Wednesday, July 8, 2009

In a novel approach to the App game, the recent book Made For Skate, a compendium of skate shoes through the years, has been flipped into an iPhone / iTouch app appropriately called, iMade For Skate. iMade For Skate is essentially an encyclopedia of skate shoes with pics and info on your hip at all times, so you’ll never be without your favorite kicks again. It even has an auto update for new shoe info each month as well as a store locator to find featured shoes. Cop it for $1.99 at the iTunes store.

BBQ Santa Cruz Style

It’s true, all skaters love to BBQ, so it makes perfect sense then that Santa Cruz would come out with a BBQ set, right? Yep, you can keep it mad official with the Jim Phillips Screaming Hand apron and oven glove and never have anyone doubt your OG cred while you are behind the grill again. Via Huck Magazine.

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Footwear Photoshoot

By now, most of you have seen the line-up of sneakers created by Kanye West for Louis Vuitton. Opinions vary on the outcome of the collection. The line has been compared to what Louis Vuitton has done in the past with sneakers, and the Kanye West collection beats those efforts by leaps and bounds. Just like in the regular sneaker game, some people like it more colorful, others like it more subtle, and this line-up offers something for both tastes. The HIGHSNOBIETY guys prefer the tonal high tops. They also had the chance to field test them and say that quality and fabrication are very much on point, as to be expected from Louis Vuitton.

Having worked recently with Nike on the Air Yeezy, the LV collection is the second major sneaker project by Kanye West. Take a step back and think about what is happening here - you see collaborations all the time with boutiques, brands, artists and other creative fields. How many times can the colors and the materials on the same shoe silhouette be changed and still look new and different from the hundreds of releases we see every year? Kanye West got to design his very own silhouettes in both cases, probably the most impressive part about these projects.

With the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton sneakers releasing worldwide in the coming weeks, HIGHSNOBIETY wanted to do something out of the ordinary with the footwear Louis Vuitton gladly lent them for this special shoot. They teamed up with German photographer Daniela Muller-Brunke to shine some new light onto the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton collection. To give you some background on the shoot, They used the iconic LV symbols and projected them in different colors onto the background of the sneaker, with the outcome being a psychedelic mix of fading colors. Hopefully you like it.

Beyond Ipanema :: Trailer

Looking good. A documentary film including Diplo, David Byrne, M.I.A., Banhart + more. Explores the effect Brazilian music has had on the rest of the world.
more info and links via The Daily Swarm

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

If you were lucky enough to grow up without all the crap of today that sucks our kid’s time and energy– video games, the internet, satellite t.v., then you might remember what it was like to ride your bike all day long with your buddies– crafting makeshift ramps, making up crazy stunts and tricks, and just having a honest-to-goodness blast cruising the streets until Mom called you in. For a lot of us, it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with wheels. The Schwinn Sting-Ray was a two-wheeled blacktop beast back then– especially with the on-the-frame gear shift and a fat rear slick. It was the only bike that mattered– before the BMX madness struck, that is.

I feel sorry for these fat, lazy, spoiled kids of today– wasting away in front of their t.v. screens and computer monitors. Man– get outside you chubby little brats! Seriously– do you think kids are better off today? No friggin’ way. They wouldn’t last two seconds back in the day. It’s time to throw all that crap out and lock ‘em outside. A little road rash would definitely do the buggers good.

Found at The Selvage Yard

Monday, July 6, 2009

Art of Skate X Art of Design "Adidas Dennis Busenitz Pro Model "

Japanese Bike builder Kusaka

Here are some photographs, captured by photographer Jess Carmody. He traveled to Japan and captured some awesome photographs of Kusaka San. Kusaka San is a master bike builder for companies Kinfolk Bikes and Vivalo Bicyles. Jess Carmody did a really good job capturing Kusaka hard at work as he sculpts a bike out of raw metal.

Love the Type Face

Self Service Mag Launching online.... These guys have the most interesting and Beautiful usage of type not to mention the Editorial and Artistic Layout. look for it to launch soon

Sunday, July 5, 2009

ian O'connor Photography

Posted by: Thangs and Thangs this guy Ian is a pretty sick Photographer.. check his sight!