Competition

Pop Culture Reinterpretations of Le Corbusier's Famous Nude Photo

You know you’re a design legend when almost 50 years after your death, a really clever website hosts a collage competition in honor of an infamous nude photo of you defacing the pristine white villa of your friend and neighbor, Eileen Gray.

Born Charles-Édouard Jeannere-Gris in Switzerland, Le Corbusier is without question the greatest architect and design thinker of the last century. Summing up the supreme responsibility he felt as a designer, he famously said “You employ stone, wood, and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces: that is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good. I am happy and I say: ‘This is beautiful.’ That is Architecture.”

Upon his death in 1965 — he drowned in the Mediterranean just off shore of his tiny summer cabin — Lyndon B. Johnson, then President of the United States, said: “His influence was universal and his works are invested with a permanent quality possessed by those of very few artists in our history”. The Soviet Union added, “Modern architecture has lost its greatest master.”

A comment on his puckish genius, Corbu would have been flattered by the remembrance of two world leaders, but we think he would have loved this homage even more.

A celebration of the great man’s naughty side, click through to check out the best and the worst of the first ever Cor(nudie)r Collage Competition. We can’t decide which we love more, the provocative entries or the judges’ award categories. We were so inspired, we couldn’t help but add a few accolades of our own. … Read More

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Backyard-Hero Interview: KanJam Connoisseur Taylor Filasky

When it comes to sports, we prefer to play hard and keep things a little more interesting. That’s why we’ve joined mike’s hard lemonade® to put athletes of all stripes on the pedestals they deserve. Our Backyard Hero video interview series introduces some of the most dedicated players of the endless variety of games out there, in honor of the mike’s® HARD SPORTS video contest — which offers a chance to win personal glory and up to $10,000, among other prizes. This installment features Taylor Filasky, KanJam aficionado and member of the Modern Gypsies, the current leading team on ABC’s Expedition Impossible. Find out about his greatest personal sports feat, discover the game he helped invent on the beaches of San Diego, and learn how you too can be a modern gypsy. … Read More

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Backyard-Hero Interview: Dodgeball Queen Mandy Gabriel

When it comes to sports, we prefer to play hard and keep things a little more interesting. That’s why we’ve joined mike’s hard lemonade® to put athletes of all stripes on the pedestals they deserve. Our Backyard Hero video interview series introduces some of the most dedicated players of the endless variety of games out there, in honor of the mike’s® HARD SPORTS video contest — which offers a chance to win personal glory and up to $10,000, among other prizes. Our second interview features dodgeball queen Mandy Gabriel, who tells us what it means to take a hit — and shares her thoughts on the game’s less-than-serious portrayal in popular culture. … Read More

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Backyard-Hero Interview: Broomball Champ Christopher Diercksen

When it comes to sports, we prefer to play hard and keep things a little more interesting. That’s why we’ve joined mike’s hard lemonade® to put athletes of all stripes on the pedestals they deserve. Our Backyard Hero video interview series introduces some of the most dedicated players of the endless variety of games out there, in honor of the mike’s® HARD SPORTS video contest — which offers a chance to win personal glory and up to $10,000, among other prizes. Our first interview features broomball champ Christopher Diercksen, who shares his insight on what it takes to make it on the field — and explains what broomball actually is. … Read More

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Watch Amazing Sports Feats and Submit Yours for a Chance at $10K

Summer isn’t showing any signs of cooling down, so we’re left with two options: hide away anywhere we can find good A/C, or get out there and play hard. This year, we’ve been more inspired to go with the latter, thanks to mike’s hard lemonade® and their mike’s® HARD SPORTS competition. To celebrate the backyard heroes and dedicated practitioners of all the games people play — from frisbee golf to badminton to wiffle ball — mike’s is giving away $10,000 to the person with the best video submission displaying their unique skills. There are plenty of other prizes up for grabs too, including sporting gear and a chance to appear in a mike’s hard lemonade® ad.

To give you some of that extra inspiration to upload a video of your own, we scoured the web for some of the most amazing left-of-center sporting feats we could find. Check out the clips after the jump, which include everyone from high-stepping hacky-sack pros to the King of Cornhole. … Read More

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Win Tickets to an Exclusive Show at the Thompson Hotel

We’ve teamed up with Thompson Hotels to present an exclusive private show with Chiddy Bang in NYC on August 9 — and we want you to be there. That’s why we’re giving away 70 tickets to readers who enter by submitting a photo of what makes the Thompson locales so great. Just submit a picture of what you think best represents the essence of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, or Toronto by emailing it to thompson@flavorpill.com along with a brief caption. We’ll post them up to Thompson’s Facebook page, where the most-liked entries will win tix to the show with our new favorite hip-hop duo. Better yet: one grand-prize winner will receive a penthouse suite for two nights at a Thompson Hotel of their choice. Pair that with your tickets and you’re looking at one heck of a party. Check out some of the current entries for inspiration, and then submit your own. Also be sure to check out our exclusive interactive video interview with Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege himself. … Read More

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Daily Dose Pick: CoolClimate Art Contest

Operating on the theory that artists can succeed where politicians and charities have failed, the CoolClimate Art Contest challenged creatives from around the world to pool their talent to help save it.

The dramatic effects of climate change on landscape, wildlife, and weather have been well-documented; alarm bells have been sounded and monies allocated. But in the wake of weak global policies and stagnating economic debates, a passionate group of art supporters decided to go another route, soliciting powerful images that go straight to hearts and minds. The result? Over 1,000 artists from around the globe submitted their climate change-inspired works through deviantART. … Read More

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Daily Dose Pick: Shoot Nations

Shoot Nations provides young, burgeoning photographers from around the world with a platform to display their not-so-naive work through an annual photography competition.

A joint project of interactive-photography org Shoot Experience and children’s charity Plan UK, Shoot Nations showcases a diversity of viewpoints by selecting a different global theme each year — the most recent being “City Living.” The winning photographs are exhibited at a number of galleries, as well as the United Nations in NYC.  In the four years since its inception, the competition has received more than 2,500 entries from 100 countries. … Read More

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Photo Gallery: City Chase 2010

On Saturday, September 25, City Chase returned to NYC, sending hundreds of competitors scrambling throughout the city in a race to complete challenges, throw inhibition out the window, and generally confuse passersby. Billing itself as an “urban adventure series,” City Chase takes place annually in cities across the nation, with the winners from each one moving on to the national finals. Teams of two are tasked with undertaking everything from knife throwing and magic tricks to karaoke and parkour, with a maximum of six hours to finish ten challenges from a list of 40. After taking part last year, we could resist the chance to do it all again. Check out our exclusive photo gallery from this year’s New York leg of the event after the jump. … Read More

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Competition: Open for Mew in New York City

Danish mood-rockers Mew are returning Stateside on tour, and this time they’re helping to raise the profiles of other bands, as well. In each of eight selected US cities, Mew are holding competitions for local musical artists to submit themselves as the opening act for that night’s show. Better yet, submissions for the December 4th New York City show at Webster Hall are being handled exclusively by… Read More

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