Stevie Williams In Da Playground


Imperial Motion | Kevin McGowen Day in the Life

13 Years of Don Pendleton’s Skateboard Art

Don Pendelton has been creating iconic art and skateboard graphics for Alien Workshop and Element for the last 13 years. His revamped site, Elephont is showcasing a timeline of every board he has designed to date. Peep the entire collection here. Via Complex.com.

House Of Vans | Best Trick Contest

House of Vans and Volcom are hosting a best trick contest on the new HOV obstacles this weekend in Brooklyn.


OHWOW Opens in LA with Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell’s West Coast debut, Nobalesse Oblige, will inaugurate OHWOW’s Los Angeles gallery space. Campbell will present new work furthering his experimentation with tattoo needle engraving and drawings on egg shell. The exhibition will open March 19 and run to April 22, 2011.
OHWOW Los Angeles
937 N. La Cienega
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Video | Juxtapoz March 2011 Issue Preview

Hubba Hummers

Wild, wet, and ready to roll all day and night. That’s how you like your women, right? It’s also how you should like your bearings. Peep the new edit from Hubba.


John Swannell “New Works”

If you are in London this weekend, swing by Dover Street  and catch the final days of Clarendon Fine Art’s exhibition of new works by John Swannell. Swanell, a legend in English photography and famed for his portraits of celebrity and the royal family, presents a series of nude photographs that expertly capture light and movement. Representing a departure from his earlier work, the nudes display a superb interplay of light and dark… as well as obvious sex appeal.
46 Dover Street
London W1S 4FF

Baggu Backpack

Backpacks have been with us for centuries. With school and everyday life,  most needed one at some point. Baggu is a company that specializes in bags that are really inexpensive and are all made of recycled materials. Their backpack can be used “for books, a laptop, they gym or [as] an overnight bag,” and offers a magnetic snap, buckle closure, interior pocket and adjustable shoulder straps. They used a “16oz recycled cotton canvas” which makes for a pretty sturdy bag. They’re available at Baggu.

Andrew Meyers’ Screw Portraits

Flavorwire reports, “California-based artist Andrew Meyers’ screw portraits take several steps to execute. First, he places pages from a phone book on top of a plywood panel base. Then, he sketches his subject’s face and pre-drills 7,000 to 10,000 holes by hand. Once the screws are in at the correct depth, he paints over each head individually to create the finished product, which looks more like a portrait than a sculpture.”
The results are surprisingly delicate and have sold for as much as $35,000.


Landmark & Lions Smart Phone Cases

Landmarks & Lions delivers a smart phone case which may appeal to some. The case fits a variety of phones from LG, HTC, to the iPhones and beyond. The outer is made from lambskin leather and finished internally with felt wool. For those who love handmade, check out Landmark & Lions.

Seagull 1963 Chronograph Watch

Mr. Williams on ACL discusses some Chinese heritage in the form of this chronograph from Seagull. “While out in Vegas I was chatting with a designer friend and his watch happened to catch my eye. It was pretty classic looking, and upon further inspection, I noticed a red star and a few Chinese characters on its face. Intrigued, I needed to know more and inquired as to it. “It’s a reproduction Chinese pilot’s watch from the ’60s.” my friend said. I took a few photos and when I got home did a little investigating on the internets. Sure enough the watch is called the Seagull 1963 and it has been recently reissued.”

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Autumn/Winter 2011

Depending on where your fashion references are placed in time, Frida Gianini’s latest runway collection for Gucci can leave you cold or heart palpitating gasping for air hot. I join the latter. Representing an era,  illustrating glamour so palpable it’s almost heavy, there is no denying the sense of female sensual power, and extravagant opulence this collection exudes. Forget reality, this is the kind of fantasy fashion provides that had me  fall in love with it  in the first place.  I say dream a little and  luxuriate ! Enjoy a few images via Thesartorialist on the next page.


Rick Owens “Scuba” Jacket

A very impressive leather piece from Rick Owens is the “Scuba jacket.” He’s done this jacket a couple seasons now but this time he has actually blistered the leather on the jacket. This season he uses a somewhat blue colored lambskin. The vintage motorcycle inspired zipper placement and long collar make for a great spring jacket. Another solid piece from Rick Owens. It’s available at ArchiveSF.

Video: Beyonce In Blackface For L’Officiel Magazine

The creative world’s fascination with blackface continues, this time the twist being its application to a black woman’s face, that being the one belonging to Beyonce. Further irony applies because Beyonce has frequently been accused of lightening her skin so I imagine she must have had some fun turning that equation on its head! Skin color still matters deeply and I imagine until Martin’s dream comes true, this hot button will continue to be pressed. In the meantime, the shoot is beautiful and the hair, clothes and accessories are amazing! And according the mag, this is an anniversary issue with Beyonce’s editorial titled “African Queen,” which also is meant to pay homage to singer Fela Kuti. Funnily enough the copy points out that her face was “voluntarily darkened.” As if ole Bee would let anyone within ten feet of her face, pulling some makeup stunt she hadn’t completely signed off on and approved thoroughly. Via NB.


Be Positive Soft Boat Suede Shoe

from the new Be Positive Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, we preview today the Soft Boat Suede. The low top shoe comes with an athletic outer sole and extra cushioning. The red/blue/beige upper is refreshing for the summer and works nicely with the contrasting white leather leather and outer sole. Look out for a release soon.

Tsubo Wexler Brogue Shoes & Bowery Lane Bicycle

The Tsubo Wexler  mates oxford brogue styling with sneaker tech for piece of footwear that feels more like a sneaker than a dress shoe. Regular guys will love these. Tsubo also teamed with Bowery Lane Bicycles for a custom bike, complete with shoe shine station, as seen at PROJECT Las Vegas.

Poste x Clarks ‘Burgundy’ Desert Boot & Desert Trek

London shoe boutique Poste joins forces with Clarks on a batch of vintage Burgundy footwear. The timeless suede Desert Boot and leather Desert Trek were each treated to Pantone 209C with striking results. Available in limited numbers through Poste South Molten Street, Poste Harvey Nicks and online through sneaker emporium Offspring.


Benny Gold ‘Varsity’ New Era Caps

Benny Gold gives us a look at his upcoming spring New Era offering.  Inspired by classic varsity jackets the caps feature leather brims and buttons, felt embroidery and college pennant side details. The colors reference the colors of Notre Dame, USC Trojans and the Miami Hurricanes. These hats will be available with the rest of the Benny Gold Spring/Summer 2011 collection this April.

Video: Lupe Fiasco “Lasers” Album Shoot

Lupe Fiasco gives us a behind the scenes look of his his Lasers album cover photo shoot and talks about the inspiration for the project. The album hit stores March 8, 2011.


Puma by Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

The Puma by Hussein Chalayan Collection has been one of the most interesting things to come from the German sportswear brand in recent years. The designer manages to produce timeless and functional fashion that we can only appreciate. Here we take a closer look at the bag collection of the brand for the new Spring/Summer 2011 season, as well as the line in general, via the video here below.


Video: Alexis Lopez for Primitive Spring 2011

Through the above video you get an interesting behind the scenes look at the Primitive Spring 2011 Shoot with Alexis Lopez. Enjoy!

Video: uniform experiment Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook – Making Of

uniform experiment presents a nice behind the scenes video from the production of their most recent Spring/Summer 2011 Collection LookbookNow we can finally give you a more complete look at the uniform experiment Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. The collection looks beautiful, featuring lots of great shirts, blazers, jackets and accessories. The stand-out items on first sight include the luggage and leather accessories, the knitwear and the outerwear. Again, we are not sure it was a smart move to go with the tricolor branding, which is so heavily pushed these days by other brands, but it of course looks nice.


Music Video: Radiohead – Lotus Flower

Off of the new King Of Limbs album of Radiohead, their first single and video has been released today – Lotus Flower.
Produced and Directed by Garth Jennings
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
Director of Photography- Nick Wood
Editor- Leila Sarraf

Music Video: Cee Lo Green – Bodies

Just coming back from his Grammy’s performance, Cee Lo Green releases his new video to “Bodies”, taking a slightly different route from what we are used to see from the artist.
“Video for Cee Lo Green’s Bodies motion picture by Mikael Colombu Films. Featuring Cee Lo Green, Kerry Washington, Janelle Monae, and Karl Lagerfeld.”
All in all a nice execution and some nice use of visual effects, giving this video its very own feel. Check it out!


Puma x Undefeated “Game Time: The Next Chapter Of Clyde” Feat. N.E.R.D. – Event Recap

Puma and Undefeated celebrated their Game Time: The Next Chapter Of Clyde Event at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Next to a N.E.R.D. performance and DJ Jus Ske spinning the decks, a full Puma Clyde exhibition was set up, showcasing some of the most exciting collaborations on this iconic silhouette over the years. Furthermore the new Undefeated collaboration Clydes were of course also on display, as you can see here above in the hands of Eddie Cruz. The LA based stores kept it simple, offering the low top in two premium leather versions with embossed Undefeated Strike logo tag on the tongue.

Stussy Deluxe x Timberland Leather Loafers

After having worked on boots before, Stussy Deluxe and Timberland continue to work together and present for Spring/Summer 2011 a new leather loafer. The hand-stitched shoes come with a premium suede upper and Vibram outer sole. Definitely a great shoe to sport with a pair of shorts this summer. colette already has them in stock.


Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 Issue Cover – Irina Shayk

Today the cover of the much anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 Issue was unveiled. It features model Irina Shayk. Furthermore Sports Illustrated has launched their Swimsuit 2011 website, featuring lots of image and video material of all participating sports stars and models, as well as behind the scenes interviews, imagery and more. You can check it out here.

Video: G-Shock “G-Man” Animated Series

Casio G-Shock has launched the second season of their G-Man animated series. See episode 1 & 3. 


American money

Head Porter “Crew” Series

Head Porter has released  this month their new “Crew” series, a military inspired luggage collection. The collection features khaki, beige and black pieces in nylon and it has to be one of our favorite new collections to come from the Japanese brand since a while. 


New Radiohead “The King Of Limbs” Album Dropping This Week

Out of nowhere Radiohead announced the release of their new “The King Of Limbs” album. The digital version of the album drops on February 19th, with the CD and Vinyl versions to follow on March 28th. You can pre-order the album already here.


KRINK x G-Shock Watch

New York City’s KRINK worked with Casio on a G-Shock watch in the brand’s signature metallic silver. Further details include the KRINK name placed in several location over the watch. We appreciate that KRINK went for something different than the usual drip look on this release, while still retaining their distinctive identity. Available soon through select retailers including Kinetics.


NoPattern ‘Dark Light I’ Print

It has been a while since we reported about Chuck Anderson aka NoPattern. This week the designer pre-released his new ‘Dark Light I’ print and it is without a doubt one of our favorite from the designer in recent time. You can order it now for 60 USD here


Bruxe Fall 2011 Collection

Luggage brand Luxe previews their upcoming Fall 2011 Collection. Next to more subtle black and beige tones, the lines also offers a bold red series. Premium materials and nice details make up the new collection, which consists of backpacks, messenger bags, totes and some smaller accessories and wallets.

Freshjive Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook – River’s Edge

Freshjive presents their new Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. The brand has evolved a lot in recent years and just comes from a recent logo removal process, with their entire clothing line now being logo-less. Also the brand became more mature, yet transports the values of the Californian brand better than ever before, which is also perfectly demonstrated in their new Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook.

Graf Orlock “Doombox” 10″ – Boombox Packaging

Graf Orlock impresses once again with great packaging for their new “Doombox” 10″ release. Using the enclosed instructions, the packaging can be folded into a large boombox. The 10″ was pressed on clear vinyl in an edition of 1350, comes with a CD, and costs $15. You can pre-order the package now from Vitriol Records.


Nike Air Force 1 Kobe

Complementing the Nike Sportswear K.O.B.E. Collection garments are two special Air Force One makeups. The first is a new version of the popular AF1 Foamposite Duo, complete with signature KOBE graphic hits and purple highlights. The second is a premium black leather low, again with signature KOBE graphics and Laker’s inspired accents.

Christian Dior Spring 2011Couture Runway

Smitten by the over the top theatricals and the fact that Galliano’s  models do not walk like robots, (Sidebar: Who said that militant stomping was attractive?) enjoy the grandiose womanly delight that is the Christian Dior Spring  2011 couture runway.

Olivier Theyskens x Theory Collection Now Available

Announced in September last year, the collaborative collection of Olivier Theyskens and Theory  is now available at the Theory online shop. Mostly comprised of work appropriate separates, footwear and handbags,  we hope it contributes to making  Theory once again the hot contemporary brand we remember it to be…


Alexander Wang Additional Backstage Images Spring 2011

Though we thought the painted hair a tad ill advised at the time, looking at newly released backstage images from Alexander Wang’s Spring 2011 runway show, one has to admit that at the very least it was defining. In other AW news, the items featured on the runway hit his retail site on February 1st, and recently the young designer was nominated for GQ’s Menswear Designer Of The Year Award.

MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga II

Ad images for MAC Viva Glam’s second campaign with Lady Gaga are live, with a U.S. product launch date of February 17th, and  international available sometime in March. Offerings includes a nude lipstick and gloss, which most readers at Temtalia, where we found this item, are giving a thumbs up to, though there’s a big crowd that has issues with nude lipstick period, endorsed by MAC, GaGa or otherwise.

Chanel Hidden Mirror Quilted Sunglasses!

Chanel has released images of a range of leather quilted sunglasses as part of its Spring/Summer 2011 offerings. In this image the quilted detail is raised to expose a hidden mirror!! So high drama–luuuuv!! The shades will be available in five colors. See the quilted detail after the flip.


“The Last Resort” by Slinkachu

“The Last Resort” is the first image from Slinkachu’s upcoming (March) exhibition at London’s Andipa Gallery. The exhibition, entitled Concrete Ocean, opens on March 3, 2011 and closes on April 2, 2011, and brings Little People to big ponds.
Andipa Contemporary is delighted to announce a new solo exhibition: Concrete Ocean, by renowned urban artist Slinkachu. Left floating in flimsy boats on puddles the size of lakes, or clinging onto seemingly giant paving stones, in danger of being trodden underfoot by the casual passer-by, the figures in Concrete Ocean address the artists trademark theme of loneliness and disillusionment engendered by the city environment. The dry wit of his observation and the deceptive sweetness of his scaled down figures make Slinkachu’s works absorbing, strong and engaging.
“The Last Resort” was installed and photographed in Wandsworth Common.

Andy Warhol Brillo Box Sculpture

Sometimes, rather amusing things are found on Antiques site 1stdibs. Gallery Antiques and Modern Design currently as a “Lifesize Andy Warhol sitting atop his brillo box, executed in wood by noted Gallery artist Katherine Callahan,” up for grabs. It’s noted that the piece could actually be utilized as a chair if desired.
I’d recomend against that usage, but can’t deny the appeal of the work, which was made in 1990.

Jacques Magazine #7 “The Voyeur Issue”

The latest issue of Jacques Magazine is hitting newsstands and it is their biggest issue yet. With a “Voyeur” theme, Jacques continues to produce one of the best modern interpretation of the classic erotic reads and pin-ups. “88 Pages! Our biggest issue ever! Featuring photos by Barbara Nitke, Petra Collins, Jonathan Leder, and more.


“B-Bike” Concept for Hublot

Known for watches, Paul Davet’s concept for a folding bicycle shows the potential for expansion of the Hublot brand. Davet focuses several facets of design, including interior and graphic, and works from Paris. His bicycle concept is a luxury accessory designed for ease of use and for ease of compact carrying.

Video(s) | EIKNARF Presents

EIKNARF Presents: "Revok: On The Run" from EIKNARF on Vimeo.

EIKNARF has released a few new videos focusing on Los Angeles’ based artists. The first (as shown above) is “Revok: On the Run,” which focuses on the famed MSK crew member. Revok talks about his fears about the over branding of street art and the reason the Seventh Letter exists.

Supra: TK Society Mid Commercial

Supra has a new commercial for Terry Kennedy’s Society Mid shoe. The kicks come in 3 different colorways, Grey Gunny Tuf, Black Suede and White Full Grain.


Quintin: The Outdoorsman

Quintin has just dropped a new hat called The Outdoorsman. The hat features American produced brown melton wool crown, a dark brown suede visor and buffalo plaid lining. This unique piece is now available at select Quintin retailers as well as online. Get a closer look after the jump.

Head Porter Plus Spring/Summer 2011 “Alumnus” Collection

Today we get a first look at the new Head Porter Plus Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, entitled “Alumnus”. Simple and good quality stands at the core of the Japanese brand. Previewed here are chinos, a logo t-shirt and a nice classic Jumper Jacket with tartan lining. The collection is getting to stores from February 2nd.

Generic Surplus Spring/Summer 2011 New Releases

Generic Surplus presents a batch load of new sneakers for Spring/Summer 2011. The majority of the release is made up of low-top canvas styles, though a healthy sprinkling of mid-top suede styles make an appearance. The low-top suede wingtips are also a welcome addition. All silos feature vulcanized rubber out soles and Discreet Generic Surplus logos at the back.


Vans Half Cab ‘Chambray’

Vans presents a new chambray make up of their classic Half Cab sneaker. Available in blue or black, the shoe blends suede and chambray cotton panels with tonal detailing and a single silver eyelet – a strong look for this shoe. The iconic white vulcanized sole finishes the style.

The Hundreds Spring 2011 Lookbook

California brand The Hundreds introduce their upcoming Spring 2011 collection. “As always, the delivery embodies The Hundreds’ unique and consistent take on streetwear, inspired by the Los Angeles Lifestyle and California Culture. The season is defined by a strong return to the brand’s Californian roots, illustrated by the unmistakable beach-y vibe of old school surf apparel influences, updated with current menswear aesthetics in mind.” Available at THLA, THSF, and THNY this Thursday.

Music: Lupe Fiasco “Words I Never Said” Featuring Skylar Grey


Lupe Fiasco has released his new track “Words I Never Said” to the world, featuring Skylar Grey. Look out for his new album beginning of March 2011.


Reigning Champ Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Preview the new Reigning Champ Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. The new line consists of 3 groups – Basic Graphic Tees, Contrast Cotton Jersey & the Signature Canadian Heavyweight Terry. From sweat shorts to new tote bags, the Canadian brand offers good staple items and also expanded their collection with some interesting new pieces.

Pointer x Comme des Garcons SHIRT Spring/Summer 2011

We take a first look at the new Pointer x Comme des Garcons SHIRT footwear collaboration for Spring/Summer 2011. They worked with white leather and camouflage print leather this season. While we do find the get together of the two brands very interesting, we would expect more from them. Especially the white leather shoe seems a little misplaced in a collection by two brands that we otherwise appreciate a lot and are known for their solid, yet creative work. Just our opinion.

House Of Harlow 1960 Sunglasses Spring 2011

Actress and designer Nicole Richie offers up a lookbook for her House of Harlow 1960 Spring 2011 sunglasses line launch and it’s a worthy collection that stays true to the signature style themes Richie has become known and appreciated for.


High Heel Nike Dunks!!??

While we highly doubts that Nike actually put these out on the market we have to give kudos to the excution of the above high heel nike dunks which clearly look better than the high heel Jordans we’ve seen out and about. A precursor to what’ Louboutin X Nike or Jimmy Cho0 X Nike could look like ? Lots more on the flip

Rosa Chá Spring/Summer 2011 Runway

Smitten is what we are by the undeniably sexy to the tenth power Rosa Chá collection where for Spring’11  we see a deeper lingerie inspiration for swimwear with lots of sheer panels, and a full on apparel line that makes us fiend even more for warm weather. Enjoy!

Bijules Rings Featured On W Magazine Cover

Actress Rooney Mara is featured on the February cover of W magazine and she’s wearing accessories made by one of our very big faves, designer Jules Kim of Bijules. One more image with her rings after the flip. Jean Baptiste Mondino photographed this lovely image and the brilliant styling choices were made by Trish Summerville.


Video: Rihanna ‘S&M’

Bits and pieces of Rihanna’s latest video for her single, “S&M,” have been leaked and given the title and lyrics, there was some concern (on my part anyway) that the full video would be a step back in her evolution away from the dark and troubled Rihanna that had fueled her look and music during the “Chris Brown” era.  And while this video tells us Rihanna hasn’t abandoned her past, what’s changed is now she owns it and is having a good time poking fun at it. It goes without saying the fashion is amazing–from her giant, red curly locks (note to Allure: “scary,” really??) to the white latex suit and newsprint dress, it’s all perfectly on point and a major visual treat.

Gitman Brothers “Organic Stripe Button Down” Shirt

The Gitman Brothers company release their new delivery for the season. With green styling being a big thing in the fashion industry today, it is not surprising to see the Gitman Brothers taking advantage of the fabrics that are available today. The piece is 88% Organic Cotton, 6% Linen and 6% Ramie. A great shirt to wear with a pair of chinos for any event. NeedSupply has them.

Polaroid Land Camera Plush

Here’s a nice find from Etsy. Kylie has handsewn a plush version of the iconic Polaroid Land Camera. Use as an accent pillow, or display on your desk. Either way, it’s a lovely way to celebrate an American legend. I particularly like the stitching of the trademark rainbow. These are made to order, with a projected time of 4 days to complete each individual plush Polaroid.