Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mötley Crüe x NEIGHBORHOOD 30th Anniversary Box Set

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of American rock band Motley Crue’s first album, “Too Fast for Love”, Japanese brand NEIGHBORHOOD will release a limited edition box set on November 30. Coming to fruition under the basic understanding that many of the NEIGHBORHOOD staff members are Motley Crue fans, this box set will include a T-shirt and an extended version of the band’s debut album from 1981, in an LP-sized box. Get on to you mates in Japan though because this is only been released there!

Liberty Print Suitcases

 

Liberty London’s signature print is known the world over and always screams cool to me not matter what guise it comes in. Now it has been added collection of small suitcases that utilize the iconic floral pattern, coming in 4 distinct and eccentric colorways. The suitcases feature a Hera Tana Lawn fabric exterior, a classic vintage paper lining, wood paneling detail, and a silvertone hardware handle. Each retails for 65 notes and are available here

Junya Watanabe x Mackintosh Fireman Jacket

We rarely dream about collaborations anymore. Most of the ones we hoped would happen have done just that. The rest have been executed with such varying degrees of success that we’ve become a little gunshy. No such fears when we first heard the words ‘Junya’ and ‘Mackintosh’ though. If the coming together of two brands could ever be a safe bet it was this pair. We continue our admiration with this fireman inspired raincoat. Sealed and waterproof, heavy buckles, corduroy collar, tartan lining another fine product from this perfect partnership. Selectisim

Lexdray Classified Collection

I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Porter backpack to be delivered but I still am contemplating one of these little fellas. I was totally unaware of their existence until today. They are an American technical bag-maker and are behind arguably some of the most advanced daily usage backpacks out there. Providing a myriad of pockets and options.

Lexdray’s debut collection is inspired by concepts of utility and exploration. Each bag features tactical secret pockets and concealed details. From the Stockholm Brief to the Manhattan Messenger, each bag is understated on the outside, yet always technically and uniquely sophisticated on the inside.

Chimp ‘Rising’ T-Shirt

After the huge success of their snapback cap collaboration with INDCSN, The Chimp Store have decided to put out their first tee, named Rising. It was hand screened in Yorkshire with artwork provided by Harlton Chesterton to make up the extremely small run of this tee shirt. The Rising tee is available from 10am in store tomorrow, 19th November and will be online at midday.

 

A Few of My Favourite Sneakers by Toby Neilan

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A Few of My Favourite Sneakers, by Toby Neilan is a colab with the man himself and ART & SOLE which he has drawn his 10 favourite sneakers using a fresh illustrative style that he’s recently been developing.

Neilan’s illustration generally falls into two main categories; fashion and architecture. His work has included a window installation at Issey Miyake’s London Flagship store, and visuals for the Kylie X World Tour and the Jay-Z Blueprint World Tour. Other clients have included Nike and IBM.

Much of Neilan’s architectural work is inspired by mid-20th Century urban structures and the innovative forms created by contemporary architects – his rendering work can be seen at London’s Centre Point building.

For those of you not familiar with the sneakers he’s a list in order

Nike Huarache Light
Travel Fox
Nike Free Run
adidas Pro Model
Nike Blazer
Nike Air Max 87 Premium
adidas Marathon oki-ni
AIr Jordan 4
Nike Dunk High Stussy
Puma Easy Rider

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Supreme Thermal Zip Up Hoody

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The folks at Supreme launched a more few items from its Autumn Winter 2011 Collection this morning. Already well known for their impeccable timing, the items just released include the signature Hood Logo Thermal Zip Up Hoodies. Six color variations to select, all imprinted with the Supreme logo in white lettering on the hood top, the zip-ups are lined with a layer of waffle thermal for warmth. A perfect outerwear piece to have on a dreary and cold day, such as today. The Supreme Hood Logo Thermal Zip Up Hoodies are now available online, as well as Supreme storefronts in London, Los Angeles, and New York.

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Gorillaz x Converse Chuck Taylors

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To be released in Febuary next year is the Gorillaz x Converse Chuck Taylors that will feature graphics from Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of Gorillaz and who is mostly responsible for the band’s virtual image.

The collaboration comes as part of Converse’s project named, ‘Three Artists. One Song’ musical experiment where Gorillaz will be one of the three musicians from different genres who’ll come together to produce a song.

SlamxHype x Ben Benoliel Interview

Check out Slam x Hype’s interview with Mr Ben Benoliel

London based photographer Ben Benoliel’s solo exhibition, NEGATIVE ARCHIVE, kicks off this Thursday, 17th November at Clerkenwell’s J+A Cafe & Gallery. The LN-CC Photography Director will show his personal work for the first time in this context.

I caught up with Ben to talk Photography, his career and the show.

AB: Tell us what got you into photography?

BB: I didn’t start taking photos until I was 16. Until then I hadn’t really had the option. Out of school all I would do was play football and in school we only ever had the option of ‘Art & Design’, which was always my favourite subject (after PE!). I had always had an interest in imagery and fashion and was always artistic but was never great at drawing. When I went to college, Photography was an obvious option and I soon became extremely passionate about taking and developing images. I looked into photography degrees and 2 years later I started on the London College of Fashion’s BA Fashion Photography course.

AB: What was your first camera, if you remember?

BB: My first camera was a 35mm Pentax that came out of the college cupboard. I used to take it home and do location shoots with friends. Digital wasn’t so much of an option back then and there is nothing like using an analogue film camera. I don’t think the genre would have grabbed me quite as much if I hadn’t been shooting and developing film!

AB: What inspires you daily to get out and take photos?

BB: Its not so much I go out with ‘taking pictures’ in mind, I just love to take pictures so I do. With the digital era even if you don’t have a camera on your person you will always have one on your phone ! My iPhone is full of everyday images of things ranging from cars to brick walls ! I just got the iPhone 4s and the image quality of this is better than my first expensive digital camera !

AB: when it comes to creating imagery – what’s your goal?

BB: Obviously whilst working for clients the goal is to meet the brief but my genuine goal is to create images which I love and am happy to put out there. I would like to think that I had a style and that images i had taken were uniquely recognisable as mine.

AB: What inspires you daily to get out and take photos?

BB: Its not so much I go out with ‘taking pictures’ in mind, I just love to take pictures so I do. With the digital era even if you don’t have a camera on your person you will always have one on your phone ! My iPhone is full of everyday images of things ranging from cars to brick walls ! I just got the iPhone 4s and the image quality of this is better than my first expensive digital camera !

AB: when it comes to creating imagery – what’s your goal?

BB: Obviously whilst working for clients the goal is to meet the brief but my genuine goal is to create images which I love and am happy to put out there. I would like to think that I had a style and that images i had taken were uniquely recognisable as mine.

AB: What do you prefer shooting and why, people, fashion, landscapes?

BB: People. Nothing gives me a buzz than shooting people. Personally I think a portrait always revels something about a person that even having a conversation doesn’t. It shows a side of a person only a photograph can.

AB: What are your thoughts over the new generation of photography quick access imagery?

BB: I hear a lot of photographers expressing negative thoughts about this I don’t hate it, I’m not angry about it but I do think it has effected the quality of photography as a medium overall. Having said that its great that more people can enjoy photography, why shouldn’t they ! As a professional photographer it sometimes makes things a lot more competitive but at the same time, a great image is a great image and that is what i strive to achieve.

AB: Thoughts about moving into moving image?

BB: If digital photography infuriates photographers I daren’t think about how the ‘5d revolution’ makes video makers feel ! Its great for us photographers to be able to capture movement and I’m certainly interested in exploring this in the future. Im not overly keen on how the aforementioned 5d has made almost 99% of video look and feel the same but that is just my personal preference.

AB: Digital or Film?

BB: Film, every time. Every image in the show has come from a beautiful negative.

See below for details of the show.

 

 

iP4 iPhone iPod Dock

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The iP4 is a re-imagining of the classic stereo boombox with intriguing updates for your iPhone and iPod. The iP4 features SRS TruBass digital signal processing technology and 5 band EQ coupled with 4″ carbon composite woofers and 1″ ferro fluid cooled tweeters for sound that has to be heard to be appreciated. FM radio and aux line-in jack. Operates on 6 D batteries or included AC adaptor

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