Friday, April 30, 2010

Queen Latifah, Common & PS22 Chorus "CHAMPION"

Queen Latifah and Common are known for being "giving" celelbrities, so to see this video doesn't surprise me. Both of the music/ movie stars, who are appearing together in the upcoming movie, Just Right, got together with a bunch of young kids from P.S. 22 at MSR Studios in Manhattan and they sung Queen Latifah's song "Champion." It's great to see Common and Queen Latifah taking time out of their hectic schedules to spend time with the children. Check out this amazing performance below!

Bone Art by Francois Robert: Stop the Violence

This incredible Bone Art by Francois Robert displays the iconography of both weapons and religion, the tools used in war and the common themes that divide the enemies. Robert’s collection of bone art, titled “Stop the Violence”, uses human bones to recreate guns, grenades, knives and tanks as well as the symbols of the major Western religions. The images are stunning, white bone on a black background with striking detail. Ribs, hands, shoulder blades and vertebrae are aligned to create visuals that are unmistakeably familiar. Francois Robert’s art is at once beautiful and horrifying, a telling collection of art.

BIG SEAN feat. DRAKE "Made"

I was waiting for these two to get in the studio and make some fire. They finally laid some ill music down and I can't say I didn't expect this because Big Sean is Kanye's artist and Drake is always working with Mr. West. These are two artist that are unbelievably crazy with the bars and swag. I'm really feeling this new joint and the beat is dope too. It's not a radio record but definitely Ipod worthy. Take a listen and leave comments.

Big Sean Feat DRAKE Made

Plastic Lamps from d-VISION at Salone del Mobile

The Poly Lamp (white lamp)
The inspiration for the Poly lamps was the randomly ’sculptured’ polyethylene leftovers which are created on a daily basis, a mass amount of plastic is spilled on the factory floor after each batch work.

A semi craft and semi industrial process served to reverse-engineer those ‘creations’. Using polyethylene from an industrial extruder and hand worked craftsmanship, creates a unique shape and textures to each piece of the Poly lamp series.

Materials: Polyethylene, metal frame
Technique: Extrusion combined with hand made technique.

The Organic Plastic Lamp (red lamp)
The light fixture is composed of polypropylene beads which are shaped by using a unique technique of external heating. Heating the different areas creates unique forms that illustrate the process of consolidation and reflect real biological processes. This manufactuing process generates a series of light fixtures which appearance is strongly related, but will never be identical, hence emphasizing the difference between an industrial product to an artistic one.

Nike Dunk High “Tiffany” Custom

News hit twitter last week about Part 2 & Part 3 of the Diamond Supply Co. and Nike SB collaboration. Nick Tershay of Diamond Supply made the announcement via his twitter, and he said the releases will drop in 2011.

Here we have a look at a custom pair of Tiffany Diamond Dunk Hi’s that were spotted at NSB. Rumors are floating around that one of the Diamond Supply kicks for next year is a Dunk High. We don’t think Diamond Supply would actually make a high top version of the Tiffany Dunk, but what if they did? Let us know what you think about these custom Tiffany Dunk Hi’s, and if you think it would be a good idea for Diamond Supply to release a high top version of the Tiffany Dunk.

Ice Cream Summer 2010 Collection – New Releases

This weekend new product from the Ice Cream Summer 2010 Collection will be released. Just to make sure that there is no confusion, the new items are all coming with an ice cream graphic. Included are t-shirts, shorts, polos, as well as mesh caps and key rings. Also the brand will release the “Cones & Bones” cushion

Vans Vault Native American Binding LX

Vans Vault drops two new colorways in its Native American Binding LX, one of the brand’s more minimal silhouettes of the season. Both a navy blue and grey are offered, each done up in premium suede with just enough leather detailing. For those interested, they are now available via Bows & Arrows.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

13th Witness X Wale – “A Day In Life” | Video

After bringing us a look into John Mayer’s life on the road, on stage and off, 13th Witness is on to his next music project, working with DC artist Wale, who crooned about Pretty Girls and rapped us his views on 90210. As presented by Belvedere Vodka, 13th Witness documented the life of Wale on the road as well, performing for his fans and spoke to the artist about his life, his music and his fans. Turns out, the rapper is quite a big fan of social media and would plan his acts on stage according to his fans’ feedback on Twitter. The video also literally follows Wale running a mile to perform with his fans, with 13th Witness following him on foot, capturing the amazing energy Wale has and what he brings to his audience. Enjoy!

Eminem – Not Afraid (Produced by Boi-1da)

Eminem is officially back with the release of “Not Afraid” – the first official taste of his upcoming seventh album Recovery. The track features Eminem reflecting on his rehabilitation from drug addiction and “facing his demons” in a typically forthright way. Recovery is due out June 22nd. Enjoy.
Eminem - Not Afraid (Produced by Boi-1da)byHypetrak

Lady Dior

Vacation on Maldives

Maldive Islands, officially Republic of Maldives, is an island country in the Indian Oceanformed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls stretching in a north-south direction off India’sLakshadweep islands, between Minicoy Island and Chagos Archipelago. It stands in theLaccadive Sea, about seven hundred kilometres (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka.


Here are some pictures from Game’s “It Must Be Me” video shoot

The Desert Wing House by Brent Kendle

Programmatically the home is split into two zones, one a 4300 sf. residence for the owners, a couple requiring a very low maintenance lifestyle, and another zone for their extensive family and friends who visit the Arizona sunshine often.

While much of the surrounding homes echo themes from distant European cultures of centuries past this home speaks to its specific place in the Sonoran Desert. Forms derived not by the constraints of style but by programmatic and climatic forces shape this home. Solid walls of earth and concrete block out the harsh desert sun as well as views of surrounding structures. An almost invisible line of glass, shaded by deep overhangs, breaks down the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, focusing on near and distant views of nature as well as the wonder of city lights in the distant valley. Planar roof forms are folded to catch rain water and disperse it to surrounding vegetation

Materials are chosen not just for their inherent beauty and low maintenance but for their indigenous qualities as well. Copper, mined in the Arizona desert, clad bold roof forms which appear to float above indoor and outdoor living spaces. Rammed Earth walls made of soil excavated from the site rise up from the desert floor echoing the forms of the surrounding mountain range. The result is a home that is truly in harmony with it’s site and is expressive of it’s unique place in the world.

JAY-Z "Maybach Music 2" (Lost Verse)

It looks like Jay-Z dropped a verse on Rick Ross' "Maybach Music 2." He was on the first "Maybach Music" that Rick Ross did, so it's only right that he gets on the second one. Luckily for the other artists on this track, Hov wasn't on the single, as he definitely put everyone to shame. Listen for the dis to Ricky's 57s Maybach (although Jay claims it isn't a shot).

Maybach Music 2 The Lost Verse

Michael Jordan’s Private Jet

Here are some spy-shots of Michael’s private jet, colored up in a Tar Heels-inspired white and Carolina blue. The aircraft is noted with a N236MJ – 23 for his jersey number, 6 for his championships – and a Jumpman logo on the rear fin. What goes on inside Jordan’s private jet at 30,000 feet is anyone’s guess, but what we do know from a look at the outside is that Jordan travels in mid-air with style, both on and off the court.

Music – Drake “Find Your Love” Produced by Kanye West

Ya boy Drizzy Drake has some new heat with the help of his homie Kanye West. Drake most defiantly is showing off his singing chops in this one, sounds like 112 from Badboy back in the day. Either way Drake comes off on this one.

I think this is going to be the hot summer joint, and sure to get the ladies open. Kanye as usual shows his producing genius in the prodution of this new sound. Drake and Kanye together will always make dope music together, they are the new hit makers. Check out this new Drake record, tell us what you think.

Drake Find Your Love Produced By Kanye West

Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beamin (Directed by Illusive Media)

Lupe Fiasco unveils the official video of his new single “I’m Beamin’”. Helmed by directive collective Illusive Media the uplifting visual features young extras that assist the Chicago rapper in getting the message across. Be on the lookout this week as Lupe’s upcoming album Lasers will receive an official release date.
Please listen to the lyrics and Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Era – The Five Boroughs Caps

The five boroughs of New York City are Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens and New Era have made a special custom cap pack that puts focus onto the boroughs. Made in rather minimalistic way with white 3D embroidery that feature the name of the borough across the front two panels in white. Body of the cap is kept simple in black to best bring out the white embroidery on the front. The trademark NE logo on the left side of the cap is also matched by white embroidery as well.

Supra – Nylon Pack

The TK Society, Thunder and Thunder Lo make up the latest Nylon Pack from Supra. Regardless to say that the main material that is used in this pack is nylon, and in a very timeless and cool black. Unique two tone rip-stop nylon material cover the upper giving out a sheen as well. Sitting atop crisp white midsole and bright green high light colors on the twin stripes on the midsole and also on the outsole. Supra heel tag is also given the green/white treatment and inner lining is also matched up in green material. These are already available at Factory 413.

NIke Blazer ND Colorways

Much like the ever-so-popular Air Force 1, the Nike Blazer continues to take on a slew of different styles, colorways and texture makeups. Recently, we have came across a pinstripe Blazer AC Low, two Blazer ACG Mids and two vintage Blazer Hi colorways. In addition, Nike has just unleashed two Blazer NDs at select retailers including Proper.

One pair owns a mostly turbo green upper that features a grid-like attribute. This eye-catching color scheme is accompanied by a clean, white vulcanized sole and navy blue laces and tongue branding. The remaining Blazer ND, created exclusively for the women, possesses the same pattern; yet, it owns a mainly pink upper with minimal grey hints. As stated earlier, both are now available at Proper.

Drake Announces He Handed In His Album

Drake's currently on his "Away From Home" tour, and while at the University of Missouri in Kansas City he told the crowd that he finished the album and handed it in. There's alot of hype surrounding Drake and his debut album, Thank Me Later, and he's one of the most anticipated artist this year. Hopefully it lives up to the hype and the music is amazing. We'll have to wait until June 15th to find out.

Marcel Wanders Tulip Chair

I think this chair is absolutely magnificent.

Marcel Wanders’ Tulip Chair was the famed designers entry at the Salone. Developed for the Italian firm Cappellini.

L.A.M.B. ‘Dominica’ Sandals

The metal heel and the choice of brown makes these sandals perfectly appropriate for the urban safari/ army surplus looks that are filtering though fashion lately. The Dominica sandals by LAMB via Dj premium.A closer look on the next page .