• The Self-Destructing DRM Chair
  • Posted 22 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 5859 Views
  • In a statement against the Digital Rights Management technologies, which limit the number of times software and hardcore (e-books, games and downloadable programs) can be used per sale, a group of designers have created a chair which self-destructs after being used eight times. "A small sensor detects when someone sits and decrements a counter. Every time someone sits up, the chair knocks a number of time to signal how many uses are left. When reaching zero, the self-destruct system is turned on and the structural joints of the chair are melted," reads the product's description. Entitled the DRM Chair, the design was conceived during a 48-hour-long hacker competition called The Deconstruction.

    www.thedeconstruction.org

    • point taken.
    • hunglikejesus Posted 22 months ago · 24 Reply
  • Video: The Art of Steadicam
  • 22 months ago · film · 0 Comments · 7524 Views
  • It may smoothly blend into any film now, but when Steadicam was first invented by cameraman Garrett Brown in the early '70s it was a groundbreaking technique which quickly became one of the most exciting and engaging visual techniques for many filmmakers, allowing for a smooth shot...
  • Video: FTC Young Bucks
  • 22 months ago · culture · 3 Comments · 6200 Views
  • Over the 30 years of their existence, San Francisco skate brand FTC have seen promising young kids grow into well-respected pros who have continued to push the sport forward. To give a little something back and to acknowledge the increasingly technical tricks these kids are doing,...
  • Norse Projects Spring/Summer 2013 Headwear
  • 22 months ago · style · 0 Comments · 2289 Views
  • Danish label Norse Projects have now released their Spring/Summer 2013 collection of headwear, which has proven hugely popular for the brand since their first collection in 2009. Building on the Norse ethos of creating simple,...
  • Opening Ceremony to Relocate Tokyo Flagship
  • 22 months ago · style · 0 Comments · 14916 Views
  • Just a few months after opening their London flagship store, high-end retailer Opening Ceremony have announced plans to move their Tokyo store from its current location in the Shibuya Movida building to a new location in the...
  • March Playlist
  • 22 months ago · music · 2 Comments · 16451 Views
  • Now that winter's almost behind us, we've got a dreamy spring playlist for the month of March, featuring the latest track from legendary British musician David Bowie, an absorbing instrumental song from RxGibbs, the latest offering from everyone's favourite English producer James...
  • James Murphy Suing DFA Records Co-Founder
  • 22 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 6053 Views
  • James Murphy - perhaps best known for his musical project LCD Soundsystem - has filed a lawsuit with the Manhattan Civil Supreme Court against his DFA records business partner Tim Goldsworthy for "breach of contract" and "unjust...
  • GANT Rugger Autumn/Winter 2013 Lookbook
  • 22 months ago · style · 0 Comments · 6074 Views
  • American heritage label GANT Rugger present their Autumn/Winter 2013 lookbook, featuring rustic cable knit sweaters, preppy blazers, button-down shirts, and a wide range of outerwear stretching from smart wool overcoats to more casual padded jackets. While the collections main inspirations...
  • Video: Michel Gondry - A Cinephile's Labyrinth
  • 22 months ago · film · 1 Comment · 7684 Views
  • A Cinephile's Labyrinth is a new short piece commissioned by NOWNESS in which famed director Michel Gondry takes us on a tour of his local Parisian video store - La Butte Video Club. Directed by American actress and filmmaker...