Work by Suren Manvelyan
- The four teams are made up of a total of six skaters—four pros and two ams.
- Each team is given nine days in a warehouse with the same set of obstacles.
- Each team is allowed one art director on site.
- Each team is assigned one TWS photographer to shoot a feature article for the magazine.
- Each team is allowed a film crew to produce a video for skateboarding.com.
- The final photo and video product is judged by the TWS edit staff (minus S&C coordinators Skin Phillips and Josh Brooks) on the level of skating, creativity, the use of obstacles, and overall image and video quality.
- The winner gets the cover of the magazine and will have a spot reserved in Skate & Create 2011.
You know when you keep coming across something even though you’re not looking for it?
Well I’m having one of those months, so here’s another tidbit in the spirit of the Rage playlist I posted the other day. This time it’s the 50 best music videos from the 90’s as rated by Pitchfork.
My absolute favorites are:
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
UNKLE (Feat Thom Yorke) – Rabbit in Your Headlights
Aphex Twin – Come to Daddy
Having said that, all the songs are pretty awesome and made me feel crazy nostalgic. With greatness from Beck, The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and of course, Nirvana also making the cut, there’s something to tickle every fancy.
So here's the scenario: You are a millionaire 10 times over. You already have your own hover craft, mansion in every capital city and a different car for everyday of the week. You think to your self "I still haven't spend enough money on stuff I don't really need."
I love watermelon as much as the next person, but in Japan they’ve taken their love to a heady new level. Behold and be-awed:
They’ve got shaped fruits which come in at around $70USD apiece…
Watermelon flavoured Kit Kats…
A bus stop in Ishaya City…
And most wonderful of all… The ‘Tama-chan’ watermelon cooling and transport device.
These little guys come in at about $230USD, allowing you to transport your watermelon with ease in a wonderfully cooled and hellishly unnecessary stroller type contraption. They even come with a net bag to make putting the melon in and out of the device easier. With ‘Six LEDs for added futuristic effect’ you’re sure to be the life of any outing (just make sure the melon’s pre-filled with Vodka).
From the (translated) review on the Tama-chan:
‘After braving a walk around the neighbourhood with Tama-chan, you might sort of get attatched to it and regard it as a pet. It gives you this urge to show it off to friends, and motivates you to go outside and have fun. Afterall, you’d need to go on a camping trip or dozen to get the money’s worth.’
Read more about the reviewers adventures here
Assorted Rage playlists dating all the way back to 1998, including videos? Get ‘em while they’re hot right here.
Pure quality, shot on my dream setup – the Canon 5D.
A brilliant new campaign by sugar magnet VitaminWater featuring my boy Busey and Shaquille O’Neil.
Brilliant way to spread the message about this moron… Using only this moron.
Imagine being related to Christopher Walken.
The folks over at National Geographic have put together this interesting illustrated guide to the amount of water different foods/energy sources/products consume to produce. It’s pretty startling.
Check out the rest here.
The comments after the youtube link say it all…
We’ve all said it at some stage in our lives.
Walking aimlessly amongst the IKORBROGBA lounges or the GAAAHWONK library furnishings, you will often hear someone mention softly to their newly appointed de facto partner… “how awesome would it be to have a massive game of hide and seek in IKEA?”
The new ad by Carlton Draught, showcasing all the best pub moments in super slow mo
Possibly the best use of social media marketing I have ever seen.Chatroulette, a platform custom built for young men with too much time ‘in’ their hands, combined with the old adage “sex sells”.
What do you get?
It has to be one of the lamest, most trite phrases in the English language.Until it happens to you… And nothing else says it so well.
I have been trying to find the person who designed the original version of this picture for a whole day now…It was left on a music forum and I thought it was brilliant so rebuilt the image and used it as my FB profile pic.Love your work, whoever you are.
To be a part of That's Ace you need to things:1. You have to be ace. (Naturally)
2. You have to own an Audi. So naturally we are big fans of totaly ace Audis around here. The E-tron is Audis first attempt at a Electronic car and it looks abso-lutely a-mazing. Powerful body & performance, lets expect a powerful price tag as well. More from wired below:
Not a huge fan of stoner humour at the best of times… But this Aussie Youtube Dood’s impression of Bear Grylls is totally on point.
High level PR from Vic Roads as you exit the 20kms of roadworks on the western ring road. At first, after sitting in traffic for an hour, these signs were kind of infuriating. Then I took a good hard look at myself. Now they make me smile.
The magic of time lapse photography is the way it showcases every day life in a whole new format, illuminating daily regularities as the baby steps towards something far greater.