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Cold Hands: new music video from FACULTIES

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By Rob Viola in Video on Tuesday 25 September 2012

The burbling electronic pop of FACULTIES was born on laptops in the bedrooms of Brooklyn, but it is fitting that this cerebral and organic project found a home on Samplefruende, a new digital label in Oldenburg, Germany. Their debut video for Cold Hands, directed and produced by Gil Zablodovsky in Israel, is a claustrophobic study of every day […]

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New music by Brooklyn band Fang Island

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By Rob Viola in New Music on Friday 18 May 2012

Formed in Providence, now based in Brooklyn, Fang Island is a three-guitar monster pounding out hook-laden, guitarmony crazed, high-fiving epics. This is heavy metal for kids on Ectasy. Be on the watch for their new album, Major, arriving in July.

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Functional bookend design by Colleen Whiteley

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By Rob Viola in New Design on Thursday 17 May 2012

Bookend manufacturers beware, a giant killer has emerged from the shadows. This elegant and simple design from Colleen Whiteley integrates the bookend into the shelf itself, using a sliding, oversize wing nut to stabilize your books. Currently one of ten Finalists in DWR and Dwell Magazine’s Live/Work Design Contest.

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Minimal Population Density Map

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By Rob Viola in Cool Websites on Wednesday 16 May 2012

This is a minimal, fun to use interactive map showing worldwide population density. Crank it all the way up and see how only China and India are still remaining.

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Glo-Bars: a bicycle illumination device

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By Rob Viola in New Design on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Massachusetts College of Art and Design industrial design student Mitchell Silva has prototyped an ingenious and very beautiful bicycle illumination device. Glo-Bars is a rechargeable LED fixture that is built into the handle bars of a bicycle, making the cyclist visible to both opposing and approaching traffic. The device also contains turn signals. Wild.

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Disturbing hyper-realistic sculptures by Choi Xoo Ang

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By Rob Viola in New Art on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Ang is a Korean sculptor who specializes in disturbing, hyper-realistic human forms. Pain, oppression and torture dominate as themes, but the verisimilitude of the works lets in some crucial breaths of humanity and empathy.

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