Ahead of the excitement this weekend at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, Casio G-Shock will release 3 special edition timepieces with Jordan Brand. In limited edition forms of DW6900CB-2, baby blue in reference to the Carolina Skies, Michael Jordan’s home state, the stealthy black GD100B-1 as in the Black Cat persona Jordan took on while on court, and the Chicago Bulls homage of DW6900CB-4 in varsity red. Each is then emblazoned with the familiar Jumpman logo of Jordan Brand. In conjunction with the All-Star Game, all 3 will be available this weekend at Footaction retail chain across the country.
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In honoring their triumphs over adversities and their struggles in becoming not only great athletes but part of citizenry, Nike Stadium NYC at Bowery went through a transformation to highlight the accomplishments of Michael Jordan, Dr. Jay and Kobe Bryant. Part of Nike Sportswear’s commemoration to Black History Month, the space serves as a reminder that the journey is far from over, though less difficult now thanks to the road paved by pioneers before. The particular circumstance have linked up 3 brands – Nike, Jordan Brand, and CONVERSE, in creating an exclusive BHM Collection, also on sale now at the retail portion of Nike Stadium NYC. Take home a bit of history today.
Nike Stadium NYC Bowery
276 Bowery | Map
New York, NY 10012
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In addition to making really high quality, well thought out bags and accessories, Head Porter also has a great track record for defining an aesthetic theme for a line, and building out a collection based on it. While some HP themes have been successfully based around animal patterns and varied textile feels, some of the most popular collections are the result of a basic color palette, in which basic colors are artfully applied and contrasted. The new Block Collection from Head Porter is exactly that – a playful study in complimentary and contrasting primary colors. And it’s as broad and inclusive as any collection from Head Porter; including tote bags, messenger bags, shoulder bags, an array of backpacks, along with a Boston bag and a range of smaller wallets and pouches. All are available in a youthful but controlled range of blues, reds, greens, and purples, with trim in white and yellow. Check out the whole collection after the jump; the Block collection is available now from the Head Porter official online store.
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A pacifier never looked this cool. Even after its 8.4 million views on YouTube, last summer’s Swagger Wagon music video by Toyota Sienna is still the funnest parody online. With actors Brian Huskey & Rachel Drummond (simply knows as “Daddy” and “Mommy” in video series) at the wheel, direction by Jody Hill and catchy rhythm from Justin Bailey of Black Iris, the video garnered another accolade last evening – the Golden Pencil in Music from the One Show Entertainment Awards. Still doubt the abilities of 2 suburban parents throwing verses like the pros? Check out the video of Daddy Swagger and Mommy Swagger performing live at the event last night. Jay-Z, you know who to call for your next opening act…
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To those of us clamoring for the arrival of a CDMA Apple iPhone 4, this bit of news fly against all conventional beliefs. In a recent independent, crowd sourcing-base test by Speedtest.net among some 43,000 AT&T Wireless iPhone users and 14,000 of their Verizon Wireless counterparts, it found that AT&T’s 3G network, and not Verizon’s, was faster. AT&T’s customers enjoyed an average of 1,769 Kbps in download rate and 730 Kbps in upload while Verizon can only muster a rate of 848 Kpbs for download, 506 Kpbs for upload. The conclusion, AT&T #G network was roughly 2 times faster than Verizon’s. To ensure the legitimacy of its data, users ran the tests multiple times in different locations across the US, all came with similar results. It isn’t all doom and gloomy for Verizon iPhone users however. The data did not reveal voice clarity and connectivity. But to echo the sentiment of emo band Weezer, say it ain’t so… To test your iPhone’s speed, download the free Speedtest.net app on the Apple App Store today. via: Wired
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ALIFE is having a Winter sale from now until Sunday January 20th 2011 with Fall and Holiday footwear and apparel discounted up to 50% off.
ALIFE New York | A.R.C.
158 Rivington Street | Map
New York, NY 10002
TEL #: 212-375-8116
Sale Dates: February 17th (TODAY!) – February 20th (Sunday) | Noon – 7 pm
Cash and Credit Cards Accepted
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A return to the original inspiration for adidas Originals by Originals (ObyO) initiative, Japanese designer Kazuki Kuraishi sought help from friend and fellow musician Ian Brown to his Spring/Summer 2011 line. Broody in an all black color scheme and billed as the Ian Brown, the new design is based roughly on the adidas Originals ZXZ, a sneaker all too familiar to those with an active lifestyle. Among the mesh and leather, a facsimile of Brown in gold is imprinted on the tongue along with the musician’s name inscribed on the side in gold. To be release with the rest of adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi in the coming weeks.
Another weekend and another sneaker release onslaught. After this morning’s mad dash for the Air Jordan V Premio from Bin 23 Collection, Jordan fans are prepping for another sit-out tonight for tomorrow’s Air Jordan 2011 Year Of The Rabbit launch. Because of its significance – Michael Jordan was born in 1963, another Year of the Rabbit, retailers have put several measures in place for the expected rush. For tomorrow’s launch, NikeTown New York will be conducting a raffle early in the morning at 7 am. Those with winning tickets will be call to lineup for the sale an hour later, at 8 am. A bit muddle but all to ensure that the purchase is done in a fair matter.
NikeTown New York
6 East 57th Street | Map
(bet. Fifth Avenue & Madison Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
Release Date: February 19th (Tomorrow!)
7:00am – 7:30am – Raffle
8:00am – Purchase
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A perfect accompaniment to Dave White’s Air Jordan 1, the Statue of Liberty Edition of Nike SB drummed up another note for American pride. Like the Grand Dame of New York Harbor, the beacon of hopes and aspirations everywhere, the copperish green upper fades with time and wear. While everything on appearance looks the same, tucked beneath the silhouette is the new Skate Dunk Tech outsole. Available in limited quantity at Nike Skateboarding dealers like Caliroots of Stockholm.
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In a town more about slackers and surfers, there is an undercurrent of tension. And if you aren’t careful, you will be bury. To survive, you got to take on the attitude of Los Fearless. Celebrating the culture of streetball and neighborhood pride, Nike Sportswear allocated a parcel of real estate at Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles for its Los Fealess Club House. Strewn around are remainders of a game not broadcast on ESPN, a culture with embedded defiance against the seedy surrounding. Over the course of the next few days and during the NBA All-Star Game, fans can cheer on their favorite streetballers while customize their kicks and Nike Sportswear apparel. With drinks, food, and music provided by the likes of DJ Brandi Garcia and company.
Nike Sportswear – Los Fearless
Hollywood Blvd & Vine Street | Map
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Team Jordan comes to your mobile devices with the launch of AJ3K, a new video game app for Apple iPhone and iPad. Select your weapon of choice – Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul, to dominate the day. Conquer sequence of levels via agility, speed, and pure endurance. Best of all, its absolutely FREE. Own the court, virtually, today!
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Conceptually, its a fun exercise since its not everyday a designer can alter the logo of a global brand. But that is exactly what Kazuki Kuarishi did, not once but twice. After the launch of the Plant Pack, a 2009 collection which passed on without too much notice, adidas Originals tapped Kazuki for a second round this year. In black coated canvas with white sole and toe cap, the seemly simple Plants KZK features only one visible alteration, a stemming adidas Trefoil in the form of a red rose on the heel. No convoluted concept here, just pure Kazuki. Currently available at select adidas Originals retailers, like CONCEPTS of Boston.
CONCEPTS (CNCPTS) Boston
37 Brattle Street | Map
Cambridge, MA 02138
TEL #: 617-868-2001
The only thing constant with Radiohead is its frontman Thom Yorke’s ability to wail in its songs. The Brit rock band’s chameleon-like promotions have forever changed on how music is distributed from artist to consumer. For its upcoming The King of Limbs album, new works since the 2007 In Rainbows, Radiohead will again challenge the status quo. Billed as the “newspaper album”, the complexity of the record’s packaging alone is something to be astonished about. To accompany the CD and two 10-inch vinyl are “many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degredeable plastic to hold it all together,” in addition to the “purpose-built record-sleeve.” With each purchase, fans get the option to download the record tomorrow, ahead of its official May 9th launch date. Of course, you can opt out the elaborate packaging altogether and just download the songs. But what fun will that be?
February 19th (Tomorrow) – Download Files
May 9th (Monday) – CD + Vinyl Pack
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English brand CASH CA is releasing another set of collaboration bags with immun and utilizing fabrics from Liberty. immun is a new brand headed by Kazuki Kuraishi and as he is the designer for both CASH CA and immun brands, the two styles cross over effortlessly. The backpacks and messenger bags are constructed with abrasion proof cordura material and Liberty flower print fabrics are featured on the bottom parts of the bags. On the other hand, heavy duty oiled cotton textile is used on the tote bag in camouflage pattern and in plain khaki colorways. All of the items are currently available at CASH CA stockists around the world.
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As the focus of F.C.R.B. is to produce apparel that revolves around the fictional soccer team F.C. Real Bristol and it’s Gym line is intended to be worn in and around the gym. Simple black and navy exterior is set off by the leopard print details. The PDK jackets are made purely in polyester material, which quickly dries and repel liquid. On the other hand, the rest of the pieces are made in a blend of polyester and polyurethane materials, also with fast drying properties. Underlayers and tights would be useful for joggers on early mornings and these are available in vivid colors. All of the items will be hitting the SOPH. stores and authorized dealers. Check after the jump for the full preview of the collection.
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British artist INSA stepped on US soil earlier this month for the opening of his first ever exhibition in San Francisco, at the famed FIFTY24SF Gallery. The exhibition will end on the last day of this month and the artworks and prints are currently ready to find a new home. FIFTY24SF Gallery online store have cataloged the works in an easy to navigate sequence and keep in mind that the original artworks are one of a kind, created specifically for this exhibition. Stand out pieces include the three dimensional Exterior Gloss Sculpture and the Heel Fetish series complete with lights. If the artworks are out of reach then the special SF limited edition prints may arouse your interest.
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If the lookbook is anything to go by, the Spring/Summer 2011 collection from adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi line commands the right kind of attention. Each piece is unique and items range from casual sportswear to a more stylized cut and sew pieces, blurring the boundaries between athletic wear and high fashion. Once again, the technical aspects are not overlooked this season and the choice of diverse textiles from basic cotton to water resistant shell materials play a large part in unifying the range. Initial deliveries are scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th at adidas ObyO stockists near you. View the full lookbook after the jump for style suggestions and edits.
Command by 2 giants, PENTAX navigates through the likes of Canon and Nikon by catering to niche camera users with novelties like the Nanoblock x PENTAX Optio NB1000. To address the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, the camera maker designed the Optio WG-1, along with the Optio WG-1 GPS. Truly redefine the word “ruggized”, the casing on both Optio editions are crushproof, able to withstand 220-pound of press. Completely sealed, the cameras are impervious to dust, sand, and mud, with the ability to be waterproof under 33-foot of water. In fact, it was designed to withstand every conceivable adversity Mother Nature has and then some.
Featured a 14-megapisel sensor, a 28 – 140 mm lens with a 5X zoom, PENTAX also added a Enhanced Digital Microscope Mode. When on, 5 LEDs near the lens provide optimal lighting for botanist or entomologist to view collected specimens out in the field. As the designation indicated, the GPS function on the Optio WG-1 GPS enable geo-tagging of photos. Priced at $349.95 for the Optio WG-1, in colors purple or black, and $399.95 for the Optio WG-1 GPS, in colors yellow green and black, both editions will be available in April 2011.
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Looks, we obsessed over them, but such vanities aren’t bad sometimes. With a bit of ingenuity, marketer at retailer UNIQLO formulated UNIQLOOKS, a online community centered on what else but the way we look. The guideline is very straightforward. Simply mix and match your favorite UNIQLO items into an outfit, take few snaps of your self and upload them to UNIQLOOKS via your Facebook account, whereby fellow members of UNIQLOOKS would critique on your styling. Concern about opening a potential “can of worms”? Community mediators are stringent about “insults” and unproductive critiques. In addition, there are plenty of upsides, including meeting new friends halfway around the globe, an update on UNIQLO product availability and the main draw, an instant feedback on how you look.
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Like its counterparts in Votron or the live-action variant Power Rangers, each member of Casio G-Shock G-MAN unit is quipped with a special talent. After a quick briefing on the creation of our little friends last season, the new season introduces more G-MAN with new capabilities. Meanwhile, the enemies have weaken G-MAN headquarter’s defenses, surging toward the command center… via: SF
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