Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Norse Projects for colette by Armor Lux

Norse Projects’ latest project sees them align with their French friends at colette and Armor Lux. The package is comprised of six different modified classic Breton items – pea coats, scarves, knit caps and sweaters – curated by Norse Projects for colette, and produced by traditional Breton outfitters Armor Lux. Each piece features a double blue line, which references the two dots of colette’s logo and the partnership between Ccolette and Norse Projects. These products will be available from December 3, 2010 at Norse Projects, colette and Dover Street Market.

Undercover Avakareta Life P-Coat

Undercover is about to release this P-coat, as part of its “Avakareta Life” collection. The coat features carefully stitched detailing on both the face and reverse and will release in both a black and a navy colorway. Primarily created from wool, the coat is satin lined for comfort. The waistband is decorated with a silver zip and matching studs, that along with velcro adjustments ensure the best possible fit. 

KiD CuDi – REVOFEV (Live On Conan)

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Cudder continues the promotional campaign for his sophomore effort M.O.T.M. II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager as he graced the stage during last night’s taping of Conan. Wearing a Prince t-shirt and backed by his live band, CuDi is giving a rocked out live performance that you can enjoy above.

Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch

The Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch seen here draws its inspirations from Ralph Lauren’s antique car, the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe. The watch’s aesthetics combine the luxurious wood finish of the Bugatti with a matte black dial, all of which are reminiscent of the car’s interior. With a neat and easy to read dial, the watch’s timing is top-notch thanks to IWC’s own involvement. The watch will carry a suggested retail price of $13,200 USD.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mr Hudson featuring Kanye West – Anyone But Him

Anyone But Him (feat. Kanye West) - Mr. Hudson from TeamSupreme on Vimeo.

It has been quite a while since Mr Hudson’s excellent Straight No Chaser has first seen the light of the day, but it looks like the longplayer has still some gems in store for us as the official visual for “Anyone But Him” featuring Kanye West emerges. Apparently, the video has been shot a few months ago but has now received the green lights to spread out. Enjoy!

Freemans Sporting Club Super Shacket

Winter sees the return of the shacket, Freemans Sporting Club’s innovative cross between a shirt and jacket. The unlined, single-buttoned piece features and commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the ubiquitous Harris Tweed fabric. The tweed version retails for $600 USD, and is accompanied by a $398 USD Japanese wool variation. Both pieces are available at Freemans Sporting Club locations in New York.
Freemans Sporting Club
327 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014

Bape X-Mas 2010 T-Shirt

A Bathing Ape presents a new XMas 2010 t-shirt, featuring Baby Milo. The tee comes in two colorways and is exclusive to their Japanese online store.

smart Magazine: Supreme 2010 Fall/Winter Collection Lookbook

smart Magazine’s January issue is the latest publication to produce a photographic editorial highlighting the latest apparel from Supreme. Pieces are drawn not only from Supreme’s 2010 fall/winter series, but also from some of their recent collaborations for this season including the Nike X Supreme 94. Shot against a plain white background, the shoot is casual and primarily uses wider shots to display full outfits. Focusing on outerwear, simple layering is used throughout as each look is appropriately designed for warmth.

New York Magazine: George Condo Explains His Five Covers for Kanye West’s Twisted Fantasy

George Condo may not be a household name, but his work has been pushed to the forefront of pop-culture with the release on Kanye’s latest album. Most are familiar with the controversial cover of My Dark Twisted Fantasy, which has been banned by Target, and depicts a representation of Kanye positioned against a nude Phoenix. Condo describes this cover as “challenging” Kanye with imagery. Condo goes on to explain his meetings with Kanye as well as the thought process behind the 5 alternate cover. Excerpts from the piece can be read after the jump.

Generic Surplus Mohawk LTHR

Following suit on their brand’s moxie of creating refined and timeless designs, Generic Surplus re-introduce the Mohawk silhouette in an all leather version. The Mid-top leather sneaker features fringe detailing around the ankle, pull tab for easy wear, canvas lining and canvas padded footbed, and a gum rubber sole rubber role. The distinct sneaker/moccasin hybrid comes in three monotone colourways of Dark Brown, White and Black and are available now through shop.genericsurplus.com.

Lil’ Kim – Black Friday (Nicki Minaj Diss)

In response to the Eminem-assisted “Roman’s Revenge”, Lil’ Kim unleashes some verses dedicated to Nicki Minaj over Pharoahe Monch’s “Simon Says”-instrumental. Even Diddy is mentioned in Kim’s very own “Black Friday”-celebration. Check it out below.

Lil' Kim - Black Friday by Hypetrak

T.I. featuring Pharrell – Amazing

Here’s another look from T.I.’s upcoming seventh studio album, No Mercy which was previously titled “King Uncaged.” This record highlights production from The Neptunes with a vocal feature from Pharrell. Alongside The Neptunes, the project is also set to highlight other notable acts such as Kanye, Eminem, Swizz Beatz, Drake and Kid Cudi to name a few. No Mercy is still slated for a December 7th, 2010 release.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kanye West – Lost In The World (Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade)

Always one to turn in a memorable performance, Kanye West attended this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade presenting “Lost In The World” off his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy-LP. Press play above and enjoy your holidays.

Alexander McQueen Skull Cufflinks

By now most of you should know that Alexander McQueen has made the skull a trademark of his, featured on clothing, footwear, as well as accessories. As part of the Fall/Winter 2010 Collection the brand has released skull cufflinks, coming in black, silver and gold, with all skulls featuring rhinestone eyes. These are now available in the official Alexander McQueen online store.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Openworked Watch

Premium watch designers, Audemars Piguet have just launched its latest model Royal Oak “Openworked”. Featuring movement from a new calibre derived from the 3120, the 3129, the watch is a high-contrast skeletonized model, displaying its inner workings. The complex design is available in either stainless steel or Rose Gold on a brown leather strap. Fans nervous of the shock-resistance should be comforted by the cross-through balance-bridge and its direct drive seconds hand that avoids any jerking. The Royal Oak Openworked should be available soon at a price starting around $30,000.

CONVERSE Opens Specialty Retail Store In SoHo NYC

Flagship concept stores can create that special augmented-reality retail experience, and that is exactly what CONVERSE is aiming for with the opening this Friday of it’s first specialty retail store in Soho.  Having just opened a similarly-purposed temple of CONVERSE on Newbury Street in Boston, CONVERSE is now targeting the retail cherry that is Lower Manhattan, hoping to absorb some recession-proofing coolness.  But not to be overly critical of the concept, the execution is pretty well though out, in part thanks to architect Jennifer Turner, who has done buildouts for Kate Spade, and whose furniture is featured in MoMA.

Billionaire Boys Club X New Era – Fall/Winter 2010 – 59FIFTY Fitted Caps

Billionaire Boys Club have just released three new colorways of their Fall/Winter 2010 collaboration 59FIFTY fitted cap with New Era. The new fitted features the use of an updated BBC logo that slightly changes the angle of the wording while preserving the iconic moon man. The Billionaire Boys Club New Era cap is available in three different colors including Black, Red, and Navy and are available now at select BBC / Ice Cream retailers including Atlanta’s STANDARD.

Stussy – November 2010 | New Releases

For the month of November Stussy looks back at its roots and designed the 80 zip hoodie and 80 stadium jacket that pays tribute to the year 1980, the year Stussy brand was established. Both items are simple and wearable with simple graphics are laid on the chest along with number 80 on key areas. Denim Officer shirts were popular last time it dropped and they have prepared the same shirt using different color plaid material for its accent. Indigo/red and indigo/yellow color combinations are available and it can be worn together with Burly Arch belt. Stussy also prepared a 3 Ring carabiner for those who likes to accessorize. It is also printed with ‘No.80′ graphic that pays homage to the golden year.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kanye West Brings Fantasy To The Bowery

Last night, Kanye West had a surprise concert at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC for his fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in its entirety.  
He and the lucky ones celebrated the release of his highly anticipated, critically acclaimed, instant classic album.  
Yeezy brought everyone you could imagine with him to the Bowery, including Nicki MinajRick RossJohn Legend,Ryan Leslie, and Swizz Beatz. They performed songs fromDark Twisted Fantasy, which has been recieving universal praise from fans and critics, as well as some of Kanye's past hits.

The Star House by AGi Architects

Nestled into the landscape, this beach house blends with the natural topography of the coastline of Kuwait.  It slowly unfolds itself to the visitor, as it is approached from the desert.

Nas – Foul Breeze

Here goes Nas’s submission to Carmelo Anthony’s latest Become Legendary mixtape. The song has been previously leaked in the past, but now finds its way on a proper platform. You’ll also find a wide array of other notable hip-hop acts on the project such as Bun B, Jadakiss, Big Sean, Ghostface Killah and N.O.R.E. to name a few. The project serves in conjunction with Carmelo’s latest signature shoe with Jordan Brand. You can get the full mixtape here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stussy x Nike All Court Mid – A First Look

Today we came across some first images of an upcoming collaboration between Stussy and Nike on the All Court Mid. The mid top sneaker seems to be coming in a black premium leather colorway with exotic leather accents on the Swoosh and heel. Furthermore Nike is written on the heel in the iconic Stussy font. These look to be coming out in December 2010. Hopefully we can soon show you more.

Kanye West & Jay-Z featuring Elly Jackson – That’s My Bitch

Kanye West represents the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy quite in style, as a new collaboration with Jay-Z emerges. The renowned artists enlist the help of La Roux-songstress Elly Jackson for a – succeeded – experimental twist on the explicitly titled “That’s My Bitch”. Presumably off their announced Watch The Throne-project. Stay tuned.

Kanye West & Jay-Z featuring Elly Jackson - That's My Bitch by Hypetrak

T.I. featuring Kanye West & KiD CuDi – Welcome To The World

T.I.‘s upcoming LP No Mercy is shaping up nicely so far. After a compelling collaborationwith Eminem, the Atlanta-MC joins forces with Kanye West and KiD CuDi for the flamboyant “Welcome To The World”. No Mercy arrives December 7th. In the meantime, listen below.

Complex: Kanye West 2011 December/January Issue

Celebrating the eventual release of his much anticipated new opus My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in an adequate manner, Kanye West graces the cover of the December/January 2011 issue of Complex Magazine. For the accompanying cover story, the magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Noah Callahan-Bever received exclusive behind-the-scenes impressions of the life and times of Kanye West following the Taylor Swift-incident and the recording process. An excerpt of the piece is offered on the next page:

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in stores NOW!!


haroshi x Nike Dunk

Primarily known for creating three-dimensional sculptures from recycled skate decks, haroshi recently created this version of the Nike Dunk. The special edition Dunk was actually created from decks belonging to skaters from Nike’s own pro skate team and include boards from the likes of: P-Rod, Lance Mountain, Eric Koston, Brian Anderson, Cory Kennedy and many more.

The Leaf Lamp by Peter Schumacher

Australian designer Peter Schumacher has created the Leaf Lamp for Green Furniture Sweden.

2010 Cadillac Aera

  This is the Cadillac Aera, an amalgamation of Cadillac’s philosophy of “Art and Science” that dives into a whole new world of innovative and ultra lightweight vehicles. Realistically speaking, the chances of ever seeing a car like this at your local Starbucks are as probable as winning 100 lotteries in a single year.

Nike SB Dunk Low Premium “Yellow Curb”

For December 2010 the Nike SB Dunk Low Premium comes with an elephant pattern over most of the upper. The aforementioned texture is embossed across the toe as well printed on the midsole, while mesh, patent leather and griptape panels complete the uppers. The black and yellow colorway is a tribute to all the yellow curbs that skaters know so well. The sneaker is now in stock at Kasina.

Mitsuhiro Okamoto “Batta Mon” Sculptures

On view through November 27, 2010 at Osaka’s CAS, Mitsuhiro Okamoto’s “Batta Mon” sculptures raise questions about the relationship between authenticity and imitation. The locust shaped works are produced from fake designer bags – with logos prominent – and the name plays off of the slang term for knock off.

Gucci Spring/Summer 2011 Runway

Gucci tinted with a sexy feminine edge–colorful,  intense and oh so lovely!  Enjoy a look at their full Spring 2011 Collection.

BBC/Ice Cream – November 2010 – T-Shirt + New Era Cap

Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream may have ventured into the more tailored (see: adoption of selvedge denim into collection) but it doesn’t mean the labels are forgetting their roots in graphic t-shirts and caps, which have been fan staples since the labels’ inceptions. This November, the labels are dropping fresh t-shirts which adhere to the BBC and Ice Cream theme, which a bit of playfulness and whimsical attitude. The BBC “In The Leopard Print” T-shirt features the astronaut navigating his way through leopard prints (which also happened to look like asteroids), and the Ice Cream “Cherry Monster” T-Shirt continues to serve up the indispensable sundae toppings with a face. Of course, the purple New Era cap gets a little frosty and tribal, and should be right up the alley of Ice Cream fans

Autopsy Of The Nike Dunk Pro SB

Originally introduced in 1985 the Nike Dunk has become a staple of the sneaker community with much of it’s notoriety and acceptance coming in 2002 when Nike SB modified it for skateboarders by adding a padded tongue and a Nike Zoom Air-sole unit into the heel of the shoe. Aside from those few small changes the shoe has remained true to it’s original however with the ten year anniversary of Nike SB fast approaching, the brand looked to give the shoe a makeover and make it even better by providing it with better gripping outsole, more board feel via better cushioning, and improving the fit while eliminating pressure points. The Nike Pro SB will be made available in January 2011 and for more information on the Dunk Pro SB visit Nikeskateboarding.com starting next month. Take a look at the preview video of the new Dunk Pro SB after the jump.

Dr. Dre Releases “Detox” In February?

According to a press release Dr. Dre plans to eventually let loose Detox – easily one of this year’s most anticipated releases – in February 2011. In addition, the opus will feature illustrious guests like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Jay-Z, La Roux and The Game. The first three artists have been featured in the doc’s “Kush” and “I Need A Doctor”. The former is set to serve as the album’s first single with an release on Sunday whereas there is no official word concerning the latter. Given Dre’s earlier announcement that no pre-”Kush” leaks – including “Under Pressure” – will make the final cut of the album, it is likely that Dre and Jay recorded new music together. Stay tuned.

Friday, November 19, 2010

T-House by Atelier Boronski

Atelier Boronski have designed the T-House in Kyoto, Japan.

Lucky Love Chair by Maarten Baptist

The LUCKY LOVE CHAIR’ is made by Dutch craftsmanship, and you can see and feel the time and attention we all put into it. The first impression is a comfortable happy inviting product. The clear use of materials shows how it’s made. This part is the Dutch design part. It has also some Scandinavian characteristics in the black frame and the real wood that is used. I also recognize some Japanese details in it, such as the graphical iconic shapes of the heart and the fingers.

iPod Nano Watch

Finally...a reason to get the new iPod Nano! The idea of turning the Nano into a watch is one thing, but actually making it look and feel right is completely another. Enter Scott Wilson, formerly the global creative director for Nike Watches. He's the man behind TikTok and LunaTik, well-designed, engineered and manufactured products that snuggly and beautifully cradle your Nano.

Kid Cudi on a different spin with Mark-Hoppus

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Kid Cudi was a special guest on tonights episode of “A Different Spin” with Mark Hoppus on Fuse. They touch on a ton of different topics like his first album, Erase Me, Ratatat, How to Make it in America, his first job and more. 

Bloomberg Game Changers Profiles Jay-Z

 Jay-Z’s rise to global fame and fortune is inspiring when taken into account the obstacles he has had to overcome. Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, the documentary series Bloomberg Game Changers follows his rise from the projects to business success, highlighting the unorthodox business style and entrepreneurial instincts that contribute to his creative genius. Watch as the show profiles the many layers and complexities that make Jay-Z who he is today on Thursday, November 18th at 9:30 PM EST.

Kanye West featuring Beyoncé, Charlie Wilson & Big Sean – See Me Now

Offered is the official iTunes bonus version of Kanye West’s cut “See Me Now”. While this was initially released in August, ‘Ye now invites Big Sean to add a verse to the fun. Kanye West’s much anticipated opus My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy will be released on Monday. You can pre-order here and listen below.

GAP x Keds 2010 Holiday Collection

The coming together of two iconic brands yields a simple and understated collection involving GAP and Keds. The collection focuses on the Chukka sneaker from Keds with material inspirations derived from GAP’s 2010 holiday season. All in all, there are 4 colors, Black, Charcoal Gray Wool, Sand, Charcoal Wool. They will be available at GAP stores with a retail price of $65 USD.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tom Ford Brings Glamour Back!

Fashionistas around the world are going crazy over the return of Tom Ford to womenswear! Ford is famously known for bringing Gucci back to life in the '90s and, most recently, he made headlines for his critically acclaimed movie A Single Man.


The Mercedes-Benz Biome is an ultralight vehicle that utilizes technologies from nature to achieve unparalleled efficiency and seamless integration into the ecosystem.


 Well done design, we wonder how comfortable it would be to wear with the glass bubble on the bottom.  166 parts, 10 conical-geared wheels (with 6 spherical wheels) and 6 ball bearings, hand-wound 45-jewel and 50-hour power reserve.

Jordan Brand December/Holiday 2010 Releases

If the riots that broke out at several Jordan Brand retail locations last year are any indication, the month December is the most important month for Jordan Brand’s releases. So fans woke to a rude awakening this morning as Jordan Brand announced delays on several crucial launch dates, once again. Among them is the next colorway in the successful Air Jordan 1 Anodized (or Armor) Series, the Altitude Green/Black, which is now coming out on December 11 th. Another highly sought after kicks, the Air Jordan XIII Black/Altitude Green, will be on the 11th as well. The good news is that Air Jordan XI Cool Grey kept its release date of December 23, Otherwise, this will be a very gloomy Christmas indeed. Continue on reading to see these and other Jordan Brand releases for the month of December.

Complex – Yeezy Does It: Kanye West’s Greatest Footwear Moments

Even for a feature about sneakers, compiling this one was no easy task. Complex has taken on some serious challenges in past “Greatest Footwear” features, but perhaps none required so much care as Ye’s footwear retrospective. One of the best things about this feature is that it dates back to the early 2000’s, providing a good perspective on how many, well, trends Kanye has cycled through. You can’t overlook the fact, however, that Kanye’s style – and he obviously has it for life – is a bit of a barometer for all of us; where he went, we followed. Maybe not you personally, but we as a culture did. But anyway – the shoes: nothing is missing. Ye shows the hip hop standard Air Max, Bapesta and Jordan, along with casual Vans and Chucks. And no surprise, we see the label-fiend with Lanvins, Dior Hommes, Margielas, and Ato Matsumotos. Rounded out with multiple versions of the Air Yeezy, and his own LV Dons, Jaspers and Mr Hudsons, plus a few obscure gems, like the United Arrows x New Balance 997.5. Check the feature after the jump; it’s quite a visual journey for the shoe fans, the Amber Rose fans, or those who want a good look at the evolution of Mr West – pre Runaway Click here to see the collection!.

Lupe Fiasco featuring John Legend – Never Forget You

A new track by Lupe Fiasco and John Legend titled “Never Forget You” emerged onto the blogosphere. The emotive tune finds both artists showing their sensitive sides. There is no official word if the song will appear on Lupe’s Lasers, but we sure appreciate the tune. Check it out below.

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Jay-Z – The Daily Show Interview

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Continuing the promotional campaign for his book Decoded, Jay-Z stopped by John Stewart’s Daily Show. Similar to his interview with David Letterman, Mr. Carter shares his thoughts on the role of his music in American society and 80s Reaganomics and its influence on the early stages of rap culture. Check it out above.

Mr. Bathing Ape by UNITED ARROWS Accessories

Mr. Bathing Ape is set to return to this weekend, starting with this set of accessories to complement the apparel featured in the brand’s fall/winter line for this year. For those unfamiliar, the line is well made and as formal slant whilst retaining a playful, sometimes even ironic edge. Worked by Japanese labels UNITED ARROWS and of course A Bathing Ape, the latest accessory line up includes a phone case, card holder and wallet that are each similarly styled. Navy and curry colorways are adopted across the line, as are the label’s now iconic moustache emblem. Available through select I.T locations from Saturday the Phone case and card holder are priced at $999 HKD (Approximately $130 USD), whilst the wallet is priced at $1399 HKD (Approximately $180 USD).