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Porsche Design | Bobsled

December 19, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier x Guy de Jean Umbrellas

December 19, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier recently combined with fellow French label Guy de Jean to decorate several of their coveted umbrellas. Having created a number of designs, the obvious stand out work features Gaultier’s signature stripes, familiarly placed resulting in a restrained, modern look. Colored of course in an ivory and navy combination, this particular edition is available in either a hook handle or a more portable version. Fans can pick up all models now from Opening Ceremony. [][via Hypebeast]

Nike | Sportswear Lunar Orbit+

December 19, 2010

The Nike Lunar Orbit+ lands as a fresh introduction for the Nike Sportswear Spring 2011 collection. Inspired by the premium materials and meticulous fabrication of the original Nike Tech Pack jackets, this shoe features a breathable 3-layer mesh upper, asymmetrical zip, and raised geometric upper to increase air flow with limited surface contact on the foot. Nods to the tech pack include welded bemis tape, coated zippers, smooth premium construction and superior comfort. This technical approach to footwear design represents an evolution for NSW as it pushes the boundaries on advanced craftsmanship combined with minimalist design aesthetic. Designer Nate VanHook brought his expertise in wetsuit design to this project, introducing a technical 3-layer mesh upper combining liner, EVA foam and a top-layer mesh. No detail was overlooked, with a lazered sock liner to increase breathability, top-of-the-line Nike Running mid/outsole tooling, reflective seam seals, and GPS coordinates for Beaverton, Oregon etched along the asymmetrical zipper seam.

Nike | Zoom Kobe VI

December 9, 2010

Brigada | Creativa Icon Notebook

December 8, 2010

Over the last three decades or so, computers and its subsequent graphical icons have become a common stay in culture. Brigada Creativa take this concept from digital to the offline world with their Icon Notebook. Fashioned after a simplistic and archaic note icon, the notebooks are available in either singles or three-packs through Brigada Creativa.

TDK | Boombo

December 8, 2010

An ode to the ghetto blasters that dominated stoops, bboy circles, and street corner gatherings TDK introduces a new line of boomboxes in a 3 and 2 speak model. While retaining subtle characteristics and analog feel of the original models in shape and oversized speakers the new variations offer touch sensitive controls, digital display panels, USB, 3.5mm and RCA auxiliary ports and 6 inch speakers for that crystal clear sound. The glossy finish and leather strap add to the portability and defined aesthetic. Priced at $399 for the two speakers and $499 for the three speaker version the units will be available online starting January 2011 and hit retail locations the following month.

Nike | Jordan 2011 CMFT Viz Air 11

December 8, 2010

Jordan Brand’s controversial CMFT Viz Air 11 is due to return in February 2011 as part of the footwear line’s Spring/Summer range. The hybrid model is colored in a restrained grey/black carbon fiber upper and is detailed with a white midsole. Both the outsole and laces are also grey, matching the remainder of the stealth colorway. Fans can expect to pay $110 USD at select retailers upon release.

Hanebrink | All-Terrain Bike

November 9, 2010

While many of its specs make it a perfect fit for urban life, make no mistake: the Hanebrink All-Terrain Bike ($5,500 and up) is meant for the wilderness. A hybrid traditional/electric mountain bike, the Hanebrink features a carbon fiber seatpost and handle bars, Shimano cranks, chains, and deraileur, hydraulic disc brakes, Hanebrink hubs and wheels with 20×8 inch tubeless tires, and a run time of up to one hour with a single Lithium-Ion battery — or over five hours with added batteries on the rear rack — either of which powers a 600 Watt electric motor and gets you up to 20 mph; for faster travelling, or if you run out of juice, just pedal.

Montante Maserati 8CTF

October 29, 2010

In celebration of their famous 1940 win at the Indianapolis 500 known as the “Boyle Special,” Maseratiteamed up with cult Italian bike builder Cicli Montante to create a limited-edition bicycle resembling the victorious fixed head, eight-cylinder 8CTF race car. With driver Wilbur Shaw behind the wheel for the second year in a row, Maserati historically took first place proving the prowess of European design.

Debuting at the recent Paris Auto Show, Cycle EXIF points out that while successful bike/car collaborations are rare, the Montante Maserati 8CTF is a clear exception.

In addition to the beautiful coloring and detailing, Cycle EXIF asks “Who else is sticking a front disc brake on a fixed geared bike? It might not necessarily be the smartest thing to do, but at least they’re putting it out there.”

A limited run of 200 bikes were created (in commemoration of the 200 laps completed during the race), each individually numbered and selling online from Cicli Montante for €3,000.

Clarence Court | Eggs

October 29, 2010

With the the tagline “fabulous eggs by fabulous birds,” Clarence Court‘s glossy new website and ad campaign provide the proper spotlight for their exquisite rare hens. The work of full-service agency WFCA, the imagery successfully realizes the request by Clarence Court’s marketing director Vicki Hazel to take the brand from farming to foodie with alluring photography, educational information on specialty eggs and toothsome recipes.

Photographer Richard Mountney’s dramatically-lit shots have a style that shows off the resplendent feathering of the creatures, similar to English photographer Stephen Green-Armytage’s book “Extraordinary Chickens” and recent Alexander McQueen collections alike. Casting the birds in such a beautifully sophisticated light—rather than with more typically rustic allusions—makes a luxurious impression in keeping with the brand’s appealingly colorful, strong-shelled product, which sells at upmarket British groceries like Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.