Melding the world of streetwear and art, San Francisco label Benny Gold invited over 60 artists to reinterpret its aviation-inspired logo.For the project, Gold sent blank balsa wood airplanes to artists across the world, many of whom have a footing in both fashion and art realms -- Aaron De La Cruz, jeffstaple, Grotesk, Curtis Kulig, Greg Miska, Mark Gonzales, Hannah Stouffer, Morning Breath, Haroshi, and more. Each artist reinterpreted the airplanes with their own signature motifs, presenting a comprehensive collection of unique artworks. The airplanes will be exhibited this Friday at Benny Gold's San Francisco flagship.
Portland-based design consultancy INDUSTRY recently teamed up with Ti Cycles to create their vision of the ultimate urban commuter bike. Dubbed "SOLID," the bike features a 3D-printed titanium frame with titanium finish handles and a detachable rack with integrated ABUS lock and strap system. Complementing the premium components are a Light On! DynoLight system, a corresponding "Discover My City" smartphone app that pairs via Bluetooth, integrated haptic feedback system in the handlebars, and an embedded GPS module so you can track your bike should it go missing. Check out the bike above and peep the video below to hear Tinker Hatfield discuss "The Bike Design Project" and Portland's biking culture.
Herschel Supply Co. recently launched issue three of its The Journal by Herschel Supply Co. publication with a great event at Walls Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Co-hosted with Clarks Originals, the event showcased the contents of the latest issue as an art show, with individual features presented as framed imagery on the walls of the renowned gallery. In addition to getting an early look at the features, which included a history of Clarks and photo essays from around the world, attendees also got a chance to check out the handmade Herschel Supply Co. x Clarks Desert Boots, which are limited to just 600 pairs worldwide. Check out the space above and stay tuned for more from Herschel Supply Co.
hard graft comes out with another quality made product in the form of a premium dopp kit for stylish travellers. Constructed with premium vegetable tanned Italian leather and felt, the bag is hand-stained with natural coloring made from tree bark. Furthermore, it is designed to keep bottles upright to avoid any unwanted leakages.
The hard graft Refresh Dopp Kit can now be purchased at the brand's online store for $270 USD.
Earlier this year, Supreme teamed up with Nike to release a bold remake of the Nike Air Foamposite 1. As a follow-up to the highly coveted sneaker, rumor has it that Supreme will collaborate again with Nike SB and Jordan brand on an Air Jordan 1 Retro silhouette. Sneaker lover and Kith team member Andy Oliver took to his Twitter to add some fuel to the rumors.
A gift of sorts for my followers? Not sure how far this has leaked out, but expect a Supreme Jordan 1 SB.
Check out the original tweet here and stay tuned for more on what could be another killer collaboration from Supreme.
Following up their "Go to Work" project where VSCO and Levi's teamed up to explore what commuting means to a group of amazing photographers in major cities in the US, the two have collaborated again to present "The Ride" -- a free limited edition preset. Available to download from VSCO Cam's in-app store, the LV3 preset is best for shooting in warm natural light surroundings and urges photographers to document the world around them via their daily journeys. Check out a photo shot by photographer Tyler McPherron above and download the LV3 preset for your iPhone or Android device now.
FRANK151 has released its Chapter 56 book featuring Phil Frost and MQ, which takes a look into their creative mindsets. The book chronicles the past 30 years of their individual growth through imagery and quotes, taking us on a journey from humble beginnings, to blackbooks, to beefs. The Chapter 56: Phil Frost and MQ x FRANK151 can now be purchased at select stockists such as Barnes and Noble, Zumiez and the FRANK151 online store for $10 USD.
Following the release of his debut studio album These Things Happen, G-Eazy continues his momentum with a brand new track titled "Say." Featuring Coke Boys bossman French Montana, the Ty Fyffe-produced beat finds the two rappers on a high note, celebrating their successes with French speaking on his riches while Eazy lets us know that Taylor Swift is among one of the females on his wish list. Enjoy "Say" here and stay tuned for more from the MTV-titled 2014 Artist To Watch rapper.
In a bizarre yet beautifully delicious move, Reebok has launched a line of bacon for the 2014 Reebok CrossFit games. In line with Reebok's healthy-minded philosophy, the bacon is sourced by U.S. Wellness Meats and uncured with no nitrates, preservatives, sweeteners or monosodium glutamate. Executive creative director at Venables Bell & Partners, Will McGinness, who helped create this project says, "Reebok wanted to engage with the CrossFit community in an authentic, memorable way. The CrossFit community loves bacon. They eat it. They talk about it. Some even wear clothes featuring it. We wanted to embrace the love of bacon and build something fun for the community, while remaining authentic to its spirit."
Bacon-wrapped artichokes, bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates, bacon-wrapped seasoned pork belly and more were also served to the public to sample. Find out more about the new bacon line over at Reebok.
Jordan Brand revisists one of its most iconic colorways with its upcoming Air Jordan Future Premium "Bred." This latest Future features a black woven upper infused with reflective 3M thread, red suede eyestay, tongue andlining, white midsole, and a semi-translucent red outsole. A colorway that's sure to pique the interest of longtime Jordan fans, the Air Jordan Future Premium "Bred" will be available at select Jordan Brand accounts including Packer Shoes on August 9.
Instagram continues to take the world of social photography by storm with the launch of its first standalone app -- Bolt. An app designed for ultra-fast video and photo sharing, it was mistakenly unveiled on the promotional banners on Instagram last Thursday. Therefore, it is now being slowly made available, with Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand the first countries currently with access to it. As of yet, no release details have been made available for other countries but keep checking back for information as it comes through, while you can read more on the specifics of the new app here.
Fledgling London-based vocalist and dancer FKA twigs has been stirring up the music scene as of late with her avant-garde approach to r&b. Following up the brilliant single "Two Weeks," twigs continues to marvel listeners with "Pendulum," which recently premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. The melancholy track begins with a fluttering beat before twigs sweeps in with her immaculate vocals. A track which she refers to as "one of my favorite songs," listen to "Pendulum" here and look for it on LP1, to be released via Young Turks on August 12. Keep up with more music news over at HYPETRAK.
The Air Jordan 6 Retro returns in a new colorway that pays tribute to the Jordan Spiz'ike. The AJ6 "Spizike" features a mix of smooth and tumbled premium leather in a rich shade of red across the upper with black and green accents, all of which tie back to the Spiz'ike's original colorway. The shoe's inner lining also features the same Jordan Brand print as that of the OG Spiz'ike. Rounding out the design is the shoe's contrasting white midsole and icy blue outsole. The Air Jordan 6 Retro "Spizike" will be releasing at select Jordan Brand accounts including Packer Shoes on August 9.
California-bred streetwear imprint Pink + Dolphin makes its way to our digital pages once again to premiere its forthcoming 2014 fall collection. Maintaining much of the brand’s signature aesthetics, from its vibrant color palette to its fun, maritime graphics, the above grouping showcases a bevy of streetwear staples as well as the expansion of the brand’s cut-and-sew division, including a line of American-made denim. Be on the lookout for the first delivery of Pink + Dolphin’s fall collection to hit authorized stockists as well as its online store on August 2.
Anchored by an emphasis on two distinct hues – mustard yellow and navy blue – here we find Attachment by Kazuyuki Kumagai's offering for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. The Japanese contemporary label graces us with a versatile offering of both slinky and slick staples, which find oversized cardigans and draping linen pants in the same breath as flattering cropped shorts and leather bombers. Formal elements of the line arrive in the form of layering pieces such as chambray shop coats, gingham shirts and tuxedo-striped pants, yet these are surrounded by an otherwise athletic overtone. Check out the latest from designer Kazuyuki Kumagai here and look for it at select retailers in the coming months.
Designers often generously imbue their creations with personalities: distinct traits or details that make the piece unique. Adding a unique identity crisis to two commonplace items – the chair and the shoe – Basque designer Martín Azúa unveils his latest avant-garde creation: dubbed the Shoemaker Chair. With the "personality of a chair," and "[requiring] the care of a shoe," Azúa's work features thick, laced leather folds adorning the panels of a wooden chair. The combination of these features, of course, gets increasingly worn over time – not wholly unlike that of its owner. A neat conceptual confusion of inanimate objects, check out the chair above and head here to learn more about the design philosophy.
Brixton breathes sunny breeze into typically somber autumnal palettes, showcasing a vibrant array of prints in its Fall 2014 lookbook. Here the brand draws influence from Southwestern patterning and workwear silhouettes, highlighting staple pieces alongside standout vests, lightweight jackets, and parkas. Materials like wool, corduroy and sherpa underline Brixton's attention to detail and function while the colorways incorporate patterns from solid mustard yellow to woven white/blue stripes. Peep the lookbook above and enjoy the accompanying video below, then head over to Brixton's website to peruse their latest offerings.
One of the more conceptually-strong brands on this side of the Pacific is burgeoning label THE/END, who has just unveiled a look at their intended collection for Spring/Summer 2015. Dubbed "NO VAGUE," the Los Angeles-based studio drew influence from the New Wave music movement of early 1980's New York. As vintage western patterns, dyed leather and experimental androgyny were all hallmark aesthetics of new wave's 'distressed cool', so too do they make up the look of THE/END's first-rate offerings. Monochrome printed T-shirts and bold oversized leather jakcets harken to old record covers, while over-washed denim and weighted chinos add a sense of edginess to the collection. The range is completed by an assortment of patterned shirts and accessories. Enjoy this look through THE/END's Spring/Summer 2015 pieces, arriving retailers and the brand site in the coming months.
The goings-on at ComicCon 2014 continue to unveil exciting prospects for the silver screen. Amongst them is the forthcoming sequel for Sin City – Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's blockbuster neo-noir adaptation – in part modeled after Miller's 1993 A Dame To Kill For comic mini-series. A raunchy, thinly-censored version of a new trailer rolls out the intertwining storylines within ADTK, with the ensemble cast including Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, and Bruce Willis. Enjoy the trailer above and look for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For to drop in theaters on August 22.