Heroic Words Of Wisdowm

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In my mind, one of the most famous pieces of comics dialogue is the oath sworn by Green Lantern. I gave this some deeper thought and realized that the oath is, in a way, applicable to real life. Anyone, should they choose, can swear an oath to stand against evil. Then it hit me. Have all comic heroes said things that are applicable in real life? Have they all said things that can inspire any of us, comic fan or not?

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This is the work of Adam Thompson, an artist who works within the comic realm and and he wanted to connect with people on a different level. Comics are already has a huge pop culture fan base and has grown thanks to the movies, but people don’t realize the depth of the stories in these comics and how much they have built up, people write book for years before they come out, some of these comics have stories dating back almost 100 years, with so much material to work with Adam Thompson want to relate people’s lives to comics and so who came up with these amazing pieces, and I love the quotes on them. I have to admit that I do have the Green Lantern oath memorized since I was always a fan of the Green Lantern, but the other quotes are just as moving.

There are a lot more comic posters below, be sure to check out the rest of the characters.

Link: Behance

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LunaTik – AnTik & Lynk

The guys from LunaTik are back at it again, the ones who made the crazy CNC machined custom watch mount for the iPod Nano, and luckily when Apple made their update they didn’t change their design. They grown from their days of Kickstarter into a full fledged product developer for Apple products and a few other things. I’m still using both of my LunaTik & TikTok when I go riding or outdoor activites, and with that line they are developing other accessories for the iPod Nano.

They have come up with two new products:

Simply the Lynk is an all aluminum machine wrist band for the LunaTik which looks really cool. The AnTik is an analog watch which they developed to fit into the place of the iPod Nano in the LunaTik case which seems to be a smart idea. I like the clean look of both their new products and it seems they have a few new designs for the LunaTik that I might be checking out.

The original LunaTik premium conversion kit is now available for pre-order in an all aluminum version called Lynk. The Lynk is available in silver or black and features the same aerospace grade aluminum frame as the original LunaTik, but the silicone band has been upgraded to an anodized aluminum band with a silicone underbelly and full butterfly clasp. The Blackout version will feature PVD plated buckles and hardware as well as a black clasp. The Lynk band’s lightweight construction offers the comfort of silicone against the skin, combined with the look of precision-machined aluminum.

We thought our fans might appreciate the flexibility of wearing TikTok + LunaTik as an analog watch. Introducing AnTik, an analog watch module with 30 meter water resistance designed to fit all TikTok + LunaTik watch kits. The module is crafted from machined aluminum with a two-handed analog Japanese quartz movement. Now you have the option of swapping between your iPod nano or a contemporary timepiece, depending on your mood.

Hilltop Compound in Bel Air by Landry Design Group

The imposing Hilltop Compound is a 40,000 square foot, 28 bedroom project located in Bel Air, LA, California. It is made up of a main residence and several other buildings, spread over 1.5 acres of land. The architecture plans were developed by Richard Landry of Los Angeles based Landry Design Group, who stated: “We wanted to evoke a feeling of transparency for this house, with many different layers and floating walls, in order to give it an extra dimension. The home is designed to age well over time, with classical-modern shapes, good proportions, and subtle details”

Now this house is HUGE, so many damn rooms, its like a hotel of its own, it even has indoor spas based on the pictures. Its your modern day castle built in Bel Air and I really like that walkway in the third picture it makes you feel like your at the edge of the castle looking over the central court yard. With the size of this place I bet you could really get lost with 28 rooms, I bet it isn’t designed like a hotel with long corridors. I really like the exterior of the house and the design of it, the interior has some cool rooms but I don’t like all the styles.

Link: FreshHome


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Architecture of Kuwait

AOK is a platform dedicated to showcasing Kuwait’s creative talents through online projects and portfolios, providing you with creative opportunities, and exposure to the world of design.

Architecture of Kuwait is an extremely well done website that displays all sort of architecture and design projects taking place in Kuwait. I have recently been following them because of a post on 248am and they have some very nicely done articles and I love the pictures, always high quality photographs of the projects. They do show some projects that are coming to Kuwait or in the plan to be done, and some of them are amazing. There is also an interesting job section for people in the field of architecture and design which I think is very unique for this type of site. I do enjoy some of the highlight items they cover and I check every few days to see whats new, and I hope they continue to build this site as it has a lot of amazing potential.

Link: ArchOfKuwait

Wanken & Designspiration Office

There is always something good about having a very comfortable office. This is the offices of Wanken & Designspiration for working all types of media. Taking photographs and plastering all over the wall for inspiration, I really like that idea, and thinking of applying to my office. Its interesting that he uses the Yashica and the iPhone as his photography tools, I have equipment laying around but not as utilized or organized yet.

Wanken originally started as a video production venture by brother and myself in 2004. After a while video production become less of an interest so I took Wanken and ran with it in a different direction involving design and photography. The first versions of Wanken.com were interesting to say the least–full flash sites with intros and hit counters. When the blog started it was only photography but soon after, my interests evolved; architecture and graphic design became more prominent.


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A Package

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Its like a bonus of items, I love getting packages like these, full of things that I have been looking forward and piling them up together in my mailbox to be shipped together. I preordered the BluRay edition of Star Wars from May or June and now that I have it I have no clue when I’m going to watch all 6 movies, but I want to do it one shot and require people to watch it with.

Books:

  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  • Man Machine – Max Barry

Picked up a couple of books that I am looking forward to reading and a couple of design books that I would enjoy going through. Then I picked up the Star Wars special edition Moleskines both the small and large notebooks and I love having them but don’t want to use it. I have other Moleskines that I can use, the normal ones, I like collecting these special edition Moleskines.

Moleskines Star Wars Journals

With the release of special edition Blu-Ray set of Star Wars Moleskine have come up with these journals. There is one thing that I can’t resist buying it is these journals, I seriously can not get enough of them, I already bought them and waiting for them to be delivered. I love that Moleskine keep coming up with these very interesting special edition notebooks. I honestly don’t write enough in them but I do try to sketch and write down notes as much as possible. The journals come in both Empire and Rebellion flavors, the biggest difference being the Empire variety is “ruled” while Rebel journal remains “unruled.” I got both the large and pocket size in the Empire and Rebellion designs, a must have for any Star Wars fan. Check out the fun video below at the end.

Link: Moleskine


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Dar Nur In 7Zones

I have been hearing about Dar Nur for some time now and wasn’t sure where it was. We found it recently in 7 Zones, which is a new complex in Shuweikh. 7 Zones was supposed to be a new Sun City type location but all indoors with furniture, design, and electronics all under one rood, but due to the legal issues between the original project owners and the land owners it has someone stagnated. It feels like some what of a ghost town but there is a lot of potential for the place. Dar Nur is located on the 1st floor and I don’t have any idea how we found it, you just have to ask security because the place’s design makes you feel like you are in maze and I keep getting lost in it. Dar Nur is store with small furniture, home accessories mostly in a Mordern Islamic and Funky Design.

We were very happy to find the place open since last time when we found it the shop was closed in the evening. I loved the store the moment we walked in, it felt refreshing and a lot to look at. The first thing I noticed other then the furniture and accessories were the books, and I was honestly excited, I love finding Art books about the Middle East and Kuwait so I was rummaging through that for a little bit and picked up two books. There were some very cool acrylic tables which would lovely in any home, and there were some very cool bean bags as well. I love places like these in Kuwait and luckily a few are popping up and each one with their own specific style, I hope to see more shops such as these and I hope they become successful. If you have a chance be sure to check it out it has some fun stuff.


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Honest Logos

Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz has created a clever little series of logo flips that reveal the true nature of the companies behind the logos, and what they should probably be called.

I think I have seen some of these posted before but not this large set with all these Logos given an honest interpretation, and some of these are hilarious.

Link: Hypemuch


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Malibu Birdview Residence

The warm sandy beaches on the Pacific coastlines inspire impressive cribs in terms of size and architecture. For today we would like to showcase the imposing Birdview Residence designed by Doug Burdge in collaboration with interior designer Tim Clarke and located in Malibu. This diverse modern home stretches over 10,000 square feet and has no less than seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

This house feels like a breath of fresh air, I just love the huge windows not hiding any part of the view. A beautiful pool by the beach with this setting is amazing, I would spend a lot of time outside. The architecture is straight forward but the added style of glass and protruding stone adds to it and gives that nice open feeling. The interior is designed warmly and I would enjoy staying there, and I especially love the kitchen. Every room of the house has a piece of the amazing view, and that is the best part of this design.

Link: FreshHome


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