Movies: Chris Nolan’s “Inception”

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors. Here is his new film starring Leonardo DiCaprio “Inception”. I will be there on opening night.

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Dopeness: Nike Sportswear “World Expo” Collection Air Max 90 / Blazer High

My 2 favorite pairs of Nikes!!!! These things go hard!!!!

Earlier this month, the world descended on Shanghai for the start of the Expo 2010 Shanghaiexhibition. Nike Sportswear Greater China commemorated the event with a special pack of lifestyle footwear inspired by the China pavilion. Two models representing the theme are the always trustworthy Air Max 90 and Blazer High seen in a “Challenge Red” color. Available now as an Asia region exclusive Quickstrike release.

Song of The Day: “She’s Always In My Hair” D’Angelo

This is one of my favorite Prince records and just when you think no one can make a better version, it happens. D killed this joint. One of the few songs that I can directly relate to.

“If I was a gigalo all my life she’d still be there, telling me just how much she really cares. She’s always in my hair….”

-BMC

Wheels: Land Rover goes Hybrid?

I have been getting more conscious about everything. I recently became a vegetarian and I have been contemplating a hybrid. If this is a fact, then I will absolutely be driving a hybrid next year! I have included the press release.

PRESS RELEASE

LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES INTRODUCTION OF 2WD AND HYBRID TECHNOLOGY

Land Rover has announced that it will introduce a 2WD option (in addition to the 4WD derivative) for the new compact Range Rover. On sale in 2011, the 2WD vehicle will emit less than 130g/km of CO2 – making it the lightest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever.

Jaguar Land Rover has committed to investing £800 million in developing environmental technologies and remains committed to developing vehicles with sustainable features which respond to customer demand.

Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director said: “Land Rover has announced that the all-new compact Range Rover will be available in 2WD. This is good news for the company and for our customers. A 2WD option is just one way in which we are developing our vehicles efficiency whilst adding to the Land Rover range and expanding our customer base. We will continue to make the ‘world’s finest all-terrain vehicles’ for those customers who require 4WD but will also now offer an alternative to those that don’t.”

As part of the introduction of 2WD, Land Rover will be focussing on three main areas of technology to reduce the weight of Land Rover vehicles, reduce parasitic losses and increase powertrain efficiency. The use of hybrid technology is also part of the significant developments for the larger vehicles in the range. The first diesel hybrid will be available in 2012 and on the road in 2013.

By the end of 2010 Land Rover will be testing the first diesel hybrid prototype called the ‘range_e’ which is being developed using a Range Rover Sport platform. Tests of this vehicle will use the existing 3.0 litre TDV6 diesel engine featuring a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. The goal is to achieve a range of 20 miles using electric power only emitting less than 100 g/km of CO2 emissions and to achieve a top speed of around 120mph.

Land Rover has over 60 years of experience developing supremely capable vehicles with pioneering technology such as Terrain Response. Land Rover sells its vehicles in over 160 countries world-wide and is constantly looking at the market place and developing vehicles that customers in all these markets want to buy.


Dopeness: Nixon-The Chronicle All Black/Wood

I like the simplicity of this joint. It’s like an everyday watch. I think this might be my summer watch…

Nixon have come up with an all new version of The Chronicle time piece and have ventured into using a new material that works very well. A classic combination of wood and stainless steel creates an unique look that is mature and highly wearable. Light wooden face features embossed dials and a date dial on the left. Swiss movement is used for this model as well and the minute and hour hands are made in the same matte silver color. Black leather bands are packaged together that aids the mature aesthetic. This is a great piece that can tell time but at the same time make a subtle statement with its distinct design elements.