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  • NFL Team Logos Get The Minimalist Treatment

    Nothing goes better with the sleek simplicity of Ikea furniture than the bold colors and simple geometric shapes of minimalist art. But if you also want to show your support of your favorite NFL team, your bound to lose your simplistic aesthetic. Let’s face it, NFL logos may look great on t-shirts and hats, but they are not fine art suitable for framing. San Francisco’s Art of Sport decided to change that. This collection, entitled “Touchdown,” features minimalist representations of all 32 teams using their iconic colors and clever representations of their names. Check out the collection then order prints of your favorites from Art of Sport.

  • Here She Is, The Beautiful and Smart Samsung Galaxy S6

    At first glance it looks like an S5, at second glance a competitor, but one thing’s for sure. The Galaxy S6 is stunning. Samsung’s recent S6 and S6 Edge took a page out of their Galaxy Alpha phone when designing the 6th generation flagship phone, it’s design is clean and simple, feels great and looks even better. As speculated, the S6 Edge is the phone that really sticks out a curved glass screen makes gripping and thumb-navigation much easier on it’s 5.1’’ display similar to the Note Edge, the Quad HD(2560×1440) 577ppi resolution doesn’t hurt either. The S6 has always been known for a wonderful display and guts behind the glass, but for the first time Samsung’s hardware might feel just as valuable. Ditching plastic and faux leather for glass and metal give the phone the substance it’s been lagging. The new glass is called Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and will be available in an array of colors, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald, which supposedly change with natural light. While these features are a step in the right direction to acquire a new consumer base, Samsung’s longtime loyal customers might not see eye to eye more »

  • Ferrofluid Makes Lava Lamps Cool Again

    For a brief period in the 90s, easy access to designer drugs and the ubiquity of Spencer Gifts resulted in many of us purchasing lava lamps. After a few hours of watching melted balls of wax float around, the drugs wore off and we regretted ever buying the stupid things. But thanks to ferrofluid, the atomic age novelty may have a new lease on life. Inventor Kyle Haines believes that the strongly magnetized liquids known as ferrofluids can revive the lava lamp in the 21st century in a device he calls The Inspiration. Much like a traditional wax lava lamp, the blobs of ferrofluid in The Inspiration float up and down in response to heat from an incandescent light bulb. The difference comes in the magnetic properties of the ferrofluid. In the presence of neodymium magnets, the ferrofluid reacts and forms spiky shapes that zip around the lamp. Kyle is hoping to finance The Inspiration with a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of $149 gets you a 450mL lamp with 15mL of ferrofluid inside along with a couple magnets. At that rate, he should have no problem surpassing his $7000 goal. Let’s just hope he can get them into every remaining more »

  • Believe It Or Not: These Images Are Absolutely Not Photoshopped

    Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines of her small studio bringing to life worlds that defy all logic. In the middle of the sets you can always find the artist herself, as these are self-portraits but of the unconventional kind. Inspired by either her personal life or old Korean fables, they each have their own backstory, which of course, only adds to the intense drama. Via imgur

  • Bob Dylan Salutes Film Noir With New Music Video

    Bob Dylan will never be a crooner. Over the years, he lost his already limited ability to hit high notes and now you just want to smack him on the back to help him cough up whatever he’s fighting in his throat. Indeed, Dylan is a far cry from the velvety smoothness of Frank Sinatra. But that doesn’t keep him from trying. Last month Dylan recorded an album of songs made famous by Sinatra entitled Shadows in the Night. The album was recorded live, just like they did things 60 years ago, with a small, five-piece band. Now Dylan has released a music video for “The Night We Called It a Day” that pays homage to the film noir classics of the era. Starring Dylan and Robert Davi, best known as pock-marked villain Jake Fratelli in The Goonies, the video is beautifully shot and an excellent reminder of how music videos are capable of being artistic shorts in their own right. And the music, a sparse arrangement of upright bass, acoustic guitar, and haunting horns that sounds like a track off of Tom Waits’ Swordfishtrombones, is the perfect pairing for the visuals.

  • This Guy Pretended To Be An Oscar Winner And Reaped All The Benefits [Video]

    Looking to score a bunch of free stuff and receive VIP treatment everywhere you go in Los Angeles? No problem! All you have to do is spend years working your ass off in Hollywood and, with a ton of luck, you will one day win an award that lets others know you are their better. Or you can save yourself a lot of time and just pretend to win such an award. Mark David Christenson pretended to win an Oscar for The Imitation Game (get it?) and carried a fake statuette around on award night. He came away with access to all sorts of parties, free Gatorade and condoms from starstruck convenience store clerks, and, most important of all, empanadas.

  • 13 Things We Know About Mumford & Sons New Album and Tour Dates

    Mumford & Sons have been a big part of RSVLTS.com ever since we threw a sold out pre-party for their wildly successful show in Hoboken a few years back. And this morning we’re happy to be one of the first to announce that the guys have a new album, Wilder Mind, being released on May 4th and tour dates, kicking off in New Jersey on June 5th, that will have them (probably) coming to a city near you. If you haven’t seen Mumford & Sons live you can watch a full concert below that will give you an idea of how good they really are. Now for the details on the new album and tour dates. We compiled 13 things we know about the upcoming album and their tour dates.  

  • The History Of The NYC Subway System In One Animated GIF

    For over 100 years, people have been traveling beneath New York City at all hours of the day, from the easternmost most parts of Queens to the tip of the Bronx. No, I’m not talking about those subterranean crustacean ne’er-do-well crab people, but the NYC subway system. The first underground line opened up in 1904 and in 1940 the multiple independent lines were united when the municipal government took control of the entire system. And the subwy continues to grow, with the Second Avenue Line currently under construction. It’s just too bad this excellent map from Appealing Industries didn’t include the marvel that is the PATH train, which has been transporting folks from New Jersey to New York underneath the Hudson River since 1907.

  • This Design Competition For a Bicycle Bridge in London Brought out Amazing Entries

    The Wandsworth Council in London recently held a design competition for a planned pedestrian/ bicycle bridge that will span the Thames river between Nine Elms and Pimlico. So far the competition has attracted 87 design proposals, many of which will forever be designs at best, but bring out the best elements of imagination. While the designs are amitious to say the least a true winning team will be selected in July. Why can’t a bridge be made out of 3 giant trampolines?

  • 14 Astronauts Who Took ‘Out Of This World’ Space Selfies [Photos]

    It all started with the Gemini 12 mission in 1966 when Buzz Aldrin took the first ever space selfie – see it in his Tweet above. But that’s not all Buzz did. He was also on the selfie stick game decades before it became a thing. Buzz Aldrin using a selfie stick in space… in 1966.  Now, dozens of astronauts have followed Buzz Aldrin’s lead taking selfies to the next level.

  • Michael Jordan’s 23 Greatest GIFS Because He Joined Forbes Billionaires List For The First Time

    A record 290 newcomers joined the Forbes billionaires list in the last year as world markets defied international turmoil. While wars, diseases and currency crises made headlines, tycoons from every continent but Antarctica managed to mint new 10-figure fortunes. The most famous rookie on the billionaires list? Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time and indisputably the best-paid athlete of all time. Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan brand grossed an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, earning his Airness some $90 million. But his most valuable asset is his stake in the Charlotte Hornets, worth more than $500 million. When ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for a stunning $2 billion, values of all NBA teams skyrocketed, creating three new billionaires. Jordan’s old boss Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls, joined the list with a fortune of $1.3 billion, and Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander boosted his net worth to $1.6 billion. Give the GIFS a quick moment to load, it’s worth the wait.

  • Key West: 25 Stunning Photos Of America’s Hottest Destination for 2015

    Arguably no other destination in America exudes the exotic, off-the-grid allure of Key West in the Florida Keys. Since its discovery in 1513 by Ponce de León, who claimed the island, along with the rest of Florida, for Spain, it’s been revered for its wildly independent spirit, devil-may-care vibe, and spectacularly storied history. For a period in the mid-19th century the so-called Conch Republic was the richest city per capita in the United States, thanks to a brisk salvaging business done by savvy local entrepreneurs who plundered the cargo ships that regularly foundered on the treacherous reefs just a few miles from Key West’s shores. Cigar-making was a hot ticket for a time in the late 19th century, and in the 1920s, Prohibition gave rise to another cottage industry in Key West and the surrounding keys, as enterprising locals smuggled contraband beer and rum from Cuba and whiskey and scotch from the British Isles via Nassau. Marijuana smuggling in the 1960s through the early 1980s also made many Key West residents rich (and sent many others to jail). These days, Key West’s various stints as a carefree capital of vice form the foundation of a booming tourism business that’s the more »

  • ISIS Puts Bounty On Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and His Employees For Blocking Accounts

    Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey and other Twitter employees got threatened by ISIS over blocking accounts. Twitter’s terms clearly doesn’t allow users to post “direct, specific threats of violence against others.” Just like Youtube, Twitter also deletes posts that disseminate ISIS videos showing the gruesome executions of hostages. The threat was posted on JustPaste (which you can see above), and features an image of Dorsey with the cross-hairs of a gun superimposed on it and says: “You started this failed war. We told you from the beginning it’s not your war, but you didn’t get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back.” “When our lions [brave men] come and take your breath, you will never come back to life.” It is not clear yet if this threats are directly from ISIS or not but Twitter is taking it seriously: “Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials.” During a Lords’ committee hearing in July, Twitter’s Sinéad McSweeney said it had “in excess of 100 people” working 24/7 to examine reports to Twitter across a range of issues. A Twitter spokesman told Buzzfeed that “our security team is investigating the veracity more »

  • 36 Reasons Why Kelly Rohrbach 2015 Swimsuit Rookie of the Year Is Better In GIF Form

    Hannah Davis may have stole the show in this year’s Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue but the real story should be the 2015 rookie class. Rookie of the Year voting wrapped up today and it was revealed that Kelly Rohrbach (@kellyrohrbach) beat out six models to capture the title. What is even more mind-blowing is that this was the first ever professional photoshoot for the Georgetown alumn who beat out names like Erin Heatherton who is an established Victorias Secret Angel. As Swimsuit’s sixth Rookie of the Year, Rohrbach is in pretty good company as past winners include Chrissy Teigen(2010), Kate Upton (2011), Nina Agdal (2012), Kate Bock (2013) and Sara Sampaio (2014). Check out where it all begin with her 2015 SI Swimsuit Casting Call then view her Swimsuit shoot.

  • RSVLTS Official SXSW 2015 Party Guide

    Inspired by our super successful RSVLTS Super Bowl XLVIII Event Watcher and Official Coachella Party Guide, we’ve decided to launch the official SXSW 2015 Party Guide which will be your one-stop-shop for the most up to date event information.

  • An In Depth Look at the adidas Yeezy Boost’s and Release Locations

    The sneaker was first available in New York City only, on February 14th and was only and available for purchase to those who had used the newly adapted Adidas Confirmed Saturday marks the third release of what could be, aside from Nike’s long awaited Air Mag, the most hyped shoe of 2015. On February 28th, the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost will be (somewhat) available at select boutiques around the world including a sparse amount in the United States. Unless you have uncanny luck, you may want to sit this release out to avoid possible despair. Most, if not all stores who received stock of Kanye West’s first shoe with Adidas Originals, will be conducting raffles to get customers their coveted pairs. The reason for this method, is to ensure the safety of customers, while deescalating violence that may come from a first come first serve basis. A method which often constitutes block-long lines outside of their stores that more times than not, lead to authorities being called due to hostile situations. It should also be noted that not only will hundreds of hopefuls be signing up for a chance to purchase the shoe, but shops have reported that they only received more »

  • #EdgewaterStrong: How The RSVLTS.com Community Banded Together To Help Fire Victims

    About five weeks ago a seven alarm fire destroyed most of an apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ. Fortunately, everyone made it out safely, which you’ll realize is a miracle after watching the video below, but the losses included loved pets that we all know are basically members of the family and important everyday items like clothing, prescriptions, toothbrushes, etc. The local community quickly donated enough household items (toiletries, new clothing and school supplies) to keep the families afloat. Also, many charities took up donations for the Edgewater community to get them the immediate financial help they needed as they gradually found new housing. Being just a few miles down the road from Edgewater, we wanted to help as best we could and came up with a simple idea. One T-shirt = One Gift Card. We would create badass, limited edition t-shirts and hoodies, and for every shirt sold we would load 100% of the proceeds on to a gift card that would go directly to the people affected. When we dropped off the box of gift cards, and also t-shirts that many of you offered to purchase and also donate, the lady at the desk was so thankful. Their reaction when we stopped more »

  • Massive Update To ‘RSVLTS Alternative Essentials’ Spotify Playlist

    Earlier this week I got an interesting email from a fan of our Spotify playlist “RSVLTS Alternative Essentials“. In a nutshell Daniel from Georgia called called me out for not updating the playlist since October, and you know what? He was right. I got lazy and this was the wakeup call I needed. People who follow the list religiously will tell you that it has the Midas Touch for discovering new artists well before they go on to commercial success. Alt- J, The 1975, Lorde, American Authors, Fitz and the Tantrums, (and others) may seem like household names now but we had them first, when they we’re doing door-to-door acoustic sets just trying to get this music played. (Looking at you Priory). Anyway, we did a huge update today for Daniel, over 50 songs. On it you’ll see a nice blend of established artists and music from up and coming bands you may not know yet. The best way to listen to this playlist is throw it on random and dive right in. Please submit all music you’d like to see on the list to: tips @ RSVLTS.com Full list of the February 27, 2015 update: Airborne Toxic Event – “Wrong” Alt-j – “Left Hand Free” Alt-j – “Every more »

  • Hipster-Up Your Office With This Cardboard Ping-Pong Table

    After creating the “Kartoni” cardboard foosball table, German design company Kickpack is back with another fun and quirky piece of cardboard furniture. Named “Tennino”, this self-assemble ping-pong table consists of pre-folded cardboard parts that could be put together, and be ready to play, in just a few minutes. The Tennino set comes with four cardboard bats and two soft balls—it is also made from 100% renewable resources. Priced at just $67.00, you can purchase the Tennino here.

  • Skateboard Decks Recycled Into Incredible Art [12 Photos]

    In a world where just about everything gets thrown away, we really appreciate those who live on the fringe of our disposable society and collect our trash scraps only to transform them into incredible works of art. Japanese artist Haroshi is one such artist and his medium is one we would never dream of–old skateboard decks. Being a skater himself, Haroshi possesses an insane amount of knowledge about different makes of skate decks. His familiarity with the structure of different brands allows him to hone in on what pieces he needs to create his intricate wood mosaics. And as an added secret bonus, Haroshi hides a metal skateboard part inside each of his works that came from a board he broke while skating. Check out more great work from Haroshi on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Brilliant ‘House of Cards’ Presidential Posters Inspired by Old Campaigns

    Mashable’s Bob Al-Greene recently created these brilliant past presidential ads in anticipation for the upcoming third season of the Netflix series, House of Cards. Frank Underwood and First Lady Claire have finally made it to the white house, but at what cost? These classic presidential ads range from Obama’s infamous 2008 HOPE ad, to JFK’s “A Time for Fatefullness”. Barack Obama, 2008  IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE John F. Kennedy, 1960   IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE William Taft, 1908  IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964   IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE — Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952  IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE — Calvin Coolidge, 1924  IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE — Gerald Ford, 1974 IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE — Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940   IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE — Hillary Clinton, 2016 IMAGE: MASHABLE/BOB AL-GREENE

  • Your Bottle Of Scotch Is About To Get Smarter

    When you’re spending hundreds of dollars on a bottle of scotch, you want to be sure that you’re getting the legit product that hasn’t been tampered with somewhere along the supply chain. Science offers us methods to ensure the legitmacy of our drams, but unfortunately, most of us don’t have access to a spectroscope. However, a new device is about to make our bottles smart and give us all the info we need. Norwegian printed electronics company Thin Film Electronics is teaming up with Diageo, the world’s largest producer of spirits and owner of the Johnnie Walker brand of scotch whisky, to help you ensure your bottle of Blue Label is the real deal. Thin Film’s smart label is a sensor that requires no power source and transmits info over radio waves. This sensor can be read by a smartphone app and depending on if the bottle has been opened or not, the radio transmission will differ. And unlike unsecure QR codes, the sensor cannot be reproduced or modified. The tags, which only add a few cents to production costs, will go into production later this year for the premium Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Let’s hope they add functionality that more »

  • What Do Korean Girls Think Of Magic Mike? [Video]

    In South Korea’s patriarchal society, sex is not something that is openly discussed, especially with women. And any respectable woman would certainly have absolutely no knowledge of male strip clubs. And that’s what makes this video so great. Watch as these Korean girls see Channing Tatum strip down and hump everything in sight and are confused and disgusted by every minute of it. After this, I guess the producers aren’t bothering with a Korea release for the sequel this summer.

  • House Of Reps: Where Did The House Go To College? [Infographic]

    Netflix has releases season three of House of Cards which means that in addition to being glued to our TVs all weekend, we’ll resolve to get involved with real-life politics. Well, until we realize that actual politicians are nowhere near as interesting as Frank Underwood. In an effort to get to know our real congressmen, check out this infographic breaking down the college careers of the House of Representatives. 24 of those dummies don’t have a degree? Suddenly I don’t feel so bad for dropping out of community college three times!

  • What If Celebrities Looked Like Bad Fan Art?

    Remember Napoleon Dynamite’s awful portrait of Trisha? Well it turns out there are actual people who share those middle school art class skills and are oblivious to their lackluster talent. In fact, they proudly share their creations on the Internet. In an effort to make these awkward artists feel better, some kind Redditors Photoshop pictures of celebrities so that they look like the terrible drawings. Now excuse me while I bleach my eyes after looking at that Photoshopped Mel Gibson for too long.