Saturday, September 30, 2006

terrycloth cuties

These are so cute. I can't explain the behavior towards terry cloth, its just so huggly and comfy. Hence the awesome idea to make them into plushes! Tommy tells me they are available at Libertys. Check out Andreas' site where you can customise the toys with your own terry-cloths!

Puma Clyde exhibition

Anyone coming along to the Puma Clyde Gallery exhibition at the Puma concept store on the 12th?
Puma's really coming along pretty well lately. Just hope the Mongolian buffet reaches Asian shores soon.
Hope to see some familiar faces there, i always hate to be one of the oldest during these kind of shindigs...
collab alert 1: NB.S2C.UNDFTD triple threat

So everyone knows about the triple threat collabo for the MT580.

Check out the Fall catalog pics from Stussy:

Now those 580's are definitely different and hotter!
Keep your eyes peeled!
collab alert 2: MAD foot!
Still continuing the crazy kicks momentum, peep my new 3M Mad Daaam's! hahaha
Released quite some time ago in a collab between Jap hip hop crew Nitrow and MadFoot, these kicks are laced all way round in 3M! I just love the AF1 backdrop...

Signature NE parody Nitrow logo and "underground" embroidery...

flowing to the front, with the tongue tag and secret stash pocket under the tongue(!)
Will definitely be popping them all over town

collab alert 3: XLarge Madfoot

XLarge gets on with their 15th Anni celebration with AJ-inspired kicks. Sure beats the AJ3 inspired Nike dunks that dropped last week...
mother of all collab alert 4: Lamborghini Mucielago x Versace
(have you fallen off your chair yet?)
In what must rank highly in the all-time collaborations list (what? no nerd came up with this yet?), Lambo drops a sick black/white rendition of the rip-roaring Murcielago with a Medusa touch:

Upholstery in signature Versace Greek key motif, surrounded by carbon fibre architecture, this is oppulence at highest level

And to top it off in typical pimp-style, you gotta have a plaque bolted to the center console solidifying its limited edition status with her own edition number
Peep sybarites for hi-res pics while i go change my pants.
As if the snake boxes released last week weren't hot enough, Supreme drops these holographic box tees!

The black really brings out the bling.
Anyone out there with an L for me?
For the times when you fall asleep on the bus or tube:

Get it here

I don't have a Nintendo DS, but these icons seem cool to have. Maybe i can use them for my mobile?

Nope, the pic above is not Genting Highlands, nor some romantic fog... its the bloody haze again! PSI reading is 54, but i guess its the average, the smell lingers far longer these days. sighs

Posh has eye-poppingly big...eyes

I always found Alyssa Milano hot, just wish somebody can introduce her to bikini waxing. meow!

Laters, dudes

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

since i've been gone
Sorry for the lapse in posting lately, i've been under a bout of chronic fatigue. I simply can't explain the tiredness in me day after day.

nike free x atmos - black x pink
This kerazeey colorway dropped recently. Its atmos' rendering of the quickly-forgotten nike free shoe. I must say, design-wise, its a wrap. Hands-down-drop-dead-stop-in-your-tracks-no-more-hyphenates awesome.

Pics taken via LimitedEdt, they show the shoe with and without flash. Damn, Ibby would've been proud of them. And i'll bet he'd be the first in any line for them too, bless his soul.
i got wood
In what must be an experiment by the internet gods on the phenomenon that is street culture "hype", news about these lovelies drop late last weekend via Edison's blog. top secret agencies beware, this guy has no secrets
And in the time it takes for you to get your panties in a bunch, ALL newsblogs/hypeblogs-in-disguise drop knowledge on them never seen since, hmm, a week ago for the Hideout Wovens, or the SBTG dunks, or the Clot AM1s, get the idea.

But let's not detract from the awesomeness (that's a word) of this shoe/art. Michael Lau is from the pantheon of the street culture gods (if there ever is one) that must include all of Nike's brand-influencers. A true pioneer and OG, he created and perpetuated the coolness that is vinyl toys, and woven into the fabric of apparel, footwear, music, alternative sports and most of all, a lifestyle.

For the opening of Nike HK's Flagship store, Michael Lau provided a collaboration with his Gardener line of 12inch vinyls, all dressed in Nike's latest season of apparel/footwear.

The footwear set of Nike Dunk Low SB is mouthwatering goodness, with woodgrain pattern and the 4 truck mounting hole design on the side panel instantly recognizable by any keen eyed skate-head. Better yet, it comes in a walnut wood fashioned shoe box to satisfy the even the most hardcore of wood-lovers.

Peep the 106 Gardener figures in Nike's Fall fashion catalog

Yes, for those still new to Gardener, they are all either famous folks in the street scene (from Ed Hardy MHI to Aly Fiberops to MC Yan and the LMF crew). So its a kick to see the master doing a Steve Prefontaine figure! His previous nod to Nike was the Michael Jordan inspired "Jordon".

Right, now that i've got you worked up. Here's the sad news, folks/kids/grannies have been queueing since yesterday for these limited edition babies (yes, more than 4 days to launch). If any kind soul out there with hook ups would even consider to let go, i'm more than willing to pay for the kicks-set. But i just can't for the sake of my life, pay for 4 days' worth of waiting. Hit me up
the streets we walk
what do these have in common?

Juse of i have pop presents his latest work for Nike London's Festival of Air.

Combining a finesse of "various pavement/surface materials such as asfalt (with actual line), bricks, cobble stones and concrete", the AM90 boasts a real air-flled PU unit.

Respectz my man! Holla when you are can!
walk in the colors of England
Guess this is gonna be a footie-inspired post.
Check out the HK winner of the Colours of England contest.

Inspired by the Beefeaters of the Tower of London and 3 Lions embroidery, i think its a great choice!
The wooly liner reminds me of my 576!

Broke them out over the weekend...broke some necks as well.
one word: comfy!
what do you see?

I don't know about you, but given the killer combos from Firmanent, i decide instead to focus on his kicks. Are they the Free Trainer in premium leather?
Tell me more
Levis Japan Fall
Moving slightly away from the footie fetish, check out Levis Japan's Fall collection:

Nice webpage presentation aside, them denims are looking very good in the coming months!
off the beaten track
Check out the gems by these guys off the beaten mainstream track:

Lemur Patrol

Nick Jones does some clean clean work. That cutie Hello Kitty is just right for you, Nik! LOL
He has tees available with those prints, just do the mail thing.


These programming-loving couple have sick graphics! Pixel art x Cross-stitch!
I need to get my granny started on these!
Michel B - RIP
decided to bring out the Supreme Michel tee for an airing last week. for soem reason, i started throwing on dirty denim and dirty suede trainer SB's for good measure...


click the link for a larger view

Luis Nieto is a French man who is quite a story teller, some what of a shocker, and most importantly, made you look and double-look.
not for faint hearted, but (as a spoiler), its just EFX.
"Billionaires boys club"

Check out Forbes list of Billionaire's rides

I like how Mr William Gates III get to drive his in the States and not Paul Allen, hehe

Have a nice midweek!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Its been hectic
In what is to be Part 2 and 3 of a crazy month of sneaker-freakin', check out what came in: wooly mammoths!

Hideout Woven Footscapes
These monsters came in pretty nondescript packaging. Really love the hamster-ish feel of the outer! Peep the pink leather insole, like the belly of the hamster! Ive no idea whether they pair up nicer with shorts or dirty denim, prob the 1st choice.

Fraser's hair-piece or not, i think hamster suits them just fine. Props to you-know-who for picking the colors/materials from the mundane pantones!
*shhh: when nobody was watching, i actually pet them...

Pity about the packaging though, i expected double-boxing, tsk.

New Balance "Jacket series" 576
An even furrier counterpart crept up on me this evening. In a rendition of the iconic MA-1 aviator jacket, this pair caught my eye right away with the spot-on fur trim! Ultra comfy that i've come to expect of the 576, the fur-line wasn't hot nor "ickey" when worn. I can see myself rocking these babies. Butter!

Props to Mr A for the lookout
They are out in the usual local spots, along with the "Action Series", with colors similar to the 1st Crooked Tongues release (did C-Law get a cut?). They are named by their Chinese characters on the insole "Rush, Run, Chase and Jump".
More to come are the Japan exclusives 999, 998, and more 574's (especially with the centennial). Peeps looking for hook ups, you know the drill, my mail addy's on the speed dial.
I'm feeling this just released Stussy utility pouch. Lots of uses to boot!

Anyone able to hook me up with one? hit me up
headline shirts
Not to be confused with local streetwear label HDLN, this label is from the USofA.
I like the well-thought-out messages on them:

Pulled on American Apparel tees, they have been apparently vintage-treated to be super-soft!
Check out the inner label:

Go check them out some more, cick here
lets play
Sneakerplay just went public! (sort of)
In an attempt to whet your appetite at what goes on in the Beta-release of sneakerplay, you get to view the battles, browse around the various members and buddies' kicks collection. I'm still a n00b in there, but holler at me for a chat/fun sneaker battle some time!
I got 5 invites to give away, so drop me a mail!

i'm not an elitist but it irks me when i see reseller's pics.

its only 2nd to seeing pics of fakes.
Whatever happened to the tight community of hook-ups and friendly exchanges of thoughts, stories, info? Could it be true that all this changed in a matter of time less than a nike retro?

*anyways, i'm off to dream of hamster and chinchilla's. laters