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!

Pusha T Speaks on Kanye West & Solo Work

Complex sat down with G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T as part of their “Mantras” segment. The Virginian rapper delves into a range of subjects such as working with Kanye, and solo work among others. Read an excerpt of the piece below, whereas it can be read in its entirety here.

Now that you’re on G.O.O.D. Music and solo, will there be an adjustment to your rapping style?

Pusha T: I tell people a lot of times, the dichotomy of the Clipse is Pusha is the brash one and Malice is the more introspective, conscious one. But when you’re in a group, there are roles that you have to play. With me being by myself, you’re going to get more of what might have been Malice’s role when I was in the group. It’s not that I don’t think that way…he’s just better at that than me. [Laughs.] That’s his first thought when wordplay is my first thought. You’re probably going to get a little bit of me articulating really introspective things and getting the full spectrum of me.

What is it like for you rolling without Malice?

Pusha T: It’s really not a big deal to me. When we’re together, there’s been plenty of days where we’ll come do an interview and I’m just not into it. I just don’t answer, and he gets that sense of me and he takes the reign. Right now, it’s all on me. No days off. So I can’t really slack. Having him with me, I can slack. Other than that, it’s not really much of a change man. I mean, I guess I’m in New York and he’s not here. But in the studio at home, he’s there. He’s like, ‘Yo, that’s crazy,’ or ‘Yo, that’s mean.’ The visual to the public is what it is. But you got to remember we’re brothers, like we’re brothers. This isn’t made for TV. This is family.

Photography: Complex

NASHMONEY Air Force 1 “Sneaker Speakers”

 For anybody who’s followed the work of British customizer NASHMONEY, he has done an admirable job of truly interjecting innovation into the world of sneaker redesign. Among the few customizers to make the jump into full production shoes with an established footwear brand, he flexes some more customization muscles with his Air Force 1 “Sneaker Speakers.” The fully functional speakers were created for theHavana Club design contest which challenged designers to reappropriate items into something suited for a different application. Full details of NASHMONEY’s approach can be seen here.

Raf Simons Lace-Up High-Top Leather Sneaker

These lace-up, high-top leather sneakers are the latest arrivals from the Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Made in Italy, the shoe’s matte leather upper boasts an all-black design with extra long tonal laces that are fastened by silver d-links and a contrasting silver zipper detail on the heel. Available now through oki-ni.

Mister 2011 Fall/Winter Preview

Mister 2011 Fall/Winter Preview from on Vimeo.

San Francisco-based Mister is a newer company who’s sole focus is creating timeless garments for the everyday guy. Fully produced and designed in San Francisco, the line is a genuine ode to the city with garments as authentic as they come. During the trade shows we caught up with the brand to learn a bit more about its background, philanthropist nature and most of all, its upcoming line for Fall/Winter 2010, which features both apparel and accessories.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skyler Grey – I Need A Doctor

Offered today are the brand new visuals to accompany the Dr. Dre’s second single off his long-awaited Detox album. Up to this point there has been no official release date, but as each new drop arrives comes a sense of hope. 2011 maybe the year we hear from the Doc, stay tuned!

Skullcandy X Jordan Brand – Air Jordan III (3) Retro White/Cement Headphone Pack | Available

 Okay, with the hoopla of 2011 NBA All-Star Game finally subsided, let us gathered ourselves a bit and see what’s available out there in regard of special All-Star Game releases. Among the numerous Nike Hyperfuse (still available), Max Air (still available), Dave White x Jordan Brand Air Jordan 1 (gone), and Jordan Brand x Casio G-Shock (nearly gone), there was the much sought after Skullcandy x Jordan Brand collectible. Handsomely packaged in a lacquer black and red plastic slide out, the prized items were fitted to foam padding and individually numbered to 23. Now comes the auction on one of these rare Airs on eBay. Featuring the Air Jordan III Retro in White/Cement, Skullcandy Aviator headphones in coordinating Elephant print, packaging, and the works. See more detailed images of this exclusive release after the jump.

Lanvin Suede and Leather Hi-Tops

Lanvin releases a new iteration of their strap style hi-tops. Seen here in a neutral shade, a dark gray upper features several different material contrasts including nylon, suede and smooth leathers. An orange trim marks the edge of the ankle strap with a further color break via the use of gum over the outsole. Available now at Browns with a retail price of £420 GBP (approximately $682 USD).

Nicole Brundage Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook

 Feminine, nostalgic and always sensual, Nicole Brundage’s shoe collection for Spring 2011 features shoes that every woman of style can make her own. The crochet bootie (above) kind of stole my heart… Enjoy more beauties on the flip courtesy of Nicole Brundage.

Travis Barker Ft. Clipse – Come and Get It

Travis Barker Ft. The Clipse - Come and Get It from DanTheMan on Vimeo.

Shot and directed by DanTheMan on an Xbox Kinect. The future is now.

Building your own waves

Waima, New Zealand's some guys wanted to surf so they made their own waves! The beach sits at the base of a valley near a small stream and the sand gets pushed up by the wavesand creates a dam. In order to get some waves, they must dig a trench to release the wave power. 

Mario Kart in Real Life!

Timberland Authentic 7-Eye Boat Chukka

Many brands have delved extensively into nautical-inspired footwear, but for Timberland, the iconic footwear brand has been a little slower to adopt. While the brand may not have the same oceanic roots as the others, its 7-Eye Boat Chukka stacks up well against the others with an iconic profile and a signature Timberland wheat color. The boot is available now at End Clothing.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition

Called the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition, this top-of-the-line SUV is the most luxurious Range Rover ever. Land Rover has outfitted the SUV with a veritable first-class cabin that includes four individual buckets, separated front and back by middle console with aluminum tray tables and a drinks cooler in the back. The rear-seat passengers also get the use of a pair of Apple iPads docked into the front seatbacks, and the cargo area gets a yacht-inspired teak deck. The buyers can choose from either the 4.4-liter V8 turbodiesel or the 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Pricing has yet to be announced, but the Autobiography Ultimate Edition is set to be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Come Home To The Simpsons

Come Home To The Simpsons from devilfish on Vimeo.

devilfish was commissioned create a spot that would re-affirm Sky One as the true home of The Simpsons. Haha, Awesome!

Alexander McQueen x Puma Twisted Leather

Let’s not get it twisted Puma is still a style innovator. In helping us remember that Alexander McQueen in fact does get it twisted when it comes to this new Puma silhouette.

José Miró ‘Dual’ Spring/Summer 2011

 For Spring/Summer 2011 José Miró launches “Dual,” a capsule colletion of dresses that can be worn loosely for a casual feel, and cinched at the waist for a more put together look. On the next page a closer look at more from the José  Miró ‘ Dual’ collection. Available here.

Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection Spring 2011

Louis Vuitton presents a nice video introducing their new Cruise Collection Spring 2011, shot in Capri. Enjoy

Stussy 2011 Spring Collection Lookbook by RJ Shaughnessy

 To help showcase Stussy’s 2011 spring collection, Los Angeles-based photographer RJ Shaughnessy comes on board to capture the range. Known for his “anarchic, spontaneous and playful nature” regarding photography, he has earned a credible following on the back of some great pieces of photographic work. In this season’s line, Stussy features some all-new styles from the quintessential streetwear brand as well as guest designs from Daniel Clowes and Cody Hudson. For any further pertinent information, head over to

Generic Surplus “The Wharf”

Generic Surplus introduces a new chukka style for Spring/Summer 2011 called “The Wharf.” A simple interpretation of the classic silhouette, the sneaker was inspired by old-school sailor uniforms taking cues from the classic deck shoe. Arriving in a ginger suede as well as a navy and opal canvas, the chukkas feature a suede heel patch and matching toe panel with a vulcanized rubber midsole and chambray liner. Available now through Generic Surplus stockists.

Apple Announces March 2 iPad Event

It looks like the new iPad may see an arrival soon as Apple recently sent out invitations to their special event in San Francisco on March 2, 2011. The iPad 2 will undoubtedly welcome another wave of customers to Apple’s already loyal fanbase while increasing sales considerably for its popular tablet. Stay tuned for a closer look into the iPad in a little bit over a week.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

XXL’s 2011 Freshman Class

XXL has now unveiled the official lineup for this year’s Freshman Class. Past issues have been graced by some notables who have been quite successful thus far. As for the class of 2011, here are the names in no particular order:
Diggy Simmons
Lil B
Lil Twist
Meek Mill
Mac Miller
Kendrick Lamar
CyHi Da Prynce
Big K.R.I.T.
Fred Da Godson
The issue is set to hit stands next month, so what are your thoughts?

Fat Joe featuring Raekwon – Pushing Keys

Melo’s in New York now and there’s probably no one more happier in the hip-hop world than this life long Knick fan by the name of Fat Joe. So much so he unleashes this brand new banger with the Chef titled “Pushing Keys.” The production is quite impressive alongside the wordplay from the NYC veterans. No word on where this may land up but you can still check it out below. Enjoy!

Wiz Khalifa featuring Big Sean – Gang Bang (Produced by Lex Luge

In honor of this latest XXL Freshmen cover, Wiz Khalifa commemorates the special moment with a brand new single from his upcoming project entitled “Gang Bang.” Produced by Lex Luger, the song also features an appearance from G.O.O.D. Music’s own, Big Sean. Rolling Papers is currently slated for release on March 29th, stay tuned!

Justin Bieber featuring Tyga – Stuck In The Moment (Remi

A rather unsuspected collaboration has hit the blogosphere today. Boy pop wonder Justin Bieber enlisted Young Money’s Tyga for the Electronica-inspired refix of “Stuck In The Moment.” The track is allegedly a leftover from Bieber’s just released Never Say Never (The Remixes) . See if you like what you hear below!

Rolls-Royce 120EX – Electric Test Vehicle Project | Preview

Dexterity in the face of geopolitical crisis and stringent emission standards, the Spirit of Ecstasy is going electric next month.  Officially known as the Phantom Experimental Electric, or simply as 120EX, the experiment platform is set to debut  on March 1st  at Geneva Motor Show by the pinnacle of luxury lifestyle, Rolls-Royce.  By replacing the conventional drive train on a Rolls-Royce Phantom with an electric alternative, engineers have created a demonstration vehicle, all in the effort to test the feasibility aspect of an all-electric Rolls in the near future. More technical specifications and details to come on the day of the launch, in addition, the car maker launched, an website that welcomes the ongoing debate – is an electric luxury vehicle viable?

Nike Sportswear – Dunk High AC Vintage

 Nike Sportswear will be releasing these new Dunk High AC Vintage sneakers in the coming week at select stockists around the globe. This Dunk High AC features the Dunk High upper paired with a Blazer otherwise known as an “Autoclave” outsole, hence the “AC” at the end of the shoe’s name, to give the shoe some more attitude Nike’s vintage treatment has been applied to the shoe giving it a distinct finish and look. The Dunk High AC Vintage is a Quickstrike release from the Nike Sportswear Spring 2011 Collection and will come in four different colors including Royal, Orange, Maroon, and Yellow. Stay tuned for more details

Nike Air Max 1 ACG – Black/Victory Green

 The newest color of the Nike Air Max 1 ACG to be released is this new Black and Victory Green colorway that uses a Black suede upper with a Victory Green Swoosh and White midsole and outsole accompanying it. An added features is the noticeable two tone shoelaces, with the left shoe being laced in Red laces and the right shoe being laced in Victory Green laces, if you want to tone it down a bit an additional pair of Black laces are in the box when you pick these up at select Nike Sportswear shops across the globe. Schuh-You in Germany has them available today.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011



Hellz ‘Bed Time Stories’ Dress

 Inspired by the movie Black Swan, Hellz is pre-releasing this “Bed Time Stories” dress, for purchase only on the Hellz etail site.  Plenty of time to purchase it and create quite the sensation at your Oscar party of choice, even better if you’re the hostess! (And unlike the movie that inspired it, this dress comes free of the hiss-filled controversy over who gets the design credit!) More images courtesy of Hellz on the next page.

Nike Sportswear Challenger “Varsity Blue”

For those who enjoy Nike’s technologically simple running models, the Challenger surely fits the bill. Featuring a simple style and tooling, the tonal gray/white materials that comprise the upper are meshed with a two-tone outsole. Available now at Schuh-You.

UNDFTD x adidas NBA All-Star Tees

 In addition to the jacket shown earlier today, adidas linked up with UNDFTD on a set of T-shirts for All-Star Weekend. The tees are offered in three different colorways, including a Lakers purple/gold, East blue and West red. These will be given away with the purchase of the All-Star Forums at both Silverlake and Santa Monica locations, while the La Brea store will be offering a free tee and shooting shirt to the first 40 customers who purchase the All-Star Forums. A release is set for tomorrow, Feb. 19.

A Bathing Ape Baby Milo x KAWS Dissected Companion Toy – A Closer Look

We were able to give you a quick preview of one of the figurines over the weekend, but now we have a full look at the line of toys from the Baby Milo and Dissected Companion collection. Combining the two signature characters, these KAWS Milo figurines come in three different colorways and are available exclusively from BAPE STORE and OriginalFake.

BLACK COMME des GARCONS x Disney Capsule Collection

 BLACK COMME des GARCONS has collaborated with Disney on a collection of apparels for Spring/Summer 2011. The short-sleeve crewneck shirts all feature a black silhouette of the iconic Mickey Mouse head on the front with a small BLACK logo on the lower back. The shirts are available in black, white and grey, while the cardigan comes in black. All can be purchased now from I.T and select stockists.

Dior Homme Sweat High Sneaker

These new hi-tops from Dior Homme combine a grey felt upper with a white leather sole and trim around the heel and toe. In addition to a grooved, navy sole, the sneaker is also accented with smaller strips of red, navy and black leather. The sneaker retails for ¥77,700 (approx $934 USD) and is available now on Restir.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Nike SB Dunk Low Safari Update

 The Nike SB Dunk Low Safari has finally arrived at Nike SB dealers. Nike SB decided to drop the bomb on fans this month by releasing the Safari Dunk Low, Neon JPack, and the Statue of Liberty Dunk High. That’s a handful of highly anticipated Dunks, and perhaps a good way to break-in 2011. As for the Safari Dunks, they are available at Premier and other Nike SB dealers, so let the hunt begin.

Nike SB Dunk High Statue of Liberty – New Photo

Last month, we discovered a very interesting feature on the Nike SB Dunk High Statue of Liberty. Now fans of the soon to release Dunk High can take a closer look at the kicks. This new photo also reveals the Statue of Liberty face on the tongue. The Statue of Liberty Dunk is a February 2011 quickstrike and has started arriving at Nike SB accounts, so hit up your shops for availability info. via NSB

Nike Dunk High Varsity Red/Gum

 This varsity red/gum Dunk High was first spotted earlier this month alongside two other Dunks. While we don’t know what’s up with the other two colors, we can confirm that the varsity red/gum Dunk High is starting to arrive at select Nike retailers, including Premier. Hit up your local spots to see if they have these Dunks in stock. Retail is $82. View more images after the jump.

1960s Gilt & Faux Jade Belt

 Velvet flare pants, shrunken leather vest  with the fringes, because sadly or happily I’m the geek that would  go all out, and commit to the  Jimi Hendrix look this belt screams to me. Of course it lends to more modern accouttrements, but vintage rock  and roll style is just irresistible.  The beauty is available at Shrimptoncouture, view in more angles on the flip.

Lupe Fiasco – H.A.M. (Freestyle)

With only days ahead of the eventual release of Lasers, Lupe Fiasco treats his following with a freestyle over Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “H.A.M.”. The piece was recorded during his current trip to London where the Chicago-rapper stopped by the infamous Tim Westwood radio show. This sure goes “hard as a ….” you know the rest. Lasers drops March 8th. Be prepared!
Lupe Fiasco - H.A.M. (Freestyle) by Hypetrak

Common Projects Desert Boot Spring 2011

 The Common Projects Desert Boot remains to be one of our favorite silhouettes of the footwear brand. The soft unlined mid top just feels and looks very premium, different from any similar sneaker in the market. For Spring/Summer 2011 the sneaker comes in a series of colorways, with the red suede version seen here above, being our favorite. They are now available from Oki-Ni.Detailed images of the red colorway and the other colors of the sneaker, follow after the jump.

KRINK x Casio G-Shock DW-6900 Watch

Kinetics previews an upcoming effort between Casio G-Shock and renowned brand KRINK, the creation of New Yorker Craig “KR” Costello. Produced in an all-silver colorway, the watch sports the KRINK namesake on the faceplate as well as multiple placements on the band. Clean and minimal while still showcasing the KRINK signature aesthetic, the timepiece adds yet another solid creation under the KRINK umbrella. Look for the watch soon via select G-Shock retailers, including Kinetics. The Japanese retail price is set at ¥14,700 (approx. $177 USD).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Snoop Dogg featuring R. Kelly – Platinum (Produced by Lex Luger)

Here is this whis week’s #PuffPuffPassTuesdays courtesy of the Dogfather himself, Snoop Dogg. This week he teams up with Chi-town crooner, R. Kelly for this Lex Luger produced record titled “Platinum.” This dance number has all the characteristics of club banger and has been the case for most of his Tuesday drops lately. So until next Tuesday, stay tuned!

Raekwon featuring Ghostface, Jim Jones & Kobe – Rock N Roll

With just weeks away from release, The Chef dishes out yet another stellar single entitled “Rock N Roll.” Produced by DJ Khalil, the song also features Ghostface, Jim Jones and Kobe. You may have heard a prior version that was unfinished but rest assure this is the official. Rae’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang album will be out on March 8.