Brent Rollins

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Yes, Of Course You Want to Watch a Chicken Running Around in Little Blue Pants

He puts his pants on the same way as the rest of us—one claw at a time.<p>It's been a long week. You know what you need? A video of a chicken named Charlie frantically running around a yard in a pair of blue pants. Why is he wearing pants? We don't know. Why are those plants a beautiful shade of …

Modern in Miami: At Home with a Worldly Contemporary Furniture Dealer

Like so many of us, Stephan Weishaupt considers real estate browsing a leisure sport. And so a few years ago, while on vacation in Miami Beach, he …

Articles about surreal cliffside home surprisingly eco friendly on Dwell.com - Dwell

An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a …

Design

That Wild Tokyo Apartment in ​Girls Was Designed to Cheat Death

The Reversible Destiny Lofts are a study in procedural architecture<p>The most recent episode of <i>Girls</i> shows Shoshanna’s attempt to make a life in Tokyo, a city as removed as possible from the show’s home base in New York, a means to give Shosh space to develop on her own. Within the shows colorful …

Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music Right Now

Oh, February. It's the month that feels like it will never end, leap year or not. The air is cold and damp, the sky is gray, the sidewalks are slushy and I just want to be <i>transported</i> far, far away.<p>So for this month's edition of Latitudes, I chose five songs I hope will lift your end-of-winter blues …

New Albums

Step Inside an Ettore Sottsass House for a Silicon Valley Scion

Erstwhile Memphis design group leader <b>Ettore Sottsass</b> is perhaps best known for the whimsical, bright-hued, geometric furnishings he designed in the 1980s—bookshelves, cabinets, tables, and more that seemed to <b>squirm and dance</b> like the titular Snake in the popular video game of the same era.<p>But the …

Silicon Valley

Brutal beauty: Mexico's leading creative couple cement their passion for concrete

This is a dwelling for the caveman of the future; the ruins of a civilization, now extinct, which was more advanced than the one we’re living in now,’ explains Mexican artist Pedro Reyes. He’s referring to the house he’s built with his wife, fashion designer Carla Fernández, in Coyoacán, in the …

Mexico

Build, baby, build: when radical architects did disco

In 1969, an Italian architect called Titti Maschietto got an unmissable opportunity. He and some fellow students at the University of Florence had set themselves up as a radical architecture practice called Gruppo UFO the previous year, inspired by studying “the language, semiotics and …

Comic Books

Kalimist K Boog Gives Funk a Modern Facelift

The words "hip-hop," "funk" and " Tel Aviv" usually aren't uttered in the same sentence, but one musician is making sure it will soon become commonplace. Daniel Kalimist has been flying under the radar for some time, DJing at local venues like Pasaz, Teder and Breakfast Club, while self-releasing …

Tel Aviv

Spotlight On: The Many Facets of Brazil

Whenever I say I am from Brazil, I usually get a big smile and comments about soccer and the country’s beautiful beaches. The friendly attitude of …

Hockey Gear Made to Measure

Customizable equipment is making players faster and more efficient.<p>In 2012, the engineers at Bauer asked themselves if, in the absence of budget and manufacturing constraints, they could make truly game-changing hockey equipment. A million dollars later, they had the OD1N system, some of the …

3D

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

Airports

Editorial Design Inspiration: RANE Magazine

RANE is a monthly magazine of the Italian Newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, and it's know for it's beautiful design with rich typography and a weird mix of …

Università della Svizzera Italiana – EMScom Programme – Design by Moving Brands

Corporate Design.<p>The global creative company Moving Brands was engaged to develop this new corporate identity for EMScom programme at the Università …

Graphic Design

What's the Origin of the Word "Dude"?

For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young …

Paxman vs Russell Brand - full interview - BBC Newsnight

Russell Brand