Billionaire Boys Club Summer 2017 ‘UNIDENTIFIED’ Capsule

We just dropped the UNIDENTIFIED Capsule—an NYC exclusive collection for Summer 2017.

The small collection has subtle hints of Japanese influence which can be seen on select pieces like the ONEQ Hybrid Tee, featuring original artwork from artist ONEQ, and a cherry blossom design on another piece. The capsule mainly displays camouflage artwork, giving a nod to OG BBC camo prints. Long sleeve silhouettes with the capsule theme phrases “FLYING OBJECTS” and “UNIDENTIFIED” are also included, with floating letter printing designs that speak to the zero-gravity space theme.

Entirely, the collection features t-shirts, hoodies, shorts and sweatpants, and will only be available at the BBC NYC flagship at 7 Mercer, and online at bbcicecream.com. Click the jump below to view images from the look book.

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French Designer Creates Space Suits to Keep Space Travelers Healthy

French designer, Clément Balavoine, has designed space suits that can be precisely tailored to support the musculoskeletal system of SpaceX travelers. Balavoine is now proposing that Elon Musk—owner of SpaceX—should adopt the space suit designs for the those traveling to Mars, a trip proposed to be launched by SpaceX in 2022.

The microgravity environment of space means that astronauts’ bones become more fragile, and muscles lose mass. With Balavoine’s flight suit design, these ailments will significantly decrease with the help of the suit’s electroactive fibers, which are currently used mainly in sport and for rehabilitation. These fibers send tiny electric shocks to the wearer’s muscles, which help keep them active and also revitalize them. The material could also be used with a health monitor to record movement and vital signs, control heat and also track the effect of the environment on the body. To combat the effect on traveller’s bones, Balavoine designed flexible protective sections for key areas, such as the spine, which work as an exoskeleton to provide extra support. For a perfect fit, suits could be accurately tailored to a space traveler’s body by using a body scan and X-ray, and could also be adapted and combined with a space helmet for outdoor use.

“I truly think that any product must visually reflect its purpose, so I wanted to design a suit that would inspire strength, aero-dynamism and calm,” Balavoine said. Clément Balavoine, who is based in Amsterdam, studied product design in France before moving to London and collaborating with a number of fashion labels. He later worked as a designer for United Nude in China before striking out on his own.

Click the ‘Read More’ for more images of the space suit.

Via: Dezeen

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Takashi Murakami will Present New MCA Exhibition with Pharrell Williams Curated Performances

Japanese artist, BBC collaborator and longtime friend, Takashi Murakami, is set to present his latest exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) tomorrow, June 6th.

Titled “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg”, the exhibition shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power. “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” will be available for preview by fans at MCA’s “ArtEdge: 50” gala, celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary. The event will also feature a special concert curated by Pharrell Williams, including a performance by singer/songwriter and actress, Janelle Monáe.

MCA “ArtEdge: 50” tickets will be sold starting June 6th, and prices will start at approximately $2,500 USD for both the gala and concert, and around $250 for just the concert. Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” will be open to the public up until September 24th.

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Via: MCA

Star Wars Scenes Were Hand-Painted Before CGI

Since the early 2000s, computer generated images, aka CGI, has been the default technology for special effects, but in the 70s and 80s, hand-painting was the technique used for certain scenes, which can be seen in the original Star Wars trilogy.

“Matte paintings are fake sets that—most of the time—are used to be made with plexiglass and oil paint. The artists used oversized panels to create the necessary detail that the camera needed to fool the audiences when the film was projected over the large surface of the theater screen. The paintings were combined with live action film to match the perspective of the painting. If done well, the public would totally buy into the shot.”

Click the jump to check out the original Star Wars trilogy paintings and a history timeline of CGI in movies.

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Via: Empireonline.com and DYT

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BBC Summer 2017 Delivery I

The Billionaire Boys Club Summer 2017 Delivery I capsule has dropped. With an old school flare and a hint of nautical inspiration, the Summer ’17 Delivery I features a pastel palette and bright color blocking, perfect for the summertime temps. 

Retro graphics on tees alongside denim treated with embroidered paint spatter technique are seen within the Collection. Throw-back cut and sew color-blocked shorts made with water-repellent/quick-dry material are also featured. Mesh trucker hats and five-panel color-block hats are included to coordinate with the array of colored bottoms. In all the capsule includes t-shirts, hoodies, joggers, shorts, and denim, which will be made available for purchase at the BBC NYC flagship, all official BBC stockists in the US, and online. Click the jump for images of the entire capsule. 

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Designers Created a Giant Golden Egg Solar Sauna in Sweden

Designers from Studio Bigert & Bergström have built a sculptural chamber in the shape of a golden-egg solar sauna, installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town.

The egg is made out of stainless golden mirror sheeting, its multifaceted form breaking up the surroundings that it reflects into a multiplicity of different mirror images. The egg’s interior has been formed out of wood, with the wall panels and floor decking made out of pine and the bench of aspen. In the center of the egg stands the wood-heated, heart-shaped sauna stove made out of iron and stone. The temperature inside the egg varies between 75° and 85° Celsius. Click the jump to read more about the golden-egg solar sauna.

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Mice Sperm in Space Proves to be Viable

Researchers conducted an experiment that will aid scientists in determining whether or not humans will be able to successfully reproduce in space. After orbiting around the planet for nine months, freeze-dried mouse sperm exposed to the harsh environment of space have successfully produced litters of healthy baby mice, researchers reported yesterday. Click the jump to read more about the experiment.

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Pharrell Williams and Mike Einziger Debut New Startup Technology at TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY

TechCrunch’s premier startup and technology news conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, returned to New York this week in Manhattan. Bringing to life the things that make TechCrunch tick—tech and startups— Disrupt NY ended the conference with a performance by Pharrell Williams and Incubus guitarist, Mike Einziger to showcase the new technology from their new startup, MIXhalo. Founded by Einziger with Pharrell as a an advisor and investor, MIXhalo’s new audio technology essentially makes live events sound studio-quality to concert goers.

At live concerts, musicians are able to hear their performance via headphones that allow them to hear with high-quality sounds. But, the audience does not receive the same sound through blaring speakers. With MIXhalo, you install the iOS app (there are plans for an Android version, too), connect to a special MIXhalo network and then you can hear what Einziger called a “a really, really high quality, studio-quality audio experience,” even if you’re “a thousand feet away from the stage.”

We’re stoked to see this rollout. Check out Pharrell and Mike speak about MIXhalo and their performance in the video below.

Via: TechCrunch

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