Shepard Fairey first collaborated with Lance Armstrong in 2009, designing a TREK Madrone bicycle in the iconic yellow and black colors of Armstrong’s charity, Livestrong. Armstrong’s team rode it in the Giro d’Italia before it went for over $100,000 in an auction benefiting Livestrong. Now, Fairey’s at it again, this time working in his signature red and black tones. Armstong and Team RadioShack are currently riding these Trek Madone 6.9 SSL bikes on the Tour of California. Below, an interview with great shots of the bike from inside Fairey’s Studio Number One at Sunset and Elysian Park Ave.
But wait, there’s more. Shepard Fairey was approached by Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer to reinvent the band’s upcoming single, “Home is a Fire” as a video with lyrics appearing as street art across the Echo Park cityscape:
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I started making my own cold-press iced coffee last week. It’s super easy. By my calculations I’ll save about a grand per year and the iced coffee will taste better than ever!
- Mix 4 ounces of coarsely ground beans (I prefer a mild Ethiopian blend)
- With 3-4 cups of water
- Let sit overnight at room temperature in french press
- Fully depress plunger after at least 12 hours
- Fill a glass 1/4 with the coffee and the rest with water.
- Add a couple cubes of ice
- Keep remaining coffee in fridge
- Enjoy. Repeat.
FWIW: The local Intelligentsia cold brews its iced coffee in a big batch: 8 pounds of coffee for every 6 gallons of water.
The Google I/O 2011 afterparty was geek entertainment at it’s best. Complete with a token 45-minute set by Jane’s Addiction (with Chris Chaney on bass – Eric Avery left the band last year) and dozens of extreme geeks holding up their newly gifted Samsung Galaxy Tabs to shoot a few clips of video (watch the set in HD below), the highlight of the event was likely the Maker Faire-esque playground of Google-powered and -inspired installations. Robotic symphonies performed by everyday kitchen appliances; the famous self-driving car; a mellow set by DJ Mark Farina; a pinball arcade; and this thrilling bicycle-powered carousel (warning: watching video may cause dizziness)….
Click here to view Google I/O photo gallery on flickr.
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