Monthly Archives: September 2011

PUMA by MIHARAYASUHIRO MY-56

The long and successful run of collaborations between PUMA and MIHARAYASUHIRO continue with these PUMA MY-56 shoes. To be honest I’ve not liked any since the first season thats until now! Available in 4 different colors, the shoe appears to have been based around the Clyde model but with large circular sections cut out and replaced with rounded plastic, creating a unique 3D polka dot effect. Suede is chosen for the upper with leather and metal detailing used as finishing touches.


Mastermind JAPAN x Visvim Gila Moc

Long-time collaborators visvim and mastermind JAPAN team up once again to present a new version of the GILA MOC this season. Featuring a minimal upper design, the GILA MOC is crafted from premium suede and comes with mmJ skull logo coin. Construction of the shoe comes complete with an off-white outsole.

Frances Bean Cobain by Hedi Slimane

IT is one of the most anticipated comings of age in recent pop cultural history: Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, has arrived. A series of sultry black-and-white photos of Ms. Cobain, whom most of the world remembers as either an infant in her father’s arms or awkward adolescent, has been lighting up the Web after Hedi Slimane, the photographer and former Dior Homme designer, posted them just over a week ago.

 

Daft Punk Helmet by Volpin Props

In what is arguably the absolute coolest and most sought after accessory in the history of performing arts, the Daft Punk Helmet has been completely and functionally replicated. This version, created by Harris Krix of Volpin Props (the guy makes so many amazing prop replicas), is based on the helmet Thomas Bangalter would wear. The project took four months to complete, but as you can see from the results, its entirely worth the effort.

Calum ‘The Wanderer’ Dyer Photography

Here is the work of Calum ‘The Wanderer’ Dyer a young up and coming Northern Photographer specialising in analogue photographic methods such as 35mm and instant photography who is certainly one to watch.

At a young age he is beginning to pave his way into the Photographic fine art scene with his work to be shown the beginning of next month in South London exhibition ‘Waves and Flux’ An audio-visual exhibition, exploring sound and light waves.

His shots give a look documenting Local life, Travels, Musical acts and whatever captures his Lens over at his well updated Flickr

Be sure to check out Waves and Flux if your in the London area around the 1st and 2nd of October over at the Nolias Gallery: 60 + 52, Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, SE1 0BL

Cruise 30th Anniversary T-Shirts

To commemorate our landmark 30th year anniversary, Cruise has collaborated with celebrity friends Ant and Dec, Paulo Nutini, Sharleen Spiteri, Robert Carlyle, Lorraine Kelly, Michelle Mone and Tali Lennox to design a collection of exclusive t-shirts to help raise valuable funds for children’s charity Cash for Kids.

The limited edition t-shirts feature original designs inspired by a happy memory from the celebrities’ own childhood to help highlight the plight of disadvantaged children, ultimately sending a message of empowerment and hope. The t-shirts evoke blissful memories from the celebrities; Lorraine Kelly remembers singing along to Dusty Springfield songs with her Mother and Sharleen Spiteri reminisces about past times and activities that still make her smile. Michelle Mone remembers her love for Monopoly and dreams of owning a small piece of Mayfair, Tali Lennox was inspired by her favourite childhood toy, a rocking horse given to her by her mother, while Ant & Dec recall fond memories of football matches watched at St James’ Park Newcastle.

Only 30 of each design will be produced and sold in-store for a minimum donation of £30 on Thursday 29th September. All proceeds from the t-shirts will go to Cash for Kids Charity.

Skateboard Bench Seats

American company deckstool has developed new furniture seating made from 100% reclaimed broken skateboards. The 48″ recycled skateboard deck benches feature a seat that use skateboard trucks for their construction. Besides being influenced by skate art and culture, deckstool’s designs are based upon how easily skateboards break during use. The company works with independent skate shops and parks in the USA and Canada to collect busted boards, giving these small skate-businesses cash back to supplement their income or  to raise money for skate park projects.

Yoori Koo’s Elasty iPhone 4 Case

Belkin doesn’t make this Belkin-branded iPhone case, but it should do. It’s a concept design from Yoori Koo, and is the functional equivalent of wrapping a couple of rubber bands around your phone, only it doesn’t obscure the display.

Koo’s Elasty case is much like any other bumper-with-a-back style case, encasing the iPhone’s squared-off body in a silicone shroud. The difference comes in a set of four thin strips formed by slits in the rubber. These pull away and let you tuck in cash, cables, cards and even pens. Anything that can be squeezed behind a loop can be carried.

Larger items are of course impractical, but once they get really big, the relationship changes and you can hang the phone em on them. Otherwise, tucking in your beer money or your wound-up earbuds is a great idea.

According to Radhika Seth of Yanko Design, Koo’s design has actually won a “Korean Belkin Design Award,” so maybe we’ll see it on stores sooner or later.

Stone Island x Cruise 30th Anniversary Jacket

Stone Island have teamed up with the UK’s luxury fashion retailer Cruise to produce a very limited edition jacket to celebrate the stores landmark 30th Anniversary. Only 30 of the ‘981-‘011 Jacket’ will be produced, 15 each in both the blue & green colourways.

Created in Stone Island’s exclusive Mussola Gommata fabric and fastened with white buttons personalised with the Stone Island logo, the jacket features two large front pockets with diagonal flap and snap fastenings and a hidden zip. An elastic drawstring hood with visor is concealed within the raised collar which has tape and snap-fasteners at the base. Trimmed with adjustable buttoned cuffs in stretch jersey, the jacket has a drawstring tape-edged bottom hem and is finished with a commemorative Cruise label.

Available from September, the exclusive Stone Island x Cruise jacket will retail for £650. All proceeds from the sale of the jacket will go to a children’s charity. The first limited edition jacket in the green, has been personally signed by Stone Island’s President and Creative Director. Carlo Rivetti and will be auctioned during Cruise’s luxury fashion auction in aid of Cash for Kids.

Customers will be able to register online at www.cruisefashion.co.uk and in-store at Cruise’s 30th anniversary parties on September 29th for an opportunity to purchase the limited edition jacket.

Cruise Stone Island Stockists
Edinburgh
94 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3DF
0131 226 3524
Glasgow
223 Ingram Street
Glasgow
G1 1DN
0141 229 0000
Newcastle
15 Princess Square
Newcastle
NE1 8ER
0191 260 2601
Leicester
Highcross
Leicester
LE1 4EJ
0116 251 7779
Belfast
Lower Ground
Victoria Square
Belfast
BT1 4QB
02890 320550
Derby
30 Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NL
01332 298558

A Bathing Ape ‘Brick Sole’ Bapesta

The BAPE STA is arguably the definitive A Bathing Ape piece. For the 2011 Fall/Winter collection, the Japanese cult brand offers the BRICK SOLE BAPE STA. The BRICK SOLE BAPE STA offers four colorways all comprised of premium suede for the uppers. This particular model’s refinement comes from a menswear-favorite red brick sole which has graced some of A Bathing Ape’s models the last few seasons.