Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 9

December 9, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

S’easy.

Day #9: Pin Art Thingy

Image courtesy of Hawkins Bazaar.

When I was younger, I was fascinated by my older cousin’s pin art box. For some reason, it was cool, in an unattractive, weird kind of way. Like smoking, or fancying Simon Cowell. Repeatedly imprinting your face in a box of needles held somekind of special power over me. Had I had one of these, I doubt I’d be the kind of go-getting self-facilitating media node I am today.

Just don’t share one. Those pins are prone to sinking into a snotty nostril or two. Instead, why not buy it for a loved one, cue up the tune below and insist they leave some seriously brilliant facial impressions whilst attempting to mime along.

System Of A Down – Needles

Kristian

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 5

December 5, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

S’easy.

Gift idea #5: Nike Air Toki

For Autumn/Winter '09 Nike have released one hell of a sneaker. This eagerly awaited Air Toki TZ oozes class...Inspired by their Zoom Sabaku and Blazer this clean cut, tier zero sneaker has bags of attitude with it's smooth lemon canvas upper, tonal lemon suede Swoosh and green boatline wrapped around a clean white vulcanised midsole. Your sneaker collection is going mental for this one of a kind Toki right now! Seemingly tailor made for Summer, get ahead of the game with these bangers....

Text & imagery courtesy of Size?.

Fresher than cold December mornings these are guaranteed to cut through the winter gloom. Reminiscent of the Half Cab, these are a welcome addition to any trainer fanatics collection. Also available in black.

And now, to play us out, Chipmunk & Maniac:

Kristian

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 2

December 2, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Don’t ask.

Well here is gift idea #2: The Tape Express .

For a certain generation, cassette tapes have a special place close to the heart. The thrill of recording the Top 40 every Sunday evening and the ensuing frustration at being unable to edit out the DJ speaking over the end of each song will be familiar to a great many people. You know who you are, dancing round the bedroom with a tennis racquet guitar under your arm, unable to forget that humble 90-minute format. The way we consume our music has marched firmly into a digital future, but spare a thought for all those lonely tapes, collecting dust under the bed (along with your original Walkman), by completely reviving them with the ingenious Tape Express. Using the included EZ Tape Converter software, you can plug the Tape Express into your computer (via USB cable), play the songs you love and have them converted instantly into MP3 files. Those MP3 files can then be taken anywhere you'd take your other MP3s - into your iTunes library, your iPod or MP3 Player, burned onto CD and generally taken across all the usual digital platforms for your own personal use, and you can power it either by USB or our old friend the AA battery. How versatile is that? Looking not unlike an old personal tape player (presumably because it is a personal tape player), but with a somewhat more contemporary design, it's sleek and small enough to be taken anywhere you go, and functions just like your old Walkman - in case you're craving the feel of tape over MP3. You can even use the audio output to connect the Tape Express to your hi-fi or any external amp.

Text courtesy of IWantOneOfThose.Com.

And here, is an ingenious 80min mix courtesy of the kind folks at NewWork & 2tall, DJ Clockwork & Kper:

DJ’s 2tall, Clockwork and Kper spent about a year making this 80 minute mix of over 200 tracks. Expect 10 years worth of beats, beats and beats, from hip hop into electronica, glitch, dubstep, etc. Why? “.. to highlight the lineage of hip-hop production and beat making from the turn of the millennium to the present day.”

Text courtesy of NewWork.

Tapes Rule!

Kristian

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 1

December 1, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Don’t ask.

Anyway, here is gift idea #1: The Picoo Z Sky Challenger Battle Pack.

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The amazing Picoo Z Sky Challenger Battle Pack contains 2 Picoo Z RC helicopters with built-in lasers and 2 controllers so you can have dogfights with your friends from the comfort of your own armchair! If you get hit by your enemy’s laser beam, the engine on your Picoo Z Helicopter temporarily cuts out, causing you to crash to the floor. Beware! You’ll be playing Sky Challenger battles with your mates for hours, it’s brilliant!!

The Picoo Z micro helicopter is the world’s smallest and lightest RC micro helicopter, able to fit in the palm of your hand. In the Sky Challenger set you get 2 choppers. The Picoo Z is highly manoeuvrable, with a neat auto stability control that makes flying incredibly easy and Sky Challenger dogfights fantastic fun! There is full precision control, left, right, up, down and forwards. The Picoo Z Sky Challenger Battle Pack contains two smart little dual channel handheld remote controls that also double up as chargers, the onboard batteries will give flight times of at least 10 minutes between recharges. The controllers also feature built-in speakers that make a machine gun sound every time you press the fire button for your laser! Cool!

The incredible agility and built-in auto stability means that the Sky Challenger Picoo Z chopper is very easy to get the hang of, which is just as well because you’ll need all your flying skills to evade the laser beam of your opponent. Each RC Helicopter has an on board laser beam together with a sensor which automatically shuts off the engine when the chopper has been hit. There’s no need to worry about crashing your PicooZ, these Sky Challenger choppers are extremely robust and can take a lot of punishment – with a little bit of practice you should be the one left airborne once your opponent has bitten the dust anyway!

The Picoo Z Sky Challenger Battle Pack takes the utterly addictive qualities of the Picoo Z micro helicopter and combines it with some one on one aerial Sky Challenger combat action. The result is incredibly entertaining, addictive and great fun!

Text courtesy of microhelicopters.co.uk.

And here is Bloc Party – Helicopter:

James

RaNdOm SoUtHaMpToN!

October 22, 2009

A wacky selection of shots from my hometown in no particular order, and of no particular relevence.

Kristian