Mit ‘California’ getaggte Beiträge

Wenn in der Wüste das größte Festival Kaliforniens steigt, dann tragen die Stars Hippie-Kleider, reiten auf Schultern und knutschen herum. Stil und Lebensgefühl bei Coachella sind so Woodstock! 75.000 Menschen pro Tag feiern dort in der Wüste bei nahezu 40°C einfach nur übelst ab. Das wollen sich auch Stars wie SBTRKT, Justice, Riri, Snoop Dogg oder Justice, Kendrick Lamar, Dre und EM nicht entgehen lassen. Der ganze Wahnsinn hier einmal in kleinen Kostpröbchen genüsslich zur Verfügung gestellt!

Inside his mini-mart in the desert town of Indio, store manager John Stafford is busy stockpiling caffeinated drinks. Monster and Red Bulls mostly. He knows from experience that he’ll need plenty this weekend. Tens of thousands of visitors will descend upon the desert region beginning Friday for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. „Cigarettes and energy drinks,“ Stafford said. „They need to stay awake out there.“ Amidst the deluge of live performance streams coming from the Coachella 2012 festivities, several full live shows have been unleashed. Watch one of the highlights performances!

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Mit diesem Massive Minature Racetrack hab‘ ich noch nie so’ne großen Carrera-Verschnitt in meinem Leben gesehen! Respect dafür für den Bastler und Künstler Chris Burden, dass er solch einen riesigen Miniaturtrack mit über 1 100 Spielautos und ner Verkehrsrate von über 100 000 passierenden Wägelchen pro Stunde auf die Beine gestellt hat… Wie lange das wohl gedauert haben könnte? Nunja, das dazugehörige Sci-Fi-Filmchen METROPOLIS II aus dem Jahre 1927 hat er – unter der Leitung des Deutschen Fritz Lang – nur etwas modifizieren müssen und herausgekommen ist ’ne ganz ordentliche wie aufregende Doku über seinen Race-Curcuit im Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Au 18 verschiedenen Autobahnkursen kann hier nun live die L.A.-Rush Hour geprobt werden. Abgefahrenes Teil aus quietschenden Hot Wheels!

The 1927 science-fiction film Metropolis is an expressionistic portrayal of a dystopian, capitalist society which has become a cult classic among movie lovers. Artist Chris Burden used the film by German director Fritz Lang as the inspiration for his racetrack sculpture and spent four years building Metropolis II. The model city features 1,100 toy cars zipping around a track through miniature skyscrapers, at speeds of up to 230mph. The kinetic sculpture is set to open to the public at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California on January 14. The grid is made up of steel beams and has 18 roads, including one six-lane freeway and train tracks. The speed of the tiny vehicles, which were custom-made, means that more than 100,000 cars pass through the system in an hour. The cars are pulled up the conveyor belts by magnets and then roll down the other sides.

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* Whipple Russel Architects has created the Hopen Place nestled in the hills of Hollywood, California. This spacious and airy design provides the luxury of space and privacy in a community prone to cramped spaces and crowded neighborhoods. Modern and sleek edges transition from the indoors through to the back yard bringing the luxurious ambiance from the inside out. The geometric layout stretches all the way to the infinity pool that overlooks the lights of the valley below. Minimal clutter and clean lines give the Hopen Place a serene and polished aesthetic, one that any fan of modernism would envy.

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Heiße, neu reingekommene Fotos für die brandneue Calvin Klein Spring 2012-Collection „Edita Zanzabar“ – freshly taken by Steven Lyon. Das Fotomodel Edita Vilkeviciute zeigt den nötigen Sexappeal, den sie dafür haben muss – Zum Dahinschmelzen…

* Steven Lyon is a photographer and filmmaker who is renowned for his Strong cinematic imagery. He found photography after 18 years on the other side of the camera. After beginning to shoot in his native California, he quickly moved back to Paris to further pursue his craft. With a real passion for travel, coupled with his cinematic style, he prefers to shoot on film and on location as much as possible.

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