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Artisanal Ansatz is an art collective made up of a small group of Belgian designers that cite surrealism and caricature as chief influences. The group creates tee shirts with popular cultural staples like pop star Lady Gaga, Hip-Hop God Ol’ Dirty Bastard and filmaker Quentin Tarantino among others. Remarkably, all of the designs that end up on their tee shirts are done with a very unlikely and archaic instrument – the ball point pen.
TAG Heuer’s Mikrotimer Flying 1000 concept watch is the only watch in the world that can measure time down to 1/1000th of a second, thanks to its insanely fast caliber.
If you buy your cat just one toy this year, please let it be this one! This latest SUCK UK creation is the cat scratching DJ Box.
The design of the Cat Scratch is even true to a real-life DJ turntable. The tone arm for example and the base has been designed to replicate the real deal. To that effect, the deck completely spins as the cat attacks it with its nails. The Cat Scratch retails for £15.99
Cartella for MacBook Air. It resembles the classic and always stylish Moleskin Notebook. But instead of containing a ream of paper, its frame has been machined within 1/4000 of inch to hold an 11-inch or 13-inch Macbook Air securely in place. All ports remain accessible so you won’t have to remove the laptop to plug it in or use a USB device
a follow-up to their latest collaboration, Kidrobot and Swatch release a stop motion video highlighting the eight Swatch Gent timepieces and Dunny figurines that were adapted for the artist campaign. The elaborate project has done its fair share of promotion over the past few weeks, but the impressive stop motion short is likely to be one of the more notable endeavors to date. Written, directed and produced by Happycentro, the Italian creative group combined a total of 1404 frames to comprise the fluid video that lasts for just under two minutes
From the PAM Fall/Winter 2011 Collection we present a nice floral corduroy snapback cap. The cap comes with an all-over floral design, reminding us of the 70s, and features a small PAM logo tag on the front. The cap is now available from Norse Store.
Puma have dug deep into their vast archives once again for a gem sneakerheads have been waiting for. The Bluebird was famous as a lightweight indoor trainer back in the 80′s and it is rearranged for the new millennium. Soft suede uppers are accented by the signature gold foil logo on the side profile and the classic gum soles. Complimenting the low cut sneakers are the Bluebird capsule apparel collection which is made up of Edition Crew Sweat, Edition Wind Jacket, Bluebird Edition Kai Track Jacket and numerous graphic t-shirts.
Featured in the video for his latest single, Mr. Rager, Kid Cudi releases his Leather Jacket Collection in collaboration with fashion label, Surface to Air. Taking cues from modern biker jacket, the “Thriller-inspired” collection offers two men’s styles, the Fire Jacket V1 and the Champs Jacket V2, each made from 100% genuine leather. A red stitch treatment is applied to the shoulders and inner arms of the otherwise black jackets.
Freehand Profit has recently remixed adidas sneakers to build a creative new Stormtrooper headgear art piece. The helmet was designed specially for Star Wars Remix and is completely wearable. The Stormtrooper piece required more than two pairs of the adidas x Star Wars Superskate Mid shoes along with one EFX Studio Stormtrooper prop replica. The colorful headgear is currently available on eBay
Distinctive watch makers Bell & Ross have designed a WWI-inspired watch that marks a departure from their mostly square silhouettes. The watch features a bold round-face and tan leather strap that stands out, but is entirely wearable on a daily basis. The white stitching is an added touch that reinforces the rugged appeal of this heritage piece. Further information on the timepiece is available through Bell & Ross.
GANT by Michael Bastian introduces a limited edition watches alongside their 2011 fall/winter collection rollout. Produced in a finite run of 1949 pieces each, the black PVD watch is individually numbered on the back paying homage to the year GANT was first established. Internally the timepiece is crafted with high precision quartz movement by Miyota and housed within a domed mineral crystal glass. Three interchangeable strap options are offered. Retailing for $395, now available through the GANT online shop.
This season SUPER introduces their new 49er sunglasses, inspired by the iconic Explorer frame. “With a slight “Retro” feel, the resistant, metal, skeleton is partially enveloped in acetate. The classic design adapts to every need representing function in form as well as being equally iconic and transversal.
The new sunglasses are now available through the SUPER online store.
A both interesting and useful new product is coming from Burton this season – the Mix Master Gloves. Using the Fibretronic technology, Burton integrated buttons into the gloves, that allow you to navigate your iPod and iPhones wirelessly.
Discover the Slovenian artist Miha Artnak with an idea and a universal concept “There Is More Than Just one reality”.
Since 1883 Kaweco of Germany has been applying their company motto “small in the pocket, great in the hand” in their efforts to produce high end writing implements. Case in point: the AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen ($112), which embodies the company motto right down the last dotted ‘I’ and crossed ‘T’. The pen is constructed from matte finish aluminum with carbon fiber inlays, a sturdy screw on cap and a stainless steel nib. When closed it measures a pocket-friendly 4.1″, but when the pen is opened, it’s 5.6″ inch stature not only feels great in the hand, but lends its user a great deal of handling confidence.
In an interesting collaboration, A Bathing Ape has announced today their new collaborative t-shirt collection with Star Wars. Iconic characters from the movie series are mixed with trademark Bape characters and graphic styles. The collection is overall comprised of 6 t-shirts, each coming in several colorways. The capsule will be released on September 17th, 2011.
Every single piece of the shoe is made and put together by hand, with the result being rather interesting. The Air Force 1 and the Era are especially beautiful, while the Superstar’s rubber toe box turns out a little different when produced by hand, using leather. – Japanese brand HenderScheme
Oakley presents the latest limited edition release of its iconic Frogskin frame. The 80s inspired Blacklight Pack features several two-tone versions of the sunglasses, all featuring polarized lenses in different colors. Priced at 120 USD
Introducing the Burton x StarterJackets, outerwears that fully exemplified the American sportswear tradition. In the classic Startersatin with embroidered graphics, at least in appearance, the jackets’ construct is typical Burton, with taped-seams, adjustable cuffs, articulated sleeves, handwarmer pockets, life pass pocket, and3M Thinsulate insulation. Available in 4 different graphics and colorways of True Black, Stout White, Astro Turf, and Cardinal
From the Vans Vault Fall 2011 Collection. Here is now a preview of the Vintage Pack, which consists of the Mid Skool ‘77 LX and the Era 46 LX. Both sneakers come in two premium leather colorways and will be released September 2011 at select retailers.
With more products surfacing from the upcoming Ransom by adidas Originals collection take a look at the on-going collaboration’s latest debut, a new colorway of the Valley Low. This version features an off white suede upper, a padded collar and blue detailing along the sole that matches the laces. The sneaker includes Ransom detailing on the side heel and will also be available in black and red leather colorways later this year
This week the new The Hundreds Eyeware Fall 2011 range has been released. This collection introduces a brand-new style heavily influenced by the traditional aviator sunglass, called the Morrison, which will be offered in four different colorways. The Fall 2011 line also features several carry-over classic styles in a broad range of never-before-seen hues, along with the tried-and-true basic colors of previous seasons.
Munich-born designer David Hanauer makes rugs that look like old-school Persian carpets, but in reality feature carefully-selected screenshots pulled from Google Earth, usually taken from the Las Vegas or Los Angeles areas. The resulting patterns, created by repeating and reflecting images that Hanauer has lightly retouched (and in certain cases, still contain a Google watermark), are surprisingly beautiful — especially if you have an interest in city planning or aerial photography. Click through to get a better look at his designs, and if you’d like spruce up your apartment with one, they’re available for purchase (price by request) on his website
“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” – 1996
“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” – 1998
“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – 1996
“The products suck! There’s no sex in them anymore!” – 1997
“Nobody has tried to swallow us since I’ve been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.” – 1998
“Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.”
“Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or Mercedes’s or Porsche’s in the automotive market. What’s wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?” – 2004
“And boy, have we patented it!” – 2007 – iPhone Launch
On Bill Gates:
“I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.” – 1997
On PC’s :
Playboy: Are you saying that the people who made PC don’t have that kind of pride in the product?
“If they did, they wouldn’t have made the PC” – 1997
“I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” – 2001
“My sex life is pretty good these days, Walt. How’s yours?” – 2010
“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.” – 1996
When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” – 1987
“You make some of the best products in the world — but you also make a lot of crap. Get rid of the crappy stuff.” to Nike
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” – to Pepsi
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.
“I want to put a ding in the universe.”