These 3D Lord of the Rings Puzzles will be your precious. Once you build them you will never want to go back to plain old puzzles. What we have here are 3D puzzles of some of Middle Earth’s most famous locations. The puzzle pieces are foam-backed for extra strength too. They should stand up to […]
Serve food and drinks like a Time Lord with the Doctor Who TARDIS Tray. Of course it’s not bigger on the inside because it doesn’t have an inside. This is the perfect tray to pull out when entertaining guests during a Doctor Who binge-watch. Just imagine bringing it out with the Doctor Who Silver TARDIS […]
We all know that Riker is the ultimate ladies’ man. He is the only other guy in Starfleet that can give Kirk a run for his money. Now you can celebrate Riker’s skill with the ladies by wearing this Star Trek TNG Holodeck 30 Single T-Shirt. This soft 100% cotton Star Trek TNG Holodeck 30 […]
In a brother duo, experimental film-maker Oz Thakkar created this cinematic short for his brother Nik Thakkar’s brand, Ada + Nik – luxury menswear brand with couture designer Ada Zanditon. The film is a bizarre, elegant tale of man who diurnally sacrifices to escape his memories. Carpe Noctem is a punk-luxe nightmare melodrama - tangled with a bizarre backstory. It's a film of the kind that only Ada + Nik would dare create. Brando, played by Oliver Walker, wakes up everyday with no idea who he is - or where he’s come from. His actions are dictated by his primal instincts - lust and thrill.
The film is a hazy blur of premonitions. Brando - a blank canvas - puts on his clothes and drags on his smoke as he discovers himself. Premonitions take us on this punk-luxe journey - with a beautiful girl, a classic hog, and the open road. It’s a nod to the likes of Godard and Murakami - ambiguity and false roads. With a bizarre twist, we’re confronted by the ‘Master’. In the words of Bob Dylan, “..it may be the devil, or it may be the Lord - you’re gonna have to serve somebody” - a reality check hits home - Brando needs to decide whether or not he sacrifices to lose his memories and wake up - every day - the same. A cyclical hell of false roads and sacrifice - or live life free from burdens - free from the past. For a closer look at Ada + Nik's spring/summer range click here.
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Read below for an exclusive interview with Oz Thakkar as he walks us through the creation of Carpe Noctem:
The location is great. How was it decided upon? Could you walk us through some of the pre-production of the film?
We were fortunate enough to be given full reign over filming at The Rosewood London Hotel - so that was a good starting point for the story. In terms of pre-production, my background is in long form content - I prep as much as we can before a shoot. Every frame was storyboarded and shot listed. To make this film happen, we collaboratively pulled in a lot of favours, and managed to get our hands on some great equipment, including an Arri Alexa and Cooke lenses. Weather was a killer, and working with a limited crew on a limited timescale, we had a lot of pressure to deal with - let alone bad weather! In the end we weren’t able to film a crucial scene.
How did the story come about? Was there a similar circumstance that you were faced with at one time?
The backbone of the story very much came from Ada + Nik. There was a clear brief, and a sacrifice was to take place. The rest was developed around inspirations from idols of mine - Murakami, Godard, Almódovar, Bob Dylan etc.. The film pays homage to each of them individually - in its own bizarre way. For me the film is a very personal piece.
How did the Ada + Nik Spring/Summer 2015 collection influence the way the video was shot and directed?
This is the second film I have made with Ada + Nik, the first one was equally experimental. It’s less about the collection itself, and more about who the Ada + Nik man is - and what the brand stands for. Carpe Noctem is the name for the SS15 collection itself and everything from the runway show through to the creative content has been built around the ethos of “Seizing The Night.” Oddly enough, the name for the collection actually came about from when Ada and Nik visited my childhood bedroom - ‘Carpe Noctem’ was one of the many notes scribed on my wall.
With the collection, how was it arranged and decided on when pieces would be introduced with the narrative?
Ada + Nik have certain signature pieces, primarily leather outerwear. So the classic leather jacket that they co-designed with NJOY instantly became our hero piece. And in part, the leather biker jacket became an influence in how we got involved with Untitled Motorcylces and their classic BMW motorbike. With the arduous weather, we also proved that the innovative use of hydrophobic cotton and breathable sneakernet used in Ada + Nik's SS15 pieces came in handy in the rain too!
In the part where Brando has to decide his fate, what would your responsive have been?
Tough question. There is something about ignorance being bliss that has always had an appeal to me. There’s a lot of darkness in the world, and sometimes being naive to it all is an escapists dream… I guess to the answer to that question would be different everyday.
Any works for Fall/Winter?
I’m working on a range of projects at the moment including a feature film set in Tokyo and a range of experimental short form content. Ada + Nik are currently working on an editing set of concepts across design and creative for their FW15/16 campaign. They tend to get up to some pretty innovative stuff, like partnering with Vyclone to collaboratively shoot the SS15 runway show.
Look cool. Look tough. Kill zombies. Easy rules to live by when you’re wearing the Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Winged Vest… and isn’t it about time this thing became available for TWD fans? It’s been a long time coming but maybe there were licensing issues. Whatever the reason for the delay, the time has finally […]
Exterminate sticky rings and stains on your furniture with these Doctor Who Dalek Coasters. They will protect your surfaces from all of the sticky hazards of drinking beverages. These Daleks will gladly prevent any damage by taking most of the spills and mess that would otherwise be on your stuff, onto their bodies instead. They […]
For 2014 fall/winter, French-Italian fashion house Moncler presents an updated look to its 2008 fall/winter Longue Saison Down Jacket. Designed to battle the harsh weather and provide complacency through the winter months, the jacket is crafted via lightweight synthetic fabric and stuffed with 60 grams of down to ensure highest standards of insulation and comfort. A hood and two chest pockets continue the jacket's utilitarian motifs, while its light design also allows it to be foldable. Check out a preview of the Longue Saison Down Jacket here and look for it at Moncler retailers soon.
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Director Dan Gilroy presents a glimpse at his latest film NIGHTCRAWLER via this trailer. Set in modern day Los Angeles, the high-octane thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom -- a passionate young man, desperate for work who finds himself intertwined in the menacing world of L.A. crime journalism. As the narrative unfolds, Bloom and his camera crew wind up in risky situations, endangering their own lives for the sake of covering headline stories. Check out the trailer above and look for NIGHTCRAWLER to hit theaters on October 17.
Japanese brand Deluxe has unveiled its 2014 fall/winter lookbook with a preview to pieces suited for the colder season. Offering thicker staples such as bomber jackets and duffle coats, the collection spans everything from headwear to gloves and jeans. Muted color palette are used alongside injections of bright prints. Key pieces encompass the camouflage duffle coat, leather biker jacket and washed denim shirts. Peruse through the lookbook and keep an eye out for the items at Deluxe stockists including the HYPEBEAST Store.
Accessories label Côte&Ciel has released its latest offerings for its 2014 fall/winter collection. Here, the line takes inspiration from the beauty of nature seen in the use of colors used on various bag designs. Herringbone materials are juxtaposed with rough grey textures, while the structural designs retain the comforts of ergonomics by following the natural curvature of the spine. Aside from the release of these bags, the label has also offered a collection of small accessories from zip wallets to iPad pouches. Check out the collection above and head over to the Côte&Ciel site to purchase the items.
For this latest episode, Nardwuar catches up with Sad Boys leader Yung Lean in Vancouver on his 18th birthday. Per usual, the human serviette is armed with a bevy of well-researched questions, catching the rapper off guard with a selection of Swedish snacks and old photos of him painting graffiti in Vietnam. Yung Lean also shares the meaning behind his lyrics and gives Nardwuar a present in return for his hospitality. Check out the 12-minute clip above and share your thoughts below.
Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel team up again for 2015 spring/summer under their Baartmans & Siegel imprint. Taking to this season's London Collections: Men to showcase the line, the label looked to military inspirations and timeless sporting designs in its repertoire. Iterating classic staples -- think varsity and bomber jackets, blazers, and anoraks -- with modern appeal, the range sees the likes of double layered shorts paired with polo shirts, rounded out by athletic accessories. Keeping to subdued colors of navy and green, the collection continues the label's elegant approach to casual wear. Enjoy a preview here which includes a look at collaborative pieces with sunglasses brand Fan Optics, watches from Nixon, and footwear by Kicks.
For the summer of 2015, Portuguese fashion label senhor PRUDÊNCIO presents the "HOMONIMA" video lookbook to showcase its latest offerings. Adhering to a relaxed, rock and roll feel, the collection blends modern sartorial cuts with a sporty sensibility. Well refined geometric shapes and the contrast of dark and light colors cull inspiration from architectural works by Pancho Guedes and Nadir Fonso. Loud prints and graphics take on bomber jackets and button-up shirts are paired with tapered pants, while reinterpreted cycling apparel furthers the line's functional motifs. Shot by Carlos Carneiro and produced by London Sessions, enjoy the lookbook above and look for the collection at senhor PRUDÊNCIO.
With just under 48 hours to go until the release of the Nike Kobe 9 EM "Hyper Cobalt", now's a perfect time to hit you with several official images to this upcoming release.
Decorated by geometric patterned uppers and gold branding, this Nike Kobe 9 EM ultimately wins the hearts of many with its hyper cobalt and photo blue combination theme. What also come equipped with mint green laces, nothing beats out this style's addition of icy soles.
Priced at $160, the Nike Kobe 9 EM "Hyper Cobalt" will hit participating Nike Basketball stores this Friday, July 25th!
Colorway: Hyper Cobalt/White-Photo Blue-Action Red
Release Date: 7/25/2014
Product Code: 646701-414
Japanese imprint nonnative treats us with a new video to showcase its garments for 2014 fall/winter. Dubbed "LEISURE after LABOUR," we are taken on a maritime adventure where we see pieces appropriate for the rough seas. Thick cable-knit wool sweaters are layered with eccentrically-colored jackets. Standout pieces include the luxurious sheepskin coat that's styled alongside a beautifully structured fedora and black pullover. Enjoy the video above and look for the pieces at select nonnative stockists in the coming months.
Once again, Japanese label BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS brings out a stylish collection of goods appropriate for the colder months of 2014 fall/winter. The small yet tasteful line includes outerwear pieces such as leather-sleeved baseball jackets, wool pullovers and denims. Designed by Masafumi "Bebetan" Watanabe, the garments feature sharp designs upheld by a dapper aesthetic. Button-down shirts are teamed with slim cardigans and hooded sweatshirts are paired with bomber jackets for a smart-casual feel. Check out the collection and keep an eye out for the pieces at BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS stockists as well as the brand's online store in the near future.
Pharrell's funk rendition "Come Get It Bae" from this year's Girl finally gets a visual treatment, which dropped just yesterday. Shot in Los Angeles and supported by Miley Cyrus, the video uses the setting of a dance audition to bring viewers a product that is purely Pharrell; something that shares a playful message without necessitating overthought. Given the starring cast, we can't blame P for looking like he is having so much fun. Peep the official music video in full above.
To write Hong Kong's newest dining experience off as 'part-gallery, part restaurant' would be an egregious understatement. Called BIBO, the space combines work from an art collector's extensive collection with one very bold interior design story to comprise one of the most impressive sensory experiences in the world. Rare works from KAWS, Invader, JR, and Daniel Arsham casually line the walls and interior, which is decorated in the style of a 1930's Parisian saloon – which comes together on BIBO's adventurous French fare. Substance Design Agency was beside itself with creativity, connecting the past and present with a fake building identity (the abandoned headquarters of a French tramway company) and a melange of artistic subway cues. Enjoy a quick look through this interesting space above, and head over to designboom for the full artist's statement.