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Nintendo celebrates 25 years of Super Mario Bros.

Twenty-five years ago today, Nintendo’s original Super Mario Bros. video game made its debut in Japan and changed the world of video games forever. Since then, Mario has become one of the most renowned and beloved video game characters around the globe. So big fans of Nintendo (Max Dana didn’t miss the day) and of the plumber in red, check Nintendo’s website to learn more about Super Mario Bros. games. Check back the site in weeks ahead, ...


Grandmaster Flash, Seen, Jordans… The good old days!

Max Dana is a committed artist and when it comes to her sources of inspiration, they are multiples and very different. But everything started with graffiti in the Eighties. If you are a regular of Max’s Blog then you already know about that important point (she also mentions graffiti in her bio) but you will learn more in her last blog post. We know her very well and we did learn a lot about her, so we guess you may learn a thing or two too. Her ...


Ante Up For Africa: help raise $10,000 before July 5!

Ante Up For Africa is a non-profit organization founded by Don Cheadle, Annie Duke and Norman Epstein dedicated to raising money and awareness for Africans in need. The 2010 Ante Up For Africa Celebrity-Charity Poker Tournamenton Saturday, July 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas offers a special opportunity as the only event of its kind where the general public can participate. About the event (read more): Ante Up For Africa, a ...


Change the Equation for Congo: Intel, Nintendo, RIM…

In April, we published an article about the new campaign launched by Enough Project: Change the Equation for Congo: Just 5 minutes for 5 days. Many Sama Readerscommented about it and took action by sending an email to their Representative; a few days later, we mentioned the campaign again in: Friday Digest: Congo campaign/Zimbabwe/Sudan/iPad… We support this campaign on the Sama Gazette because we think it’s important we buy conflict-free cell ...


PIXEL winebar in Brussels: pixels and wine

The PIXEL winebar opened in 2009 in Brussels, Belgium. As soon as we saw the photos on the website, we ‘geekly’ said: ‘This place is cool!’. You know, pixels remember us (by us I mean mostly me and Max Dana) our favorites video games from the NES. And wine, because we are proud members of the Sama Epicurean Fraternal Society and we appreciate drinking good wine -with moderation. We didn’t go there yet but our friends at ...


Segway with a saddle: Taurus Concept by Erik Lanuza

The Sun has come, time to post about unicycles and look alike! In February we posted about Skoota electric scooter by Stuart Emmerson but the ‘Unicycle Series of Posts’ started with eniCycle: electric unicycle for lazy circus clowns in August 2009; in September, we introduced you to the YikeBike: YikeBike: high wheel bicycle of the 21st century, and in October, it was about the Honda U3-X: Honda U3-X: motorised unicycle from Japan. ...


Neverend Clocks by Dan Funderburgh at Furni

Our Twitter friends @coolhunting published an article on their website about Kitsune Noir, Dan Funderbergh and Furni‘s subversively modern take on the cuckoo clock. We also read the news on Kitsune Noir’s blog and when we saw the retro/classic Bavarian cuckoo clock style of the Neverend Clocks, we thought: ‘It would be perfect to hang on the walls of the Sama Gazette!’ Here are the details about the Neverend Clocks: – ...


Bell & Ross Watch for Peugeot SR1 Car

A quick news about a wrist watch that may interest many of our Sama Readers: Bell & Ross dashboard and wrist watch for Peugeot SR1 car. Bell & Ross will launch this month at the Geneva Motor Show, a dashboard and a wrist watch for the Peugeot concept car. The idea sounds great: ‘ The watch and its band fit neatly into the dashboard to become a temporary on-board timepiece. Easily removable, the instrument immediately turns back into a ...


Skoota electric scooter by Stuart Emmerson

Last year we published several posts about unicycles. At that time, we wished we could all use one to go to work until we realized the cold and snowy weather would not let us do so. In August, we started the ‘Unicycle Series of Posts’ with the eniCycle: eniCycle: electric unicycle for lazy circus clowns; in September, we followed with the YikeBike: YikeBike: high wheel bicycle of the 21st century, and in October, we introduced you to the Honda ...


iVictrola, iPhone Phonograph by Matt Richmond

We were browsing the Internet (not that our daily job exclusively constists in browsing the Internet but we actually spend a lot of time browsing the Internet…), and the iVictrola – iPhone Phonograph caught our attention for many reasons. The first one is because the design looks a lot like one of the Sama sculpture produced last year by Max Dana. The second reason is because the ‘concept’ is close to one Max is currently working ...






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