Bean Shipper subscription box
Coffee connoisseurs, and soon-to-be coffee addicts alike, here’s the key to take your relationship with caffeine to a whole new level. You’ve visited all the cafes around town, and savoured their various blends and cold drips, it’s high time to take matters into your own hands, and start making your own coffee.
Bean Shipper has all that you could ever need to take things up a notch. Primarily a monthly subscription box featuring roasted coffee beans by Blaq Coffee, it also features local coffee roasters, such as Cloud Catcher, Brew&Bread, Bean Reserve and Collective, as well as those from Central America, South America, Africa and the Pacific region. Also available are essential brew equipment to get you started.
Ed Sheeran’s concert tickets going on sale
Cursor at the ready, folks, because tickets for the Ed Sheeran concert in Malaysia on 14 November will go on sale next Monday, 15 May at 10AM. His Singapore concert on 11 November has already sold out, (a second date has been added to his schedule but it’s going pretty fast too), so you might want to be at your computer by 9:59AM the latest next Monday, lest you lose out on your second chance to see the crooning singer/songwriter live; his first concert was two years ago over at KL Convention Centre – also a sold out gig. Tickets range from RM198 to RM458, excluding booking fee and GST, and they will be available here.
HTC U Ultra Sapphire
The rumour mill has been grinding out hearsays of sapphire-clad iPhones for some time, but as of now, they are yet to arrive. Instead, HTC has rolled out its own version to the masses. No longer reserved for high-priced watches, the durable, scratch-resistant and expensive sapphire crystal is now tasked with protecting the brilliant display of a smartphone underneath. HTC promises it to be tougher than the widely used Gorilla Glass 5 and it’s vindicated by Mohs’ scale test results. But a word of caution, in a highly unlikely event where the sapphire can no longer stand the stress, it shatters.
War Machine trailer
Brad Pitt post-Brangelina is getting on quite well, if we dare say so. Besides his much talked about interview with America’s GQ Style, complemented with an expansive shoot by Ryan McGinley at the many National Parks around the States, the Hollywood star returns on 26 May with the satirical comedy film War Machine. Pitt’s full blonde General Glen McMahon character is assigned to Afghanistan to oversee the end of the war, only to find himself under attack. The Netflix film also stars Ben Kingsley, Tilda Swinton and Topher Grace.
dOGUMENTA art exhibition
An art exhibition for dogs? Sure, why not? We’ve seen stranger things happened around the world lately. Happening from 11 to 13 August at Brookfield Place New York, dOGUMENTA is America’s first art exhibition for dogs. Brought together by NYC-based art critic and reporter Jessica Dawson and her adopted Maltese Yorkshire terrier Rocky, the exhibition will feature artworks meant to intrigue and engage the furry sorts, including 10 new commissioned artworks by established and emerging artists in New York City. These art pieces will be arranged to the canine’s eye level for optimal experience and perception for the four-legged friends, in hopes that they will learn much from the colour, sound, scent and touch around them, and in return, teach us a thing or two about art from their point of view.