For all those moments where you needed to diffuse a small army of militants armed with automatic light arms, and terrorists with RPGs. If your ever trapped in a well and you need to rig up an elaborate pully/harness system to aide your escape, you all need to carry the Macgyver Multi tool in your pocket.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
The one thing that prevents some of us from sporting watches is that they look so, well, watch-y. Catering to straight-up jewelry fans, Philippe Starck's Veiled watch for Fossil appears to be a simple linked cuff to the unassuming eye, but the wearer won't ever be late or lose track of time thanks to the electroplated crystal face that camouflages itself into the band. It'll cost you a $150 wad to trick out your wrist with this illusory timepiece.
We truly live in an age of miracles. Everyone knows when you're eating from a tin of brownies you want an edge-piece, as they have more baked-edge surface area; now the Edge Brownie Pan ensures every square that comes out of the tin is an edge-piece. Can also be used for lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and all those other foods whose textural payoff is in the crust.
You may have seen luxury handbag designer Anya Hindmarch's "I'm Not A Plastic Bag" bags around and maybe thought nothing of it other than "okay, obviously you're not a plastic bag, so what?" What you might not know is that at 8am this morning, 15 Whole Foods stores around NYC began a first-come, first-serve sale of 20,000 of these $15 cotton grocery bag alternatives, limited to three per customer. A similar event for the bags in Taiwan required riot police and landed 30 people in the hospital. The Hong Kong sale was so crazy that the cops had to shut down the entire shopping mall. Because of such mayhem, the Hindmarch bag events held in Southeast Asia will resume only on the internet. The real message to not use polyethylene plastic grocery bags seems to have gotten lost in the race to score a limited edition fashion accessory with a luxury brand name attached. Will patrons covet them as trend wear and not as carry sacks for trout, zucchini, and Doritos? It'll surely be "the day" when we witness people exiting the supermarket with pocketbooks in these not-plastic-bags and their groceries in, well, plastic bags.
London womens brand Not Bad For A Girl is slowly becoming the European counterpart to Married To The Mob. We definitely like what we are seeing from the girls.
Now they did not only launch a few new t-shirts in their online store, they also preview an exciting collaboration that will hit shelves Spring/Summer 2008. They got together with one of our favorite UK brands, Addict, to create some Method Zip hoodies. Addict is known for good quality, technical and solid work - that paired with the design skills of Not Bad For A Girl will for sure result in some interesting pieces to look out for.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Check out this interview done by Format Magazine with Zach Johnsen, co founder of the Brand Tank Theory. One of my all time favourite artists and Label.
its a great song... with the best love song lyric in the world "you know i dreamed about you, for 29 years before i saw you".
these guys are just figuring out life one song at a time... awesome work.
Jared Aronson was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy at young age and has now been forced to live his life taped to a ventilator and trapped in a wheel chair. With a passion for art and drawing, he's never had any kind of training or guidance. All the works you see are all done on a laptop with a track ball mouse. Check out the designs at
Check out his other works here..
Done in one take in front of alive audience. God bless performance artists.
Theo Stewart-Stand's heavy duty wallets don't beef it up in size, shape, weight, or looks, but in performance and protection. These minimal-sleek wallets are tightly woven with industrial steel thread-the same stuff they use in aerospace applications--resulting in a cool-to-the-touch fabric-like weight and feel without the cons of stretching and discoloration.
An added bonus was discovered in the making: RFID scanning blockage. Tech-savvy identity thieves can use concealed scanning devices to burgle your personal and financial info, picking your virtual pocket. Also, if and when those of us in the US are issued with RFID chip-clad RealIDs, the feds'll have us tracked down like branded cows in no time. Stewart-Stand's wallets act as a what physicists call a Faraday cage, shielding out external electrical fields, allowing you to keep your info and civil liberties to yourself, with whom they belong.
Friday, July 13, 2007
"Licensed as the only release to incorporate the two brands, the WeSC’s Compas shoe is in the style of a old French boat shoe. Full-grain leather on the mid and back sole is balanced by a graphic blue and yellow nylon and is supported by a ribbon of navy suede. Laser-etched on the back is WeSC’s iconic slogan “We are the Superlative Conspiracy” and the tongue features the WeSC two hands logo in gold. The sneakers also come with a change of laces to mix it up."
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Inspired by marshmallow shooters, this air-powered tampon gun turns your feminine hygiene products into high-flying projectiles. Have a shootout between rival tampon brands, or use it as a fun alternative to paintball. The tampon shooter has a range of 10 to 20 feet depending on your ammo and lung capacity. The matching bandolier lets you carry a full “clip” (i.e., box) of 20 tampons, so you’ll never be caught short in the heat of battle.
Full Instructions here.... http://www.tamponcrafts.com/gun.html
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Police nabbed Ahmed and then they confiscated McIlveen’s Nikes for forensic analysis (and we thought the Swoosh were the top choice for criminals, not heroes). Freedom ain’t free, but taking a man’s shoes just ain’t right! When USC, a local clothing chain, got wind of McIlveen’s story they fronted him a new pair of Lacoste Strobes as a way to say thanks. Next time you see a crispy Jihadi, you know what to do.
Monday, July 9, 2007
By Far some of the most creative skating i have seen in some time!!!!
Friday, July 6, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
"Sometimes I think that the reason why our skate team is so good is because most the guys don’t have cars. When you’re forced to commute between Long Beach and Hollywood via L.A.’s shoddy excuse for public transportation, and a trusty skateboard, you better have your 360 fiips down pat. Aki filmed Ricky and Thomas as they made one of their regular excursions to Fairfax, stopping off at some of the familiar haunts like Seams and Kendo along the way. Enjoy the ride." - Bobby Hundreds
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
It looks as if someone tried to give a zebra a respray. . . then ran out of white paint halfway through the job. But in reality there is no artificial colouring on display here. This amazing but natural coat belongs to Eclyse the zorse. Her father is a zebra, while her mother is a horse. And she's walking proof of how a child inherits genes from both parents.
Give Wi-Fi back to the people. The ultimate goal with the Wifi Liberator project is through Open Source distribution, to eventually reach a high enough usage and penetration rate that all pay-per-use wireless networks will begin to free their access to everyone. Since the monetary amounts associated with providing wireless access is inexpensive as the techology becomes more ubiquitous, the need to "charge" for this access is becoming less important and cost effective. Although we are still charged for basic utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and others, the amounts associated with providing internet access are dropping at an exponential rate. This project aims to make this low cost apparent as well as the increasing tensions of keeping people "out" of these networks.
Keith Hufnagel reveils a very interesting project that involves the Simpsons and some of out favorite artists. Kaws, Geoff McFetridge, Stash, David Flores, Mr. Cartoon, Neckface and many more participated and designed Simpsons Vans. The sneakers will be coming out on the 14th of July and will come very limited.