Death Cab at Beacon Theatre in 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Death Cab for Cutie have slowly been announcing shows for 2014, including their upstate NY show on 5/23 with The Head and the Heart and Built to Spill, and the Boston Calling Festival, which they play on 5/24 with The Head and the Heart, Frank Turner, Jenny Lewis, Warpaint and more. (Built to Spill also play that fest the next day with Modest Mouse, Brand New, Kurt VIle, Phosphorescent and more.)
Now, Death Cab have announced a third show for that same week, and this one happens much closer to NYC on May 22 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon. You can also still get tickets to their upstate NY show and to Boston Calling.
UPDATE: There's also an Atlantic City show on 5/25. All dates are listed below...
Gearing up for the warmer months, Japanese brand NAISSANCE presents its 2014 Spring/Summer "BLACK HAWAII" editorial styled by honeyee. The editorial is inspired by the outdoors and the serene and sombre atmosphere of Hawaii's coastal surfing villages. The line includes a series of loose-fitting jackets, sweaters, shirts, pants, shorts, and accessories using lightweight materials perfect for the Hawaii heat. Consisting of both solid colors and darker floral patterns, the clothing fits harmoniously with it surroundings through both fit, material, and color. Look for NAISSANCE's latest collection soon at select stockists and the brand's online store.
New York-based skateboarding label Mighty Healthy celebrates its 10th anniversary this year via a number of collaborations with artists and labels such as Visual, Kevin Lyons and size? to name a few. Here, we get a look at its capsule range with San Francisco streetwear imprint Black Scale. The collection sees collaborative branding take on a selection of Raglan shirts, tees, sweaters and hoodies, while line's bold "AMERICON" slogan also accents throughout. Filmed by Brandon Kuzma, enjoy the lookbook clip above and stay tuned for the collection's release via Black Scale and Mighty Healthy.
For its contribution to the Reebok Instapump Fury’s 20th anniversary, Barcelona-based retailer 24 KILATES has teamed up with 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi to produce a monochromatic take on the silhouette. Here, the shoe’s look references designer Boris Bidjan Saberi’s Bamba model and features an edgy interplay of trompe l’oeil, geometric cuts and subtle overstitching across the black and white body for a sleek, street-ready look that is the signature of the designer. Look for these at 24 KILATES and Reebok Certified Network retailers starting March 15.
Trident Gum Helps Fight Cavities... Which is Super Useful..Country:
Kevin Drew w/ BSS at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew already revealed "Good Sex" and "Mexican Aftershow Party" from his new solo LP, Darlings, and he's now made the entire album available to stream ahead of its March 24 release date. Listen over at NPR or below via The Line of Best Fit (which may now blocked in the US).
As discussed, Kevin will play an album release show in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on April 3. For that show, he'll be joined by longtime collaborators Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene), Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle), Dave Hamelin (The Stills, Eight and a Half), and Marty Kinack (Broken Social Scene).
Since we last spoke, it's been announced that the release show will be opened by Andy Kim, aka the Montreal songwriter who co-wrote "Sugar, Sugar" for The Archies in 1968, and has also released his own singles, like "Rock Me Gently," which was a #1 hit in 1974. Tickets for the show are still available.
All of Kevin's dates are listed, with a stream of his new LP and a couple Andy Kim videos, below...
As with almost all previously offline products, bikes and their accessories are now getting smart. We’ve already written about Helios handlebars, which feature exercise tracking and GPS location services. Now the MindRider helmet is using EEG technology to enable cyclists to see how their thought patterns change over the course of their journey.
The idea for the device came about when MIT Media Lab graduate Arlene Ducao, who now runs Brooklyn’s DuKode Studio, began to hack her own helmet by adding an EEG headset that changed the color of embedded LEDs depending on how calm or agitated she was. She was then approached by creative tech marketer Sandra Richter to create an app that could use the setup to plot riders’ brain activity over space and time. The app shows a map of the route riders have taken, overlayed with heat bubbles that show the points at which they felt relaxed or stressed.
Although the platform is currently in its development stage, it’s possible that such a system could help cyclists pick the most pleasant routes for their commute, or even provide governments with data enabling them to plan their cycle paths more effectively. Ducao says that future versions of the helmet may include more advanced EEG technology and a head-up display that lets cyclists see their mood in real time. Are there other ways that brain tracking tech could reveal more information about commuters’ experiences on the road?
They say that a strong marriage requires good and close communication, so it is not a surprise at all to see that the best marriages between couples who have not yet gotten bored of one another share a really strong line of communication between the two. However, when it comes to two different kinds of languages of dialects, then a working knowledge of the other language is essential, but in the case that something like that is unavailable, an interpreter would bode you well. What happens when there are no interpreters at all? You might have to take things into your own hands literally with the $349.95 Oral Language Translator.
The Oral Language Translator happens to translate spoken phrases in a dozen different languages. All that you need to do is to pick from a category such as travel, food and drink, or banking, and speak one of the 14,000 useful phrases to it. From there, the device will do its job to provides an audible translation in a human voice with native pronunciation. It has a full QWERTY keyboard so that you can also opt to type in any word, phrase, or even a paragraph, with the device translating all of the typed content. There are 70,000 English definitions from the WordNet Princeton University Dictionary, which will be accompanied by example phrases, synonyms, and the ability to hear each word properly enunciated with a touch of the screen. A 3.5” color LCD display helps you navigate with voice commands, or you can opt to settle for the included stylus. Among the languages are Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Farsi.
[ Oral Language Translator might cut down on miscommunication copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Sure, it's March, but some of us still have a fairly serious amount of winter ahead of us. I look forward to the days when I can grab my sandals and sun hat and run out the door, but winter mornings require a little more planning ahead. Here are some of our best tips for staying on schedule during the chilly winter months.
At last week’s Ecobuild Conference in London, GWP Architecture and Thomas Heatherwick‘s amazing Bombay Sapphire’s Laverstoke Mill distillery was awarded the highly prestigious BREEAM Award for industrial design. The London-based team began renovating the abandoned 18th century paper mill in 2012, and it was just recognized as a leading example of environmentally-conscious design.
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