D Smoke Reflects On Tense “Rhythm + Flow” Moment With Snoop Dogg

One of the memorable highlights from the first season of Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow came from a moment between the season’s winner, D Smoke, and rap icon Snoop Dogg. Following D Smoke’s performance, Snoop, along with the other judges, critiqued his performance. When it came to the Doggystyle rapper’s turn to speak, he put a little pressure on D Smoke when he asked him where he was from. “I’m from Inglewood,” he answered. Snoop pressed him again with the same question. D Smoke was unmoving and gave the same response. Continue reading

DJ Jazzy Jeff Encourages COVID-19 Safety As He Shares Pneumonia Diagnosis

For millions of fans, DJ Jazzy Jeff is a national treasure. Ever since he stepped into the music scene alongside his partner in crime the Fresh Prince, also known as Will Smith, the pair have been beloved icons in hip hop. That’s why it came as a shock to the public over the weekend when DJ Jazzy Jeff shared on social media that he’s exhibited major symptoms of coronavirus, or COVID-19.

DJ Jazzy Jeff Pneumonia COVID-19
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“Pls say a prayer for all the sick…it’s a lot more than you know!!” he wrote on his Instagram Story. “I’m recovering from pneumonia in both my lungs…I lost my sense of smell and taste which is a main sign of the virus. I would NOT be here if not for my guardian angel for a wife!” Continue reading

A room-sized play wonderland for your favorite kitty

The German company Goldtatze (Gold Paw) is devoted to producing intricate playgrounds for your favorite feline. These amazing room-sprawling installations are a kitty’s dream castle and maintain a clean and natural look if you actually choose to put one in your home.

The playgrounds look a little like a fairy land. They feature suspended platforms, rope bridges, and ceiling-high scratching posts all in a spiral shape that keeps your cat climbing. They come in pre-made parts as well as with customized design options if you have a particular vision for the playground in mind Continue reading

Deltastudio converts concrete warehouse into minimalist family home

Architecture practice Deltastudio has turned a former agricultural warehouse in Italy into a house with a balcony framed with white curtains.

Called Elena after one of its owners, the home sits in a chestnut grove overlooking the town of Caprarola in central Italy.

Elena by Deltastudio

The original warehouse had two storeys connected by an external staircase.

“The starting point is a structure designed for agriculture,” said Deltastudio. “A rough volume articulated on two levels, warehouse in the basement and laboratory on the upper floor,” Continue reading

MicroLED Maker Plessey Agrees Exclusive Deal With Facebook

Facebook might be making significant investments in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies but there are times when specialist companies have done some of the vital work. Normally, giants like Facebook would simply purchase these smaller firms – like the recent acquisition of CTRL-Labs – but this can be a lengthy process. Today it has been revealed that Facebook and British microLED manufacturer Plessey have entered into an exclusive arrangement to help further Facebook’s AR plans. Continue reading

Don Diablo Puts Out Horribly Tone Deaf Video Of 2020’s Worst Tragedies

Everyone wants to do something good to ease others’ suffering and anxieties during this tumultuous time, but consideration should be given to how one goes about doing that. It’s hard to think that an entire team saw this video from Don Diablo, from storyboarding to concept to approval, and still decided to put it out.

In theory, the video has a good message. “WE are facing difficult times but WE are in this TOGETHER,” Don Diablo writes in the caption. “Let’s stay strong, support each other and create an even better FUTURE on OUR beautiful planet.” Not so bad, right? Continue reading