President Obama Gives His Thoughts on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

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On the eve of his trip to the Middle East, President Obama took time out to sit with Brian Williams for Inside the Obama White House, an NBC exclusive. With all the important issues affecting our nation, these two men sat down to discuss Conan O’Brien’s promotion to The Tonight Show. We’re not complaining but I’m sure there’s someone out there who is.

Watch the clip after the jump.

Raumati Beach House by Herriot + Melhuish Architecture

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Located in Raumati, New Zealand, this beach house is discreetly folded between neighbors, giving way to complete privacy. The house features a few rooms, but rest assured they’re large in size. All year living is a logical reality in this case, as getting cozy in front of the open fire is definitely a feasible option.

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Davek New York Umbrellas

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As we enter the summer, we think it’s only right you go in prepared for those spontaneous showers that we’ve grown accustomed to in years past. Davek New York may be able to help in the matter as they craft some of the finest umbrellas known to man. Each Davek umbrella is carefully created using as many as 96 painstaking steps and over 12 points of inspection.

The Jersey Shawl Cardigan by J.Crew

J.Crew's Jersey Shawl Cardigan is a lightweight cotton version of the collegiate favorite shawl-collar cardigan, making it an ideal choice for those cool summer nights. The button-front closure and patch pockets mend well with the heather dove finish. Buy It: $79.50 at...

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Frank 151 Erotica Issue

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Available over at Standard is Frank 151‘s latest chapter, this one dubbed the Erotica issue for good reason. The sexually charged issue brings light to some well-crafted photography. Before you start hitting the jump, know that it’s not suitable for anyone under 18 and nor is it suitable for work. We’re sure that’s never stopped you before. Godspeed.

See some shots from the issue after the jump.

E3: Video of Sony’s New PlayStation Motion Controller

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Gizmodo has gotten their hands on the full keynote presentation of Sony’s new Motion Controller which was unveiled earlier at E3. It’s like the Wiimote but more simple and elegant. It uses a technique similar to Hollywood-style motion capture, with the PS Eye camera tracking a purple ball on the stick. There can be two sticks, which also have a trigger for first person shooters.

The only thing that upsets about this new toy is that it will be releasing the Spring of 2010.

Watch the video after the jump

Ad Campaign: Louis Vuitton Core Values 2009

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Photographer Annie Leibovitz got behind the lens for Louis Vuitton’s 2009 Core Values (via ilvoelv), an ad campaign with the message, “Some journeys change mankind forever”. Louis Vuitton Core Values ad campaign celebrates the greatest journey of all, the latest commemorating the 40th anniversary of man’s conquest of the Moon.

Buzz Aldrin, Jim Loveli, and Sally Ride are featured in the campaign, bringing light to three exceptional figures whose own remarkable personal journeys have taken them into space. Buzz Aldrin was part of Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong, and became the second man to step foot on the moon. Sally Ride is the first woman in space and Jim Loveli was a commander in Apollo 13.