I would freak the fuck out.
This commercial from ESPN is so dope… The disappointments in life when you share the same name as one of the greatest basketball players of all time… Such a good concept!
Pretty awesome film from Casey Neistat for Nike’s Make It Count campaign. Apparently, he took all the money Nike gave him to make a film and spent it traveling the world until he ran out of money… It only took him 10 days, but he covered some serious ground and put together a great video about it. (via TWBE)
I’m sure this post will interest nearly 100% of our viewers… I know a lot of people that read the site like to surf and I’m pretty sure just about everyone likes girls in bikini’s. This video is pretty long and I don’t know much about surfing my self, but I couldn’t stop watching it… I was really into the bigger wave stuff that starts around 4:15. (via doobybrain)
Joey Piazza put me on to this.
“This 1979 documentary film focuses on gangs such as the savage skulls & nomads who occupied areas of the South Bronx. Perhaps even more compelling is considering that the backdrop and social conditions in this film are a ‘far cry’ from the lifestyle being promoted through disco music and film. Perhaps this answers questions to why many people took preference over the funk records which arguably pathed the way for Hip Hop culture.”
Check out part 2-8 after the jump.
The sun has been shining and even though we barley had a winter in New York this year, I can’t wait for the Summer. Just glad I don’t live in Russia. Keep reading to see some crazy snow photos I got in my email the other day.
I recently learned about Dean Hearne participating in this years London Marathon. This piqued my interest, not because I am an avid runner (far from it), but I’m always interested in finding out what kind of stuff people are into outside of what they are known for. In Dean’s case, it’s mainly BMX (obviously).
Click below to check out a quick Q&A with Dean regarding the marathon, preparation and his fundraising.
With half a million views on Vimeo, there’s a chance you have already seen this, but if not, it’s definitely worth checking out. Solipsist is a dance film directed by Andrew Huang… it might be a bit slow and long for some of you, but if you don’t have enough time to check out the whole piece, at least jump ahead to around 7:00… So epic!
The first comment in Vimeo sums the film up pretty well: “I still can’t believe that this exists.” Check out the film above and keep reading to see an interesting behind the scenes video from the shoot.
A great trailer from Audi for their new R18 e-tron Quattro. My first car was a Audi 4000 Quatro CS and even though it’s been years since I had it, I still think about it on a regular basis. Such a rad car!
The New York Times has started up a Tumblr page to easily share some of the millions of photos they have at their disposal. Each photo comes with a little background info, as well as an image of the photo’s reverse side for more historical-ness (when you click on the pic).
According to the about page:
If we posted 10 new archival pictures every weekday on Tumblr, just from our print collection, we wouldn’t have the whole thing online until the year 3935.
Lots of interesting history to come I’m sure.
Visit The Lively Morgue.
There is a great feature with Ricky Feather on Hypebeast new series called “Modern Day Artisans” about Feather Cycles and his life as a bike builder. Check it out!
VH1 has been running a documentary series on the evolution of Heavy Metal called (funnily enough) “Metal Evolution”. The series tackles all of the sub-genres having to do with influencing metal and has been really good (even the prog rock stuff).
I decided to check if Metal Evolution episodes were available online, and sure enough, they are! If you’re a fan of metal, documentaries in general or need an excuse to take a long dump, check this series out.
Click below to check out the first episode, then go HERE to see the rest.
If you get a lot of your info through Tumblr or just go there to see what people with too much time on their hands put together, than you will find this TIME article useful. This list features everything from politics to art to random stuff.
The photo above is from Awesome People Hanging out Together.
On a related note, check out our recent BMX TUMBLRS post.
Even if you have no idea what SOPA & PIPA are about, you’ve surely heard about it (or seen the acronyms) over the last couple of weeks. US Wikipedia blacked out in protest as did numerous other sites in one way or another…. even BMX!!!
If you have 14 minutes and enjoy watching white professors speak, than watch this TED talks above to get a handle on the situation. OR, for an easier more comical version, go HERE.
So now you can buy hats at Intelligentsia, and soon you’ll be able to buy Intelligentsia coffee from Quintin. What a world we are living in.
The story can be found here.
My old friend Darren Meenan (of Manmade fame) is doing a cool sports-based line called The 7 Line. I’m not really into sports, but I can tell this stuff is pretty cool in a tongue-in-cheek sports banter kind of way. It feels honest, but maybe that because I know Darren has been a Mets fan forever.
If Joe Simon says something is amazing, you should probably take his word for it.
Here is a time lapse of Earth from outer space. Check for the lightning!
From Michael König:
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.
HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.
Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
Go HERE for more info.