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The Dø At Last

Upon their successful first album, The Dø has just released their second music video ‘At last‘. Watch out for oranges, because you get many of them in this video. The story revolve around people in the dance floor with unwhole oranges trying to find the remainding half/ perfect match. The smart thing is that the video points out the ‘perfect match’ dose not necessarily be who you want it to be. You see people fighting just to try to squeeze their oranges to make it fit. Of course, the perfect match may also be of the same sex or a totally different age group, because there are no rules.

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Karl Lagerfeld Going Ugly for Road Safety

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Karl Lagerfeld puts on a reflective yellow vest for a new French road safety campaign, declaring, “It’s yellow, it’s ugly, it doesn’t match anything, but it can save your life.”

Bloomberg reports, “Lagerfeld agreed to pose in the shapeless protective apparel as part of a French government safety-awareness campaign, which was kicked off yesterday. The vest and a reflective triangle will become mandatory for all drivers and cyclists on July 1. The number of traffic deaths in France jumped 10 percent to 346 in May, the highest since the beginning of the year, the Ministry of Environment said on its Web site. Two cyclists have died in Paris since the introduction of free municipal bicycles last year.”

PA/IN/HK: A Photography Exhibition by PA Gillet

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Casting an unconventional eye on the futile things in life – that’s what makes Pierre-Arnaud Gillet tick. Seen through his lens, the invisible becomes outstanding and the insignificant, sublime. The floor-markings are transformed into part-painting, part-raw material, part-photographic pictures. An astonishing representation of an unsuspected reality that P-A Gillet’s precise eye composes through the lens, thus breathing new life into these once hidden treasures. This photography series has been realised in April 2006 in Hong Kong.

You can check out some of his work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagillet/

From: May 22 to June 15 2008

Location: Kapok Gallery, G/F 9 Dragon Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Contacts: pagman@free.fr

To Dø or not To Dø

Named after the first (and last) note on the music scale, The Dø is the quirky French-Finnish duo of Olivia B.Merilahti (vocals) and Dan Levy (guitar, synths). They explain that they are on a clear mission to crank out a sound that fills the void in popular music in their biography. “[Our music] spans the space between the rock and the roll, with wholesomeness & simplicity that excite like electricity,” the band says.

Dominated by Olivia’s idiosyncratic vocals, their music has an off the wall quality that is very refreshing. Listen to and watch video of the group’s European hit single “On My Shoulder” above.

Click here for their official web site

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The French know their colours

Yelle, the French singer who rose to fame via MySpace just released a new video of her song Je veux te voir (which was actually written two years ago). Singing and dancing aside, the detailed use of colour should be noted. The wardrobe and the art director were clearly working together. From the walls to the floor to the hat to the shoes, it’s flawless. They colours complement each other and Yelle perfectly. (Hell even the extras look hot with those colours)

Her official web site: http://www.yelle.fr/ (Which, again, the use of colour is PERFECT)

Her MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/iloveyelle

The detail in blue :Ballon Bleu de Cartier

Cartier’s hip item of the year, ballon bleu de Cartier, merges out-of-the-box creativity with traditional elegance (thus the word ballon).

To comply with the watch, the luanch party at Shang-hai was all about creativity. It was, to borrow the phrase from Disney, magical. The conference hall was turned into a red gift box placed on a blue velvet, which was vigourous and futuristic. The guests in the red cocktail area provided a magic album of ballon bleu de Cartier which transfer photos through bluetooth. It immediately turned the guests into a main character of a comic. Then the French magician would turn blue balloons into champagnes and gold fish which floats in the air. With the help of the lights, countless images of ballon bleu watches were showcased. Interesting aye?

That’s wasn’t all. Imagine an absolute silver tunnel on the second floor filled with Cartier watches at both sides. On the third floor it was a blue theme room with a performance by an English opera singer complimented by modern dancers as the opening, followed by a contemporary “Magical Sand” performance by a German artists. The night ended with a Chinese Musician “Lee Chuan(李泉).”