airberry, Korea's premium small home appliance brand, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its official online store in Hong Kong this October. In celebration, a 'Hong Kong Special Launch Promotion' is available until the end of next month on airberry's official Hong Kong online store at https://airberry.hk/products/1-1-airberry airberry stands as Korea's premium home lifestyle brand, renowned for its innovative spatial solutions that elevate the essence of home living. With its signature matte white design, airberry's small home appliances have become a favorite among those with a penchant for interior aesthetics. Since 2021, airberry has transcended the realm of standard compact appliances, augmenting its product line with clothing care devices, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers that elevate one's living standards. The recent honor of receiving the '2022 South Korea's No.1 Appliance Award' in the smart garment care category is a testament to airberry's unwavering commitment to excellence. The 'South Korea's No.1 Award' recognizes businesses and brands actively contributing to economic growth through industry convergence, cutting-edge technology, and innovative solutions that serve the nation and humanity's future advancement. airberry's flagship product, the 'Smart Clothing Care Device,' has taken the market by storm with over 500,000 units sold. This revolutionary device, priced affordably, effortlessly transforms your wardrobe into a garment care hub with a simple hang. Its compact size, roughly equivalent to an adult's fist, exemplifies space efficiency. The eye-catching matte white finish, complemented by a leather strap, adds a touch of simplistic charm. Available in both dehumidifying and fragrant versions, it offers a quadruple effect—scenting, deodorizing, sterilizing, and dehumidifying. Additionally, the 'Smart Room Dryer' maintains optimal temperature and humidity in nuanced spaces like bathrooms and balconies, making it a popular choice among users. A representative from airberry expressed, "We are ceaselessly developing new appliances that bestow fresh significance to the concept of 'home,' ensuring everyone can experience the leisurely life and pleasant spaces they dream of." They further emphasized, "With our official online store launch in Hong Kong and Singapore as a strategic precursor, we plan to expand the Asian market meticulously. We intend to broaden our horizons and expand into more expansiveglobal markets by solidifying our brand recognition centered around Asia."
Małgorzata Nowotnik first came on board LOT Polish Airlines from her job as an aircraft handler at Ławica Airport in Poznań. Not only was she taken to the clouds by her desire to travel and meet interesting people, but also by love. In fact, it was at LOT Polish Airlines that Małgorzata met her future husband and captain, Marian Nowotnik. So she spent 15 years working on board the national carrier. When the son of an aviation couple, Piotr, was born, Małgorzata moved on to passenger ground handling. The profession of flight attendant has enjoyed prestige for years. It is also in great demand – there are sometimes more applicants per job opening than for an elite university. Was this also the case in the 1970s and 1980s? You are welcome to watch. The “It's who you travel with” campaign echoes the values and heritage of LOT Polish Airlines, hence the airline accentuates the importance of the people who have forged the national carrier’s brand over the years. Polish Airlines LOT has stood for decades as Poland’s flagship and a genuine companion for making travel dreams come true. What LOT represents today – hospitability and safety – is also due to those who created the company years ago. For this reason, LOT is bringing the profiles of former employees closer to the public, to inspire people to learn about previously unknown tidbits from its history and to travel aboard its fleet LOT Polish Airlines is a modern carrier connecting Central and Eastern Europe with the rest of the world. LOT’s offer includes direct long-haul flights to airports in the United States, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea. The Polish carrier has been consistently increasing the number of its flights to those destinations, thus strengthening and maintaining its integral position in Central and Eastern Europe. Long haul flights are operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliners – one of the most advanced wide-body aircraft in the world. The Polish Carrier has been present in the sky since 1929. It’s the world’s 12th oldest airline and one of the most internationally recognisable Polish brands.
One of the special features of this unique collector’s item, which is limited to 77 units, is the distinctively designed body. The Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport combines the powerful appearance of a high-performance competition car with modern design elements. At the same time, it hails back to the sports car manufacturer's motorsport history without drifting into a retro look. Elementary performance factors of the original GT3 model, such as air resistance and aerodynamic downforce remain largely untouched. As a thoroughbred racing car, the form of the 911 GT3 R rennsport continues to follow function – but it does that in an extremely emotional and attractive way. "The new Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport offers the experience of driving a nine-eleven-based racing car in what is probably the most primal form," Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Motorsport, emphasises. "It gives you goose bumps whenever you look at it and it combines the finest motorsport technology with a design language that is typical of Porsche. With its exceptional performance, the 911 GT3 R rennsport makes our brand’s history both tangible and audible. It is only fitting that we will be presenting it to Porsche’s large fan community at Rennsport Reunion 7 in Laguna Seca. This is an exclusive offer to our customers that really knows only one limit: the limited edition of 77 units." This extraordinary sports car was designed by Grant Larson and Thorsten Klein from the Style Porsche team. "The 911 GT3 R rennsport will take its place as the logical successor to the modern Porsche 935. While the 935 was technically based on the near-standard 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, the 911 GT3 R rennsport uses the current 911 GT3 R of the 992 generation as its basis. Beneath the extensively redesigned carbon skin is a thoroughbred racing car," Larson emphasises. The American was Director Special Projects at Style Porsche for 14 years. Together with Thorsten Klein he is responsible for the individual, one-off vehicles of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Thorsten Klein adds: "We have given the limited edition model a little more width and have visually stretched the length, while at the same time it sits very low on beautifully designed wheels. This gives it perfect proportions and makes it look even more spectacular." - Distinctive design with powerful charisma and a broad rear end Generally speaking, only the bonnet and the roof were taken over from the standard GT3 R. All other body elements have been changed. Larson and his team have adopted most of the aerodynamically optimised geometry of the vehicle's nose, including its cooling air intakes and ducts. The designers have also set visual accents in the area around the side fins and flics. They are now framed by a side cowl and protected against damage caused by external impact. The radically modified shape of the air intake and outlet panels of the front wheel arches underscores the more self-confident appearance. Conventional exterior mirrors have been eliminated and replaced by a digital equivalent. A system consisting of three cameras integrated into the outer skin of the vehicle and monitors in the cockpit now perform this task. Modifications to the racing car’s rear end have a particularly distinctive character. The huge rear wing is the dominant component facing the airflow. Its design is reminiscent of that of the legendary Brumos Porsche 935/77, with which the American Peter Gregg, together with the Dutchman Toine Hezemans and the German Rolf Stommelen, took the seventh overall victory for a Porsche at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1978. The bold interpretation at the rear end develops a visual impact that is also reflected in the downforce numbers: to ensure that the load on the horizontal elements remains within the limits defined in the standard, they have been provided with two additional vertical supports. In terms of their function, they are reminiscent of the Porsche 962 Le Mans racing car and thus bridge the gap between past and present. A light bar consisting of fine LED strips, which now incorporate illuminated letters of the Porsche lettering, characterise the overall wider rear section. One level lower, the largely open rear apron dispenses with grille covers and panelling for weight reasons. This provides a clear view of the technical components behind it and therefore also the exhaust system with its centrally positioned twin tailpipes. The particular design claim of the 911 GT3 R rennsport is also reflected in the slightly modified interior. The monitors of the two fender-mounted exterior cameras blend harmoniously into the interior on each side. Special graphics for the splash screen of the central display and the limited edition number on the instrument panel have been given the shapes of the racing car, while ambient lighting adopts the theme of the colour-adjustable main headlights for the interior. All safety features comply with the applicable FIA standards. The particularly rigid roll cage design permits the installation of the driver's seat only. As is the case with the 911 GT3 R in use worldwide, the limited "rennsport" is thus a single-seater racing car. With their striking look, the 18-inch wheel rims from BBS in their exclusive "racing" design are also an eye-catcher. They combine all the technical requirements that a competition wheel with central locking must meet, including a high design standard. Porsche Motorsport paints them in Dark Silver Metallic as standard. - New colour concept with extended customisation options In terms of its colour concept, the 911 GT3 R rennsport is breaking new ground. Porsche is offering the new collector's item ex works with a bodyshell painted in Agate Grey Metallic and bodywork in pure carbon. The racing car will be available ex works for the first time in seven colours, including Star Ruby and Signal Orange, for example. In addition, there are three exclusive paintwork designs available that make further customisation possible. Thorsten Klein, Style Porsche Project Manager for the GT3 R rennsport: "Porsche has been shaped by its rich history. This is especially true in racing. This has subsequently inspired us, of course, but by no means did we want to produce a copy or an obvious retro paint job. The three options we selected are new interpretations that are realistic and not some blatant nod to the brand’s history." The "Rennsport Reunion Design" is based on traditional motorsport colours and launches a wave across the amazing contours of the exterior body surfaces. It flows in a way that is reminiscent of the legendary Corkscrew corner combination at Laguna Seca, the venue chosen for the world premiere of the 911 GT3 R rennsport. This tribute underscores the proportions of the vehicle and its rear wing, which is further accentuated by the still visible carbon surfaces. Together with a choice of optional paint schemes, they are generally covered with a semi-gloss clear coat. With its red and white colour scheme, the "Flacht Design" features the colours traditionally used by Porsche Motorsport. It plays visually with the flared fenders in particular. The term "Flacht" is dedicated to the district within the Porsche Development Centre Weissach, where the motorsport department is located. The third option is the "Speed Icon Design". It is based on different shades of blue, which focus primarily on the pronounced width of the vehicle. - Even more powerful racing engine In principle, the 911 GT3 R rennsport is based on Porsche's current GT3 racing car. Compared with the 911 GT3 R of the 992 generation, however, the limited edition model goes beyond the strict requirements of motorsport homologation or restrictions imposed by a "Balance of Performance" (BoP). The development team supporting Dr.-Ing. Andreas Singer has converted these additional freedoms into an even more emotional circuit car with numerous technical refinements. It combines more engine power with reduced weight and a spectacular design with an awesome sound similar to that of the 911 RSR. The result is probably the hottest track tool Porsche has ever made available as a collector’s' item. The 4.2-litre six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 GT3 R, a power unit that revs up to 9,400 rpm, benefits in particular from the removal of the restrictions imposed by the regulations: it achieves a power peak of up to 456 kW (620 PS). This corresponds to a power output of as much as 148 hp per litre of displacement – most probably a record for a naturally aspirated engine of a GT racing car. It is thus significantly more powerful than the original power unit, which can develop up to 416 kW (565 PS) in the 911 GT3 R, depending on the BoP rating. The water-cooled four-valve engine with direct petrol injection has been designed to run on E25 fuels. These include bio-ethanol fuels and so-called reFuel, in addition to regeneratively produced e-fuels, which make almost carbon-neutral operation possible. With their lower knocking tendency, they are paving the way for more advanced ignition angles and increased compression in the six combustion chambers. The pistons and camshafts developed specifically for the GT3 R rennsport engine deliver increased performance, especially when running on E25 fuels. However, the engine can also run on conventional fuels. The power transmission to the rear wheels, including the sequential six-speed constant-mesh gearbox, originates from the 911 GT3 R with only minor modifications. Gear changes are made via steering wheel paddles that control an electronic gearshift actuator. The transmission ratio of the fourth, fifth and sixth forward gears corresponds to the Daytona set-up of the GT3 racing car. In sixth gear, with an engine speed of 9,000 rpm, it gives the car a top speed that is around 20 kph higher than the shorter FIA homologated gear ratio of the GT3 R. In the unsilenced version, the racing exhaust system with centrally positioned twin tailpipes offers an authentic and extremely emotional engine sound. Two quieter versions fitted with silencers and catalytic converters are available for racing circuits with noise restrictions. The chassis is also basically identical to that of the GT3 racing car. At the front axle, a state-of-the-art double wishbone suspension layout is still used to perform wheel guidance with a multi-link suspension incorporated at the rear. The five-way adjustable racing shock absorbers from KW have a blow-off function. Porsche Motorsport delivers the 911 GT3 R rennsport with a specific basic set-up. Further adjustments to the suspension can be made using shims. Their benefit: they enable fine adjustments to be made without the need for time-consuming measurements of the suspension. Another unique selling point of the car are the racing tyres offered by Michelin exclusively for GT3 R rennsport customers. These tyres benefit from a new construction associated with a new compound tread that result in an improved warm-up and drivability compared to the Michelin Pilot Sport M S9 (S9M). In addition, the specially developed tyre design on the sidewall of the tyre blends in seamlessly with the appearance of the vehicle. The aluminium monobloc racing brake system from AP has been given brake pads with titanium backing plates. They reduce the total unsprung masses by approximately one kilogram. The new FT3.5 safety tank with a capacity of 117 litres is also a weight-saving feature, being one kilogram lighter than the previous version and in future can also be used in the 911 GT3 R for racing events. Another weight saving feature is the elimination of the air conditioning system. Ventilation for the driver is provided by the 911 GT3 R’s seat cooling concept. Overall, the developers are aiming to achieve a kerb weight of 1,240 kilograms for the 911 GT3 R rennsport. This would be equivalent to a weight-to-power ratio of 2.0 kg/PS. Porsche Motorsport is offering the limited edition 911 GT3 R rennsport ex factory at a price of 951,000 euros (1,046,000 USD), plus country-specific VAT and options. Please register on http://motorsport-community.porsche.com/GT3Rrennsport
Harbour City has partnered with acclaimed designers and artists to launch limited edition umbrellas in the past two decades, becoming a yearly highlight of the mall's events that captivates collectors and garners widespread interest. Continuing this tradition, Harbour City has joined forces with the popular Japanese brand OSAMU GOODS this year to introduce a delightful addition to the umbrella collection. The collaboration presents a lightweight and convenient folding umbrella that seamlessly blends functionality with a timeless cutie aesthetic, guaranteed to bring a touch of cheer to even the gloomiest of weather. Embrace cuteness with OSAMU GOODS: unveiling two ultra-light folding umbrellas, perfect for Couples! Following the resounding success of the joint exhibition "Osamu Goods Exhibition by Harada Osamu" in July and August this year, Harbour City once again joins forces with OSAMU GOODS, founded by Japanese illustration maestro Harada Osamu, to unveil this year's highly anticipated umbrella collection. Since its establishment in 1976, OSAMU GOODS has garnered global acclaim for its adorable characters and merchandise, capturing the hearts of girls in Japan and abroad. Influenced by American culture during his own upbringing, Harada Osamu masterfully blends the vibrant artistry of American comics with the graceful simplicity of Japanese aesthetics in his designs. Among them, the most iconic duo, little boy JACK and little girl JILL, with their innocent and cute faces, have won the adoration of countless fans. Breaking from tradition: Kazunari Hattori opts to showcase JACK and JILL through monochromatic style Throughout the years, OSAMU GOODS has introduced a wide array of umbrellas, each with its own unique flair. For this special collaboration, Harbour City sought the expertise of celebrated Japanese graphic designer Kazunari Hattori. Stepping away from the brand's signature vibrant design style, Hattori boldly enlarges the endearing figures of JACK and JILL to cover the entire umbrella canopy and opts for a soft and subtle beige tone as the base color, complemented by bold gray and black lines. As the umbrella unfurls, it unveils a delightful encounter with these beloved characters. The umbrella handle incorporates a thoughtful detail, featuring their charming portraits as exquisite adornments, further enhancing the umbrella's overall charm. This design adds a touch of elegance and appeals not only to girls but also to boys, allowing everyone to embrace a stylishly Japanese aesthetic. Meticulously crafted from lightweight and water-resistant materials, the folding umbrella weighs a mere 140 grams, ensuring effortless portability, making it a perfect fit for any handbag. Redemption Details of Limited-Edition Umbrella Date: 25 September to 5 November 2023 Time: 12:30pm to 9pm Location: Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City (near Shop OC415-9 - MUJI) Method: 1) Upon spending of HK$1,500 or above with a maximum of TWO single-day sales receipts by electronic payment at Harbour City and donation of HK$100 to The Community Chest of Hong Kong, customers can redeem one umbrella 2) Upon spending of HK$20,000 or above with a maximum of TWO single-day sales receipts by electronic payment at Harbour City, customers can redeem one umbrella for FREE 3) Direct donation of HK$180 to The Community Chest of Hong Kong Remarks: Each person can redeem maximum TWO umbrellas of each version during the promotion period. The quantity of umbrella is limited while stock lasts. Customer Enquiry: (852) 2118 8666 / www.harbourcity.com.hk
Embracer Freemode is excited to announce today the commencement of shipments for the Nitro™ Deck, the inaugural product from CRKD™, a new premium collectible gaming brand developed in-house by Embracer Freemode. First unveiled during the IGN™ Summer of Gaming event, the Nitro Deck has quickly become a highly anticipated product among Switch™ gamers worldwide. The Nitro Deck promises to elevate handheld gaming with improved comfort, enhanced response time, and the inclusion of Hall sensor analog sticks, effectively eliminating stick drift. In addition, the Nitro Deck offers a range of customizable features designed to enhance every facet of gameplay. Gamers can effortlessly slide their Switch screen into the Nitro Deck, instantly enhancing their handheld experience. Unlike the typical potentiometer analog sticks found in most controllers, the Hall sensor analog sticks provide unparalleled precision and accuracy during gameplay, eradicating stick drift for good. The Thumbstick Toppers, which can easily be swapped out, offer different designs and cater to gamers' preferences, ensuring the Nitro Deck maintains its fresh look and feel. Without the need for Bluetooth®, the Nitro Deck connects directly to the console via USB-C, delivering a reliable, low-latency connection. For competitive gamers, four additional re-mappable Back Buttons simplify complex commands, and gamers can assign Turbo functionality to any action button, making the Nitro Deck ideal for shooters. The Nitro Deck features a plug-and-play USB-C input, allowing simultaneous charging of the Switch while gaming. In addition, the Nitro Deck also includes a USB-C output for straightforward connection to the Nintendo® Switch Dock or PC, enabling gamers to use the Nitro Deck as an external controller without the screen if desired. CRKD places exclusivity and collectability at the heart of its brand experience. Collectors are invited to explore the 'True Collection System’, a complementary companion app available for both iOS™ and Android™. Through this app, gamers can tap their phone to their Nitro Deck to reveal its product number and associated rarity rank, enhancing the experience of collecting physical gaming products. App users can also access CRKD TV, a hub for all CRKD-related content, and browse the current offerings on the virtual aisles of the CRKD web store. As the True Collection System evolves, the app is poised to become a thriving community for CRKD owners, with exciting additional features expected to be announced in due course. The Nitro Deck is available in a range of variants, including the Limited-Edition Nostalgia Retro Purple, Retro Mint, and Classic Grey, each possessing a unique identity. These Limited-Edition Nitro Deck designs come complete with a premium Carry Case (with extra game storage), a 2.5-meter USB-C Charging Cable, and an additional set of Thumbstick Toppers. Alternatively, the Standard Edition Nitro Deck designs are offered in Black, White, and Grey, with the Carry Case available for purchase separately. The Nitro Deck is available for purchase today across North America exclusively through CRKD.gg, and begins shipping across the UK and EU from September 25th via CRKD.gg and select retail partners. For more information about CRKD and to order the Nitro Deck, please visit: go.crkd.gg/nitrodeck To watch the CRKD Nitro Deck Shipping Trailer, click here: go.crkd.gg/shippingtrailer
Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s School of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program and Gibson, the iconic and leading global instrument brand, and its charitable foundation, Gibson Gives have formed a pioneering alliance offering students the necessary experiential learning to create highly skilled future luthiers. Centered on MET's "Stringed Instrument Design and Manufacture (MET 34900)" class led by professor Mark French, the Gibson partnership is designed to bring unprecedented hands-on learning opportunities to students in Purdue Polytechnic’s “Guitar Lab,” newly renovated and moved to a larger space in Lambertus Hall. “The goal of the program at Purdue is to foster a direct pipeline of talented future luthiers and engineers, and open-up avenues for collaborative research and innovation in guitar design and manufacturing,” says Sergio Villanueva, Vice President, American Production of Gibson Brands. “Gibson chose Purdue due to the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program major and its ‘Stringed Instrument Design and Manufacture’ class, which is the only one of its kind currently in higher education.” “Orville Gibson started Gibson in 1894 based on his innovative ideas of how to build mandolins and later guitars that would sound bigger and better. Throughout the early 1900’s, the Golden Era and all the way to today, Gibson has driven guitar and sound innovation. At the Gibson Labs we apply Orville’s principle that anything we do has to be in service to sound. Therefore, partnering with Purdue Polytechnic’s MET program, and its Guitar Lab led by Dr. French, is a natural evolution and consistent with our heritage of innovation. Together, we will invest in the future of sound.” --Cesar Gueikian, President, and CEO of Gibson Brands “This partnership not only underscores our dedication to experiential learning but showcases the dedication of both Purdue and Gibson to fostering an environment where creativity meets opportunity. Together, we are molding the next generation of technology leaders,” adds Daniel Castro, Dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. In addition, MET’s stringed instrument class is Purdue Professor Mark French’s brainchild. A passionate educator with over two decades of experience as both a luthier and in the world of mechanical engineering technology, French has always been interested in the physics of musical instruments. In addition to an array of academic contributions, French’s co-authored works on guitar electronics, his upstart YouTube channel and cherished collection of vintage and modern guitars have helped make the Purdue Guitar Lab courses a sought-after sensation on the Purdue campus. “The Gibson partnership will benefit every student in the guitar lab,” says Mark French, Professor at Purdue University Polytechnic Institute. “I’ve had the privilege to see so many bright students in our guitar class. Helping them to understand product development and how this industry works will make them better engineers, no matter what field they pursue.” The Purdue partnership marks the first experiential learning collaboration with a university in Gibson’s 130-year legacy. As part of Gibson's commitment to excellence in musical artistry and craftsmanship, the brand is pledging formal support to the Purdue Guitar Lab in the following ways: (1) Gibson through its philanthropic arm, Gibson Gives, will be gifting guitars from Gibson's illustrious collection to be showcased in the lab, offering students a first-hand look at top-tier instruments. (2) By offering direct monetary support, Gibson Gives in their efforts to advance musicians and support music education, will ensure the Purdue Guitar Lab remains operational throughout the year. This funding also facilitates the hiring of undergraduate teaching assistants to maintain consistent learning and operations. (3) Gibson will assist in the provision of essential lab supplies and materials required for the design and manufacture of stringed instruments. (4) Gibson will provide valuable insights and experiences from Gibson's trained luthiers and industry-leading executives throughout the semester, granting students a unique perspective into the commercial side of their craftsmanship. Starting this semester, support will extend throughout the academic year, with both Gibson and Purdue seeking to renew and fortify the partnership in subsequent years.
Gibson TV, the iconic American instrument brand’s award-winning, worldwide online network--features original series about music and culture from the world’s best storytellers. Gibson TV has premiered the third episode of the original series titled “Metal and Monsters”--the network’s first show dedicated to heavy metal and monster culture. Throughout “Metal And Monsters,” viewers are treated to different segments that explore the worlds of music, film, and tales from the dark side. All Gibson TV original shows are streamed for free on Gibson.com HERE; subscribe to Gibson TV on YouTube and be notified when new episodes become available HERE. Gibson TV’s “Metal and Monsters” returns with host Count D for this “Texas Sized” new episode featuring iconic bass players and longtime friends Rex Brown (Pantera) and Dug Pinnick (Kings X) as they reunite for an evening of stories surrounding friendship, music, and their Texas roots. Legendary filmmaker, director, producer, and actor Roger Corman is featured in special segment with an intimate interview reflecting on his early career. “It was great reuniting with my old friend Dug Pinnick for this episode of ‘Metal and Monsters’,” says Rex Brown of Pantera. “We sat and talked for hours that day, and you could really feel the love in that old theater! It's so special to my heart that we did this off-cuff. Just two friends sitting and reminiscing about life and music. What a wonderful night!” In the segment “Tunes From The Crypt,” “Metal and Monsters” host Count D details the history of the landmark album “Leprosy” from Florida death metal legends Death. Viewers also have the chance to win several different Death prizes including CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, Halloween masks and two exclusive Death skateboards from our friends at Check Your Head Skateboards. In the segment “Terror Trek,” the monster squad heads to Las Vegas to visit KISS WORLD at the Rio Hotel to explore Gene Simmons iconic personal collection of KISS memorabilia. Viewers are also treated to guest appearances from Brent Fitz (drums), and Todd “Dammit” Kerns (bass) from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and KISS drummer Eric Singer. Known as “The King of Cult” and “The Pope of Pop Cinema,” famed director and producer Roger Corman is featured in the historical segment “Exhumed From The Tomb.” Not only is Roger responsible for films including The Raven, Little Shop of Horrors, The Fast & The Furious and Death Race 2000, but he is also credited for launching the careers of film legends Jack Nicholson, Ron Howard, Sylvester Stallone, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola.
Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design. By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the future, Epiphone has set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations. Epiphone is proud to announce the Adam Jones Les Paul Custom Art Collection an unprecedented, limited-edition collection curated by Adam Jones of TOOL which brings Adam’s love of fine art and music together with seven, iconic and unique Les Paul Custom Silverburst masterpieces featuring the artwork of five distinguished visual artists handpicked by Adam. The Epiphone Adam Jones Les Paul Custom Art Collection is now available worldwide in limited quantities at authorized Epiphone dealers, and on www.epiphone.com By projecting her own thoughts and emotions onto her subjects, acclaimed American painter Korin Faught explores romanticism, femininity and timeless beauty within her art. Faught finds inspiration in mid-century modern design, fashion, and white on white. Her influences include master portrait painters (such as John Singer Sargent), Pre-Raphaelite painters (such as Waterhouse), and impressionist Marie Cassatt. The fifth model to debut in the Adam Jones Les Paul Custom Art Collection features Korin Faught’s original painting “Sensation” which first premiered as part of the “Lost Days” Exhibition in October 2016 at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. "'Sensation' is a painting about the loneliness and isolation of illness. 'Sensation' is a word to replace a fear based word. A word she learned while preparing for childbirth. A word she could retreat into when lying in bed with only herself and her thoughts. Gentle meditative properties and calmness resonate through her body as she lives within the moment." –Korin Faught Explore the Adam Jones Les Paul Silverburst featuring Korin Faught’s “Sensation” Here https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Collection/adam-jones-art-collection and to learn more about artist Korin Faught, visit: www.korinfaught.com An exceptional instrument for your next musical masterpiece, this Epiphone Adam Jones Les Paul Custom has a bound mahogany body with a maple cap, a three-piece bound maple neck with an Adam Jones Custom profile, and an ebony fretboard. It is equipped with a reverse-mounted Epiphone ProBucker™ Custom humbucker™ in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan® Distortion in the bridge; both are wired to CTS® potentiometers and Orange Drop® capacitors. A Marquee Back Plate with the artist’s name and the name of the artwork is also included. This Epiphone Silverburst Les Paul™ is finished in Antique Silverburst as an homage to Adam’s beloved original Silverburst 1979 Gibson® Les Paul Custom, a Protector hardshell case is also included. The Epiphone Adam Jones Art Collection consists of seven, unique Silverburst Les Paul™ Custom models, each featuring reproductions of different works of fine art on the back of the guitars. Adam curated all of the featured artwork, and selected five distinguished artists for the collection Mark Ryden, Frank Frazetta, Julie Heffernan, Korin Faught, and Ernst Fuchs; additional artwork designed by Korin Faught, adorns the back of the headstock of each model. Only 800 guitars of each model from this limited edition and highly collectible series will be produced.
• Wacław Makowski was the CEO of LOT Polish Airlines just before World War II as well as the first pilot to be trained from scratch in independent Poland. • Makowski purchased the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft for LOT Polish Airlines. • The former head of LOT Polish Airlines and skilled aviator effected a breakthrough in thinking about civil aviation – he turned an expensive toy available only to the elite into a means of transport. He was brave, charismatic, unstoppable and, on top of that, handsome. In a nutshell: a miracle of nature and all the rest. He was second to none in the military. He fought in the Battle of Britain, became the first pilot to be trained from scratch in independent Poland, and with his words: “It more than suits me!” he agreed to take the helm of command of LOT Polish Airlines. LOT’s biggest competitor wanted him, but as befits a military man – he refused in soldierly terms. There was a time of great crisis. No one even dared to think, dream or, most certainly, take action to turn civil aviation, considered an expensive toy, into a means of transport. Well, almost nobody. They would say it could not be done, but Wacław Makowski, the CEO of LOT, did not know it could not be done, so he did it – he bought the most modern passenger aircraft in the world. One of them – the Lockheed L-14-H Super Electra – he personally brought by air to Poland. And “only” the fact that World War II broke out meant that LOT Polish Airlines had not flown across the Atlantic for almost 90 years.
Gibson TV, the iconic American instrument brand’s award-winning, worldwide online network--features original series about music and culture from the world’s best storytellers. Gibson TV has premiered the seventh episode of the show titled “Icons”--a longform interview series featuring some of the most iconic artists, producers, and music business pioneers in the world. In the new episode of “Icons” out today, Gibson TV sits down with the world renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Noel Gallagher. In this intimate look into his musical journey, Noel dives deep into his history and talks music influences, and his songwriting process, while sharing personal and hilarious stories along the way. Watch and share the Noel Gallagher episode of “Icons” on Gibson TV, HERE. For over 25 years, Noel Gallagher has been at the forefront of British music and has established himself as one of the world’s most prolific songwriters and performers. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011 with their eponymous album released in October that year. It has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Three #1 albums followed, marking a decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and culminating in 12 consecutive UK #1 albums across Noel’s career, a feat no other artist has ever achieved. In the two decades prior to its breakup in 2009, Noel Gallagher was main songwriter, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of Oasis, whom The New Yorker hailed as “one of the last generation-defining rock acts.” His band regularly toured America and played a tremendous role in shaping and inspiring contemporary guitar music from the 90’s onwards. Noel’s continued success with the High Flying Birds cements his position as one of the most gifted, successful, and enduring songwriters to come out of the British music scene in the last 50 years. Currently, Noel and his High Flying Birds are on an international tour in support of their new album Council Skies, available everywhere now: https://noelgallagher.lnk.to/Councilskies For all Noel Gallagher news, visit: https://www.noelgallagher.com
WENDY is Japanese 4-piece rock band and average age of WENDY is 18 years. Their song has been added to 30 playlists on Spotify and north America’s and UK’s listener is increasing now. Finally, WENDY’s 1st Album”Don't waste my YOUTH” is out on today！ All WENDY’s member is teenager,but there “YOUTH” time was stolen by COVID-19. They couldn't perform as well as they wanted, so they've been feeling frustrated.But, even in such a life,they experienced that the most important thing is not to waste a moment of "youth" and to enjoy it." A total of 10 songs with all one's heart is recorded that expressed that feeling as a song in this album. This Album, the sound producer is Marc Whitmore, who won the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Album for John Badiste's “We Are”. This work was completed after a miracle meeting between the producer and Wendy, who are paying attention to overseas music scenes. And, the first track on this album”SCREAM” Music Video is released on today. This music video, which consists of videos live performance that expresses the momentum of a song as it is, and running through the streets of Shibuya. It's a work that gives you a glimpse of the coolness and playfulness of WENDY, so please check it out. ◆WENDY Official YouTube Channnel https://www.youtube.com/@WENDYofficial04
2023 marks the 150th anniversary of Epiphone, a leading innovator in instrument design. By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the future, Epiphone has now set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations. Epiphone is proud to announce a partnership with the global influencer and music educator Marty Schwartz to create his very first Epiphone signature artist guitar. The Marty Schwartz ES-335 from Epiphone is now available worldwide at authorized Epiphone dealers, and in limited capacity on www.epiphone.com. "Teaming up with Epiphone to bring my dream guitar to life is an absolute milestone in my musical journey,” says Marty Schwartz. “This guitar embodies everything I love about playing and teaching. We've truly created a guitar that's as unique as the journey it represents." “Marty Schwartz is a tremendous talent whose infectious joy for learning and teaching guitar allows players of every level to easily connect with him all across the globe,” says Beth Heidt, Chief Marketing Officer, Gibson Brands. “We are proud to partner with Marty for this very special ES-335 model.” Marty Schwartz or as he’s better known online as, Marty Music has been the face of guitar education on the internet for the last decade and a half. With nearly 4 million YouTube subscribers, over two billion video views, and a career longer than most rock bands, Marty has arguably taught more people how to play guitar than anyone else in the world. Marty knows quite a bit about what features a great guitar should have. His new namesake signature model ES-335 from Epiphone features a smooth-playing 60s SlimTaper Rounded C neck profile with an Indian laurel fretboard, small pearloid block inlays, and a Marty Music logo on the back of the headstock. The 5-ply layered maple body is capped with a beautiful AAA-figured maple veneer and is finished in Sixties Cherry. Rock solid tuning stability is ensured by the Grover 502C Roto-Grip Locking Rotomatic tuners and Graph Tech nut, while the other ends of the strings are anchored with an Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stop bar tailpiece. The flexible electronics include Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO pickups, each with a push/pull phase switch; a hardshell case is also included. Watch the Marty Schwartz discuss his new Epiphone ES-335 HERE. Marty Schwartz has arguably taught more people how to play guitar than anyone else in the world. If the guitar is the “people’s instrument” then Marty is the “people’s instructor.” Marty has been a school music teacher, a private guitar instructor, and has cut his teeth touring in some serious rock bands. As a result, Marty’s approach to teaching guitar is far from formal. His love for the guitar is undeniable and he infuses every pupil with that same fire. Beginning his career early in YouTube’s history, Marty’s impact has grown as the platform has grown. As the role of the guitar has shifted in music throughout the years, Marty has remained a core and constant voice of the culture. It’s clear that Marty has found his true calling as a guitar educator and he’ll undoubtedly continue to cultivate new and surprising guitar talents.