Monthly Archives: October 2010

Medicom x Daft Punk

Daft Punk & Medicom have teamed up to celebrate the duos upcoming feature film debut in ‘TRON: Legacy’ with two new toys. The toys come in two styles—action figure and kubrick—and are set to be released April 2011.

Daft Punk did the whole soundtrack for the new TRON film in addition to making a cameo appearance. I’ve never been a huge fan of the kubrick toys, but I love what Daft Punk & Medicom have done here. The wait for the new TRON film and all of its accompanying merchandise just became unbearable.



Moxy Creative’s Ensemble The Style of Music

Moxy Creative House has released its ‘Ensemble – The Style of Music,’ a series of posters that pay homage to bands and singers by portraying their iconic fashions. Anyone into pop culture and media would be able to spot Michael Jackson’s infamous red moto jacket, or Elvis Presley’s white and gold outfit.

These iconic pictures also feature a small blurb at bottom informing the audience about their street styles and inspirations.



Beauty & Youth Desert Khan

Japanese retailer Beauty & Youth has a new special make up on the way from Clarks Originals. The low cut Desert Khan is remixed with brogue detailing in two attractive suede colorways. B&Y is taking pre-orders for a late January deliver

Canada Goose Factory Tour

Nothing quite signifies cold like the image of a bundled-up kid with arms splayed to the sides. For those who’d rather minimize the bulk and unnatural limb positions, Canada Goose is in the midst of reinventing their typically function-over-fashion parka with more street-ready style. When the brand recently invited Cool Hunting on a tour of its factory in Toronto, we went along to learn all about their iconic parkas.

Canada Goose’s appeal rests on two pertinent facts—the jackets are made entirely on Canadian soil by Canadian hands and the quality is irrefutable—a process we saw first-hand on Canada Goose’s factory floor. Starting in the design room, cutting patterns are developed and prototypes are stored. The jackets are cut out of Canada Goose’s proprietary blend of Arctic-Tech fabric, in one of their several heritage colors. They’re then stitched by hand and filled with different combinations of goose and duck down, using an ingenious device invented by former Canada Goose owner David Reiss that measures down by volume instead of weight.

After finishing touches, quilting and trimming with coyote fur, the jackets are packaged, and shipped all over the globe from one of Canada Goose’s eight factories. Each jacket features Canada Goose’s signature design features, implemented for function in an Arctic environment—reflective tape, coyote fur, and grab loops on the neck and shoulders. Their parkas are standard wear among everyone who has to work in extreme temperatures, from Hollywood grips who stay on set all night to the champion dog-musher Lance Mackey, whose custom-designed parka has extra water bottle pockets on the interior and an extra-large ruff.

Their reputation for quality—as well as their luxury prices—have made the jacket something of a status symbol among those in colder climes. Along with the police officers and park rangers whom the parka was originally intended for, Canada Goose also includes club bouncers among its fans, and its street appeal spread from there. With that in mind, Canada Goose has started developing different branches for this year, including jackets by acclaimed Japanese menswear designer Yuki Matsuda (pictured below) and a new Hybridge line


Moleskine x Pac-Man

Thirty years ago, Japanese gaming house Namco® created Pac-Man, the hungriest video-game hero of all time. Not just an international smash hit, but a pop-culture icon of the Eighties. Moleskine celebrates its anniversary with a limited editionseries featuring cover art and mini-stickers.The five-piece collection includes pocket and large hard cover notebooks, both plain and ruled, and a colorful set of 4 large Volant soft cover notebooks in celebrative packaging.

Vipp Salt & Pepper Mills

As usual Vipp takes the most mundane of homewares and turns it into a design object that worth talking about. Their Salt and Pepper Mills combine aluminum, stainless steel, and matte rubber to create mills carry modern and sophisticated finish

CP Company Leather Boots

I am liking these CP Company boots as an alternative to Redwing.  The Nubuck Leather  is perfect for keeping your feet warm and dry come rain, sleet or snow. Key features include Contrast laces, Brushed suede detail on the tongue, Brogue detail on the sides, Contrast white rubber soles and C.P. Company tab branding on the tongue. Very nice indeed buy here

Wonderwall Archives 01 Book

Every since I seen inside my first Busy Works store I have loved Wonderwalls work so when I seen this book on Hypebeast I was a little excited. In celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Japanese interior designers recently published a retrospective archive of some of their best and most famed work. “WONDERWALL ARCHIVES 01” will contain a number of photos will accompanying texts that illustrate the company’s highly acclaimed and international work. Look out for notable interiors, produced for brand’s including A Bathing Ape, A.P.C., OriginalFake and many more. The book is set to release on December 1 and will follow the first of a series of Japanese exhibitions that are based on the same works.

Ikea Cookbook

Ikea are launching their own cookbook called embakat är Bäst (Homemade Is  Best). I want one not because I fancy myself as the next Gordon Ramsey but the photography in this cook book is amazing. All the arrangements of ingredients is geometric lined out. GOOD Photography GOOD Its Free BAD its only available in Sweden. If you know me and you are off to Sweden please pick me a copy up!

Griffin Imber Jacket

The Imber Jacket design has been evolving for over 15 years, most recently introduced last season as the Bratton jacket, the Imber has been developed for the Autumn/Winter 10 collection. The pattern was originally cut by reknowned pattern cutter the late Charlie Hunter who was a close friend of Jeff’s and helped develop many of the early Griffin Laundry designs, he also worked for established design houses such as Hussein Chalayan and Kenzo.

This season, they have worked closely on the fit and added more flare to the back of the jacket. To add a little more warmth for the winter months They’ve also fitted the jacket with a removable gilet liner, made from Woolrich Wool this gilet buttons on to the inside of the jacket. The complex hunting style pockets are what make this jacket really distinct, these discreet chest pockets add to the unique pannelling of this tailored jacket. The sleeves are sculptured for a fantastic fit and the fabric a great quality waxed cotton. Made in Italy this jacket is a Limited Edition product with only 50 pieces available worldwide. Buy here