I’d heard of these guys a while ago and just recently stumbled upon them again. Confederate Motor Company was started in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sadly, in autumn 2005 the entire company was destroyed due to Hurricane Katrina, like so many others. Unable to find any place around New Orleans to settle down, they decided upon Birmingham, Alabama. But despite this huge drawback, it made the company more focused, reevaluating and rethinking the entire architecture and production of the bikes.
I’m not a huge motorcycle fan, but these things are works of art. The first picture above, the B120 Wraith, is almost steam punk looking, with it’s Swiss army knife-esque front end and huge exposed pipes. The form is absolutely beautiful in my opinion, I would buy a bike like this.
The second bike pictured above is the F131 Hellcat, which has more of a traditional look, but still extremely exotic looking.
Definitely check out their site for much more info about these awesome bikes!
Brian Finke is a New York based photographer who likes to shoots all sorts of sports stuff. That is an entirely inadequate description, and truly fails to describe how awesome his photos are, catching behind the scene glances of life.
Be sure to also check out his rad paintball story he just shot for Wired.
New Young Pony Club are a London based band that was just recently signed to Modular Records (home of awesomeness such as The Avalanches, Chromeo, and Cut Copy). They sound somewhere in-between Blondie and The Blow, with a tinge of Madonna-esque vocals. Lots of great bass lines and hot keyboard action make them really fun to dance to.
I was browsing around Partizan’s site after posting that Teenagers video, so I’ve been watching a bunch of really great videos and commercials all morning. This commercial for Honda by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet really stuck out to me though. Honda has been really hitting the nail on the head with their commercials lately, and this one is no exception. The art direction is totally stunning, the lighting around the choir slightly mimicking the shots of the car. Even the clothes that the choir are wearing, the women’s outfits in particular, are so well done and stylish.
Just watch it and you’ll get to see “what a Honda feels like”.
This video for The Teenagers, directed by Kinga Burza, is so beautiful and dreamy, even though the song itself is kinda’ raunchy and talks about getting down with your step-cousin or something. The song and video remind of something that Sofia Coppola would do, sort of like her short film, ‘Lick The Star’.
The Teenagers released the single for Homecoming a week ago on Merok Records. Also be sure to check out their really good remix Myspace!
About 150 zombies descended upon Union Square in San Francisco yesterday, attacking cable cars and Apple stores in an attempt to eat as much brains as possible.
When is LA gonna’ have one of these?! I’d soooooo be down.
Check out Declan McCullagh’s awesome pictures here.
Talk about an awesome job… David Rager seems to be the MOCA Los Angeles’ go to guy for everything advertising related for all of the big shows for the last, let’s say, 2 years? And with good reason too, the man has some really awesome designs under his belt.
Check out his great work!
This is a fun little video featuring the guys from Chromeo talking about their new album, Fancy Footwork. I seriously love the title track, Fancy Footwork, and I can see this being one of those awesome summer albums.