1. Weight-loss company Vaportrim has unveiled the Vanilla Cupcake inhaler, a product that promises to satisfy our cravings for cake with buttercream frosting and rainbow sprinkles without the consequences of any pesky calories. Yum?
2. Red Python Laptop Case by Lanvin
3. Set to release in October 2012, M.I.A. is a monograph about the controversial artist behind the infectiously catchy hit “Paper Planes” and the infamous woman who flipped the bird during Madonna’s halftime show at the Super Bowl. The 192-page hardcover book mirrors M.I.A.’s music, attitude, and style and traces her history as an artist through over 300 images. Available through Rizzoli.
5. Renowned French jewelry and watchmaking company Cartier presents L’Odyssée de Cartier, a breathtaking and epic short film in celebration of their 165th anniversary. For more on Cartier, be sure to check out our upcoming issue.
6. Origami artist Sipho Mabona brings paper art to Los Angeles with an exhibiton at the Japanese American National Museum. “The Plague” features uncut US currency artfully shaped into locusts that each took five hours to complete.
7. Paco Rabanne’s Fall 2012 collection takes the fur trend to the next level.
8. Described by Les Coleman as an "Art Prankster," Nancy Fouts plays with her food before she eats it. Like many avant-garde artists, the London-based American challenges the role between object and signifier.
9. This amazing LED Cathedral was designed with Romanesque and Renaissance architecture in mind by Luminarie De Cagna, an Italian family business. As part of the Belgium Light Festival in Ghent, the structure is made up of over 55,000 LEDs but takes only 20Kwh of energy! Clearly, the future of eco-imagination is looking bright!
10. Los Angeles-based artist Cate Parr does fashion illustration and she does it well. Lending an artistic stroke to otherwise lead-barren canvases, she blossoms under the fragile rays of water-color paint.
11. "Tube" by artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo questions the changing nature of TV from an analog to digital medium. The tiny projections atop the television have been removed from their niche on-screen and displaced as digital figures in the vast expanse of real time and space. The static on the television below represents the delineate limit of analog technology.
12. As kids, most of us have wondered how many balloons it would take us to fly. Then came "Up," the animated film by Pixar, which warmed our hearts and sparked our imaginations. Now, National Geographic Channel has turned fantasy into reality by pushing the envelope to create this flight of fancy. Using over 300 helium-filled balloons in a Los Angeles air-field, they launched a house thousands of metres into the air for their new show "How Hard Can it Be?"
13. Vintage Jaguar bookshelf by Dutch design firm Denieuwegeneratie