27.02.09 by Jeff

24k gold fixed gear bicycle!

Aurumania took a page out of the Damien Hirst handbook and built ten 24k gold plated track bikes. If that wasn’t enough they stuck 600 Swarovski crystals on each one. Price tag: $102,418.60 USD. What’s with the rubber tires? They better be made outta some extinct whale blubber or I ain’t buying it!

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Poseur.

  • tyler b!

    doesn’t this go against the current concept(s) fueling the fix gear fascination?

    which is living simply and minimally, lowering the environmental impact?

    this is an honest question, not a rhetorical one.

  • Eco-friendly bling haha crazy

  • monika

    tyler: it DOES go against the original concepts fueling the fixie fascination, but i think it is an indicator of where those concepts got lost within to past year or so: the fixed appeal is now largely one of fashion, rather than of utility.

    anyway, goodness gracious me. i saw a similar (albeit more pedestrian) rig in the window of vozz last spring, confirming my suspicions that something of this level of extravagance was now a possibility.

  • hahah its just so ridiculous i can’t even comprehend it. i’m not surprised but maybe that’s worse.. the fact that i’m not surprised.

  • elise

    I’m happy with my purple and gold spray paint job on my fixie.

  • That is absolutely insane! Wire Damien Hirst’s diamond skull on the front and you’d have one killer ride! -B

  • Upon further thought, think I’ll hold out for the platinum/diamond version (vs this low-end gold/swarovski version)… -B

  • really? no gold chain? all that money and i don’t get a gold chain?

  • I wouldn’t be able to park this in any public places, as someone would probably steal it. It should come with a cheap, beaten-up cover or something.

  • Jolin

    thats messed, pretty pointless… hmm maybe kanye can ride it? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2261/2119183410_7544f874b9.jpg

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  • ryan

    Already been done years ago. bmx wins.

  • for 100k you should at least get a cinelli supercorsa or something, not gold-plated 4130.

  • ….because they can! And I thought I was breaking the rules by building a fixie on a carbon frame from the 90s instead of a steel lugged beast from the 80s. But this takes it. ;-)

  • Damn! Now that’s what I call a fixed gear bike. It even has a Brooks saddle. Those things might as well be made of solid gooooooold!

  • walter

    LOL. What an irony. The FAMs got a taste of their own medicine.

  • There goes Damien Hirst jumping on something else again, this fucking sucks.

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  • On Your Left

    thing is.. this shite is fake. Its Fuji Obey track bike stock, and powder coated.

    The frame and components are all lower end as far as craftsmanship (look at the ugly welds on the rear seat stays) and costs. The hubs are some of the cheapest you can find (Dimension branded). Even the Brooks saddle is the cheapest available.

    Don’t believe the hype.

  • Iwang

    NICE BIKE , Best of Best !!!

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  • gripmotoriker

    what about chain and bearings? that’s poor…





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Kutcorners for OURO Collective

OURO Collective – photo by Teppei Tanabe

 

This week Vancouver-based dance collective OURO is debuting their first full-length show “Tangent” at the Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th), and we are proud to be a media partner for the event. If you’re looking for some creative inspiration come check this out, we’ll be at both shows! Tickets are going quick, so if you’re interested get tickets HERE!

Yesterday we shared a clip of OURO’s rehearsal footage (watch here) and today we have an interview with Kutcorners, who created three original tracks for “Tangent”. The New Zealand-born, Vancouver-based producer is one half of LIVE EVIL, the guys that made all those amazing live mixes we featured over the years (watch one here). You can stream or download the music Kutcorners created for OURO on Spotify, iTunes, and Bandcamp.

 

Vancouver producer, Kutcorners – photo by Hana Pesut

 

Jeff Hamada: How would you describe the music you make?

Kutcorners: This is always a hard question, because I actually like to make many different types of music. But ultimately things under “Kutcorners” usually are a derivative of R&B music, old or new, with a twist.

I sometimes say I make “pop” music, but my music isn’t really that popular in the traditional sense. More like “pop art” really.

Jeff Hamada: I like the idea that it’s pop art. Who are some of the artists influencing you right now?

Kutcorners: Mura Masa, Toro Y Moi or Les Sins, Caribou, Dj Dahi, Knxwledge, Pomo, Kaytranada, U-Tern (Oliver), Nosaj Thing, Prince and MJ will inspire me forever.

 

If you don’t have Spotify you can listen to the tracks here.

 

Jeff Hamada: Had you ever collaborated with dancers prior to this project with OURO?

Kutcorners: No, this is the first time and I hope to do more of it.

Jeff Hamada: That would be cool to see an on-going thing. How would you describe the work that they’re creating?

Kutcorners: I would describe it as a melange of disciplines coming together to form a modern take on traditional dance performance. It’s very refreshing and inspiring work.

Jeff Hamada: Can you talk a little bit about the experience of watching their rehearsals and then turning that into sounds?

Kutcorners: Well, we talked a lot about sounds they like when they rehearse, which gave me inspiration to draw from idea I had started already, and also on some new arrangements.

Getting people to describe sounds they like can be quite hard, because people hear sounds and articulate them differently from person to person. It’s fun to hear how we all describe the sounds we like and how they affect movement.

 

 

Jeff Hamada: Did this experience offer any sort of new perspective on your work?

Kutcorners: Yeah, it showed me that I make movements in music too quick! It’s more effective to use little sounds and build things slowly rather than to cram everything in to a 3-minute song.

Dance is very much related to how music works and why it’s made. In retrospect, I would have benefitted from dancing more in my life. It really helps connect you to the physical side of music, which is so important when creating it.

Jeff Hamada: What things are you working on now?

Kutcorners: I’m working on making more original music for my own releases, which I plan to put out on record and online. Working with singers too, to help bring these instrumentals to life.

 

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OURO Collective Website

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While encouraging positivity, possibility and a safe space for people to come together, The 14th Factory is exactly that — a call to action that doesn’t shy away from provoking a response (or at least an Instagram photo). One installation is an exact replica of the iconic room from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while another is filled with 300 pitchforks hanging from the ceiling above the guests!

Check out more images from the project below or on display at 440 N. Ave 19 Los Angeles, California until May 31.

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