Thursday, March 31, 2011
Greetings Audi fans, auto-philes and connoisseurs of all things beautiful, fast and ridiculously expensive!! The rumor that has been floating around about a limited edition souped up version of the already powerful R8 is in fact the truth. It comes to you by way of the lighter, dressed up, no non-sense R8 GT. The Audi engineers have put their exotic on a special diet that has trimmed it's weight down by 220lbs, reducing it to a gross of only 3,582lbs. Thanks in part by chucking the "heavier" rear glass window and windshield for thinner, stronger polycarbonate structures, pounds were shed. This was also achieved by the use of light weight carpeting, thinner sheet metal body panels, a rear hatch with fixed wing, carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) bumpers and a glass-reinforced plastic structure for the bucket seats.
All though some may argue that the "camera" is becoming obsolete due to our fancy new multimedia phones. Sony recently announced its new GPS-enabled DSC-HX100V Cyber-shot camera with 30X optical zoom and full HD video shooting capability at the touch of a button. This camera is not for the average person that just snaps pictures every once and a while. No sir, this is for the avid photographer or hobbyist.
Jean Grae just released a video for her Cookies or Comas track “R.I.P.” featuring Talib Kweli and Styles P with Ski Beatz on the production. Video directed by The ICU. Cookies or Comas is coming soon. Check out some of Jean Grae's music below.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has had some great performances since it started about 2 years ago. Last night's performance was one of the best. The Copyright Criminals All-Star Band (Eclectic Method, Chuck D, and long time James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield) were joined by Black Thought and ?uestlove. They performed a live rendition of Public Enemy‘s “Fight The Power”. BT even filled in the spot for Flavor Flav by impersonating him with clock and all). Check out the Copyright Criminals: The Funky Drummer Edition (Box Set)
Staple Design has dropped another great collection of outerwear for the Spring 2011 season. The collection includes jackets and even a vest. Available in everything from a bright green two-tone to a simple black. Staple utilizes classic design elements in all their designs and this collection is no different. The whole collection can be found at exclusive retailers like Reed Space in NYC. Take a look at the collection below.
Stereolizer is a iPad App that turns your iPad into an old school Boom Box minus about 30+lbs. Stereolizer App comes with a lot great features. If your into music then this is the App for you. This includes free access to over 6000 radios streaming all over the world and unlimited recordings with their new tape recorder.
The tragedy in Japan has inspired a lot of designers and artists to create tributes. Few artists have combined classic Japanese propaganda poster designs with a modern urban twist. “Rebuild Japan” prints were designed by the great urban artist Slick. The print is meant to inspire everyone to “Rise Up” once again and rebuild Northern Japan. All of the proceeds went to help the recovery efforts in Japan.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Who remembers the Stussy x REAS Medicom figures premiered a few years back? Well, the collection was shortly released after that same summer of 2009. It's official name is Stussy x REAS "Wayback Throwback" collection. Even though it can be argued that it's really not officially a "throwback" as of yet, but it's hot! It features T-shirts, accessories and the Medicom toys created by artist Todd James who goes by his graffiti name REAS. James is an industry icon that has created designs, logos, and artwork for major companies in his signature style. It was only right that Stussy and REAS teamed up to bring you this heat. Have a look at the "Wayback Throwback" collection, you won't be disappointed.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Premium luxury are the words that come to mind when you look at this magnificent timepiece. The Daniel Steiger Insignia watch comes in two different styles. The standard Insignia and Insignia Nero which features top grade IP black plated stainless steel. The case is engineered from layers of premium grade steel fused with rose gold plated accents. The hi-tech ceramic on the bracelet, center links, bezel and case back. The rose gold plated detailing gives it a true designer look. A precision timepiece with chronograph, day and date subdials, expertly fitted by trained technicians and guaranteed to give years of reliable wrist action.
The Dj was once the main focus in Hip-Hop in the early days of its development. As the art form evolved, the DJ was pushed to the back literally and figuratively. However the importance of the DJ is still as relevant as ever. Many Hip-Hop artist's careers are proof of that. The return of the “Salute The DJ” event will remind you of why you fell in love with this entertaining and raw expression of art.
“Salute The DJ” features some of the best DJs, while paying tribute to the three major DJ domains. First there is the Party DJ(s), who hypes the crowd with the latest records. Then there's the Turntablist(s), who showcase undeniable visual and technical expertise on the decks. And last but not least there's the Beat Digger(s), who connect the dots between the Soul, Funk and Jazz sounds at the root of Hip-Hop classics.
Brooklyn Bodega have once again teamed up with some legendary DJs to rock Brooklyn. Some performers include Maseo of De La Soul, Rich Medina and Total Eclipse of the X-ecutioners, along with many more special guests.
This event will be held at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY on WEDNESDAY, March 30th, 8pm- 2am
SALUTE THE DJ : Brooklyn Bodega
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably heard about the devastation Japan has suffered recently. The media reports say at least 1,000 people are presumed dead from the earthquake and tsunami.
The newest Converse ultra luxurious Chuck Clean Crafted Collection is definitely dripping in the finest materials. This Chuck collection is wrapped in ultra-fine leather and trimmed in suede. The Chuck Clean Crafted Collection provides a classic urban style with a touch of sophistication. The collection features like leather toe cap, leather lining, padded insole and premium suede uppers. Great for that after-work spot with the best happy hour in town. You can be stylish and comfortable, sounds like your winning!
The new iPhone 5 is rumored to drop really soon. Almost everyday a new rumor comes out about Apple's new highly anticipated phone. According to a new report fresh out of China from the China Times, the new iPhone 5 may come with near-field communications (NFC) technology to support mobile “e-wallet” transactions. The new iPhone 5 may also feature a new 4-inch scratch resistant touchscreen, which is a half-inch bigger than the 3.5-inch screen of the iPhone 4. Apple has figured out a way to increase the screen size without increasing the overall size of the phone. They have achieved this by fitting the new iPhone with an edge-to-edge touchscreen. The report also hinted that the new device will include Apple's new A5 dual-core processor, which was debuted in the new iPad 2.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Grove is a team of artisans who design products with a clear focus on quality and artistic expression. Everything they produce is handmade with precision. The Grove team is dropping a new iPad 2 Case in a few weeks. This brilliantly designed case is made of bamboo and CNC milled to exacting specifications. It has a vegetable tanned leather cover with a “smart” that puts the iPad to sleep when closed. If you want to get fancy then you can get the laser engraved artist series. The artist series has a variety cool laser designs that offer a little something for everyone. Stay tuned for more features by this company. Grove is definitely a company on the rise.
Maino finally drops his super hot video for "We Keep It Rockin". It was worth the wait though. The video was directed by Ron Adkins & Karl Lawrence. This video will have you rockin'!
Angel - Jennifer Hudson
Here a new song off Jennifer Hudson's new album "I Remember Me". The track is called 'Angel' and produced by super-producer Swizz Beatz. Not really sure who wrote the song but it does have an A. Keys vibe to it. Nevertheless the song is still beautiful and Jennifer did her thing as usual.
Nike is dropping yet another Foamposite One. This time with a black/electric green colorway, which is somewhat of the reverse the 'Electric Green' Foamposite Pro that came out a few months back. Nike used black for the upper and electric green trim. The 'ice' electric green outsole is the shine star on this hot new Foamposite One. The shoe also feature various electric green upper accents. Nike just dropped the Pewter Foamposite One and this one following shortly. The lackluster sales of the Foamposite One ‘Cough Drop’ could be a sign that Nike's Foamposite saturation is a little too much for the people. These are pretty hot though. Maybe one more wouldn't hurt. These are not officially out yet but you can get them early from :rmkstore and Marqueesole. More detailed pictures below.
This collaboration is includes of four different designers, KAWS, Madsaki, Kazuki and CLOT. The jacket features the Alienegra thorn pattern designed artist Madsaki, which has a 3D camouflage like look. CLOT has used this pattern for years. KAWS contributed his signature “X” design which are reflective. The reflective "X"s add some well needed color to this dark parka. The "X"s are cleverly hidden in the Alienegra pattern. The parka also features unique designs elements like a camouflage mask, leather elbow patches on the sleeve.This special parka will only be available at select CLOT retailers like JUICE HK on Friday, March 18th. Jump on it because they won't last. Check out the detailed pics of design below.
Monday, March 14, 2011
BMW just officially took the wraps off the 2012 BMW 650i F13 coupe & convertible. The new BMW 6 Series sets new standards in design and engineering. They have seamlessly combined the design qualities of legendary BMW coupes while simultaneously offering an innovative interpretation of a future classic.
BMW's newest touring vehicle is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8. It produces about 407 horsepower and about 450 lb-ft of torque. The power is distributed by an eight-speed automatic transmission, which can be controlled manually with paddle-shifters. However, a good old fashion six-speed manual gearbox will be offered as will. The combination pushes the vehicle from 0-60 mph in about 4.8 seconds and electronically governed top speed of 155 mph.
Trey Songz - I Refuse
Trey Songz was quiet for a little while but he just dropped this soon to be hit. I sure that Mr. Songz is going for a summer push. Look for some new music from Trey in the coming weeks. But for now you can enjoy this song for now.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Attention sneaker heads! Yet another pair of history is coming your way in the form of the Air Jordan 7 "Orion Blue". Set to come out at the end of the month, the "Orion Blue" features a white leather upper with white accent stitching that lays beautifully on top the white mid-sole accented by electric blue and red. Like the "Bordeaux" that are coming out this Spring, these also have the colorful inner sock, only this time the background color is black. The blue/red/ theme is featured all over the sneaker; from the cloth tabs, embroidered Jumpman and inverted "23" on the heels to the colorful sole in the typical AJ VII manner. Retailing for about $150 you can cop them at Marquee Sole before they drop. But hurry cause sizes are running out. Check out some pics below.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E-type, the XKR-S has an aggressive front fascia, aerodynamic side skirts, and LED-infused headlights. The car also features black mesh grille inserts, new front fenders, a sporty rear diffuser, and a massive rear wing.
The XKR-S is one of the most powerful cars Jaguars ever producted. Jaguar utilized a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine with 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. With power like that the coupe accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, 0-100 mph in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).
Jaguar has heavily revised the suspension and a reprogrammed Adaptive Dynamics system of the new XKR-S. According to Jaguar this, "allows the enthusiastic driver to explore the edges of the handling envelope." Check out the pics and video below.
Stussy included a guest artist series in its Spring 2011 t-shirt collection featuring artwork by Cody Hudson. Cody is a Chicago based artist who also serves as owner and creative director of the design firm Struggle Inc. Known for the production of clean, multi-dimensional graphics and part organic visual deconstruction. His graphic work and paintings have been exhibited throughout the World. Some of his work has been featured in such museums as the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), New Image Art (Los Angeles), Rocket Gallery (Tokyo), The Lazy Dog (Paris) and Andrew Rafacz (Chicago). Cody has collaborated with companies like Converse and Stussy to create awesome works of art that you can wear.
Check out the Stussy x Cody Hudson collaboration collection bellow.These go great with the Air Jordan VII Retro 'Orion' dropping on March 26th.
The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive was debuted recently at Geneva 2011. The Vision ConnectedDrive Concept vehicle not so much about design, but more about a concept that shows how cars could be connected to their environment in the future. The BMW concept remains a study case and BMW has emphasized again that this is only a concept vehicle for now and no plans for a production model. BMW has not provided any information about the powertrain of this concept. However, the design and technology featured in the concept will be integrated into future BMW models. This topless concept showcar focuses on three areas; comfort, safety and infotainment.
The driver will be able to monitor a multitude of information thanks to a three-dimensional head-up display. The display is fully customizable. Creating a closer connection with the driver and the vehicle by providing the option of choosing as much or as little information displayed as desired.
The videos provided below gives more details and information. We also included so cool pictures too. Check them out.
HELLZ collaborated with luxury handbag line, Mata Hari. The collection features three handbags made of high quality premium leather in bold sleek designs. Included in the collection is the bucket bag featuring stainless steel cone studs along the bottom, the quilted clutch-wallet with a studded detachable glove, and the bondage inspired satchel. A vintage couture collection with a timeless tailored feel to it.
This collaborative collection is very limited and only available at select HELLZ retailers in May. However for three days, HELLZ will take pre-orders of each handbag beginning March 8th and ending March 11th at HELLZ online boutique.
These bags are hot ladies, so check them out.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
DTA (Don't Trust Anyone), a skateboard company out of Cali, dropped a few hot fitted caps with their new 2011 Collection. These new fitteds come in a variety of different colorways and designs.The Posse and New World Crest pieces are real dope. Great detail and design incorporated into both these beauties.
The DTA x New Era Fitted is available at DTA online store. Check out the detailed pictures below.
Spring is just around the corner. New York Brand 10.Deep recently sent out the first delivery of their new Spring 2011 Collection. The first delivery includes camos, pattern embroideries, plaid shirts, cardigans and much more coming later in the season. 10.Deep has developed a design style of their own that they call 'neu-vintage'. In this collection they explored bolder expressions of American patriotism, such as stars, stripes and flags incorporated into the designs.
The Spring Collection first delivery is available in-store and online where ever 10.Deep is sold. However you can go straight to the source and pick it up at the 10.Deep webshop. Some pictures of the first delivery are after the drop.
The Money Making Jam Boys’ and 10.Deep hooked up to produce their first mixtape, “The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic”. The Money Making Jam Boys is made up of Black Thought of the Roots, Dice Raw, Truck North, P.O.R.N. and STS. Some of Philly's finest lyricists and veterans, no doubt. The "The Prestige" was arranged and mixed by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban. Including cuts provided by Hip-Hop legend Jazzy Jeff, combined with production by ?uestlove and Frank Knuckles. Offering a welcomed change to what we are feed by the industry. This is an instant mixtape classic.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The 2011 BMW S1000 RR is the most powerful 1000cc production bike on the market. Producing mind blowing numbers like 193hp and 83 ft-lbs of torque. This power house only weighs in at about 404 lbs. dry and 450 lbs. fully fueled, giving it one of the best power-to-weight ratios. This motorcycle offers some of the most advanced electronic rider safety systems. The S1000 RR features an ultra-lightweight ABS and the super efficient DTC (dynamic traction control). This DTC reacts reliably and efficiently to speed, lean angle, and the rider's selected operating mode. The operating mode changes the motorcycle's "set-up" depending on the rider's selected setting (rain, sport, race, or slick). BMW designed this motorcycle brilliantly by positioning vents behind the fairing to minimize turbulence and allow the rider to maintain a relaxed head position. This in turn, optimizes air-flow around the rider and bike which ensures stability at top speed. The vents also provides air flow for efficient engine cooling.
BMW designed the S1000 RR with an aggressive forward wedge design focusing on aerodynamics and design composition. This motorcycle is definitely winning!!
The new adidas Originals ObyO Jeremy Scott Womens Collection 2011 is definitely original. His designs have been called both crazy and amazing. With creative designs like the Metro Attitudes featuring a teddy bear head and arms on the tongue, it's safe to say he thinks outside the box. Of course there is the JS Wings that fly into the season in 3 new colorways: glow in the dark, clear and flames. The famous wings concept was applied to a white Swatch, JS Wings Ballerina shoe and JS Wings sandals. Jeremy's collection has everything from t-shirts to cute little hoodies. Check out some of the collection below.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The guys at Supreme are always full of surprises. They have hooked up with America's iconic brand Playboy. The capsule collection features Playboy's iconic Bunny, which has come to represent a luxury yet leisure lifestyle. The Playboy Bunny has been an influential part of Pop and Hip-Hop culture for decades. Supreme has taken this iconic American symbol and tastefully combined it with urban wear staples. This collection includes goodies like baseball jackets, polo shirts, t-shirts, beanies, club key rings and much more. The Supreme x Playboy Capsule Collection will be available in-store and online at Supreme on March 10th. The collection doesn't drop in Japan until March 12th.
Today's your lucky day ladies! There has been a buzz going on about some glittery high heeled shoes with a split platform all over in the fashion world. Many celebrities have been spotted rocking them all over and there's a reason why. Have a look into the Spring 2011 collection and see for yourself. Fever Shoes are from Natischa Harvey and we know why that name was chosen. They're hot! Show any woman these heels and prepared to brace yourself for a slew of "where can I get these?" "I'm in love!" and the proverbial "OMG!" Ladies, with styles like the Tiff in Gold and the Ramona, you're bound to have other ladies, and fellas gawking. Have a look see below.
Monday, March 7, 2011
New for the spring and summer, designer Kerin Rose just dropped her eye wear collection. These high end shades are unique and have been worn by celebrities like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to name a few. Made with over sized Kaoma frames as the platform, the hand made eye wear are designed and made with real materials such as mink, feathers, 24K gold and skull bones. Draped with gold chains and Swarovski crystals they can make any face the center of attention no matter which venue you show up to. Have a look below.