If you think every single commercial on TV is just like every other commercial or are developed by marketing departments trying to figure out how to attract the largest demographic, then you're on to something. The 'This is a Generic Brand Video' written by Kendra Eash for McSeeney's Internet Tendency, a daily humor website, and it takes a shot at the generic commercial that could pretty much represent every brand. The complete video was created from royalty free clips on Dissolve.com.
As their website rightly states, Rough Crafts is a professional design powerhouse, based out of Taipei, Taiwan. They specialize in not only building custom motorcycles, but also graphic design, product development and street art. They have and amazing knack for blending all of these skills together to create beautiful works of art.The latest piece by Rough Crafts' Winston Yeh is called, Rough Crafts Fat Bob Dyna Guerilla Motorcycle ($NFS). The 2009 bike murdered out in all black features a ton of upgrades including; Guerilla signature Coker Beck Style tire 5.0x16" F&R, with Arlen Ness Motorcycles all black 10 Gauge wheels, and 49mm forks. An updated headlight with their Grill version, which creates nicer proportions than the stock dual headlights. Updated fenders with Voodoo fender kit from Rocket Bobs, and seats with their Diamond Stitched solo seat which will be available for sale for you guys who want to add the look to your bikes.
Apocalypse Now ($14) is the movie that almost killed Martin Sheen. Directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now is the story of a U.S. Army Captain veteran Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) and his secret assignment to travel through Vietnam, down the Nung River, to find and kill Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando). The cast includes other heavyweights like Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, and a young Harrison Ford. Apocalypse now is a gripping, disturbing, and dark movie that definitely makes an impact.
An offer nobody can refuse; a look behind the scenes of the Coppola masterpiece. "It's dangerous to be an honest man." Michael Corleone, Godfather III. The Godfather Family Album ($28) is an inside look at one of the greatest franchises in movie history. Steve Schapiro was the special photographer who had unprecedented access to the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola's iconic Godfather trilogy. Schapiro had the enviable opportunity of witnessing some of the most legendary actors in cinematic history giving some of their best ever performances. Schapiro has immortalized Brando, Pacino, De Niro, Caan, Duvall and Keaton in images that have not only become iconic but are also instantly recognizable and have been imitated endlessly. For the first time Schapiro's finest shots from all three movies are brought together in one volume. Your coffee table doesn't want this book, it NEEDS it.
We all have our favorite actor who took on the roll of James Bond. Whether you're a Sean Connery or a Daniel Craig fan, we all have our favorites. But what about one of the biggest stars of every James Bond film, the cars. James Bond Cars ($21) pays homage to the legendary vehicles that demand just as much attention as the actors. Whether you're a fan of the iconic Aston Marin with its ejector seat, the BMW Z3 or the Rolls-Royce Phantom, there's a James Bond car you're sure to love. They even take a look at the rides belonging to Bond girls and the arch villains. James Bond Cars may be the ultimate coffe table book for guys.
Studio MK27 is a Brazilian design firm and The Redux House By Studio MK27 ($TBA) is one of their newest and best projects. Designed by Marcio Kogan, the Redux House, located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, features a dramatic exterior that includes two slabs of concrete that extend beyond the walls to create the sense of great volume. From within the house you get a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape and outdoor spaces, including the magnificent swimming pool. Long hallways and outside access from every room add the sense of grandeur in the relatively small home.