We live in a world whereby everything is obtainable and even the rarest of things, obtainable, within a matter of weeks - most of the time days.
Which is why ‘old-fashioned’ sneaker stores and clothes store’s are struggling.
There seems to be two types of labels in the world of fashion these days - the global goliath’s which every knowns of - and the boutique labels which still have the ability to create worldwide impact.
How? 3 reasons.
They always offer a-class quality fucking product within the range. In-store decor/design has to be legit, refreshing and unique. And of course the people who work their have to be a reflection of all of the above.
Hype DC is confusing though - it does good job at these traits, but something just seems to be missing. And that’s a sense of stret-cred, a true depiction of the culture within the culture.
All pics thanks to thisashaunted.
Over and out.
Really dig what Brooklyn Nets are doing over in NYC for everyone in their community.
It’s unreal how the new team in the city seems to be bringing so many people from different paths together to unite.
Best part has to be the Nets hittin the streets and throwing a day for everyone to join in and educate them on what the Nets has to offer.
Once again shows that sport has no boundaries when it comes to bringing from all walks of life together for one purpose.
16/11/02 - Arsenal vs Tottenham. Final Score: 3-0.
All that Power.
Somethin amazing happened in the world of Cinema this year. I’m not talking about the amount of record breaking blockbuster’s that have hit the screens but one that debuted on Youtube at the same time as it did cinemas.
Director Asgar Leth and actor Mads Mikkelson (Le Chiffre from Casino Royale) have achieved the creation of this project called ‘Move On - The road movie inspired by you’ with the aid of everyday people offering inspiration from all different angles.
This meant collaborating between brands and their customers - essentially the viewers, in every step of the process developing how the movie is shaped and formed from start to finish.
Everything from the poster to the score to the cinematography, Deutsche Telekom partnered up with their media agency, MediaCom to ask DT customers if they wanted to be part in the entire process of creating a movie.
To be honest, it’s turned out to be a pretty damn good!
Solid way for Deutsche Telekom to align their brand with ‘Life is for Sharing’.
Carson Catlin bringin the heat with his take on toys.
From what he says started out as just a hobby in ‘10 has turned into worldwide recognition now; with his pieces being dropped at a few different store, including Kidrobot.
Posting a few of his pieces here to see the details that goes into each one of these bad boys, gotta give it up to the thread, really like the vibe with those ones. Few of the characters might be familiar but he also takes on commissioned projects for somethin a bit more unique and ltd.
Big up, dig the technical simplicity on these.
- Focal Length
- Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Some months on and nothins changed. Legit.
Siberian Tiger as Mike Tyson’s pet = the 90s.
‘Planned Cities from Space’ - Wired.com
Our civilization never ceases to mesmerize, we seem to create the most complex of creations for the purpose of ‘efficiency’ or simply aesthetics.
Coming across this series of satellite images on Wired magazine puts a few things into perspective. For thousands of years we’ve evolved faster than any other species on Earth. We create cities that home millions with the ability to plan them so from space they appear to be artwork. Albeit some more so than others.
But with this we also see just how insignificant humans are in relation to the scale of Earth, yet we really know how to do some fucking damage.
Cities in order of appearance - Jaipur, India - La Plata, Argentina - Palmanova, Italy - Brasilia, Brazil.
Obama re-election night. Wow.
Narrated by the late philosopher Alan Watts.
What makes you itch..? It’s the answer to this that will truly shape the lives we live, the way we act, talk, eat and in the end, find the happiness - satisfaction, that we are ultimately all longing for, but, have simply forgotten to think of asking ourselves.
We need more philosophers in the world today.
A lot of people say women are crazy about shoes. But I’m gonna go as far as saying that us dudes are way more crazy about them - with almost lady like characteristics.
Here me out: How many times have you seen the laaaydaayyz line-up to pick up a pair of $300-400 ltds a day before they’re dropped (Yeezys)? Then change that up and ask yourself - how many times you’ve seen the laaaydaayyz line up to get $150 sneakers (too many to name)?
Now ask yourself - how many ladies keep the box, the stuffing, the tag and buy cleaning equipment for their shoes? Finally, how many ladies you see go nuts over shoes that were created in the 80s and re-released today and still lose their shit over them? Catch my drift?
Shoes are more than just shoes - they are a manifesto of history and culture, that’s why we’re so devoted to them.
Sneakers and Basketball Players. They go hand in hand. Every single basketball player rocks some type of outrageous shoes - and they always make the headlines no matter what.
From when Patrick Ewing first wore his own label shoe (completely unheard for any athlete at the time) to Jordan busting out the black/red Jordan 1’s which were temporarily banned - followed by the likes of Kobe System’s, Lebron X’s, and DWade signing with Li-Nang - sneaker heads always have something to look forward to.
It’s pretty amazing to see the hype around Ewing Athletics rebirth and seeing them sell out everywhere so quickly. No doubt the timing is perfectly aligned with the start of the new season and the brewing rivalry between the Knicks and the Nets - but it’s made me realise this:
Shoes are more than just shoes - they are a symbol. They tell a story. They have history. They form cultures, subcultures within that. Even if the person behind the shoe disappears - the shoe and it’s story will always be there.
What other piece of clothing has the same power?
Read up on the re-birth of Ewing Athletics at Life+Times.