Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Craig Wetherby x The Hundreds New York

In anticipation of the upcoming opening of The Hundreds New York, the West Coast brand unveils photos that will be incorporated into some special tees to help launch the new retail front. Bringing in famed photographer Craig Wetherby, two photographs feature some icons of New York including a 1996 black and white shot of the Brooklyn bridge and an aerial view of the World Trade Center, one day before 9/11. The Hundreds New York is slated for an opening at 96 Grand Street, New York.

Nike SB 2010 Fall Dunk Low

Nike SB gears up for the 2010 Fall season with the SB Dunk Low in a Black/Orange colorway. Subtle, but still making a statement, the sneaker features bright orange piping and laces against a black leather base with a white/black sole. The most distinct feature of the shoe would have to be the large signature tongue. Cant wait to get your hands on a pair? Available now at Limited Edt Queensway.

The Morumbi Residence by Drucker Arquitetura

Drucker Arquitetura have designed the Morumbi Residence in São Paulo, Brazil.

Installed on top of the hill Morumbi among the many remaining trees of the court of the Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano, the house spreads like a bar code for the city’s landscape. The house is a research idea of balcony space as fluid and its abstract expression as a mechanism to filter and shade.The house invites contemplation of the landscape, with balconies, large windows, frameworks that cut the sight of the Marginal Pinheiros avenue and Octavio Frias Bridge, but without compromising the cozy ambiance, while the domestic scale is relatively high (the house has 1.000m ²). The pattern of circulation forces the occupants to come out to wooden decks. The large glass frames emphasize the continuity between the interior and exterior.

Nas featuring Lauryn Hill – If I Ruled The World @ Rock The Bells (Video)

It’s been 10 years in the making since Nas and Lauryn Hill performed together their all-time classic, “If I Ruled The World.” Just yesterday during Rock The Bells festivities in DC, the two managed to erupt the crowd during a surprise performance. Please pardon the video quality, but we had to embrace the magnitude of this stunning performance.

Kanye West featuring Raekwon & Justin Bieber – Runaway Love (Remix) (Tagless)

For completeness’ sake here is the tagless version of one of the most unusual musical pairings in a while. Enjoy!Kanye West featuring Raekwon & Justin Bieber - Runaway Love (Remix) (Tagless) by Hypetrak

Daisy Balloon Workshop At Sunday Issue Lounge

Sunday Issue, an art lounge, is now holding what has to be described as an “only in Tokyo event,” a balloon workshop conducted by Hosokai aka Daisy Balloon. Her work is new to me but from my quick search, she has been highlighted quite a bit on various art and fashion websites over the past few years. Apparently she wins every balloon contest in all the land. I’m not sure what the competition is but cheez, it’s easy to see how she pops all their bubbles (haha), oh wait…or maybe floats high above the competition.

Asics Gel Lyte III “The Cove”

We take a closer look at Ronnie Fieg’s latest collaboration with Asics. “The Cove” is a turquoise/blue version of the popular Gel Lyte 3, bringing back the summer with its refreshing looks. The sneaker will be released on September 3rd at DavidZ, with only 225 pairs being available overall.


Nice working concept. It seems like a lot of people have these half bicycle half motorcycle concept but depending on the top speed we’re not sure how safe we would feel on this bike. Designed by Daniel Yorba.


Tired of G-Shocks yet? Swatch is releasing a new model, basically super-sizing their original classic which will first be available at Colette this September. $65.


Made with Aviator sunglasses…

Monday, August 30, 2010

Drake – I’m Ready For You (Tagless/Original Version)

The confusion over Drake’s reference record “I’m Ready For You” does not seem to cease. We heard tagged version and another potential original version (alternate?). Now comes another tagless audio which is said to be the real original version. Listen to it below. Either way, one question remains, to whom is this track dedicated? Any guesses?Drake - I'm Ready For You (Tagless/Original Version) by Hypetrak

Nas – Power, Paper & Pussy

Brand new Esco-steez this Sunday, off the upcoming Green Lantern mixtape set to drop tomorrow at 1pm eastern time. The track was produced by Salaam Remi who was also responsible for other Nas hits such as “I Can,” “Thiefs Theme” and “Get Down” just to name a few. Stay tuned for the official mixtape drop!Brand new Esco-steez this Sunday, off the upcoming Green Lantern mixtape set to drop tomorrow at 1pm eastern time. The track was produced by Salaam Remi who was also responsible for other Nas hits such as “I Can,” “Thiefs Theme” and “Get Down” just to name a few. Stay tuned for the official mixtape drop!
Nas - Power, Paper & Pussy by Hypetrak


"Back to School" / The Hundreds Fall 2010 from Danny Lee on Vimeo.

Yves Saint Laurent Sheepskin Collar Jacket

We feel like idiots for even saying this, but the whole classic fighter pilot look is very hawt this season. Take this YSL Sheepskin collar jacket for instance, Without the sheepskin collar (which is detachable) it’s a pretty ordinary bomber, the collar helps it stand apart. And when something costs £1,195, standing apart is the least it can do.

In Depth Look At The Zenvo ST1

The ST1 is powered by a turbocharged and supercharged (yes you can do both, crazy Danes) 7.0-liter V8 that delivers 1,104 hp and 1055 lbs ft. of torque. It’s not yet clear who sourced the engine or if this an original build, but regardless of origin, Zenvo believes its blown engine will propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in about three seconds and a top out at 233 mph.

The first consumer-ready car could be available as soon as 2009, with production totaling about 15 cars. No word yet on pricing, but be prepared to call the banker before purchasing. Now all we have to do is keep the world economy together long enough for us to get our hands on one.

Houseboat on the Eilbekkanal by Rost Niderehe Architects

Rost Niderehe Architects have designed a houseboat on the Eilbekkanal in Hamburg, Germany.

he formal architectural language should be clear and simple. This is reflected both in the floor plans as well as in creation of the individual rooms. Using a single wall that wraps like a spiral from the outside to the inside, the rooms are developed from public use on the outside (kitchen, dining room) to private use on the inside (bedroom, bathroom).
The spaces for public use are located on the upper deck, this being the entrance level; spaces for private use (work, living- and bedrooms) are located on the lower deck.The chosen materials (mainly steel and wood) are influenced by both areas of provenance of the design – naval architecture as well as normal building construction.

Kanye West and Jay-Z To Release An EP Together?

Celebrating G.O.O.D. Friday to the fullest, Kanye West tweeted that he and Jay-Z are planning a 5-track album entitled Watch The Throne. Obviously, details regarding the project are sketchy at the moment, but we will sure keep you posted on its development. This announcement definitely deserves a replay of the “Power”-Remix

Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj – Monster

Here’s a new development after formally announcing his plans on releasing a five-track album with Jay-Z titled, Watch The Throne. No official word if this will land on that project, but it is the 1st release under Kanye’s new “G.O.O.D Music Fridays,” in which he promised to release a song every Friday until Christmas. Check out Mr. West’s new record, “Monster” which also features a star-studded lineup of Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver.
Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj - Monster by Hypetrak

KRS-One featuring RZA – 1-2, Heres What We Gonna Do

After dropping knowledge, the Bronx legend KRS One teams up with Wu Tang’s own RZA for the second look into his collaborative project with Tru Master Meta-Historical. Titled “1,2 Heres What We Gonna Do” both veterans hold are holding their ground on this live track. Meta-Historical is set for a August 31-release.KRS One featuring RZA -1,2 Heres What We Gonna Do by Hypetrak

Gourmet Nove

Utilizing the same material featured within their Diciotto model, Gourmet work up two new colorways in the brand’s Nove for Fall 2010. The shoes take on a furry suede upper, with a heel strap detail, and waxed laces, amongst a mostly clean-cut base. Both tonal selections should be hitting Gourmet retailers soon.

Marking Equipment 2010 Fall Lookbook

Here’s a look into the new lookbook from Marking Equipment for Fall 2010. The photography comes courtesy of Cameron Krone, Genaro Perez (Red) and Yuri Pleskun (Request). The styling comes from Tom Van Dorpe, who arranges the looks nicely, emphasizing the contrast between Marking Equipment’s take on sportswear with hints of contemporary styling.


We showed you guys a picture from last week of Pharrell in the studio with Swizz and Kanye. Check out this clip of Swizz talking about it. Chad was there as well as Mos Def and it was indeed an epic discussion/session!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Stromae featuring Kanye West & Gilbere Forte’ – Alors On Danse (Remix)

After Stromae’s hypnotic tune “Alors On Danse” conquered European dancefloors for the past few months, it was time for Kanye to add his vocals over the hypnotic beat. G.O.O.D. Friday anyone?
Stromae featuring Kanye West & Gilbere Forte' - Alors On Danse by Hypetrak