How The "Star Wars" Lightsaber Was Designed

How do you design a futuristic laser sword? Take a stick, rotoscope it, and then let a sound design genius work his magic.

In all of the annals of film and science fiction, you’d be hard pressed to find an object as singularly identifiable as the Star Wars‘ lightsaber. Even if you don’t like science fiction, you can probably tell a lightsaber sight unseen, just by the distinctive whooshing sound it makes. That’s an impressive feat for a prop that, originally, was nothing more than a rotoscoped stick. It’s a journey that has been documented in this great 15-minute film that details the secret design history of the lightsaber.

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TRIWA Sort of Black Gold Chrono

Stockholm-based accessories brand TRIWA teams up with Copenhagen’s Rasmus Storm on the Sort of Black Gold. Proclaiming gold to be the new black, the Sort of Black Gold comes in two versions: SoB Gold and SoB Gold Chrono. Both watches come in a package with interchangeable bands, making use of a gold mesh band or black leather band from Swedish organic tannery Tärnsjö. Because of the monochrome gold, the timepiece highlights variations in textures and depth, while the matt black detailing on the hands provides contrast.

The collaboration is now availabe at select stores including colette, Storm and triwa.com.

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New Michael Jackson Album ‘XSCAPE’ to Release on May 13

Nearly five years after Michael Jackson‘s death in 2009, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid and the Jackson estate have teamed up to curate and release an album titled XSCAPE. With complete access to Jackson’s music archive, Reid enlisted top producing talents like Timbaland, Stargate, Rodney Jerkins, John McClanin and Jerome Harmon to give these tracks a second life. Both the standard and Deluxe Editions are now available for preorder on iTunes.

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