MIT media lab graduate anirudh sharma has taken on the challenge of turning something as ugly as street pollution into something beautiful. the founder of grafiky labs has launched AIR-INK, a startup that takes carbon emissions from car exhaust pipes and transforms them into a dense black pigment to make ink for artists. 30 […]
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You beat the internet and found the unfindable panda that was hiding amongst the snowmen. Now, Espen Westum, the head brewer at Westum Hjemmebryggeri, from Fredrikstad, Norway, has upped the ante with this black metal puzzle.
“Most people have seen the “find the panda among snowmen” picture,” Hjemmebryggeri wrote on December 26th. “I was inspired to make one myself, only with black metal artists. After drawing most of the day, here is the result! HAILS!”
Shout-out to Bored Panda reader Tor Richard Maløen for bringing this post to our attention!
Mr. Waller, Andrew Waller, Mr. Interior Design Master…whatever you want to call him, this pied-à-terre is a little slice of heaven in white, black and grey. Love all the muted tones here. It is so calming and dare I say, the perfect bachelor pad. (Photos: Maree Homer)
More projects by Mr. Waller can be found here, here and here.
I find dark spaces so intriguing, especially while white Scandinavian spaces seem to have been all the rage as of late. Nothing against white, I am just a bit tired of it. I have not regretted painting my living room dark grey (Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe) and I have plans to darken other spaces around my house. As soon as I get some breakfast in me today, I will be working on painting my bedroom a dark-ish colour – Farrow & Ball’s Mouse’s Back. The 100 m2 apartment of designer Sylvester Kotsolek in Berlin from Architectural Digest Russia caught me eye – because the entire space is black! This is so moody and gorgeous. Kudos to Sylvester for having the guts to go black.
We’ve looked at a lot of Greco guitars here on Guitarz but I’ve never seen this particular Greco before. The telecaster similarities are quite obvious but it retains a style all its own with a funky tremolo, awesome pickups ( deArmond?), and more pronounced cutaway on the upper horn.
Those doyens of dark, wizards of white, masters of all things French chic, Pierre Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin of Maison Hand have held us in thrall for many years. Kim and I love anything they create. The only niggle is whether we like their black décor more than their white décor. Perhaps we could settle on a little bit of both.
Another newbie on the Shoot Factory roster, this British home caught my eye the other day. This new build in the thriving seaside town of Aldeburgh was inspired by the fisherman’s huts on the beach and takes full advantage of the wonderful view across the marshes. With a modern, Scandinavian vibe in black and white, I could easily live here and not change much. And how about that kitchen! Black kitchens rock my world.&
I photograph black cats at the West Los Angeles animal shelter. Black cats have the lowest adoption rates and the highest euthanasia rates. With this photo series, I tried to showcase their personalities to counter the belief that black cats are bad luck.
Black cats are awesome and the Los Angeles shelters have plenty available for adoption this Halloween season.
A sad little cookie cutter apartment has received a dramatic makeover by Brisbane interior designer James Dawson. His Marine Parade Apartment design features bold black and white wallpaper, polished brass custom designed door handles and a bespoke “hidden” kitchen island bench (sexy legs!). Have you noticed the trend of “non-kitchen” kitchens lately especially in small open plan areas? Perhaps not the best for family living but this bijou apartment is all about drama and theatre and definitely more striking bachelor pad than kid friendly hangout. Crack open the champagne darling. It’s in the fridge somewhere behind those gorgeous black doors.
Two lovers of all-things-analog, Impossible Project and Third Man Records, have teamed up to create what sounds like a very promising new product: the Third Man Records Edition Black and Yellow 600 film. The new yellow and black duo-chrome instant film will be available starting tomorrow for 600-type cameras for approximately $ 23.49 USD.
“Photography using mechanical means is a beautiful art form,” Jack White said of his interest in collaborating with Impossible Project on the film. “There’s a romantic feeling of pulling a photograph out of a polaroid camera, holding it your hands and showing it to others. It can’t be replaced or replicated.”
To celebrate the release of this film stock Third Man Records is hosting a week-long art show at their Nashville headquarters featuring work shot using the new duo-chrome film from Patrick Pantano, David Swanson and Angelina Castillo.
Los Angeles based interior designer Caitlin Murray believes that almost every room can benefit from a bit of black and a little lacquer. And a little bit of colour, mixed metals, mid century modern and texture. It’s fun. It’s bright. I like. It’s Black Lacquer Design.
Black Cat Pedals is pleased to announce the Black Cat N-Fuzz, the latest legacy product from the original line created by Fred Bonte. The N-Fuzz is based on the Fuzz channel of the Black Cat OD-Fuzz, but has been modified to use Japanese components and features an extra wide ranging Bias control that allows you to dial in a sweeping array of fuzz tones and timbres.
The original N-Fuzz was made in limited numbers between 2001 and 2003, and was only available in the Asian market. According to Fred Bonte, the letter N represented “N-Channel” to describe the type of transistors used. Like the names of most other Black Cat products, “N-Fuzz” was more short and to the point than “N-Channel Fuzz.”
Black Cat owner Tom Hughes states, “The new N-Fuzz also uses N-Channel (NPN) transistors. But we felt there was room for improvement with Fred Bonte’s original design. The toggle switch of the original N-Fuzz selected between two fixed bias points, which resulted in one position having a High output, and the other position having a Low output. We replaced the toggle switch with a variable bias control pot. This control makes the new N-Fuzz much more versatile.
“After discussion with our Japanese distributor about reintroducing the N-Fuzz to the Asian market, we decided to further redesign the N-Fuzz circuit to use Japanese electronic components. This gave a new meaning to the name, which now stands for ‘Nippon Fuzz.’
“In selecting transistors, we tried several different types before we found the perfect combination. We eventually decided on Toshiba 2SC1815 for Q1 and Panasonic 2SC1384 for Q2. A lot of experimentation was also needed to achieve the widest usable range for the Bias control. This allows the N-Fuzz to offer many different tones and timbres of fuzz.”
Uses premium Japanese transistors and capacitors
Extra wide range bias control offers many tones and timbres of fuzz
Durable powder-coat “Holographic Sparkle” finish
3PDT true-bypass switch and Switchcraft jacks
Uses 2.1mm Boss style power jack, or internal 9V battery
Hand-wired, Boutique quality, Made in USA
The new Black Cat N-Fuzz retails for $ 165. Check out www.blackcatpedals.com for further information about the company and their products.
Press release Responding to requests, DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of The Black Angel™, a new passive magnetic soundhole pickup for acoustic guitars.
In keeping with its name, The Black Angel™ is matte black in color. Like The Angel™, The Black Angel™ “hears” the entire range of the acoustic guitar from top to bottom, with no gaps anywhere. Its “feel” is just as important. The Black Angel™ tracks right- and left-hand dynamics and responds immediately to the sound coming off the string.
The Black Angel™ is quiet, and although it’s magnetic, it doesn’t sound electric — there’s no hum and no battery. Both coils are on a parallel axis to the strings, featuring a humbucking magnetic circuit that is acoustically isolated to reduce unwanted finger and pick noises. Players who like to mix two or more pickups together will appreciate the built-in phase switch makingThe Black Angel™ ideal for use in any dual or multi source system, and it can be easily combined with any piezo or microphone. The Black Angel™ installs easily and quickly in the soundhole with no modification to your guitar, and it fits soundholes of 3-1⁄2 inches (89 mm) and larger. The 2-1⁄16 “E”-to-“E” string spacing on The Black Angel™ easily accommodates guitar nut dimensions ranging from 1-11⁄16 to 1- 3⁄4 inches. Both a 1⁄8-inch to 1⁄4-inch Switchcraft endpin jack (install version) and a quick mount 10-foot cable (standard phone jack) are included with The Black Angel™.
DiMarzio’s The Black Angel™ acoustic pickups are made in the U.S.A., and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $ 229.99. For more information about The Black Angel™ pickup, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.