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The History Of Daft Punk’s Helmets

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk were two French guys who wanted to make dance music, and keep all the focus on just that – the music. In order to strip their personalities from the project completely, they linked up with special effects master Tony Gardner to help them design helmets that would that would shield their identities, essentially rendering them robots who make killer shit to dance to.  Mixmag‘s new mini-documentary, Daft Punk: Behind the Helmets is a visual history of the now-infamous headgear, from it’s early iterations with hair, to the ultra-sleek models of 2013. Watch it above. Seriously.


Complex Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Sneaker History


Complex Magazine, with the help of jeffstaple have put together this interesting article entitled 50 Most Influential People in Sneaker History. Featuring a host of influences, some more known than others, and including athletes, designers, CEO’s and entrepreneurs. Check out the list here.

Mercedes Benz G-Class History Video

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has offered 4-wheel drive functionality along with a boxy, workmanlike aesthetic since the late 1970s, and a new video from the German luxury automaker traces the history of a true automotive icon. The G-Class began as a military vehicle initially requested by the Shah of Iran, and is now a “cult item” with a dedicated fan club and loyal customer base who want to see it remain that way. The video features some of the G’s historic exploits, as well as interviews with designer Volker Leutz and head of Mercedes-Benz Classic Michael Bock, who discuss updating the G-Class while staying true to its roots. Check it out below.


Nike Holy Grail – Bowerman Family Unveils Long Lost Waffle Iron

At best, it looks like a rusted bear trap. But what Melissa Bowerman stumped upon that fateful day was the Holy Grail to one of the world’s most successful corporation, Nike. What Ms. Bowerman found in her late father’s home was the very waffle iron that revolutionize the way we run, walk, and everything in between. You see, the rusted contraption wasn’t just any waffle iron, but the one that created the very first Waffle Sole for Nike. And Melissa’s late father was none other than Bill Bowerman, famed University of Oregon track coach and the co-founder of Nike. Once thought gone along with the rest of household trash, at least that’s what Barbara Bowerman, Bill’s wife, told them. The relic is now promptly on display at Nike’s Global Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, along with one of the original “waffle sole” Nike running sneaker, all unveiled last Monday, just 2 days before what was Bill Bowerman’s 100th birthday.

via: The Oregonian