Girl teamed up with artists Christian Morin, Hershel Baltrotsky, Chris Waycott, Andy Mueller, Michael Coleman, Eric Anthony, and Jeremy Carnahan for the Art Dump OG series. The series includes decks for Alex Olson, Guy Mariano, Jeron Wilson, Sean Malto, Mike Mo, Eric Koston, Brandon Biebel and will be available Spring 2011. Via FreshNGood.
In an interesting collaboration adidas Originals links up this Spring/Summer 2011 season with rapper Snoop Dogg. The mid top sneaker comes in a premium black leather colorway, featuring purple and orange accents. The one element that hints the most at the collaboration is for sure the eyes on the tongue, which are taken straight from the Doggystyle cover art. Look out got a release very soon.
Mors Footwear sent over a few photos of his upcoming Fall 2011 Vulcanized range as shown at Pitti Uomo in Italy last week. The range, which includes Tennis shoes and desert boots is all made in Europe using Italian materials like soft nappa and suede.
New at ICA Philadelphia, Shary Boyle & Emily Duke: The Illuminations Project.
Looking for an alternative to the convention in which images illustrate texts and texts explicate images, Shary Boyle and Emily Duke developed a looser, more associative method of combining words and pictures. The Illuminations Project is a series of 33 drawings and text pairs generated through long distance correspondence between 2003 and 2010. This exhibition displays 15 of the diptychs. Half of Boyle’s drawings were developed in response to Duke’s poems, and vice versa. In both cases, the responding artist used the other’s work as a point of departure rather than a directive. As a result, the project contains both narrative and more ambient pieces, exploring a violent and misogynistic world through two central characters—Bloodie and Peg-Leg. Privileging neither female nor male, nature nor culture, animal nor human, Boyle and Duke consider a wide range of issues, situations, and contexts, producing a series that presents a dark feminist take on affect and politics.
This exhibition is the first public presentation of the work and will remain on view through March 20, 2011.
A contemporary version of the Tambour desk… perhaps… with a fanciful shape and sadly unflattering legs. That, in short is what German designer Elisa Strozyk and artist Sebastian Neeb have created with the Accordion Cabinet. It’s one of those “almost there” pieces… but, those legs.
PINA - Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost from neueroadmovies on Vimeo.
This is amazing. “PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. The feature-length dance film was shot in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and shows the exhilarating and inimitable art of the great German choreographer who died in the summer of 2009, inviting the viewer on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: right onto the stage of the legendary ensemble and together with the dancers beyond the theater, into the city and the surrounding industrial landscape of Wuppertal – the place that was the home and center of Pina Bausch’s creative life for more than 35 years.”
She & Him - Don't Look Back from Merge Records on Vimeo.
Love the design history nod, even if it actually amounts to nothing.
Director Jeremy Konner
DP Logan Schneider
Editor Jeremy Konner
Producer Billy Parks
Executive Producer Jeff Pantaleo
From the Album “Volume 2″
DP Logan Schneider
Editor Jeremy Konner
Producer Billy Parks
Executive Producer Jeff Pantaleo
From the Album “Volume 2″
Jason Denham, the brains behind Denham the jeanmaker, bring us a new take on denim. The “Skin” jean is a slim fitting pant that offers a “Virgin Black Teflon” coat. The welt pocket detail has a button closure for added security of each pocket. There’s also a hunting detail at the knee for more movement and less constriction. This detail takes note from older style hunting pants. “An innovative yoke construction visually drops the posture of the front waistline whilst retaining a standard wearable rise measurement and all signature details.” A true collector’s item that not only fits well, but it will bring high contrast fading to the fabric that will look very interesting over time.
“Two things about this work of art are amazing. First, the scale. Second, Yan Yongliang has turned a collection of black and white photographs and formed a collage mimicking cigarette ash. The ash itself mimics a city scape, and the photographs are all architectural. Full circle, fully engrossing.”
Designed by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen, the Float Cappuccino Cups are manufactured in Canada (that’s for you, Pete). “The double-layered structure of the Float glassware series separates the bowl containing the liquid from the hand, keeping cold liquids from warming in the hand and hot liquids from scalding. Condensation is also elevated from the table surface, eliminating the need for coasters. All of the items are mouth-blown from borosilicate glass, an extremely pure and chemically inert glass which is heat resistant.”
Here’s a couple of styled looks from Topman showcasing their men’s Spring 2011 collection. Casual and friendly garments look to provide some with a full wardrobe or select pieces to accentuate your tastes. Better yet, use Topman as a go-to in those moments of fashion emergency – say you still a can of paint on your trousers. Then again, that is fashion.
Faber-Castell delivers a massive collection of art pencils as part of their 250th anniversary - 1761 start! “The handcrafted dark brown wooden box is paired with leather wrapped metal handle. A security closure and individual code come with each set. The five-drawer box is filled with crayons, porcelain water pot, eraser pencil, art eraser and more; a complete set of colour pencils are placed alongside each other; 120 Polychromos artist’s pastel, pastel pencil 60 Pitt, 8B-6H of 15 Castell 9000 black-lead pencils and the renowned 120 Polychromos artist’s colour pencils and 120 Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils.”
Han sends over look of their new Union eyeglasses frames, which has some inspiration that we could only see coming sooner than later. The good thing is that they look great with the thick acetate. “The style is inspired by 1970’s welding glasses. The frame is bulky, but with characteristic clean Danish lines. Union comes in transparent grey, solid black and army tortoise all options with sun and clear lenses.”
Locals Only is the photographic history of the the 70’s California skate scene during the height of the drought which lead to explosion in not only bowl riding but the sport of skateboarding. “One afternoon in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland drove up Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Los Angeles and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. Immediately transfixed by their grace and athleticism, he knew he had found an amazing subject. Although not a skateboarder himself, for the next three years Holland never tired of documenting skateboarders surfing the streets of Los Angeles, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, and as far away as San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico.”
Here’s an interesting find from Agenda. Japanese label SAG are launching a new dog-oriented clothing label called Famill. To kick things off they’ve created a series of collaborative goods ranging from collars and leashes to a carrying bag. All made in Japan.
This weekend Dover Street Market re-opened its doors with a series of new spaces and collections for Spring/Summer 2011. Here we take a look at the new t-shirt range by Comme des Garcons PLAY. The brand continues to play with the same heart graphics that we have seen every season since its debut. The seasonal colors are white and grey with gold foil prints.
G-Shock Japan has released some new watches for January 2011. This month they concentrate on the GD-100MS model and we appreciate that the attention is taken away a little from the usual styles of the brand. Next to more classic black versions, the watch also comes in a matte green, shiny black, as well as shiny white and purple version with contrasting dial and display colors.
To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Barbour will be releasing a Steve McQueen Collection. The line consists of jackets, t-shirts, as well as knitwear and is directly inspired by vintage photographs of him racing his motorcycle and relaxing in his spare time. Look out for a release later this year.
Japanese luggage brand Master-Piece will be introducing later this season the British Millerain Series. They worked with the family owned UK business on a luggage collection, with all pieces featuring British Millerain waxed cotton uppers and oiled leather details. The outcome is a solid line-up, consisting of backpacks, messenger bags, waist bags and more. Look out for a release March 2011.
We present the new Levi’s Made & Crafted Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Lookbook. Next to a solid line-up of denim the line offers a nice selection of shirts, jackets, blazers and also some quality accessories.
Today we can give you a detailed look at the beautifully packaged Nike SB Dunk Pro Book 1985-2011. The book will give you a detailed history of the iconic sneaker and its various versions and special editions, as well as its evolution. The packaging is really on point, wrapping the book in the soles of the sneaker.
Once again Nonnative worked with Kaneko Optical on several glasses and sunglasses for Spring/Summer 2011. Overall three frames are being offered, each in two colorways. Look out for these to release over the coming months.
One of the first Bape sneaker releases from their Spring 2011 Collection has dropped today – the Octopus Tailor Camo Sk8 Sta. The low top skate sneaker features the new Octopus camouflage that the brand introduces this season. The sneakers come in two colorways and are now available at Bape Stores.
Today we take a first look at the upcoming JC/DC by Jean Charles de Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, entitled “celluloid Heroes and Radiant Kids”. As usual the eccentric French designer keeps it very colorful and incorporates yet another iconic comic character into his collection. From simple slogan t-shirts and sweaters, to knitwear, shirts and accessories, the designer presents a full collection. The Cobrasnake also appears in the lookbook shoot.
After a series of other sneaker brands getting inspired by the classic MA-1 flight jackets, Ransom by adidas now also presents for Spring 2011 their Valley high top sneaker in the iconic black and military green colorways with orange linings. The hiking boot laces make for a nice finish.
Two brands we’ve never heard of – Hobahoba and Nipmuc Jeans – worked together on decent-looking functional cycling pant. The pants sport a U lock holster at the rear, a Velcro closure at the ankles and side pockets with snap-button closures to aid you in your daily ride. Available at Sup Clothing.
We already showed you some of the footwear from the new adidas Originals x Star Wars Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Here is now a look at the best apparel item to come from the collection this season – the Leather A-15 “Stormtrooper” Tracksuit. The classic adidas tracksuit gets the Star Wars remix, featuring multiple embroideries and large patches on premium white leather. Look out for a release in the coming weeks.
The adidas Originals ZX 700 Boat has come a popular sneaker in the brand’s collection, riding on the wave of the boat shoe popularity and a more casual trend in sneakers. For Spring 2011 it returns in a solid light brown leather colorway with contrasting patterns on the lining. The sneaker will release at Crooked Tongues and other adidas retailers February 2011.
For the new Giant Robot curated “Zen Garage” Exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles, artist David Choe painted an entire Scion Monster Truck. The exhibition opened 2 days ago and will run until February 13th.
We came across these new Gucci High Top sneakers from their Spring 2011 Collection. We like both brown colorways of the sneaker, the added leather laces and the fact that you can flip down the ankle support. Not too much Gucci branding, which usually ruins it.
Japanese label Undercover offers a unique twist on the Pea Coat, exclusively for their Zozovilla Limited shop. Outfitted with zippers across the hem, arm patches and a deeper-than-usual neck line, Undercover’s take on the classic naval coat strays just enough from the original, as to not lose the core attributes that made it such as staple item to begin with.
Red Wing previews a new blue suede 877 8-inch high boot. Dubbed the ‘Sky High’ this Red Wing Shoe Co model is scheduled to drop for Autumn/Winter 2011. Refreshing.
In an interesting new collaboration Reining Champ has gotten together with Japanese brand nonnative. The two worked on a zip-up hoodie and some sweatpants. Using recycled fleece, both pieces come with beautiful details and are of very high quality. Look out for a release in the coming weeks. Via vendor.
Today we can give you a further look at the new adidas Originals x Star Wars Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. The Artist Fusion Pack consists of both apparel and sneakers, fusing colorful graphics with classic Star Wars characters, in this case the Stormtrooper.
Australian eyewear brand COLAB will be launching in the US this year. Today we present the brand’s Summer 2011 Lookbook, showcasing their upcoming sunglasses, due to be released in the coming weeks. The brand is best known for collaborating with various designers and artists on their eyewear, which is of course once again the case. A closer look at the individual models will come closer to the release.
While Timex 80 made its waves in the last couple of seasons with colorful new editions of classics, its the classic Timex brand which became in our mind even more interesting again. Especially their timeless Camper model is celebrating a strong comeback, which makes sense when considering the overall hertiage brand comeback.
The Timex Big Camper is a new oversized limited edition version of the watch and it looks beautiful. It comes in black and army green and features matching canvas straps. It is now available from Adam et Rope.
Nixon presents a new model as part of their Spring 2011 Collection – The GoGo. The GoGo is equipped with a light, a rotating bezel and is constructed of polycarbonate and polyurethane. It is now available in 5 colorful and refreshing options.
Inspired by the Lacoste 42 sailboat, the brand presents a sneaker pack consisting of overall 4 styles. Heavily inspired by sailing in terms of design, the pack includes the Rene Lacoste, Cheve High L, Cabestan Twin and Broadwick Vulc. The Spring/Summer 2011 sneakers are now available exclusively from Flauge.
Olympus shows off their latest camera from the PEN series. The E-PL2 comes with 12.3 megapixels and is the second camera by the brand in the micro four thirds market. Most impressive are the new display and the accessories that can be used with the camera, including wireless file sharing and a macro spotlight, which can be very useful for product shots.
From the new Moncler Spring/Summer 2011 Collection we present a clean high top sneaker. A white leather upper gets upgraded with accents of beige suede. The Moncler logo is embedded into the tongue. All in all a solid and clean sneaker that should be coming out in the following weeks.
Milan boutique 10 Corso Como has joined forces with Timberland to work on two make-ups of their boat shoe. The store who usually keeps their collaborations in black and white, chose to go with something a little more colorful this time, using different colors on each panel of the shoe. Also some panels feature the 10 Corso Como logo embossed. Look out for these to release early 2011. Via Smart Magazine.
We take an early look at the Frost Birgens Fall/Winter 2010 Collection.
“In the unique aesthetic characteristics of Frost Birgens, the autumn/winter 2011 collection is based on rather classic silhouettes, with references to post-war working-class uniforms and gentleman like suits. Materials are natural, rough and structured with a gentle drape such as silk noil, lambswool, cotton and viscose.”
Nike has linked up with TomTom and presents their new game changing SportWatch GPS as part of their Nike+ running technology.
“The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is designed for high performance with an extremely clear and readable user interface that delivers the information necessary to the user while in-run. It adds personalization and motivational features to the running experience, including audible sounds, challenges, run reminders and more.
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is designed to be simple and intuitive with only three buttons and a Tap Screen for navigation. During the run, the new Nike+ SportWatch GPS captures location information while showing runners their time, distance, pace, and calories burned on an easy-to-read screen featuring a customizable layout. Throughout the run, the GPS receiver works in tandem with the shoe-based Nike+ Sensor to deliver highly accurate pace and distance data.”
Certainly a great tool for runners and the watch is actually also not looking bad at all.
An interesting new version of the Nike Air Presto will be released Spring/Summer 2011. The Nike Air Presto Anti-Fur comes in a series of colorways and features slight changes on the upper and the outer sole compared to the original.
The collaboration of XLarge and Mickey Mouse goes into the next round for Spring 2011. Included in this first release are new zip-up hoodies, two t-shirts and a watch. All apparel comes in several colorways and remixes classic graphics by both brands. XLarge will be dropping these goods in Japan from January 14th.
Today we take a look at the Oliver People’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection. As we’ve come to expect from the eyewear label, the offering consists of a variety of classically styled frames; available in both optical and sunglass form. The lookbook is quite nice as well.