Making its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Rolls-Royce has just released its one of a kind Pinnacle Travel Phantom. The two-tone special edition Phantom features a custom Silver Sand and Madeira Red paint job as well as a “coachline featuring an abstract motif of a streamlined train traveling at speed.” Furthermore, the interior cabin boasts a total of 230 laser cut wood veneer pieces, leather door cards with 24,633 individual stitches, lambswool floor mats, and Morello Red leather seats matching the exterior of the vehicle. Check out the special edition Rolls-Royce Pinnacle Travel Phantom and stay tuned for more from the ultra luxury automaker.
Here’s a look at the best 10 dunks of the 2013-2014 NBA season. Highlights of the list include Clipper’s power forward Blake Griffin, who made the list twice at #10 and #5, the buzzer-beater by Tobias Harris of the Orlando Magic and Pacers’ Paul George with his unopposed 360 slam. Taking the honors this year for the top spot was Terrence Ross of the Raptors with his long distance work-around against Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried.
In an age with instant communication at your fingertips and digital marketing on every platform, there are those who still get out messages the old-fashioned way, with a paintbrush and some attitude. They call themselves “wall dogs,” says one veteran of the trade, “because we are chained to a wall all day by our safety harness, and we work like dogs.” Qualifications of a wall dog include: A high level of artistic skill, ability to brave the elements, and the complete lack of fear of heights.
Remember the video of Kelly McGarry doing a backflip over a 72-foot canyon? This equally batshit crazy run was performed on the same track but by a different rider, and will make you either shit your pants and/or puke from motion sickness.
Wrapping up his stay in Chengdu, Eddie Huang has dropped part 3 of his visit to the city for Fresh Off The Boat. As always, Huang seeks to contextualize culture through the lens of cuisine, this time around speaking with artist Deng Le and purported “jedi” chef Yu Bo. Carrying on his exploration of Sichuan dishes from Part 2, the New York-based food personality samples local fare including pickled mustard greens, better known as Swan Tsai, among others. Thematically, the latest episode also touches on the Chinese generational gap, and how cultures can be preserved and upheld while evolving at the same time. Huang’s insight into China’s fourth most populous urban centre marks the finale of season two, stay posted for updates on season 3.
Time is Illmatic, a feature-length documentary that delves deep into the creation and legacy of Nas‘s debut LP Illmatic, is on its way to silver screens across the globe. And we’ve now got a proper trailer for the fast-approaching doc. In the clip we hear Nas say that he wanted Illmatic to make us “feel that Hip-Hop was changing and becoming something more real.” We can’t argue with that. From the looks of things Time Is Illmatic will take us down memory lane to Nas’s beginnings in the infamous Queensbridge housing project to the recording booth to the world’s greatest stages. The doc is all set for its world premiere on the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival later this month.