Trends on Monday 8 September 2008

Slovenian domestic appliance brand Gorenje has developed a fridge-freezer with a built-in iPod docking station and speakers. Launched at the IFA 2008 consumer electronics fair in Berlin, the fridge allows users to listen to music while cooking, browsing online recipes, or watching cookery videos.

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Songsterr

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By Derrick Stembridge in Cool Websites on Monday 8 September 2008

Songsterr solves problems by creating tabs you can play back and along with in real time. As the song progresses, Songsterr indicates where you should be in the tab. Just what us guitar hacks needed. Now, where the hell is my Guitar Hero axe?

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Kabluey

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Film on Sunday 7 September 2008

Scott Prendergast wrote, directed, and starred in the movie Kabluey, which he referred to as a ‘melancomedy’ about Salman, an awkward but well-intentioned man, and his sister-in-law, Leslie (played by Lisa Kudrow), who are thrown together amidst an array of personal difficulties. While Leslie’s husband is away at war, Salman steps in to serve as […]

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Cappuccino open source

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Trends on Sunday 7 September 2008

Cappuccino is an open source application framework for developing applications that look and feel like the desktop software users are familiar with. It is built on top of standard web technologies like JavaScript, and it implements most of the familiar APIs from GNUstep and Apple’s Cocoa frameworks. When you program in Cappuccino, you don’t need […]

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PleaseDressMe

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By Derrick Stembridge in Cool Websites on Sunday 7 September 2008

PleaseDressMe is a classic example of scratching ones own itch. AJ, Gary, and Joe love finding great new tees, but finding the tees wasn’t the easiest thing in the world. Rather than sifting through multiple websites, they figured why not just go to one website that makes searching for t-shirts easy? Once they came to […]

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