Thursday, March 31, 2011

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci x Converse Addict All Stars

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci x Converse Addict All Star Hi
Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci lends his unique styling to the next release in the Converse Addict range. A black gloss leopard print has been added to an all black canvas which sits on top of a polyurethane Poron cushioned sole with a Vibram outsole. Add to that an Outlast lining and detailing such as rubber spikes down the back of the heel, you have a rather unique looking shoe. The jury is still out as to whether the use of these extra materials or the added build quality balances out the high price, but either way these shoes would certainly turn some heads. The Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci x Converse Addict All Stars receives a limited release in Japan on the 27th April for ¥29,400 ($356.00).

Source: SHOES MASTER

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ace Hotel x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey...

Ace Hotel x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey Sneaker
Ever since its opening in 2009, staff at Ace Hotel New York have been wearing exclusive versions of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoe. On their third iteration, Converse and Ace introduce a black, waxed canvas and navy toed Bosey style which includes rugged boot detailing. The statement “You Are Here” is printed on the foot bed – a sentiment which also appears on the Ace NYC entrance rain mat. Limited to 300 pairs, the shoe will be available for purchase March 30, 2011 at shop.acehotel.com and in-store at Ace Hotel locations in New York, Seattle and Portland.


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Contently Ambitious

Learn How To Be Happy With What You Have While You Pursue All That You Want...

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FEIT PNTHA HI

FEIT PNTHA HI Sneakers
Australian premium footwear brand FEIT presents their latest sneaker from the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection – the PNTHA HI sneaker. The sneaker comes in black, chocolate brown and caramel colorways, featuring Kudu leather uppers and a handsewn Goodyear construction outer sole. You can order your pair now here.

PNTHA HI BLACK

PNTHA HI CARAMEL
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Swizz Beatz & Eve Be Coolin' Everyday...

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Swizz Beatz and Eve are coolin' with their new collaboration "Everyday." It's definitely show time on Swizz's newest single off of his upcoming album "Haute Living."

"Everday (Coolin')" is a classic Swizz beat with 808's bumping and hi-hats pumping. Swizz and Eve shout out all of their favorite designers including Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton, but no Coach. Eve is definitely bringing some fire with her sweet 16 bars. Guess Ruff Ryders are working their way back on the scene as a group.  

Take a listen to the track below and let me know what you think in the comment section.



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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

South Park 15th Anniversary Art Exhibition curated by Ron English

South Park 15th Anniversary Art Exhibition curated by Ron English
This last week the South Park 15th Anniversary Art Exhibition at Opera Gallery New York, curated by Ron English, opened its doors. Ron English managed to get together quite an impressive list of artists, who have created works for this show specifically. Works by Travis Louie, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom, Dave White, KaNo, Kathie Olivas, Clark Fox, Greg Craola Simkins, Mark Dean Veca, Lindsey Way, Naoto Hattori and Tristan Eaton are part of the show, of course next to English’s own work.

OPERA GALLERY NEW YORK
115, Spring Street
NEW YORK NY 10012 – USA
Tel (1) (212) 966 66 75


The show is open until April 10th.

Photos by Scott Beale.
 

South Park Art Show

South Park Art Show

South Park Art Show

The Woodland Critters by Dave White

South Park Art Show

Ascension of  The Kenny by Beau Stanton

South Park Art Show

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Material Things...

Meaning Doesn't Lie In Things. Meaning Lies In Us. When We Attach Value To Things That Aren't Love - The Money, The Car, The House, The Prestige - We Are Loving Things That Can't Love Us Back. We Are Searching For Meaning In The MeaningLess. Money, Of ItSelf, Means Nothing. Material Things, Of ThemSelves, Mean Nothing. It's Not That They're Bad. It's That They're Nothing!
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Jordan 5 Prime ‘Bulls’

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Dropping in May is the Jordan Prime 5 in a Chicago Bulls-esque Black/Varsity Red-Metallic Silver colorway, marking the most ‘everyman’ release of the style thus far. Exact release date is yet to be confirmed.

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Supra Skytop “Dirty Harry” .

Supra Skytop "Dirty Harry" Sneakers
Supra presents the Skytop “Dirty Harry”. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1971 film, this limited-edition Skytop features black hairy suede upper trimmed with black “Shredder” TUF. The foam-filled tongue and terry-lined collar are for added comfort. Furthermore the sneaker features a full-length SUPRAFOAM® injected midsole for maximum impact resistance with enhanced flexibility and board feel, as well as a high-memory polyurethane insole.

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Masjid (Mosque) survives in Japan...

Beauty Amidst Ruin... Simply Beautiful & Encouraging!

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Masjid survives in Japan after the Tsunami & Earthquake (2011) 

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Diggy Simmons 16th Birthday...

Diggy Simmons celebrated his 16th birthday with a bowling party at Lucky Strike in New York City. The XXL Freshman was joined by his sister Angela Simmons, as well as Diddy's sons Quincy and Justin Combs.

Diggy's cake showed off his shoe line Chivalrous Culture, which he also wore as he bowled. Maybe that's why the young jet setter bowled strike after strike! In case you were wondering, Diggy's Chiv Cultures are not even bowling shoes, but that didn't stop Dig from sporting them anyway. 

Diggy was joined by his friend Jessica Jarrell who tweeted, "Me and @diggy_simmons boutta go to his party :)" Diggy's party was an all out good time for all who attended, leaving the "Flight School" rapper to tweet, "Birthday party tonight. Friends family & good vibes." Check out these pictures from Diggy's 16th Birthday Party at Lucky Strike.
Diggy Simmons and Chiv Culture
Diggy Simmons holds a Chiv Culture cake.
Angela Simmons
Angela Simmons bowls at Lucky Strike in New York City.
Diggy Simmons Bowling
Diggy Simmons bowls at Lucky Strike in New York City.
Diggy Simmons and Jessica Jarrell
Diggy Simmons and Jessica Jarrell at Lucky Strike.
Quincy Brown, Diggy Simmons and Justin Combs
Quincy Brown, Diggy Simmons and Justin Combs show love at Lucky Strike in New York City.
Diggy Simmons
Diggy Simmons At Lucky Strike in New York City.
Justin Combs

Justin Combs bowls at Lucky Strike in New York City.
Diggy also kicked it with DJ Spin King at the dj booth.
Check out Diggy's bowling face.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tyrese Covers JET Magazine

Tyrese is officially back! The R&B singer/actor has a new deal, a new book,a new album, a new movie(s) and is ready to tell us about it all. He will be co-starring in new action thriller, Fast Five, which will be in theaters April 29th. This issue of JET is on newsstands now.

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What Lupe Fiasco Is Reading, Listening to, and Wearing Right Now...

Get inside the mindand the closet—of Chicago’s cerebral hip-hop star


Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco’s third album, Lasers, cements his reputation as one of hip-hop’s most cerebral and distinctive performers. “Before I did any of the recording, I wrote a very socially conscious, socially active manifesto, and I used it as the template for the album,” says the 29-year-old, who lives in East Garfield Park. Chicago talked to him about what spurs his creativity.


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SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
Cornel West, Princeton University African American studies professor. “He’s taken on the role as mentor for me, invited me to speak at Princeton.”


CURRENT MANTRA
“Knowledge isn’t exclusive to the college-professor class. The average man living his life can have profound insights.”


 WHAT HE'S WEARING

IN HIS CLOSET
Mastermind Japan (“More punk-rock-inspired stuff, but they make some great luxury items”), Somet jeans (“They’re really fine and detailed”), Dior, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, and Junya Watanabe. “I’m also a big fan of the Gap. I’ll throw on a Gap cardigan and a T-shirt and some cutoff Dickies pants and be good. I’m walking both ends of the spectrum.”


ON HIS FEET
Vans sneakers


RECENT DOWNLOADS
Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy soundtrack, Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, and Bobby Brown’s Greatest Hits


ON REPEAT
John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and the Mars Volta’s De-loused in the Comatorium. “[Singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s] voice is bananas.”


 WHAT HE'S READING, PLUS HIS WORKOUT REGIME
IN HIS BACKPACK
Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance
by Michael Hudson and The World As I See It by Albert Einstein. “I try to keep a spectrum of books, so when one gets too tiring to read, I can switch to another. I’m also reading Noam Chomsky and a little Immanuel Kant.”


WORKOUT REGIMEN
Jujitsu and running. “Not so much skateboarding anymore, because it’s dangerous.”


Via - ChicagoMag.com



Friday, March 25, 2011

Saturday Morning Will Never Be The Same... (Paper Brown Bag Spring Line 2011)

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adidas adiRise Mid Spring 2011

adidas adiRise Mid Sneakers Spring 2011
The adiRise Mid returns in the adidas Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. The mid top sneaker comes in two patent leather colorways – black with purple accents and metallic silver with bordeaux/navy accents. The sneaker features an ankle and a heel strap and is now available from No. 74.

Photography: Highsnobiety






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