Marc Newson for Dom Perignon (Video)

Marc Newson talks about several spots he likes to hang out in Tokyo, Paris, London, Milano and New York. The Australian designer explains why he loves these places, and tells about his work on the Black Box for Dom Pérignon…

Tokyo
Tokyu Hands / Shibuya: 12-18 Udagawacho / tokyu-hands.co.jp
Tora Kuma Mogura / B1F Rapo Building 2-12-7 Azabu, Juba / kumamogura.jp
Le Baron Tokyo / Aoyama Center Building, Minam-Aoyama, Minatu-ku / lebaron.jp/index_E.html

Paris
Chez Georges / 1 rue du Mail 75002 / placesinfrance.com/chez_georges_bistro_in_paris.html
21 / 21 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris / timeout.com/paris/restaurants-cafes/venue/9883/le-21
Chez Omar / 47 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris / timeout.com/paris/restaurants/venue/9852/chez-omar

London
John Lobb / 88 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y6JD / johnlobbltd.co.uk

New York
Gagosian Galleries / 980 Madison Avenue, 555 West 24th Street, 522 West 21st Street / gagosian.com

Milano
G. Lorenzi / Via Montenapoleone 9 / lorenzi.it

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Dom Perignon domperignon.com
Marc Newson marc-newson.com

PhilaLIVE featuring Babel: This Thursday February 4

Temple U’s own BABEL will be performing at PhilaLIVE on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at The Underground (located on the lower level of the Student Activity Center on 13th and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA on the campus of Temple University.)

There will also be an open mic, live band, and live painting.

Doors & open mic open @ 7:30pm, Show starts @ 8pm.

Cover: $7

For more information, please visit www.myspace.com/philalivenow.

This Weeks Power Rankings: February 2nd Edition, Black History Month, iPad, Grammys, Superbowl and More


1. Black History Month – This is one of the most important months of the year. Too often the contributions of African-American’s have been overlooked in our society. Even though it’s the shortest month of the year, I’m glad that there is a time to reflect on the history, struggles and accomplishments of African-Americans.

2. Grammy’s – From a performance perspective, the Grammy’s were pretty underwhelming. And of course most of the hip-hop awards weren’t handed out on air. Still, the Grammy’s remains the holy grail of music awards. This year’s Grammy’s also confirmed once and for all that Taylor Swift > Beyonce. Just kidding ladies …. Sorta.

3. iPad – Steve Jobs has finally ventured into the world of women’s hygiene with the iPad. Ok, I had to get one more tampon joke in, sorry about that. What the iPad is though, is basically a gigantic iPhone, except it doesn’t make calls or take pictures. Still, I want one and you probably do too.

4. Obama’s Next Career – Once again, #44 proved why he’s the coolest president ever. He hoped in the booth during the Duke-Georgetown game and fit right in. If I’m ESPN, I’m offering him a contract right now. P.S.: Please don’t have him and Biden in the same place again, like ever. We were one terrorist attack on the Verizon Center away from having Nancy Pelosi as president.

5. Super Bowl Week – After a pointless Pro Bowl game, Super Bowl week is finally here. If the Saints and Colts play up to their regular season level, we should be treated to one of the most exciting and high scoring Super Bowls in years.

6. Roger Federer’s Dominance – Roger Federer is the most dominant athlete of our generation. Too bad he plays Tennis (and isn’t American). Dude won his 16th Grand Slam over the weekend, defeated Andy Murray in straight sets at the Australian Open. Even if you don’t like or understand Tennis, it should be easy to appreciate his mastery of the game.

7. Cool Grey 11’s – The Cool Grey 11’s are dropping this Christmas. After what I went through to get the Space Jams, I might just wait in line for these now.

8. NBA on ABC – The good thing about the NFL winding down is the return of the NBA on ABC on Sundays. We were treated to a Lakers/Celtics showdown this past Sunday. These teams still don’t like each other and could very well meet in the Finals. 24 closed the game with a ridiculous fade away over Jesus Shutlesworth, adding to his legacy/highlight tape.

9. Greg Oden Finally Shows us Something LeBron James Sr. Greg Oden finally showed the world what he was made of, except it wasn’t on the court. I’ve been avoiding the pictures like the plague, but I know sooner or later someone will dupe me with a “Erin Andrews nude” link to this nonsense.

10. Haiti – I wanted to close this week’s Power Rankings with Haiti because I know how we are as a country. We can’t seem to focus on one topic for longer than a few weeks. Haiti is still suffering and its imperative that we don’t forget about them like we usually due – see Post-Katrina New Orleans. If you are able to, and haven’ done so already, please contribute to the relief fund.

What do you think should be on next weeks power rankings? Comment here with your thoughts or reply to @uristocrat on twitter with the #powerrankings.

Vashtie Kola and Big Sean

I almost sent a text to Big Sean when I saw these photos. However, according to Dante Marshall, Va$htie and Big Sean are not dating. The photo shoot was just trying to convey that feeling and message.

The approach to this shoot was a little different from the norm and inspired by a spread that I’ve seen two favorite photographers do in the past. (Steven Klein and Richard Avedon) I wanted to make it look as if this celebrity power couple was followed around by paparazzi and the photos were leaked. No, V and Sean are not dating in real life but the images turned out just the way we envisioned.

Theo Martins – Veni Vidi Vici


The trailer for this song was released last week. Heres the MP3 for Theo Martins “Veni Vidi Vici” from the upcoming Channel Surfin’ project, dropping later this month.
<a href="http://theomartins.bandcamp.com/track/veni-vidi-vici-prod-kris-fame">Veni Vidi Vici (Prod. Kris Fame) by TheoMartins</a>

DOWNLOAD: Theo Martins – Veni Vidi Vici | Usershare

‘Veni Vidi Vici’ Produced by Kris Fame
off of Theo Martins’ ‘Channel Surfin’ out Feb. 2010
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Amber Rose: American Rebel Video

The video is comprised of behind-the-scenes footage from Persona Magazine‘s photo shoot with Amber Rose that retells the story from the film, “This is England”. The film centers on a group of London Skinheads hanging in England during the 1960s. It was a time when this particular subculture didn’t bother with politics and race but more fixated themselves on the unisex fashion, music, and lifestyle-alternate to the popular Mod trend. Deviating from the norm and portraying this rebellious attitude, the Skinheads represented a time of change much like the shaven-headed beauty, Amber Rose.

Kobe Visits Lower Merion High School and Nike Zoom Kobe V Lower Merion PE

Kobe Bryant is one of the more famous graduates of Lower Merion High school. If you dont know where Lower Merion is then you probably should get acquainted with the suburbs of Philadelphia. Kobe visited his alma mater to speak with several teachers, students as well as  unveil the Lower Merion PE version of his latest signature sneaker.

This Nike Zoom Kobe V features a silver upper with maroon on on the midfoot, forefoot, laces and liner. Matching the white midsole is the toe cap.

Read more about his visit Here on Aces Hoops.

SWRV Style View: Gear Stories with Jamerson

Vintage collector Jamer$on shares his gear story about a piece he found while traveling and the life behind the brand.

With exactly 1 week standing until the SWRVOnline shop opens [2.8.10 ∞],  SWRV premieres Gear Stories; SWRV’s online episodes of real collectors sharing some of their  favorite collected pieces with the world. In Episode 1 of Gear Stories, Jamerson [Creative Director, SWRV] shares some of his illest finds from the newly-revitalized brand MCM and sheds light on the former life of the brand plus global styles of Tokyo & abroad.

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