Monthly Archives: March 2013

SLASH x Ron English Bust Sculpture

After working on the cover art of legendary musician SLASH's recent album "SLASH & Friends," Ron English is once again working with the musician. This time around the artist's rendition of the musician's iconic skull and top hat has been made into a limited edition bust. Produced with the expertise of Hong Kong-based Garage Works, this fiberglass bust is built with incredible attention to detail. Just 10 of these busts will be released, each one signed by Ron English and SLASH, and will be available for $7,500 USD at Popaganda.

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Bamford Watch Department Aqua Heritage Dial Submariner

Bamford Watch Department has unveiled its latest ultra-limited custom Submariner watch. Dubbed the Aqua Heritage Dial Submariner, the watch features the usual black PVD finish along with a new dial design inspired by the designs of vintage models. Finished with baby blue indexes, branding and lume, this design keeps things nice and subtle with a tasteful execution that can sometimes go amiss with custom designs. Limited to just eight examples, this model is priced at £11,500 GBP (approximately $17,500 USD) and is available exclusively through Bamford Watch Department.

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YONE’S GIRLS: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

YONE’S GIRLS returns with a fresh photoshoot for the series. Having worked with a number of beauties in the past, Japanese photographer Yasumasa Yonehara focuses on Japanese singer and model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Fresh from her latest concert stops in Brussels, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Taipei and Japan, this latest shoot catches the singer in a variety of Japanese Kawaii style-inspired looks and poses. Enjoy the photos and check out more on the artists upcoming concerts here.

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Azealia Banks – No Problems | Video

Harlem songstress Azealia Banks has released the video to her track "No Problems." Directed by Rony Alwin, who also directed Banks' "Harlem Shake" video, the new video combines live footage of Banks and concert goers with behind-the-scenes clips of the singer. Check out the party-packed visuals and stay tuned for the upcoming video for "Young Rapunxel" releasing in April as well as her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste due out later this year.

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Nitraid x 7Stars Design 2013 Spring/Summer Skateboarding Collection

Japanese creative firm 7Stars Design up with apparel brand Nitraid to release a skateboarding collection for Spring/Summer 2013. The collection is composed of transitional and warm weather essentials: T-shirts, hoodies, light cardigans, shorts, and as shown here, custom-designed deck. A common motif throughout the collection is an intricate bandanna pattern designed by 7Stars, which can be found subtly imprinted on the pieces. Other highlights include a run of printed t-shirts, which take aesthetic cues from the '90s to deliver a range inspired by classic skateboarding motifs.

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Nitraid x 7Stars Design 2013 Spring/Summer Skateboarding Collection

Japanese creative firm 7Stars Design up with apparel brand Nitraid to release a skateboarding collection for Spring/Summer 2013. The collection is composed of transitional and warm weather essentials: T-shirts, hoodies, light cardigans, shorts, and as shown here, custom-designed deck. A common motif throughout the collection is an intricate bandanna pattern designed by 7Stars, which can be found subtly imprinted on the pieces. Other highlights include a run of printed t-shirts, which take aesthetic cues from the '90s to deliver a range inspired by classic skateboarding motifs.

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Nike Air Force 1 iD Pony Hair Animal Print Options

Not bound to only color selection from Nike iD anymore -- shown with the previous snake-print option -- Nike will now offer a pony hair material for its Air Force 1 low and high models. Presented in a handful of safari-inspired prints, the silhouette will still maintain its iconic outsole, while the complete uppers, including the 'Swoosh' are enveloped in fine pony hair. Set for an early April release, availability for the unique option is set to launch in Nike iD Japan locations and other parts of Asia.

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Nike Air Force 1 iD Pony Hair Animal Print Options

Not bound to only color selection from Nike iD anymore -- shown with the previous snake-print option -- Nike will now offer a pony hair material for its Air Force 1 low and high models. Presented in a handful of safari-inspired prints, the silhouette will still maintain its iconic outsole, while the complete uppers, including the 'Swoosh' are enveloped in fine pony hair. Set for an early April release, availability for the unique option is set to launch in Nike iD Japan locations and other parts of Asia.

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Ace Hotel x Reigning Champ 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

Vancouver's Reigning Champ has collaborated with the Ace Hotel to bring a collection of apparel for Spring/Summer 2013. Included in the collection are a range of crewneck sweatshirts, shorts, hoodies, and T-shirts (not shown here) each presented in seasonally apt tones. The layering pieces are offered in a midweight twill terry material, presented in colors such as grey, oxford blue, and cream. The collection is available on COVERCHORD's web shop.

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Ace Hotel x Reigning Champ 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

Vancouver's Reigning Champ has collaborated with the Ace Hotel to bring a collection of apparel for Spring/Summer 2013. Included in the collection are a range of crewneck sweatshirts, shorts, hoodies, and T-shirts (not shown here) each presented in seasonally apt tones. The layering pieces are offered in a midweight twill terry material, presented in colors such as grey, oxford blue, and cream. The collection is available on COVERCHORD's web shop.

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Disney’s Planes Trailer

Disney has recently released their trailer for the latest vehicular animated flick: Planes. The story, much like the original 'Cars' that has undoubtedly spurred a new genre from the major studio, follows the unsung hero — a traditional fighter plane — as he sets to prove himself worthy within a much more technically advanced world. As teasers go, we're privé to only a small telling of how his story will unfold, but the quality of its cinematics is very much obvious.

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Made In Brooklyn: The Shoemaker

In this edition of the Made In Brooklyn series, we take a step back to much simpler times where shops specializing in handcrafted goods lined neighborhood streets. One such spot was the F & C Shoe Rebuilding shop that resides in Bensonhurst and has been opened since 1945. The story follows the life of Frank Catalfumo -- a man at 91 years old -- who still works five days a week making and fixing shoes together with his son -- a generational tradition that Frank himself followed since joining the shop upon his own father's request. Titled 'The Shoemaker,' the video is one look into the heritage of craftsmanship that adds to the the series' archive; a collection of such stories directed and filmed by Dustin Cohen.

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