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Roundup December, 9 2011

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01. Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay (Pictured)

“Product designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay launched their studio Raw Edges in 2007. After having studied together at London’s Royal College of Art and working collaboratively on a design project in China, Yael and Shay knew it was about time to start their own thing. The Israeli couple have a very unique approach on design –utilitarian but at the same time playful and outstandingly creative. When you look at the duo’s exceptional furniture, you can tell how much imagination and ingenious talent emerges from the fusion of Yael and Shay’s minds.” (Freunde Von Freunden)

02. Combat Jack on Loon, Pt. 1

(Note from us: This isn’t new, but it’s still very interesting). “It’s not supposed to be like this, you know. As I’m watching the Al Jazeera clips this weekend with Amir Junaid Muhadith wax poetic, beard, kufi and robes in place, I’m thinking how much of an actual superstar he really is, is supposed to be. Chauncey Hawkins that is, the man I know as Loon. Out of almost everyone I represented in the music industry, Loon was probably the most natural, the most likely to succeed, as they say. The only thing making sense is that he is actually on national television. Not that converting to Islam is anything out of the ordinary for rap artists. Just the whole thing playing out like a scene from a bad movie. Then I start playing the movie back from the beginning.” (Daily Mathematics)

03. The artist now known as Prince remembers glyph fondly

“Prince is set to bring his royal badness to Canada this week for this most in-depth tour of Canada since 2002.

The Welcome 2 Canada trek, a continuation of a North American tour which began nearly one year ago, finds the seven-time Grammy Award winner at his peak in terms of performance. His concerts regularly run close to three hours, with no shortage of notable moments from his band, the New Power Generation.” (Vancouver Sun)

04. UFC 140: Jones vs Machida

“”UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” is an upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship event, scheduled to be held Dec. 10, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main event is the light heavyweight championship match between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida.” (ESPN)

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