Monthly Archives: August 2014

Monkey Time x FILA/Champion “2020 Tokyo Olympic” Capsule Collection

BEAUTY & YOUTH's sub-brand Monkey Time gets another early start for the Olympics with another 2020 Tokyo Olympic themed collaboration. Teaming up with FILA and Champion, the Japanese label co-produced a set of vintage inspired crewneck sweatshirts and hoodies. Working in details of each respective collaborators' home country flag along with "2020" logos, the capsule collection will come in choice of either black or white and will be made available at United Arrows retail stores mid-September.

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Dover Street Market x COMME des GARCONS PLAY 10th Anniversary Collection

Turning ten years of age this year, Dover Street Market announces another exclusive release timed with its month-long celebration. Next up on the long list of labels to be featured in the retailer's anniversary exclusives is Japanese label COMME des GARCONS PLAY -- where the signature heart-face logo and PLAY text has been paired with fluorescent colors and stripes for a bright T-shirt collection. Ranging from £48 - £100 GBP (approximately $80 - $170 USD), the pieces will be made available on the first of September.

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Nike Roshe Run NM “Grey Camo”

Nike updates its Roshe Run Natural Motion model in a new Grey Camo colorway for this Fall season. Incorporating shades of grey throughout a breathable mesh upper, the Roshe Run NM maintains a sleek and tactical profile with a large contrasting "Swoosh" logo at the toe. Made to compliment the natural motion of walking and running, the outsole features a modified Nike Free sole with flex grooves at the forefoot. Look for these at atmos and other select retailers early September.

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Air Jordan Future Dark Grey/Dark Grey-Volt

The latest iteration of the Air Jordan Future sees the silhouette in a grey colorway with a "Volt" yellow outsole. The clean upper maintains a single hue of dark grey together with its laces as well as its midsole, which sits contrast to its bright yellow Air Jordan 11 outsole unit and lace lining accents. The Air Jordan Future Dark Grey/Dark Grey-Volt is available now for €132.86 EUR (approximately $175 USD) at sites like Titolo.com.

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Watch Kanye West Perform at Made In America Philadelphia

Never far from the limelight, Kanye West recently took stage at Jay Z's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia. In case you missed the live stream earlier tonight on HYPETRAK, you can now enjoy recap clips of the performance below. Kanye's two-hour set featured a melange of classic hits and new anthems, alongside a share portion of rants to keep the fans entertained. Check out the shorts below and stay tuned for part two as Kanye headlines Day 2 of the festival at L.A.'s Grand Park. In the meantime, head over to HYPETRAK to stay updated with more music news.

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UNU Electric Scooter Boasts 100 km Range with a Portable Lithium-ion Battery

Munich-based start-up company UNU Motors has unveiled an electric scooter that is powered by a Panasonic lithium-ion battery unit and can be charged from any electrical outlet. Headed by Atahi Elias and Pascal Blum, the UNU takes design cues from the timeless gasoline-powered Vespa, however its integrated F1 technology, specifically the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), sets it apart from any scooter currently in the market and is the secret behind its whopping range. With a top speed of 45 km/h (approximately 28 mph) and weighing in at a mere 58 kg, this scooter is clearly designed for whizzing around the city. Furthermore, the UNU Electric Scooter's price point of 1,699 EUR (approximately $2,230 USD) makes for an even more enticing option for urban commuters to consider. For more information on the UNU, head over to UNU Motors site.

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Nike Air Pegasus ’89 Cool Grey/Dark Ash/Wolf Grey

Nike has released a smoky colorway for its classic Air Pegasus '89 silhouette, part of the Air Pegasus family that celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Featuring its original mesh upper with suede overlays, this iteration is treated to three hues of grey as well as hits of black at the collar, heel and Swoosh branding. The upper rests atop a split grey and white midsole and black rubber outsole. Be on the look out for the Nike Air Pegasus ’89 Cool Grey/Dark Ash/Wolf Grey release in the U.S., however in the meantime you can pick a pair up now over at atmos for ¥10,000 JPY (approximately $100 USD), not inclusive of tax.

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Artists Combine LEGO with IKEA Furniture

Blending both art and functionality together, collaborating artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro have transformed IKEA furniture into works of art by intertwining LEGO sculptures into the pieces, titled "Venereal Architecture." The set of artwork represents much more than meets the eye however, as the use of the iconic brands -- both widely known for their buildability -- stand for the idea of bridging the gap between creative aspiration and banal practicality. On top of this, the body of work also represent the nomadic lifestyle of turning the inhabitable into the hospitable -- something that both artists have personally experienced. If that wasn't enough, sex also plays a part in the meaning of their work, as the animals come to represent our inner urge to mate. What better way to find that partner than to build the perfect nest by shopping for the most desirable combination of objects. According to the artists, "the consumer experience must be the result of some natural urge gone slightly wrong."

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CUBE Elite Hybrid 2015

European bicycle manufacturer CUBE recently unveiled a first-of-its-kind electric mountain bike at the 2014 Eurobike Show in Berlin, which garnered great respect pulling in 11 awards. The unique 16.9 kg carbon fiber frame comes with a built-in Bosch drive unit -- a 250w high-performance cruise engine that reaches speeds up to 26 km/h (approximately 16 mph) -- which has paved the way for an entirely new electric bike weight class. Standout features include a well-protected lithium-ion battery with 400 Wh, as well as a straight pull wheel-set with 28/32 spokes that support tires designed specifically for heavy-duty usage. Offered up in a stealthy colorway dubbed "ZEROBLACK," the CUBE Elite Hybrid fuses innovation with great design. For a closer look at some of its finer details, be sure to watch the video below and head over to the brand's site for a specification breakdown.

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Microsoft Shuts Down MSN Messenger

After 15 years of operation, Microsoft has officially discontinued the once-popular instant messaging service MSN Messenger, also known as Windows Live Messenger. Back in the early 2000s, the online messaging platform competed heavily with AOL's AIM service, however its gradual and significant fall from prominence has seen users transition to other platforms such as Skype, LineWhatsApp and more. For those still using Windows Live Messenger, please note that the service will be terminated on October 31.

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Nike LeBron 11 Max Low “Mystic Green”

Nike has unveiled a fresh colorway for its LeBron 11 Max Low dubbed “Mystic Green.” This low-cut version of King James' signature sneaker sees a predominantly mystic green body with hits of mint green at the Swoosh outline, heel and laces, as well as Hyper Crimson Dynamic Flywire at the midfoot. The sole unit is treated to a speckled mint midsole, an orange full-length Max Air cushioning system and a mystic green rubber outsole. The Nike LeBron 11 Max Low “Mystic Green” is pegged for a September 6 release and will retail for $170 USD over at Nike.

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Converse Japan One Star 40th Anniversary “TimeLine” Pack

In a continuation of commemorating its 40th anniversary, Converse Japan releases the latest versions of its classic One Star silouette, dubbed the "Time Line" pack. The set sees three colorways of the sneaker in tan, navy and white, with all three sporting similar accents including black foxing around the midsole and Converse logo on the heel. The tan and white models feature a black star logo and leather lining while the navy model has both in white. All come strapped in white laces and fitted with white rubber soles. The Converse Japan One Star 40th Anniversary "TimeLine" Pack is set to release September 29 with no information on price or availability yet.

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