Celebrated Dutch architect Rem Koolhaus’ latest work De Rotterdam, appropriately enough in Rotterdam. The building itself is controversial, not only for it’s colossal scale but also it’s interior, which the architect has derided as looking like ‘a cheap office’, and faces questions about whether Rotterdam actually needs 70,000 sq m of new office space. It is however still a stunning looking building.
Jon Hopkins performed ‘Breathe This Air/We Disappear’ live on legendary radio show Morning Becomes Electric.
Mogwai - The Lord is Out of Control
Today’s required listening
Taken from the International Space Station. The orange line is the floodlit border between India and Pakistan - a contentious border, to say the least.
Factory Floor - Turn It Up
When Kanye and Kim do it, it’s pretty boring and weird. When Seth Rogen and James Franco do it, it’s adorable.
Greg LeMond, the first and as-of-now only American winner of the Tour de France, has released details of his brand new LeMond Bicycles line. The original LeMond Bicycles line was manufactured by Trek, but met an unceremonious end when LeMond fell foul of a certain Lance Armstrong for having the temerity to point out that Armstrong’s private doctor was shady as fuck.
Now fully vindicated LeMond has relaunched his own range of bikes with French manufacturers TIME. The three frames modelled so far are the TdF 86, the TdF 89 and the TdF 90, each named after the years of LeMond’s Tour de France victories, with the colour meant to hark back to the team jersey he wore until he could pull on the yellow jersey. Never a stranger to technology in his racing days the frames are built from the highest spec carbon available and are advertised as ‘best in class’. Considering the frame set will set you back an eye-watering $4,449 that would be a very high class indeed.
My personal favourite is the TdF 90, in the colours of the iconic Team Z jersey. It even has a cute little cartoon Z on the forks.
The bicycles are available from Greg LeMond’s website.
Kanye West - Bound2
Yeah, pretty sure Kanye is operating on an entirely different reality these days.
Untitled audio/visual experiment from SBTRKT
The Ramones - Spider-Man Theme
Jamie xx - Untitled (Unreleased)
Ripped from the Jamie xx “Live at Night + Day Berlin” mix, presented by RBMA Radio. Listen the original mix here.