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Airbnb For Storage Startup Roost Opens Up To Help You Store Your Stuff In Your Neighbor’s Garage

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 20 min ago
 The idea behind Roost is not that different from any of those other marketplaces: I’ve got something you can use, you pay me to use it. In this case, we’re talking about storage space, specifically storage space that can be found in your neighbor’s basement, or garage, or attic, or what have you. Read More
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8 Things You Should Never Have in Your Apartment After College

Apartment Therapy - 6 hours 20 min ago

College dorms and apartments are rarely the place to cultivate your individual taste and design perspective. Instead, student living spaces are filled with the usual suspects, that, when seen later down the road, simply smack of that time in your life. After commencement, think of getting rid of those things, and living the rest of your days with the specter of your college decorating days behind you.

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Categories: Design, Home Design

Amanda Palmer releasing a book, reveals cover (and NSFW nude pics from the cover photo shoot)

Brooklyn Vegan - 6 hours 21 min ago

Musician, performance artist and crowdfunding genius Amanda Palmer has announced she'll be releasing a book she wrote called "The Art of Asking or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help". Today she released the cover photo (above), as well as a series of completely uncensored naked photos from the same photo shoot.

Amanda has no live shows booked at the moment, but says to stay tuned for a book signing tour to be announced soon.

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Categories: Indie, Music

New Balance M670SOK

Hyperbeast - 6 hours 25 min ago

Fresh from New Balance's UK factory comes the latest edition of the 670. Marked by classic New Balance color-blocking and premium materials, the release boasts a predominately orange upper of mesh and suede with contrasting navy and white accents throughout. The English-made M670SOK is now available via COMMONN.

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White Lung's Mish Way & Waxhatchee's Katie Crutchfield play each other's songs in new acoustic session (watch)

Brooklyn Vegan - 6 hours 36 min ago

White Lung singer Mish Way and Waxahatchee singer Katie Crutchfield recently teamed up to film a collaborative Noisey Acoustics Session on a rooftop on the Lower East Side. They take on one track from each of their bands -- White Lung's "Wrong Star" and Waxahatchee's "Coast to Coast" -- with Katie on guitar and both of them singing. Waxahatchee's normally-full-band "Coast to Coast" unsurprisingly sounds great acoustic, and much more surprisingly, the fast and heavy "Wrong Star" does too. Watch the videos below.

Waxahatchee recently announced a solo tour where she'll be previewing music from her upcoming record. The tour hits NYC on November 10 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now.

White Lung are also touring, hitting NYC on September 3 at Glasslands with Mormon Crosses and Flykills (tickets), and also playing NY's Basilica Sound Scape. They've added more dates to their tour too. All are listed, with the videos, below.

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Categories: Indie, Music

Amazing Chandelier Transforms Any Room Into a Fairytale Forest

Inhabitat - 6 hours 46 min ago

This stunning Forms in Nature chandelier transforms any room into a fairytale landscape! Inspired by drawings made by German biologist and naturalist Ernst Haeckel, designers Hilden & Diaz created an intricate bundle of entangled roots, bushes and tree branches that projects a 360-degree forest of shadows when illuminated from within.


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What Coke Learned from Social Media

Social Media Today - 6 hours 47 min ago
This summer Coke™ unveiled its Share a Coke™ campaign in the US. The results have been fantastic, though no official numbers have been released, yet. However, the sheer buzz around this campaign has been staggering.
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Former Google Maps Genius to Build the World’s Largest Plant Library

Inhabitat - 6 hours 47 min ago

San Francisco-based startup Hampton Creek already has a couple of wins under its belt with its egg-free mayonnaise and dairy-free cookies. But its recent announcement that Dan Zigmond, formerly lead data scientist for Google Maps, will head the data resources for the company’s planned world’s largest plant library reveals just how grand its ambitions are. The purpose of the library? To identify and catalog plant characteristics in the quest to find more sustainable, animal-free alternatives to common foodstuffs.



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Former Google Maps Genius to Build the World’s Largest Plant Library

Inhabitat - 6 hours 47 min ago

San Francisco-based startup Hampton Creek already has a couple of wins under its belt with its egg-free mayonnaise and dairy-free cookies. But its recent announcement that Dan Zigmond, formerly lead data scientist for Google Maps, will head the data resources for the company’s planned world’s largest plant library reveals just how grand its ambitions are. The purpose of the library? To identify and catalog plant characteristics in the quest to find more sustainable, animal-free alternatives to common foodstuffs.



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Will Autonomous Cars Kill the Traffic Light?

Gizmodo UK - 6 hours 50 min ago
If all the cars know where all the other cars are, surely they can speed up and slow down accordingly?
Categories: Technology

Hailo Launches API For E-Hailing On The Same Day As Uber

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 52 min ago
 Not to be left behind in the growing feud between Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others, Hailo has launched a public API for its taxi hailing service, on the very same day Uber announced its own. The startup, which launched in 2011 in London but has since expanded to various cities across the UK, London and Canada, originally dealt in standard taxis vs. Uber’s black car focus, but has since… Read More
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Maison Martin Margiela Releases Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Sneaker

Hyperbeast - 6 hours 55 min ago

Originally released exclusively for Kanye West and worn by the artist throughout the Yeezus Tour and his recent festival dates, Maison Martin Margiela's pony hair edition of its ankle-strapped high-top is now available at retail. Covered in pony hair with a chunky velcro strap closure, the silhouette sees a gum rubber outsole, leather lining, and hidden lacing. The Italian-made Yeezus model is now available via TRES BIEN for $975 USD.

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Why we left Nada Surf off our list of underrated '90s bands

Brooklyn Vegan - 7 hours 3 min ago

by Andrew Sacher

Nada Surf at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Eric M. Townsend)

Last week we posted "9 of the best '90s bands you didn't think were the best '90s bands and the awesome stuff they're doing now," and encouraged you guys to leave comments of who you think we should have included and who we should have left off. There are so many more than 9 bands who could've fit on that list, and we loved everyone's suggestions. A few of them were bands we strongly considered but left off the list for one reason or another. That includes Failure (whose reunion we covered a bunch), Local H (who we also cover a lot), Spacehog, and the band who was suggested the most: Nada Surf. Nada Surf is actually the band that most likely would have been our tenth pick, had we included ten picks, but we decided to leave them off. Here's why.

Nada Surf come very close to fitting the bill. They had a fluke hit ("Popular") off their major label debut, High/Low (1996), an album otherwise filled with overlooked gems like the Thurston Moore-esque "Sleep" and the Pavement-esque "Treehouse." Failure to produce another hit caused their label, Elektra, to drop them. The unsigned band then released 1998's The Proiximity Effect on their own label and eventually hooked up with indie label Barsuk Records (then home to Death Cab for Cutie, Kind of Like Spitting, etc) for 2002's Let Go. Since then, they've released three more albums with Barsuk, as recently as 2012's The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. They continue to tour consistently and singer Matthew Caws does cool things like form the band Minor Alps with fellow '90s musician Juliana Hatfield, show up at cool shows like Rock*A*Teens, play benefits with popular indie comedians like Eugene Mirman and Todd Barry and join Guided by Voices on stage. Nada Suf drummer Ira Elliot is also in the high-concept Beatles cover band Bambi Kino with Doug Gillard (ex-GBV). They're also closely connected with some of the bands that did make our list. Harvey Danger singer Sean Nelson sings on more than one of their records, and they co-headlined a tour with Superdrag during that band's late 2000s reunion. Not to mention, if "Flagpole Sitta" and "Sucked Out" come on back to back on a playlist, nothing feels more right than "Popular" coming next.

They've got quality material on all of their albums, but the main reason we didn't think they belonged on the list is that Nada Surf's post-major label career as a fruitful indie band didn't feel as much like a story in 2014 as most of the bands we included. Nada Surf have been putting out well-received releases on Barsuk since 2002, and when we think about the great music that Barsuk's put out over the past decade-plus, Nada Surf's albums immediately come to mind. When most Burger Records fans think of Burger Records, I don't think their first thought is The Muffs or the Superdrag-related The Lees of Memory, who both signed to the label this year. It's been totally normal to see Nada Surf booked on an indie-leaning music festival like Bumbershoot (more than once), Waterloo's SXSW parties, and Sasquatch for at least six years. And unlike "Flagpole Sitta" or "Sucked Out," which still loom large over Harvey Danger and Superdrag's respective careers, ask a younger music fan about Nada Surf and there's a good chance they're more likely to tell you about Lucky (2008) than "Popular." A scroll through BrooklynVegan's "Nada Surf" tag shows we've consistently covered them over the years, whereas the bands on the list haven't gotten much coverage. We didn't feel that highlighting Nada Surf to BV readers at this point would fit the theme of "band you didn't think were the best '90s bands," because that just seemed like old news.

The main point of the list was to shine a light on deserving bands whose merits often went overlooked. Nada Surf is equally deserving and if this list was written a few years ago, there's no doubt they'd be included. Now, relive some Nada Surf memories below...

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Categories: Indie, Music

Big Sean x adidas Originals 2014 Metro Attitude Teaser

Hyperbeast - 7 hours 9 min ago

Following a teaser earlier this month, adidas Originals has offered up a tiny glimpse of its upcoming Fall 2014 collaboration with Big Sean. While past collaborations between the German sportswear giant and Detroit-based G.O.O.D. Music rapper have relied on the Pro Model II, the latest release from the two will come in the form of the Metro Attitude. Based on this sneak peek, it looks like the retro high-top will see a scaly black upper along with metallic gold branding and floral motif applications throughout.

Stay tuned for a full look at the limited edition Metro Attitude ahead of its September 13 drop.

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TC Cribs: Storm8, The Land Of Very Colorful Desks And Lots Of Fancy Beer

Tech Crunch - 7 hours 9 min ago
 In this episode of Cribs we headed to Storm8, the company that makes lots of popular mobile social games. Storm8 is housed in a, well, pretty bland looking corporate building in suburban Redwood City, so we weren’t sure what to expect. But the inside of the office tells a very different story, with lots of very colorful things to catch the eye. That’s largely because Storm8… Read More
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Mike Anderson Skates the Krooked x CONS Star Player

Hyperbeast - 7 hours 10 min ago

With Krooked Skateboards and Converse CONS in the midst of dropping their collaborative collection, professional Mike Anderson – the common denominator – ushers in the new release with his penchant style and power. The Ventura native took to the gruffest of California ditches to test out the white leather Star Player, hopping in a trusty van with a trunk full of concrete to create their own D.I.Y. paradise. Watch the video above Anderson manhandles the steep terrain, and pay careful attention to the concluding kickflip. Check back here for more news on the Krooked x CONS Star Player, which will drop at your local skate shop in the coming days.

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Catch the Views House by LAND arquitectos

Hyperbeast - 7 hours 11 min ago

Like its name already suggests, this LAND arquitectos-designed minimalist home located in Chile's Valparaíso Region, captures the unique scenic views of its surroundings through the three-armed plan made up of two storeys. The 593 square meter home is constructed from prefabricated panels of reinforced concrete ensuring that it can withstand all kinds of weather, while also allowing for insulation when needed. Unlike the grey exterior, the interior of the home is lined with whitewashed timber boards to go with a dark wooden floor. Despite the futuristic design the home maintains a natural feel through the picturesque views of the landscape and sea that can be seen from any of the rooms of the house.

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Herschel Supply Co. 2014 Fall Geo Print Collection

Hyperbeast - 7 hours 14 min ago

Entering into the fall, Canadian accessories label Herschel Supply Co. brings its audience a neat collection of printed bags. The "Geo Print" collection finds the brand's array of bags, totes, luggage and accessories outfitted with a neat animated grey and black print. The motif is one of the more distinctive from the brand, landing somewhere between a Rorschach and 'woodgrain' in terms of resemblance. Herschel also reinforces its bag constructions with this collection, outfitting each piece with matted, molded rubber, full-grain leather zips and a coated poly lining. Look for this release to arrive at select retailers – including our very own HYPEBEAST Store – in the coming weeks.

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Silas 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Hyperbeast - 7 hours 16 min ago

Perfectly blending athletic skateboarding cues with distinctly collegiate aesthetics, Japanese streetwear label Silas showcases its collection for Fall/Winter 2014. The brand here offers a versatile assortment of apparel ranging from sweaters to trousers, each tinged with a combination of English and Japanese elements. Adhering to a predominantly grey and blue color palette, Silas toys with materials such as knit wool and chambray while blocking stripes with neutral solids to add a modern touch. Enjoy this look at the collection above and head here to shop the current offerings.

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Jewelry Brand, Non-Profit Organizations Collaborate on Empowering Girls

PSFK - 7 hours 17 min ago

It’s been three decades since Madonna sung the words, “we are living in a material world, and I am a material girl,” but the words have never been truer today. In today’s society, people are judged by their material possessions, and that is especially accurate when it comes to young girls. The clothes a girl wears, her shoes, make-up, and smart phone can play a big part in both how she feels about her self, and how she gets along with others- and the jewelry she chooses to accessorize with is no exception. Cognizant of this rising problem, one accessory company is committed to ‘materialism that matters.’

Material Fix jewelry is a socially responsible line that donates 10% of its sales to charities that empower girls. Items brought from the India collection provides the Freedom Firm with funds to create rescue missions and aftercare programs for girls that have been been freed from child prostitution in India. In addition to the program providing counseling, education, and medical care to the girls, it helps with the prosecution of the offenders. Similarly, Items brought from the Peru line provides funds to Peruvian Hearts, who works to remedy poverty and tries to achieve gender equality in Peru. The program gives private schooling to girls and tries to support them to continue on to secondary school and college. Peruvian Hearts also promotes health care and nutrition.

Not every company believes being socially responsible is necessary or important. Others still see the value in contributing to society, but don’t feel their particular company needs to be involved. Both of these ways of thinking are untrue and out of date. If we are going to improve as we evolve as a society, all brands and corporations need to take on part of the work. Specifically, companies like Material Fix, that target those in most need, have a greater chance of making a profound impact on future generations. Supporting socially responsible companies is a small way that people as individuals can contribute. At Material Fix, items range from $32 to $96- go out and get involved

Material Fix // Freedom Firm // Peruvian Hearts

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