Now who said Kit Kats can’t be healthy, well they can with the opening of a new specialty store in Ginza, Tokyo. They come in three different flavours, tuna, sea urchin and egg. But there’s a catch (no pun intended) they’re only available to customers who spend over ¥3,000 JPY ($34 Aussie dollars). But they’re not all what they seem they’re a mixture of a bed of sculpted rice puffs, blends of melon with mascarpone cheese, held together by a seaweed wrapping, pumpkin pudding and rice, encased in a ribbon-like seaweed shell. I think even Heston Blumenthal would be proud.
So you’ve won the lotto and are thinking of a new motor, something that stands out so you can show off to your friends (and also make them jealous), well it doesn’t get more bling than this Mercedes Benz s550. Well sorry to disappoint it’s not real, it’s a sculpture by Brooklyn based artist Jordan Griska, aptly named “Wreck” is a life-size Merc made from 12,000 individual polished pieces of mirror-finished stainless steel, and took almost two years to complete. “Beauty, technology, and engineering collide with death and reality”. Photo courtesy of Jordan Griska.
Remember when you were young and always wanted a tree house, well you can still live that dream, with this awe inspiring yellow pod, The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant in New Zealand. Constructed on a 40 metre high redwood tree and is 10 above the ground, it was part of a Yellow Pages marketing campaign. The 10 metres wide space can seat a total of 30 people, includes a kitchen and toilet on the ground below. It was designed by Pacific Environment Architects NZ. “The Architectural Inspiration largely came from the site -an open fairytale meadow and stream in the midst of a redwood forest plantation, understanding the nature of the tree/environment and the construction concerns about building sustainably in a living tree”. Maybe Coldplay could do a gig there,“…And it was called yellow”.
Amazing, yet eerie photos by Antwerp-based photographer Jans Kempenaers of 25 abandoned monuments from the former Yugoslavia made in the 1960’s and 70’s, to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place. Just as Cracktwo says “they look like they’re from the future.” and also poses the question “Can these former monuments continue to exist as pure sculptures? On one hand, their physical dilapidated condition and institutional neglect reflect a more general social historical fracturing. And on the other hand, they are still of stunning beauty without any symbolic significances.”, you decide, either way the monuments look stunning, “The Spomenik Collection”.
Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010), known professionally as Alexander McQueen, was a British fashion designer and couturier (Biography: Sarah Burton). He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA’s International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen died by suicide in 2010 at the age of forty.
Arguably the greatest actor of all time Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, filmmaker, and political activist. He met pop singer Madonna in February 1985, and they married that August on her birthday. She referred to him in the liner notes as “the coolest guy in the universe”. Marlon Brando believed Penn was the finest actor of his generation. Penn has appeared in more than 50 films and won many awards during his career as an actor and director. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Actor for Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008), and was nominated three more times in the same category for Dead Man Walking (1995), Sweet and Lowdown (1999), and I Am Sam (2001). He also received a Directors Guild of America nomination for directing Into the Wild (2007). Wiki.
Tom Penny (born 13 April 1977) is a professional skateboarder from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (UK). As of January 2013, Penny is sponsored by the Flip skateboard deck brand and his Cheech & Chong signature deck is one of the brand’s highest-selling deck products. Tom Penny is widely considered one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. 411VM #2. Ben Kelle “The Church of Tom Penny”, Transworld Skateboarding.
The R Type is the second series of post-war Bentley automobiles, replacing the Mark VI. Essentially a larger-boot version of the Mk VI, the R type is regarded by some as a stop-gap before the introduction of the S series cars in 1955. As with its predecessor, a standard body was available as well as coachbuilt version. Other than the radiator grilles and the carburation there was little difference between the standard Bentley R Type and the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. The R Type was the more popular marque, with some 2,500 units manufactured during its run to the Silver Dawn’s 760. The R-Type Continental was a high-performance version of the R-Type. It was the fastest four-seat car in production at the time. Egan 1990, p. 120. Wiki.
Robert James “Bobby” Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time (Waitzkin 1993, p. 275 (quoting Kasparov)). In 1972, he captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match held in Reykjavík, Iceland, publicized as a Cold War confrontation, which attracted more worldwide interest than any chess championship before or since. Wiki.
Now for any man this watch will never go out of fashion the Steel Rolex Submariner. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is a line of sports watches designed for diving manufactured by Rolex, known for their resistance to water and corrosion. The first Submariner was introduced to the public in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair. The Rolex Submariner is considered “a classic among wristwatches” (GQ Magazine), manufactured by one of the most widely recognized luxury brands in the world, The Rolex Submariner is part of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual line. “It used to be so simple – rich men adorned themselves with that ultimate macho status symbol the Rolex, while the less well-to-do strapped on Timex or Casio” – (Guardian UK).
The Amber Room or Yantarnaya Komnata (Russian: Янтарная комната, German: Bernsteinzimmer, Polish: Bursztynowa komnata) is a world-famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Originally constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the Amber Room disappeared during World War II and was recreated in 2003. Before the room was lost, it was considered an “Eighth Wonder of the World“. Wiki