Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mixtape Preview: Pusha T’s “Fear of God”

“As a member of Clipse and The Re-Up Gang, Pusha T already has classic mixtapes and albums under his belt. But once he went solo and signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, the lingering question was if he could bring the sophisticated street aesthetic that he’s championed as part of a larger unit to his solo sets. A few weeks ago, when Push set the Internet on fire after dropping his first solo song ever—the excellent Hit-Boy produced banger “My God”—those questions were put to bed. “My God” is the first single to Pusha’s upcoming mixtape, Fear of God, which will lead up to his solo album. Complex had the privilege of listening to Push’s mixtape and brings you an exclusive track-by-track breakdown. With a blend of original production and borrowed beats, and freestyles and full songs, topped off with plenty of shit talking, Pusha’s ready to make it on his own. EGHCK!”

WMNS Nike Dunk High Skinny “Tartan”

Speaking of Bodega (Read: Reebok x Bodega AXT Pump “Cotton Mouth”), the Boston-based boutique recently received a new WMNS Nike Dunk High Skinny. This particular pair utilizes burgundy canvas throughout most of the upper, combined with a tartan fabric on the midsection in white, red and black. A darker shade of burgundy appears on the midsole and the inner lining and outsole both sport a fresh coat of white. If you’re interested ladies, give Bodega a call to place a phone order or visit your local retailers now to check on the availability.

Incase for Andy Warhol Collection

Incase will be introducing a new Andy Warhol Collection this Spring season. The collection consists of two key motives, the banana and a camouflage pattern, both coming on laptop cases, iPhone cases and iPad cases. This continuous collaboration will use iconic imagery from the artist every season and present new product. This first series comes to retail April 2011. Take a look at the Incase x Andy Warhol Case Collection after the jump.

2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept

One of the anticipated unveilings at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was Saab’s PhoeniX Concept. According to Saab head designer Jason Castriota, “The PhoeniX establishes a new reference point for the future of Saab product design. It symbolizes a renaissance of the innovative spirit and passion that drove Saab to build its first car. We’re now taking the visual DNA forward with what we call ‘aeromotional’ design, adding emotion, power and fluidity. This design aesthetic will shape and differentiate future models in the Saab portfolio.”

The Hundreds Store Exclusive City Snapback Pack

The Hundreds are serving up some new store-exclusive styles based on the trusty snapback cap. 3D script is applied across the front of the cap as the embroidery is linked with the specific city’s team colorways. All The Hundreds flagship stores are represented to the limited tune of 100 caps per city. A drop is slated for this Thursday at The Hundreds stores across the United States.

Revue Thommen Airspeed XLarge Chronograph

Known best for manufacturing precision instruments and avionics, Swiss watch company Revue Thommen is releasing a new model, the Airspeed XLarge Chronograph. With a 43.5mm black stainless steel case, water resistance to 100 meters and a power preserve of 48 hours, the watch also features an AR-coated sapphire crystal face and Swiss automatic ETA caliber Valjoux 7750 movement.

Loopwheeler X OriginalFake Back X Zipped Hoodie – Spring/Summer 2011 | Available Now

X marks the spot. For the new Spring and Summer 2011 season, collaborators OriginalFake and Loopwheeler partnered again to bring a few delectable designs such as the Back X Zipped Hoodie. Created with the same meticulous method as with the rest of Loopwheeler line, the 100% cotton hoody comes with a large X embroidered across the back, from shoulders to hems. Carefully placed vents and terry cloth-like interior spell comfort. Meanwhile, the legendary durability of thnavye Loopwheeler twill makes this an ideal transitional outerwear for Spring and Summer. Comes in tonal black, grey, and navy with contrast white accents. Available now at OriginalFake flagship store in Aoyama, Loopwheeler flagship in Sendagaya and Fukuok, plus select retailers across Asia.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Up-​​Inspired Floating House

National Geographic sent over these incredible photos, as they just wrapped up creating a real-life version of Pixar's animated hit film Up. It's pretty amazing what human beings are capable of...

Yesterday morning, March 5 at dawn, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16' X 16' house 18' tall with 300 8' colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour.The filming of the event, from a private airstrip, will be part of a new National Geographic Channel series called How Hard Can it Be?, which will premiere in fall 2011.

BRABUS 700 Biturbo – Based On Mercedes SLS AMG

There are conversions and there are conversions done by BRABUS, who specialized in pushing the performance envelope on Mercedes and its related cousins.  At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, currently on going in Switzerland, the tuning specialist took out its BRABUS 700 Biturbo for a spin.  While the BRABUS 700 Biturbo is really a Mercedes AMG SLS, the gull-wing V8 supercar made by the Tri-Star company.  Its really a new car underneath.  On the performance front, BRABUS added 2 turbochargers to the already powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine.  For optimal efficiency, BRABUS designed a left turning turbo for the left side of the massive V8 instead of the usual right-turning version, thus increase the air flow to both turbos.  The original output of 563 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque is now at 700 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque.  Customized interior, trunk, and titanium exhausts all equate to further weight reduction.  Now the car clocks 0-62 mph at only 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 213 mph.  The fast just got faster. 

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro ‘Jameson’ – Available

Nike SB has definitely identified a favorite pastime of some of its wearers by naming models of dunks after various kinds of alcohol. While they wouldn’t officially link the sport of skateboarding with imbibing beer or, in this case, whiskey, there are some famous models that have made that connection–the Miller High Lifes, the Tecates, the New Castle Browns, and of course the Heinekens. For this model, meant to evoke John Jameson’s legendary spirit, the upper is a mix of tumbled leather in cream and a thick suede green. The deep burgandy swoosh matches the heel tab and fat tongue logo on this remodeled version of the skate and hoops classic from Nike SB. These, along with other March releases, are available at retailers like P-Rod’s Primitive.

All Saints ‘Athi, Rho & Theta’ Sandals

Could not pick a favorite so we had to introduce to you the latest All Saints sandals “ Athi,Rho (above) & Theta” who in our opinion,  take the brand’s shoe game to the next level. Metal heels, contrasting textures and, the subtle platform. What is there not to love ? View the trio on flip , all available here.

A Bathing Ape Giant 1st Camo Cardigan Sweat

Adding to its product selection for Spring/Summer 2011, BAPE has released this jersey sweat cardigan. Featuring a giant black, brown and green camouflage motif throughout the body and sleeve against a beige body, the sweater also has a five-button opening and two deep pockets on the front. With a contrasting beige banding around the wrists and waist, and a small logo on the cuff, the cardigan is available now though BAPE.

Nixon Falcon Leather Watch

California-based watchmakers Nixon develop new colorways in the brand’s Falcon watch for Spring 2011. Produced in a leather band version, the new seasonal design comes in three distinct options, including a silver/blue, silver/black and copper/black. All feature stainless steel construction with water resistance to 100 meters and Japanese quartz movement. Look for the timepiece now through select Nixon retailers, with a bit more insight into the design available through the brand’s website.

Nike Blazer Mid ND Canvas

A new colorway in Nike’s Blazer Mid ND Canvas makes its way to select accounts as part of the Spring 2011 line. Done up in a tonal white, the sneaker’s feature full canvas uppers with leather detailing via the swoosh and tonal embroidery. Although a dirt magnet for sure, the design adds a nice clean alternative for the upcoming spring/summer months. These are now available through Shoelosophy, as well as other Nike retailers worldwide.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wale and Kid Cudi Collaboration in the Works

Putting their past differences away, it appears Wale and Kid Cudi have reconciled and have a new collaborative piece underway. This being reported after Cudi posted this comment via his Twitter:

“its wild but me and @wale already got a new jam…right back to the programage”

It’s always a good look when folks are getting along and winning! Stay tune

Brentwood Residence Interiors by MLK Studio

 MLK Studio designed the interior for the Brentwood residence and guesthouse in collaboration with Belzberg Architects who designed the home in Los Angeles, California.

Bentley Supersport Light Body Watch

Bentley Continental Supersports is the most impressive model the British company has revealed on the market. No wonder why Breitling has revealed a watch as impressive as the car. The watch comes with a ultra-light titanium case and is about about 45mm wide. It will be offered in a red and black motif and will be launched at Baselworld 2011.

Christian Louboutin ‘Police’ Sandals

The undeniable hotness of these sandals  might be so unbearable to your surroundings, someone might just call the police, hence the name?. Available for pre-order chez  Christian Louboutin.

Video: Louis Vuitton Women Fall/Winter 2011-12 Show – Timelapse

Undefeated Spring 2011 Lookbook

 Undefeated presents the first part of their Spring 2011 Collection Lookbook. Included are new sweaters, hoodies, shirts, denim, as well as some knitwear. Overall again a very clean looking, sports inspired collection, just like we are used to see from the LA brand. Check out the complete lookbook after the jump.

Beams Plus Camo Loafers

Beams Plus presents for Spring/Summer 2011 these new camo loafers. With the upper imitating the classic Penny Loafer, the sole is taken from a sneaker, making this a nice casual combination for the summer months. They also present the shoe in more classic canvas options.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kanye West, Mos Def & Lupe Fiasco Freestyle Cypher at Blue Note NYC & footage!

Lupe Fiasco teamed up with jazz pianist Robert Glasper and his band The Robert Glasper Experiment to hold a memorable show at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC on Saturday night. During the performance they were joined by special guests Kanye West & Mos Def, and turned in a lively cypher for those in attendance. Hear it and see it on the next page!

Armory Arts Week: KAWS @ Honor Fraser Exhibition

 At the recently launched art-centric Armory Arts Week, KAWS debuted some new works at the Honor Fraser booth. Tondo canvasses served as a new medium for the popular artists, as the majority of his showings were characterized by the round pieces including a 21 piece “Tondo wall”. An 11-foot Accomplice also occupied a large part of the space in its full out black color.

Stussy 2011 Spring Collection Lookbook by Stussy Las Vegas

 As one of the more active chapters in the United States, Stussy Las Vegas offer their own stylized look into the brand’s 2011 spring collection. The cliche sights of The Strip are somewhat refreshingly absent, instead the backdrop focuses on some of the more urban settings. Collection-wise, it’s a continuation of staples from Stussy including a strong focus on graphic T-shirts. The collection is available now

Christian Louboutin Biarritz Leather Flat

The latest from Christian Louboutin makes its way to the brand’s online store. Merging a classic loafer style with deck shoe elements, the brand steers clear of the recent studded designs with a low key, quality style. The shoes are produced with premium navy blue leather while sporting white contrast details, including tassle accents. Retail is set at $695 USD.

Pusha T Announces Release Date for “Fear of God”

It’s been a long time coming, but Pusha T’s G.O.O.D Music debut mixtape Fear of God has eventually received its official release date. Complex reports that the much-anticipated piece will see the day of light on March 21. Fear of God is set to contain production from Kanye West, Nottz, Swizz Beatz and Pusha rhyming over some throwback instrumentals. The VA rapper also gives an explanation for the slight delay.

“I’m just waiting on a couple features before I let it go. ‘My God’ is definitely going to be on Fear Of God. As you can see with ‘My God,’ it’s that sophisticated street hip-hop that people have come to know me for.” – Pusha T

Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz – 6’7′ (Video)

Here comes the official video clip for Weezy’s new single “6’7′” featuring Cory Gunz. Directed by Hype Williams, the visual takes the literal route besides a few Inception references. Definitely a nice appetizer for Wayne’s upcoming Tha Carter IV. Watch it above!

Lupe Fiasco Talks Label Situation: “I’m a Hostage”

It appears that the release of Lasers is not likely to improve the complicated relationship between Lupe Fiasco and Atlantic Records. According to the Chicago Sun Times, label executives intended to order the rapper to write less politically motivated lyrics. Read an excerpt below.

“I was specifically told” — Fiasco chuckled — “‘Don’t rap too deep on this record.’” He laughed some more. “That was a specific order from the top. ‘You’re rapping too fast or too slow, or it’s too complex.’ …

There are consequences and combat that comes from that process and the eventual compromise. With me, though, I’m not writing about someone else. I’m writing about me. This is my life. It’s very personal for me. So for somebody to kind of put their fingers in that and play with that, it becomes more damaging.”

“I am a hostage,” Fiasco said. “I gave them what they wanted. If I didn’t, at the end of the day the album wasn’t coming out.”

In an issued statement, however, Atlantic Records claims that they “fully support Lupe and the release of Lasers.”

During an interview with radio station Hot 97, Lupe revealed that he already has plans for his future – without a major label backing him:

“Hopefully I’ll be out of my traditional record deal, the record deal I’m in right now. Probably living in Africa somewhere, making rock music.

I would rather be independent, I would take that. Independent comes with its own set of consequences, so that takes preparation. There’s a lot of things you’re going to lose taking that route.”

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom

 Designer Steve Kuhl fulfills every boy's fantasy with this insanely cool pirate ship bedroom. The six-year-old occupant from Minnesota chose between a space ship, race car, castle, and pirate ship. Most of us would probably agree, he made an excellent decision. The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. Kuhl used 2x12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. A bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated coloring was used simulate an old ship's hull.

MB&F Rebel Watch

 Maximilian Busser and Friends have unveiled a new timepiece built upon the HM3 machine, the MB&F Rebel Watch.  Why is this watch rebellious, you ask?  The “r” in rebel stands for right hand, the “b” for black case.  This isn’t your standard watch, it is designed to be worn on the right, leaving your left hand free to firmly give the middle finger to the establishment.

Romance Was Born ‘Orchid’ Tube Skirt

This is the time of year when yours truly fades away into dreams of summer. The orchid print by Romance was Born is like a friendly reminder that my misery( ok cold weather weariness) will soon be over. Available at mycatwalk in leggings and tops.

Vans x Hello Kitty Sneaker Collection

 Here is one for all the Hello Kitty fans out there. There sure is not much that the comic figure from Japan has not been on yet and this summer you will see a small sneaker collection from Vans featuring Hello Kitty. The line-up  includes the Slip-On, the Sk8 Hi D-Lo, and another lace-up low top sneaker. All three sneakers feature heavy all-over Hello Kitty designs. The sneakers will be released June 2011 at Vans stores, in the Vans online store and also at select Sanrio boutiques and Sanrio.comImages of the other two sneakers follow after the jump.

The Spurt Lounge Chair by Paulsberg

 German design studio Paulsberg have created the Spurt lounge chair, made out of carbon-textile reinforced concrete.

Punching Bag Sculpture

 Can you guess whose image comes to life when you look at this punching bag(1300 of them) sculpture from the right angle?  Hit the jump, you’ll be amazed!  “reALIze” was designed by Michael Kalish with cooperation by architectural studio Oyler Wu Collaborative.

Nike Stadium MFG Features – DJ Clark Kent Destroyer Jacket For His Son | Video

True that his public persona has him as the master of nightlife and rave parties around the world. But to those who knows him personally, DJ Clark Kent is first, a family man, second, a friend, and finally, a DJ, in that order.  Not surprising then to find Brooklyn’s Own presiding over the design station at Nike Stadium NYC, creating an one-of-the-kind Destroyer Jacket for his biggest fan, his son Antonio. See Clark explained the significances of each patch and embroidery, from the numerals 99, to the “BK All Day” call sign, on the video below. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pusha T – Lost In The World

Pusha T drops off a brand new song from his forthcoming Fear of God project which many have been patiently waiting for. In this track though, you’ll find him laying some bars over Kanye’s “Lost In The World” production and manages to lace it up quite nicely. Check it out below and stay tuned for the official mixtape drop!

Chanel x Colette Pop-Up Store Opening Recap with Kevin Lyons

 Today we had a chance to visit the opening of the Chanel Pop-Up shop at colette. On display were an assortment of classic Chanel products, such as quilted bags, leather gloves and various apparel. Guests were treated to cupcakes, and artist Kevin Lyons, who recent held an exhibition at the shop, was on hand customizing bags and adding Chanel influenced imagery to the space. Overall an impressive event.

Chanel J12 Ceramic Titanium Watch

Chanel was without a doubt the one brand to make the use of ceramic popular a few years ago, when introducing the J12 watch. In the mean time the black and white ceramic versions of the watch have been a huge success and in time for Basel World the brand is about to introduce a very interesting new version of the watch – the J12 Ceramic Titanium. More masculine in looks, the watch comes in a steel grey colorway, with all parts being made of ceramic and titanium.

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

With the Geneva Auto Show in full effect, super car maker Lamborghini is presenting its new Aventador LP700-4. Next to a 691 horsepower V12 engine, the car sports a carbon fibre passenger cell, and comes with an overall edgy new look. The Lamborghini is one of the first true 21st century super cars in our opinion, at least from the design perspective. The rear lights, side-panels and especially the back turned out simply beautiful, reminding a little bit of the Diablo and Countach. Of course all of this does not come cheap – the Lamborghini Aventador is expected to go for around 370′000 USD. Many more images of the super car follow after the jump

Nike SB March 2011 Footwear – A Complete Look

 Today we can preview the complete line-up of sneakers coming from the Nike SB Spring 2011 Collection for March 2011. The drop includes the Dunk Mid Pro SB, Stefan Janoski SB, Blazer SB, Blazer Low SB CS, Zoom P-Rod 4 and Zoom P-Rod 2.5.Preview all upcoming March sneakers from Nike SB after the jump.

Video: BBC’s The Look featuring Stussy

Stussy - BBC's The Look featuring Chanel, RL & Stussy from Stussy Chapters on Vimeo.

Here is a nice old clip from BBC’s The Look. In this episode the show covers Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Stussy. Here above you see the Stussy part of the episode. They talk to Shawn Stussy, James Jebbia and you will see a bunch of other familiar faces. A nice little history lesson and look back. Enjoy!

Ateliers Arthur Tuskegee Spring 2011

Ateliers Arthur gives us an early look at their Spring 2011 Tuskegee sneakers. This season, the label introduces a new slimmer variation of the Tuskegee called the Taskforce, available in black or chestnut brown calfskin skin. Also available is the original silo in water-resistant, ballistic nylon, in navy blue or cordovan burgundy. Both models are scheduled for release in March 2011.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Raekwon featuring Nas – Rich & Black

Sixteen years after offering the world their “Verbal Intercourse,” Raekwon and Nas reunite for the flamboyant “Rich & Black.” We had a sneak peak before, and as the teaser already indicated, this sure goes hard. Make sure to cop Rae’s upcomingShaolin Vs. Wu-Tang due next week. Listen below.

Video: Jay-Z – Evolution of My Style

Jay-Z talks about how his style has evolved over the years in one of the bonus videos from the Jay-Z DECODED iPad/iPhone App.

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi Bags Autumn 2011

For most fashion lovers, Fendi bags and furs are always high on the covet list. For Autumn, the flat-front remains the bag silhouette du jour, while furs take on the relaxed appearance of a robe one might throw on while entertaining good friends. It’s an equation that’s turned on its head by the fur itself which is anything but laid back, but rather bold and very rock ‘n’ roll. More on the next page.  

Air Jordan VII (7) Retro – Bordeaux

 The longer an original Air Jordan goes without a retro, the more desirable it becomes.In the case of the Air Jordan VII (7) Retro in the Bordeaux colorway, it’s been 19 years since they saw the light of day and sneaker fans have been eagerly waiting ever since. The reasons are varied, as they have a striking black and graphite upper punctuated by Bordeaux hints on the heel tab and Jumpman on the collar. With a multicolored tongue indicative of the era’s more aggressive fashion tendencies, this Air Jordan VII retro model will release to long lines in April, but if you can’t wait that long, get to KicksCrew now to see if they have any sizes left for pre-sale and watch the heads snap as you wear a crisp pair of shoes that hasn’t seen the light of day in almost two decades.

Lady Gaga – “Born This Way” | Music Video

Welcome to G.O.A.T., the Government Owned Alien Territory, so explained Queen of Pop, Lady Gaga, during the opening of “Born This Way”. From designer John Galliano’s racist rants, unrest in the Middle East, to the upcoming Geneva Auto Show, during what could be the most news filled week of 2011, Gaga unleashed her meditative manifesto to the world with “Born This Way” music video this morning. A touch of Sci-Fi, the stylish set was done by Nicola Formichetti, currently Creative Director of Mugler, with choreography by Laurieann Gibson, another long time collaborator. All documented on the darkly lit studio of Nick Knight, the famed director from SHOWstudio. Check out the video after the click

Koenigsegg Agera R – Speed Racer Inspired Custom Edition

 In the stodgy club of “cars cost more than some nations’ GDP”, the Koenigsegg Agera certainly stands out.  In addition to it being from the socially conscious Sweden (at least usually), the car recently took home Top Gear’s Hyper Car of the Year Award, along with a Medusa-like bust of show host Jeremy Clarkson.  Now comes another variant, the Koenigsegg Agera R.  To debut on the floors of Geneva Auto Show tomorrow, the 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 generates 1,115 horsepower, 885 lb-ft torque on biofuels (very Swedish like), or 940 horsepower, 811 lb-ft torque on regular gasoline.  Customized for an avid skier, the model on display will feature a one of the kind carbon fiber roof case by Thule for skis stowaway, swappable with a regular carbon fiber roof unit.  It turns out the proud owner is also a Speed Racer fan and requested the car maker to paint his new purchase in the color scheme of the Mach 5. Go Speed Racer Go!

Questlove X Nike Dunk High Pack | Release Info

 Affable both on stage and on the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, it took some time for ?uestlove, drummer for The Roots, to find the time draw up a follow-up to his ?uestlove x 1World x Nike Air Force 1 – Air Questo. 3 years to be exact. That drought will be over this week as the follow-up to Air Questo is launch at select Nike retailers. Not 1 but 3 worthy successors, the Questlove x Nike Dunk High Pack consist of 3 separate Dunk designs, including the Dunk High Strap with an oversized forefoot strap that doubles as wrap as well. Subtle in comparison, the 2 others, designated as Dunk High Bz, still include ?uestove’s likeness in form of an embossment near the heel. All three are set to launch this Friday, March 4th, at select Nike Sportswear retailers such as CONCEPTS of Boston.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects

Olson Kundig Architects have completed the Ocean House project on the Big Island in Hawaii and were kind enough to send us some high quality photos of this dream home


The Wursa sculpture by French contemporary artist Daniel Firman is now on display at the Fontainebleau Castle in France.

J. Cole – “Nothing Like It” & “Can I Get Wit Ya” (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)

Courtesy of his UStream-session last night, J. Cole treats his fans with his rendition of Beanie Sigel and Kanye West’s 2001 joint “Nothing Like It” which superbly samples The Dynamic Superiors’s “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”. In addition, the North Carolina MC served an older record which contains a sample of Biggie’s classic “Can I Get Wit Ya.” Check out both tunes below!
J. Cole – Nothing Like It
J. Cole- Nothing Like It by Hypetrak
The Notorious B.I.G. featuring J. Cole – Can I Get Wit Ya

Timbaland featuring J’Royal Price & Jimmy Codean – Hot Mess

Timbaland Thursdays are still in effect as the world-renown producer sets forth another party banger with some upcoming talents by the names of J’Royal Price and Jimmy Codean. The production on his Thursday series have been stellar and this is good news as many of his loyal followers await some sort of project involving himself and Missy. But only time will tell, stay tuned!