Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Tom Dixon: London Design Festival @ The Dock

Lovely thing about living where things happen around you; all you have to do is be curious enough to discover them.

Today I stumbled across the Tom Dixon curated space at The Dock in North Kensington, with indoor and outdoor installations packed full of innovative and quirky design work; showcasing international as well as fresh British design talent.

The Dock as it's currently known was formerly the home of Virgin Records and Sony BMG, now converted into a stylish and slick looking design hub, set in an industrial Victorian waterside building, straddling the Grand Union Canal and at the top of Portobello; one of the trendiest areas in London.



Images courtesy of Portobello Dock

The Dock, as it's currently known was formerly the home of Virgin Records and Sony BMG, now converted into a stylish and slick looking design hub, set in an industrial Victorian waterside building, straddling the Grand Union Canal and at the top of Portobello; one of the trendiest areas in London.

As I walked around there were examples of design genius everywhere; from Tap-Coat racks, Lamp shades made from tea bags, to Brooms with horse heads on the end. I did mean to take more pictures but here are just a few of the pieces that I found quite inspirational:
















I promise if I get a chance later this week I will grab a few more!

Anywho, the London Design Festival has plenty going on all over London so be sure to check out The London Design festival website for other events taking place, running until the 27th of September.


- Mr. Devo

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Thursday, 17 September 2009

Kanye west mockery knows no bounds
- Mr. Devo, gets the K.West block treatment

Found this on my blogging travels, go on, click it,
you know you want to:
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SO BEFORE IMMA GET INTERRUPTED, IMMA PRESENT YA WITH THE KANYE WEST INTERRUPT BOOKMARKLET



DRAG THE BUTTON ABOVE TO UR BOOKMARK BAR (OR RIGHT-CLICK AND ‘BOOKMARK/FAVORITE’)…….. THEN CLICK IT TO MAKE YOUR WEB PAGE YEEZY INTERRUPTED.


AN EXAMPLE FOR THE FANS & HATERS……..



Idea by Greg Leuch, based on Tobi Leingruber's Kanye Vision bookmarklet
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Gotta love the internet. :)


- Mr. Devo

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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Jay-Z: One of the sickest adverts I've ever seen!

I'm obviously a fan, but without sounding like a real nut jockey, JAY-Z is on another level.

Check this out:


Jeeeeze!


- Mr. Devo

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Friday, 4 September 2009

Jay-Z: The Blueprint 3 Review and concert tickets



Today, I woke up at 08:50 to get my computer on and ready to purchase my tickets for Jay-Z's concert at The Roundhouse in Camden. Set to be an intimate affair - I anticipated a lot of competition for the tickets, but I wasn't expecting it to be quite as impossible as it turned out.

08:55 - I brought up both Ticketmaster and The Roundhouse websites and proceeded to refresh them as the tickets were on sale from 09:00.
08:59 - The "Buy Now" buttons come live, I click through
09:01 - "Sorry the tickets you've requested can no longer be found" I continued to refresh
09:02 - I get through! Fill in my payment details and click confirm
09:03 - "Sorry, maximum time exceeded, the tickets you've requested are no longer available.

Seriously!?! Sold out in under 2 minutes? Who's THAT quick!?


Disappointment aside: last week, I was lucky enough to get a full listen through of The Blueprint 3 and to say I was impressed would be an understatement. On Blueprint3 Jay-Z has provided the antithesis to today's "Hip-HopLite" scene. On the album's lead single "Death of Autotune" Jay-Z makes his statement loud and clear:
"I know we facin a recession
But the music yall makin gonna make it the great depression
Ah, or your lack of aggression
Pull your skirt back down, grow a set men"
This album is packed with great features (my favourite being Pharrell on "So Ambitious") strong beats, catchy hooks and is solid lyrically - as you would expect from a Rap Artist that has commanded the respect of Hip-Hop fans, Artists and Producers for the past decade and having released 10 Number one selling albums since 1996.

With the speed at which his Roundhouse Tickets sold out and the high ticket prices of his hotly anticipated concerts with Cold Play; 2009 is shaping up to be yet another huge year for New York's heavyweight lyricist.

The Blue Print 3 is appropriately set for release on September 11th. I kid you not, this album will be a classic and is definitely worth the purchase.

Don't miss out.

- Mr. Devo

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