After much speculations, Undefeated finally released the collaboration’s first images. The “Bring Back 2003″ Pack is a continuation to the UNDFTD‘s “Bring Back” initiative, with designs in reference to a particular juncture in the company’s extensive history working with Nike. Featuring the Nike Dunk High and Nike Hyperdunk 2012, furnished with olive drab and military tonal finishes.
Tom Sachs and Van Neistat's have made a stop-motion safety video for private airline VistaJet. This time you will actually watch it we think. The video,which was initially inspired by Todd Haynes' Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, uses the stop motion technique and you can tell every element is handcrafted which is quite an achievement. Take a look via New York Times.
Ondu, the family of wooden cameras, launched on Kickstarter, which decreed its success, making them reach the goal of 10.000 Dollars in less than 48 hours. Objects with clean lines, a charming design created and produced by hand in a traditional way, through the exclusive use of high quality materials, from Slovenian brand ONDU
Kanye West tweeted that he would be debuting a new video at 66 locations around the globe on Friday night May 17th. People on the streets of Berlin, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, and Toronto have seen the new video. You can check Kanye's website for locations and times of the track's unusual broadcast.
Deluxe celibrates it's 10th anniversary with an exclusive collaboration with Vans. The Japanese brand comes with a luxe vintage suede Vans sneaker with a clear sole and a brown leather patch on the back. The Vans sneakers will be avaliable the 24th of may at Zozo Grandh.
This season Levi’s Vintage Clothing pays homage to the sound and soul of 1960′s Motown Detroit with its 2013 Fall/Winter collection. The heritage of the brand is clearly noted throughout each look which evokes a feel of classic style and a tailored look. The brand sourced materials from their own archives to truly reach back in time for a current presentation of a retro style.read more
Play Cloths does a new calloboration with Saucony with this new set of Shadow 5000s called the “Cotton Candy Pack”. The Shadow 5000 has been candy-coated in pastel colours. 'Dream Blue', 'Coral Almond', and 'Mimosa' are the tasty sounding colourways. All three feature tonal uppers of Dream Blue, Coral Almond, and Mimosa with white midsoles...
Dutch artist Piet Parra has a new show, “Il Senso di Colpa,” which translates to “The Guilt.” The new show is in Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, the second, long-awaited after the 2009 success, solo show by Parra. The exhibit consists in seven medium-sized canvases, ten watercolors, four black and white drawings as well as two sculptures.
Bookmarc has teamed up with Krink on a series of custom markers. The collection includes the K-12 Paint Marker, K-47 Permanent Ink Marker and the K-60 Paint Marker. Each one comes in a series of colors with custom Bookmarc branding as you can see below. You can purchase the markers now from Bookmarc stores and online here. Also check out the video.
Belgian-born artist ROA is a muralist and artist renowned for his giant black and white animals, painted with rollers and spray paint, can be found in every major cities of the world. ROA approaches his gallery work in a completely different way than the work he does on walls in the wild. Like a caged animal, he appropriates the space and makes it his own.
Supreme drops off an array of new caps titled the Angler Camp Cap, A translucent lime-green visor reinforced with a patent leather binding is the new move by Supreme, and it’s the definitive element of the brand’s latest cotton-crowned five-panel. It’s currently sold out online, but should be in stock soon at Supreme flagship locations. Retail is set at $44.
The new All Star Ox Suede pack features the minimal low-top in four summer ready colorways -- Warm Sand, Bijou Blue, Phaeton Grey and Fig -- each replaces the customary canvas upper with suede. All the sneakers in the pack come complete with matching tonal laces, and milky white rubber soles. The Converse All Star Ox Suede are online and in-store at size? London.
An other great kickstarter project is completed, “Everybody Street” illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush...
Follow A$AP Rocky along his meteoric rise to stardom from Harlem to around the globe as we go behind the scenes to the studios, tours, brawls, fashion shoots, video sets and all the way back to the humble beginnings that spawned a worldwide movement. According to the Harlem rapper, the rise to fame happened "suddenly."
Pharrell Williams talks about the innovation behind Oakland's Creative Growth Art Center, CA provides an art studio environment for adult creatives living with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities. It seems fitting then, that Pharrell Williams‘ i am OTHER would have done well to support this projectand why this beautiful documentary series from filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn should be celebrated.
Patta has just dropped their new summer collection for 2013. They used Neal Santos and Martijn Quasie Komdeur for the lookbook. Drop 1 contains selected items and will available in store and online at Patta wednesday May 8 and at official Patta retailers shortly.
The ultra-orthodox Jewish community possesses its own ideology and way of life that sets it apart from other surrounding cultures. Members of the ultra-orthodox community spend most of their time in religious studies. The unique lifestyle of this community causes one of the biggest rifts between religious and secular communities in Israel.
Nike and French brand Atelier de Production et de Création will be continuing their collaborative effort this summer with a pair of new designs. Comprised of two colorways for both the Nike Dunk High and Nike Air Maxim 1, the collection is constructed of premium materials set atop a sole gum.
Tyrsa is a graphic designer based in Paris who creates eye-catching handmade typography. The artist recently collaborated with the Air Jordan brand. Directors Axel Morin & Julien Capelle created a video of the illustrator working in his studio while he was a sign with the Michael Jordan quote: "I've never lost a game I just ran out of time."
RISD grad and graphic designer dad David LaFerriere has a creative outlet that starts before he hits the office: Each morning he draws a new illustration on his kids' sandwich bags before they head out for school. "Each drawing is done just after I make the sandwich," LaFerriere writes. "The challenges are coming up with an idea and then drawing quickly and directly on the bag, every line counts."
The brand best known for their running footwear is taking to skateboarding. The team and intro video features Levi Brown, Tom Karangelov, Arto Saari, and PJ Ladd with the footage receiving creative vision and direction from Russell Houghten. As the line continues to develop and mature into its first season, it looks like the pieces are in place for a successful brand extension.
Some call this colorway coffee, some call it almond, and some call it a two tone brown. Either way it is the same shoe. This Nike Free Powerline +2 is constructed from nubuck and mesh, all the while being dressed in several shades of brown, as well as yellow. Completing the look is white Nike Free sole. More info about the release will follow.
LAUNCH is a partnership between NASA, USAID, U.S. Department of State, and NIKE. LAUNCH identifies and supports ground-breaking innovations that show promise in creating a sustainable future. LAUNCH will change our world. NIKE, NASA, USAID, and U.S. Department of State joined together to form LAUNCH in an effort to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to global challenges through a series of forums.
Saucony x Bodega presents three new sneakers for Spring/Summer 2013. Featuring the G9 Shadow 6, G9 Control and G9 Control ‘Captain Purp,’ the sneakers feature different materials and patterns on the upper. The Elite G9 Control “Captain Purp” is limited to only 85 pairs and exclusive to Bodega.
NPR has the full stream of not only Jay-Z‘s “100$ Bills” but all of The Great Gatsby soundtrack, from start to finish.
The 2013 Baz Luhrmann's movie release Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan and Jack Thompson with a release date of May 10, and will open Cannes on May 15 2013.
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco.read more
These new video pieces highlight main characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor, who appear to all meet up at some point in the upcoming release, while also putting the sprawling Los Angeles-inspired Los Santos, the largest in-game world ever created by Rockstar, on full display. Although Rockstar has yet to reveal whether or not the latest installment in it's storied franchise will come to the next-generation consoles, Grand Theft Auto V is coming September 17, 2013 for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Pre-order now and click here for more details.read more
In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. NYC explores the history, culture and social impact of New York's summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide "Mecca" of the sport. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.
Famed Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei‘s newest artistic endeavor is sure to raise eyebrows, if not provoke spontaneous head banging. The 55-year-old contemporary artist is set to release a heavy metal album, taking care of lyrics and vocal duties himself while calling on rock musician friend Zuoxiao Zuzhou for instrumental backing. The album, entitled Divina Commedia, was inspired by Ai’s 81 days of detention by the Chinese government in 2011.
Nike has joined forces with UNDFTD to collaborate on this pair of Nike Dunk High. Earlier this year they released the "Bring Back" Pack presented a Nike Hyperdunk 2012 and Premium Dunk Hi that featured a creamy white upper with brown accents and a gum bottom. They are now back with a new collaboration for a Nike Dunk Hi. Called the 'Ballistic'. This Dunk features a metallic grey upper.read more
Odd Future member and Vans enthusiast, Tyler the Creator, has teamed with his favorite brand for a pack of shoes. The rapper has put his creative touch on a collection of Vans Syndicate sneakers.Black, tan, and red suede cloaks the Vans Syndicate staple, and “GOLF WANG” branding is present on the heels.read more
OriginalFake bows out this season with a final collection highlighted by this neutral grey colorway of the KAWS “Resting Place” Companion. Measuring 23 centimeters (9 inches) tall, the figure leans back with a dull matte finish on the completed side, while the exposed organs on the body’s dissected half are imbued with a glossy cast.
This fascinating documentary tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project, the wildly popular “Inside Out.” Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible.
Directed by Andy J Scott, “The Other Side” provides a behind the scenes look at the latest Carhartt Heritage photo shoot. Shot in Los Angeles by photographer Nick Maggio along with the rest of his crew, they took the collection away from the stereotypical L.A backdrop to capture life in the shadows of the Hollywood Hills on the other side of the tracks.read more
The undisputed encyclopedia of hip-hop culture is Questlove of The Roots. From his humble come up, to his current stadium status position, Questlove stands for everything pure in the hip-hop culture. A famed collector of records, memorabilia, and eyewear, Questlove takes us through the history of vintage sunglasses in the hip-gop culture as seen through his eyes.
New Jersey horror-punk outfit Mistfits and streetwear brand Supreme collaborate on a versatile collection. We can give you a detailed look at the new The Misfits x Supreme Capsule Collection for Summer 2013. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig; The Misfits® are an American rock band often recognized as the founders of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
Hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky is definitely into fashion. And he wants to share some of the basics with you. A few highlights: there is such thing as "too boxy" when it comes to shirts. And A$AP isn't all that into golf gear. A$AP is performing with Rihanna Wednesday, May 1 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, and again on May 2 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Check out his website for more info.
Tucked away in the western fringes of San Francisco, where the city meets the sea, you’ll find the headquarters of Iris Skateboards. No sign. No phone number. No twitter handle. Just George Rocha hunched over a bandsaw in his garage, blasting garage rock, upcycling stacks of battered and forgotten skateboard decks into rideable works of art.read more
Missoni the famous Italian Haute couture fashion firm has collaborated once again with Converse Chuck Taylor for a spring summer plaid wool design with summer inspired colors, perfect for the summer. The two new models come with 3 sets of laces depending on your mood or weather.
It all started out a year ago with a project on Kickstarter by Julian Marshall. The film, Obey The Giant, is directed by Julian, a 21-year old student at Shepard’s alma mater RISD. Obey The Giant tells the true story of Shepard’s first major billboard takeover. It was an assignment for a class at RISD where he had to illustrate the words from a fortune cookie.read more
It was only a matter of time before Levi’s entered the skateboarding market officially but we can announce that levis will be making their debut into the skateboarding world. This will include outerwear, denim, and all sorts of other clothing and accessory's. All of the pieces will feature new tech designed by levis specifically for skateboarding.
The guys from Eyeforce made a very dope video about Youri Zoon called FORWARD. This movie is the first kiteboard movie ever to document kitesurfing with a high speed camera. With the Phantom Miro shooting up to 1500 frames per second, Youri Zoon's style of kiteboarding was captured in a way like never before. Youri has spent his life focussing on one goal: the world championship.
Thames & Hudson caught up with Yvan Rodic (AKA Face Hunter) at Paris Fashion Week to find out about his new book A Year in the Life of Face Hunter, an engaging travel diary that follows Yvan through more than thirty of his favourite cities on a typical year-long travelling session around the world. It captures his refreshing and intensely individual view of real fashion and real life in the world's most exciting and creative cities.
Leica just got its first flagship store in SoHo New York. The grand opening took place during the highly energetic New York Fashion Week in February 2013, drawing all types of creatives from all walks of life. Inside the store, the wide range of Leica products sits inside glass cabinets, waiting for its next owners. Get an inside glimpse into Leica Store New York SoHo's opening reception held on February 12, 2013.
Stussy Vancouver had the opportunity to style a gorgeous new spring summer '13 photo series featuring Adrianne Ho. Shot by local photographer Fahim Kassam, the laidback workout session sees the exotic-looking streetwear muse showcase a range of relaxed apparel and accessories from this season.
Thumb through a stack of major Los Angeles hip-hop albums from the late 1980s through mid-1990s and you might notice one name credited on all of them: Michael Miller. During the West Coast’s hip-hop scene’s ascension into global fame, the photographer ended up being the go-to lensman for countless album covers and publicity stills.
The Roshe Run has that perfect mix of design elements, making it a particularly popular model in some of the more fashion-forward cities of the world. That’s why NYC, Paris, London, and Tokyo are the four cities at focus in the Nike Roshe Run “City Pack”, with each pair owning a distinct colorway and embroidery on the heel-stripe of the shoes.
Supreme and The North Face release their upcoming collection. The multi-piece range encompasses a Mountain Parka featuring ripstop and 3M detailing while accessories include the Medium Day Pack Backpack and Roo II. The new drop will be available in New York, London, Los Angeles, and online on April 4th and in Japan April 6th.
The Photographer Series is a video series about the stories behind some of the most epic skateboard photos and the people who made them. It was created for Push.ca (R.I.P.) by Concrete contributor Andrew Norton. It’s a very interesting insight into how some of these guys think about their photographs and classic captured situations.
Keiichi Tanaami was born in 1936 as the eldest son of a textile wholesaler in Tokyo. He was 9 years old when Tokyo was bombed during the Great Tokyo Air Raid of World War II in 1945. Images seared into the back of his mind at this time would become major motifs in his art works: roaring American bombers, searchlights scanning the skies, firebombs dropped from planes, the city a sea of fire ...
ALIFE wants you to know that rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated. While the Lower East Side staple has been somewhat dormant for over a year now, its crew still put on a mean music fest through its secretive ALIFE Courtyard Session. During the last few weeks, however, they’ve also been busy blanketing the streets of LES and SoHo with a new poster campaign, featuring works of P//RETTY P U K E.
After Jack Kerouac and The Beats came Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters. Kesey was a best-selling author turned acid-freak, who was largely responsible for the psychedelic revolution of the 1960s. But, before Kesey and crew started frying the masses, they took a trip across the country in a 1938 International school bus.read more
When SLASH, arguably the world’s greatest guitar player, embarked on a solo career with his album SLASH & Friends, collaborations with his favorite singers, he asked artist Ron English to collaborate with him on the cover. Ron interpreted SLASH’s iconic skull with a top hat using Ron’s unique glowing color technique in a boudoir atmosphere complete with guitar/derriere crossbones.read more
The Surfing Heritage & Culture Center announced that The Surf Riders of Hawaii, a truly unique and exclusive historical piece of surf history, will be one of the hallmark items in the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction, May 11, 2013 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, California.
In the unconventional documentary the original mad-man photographer reveals himself for the first time. Berts meteoric career began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with a young staff photographer, Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Sterns career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide; with Sterns Driest of the Dry campaign for Smirnoff.read more
In 1964, Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box sculptures made a huge splash in the art world. They now come full circle as utilitarian objects in the Brillo Box Pouf. Created by Quinze & Milan in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation, the poufs are designed after Warhol’s original boxes, but made from Quinze & Milan’s plush and these cubes are constructed from dense, water-resistant QM foam. You can buy them here.read more
Legacy of Cool is the beginning of a full scale documentary on denim, the culture that surrounds it, it’s history, the process of its production and the geeks that worship it. The L.A crew are using this as research for their own brand, taking to the skies is search of some indigo tips and tricks. Produced by Max Kingery, Jorge Goytisolo III, Felicia Elise.
Filmed by Lucas Brunelle over the course of a decade, Line of Sight is a new documentary giving us a rare view into the world of underground bicycle messenger racing, something which has become a global phenomenon over the past few years. With a camera strapped to his customised helmet, Brunelle has been capturing the fastest ...
Just For Kicks” is the first documentary film featuring an overview of the sneaker phenomena through interviews of world-renown collectors, Hip-Hop pioneers, industry players, rap stars, journalists, brand marketers and other sneaker addicts. In the film, shot in New York, Paris, London, Portland and Los Angeles ...
RZA shows off his ever expanding array of talents with his debut as a Film Director (and Screenwriter alongside Eli Roth). RZA leads a star studded list of actors that include Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung and Lucy Liu. Second non-stop action Trailer, after the impressive Red Band Trailer of the anticipated action movie starring...Read more
Surgram Films and Guerreisms have collaborated to produce a video on fellow Gentlemen around the globe for GQ magazine Japan. They have been all over fashion magazines, blogs, photos, videos and interviews. These men are not styled by others, they have developed very personal styles through the years with trial and error.