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“Krump is a freestyle dance form popularized in 2001 in the streets of South Central, Los Angeles (USA), that is characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement.

The youths who originated krumping, ‘Tight Eyez’ and ‘Big Mijo’, saw the dance as a way for them to escape gang life and to release anger, aggression and frustration in a positive, non-violent way. This was an opposition to street violence, which was prevalent due to violent gangster activities.

With the cinema documentary ‘RIZE’ (2006) by the Hollywood Director “David LaChapelle,” Krump has spread all around the world.

Today, Krumping has world wide influence in the dance culture, but Krumping still has difficulty gaining acceptance by our society as an art form. Primarily, because people do not understand this dance form and its spirit.”

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Lorde is a 16 year old singer and song-writer from New Zealand.  If you haven’t heard her yet, you are about to meet a new music idol. Lorde’s clear, soulful vocals and relevant, self-written songs are surefire indicators that she has an exciting future ahead of her. A fan of minimalist sound, her straightforward vocal work is reminiscent of contemporaries like Florence Welch and Lana Del Ray, though it is compounded by smooth harmonies. Enjoy her music below taken from Soundcloud or on her website.

I came across New Zealand based industrial designer Casey Lin’s sleek and well-designed Timbre Speaker. The speaker is stripped off all superfluous details letting the inherent qualities of the materials be the core of the design. Wood and glass were chosen for their natural acoustic qualities with power and audio ports well hidden at the rear of the wooden box. Surface transducers are mounted inside the wooden box, vibrating the surface and turning the box into a speaker. You can move the glass vessels over the wood to create vibrations to change the timbre of the sound to suit your tastes. I also like how the dark walnut wood adds warmth to the appearance while glass adds to the elegance. You are also encouraged to experiment with different materials and placements on the wooden box to find the timbre you enjoy most, making it such a playful design.

Such a beautiful song.


 

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