Monthly Archives: October 2011

Inked Magazine: A Day With Zombie Boy

Inked Magazine releases a behind-the-scenes video featuring Rick Genest, more commonly referred to as Zombie Boy. We’ve seen him most recently in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way video, while he originally burst onto the scene thanks to being cast as essentially the face of fashion house Mugler. Having a background teaming up with contemporary carnivals doing work as a clown, fire play and flesh pulling techniques, it’s safe to say that he’s one-of-a-kind. In the video, he gives us some insight about what it’s like to be him, and the projects he’s been up to lately, something we don’t get to see often on camera. The video is directed by Michael Hurley and will be released in November.


Leather Era 59 California

The Vans Winter 2011 Collection features a premium version of the Era 59 CA sneakers done up with suede and leather, but maintaining shoe technology necessary for comfort and protection. The Vans Era 59s are given a suede toe cap over a leather upper, as well as waxed leather shoe laces in colours matching its toe cap. The sneakers are available in blue/grey, green/brown and black/grey colourways.

Mastermind x Converse Jack Purcell Hi

Metal studs, black leather, skull motifs… all dead giveaway of this CONVERSE Jack Purcell Hi as a collaboration with mastermind JAPAN. Fresh off from its project with another Harajuku start-up, A Bathing Ape,  the mastermind JAPAN x CONVERSE Jack Purcell Hi is in many ways a throwback to height of the so-called Harajuku culture a few years back, where black and white were the only color available anywhere. Accentuated with black leather ankle collar and studs, a zipper runs nearly vertical on the shoe’s side for easy entry. All black cotton canvas highlighted by contrast white stitching and the ubiquitous skull & cross bones embroidery on the heel panel.  A cryptic message of “mastermind” and “love & peace” adorned the toe cap edge.  As with all mastermind JAPAN collaborations, this CONVERSE Jack Purcell Hi will be available at a select few CONVERSE retail locations this coming December 1st.

Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981

I’m a massive Apple fan and love BOTH my iPhone. No other phone has turned my head since I purchased my first generation iPhone all them years ago but give praise where it’s due this is a beautiful looking phone…still wont make me defect though. For all you Blackberry welding lunatics though…..

Luxury automaker turned industrial design brand Porsche Design has announced its first smartphone alongsideResearch in Motion. The BlackBerry P’9981 offers superior engineering and performance encapsulated within a forged stainless-steel frame with leather accenting. A unique PIN for each device helps P’9981 users identify one another. Porsche’s iconic style is clear in this gadget, which is being labeled a landmark in it’s design history; epitomizing the idea that form equals function. More information is available on the RIM website here.


Superga Hiking Boots

Superga bring us something a little more rugged for AW11. Well known for their classic clean cut canvas shoes, Superga take inspiration from years of experience making footwear for the Italian army.  Using a basic Superga Italian army hiking boot model, with a suede upper and a solid functional rubber goodyear welt sole, this new collection also comes in a range of colours.

The North Face Purple Label ‘Harris Tweed’ Collection

As part of its Autumn Winter 2011 Collection, The North Face Purple Label got together with Harris Tweed. Next to down parkas and down vests, they also present backpacks, funny packs and tote bags, all covered in the patterns of Harris Tweed.

Clarks Originals for Beams Desert Boot

While it’s been a tough week for Clarks lover Vybz Kartel – he’ll be exchanging Clarks for cigarettes if convicted – but he should look on the bright side, his favourite shoe company has done a great collab! We’re sure that’s all the good news he needs right now. Clarks and Beams have created an exact replica of the original desert boot, making it in an orange so sharp it’ll slice a coconut.

A Bathing Ape x Beastie Boys T-Shirt

A Bathing Ape and American hip hop trio Beastie Boys support the earthquake and tsunami victims of Japan by releasing a charity tee this season. Designed by the ever-multifaceted creative Mike Mills, the shirt features a sketched graphic of Ad-Rock, M.C.A. and Mike D. This joint venture with the lifestyle brand gives back the trio’s gratitude for the people of Japan, who have greatly supported them throughout the years. The shirts will be sold at BAPE stores starting November 5, 2011.

ACNE Lazer Shearling Bomber Jacket

In search for the perfect jacket? Then look no further than ACNE’s Lazer Shearling Bomber, it is by all accounts the best looking outerwear piece that we’ve seen over the course of the past few months. Maybe the most attractive aspect of the jacket is its simplicity, and like the saying goes – less is always more.

Sneaker Tectonics by Christian LaBrooy

A talented UK designer/illustrator, Christian LaBrooy has created a larger than life shoe mural. The Sneaker Tectonic is a combination of rendered glass, steel, concrete and wood, Standing over 13 stories high. If you look close enough, you can truly appreciate this giant construction. as it dwarfs over the car parked underneath it.