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[[tmz:video id=”0_et7j1zd5″]] MC Hammer had a special treat for the 50th birthday of Oakland’s one-time “crack king” — a performance that pumped up the party, and proved Hammer’s moves are still fire. The legendary rapper dropped in for the Bay Area gig…
Gentle Monster has popped up at Dover Street Market New York.
The South Korean eyewear brand’s ephemeral boutique is mounted through June 18 on Dover Street Market’s first floor.
A limited-edition, black-and-gold version of Gentle Monster’s Cobalt style has been created to mark the occasion.
While an eyewear brand, Gentle Monster is also regarded for its innovative and experimental retailing strategies. It employs carpenters and architects full-time to execute conceptual interior design projects.
For Dover Street Market, the brand has found inspiration in the extraterrestrial. The company has dubbed its installation “Passengers,” predicated on a narrative where “a crew of extraterrestrial creatures embark on a passage through time and space in search of their next home. Collecting precious stones and flowers along the way, the crew is able to produce energy for their ship and tools.”
This manifests as wire, wood and stone sculptures that resemble the work of artist Nick Cave.
“Dover Street Market is a resting place for creation and magnitude, and our presence within the DSM New York space feels natural because of this. Our pursuit of experimental and episodic content is rooted in the in-person experience. It’s in these conceptual spaces that our creations are able to blur the divide between eyewear
Stan Lee is a living and breathing god in the world of comic books but at the end of the day he is indeed a mortal and because of that someone stole his actual blood to use as ink to autograph stamp comic books and sell for a hefty profit.
TMZ is reporting that the man who made Marvel Comics what it is today had his blood stolen last October by a former business associate who illegally had a nurse draw so much blood from Lee that he was left feeling “light headed and dizzy.”
Not too long after Black Panther comic books began popping up at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. store in Las Vegas with a certification of authenticity that stated each issue carried a “Hand-Stamped Signature of STAN LEE using Stan Lee’s Solvent DNA ink.” As shady and foul as that is, that’s a pretty genius way to sell comics and we probably would’ve copped an issue or two. Legally of course.
The Black Panther comic book in question had two different versions of the DNA stamped signature with a blue one selling for $ 250 and a gold one going for $ 500.
Lee’s friend and partner Keya Morgan became aware of the blood heist in October of last year and quickly acted on the information. At the time Lee’s camp believed that his shady business associate had commissioned the creation of pens filled with the 95-year-old’s blood, but now it turns out it’s been converted into stamp ink.
Stan Lee’s lawyers are currently contemplating how to go after the chupacabra who sucked the blood out of Lee’s body for his own personal gain.
BOXING CLEVER: The Birkenstock Box world tour continues apace. Following its European premiere in Berlin and U.S. launch in partnership with Barneys New York, the latest stop is Milan – just in time for fashion week.
The project involves a mobile retail concept created by architects Gonzalez Haase AAS, whereby a converted freight container is customized at each location in tune with a partnering store’s interiors concept. In this case, it’s the hip 10 Corso Como.
The Milan edition has been installed in Piazza XXV Aprile, a stone’s throw from the Corso Como store. Rectangular in shape, it features glass sides with aluminium ends recalling an airstream van. Kris Ruhs, the artist/designer behind Corso Como’s visual merchandising, has created the interiors in signature ink blot-style motifs.
The Box is a foray into guerrilla marketing for Birkenstock, according to chief marketing officer Yvonne Piu. “It gives us a new platform,” she said.
To celebrate the collaboration, Corso Como creative director Carla Sozzani has created six limited-edition designs for the classic Arizona sandal. Done in black and white, the printed iterations, which riff off Ruhs’ motifs, are all on display and available to buy inside the Box.
“It’s been so exciting to learn about creativity from other people,”
Maison Margiela Artisanal is popping up at Maxfield on Sept. 8. The installation at the retail emporium’s Jean Prouvé house will showcase 13 looks from the fall “Artisanal” collection, designed by creative director John Galliano. The curated exhibit offers a behind-the-scenes view of Galliano’s creative process for Maison Margiela and transports the viewer to the mason on Rue Saint-Maur, where Galliano works with his team and atelier in an old historic schoolhouse.
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A Maison Margiela Artisanal spring look.
The haute couture looks, juxtaposed with inspiration elements from the atelier, explore empowerment and enchantment, as well as the power of looking at the past and present through a lens of transformation, with both handmade tradition and new technologies. Materials include traditional wool, organza, silk and chiffon alongside leather, feathers and crystals. Building on the filtrage method, layering is used to build images. Also used is décortiqué, or the reduction of a garment to its core, and trompe l’oeil elements. The pieces are displayed alongside accessories such as chrome necklaces that emphasize the garment’s necklines and headpieces that trace the profile of the face. Crystal pieces outline the frame of bras and pearls form a cage top.
The exhibition runs until Sept.
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POP-UP CULTURE: Seilenna, the New York-based swimwear line founded by Annelies De Rouck, is heading out east this weekend. De Rouck has teamed up with Uhuru Beach, a summer pop-up shop at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett, N.Y., to host a meet-and-greet and cocktail party on Saturday, August 22, to celebrate Seilenna’s launch at the store. “It is such a cool space with a fantastic mix of vendors,” De Rouck said. “It feels like a slice of Brooklyn or downtown Manhattan in the Hamptons.”
In fact, the concept shop and events hub — opened by Uhuru design, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based furniture brand — features accessories, furniture and clothing exclusively from Brooklyn and New York designers and artists, such as Michele Varian, Woolrich and Flower Girl. Located inside a barn, the shop will remain open until Sept. 6.
There is only one thing better than seeing Stevie Wonder in concert. It is seeing Stevie Wonder in concert for free. Stevie Wonder performed in a pop-up concert in Dilworth Park in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon at 3 p.m.
I was tipped off in the morning about what was supposed to be a surprise concert. I have been a fan of Stevie Wonder since I was a child, but have never had the privilege of seeing him in concert. It was around 93 degrees yesterday in Philadelphia, but the heat didn’t prevent any fans from attending. Sweat-soaked bodies stood, moved together and sang along to the music. The energy was positive and flowing with love among the crowd, which filled about half of the park.
The concert started shortly after 3 p.m. and Stevie spoke to the ecstatic crowd explaining why he decided to do the pop-up concerts. He expressed a desire to connect with the people, so he chose to do a show in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and the final in New York later that evening. Before he performed, “Love’s In Need of a Love Today” told the crowd he felt the world needs more love and less negativity. He briefly talked about gun laws and people being held accountable. He shared that he didn’t believe in restricting guns through gun laws, but that each bullet be able to be traced back to its owner. He talked about accountability with law and enforcement being equally accountable for their actions towards one another. Lastly, he said we need to make the world more accessible for people with disabilities. He described ways we can make it a better world for everyone.
He also announced that his “Songs In the Key of Life” tour would complete its 20 final dates in the United States. The tour would stop in Philadelphia in October and conclude in New York in November. Following his performance, there was a brief period of questions from the Philadelphia media. One reporter asked Wonder if this was his last tour and he responded that he’s never done performing to which the crowd responded with cheers and applause.
He continued with the selections, “Sir Duke” and “I Wish” before announcing it was the end of the show. The crowd begged Stevie to play a few more songs. Finally, he called out to Philly’s own, Jazmine Sullivan, who was enjoying the show with the crowd. She joined Stevie Wonder on stage as the band launched into an impromptu performance of “As”. The pop-up concert concluded with Wonder singing, “Superstition”. Stevie Wonder exited the stage with Jazmine Sullivan and the show ended. Crowd dispersed slowly as many stood stunned and excitedly discussing the legendary moment in Philadelphia. Even if it wasn’t a complete surprise, it was still surprising to many fans, such as myself and will not be soon forgotten.
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On a 93-degree day, the fewer ingredients it takes to make a dish, the better. Mango Coconut Pops emerged from one of these days as I stared into my pantry, wondering if two cans plus a little freezing time could melt the sweltering heat away. It worked so well that this dairy-free treat is now a staple, like ice cubes, in my freezer.
Mango Coconut Pops
Makes around eighteen popsicles
2 popsicle molds
1 can sweetened mango pulp (1 lb., 14 oz.)
1 can 100 percent coconut milk (13.5 oz)
1/4 cup medium grain glutinous rice or long-grain white rice (optional)
Note: This recipe can be done very easily without the rice, but it adds a nuance, as with horchata, and references mango sticky rice. If you choose to not add rice, do not heat the coconut milk; proceed straight to the third step.
1. Take the coconut milk and place into a small stockpot to heat up. When boiling, add the rice and set the pot aside, covered, for one hour.
2. After one hour, blend rice and coconut mixture in a blender. Strain through a nylon nut-milk bag, or through cheese cloth, and set aside.
3. Now it is time to make the pops, and the order in which the ingredients go into the mold is key. There are two options.
For the visually appealing swirl pops: Place the pulp into a pitcher and the coconut milk into another pitcher. Fill the molds up to a little under half way with the coconut milk, then follow with the mango pulp. This order is important for a less icy pop.
For a one-color pop with cohesive flavor and texture: Whisk the coconut milk and mango pulp together. Place into one pitcher and fill all the molds.
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If Dad asks for a cold one this Sunday, you might surprise him with a poptail (yes, it’s a thing, as are boozicles) rather than the traditional brew. Whatever you call them—ice pops, paletas, ice lollies, or popsicles—these tricks are no longer just for kids. From Seattle to Hong Kong, artisan pop-makers are playing with flavor and proofs and developing organic and vegan options that are sure to melt the reserve of even the most strong-willed. No worries: it seems everybody loves a dadbod these days.
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Action Bronson joins the list of rappers like Tyga that have been the subject of protests and petitions for their lyrical content.
This time the New York-based rapper has been targeted by over 25,000 people that don’t want to see him perform at Toronto’s NXNE festival in June. Click here to see the online boycott.
The protest, started by a woman named Erica Shiner, states the following:
We urge you to stop your support for Action Bronson performing at Yonge and Dundas Square as part of the NXNE music festival on June 21st 2015. The content of his music glorifies raping and murdering women. It is completely inappropriate that an artist like this be hosted at a venue owned and operated by the City of Toronto, as part of a festival which is funded by various levels of government. It demonstrates that NXNE, the City of Toronto, and Vans Footwear turn a blind eye to rape culture and violence against women. He should not be given a voice through the support of any of the aforementioned groups.
Please refer to the petition for a sample of his content and some personal messages from others who have signed the petition.
The petition specifically cites songs “Consensual Rape” and a video where Bronson eats his meal off a dead woman before rolling her up in a carpet.
Bronson fired back on social media and blasted his “haters” in a fashion fans are accustomed it.
NXNE organizers released their own statement in support of Action Bronsom:
On Tuesday, May 26 a group of concerned Torontonians created a petition to remove Action Bronson from NXNE’s lineup on Sunday, June 21 at Yonge-Dundas Square. The petition has spawned a passionate online discussion. The Festival would like to address this topic.
Action Bronson performed at Yonge-Dundas Square as part of NXNE in 2012 with Killer Mike, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. It was a positive concert that was described by reviewers as “laid back”, “a lot of fun” and a “world class hip-hop showcase”. NXNE is confident the lineup on June 21 at Yonge-Dundas Square will make for another enjoyable day of music in a public space.
“NXNE will also present a number of rap artists at various venues, such as Tink and Kate Tempest, who have be lauded for the undisguised feminist viewpoints in their music.” says Sara Peel, Managing Director of NXNE. ” “That being said, in the interest of moving forward in a positive manner, we are engaging in discussion with our community about this important issue, and looking to provide opportunities for concerned voices to be heard.”
NXNE believes each and every one of these artists have the right to express their views through music, but those views belong to them and them alone. Those who are offended by an artist are invited to check out other Festival showcases, as NXNE will present hundreds of artists this June – some may be considered controversial, but most are just plain fun.
Bronson is also receiving support from fans and a counter-petition has been launched to “stop feminist extremists from censoring Action Bronson’s free speech and his performance at NXNE.”
For some Golden Globe nominees, awards season began with a cup of tea.
Ludacris’ girlfriend is now his fiancee as the rapper popped the big question over the holiday break in a most creative way.
The rapper and former girlfriend – now fiancee – Eudoxie Agnan are engaged to be married.
How did he do it?
Ludacris had “Eudoxie, will you marry me?” painted on a field below a plane, as they flew over. When they traveled over the huge display, Luda had her look down to see the proposal. Both of them posted the pictures on Instagram, seen at the end of this article.
“BEST DAY OF MY LIFE WITH THE LOVE OF MY LIFE,” she said. And Luda commented, “She didn’t say yes. She said HELL YES.”
Now, they didn’t formally announce it, but the hashtag seems to tell it all – #milehighproposal.
The pair were on a private flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica and the 37-year-old rapper proposed in front of the pair’s friends, including Monica and spouse Shannon Brown, LeToya Lucket and others.
The pair have been together over five years.
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