The first ever Bluetooth Gramophone by Gramovox
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Bruce Lee Playing Cards by Dan and Dave
Earlier this year we teamed up with Bruce Lee Enterprises to produce a new deck of playing cards inspired by the martial arts master.
We are proud and beyond excited to present to you today, on Bruce Lee’s birthday, the official Bruce Lee deck of playing cards.
73 years ago, the Year of The Dragon, November 27, 1940, on the hour of the dragon, Bruce Lee was born. Known to the world as a martial artist, actor and philosopher, Bruce Lee was a visionary, and continues to inspire new generations.
These playing cards honor Bruce Lee’s legacy.
The Chinese dragon design on the backs of the cards celebrates his birth. The faces of the cards were inspired by the iconic tracksuit he wore in Game of Death, and feature a black stripe running through them, “like water”.
On each of the cards is a different philosophical quote from Bruce Lee’s teachings. The Aces however, which are traditionally the most elaborate cards, were left blank to symbolize a free mind.
The special monogram brings Bruce Lee and Dan and Dave Buck together as one, unifying their art forms under the teachings of Jeet Kune Do, and Bruce Lee’s philosophy of using no way as way and having no limitation as limitation. In one direction, the symbol reads BL, flip it over however, and DB is seen, as if by magic.
The Jokers are no joke. In stark contrast with the rest of the deck are two black and white picture cards featuring Bruce Lee in action.
Phillip K Smith III : Lucid Stead, 2013
Phillip K. Smith III, an American artist based in Indio, California, has recently completed a stunning light installation in the middle of the California High Desert, near the small town of Joshua Tree. Titled ”Lucid Stead,” the work is actually an artistic intervention on a 70-year-old abandoned homesteader shack that plays with the concepts of light and shadow, reflection, projection and change. During the day, the structure reflects its surroundings through mirrors placed in both the shack’s openings and some of the boards on the walls. This acts to create an optical illusion of transparency, while at the same time transforming the desert into a material in its own right. As the sun sets, light gradually begins to emanate from the shack, with the door and windows transforming into solid-colour blocks that change from one colour to the next at an almost imperceptible pace. Interior white lighting seeps through the cracks on the walls, revealing the internal bracings and the shack’s supports. The installation plays beautifully with the concepts of receiving and transmitting: what during the day is a passive reflective object, at night becomes a dynamic illuminating presence that projects itself outwards in bold, bright colours.
Edible “Chocolate-paint” by Nendo, 2013
Chocolates like a set of oil paints. Tubes in a box of paints contain a variety of colours, and these chocolates a variety of flavoured syrups. The labels indicate each chocolate’s flavour and also function as wrappers, keeping fingers clean for eating. A design that combines the childhood excitement of opening a new box of paints and the thrill of opening a box of chocolates you’ve been given unexpectedly.
photos by Ayao Yamazaki
Sou Fujimoto’s massive pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London is a beautiful and sprawling piece of architecture. The delicate structure, made from 20mm steel poles, consumes nearly 3,800 square feet of the London gallery’s front lawn. On its own, it’s an impressive sight. But in the hands of United Visual Artists, a London-based artist studio that specializes in sound and light architecture, it becomes nearly awe-inspiring in its visual magnitude. Commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery and My Beautiful City, UVA transformed Fujimoto’s spindly structure with a light show that echoes the insane lightning storms you see in the natural world. “This piece specifically aimed to energize Sou Fujimoto’s architecture, which is representative of a somewhat serene Cumulus cloud,” UVA explains. “Our intervention aimed to evoke a terrific and comparatively overwhelming electric storm in the architecture, kind of simply aiming to bring it to life.”
Judy Kensley McKie blurs the line between utilitarian furniture and sculpture and successfully blends the two as she creates, in effect, furniture as art. Exhibiting a range of work from carved and painted wood to cast bronze, McKie clearly demonstrates her comfort and skill in either medium. The show at Gallery NAGA is comprised of large and impressive works including tables, cabinets, and couches as well as smaller vases, bowls, and plaques. Widely recognized as a pivotal figure in her field, Judy Kensley McKie has created a body of work that feels both familiar and fresh.
Judy Kensley McKie is on exhibition from November 8 through December 14 at Gallery NAGA