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KITH 2014 Summer Lookbook

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 18:32

As KITH's concentrations evolve to focus on a full-fledged line of in-house apparel, the staple New York City brand launches its lookbook for Summer 2014. The brand offers audiences a beach-inflected collection to celebrate summer, engineering season-appropriate pieces while maintaining a crispy street-ready aesthetic. Highlights here include lightweight outerwear such as the Nassau Sailing Jacket, the silhouette of which has been redone with striking seam work and executed in a smart array of bold, nautical colorways. The brand's interest in technical motifs are underlined with the multi-layered Sullivan short and the short-sleeved Hester Hoodie pullover. Rounding out the footwear offering alongside new colorways of the Ronnie Fieg for Sebago collection are two re-released colorways of the Asics Gel Lyte V, seen in their OG renditions that harken to the early 1990's. Check out the full Summer 2014 offering from KITH above and look for the collection to drop in-store and online beginning July 9.

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Umbrellium’s Assemblance at Digital Revolution, London: A new, interactive installation in which teamwork reigns supreme

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-07-07 18:25

by Cajsa Lykke Carlson London's cultural hotspot The Barbican is known for its visionary exhibitions, having hosted some of the city’s most exciting interactive art shows in the last few years, including Random International’s "Rain Room."...
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"Too Much?" by Atelier Amarist and Alejandro Monge

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 17:25

Bridging the worlds of contemporary art with design, Atelier Amarist and Alejandro Monge explore the true value of currency in their "Too Much?" sculptural table. Resting between two flat surfaces, the focal point of this piece is the small flame rising out of a glass cube filled with burnt notes that were meticulously reproduced by gluing and illustrating each individual piece by band. Yet, according to the artist, "the most complicated part of the process was to simulate the effect of burnt paper eaten by flames never using fire to achieve it." Intended to provoke deep thought about the importance of money, check out the video below and let us know your thoughts.

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A Drone's Eye View of Fireworks

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 17:19

From unofficial block-parties to city-sponsored events, Fourth of July firework displays seemed to have been all over social media platforms this past weekend, and rightly so. Not only does our digitally-enthralled age grant us the mediums to share in the celebration with friends and family all over the globe, we’re also witnesses to a seemingly endless supply of perspectives and stunning photography.  Adding to that list is a viewpoint we’re not use to seeing. Although filmed back in May of this year, Jos Stiglingh sent a GoPro Hero 3 silver mounted to a DJI Phantom 2 drone into the sky to capture a bird’s-eye view of a fireworks display in West Palm Beach, Florida. Seeing the colorful streaks wiz past the aerial camera as if caught in a stellar explosion sure does beat the view from the ground.


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Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, Santa Barbara: Tips from two of California’s most knowledgeable sommeliers on summertime pairings

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-07-07 16:54

At Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, local winemakers regularly interact with sommeliers and enthusiasts. The locale's friendly atmosphere is the upshot of the...
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A Bathing Ape x PUMA evoSPEED "BAPE F.C." Collection

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 16:36

As we quickly approach the climax of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, PUMA has enlisted the services of A Bathing Ape -- alongside other streetwear brands -- for a timely release featuring its evoSPEED football boot. BAPE’s iconic military-inspired print adorns the upper of this performance boot, offering up a bold and unique design for the pitch. Its Microfiber upper, EVERFIT cage lining, Speed Track structure and DuoFlex technology combine for a pair of boots that are lightweight, stable and comfortable. Also forming part of the collection is the BAPE F.C. PUMA GAME SHIRTS, which sport the brand's signature camouflage print as well as 3M reflective stripes at the sides.

The A Bathing Ape x PUMA "BAPE F.C." collection will be available only at BAPEXCLUSIVE Aoyama from July 12, with the evoSpeeds retailing for ¥29,160 JPY (approximately $285 USD) and the shirt for ¥12,960 JPY (approximately $130 USD).

5-5-8 Minamiaoyama
Tokyo, Japan
Tel:+81 3-3407-2145

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Nike Unveils Manchester United's 2014/15 Home Kit

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 16:24

Surely the collective English eye has drifted domestically to focus on the forthcoming Premier League season. With many of the Three Lions playing for one of England's most decorated clubs, Nike has unveiled their new home kits for Manchester United ahead of the 2014-2015 season. Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, and Phil Jones will take to Old Trafford in a re-designed kit, tailored for a more streamlined fit and focusing its palette on the club's iconic red, black, white, and gold colors. A new ribbed collar is executed with the colors, complimented by a hidden button that reiterates aesthetics dating back to the early 20th century. At the back of the neck, the words "Youth, Courage, Greatness" appear as a subtle reminder of the club's hallmark values – every time a player dons the shirt. With the kits having gone on pre-order, pick up these shirts online and in-store beginning July 16.

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SUPRA Footwear Estaban

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 16:10

SUPRA Footwear unveils some new shots of its latest model, the Estaban. The latest Stevie Williams signature model, the Estaban features a mid-top cut, layered leather-synthetic upper, a perforated collar and a unique loop-lacing system. Upon release, the pair will be available in all-red, all-black and grey-green colorways. Look for the SUPRA Estaban at select dealers and Supra's website starting this fall. For more of the story behind the shoe, check our discussion with Williams himself.

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We are Teaming Up with SOL REPUBLIC to Giveaway Over $1000 Worth of Wireless Gear!

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 16:09

HYPEBEAST and headphone label SOL REPUBLIC are teaming up to offer $1,000 USD worth of merchandise to one of our lucky readers. Included among the prizes are sets of Tracks Air wireless headphones, which offer 15 hours of battery life, seamless switching from music to calls and crystal clear reception up to 150 feet. Those wanting to make their sound a more communal affair on the other hand, can do just that with the DECK, a high-powered wireless speaker tetherable up to 300 feet and that can be paired-and-shared with up to five people using its HEIST MODE™ to take turns with the music.

To participate, enter through either Facebook and Twitter in the steps outlined below to ensure you’re eligible for the prize. A winning entry does not need the successful completion of all three steps, however there is an increased chance of winning if you submit through all channels. The contest begins July 7, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EST and concludes on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on July 20. Details on how to enter can be seen below.

1. Like HYPEBEAST on Facebook
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1. Follow HYPEBEAST on Twitter
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3. Retweet this blog post using hashtag #HBSLVDRContest


Open to Global readers. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf.

The maximum number of entries allowed during the Giveaway Period is one (1) per person. Any attempt by a person to submit more than the stated maximum number of entries will be disqualified from participation in this Giveaway. We are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.

General contest rules/disclaimer can be found here.

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adidas Originals WMNS ZX FLUX "Leopard"

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:29

The adidas Originals ZX FLUX is back for the ladies in a new "Leopard" colorway. This drop sees the lifestyle model fitted with a leopard print upper paired with vibrant pink Three Stripes branding. A bright white heel counter and sole complete the look for one of the wilder ZX FLUXs we've seen so far. Look for these now at select accounts including AFEW Store.

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Hot Toys "The Bat" Collectible Set

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:27

Adding to its series of Batman figures, Hot Toys presents its new "The Bat" collectible set from The Dark Knight Rises. This highly detailed 1/12 scale model of Batman's aerial vehicle is a photo-accurate copy of the one seen in the film and even features a weathered paint job and edges. The collectible set with Batman and Selena Kyle figures and a model of the film's fusion reactor. Find out more on the collectible set here.

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KENZO 2014 Fall/Winter Campaign Preview

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:08

Parisian fashion house KENZO has finally unveiled a first look at their forthcoming campaign for Fall/Winter 2014. The brand's relationship with Italian magazine TOILETPAPER has ascended to Paul/Griffin levels of creative mutuality, which has resulted in yet another immersive visual from both parties. Back at the January shows in Paris, KENZO unveiled a relatively dark aesthetic for the range, but leave it to TOILETPAPER to curate a bright environment for the collection: highlighting the pieces within a charming, yet bizarre diamond heist scenario. Featuring models Guinevere Van Seenus and Robert McKinnon, enjoy the video above, and look for the full campaign to drop sooner than later.


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Studio Visit: Shadowplaynyc: Inspired by nature, skies and all things galactic, the two young designers give us a peek at what's coming for fall

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-07-07 14:57

A slew of artists and designers often turn to the galaxies as their muse, but Shadowplaynyc's Ali Bennaim and Ximena Chouza expertly bring the celestial bodies down to Earth by digitally printing photos taken by NASA's...
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Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 "Laissez-aller" Editorial

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-07 13:48

After getting a closer look at the white iteration of the Nike + R.T. Air Force 1, we now turn our attention to the black version of this special collaboration. Our very own "Laissez-aller" editorial showcases all three silhouettes to highlight the classic nature of the iconic models in a free-flow setting. Much like the originals released in '82, the shoes retain versatility despite Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci's attention-grabbing, vibrant geometric designs across the tongue, eyestay and heel, along with the utilization of premium materials. Enjoy the imagery above and keep checking back for the release date in the very near future.

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Walking Dead Zombie Leggings

Geek Alerts - Mon, 2014-07-07 12:33

It’s usually not advised to let zombies hang on to your legs but it’s okay when we’re talking about the Walking Dead Zombie Leggings, because the only thing you’re in danger of getting bitten by is the fashion bug. Made of 100% polyester and rocking the old-school horror look by going for a monochromatic black […]

Star Wars Boba Fett Fabrikations Plush Figure

Geek Alerts - Mon, 2014-07-07 12:08

I love the adorable details on this Star Wars Boba Fett Fabrikations Plush Figure. The galaxy’s toughest bounty hunter is now a cute and cuddly plush. This version of Boba Fett as a figural plush is so adorable and cute that you may want to pinch his helmeted cheek, but don’t. He is likely to […]

Word of Mouth Florence: Food + Drink: A quick guide to some of the time-honored specialists making the Tuscan capital a must-visit culinary destination

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-07-07 12:00

There's no shortage of tips for Italy's wildly popular Tuscan capital, but with so many tourist offerings pumping through the historic town of Florence, it's easy to end up eating a subpar pizza near the steps of the illustrious Duomo. Venturing into any trattoria in the Santo Spirito neighborhood on...
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I’m Shot without My Coffee Glass Mug

Geek Alerts - Mon, 2014-07-07 11:30

Not a morning person? Me either. In fact, just like this mug says, I’m Shot without My Coffee Glass Mug. So this glass mug makes a lot of sense. It has a bullet hole shot through it depicting how shot you are before you have had a sip. That bullet hole has a neat shattered […]

Leather Bat Bow Tie

Geek Alerts - Mon, 2014-07-07 11:06

Whether you want to be a stylish vampire or a sophisticated Batman, the Leather Bat Bow Tie lets you add a little extra something to your look. Measuring 3-inches long and made of leather, this unique bat-shaped bow has an alligator clip on the back that allows it to be worn as a hair clip […]

The Forgotten Works of Miroslav Šašek: The Czech illustrator is finally published in his homeland over 30 years after his death

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-07-07 11:00

Miroslav Šašek (1916–1980) is an all but forgotten figure in the history of Czech illustration. While the artist has had books published from Japan to the US (in huge print...
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