Saturday, March 26, 2011

6453 + 7674

Nike x Sophnet Air Oasis Mid
Collaboration model created for the opening of Soph Kanazawa store in Jan '07

Premium leather all round, with suede on the toebox and heel cup

insole: the only branding to reveal the collaborative effort
what does it mean: 6453 and 7674 types out as "Nike" and "Soph" on an alphnumeric keypad. it is always hirofumi's style to play on the digital pun

Nice detail on the outsole, the triangle air pocket: its transparent when you remove the insole! Cool as it seems, going with my experience of Nike Air pockets, it'll deteriorate so quickly it ain't even funny. Ah, the perils of a sneaker fanatic


the circle is complete

I'd been tracking this print design for some time. Its usually ridiculously priced in the original DS form: shrink-wrapped in the shape of the Mowax space gun. Well, it happened that the seller had another piece that was opened but unworn in his collection (yes, there are other nuts like me around in the universe) that he was willing to let go. Why the hunt for this print?...hmm, cos it goes well with the vinyl toy? :D
Yes, obviously it goes a while back, printed on Oneita power tee, to remind us the time when the triumvirate of Futura, James and Nigo ruled all hype-dom.

the space gun detail is all thats left of the original packaging. notice the tee print is "James vs Nigo" while the toy box is "Nigo vs James"?

front view: pointy-men and "MW" Mowax insignias on the sleeves

back view: Futura signs off his graphic contribution

detail: good ol' days of Futuraoptics


Sunday, March 20, 2011


Bar Rafaeli for Allure magazine
Shirt dresses are hawt

Vuitton FW11/12

private property

If i could (afford), i would love to own all the original Helmut Newton prints from his publication Private Property...since it appears to be beyond me, i'd just have to contend with smaller reprints....

rare shot of King Karl's gaze

original chameleon, David Bowie

medium master Andy Warhol


got wood

My mates know i have a crazed addiction to all things (mostly vinyl) Michael Lau. If i could, my new home will probably have a wall dedicated to his stuff in my collection, not withstanding what the missus might say though.. lol
Managed to cop this skate deck from MLau's recent 10th anniversary exhibition in HKG

Seeing as how impossible it'd be to own even 1 of his original 12-inch vinyl figures, this is just about as cool as it gets

comes with a printed paperbag for the deck. Of course, as at any exhibition, not forgetting the obligatory signed mini-deck (with its own deck bag no less!) by Mr Lau himself

table top

one can never have enough white shirts, its all in the details

clean crisp white dress shirt from Resonate, Coolmax panel on the bottom side to ventilate in tropical/summer weather, mother-of-pearl buttons (no pic),

table-top tab from Hiroshi's curated collection at DoverStreetMarket, and reflective logo on the back...just so you know HF's got your back