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What about those shoes ?

14 Jun

 

Off course, you can shoot your cool sneakers on a white background and they will stand out real nice. Or you can do what Willie T did, but you won’t see the shoes until the second viewing. FYI, model: Ellis Cooper, shoes: Air Jordan 11. Enough said.

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iOS 7 – Swiping has never been easier

12 Jun

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Not that I think the use of an iPhone could be any easier, aside from small irritations off course. I do have to admit I got a little bit excited when I heard about IOS 7, mainly because it looks like they’re actually changing quite a bit. It seems the keyword is once again simplicity, aside from the new look, their purpose was to make it even easier to access all types of features. For instance by using the newly integrated Control Center, which allows you to adjust Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or pause a song within a single swipe. I could tell you a lot more, but that’s what the video is for. And remember to update come fall, even if it’s just to get that annoying red number off your screen.

 

Your shoe has a soul

11 Jun

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Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program is about taking your old smelly sneakers and turning them into courts, tracks and athletic fields.  Since they started the program in 1990 they turned 28 million pairs and 36,000 tons of scrap materials into what they like to call Nike Grid and made over 450,000 sporting grounds with this material. Covering about 632 million square feet, which is basically the entire island of Manhattan.

The idea that my old pair of Nike’s,which I most likely became attached to, don’t have to go to waste and actually serve a sporting purpose, appeals a great deal to me and is actually a little reassuring. To show people what they are up to, Nike teamed up with design and motion studio ManvsMachine to create a cool animated video which shows basics of this process.

 

Twist and share

5 Jun

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Coca-Cola came up with a cool way of sharing a coke, even if you’re not very familiar with the person you’re sharing it with. At first you don’t see any particular changes to the original can, but if you give it a twist you’ll find yourself holding two small cans. So half the sugar, which is still a lot, but also a perfect way to start a conversation, don’t you think?

 

‘Bo Knows’ – Air Trainer Max ’91

28 May

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I’m not a big fan of American football, but these would look mighty fine in my collection. Nike has been making a range of NFL licensed footwear since last season’s partnership. Now they’ve come out with a fresh new version of the Nike Air Trainer Max ’91, but this time it’s inspired by Former Raiders running back, Bo jackson. Who had a short, but impressive football career.

Therefor Nike used the signature black and silver, which characterizes the Oakland Raiders. On the right heel Jackson’s jersey #34 is embroidered and on the left heel you will find the Raiders logo. The strap on the front features the slogan from Nike’s early 90’s campaign , ‘Bo Knows’. And I know these are available as we speak at select Nike dealers.

 

One day III

24 May

 

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this entity, which you can hardly call a boat. You can’t blame billionaire Anto Marden for commissioning this mind blowing creation.

The Adastra Superyacht designed by John Shuttleworth (what’s in a name), is the largest trimaran shaped ship and features three separate hulls from which the middle one is obviously the main hull. The Adastra can easily cross oceans as it has a relatively low fuel consumption and it doesn’t weigh that much, because the structure and the deck consist of carbon fiber and the hull is part kevlar, part glass.

And did I mention you can control it with your Ipad even if your miles away? Awesome ! It’s on my list, for sure.

Surfing NYC . .

17 May

At last the summer is at our doorstep, what better time to start looking for swimming shorts. And since it’s the only thing you’re wearing besides flip-flops, I think you’ll agree these have to be top notch. How about these retro looking ones by Saturdays, called the Thomas Board Shorts. Simple yet stylish, not too long or too short, a handy pocket on the back (don’t put your phone in it). What’s not to like?

The world on your feet . .

6 May

By now most people in the know are either wearing desert boots, derbies (preferably suede) or wingtips, for the even fancier folk. This of course is totally acceptable, but how to stand out once the secret is out?

For instance these desert boots created by Supreme and Clarks, who have teamed up a couple of times already. The upper consists of nubuck suede and has an old looking map printed on, which gives them quite an authentic look. They will be available online in three different colorways from the 9th of may.

 

 

Exclusive Flyknits

11 Apr

 

This week Nike will be releasing two limited editions of the Flyknit series and to be honest they look pretty fly. The models that are being released are the Flyknit Racer and the HTM Flyknit Trainer+, the latter being part of a collection that shows some of Nike’s most innovative designs. In looks I would prefer the Racer because of the fresher color pattern of the upper, but since I’m not in fact a racer I’ll exclude myself from the competition.

Unlike Nike’s other Flyknit models, these two are made of multi-colored yarn, which definitely  gives a limited feel to them. The pairs will only be available at Nike Stadium Milano from the 12th of April and at 1948 London from the 13th. Happy hunting.

 

 

Fold ‘m stick ‘m

28 Mar

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For their 50th anniversary the Japanese luggage brand, Porter by Yoshida Kaban, collaborated with Oliver Peoples to create a limited-edition pair of sunglasses. Oliver Peoples is based in LA and they have been making unique eyewear since 1986. From that time on their sunnies where seen on a regular basis in all the big fashion magazines up until today.

This folding design comes with CR-39 lenses and will be available in five different color ways. They will be in-store in April at the Oliver Peoples boutique shops and a few other select stores.

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