KAWS Helps Union Celebrate Its New Tokyo Store

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Following yesterday’s teaser, here we get a closer look at KAWS‘ collaboration with Union in celebration of the retailer’s new Tokyo outpost. KAWS in turn designed a special graphic for the occasion, emblazoned on T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Union Tokyo opened its doors to the public last week, as you can in turn look for the collaborative tops to launch this Friday, April 27, at Union Tokyo in conjunction with Japan’s Golden Week, followed by a release at Union Los Angeles and online on Monday, April 30.

In related news, extremely rare KAWS and Supreme collectibles are being auctioned off this week. Follow here for more.


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By |abril 25th, 2018|Art&Design, Beauty, city, Fashion, lifeStyle, Music, new media, TV|0 Comments

Tinker Hatfield Talks Nike Sock Dart-Inspired Jordan Standard

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Legendary designer Tinker Hatfield has been responsible for designing many of the most sought-after sneakers till this day, ranging from the Air Jordan lineage, Nike MAG, Air Max line and many others.

For his latest creation with the lifestyle-inclined Jordan Standard, Nike’s VP of Design and Creative Concepts has shared five things about its design process and shoe’s overall aesthetic. Learn about it below.

On being similar to the Nike Sock Dart

TH: “Even though it’s inspired by the Sock Dart, it has a modern look. And it’s so comfortable.”

On the simplicity of getting in and out of the shoe was the design focus as well the aesthetic…

TH: “Overall, the upper has this sort of stretch fit. And there’s a big hole in the tongue that you put your fingers through to easily pull it on. I played around with stuff that we wouldn’t normally do on an athletic shoe and kept trying to add other little features like a little cargo net in the back that would help with getting the shoe on or off.” [Hatfield ended up nixing the net.]

On the three major textures at play…

TH: “I wanted to use a really unique material to show that we can take performance materials and blend them with materials no one has ever seen before to create some new excitement. That’s how the feathered leather on the forefoot came about. We also used high-tech stretch elephant print on the midfoot strap and spacer mesh around the collar.”

On the shoe’s solid colorway actually featuring three shades of color…

TH: “We decided on triple black and triple white. It’s hard to match colors, so we just sort of celebrate them. And the feathered leather really photographs as a different color because there’s so much shadow. To me, that’s a blueprint on how to have a little bit of fun and still make the shoe interesting.”

On the Jordan Sock Dart infused with Jordan DNA…

TH: “Jordan has a history of doing things that haven’t been done before. Going back to the original Air Jordan III with elephant print, the floater leather was not used in basketball at the time because it wasn’t considered to be robust enough. I was like, ‘Screw that, it’s going to work. We’ll just reinforce it in a few places.’ And sure enough, it just changed the way all basketball shoes were made because it made them instantly comfortable to break in. In that way, the feathered leather is Jordan-esque. We also use that elephant emboss here. The tongue holes nod to the two we used in the Air Jordan VI.”

The new Jordan Standard will be available in limited quantities at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike’s website starting April 30.

For more, head on over directly to Nike.

Also, in case you missed it, here are Tinker Hatfield’s ten key tips for budding sneaker designers.

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Miguel Spits Game in His “Come Through and Chill” Video Featuring J. Cole

Miguel closed out 2017 by dropping his fourth studio album, War & Leisure. Now, the singer-songwriter is back in support of the work, sharing the official music video for “Come Through and Chill.”

The latest version of the song welcomes assistance from Salaam Remi as well as J. Cole, who is also featured in the aesthetic. Cole kicks off the clip by performing his part on-stage, while Miguel then appears to spit game to multiple women.

Press play above to see what unfolds, then see underneath to revisit Miguel’s War & Leisure.

For more, be sure to check out J. Cole’s recently released ‘KOD’ videos for “ATM” and “Kevin’s Heart.”


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clothsurgeon Debuts 1-of-1 3M Reflective Vest Made from Nike Running Jackets

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After tapping monkey time for a special SS18 collab, London’s clothsurgeon presents another standout piece from its “Reconstruct Project” with a utility vest comprised of 3M reflective Nike running jackets.

Previously, the label produced a one-of-a-kind Supreme x The North Face jacket, and this vest essentially boasts the repurposed fabric consisting of lightweight black nylon with a 3M reflective grid check pattern across its entirety. Other details include multiple front pockets, RiRi hardware, the original labels attached on the neck, as well as the signature Swoosh located on the left shoulder portion.

If you’re interested in this 1-of-1 vest, only in size medium, you can purchase it now directly from clothsurgeon for £345 British pounds or about $485 USD.

In other notable outerwear, these transparent coats are more killer than Patrick Bateman.


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‘Saw’ Creator Debuts NSFW Trailer for Sci-Fi Revenge Thriller ‘Upgrade’

Blumhouse Productions has released the official red band trailer of sci-fi/action film Upgrade, which initially premiered at the 2018 SXSW film festival back in March.

Directed by Leigh Whannell, writer of Saw and creator of the Insidious franchise, Upgrade stars Logan Marshall-Green portraying as Grey Trace, a man whose wife is murdered in a mugging, which also leaves him paralyzed. Seeking revenge, he’s approached by a billionaire investor who offers him an experimental cure to his paralysis with an implant called STEM. It’s not what it all seems, however, as Trace gets more than what was promised, eventually becoming a high-tech killing machine.

Also starring Rosco Campbell, Richard Cawthorne, Betty Gabriel and more, Upgrade hits theaters on Friday, June 1.

In other new trailers, the latest for ‘Deadpool 2’ introduces the X-Force.


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These Are the Cheapest Places in the World for Drugs, Alcohol & Cigarettes

As much as we tout the allure of travel and vacationing for the healing effects that time spent away provides, there are plenty of people who use a new locale for an opportunity to dabble in vice.

Bloomberg recently compiled a list of the cheapest places in the world to dabble in both legal and illicit substances – crowning Luxembourg the champion (where it costs only 10 percent of the $2,071 average weekly to indulge) – while The Bahamas, Switzerland, Iceland, France, Norway, and the Netherlands rounded out the the rest of the top five most affordable destinations.

Conversely, the cost of maintaining a drug, alcohol, and cigarette habit rose in the US more than any other place in the world. Despite the increase, the United States places 38th (down from 17th) in the sample of 75 countries on figures pointing to 54 percent of weekly pay, or $617 USD, dedicated to body-altering chemicals.

As for the most expensive places in the world to get one’s fix, the distinction goes to Russia, followed by Ghana, Albania, Thailand, and Japan.

Head over to Bloomberg to see the entire breakdown.

For more on drug culture, read how you can smoke weed at Chalice Festival without a medical card.


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Bryce Harper Wears Custom Supreme x Louis Vuitton Cleats

Last year’s Supreme x Louis Vuitton collaboration caused a shock wave in the world of fashion. Since, a slew of creatives have gone on to design their own custom Supreme x LV goods, with the latest being Soles By Sir, Footwear News reports.

The artist in turn crafted a special pair of Supreme x Louis Vuitton cleats for Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Harper is sponsored by Under Armour, so Soles By Sir simply painted overtop his UA Harper 2s, decking them out in red with white monogram print.

Harper laced up the cleats in the Nationals’ first game of the season last week, as he went two-for-three in the Opening Day victory.

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As could be expected, the Supreme x Louis Vuitton cleats by Soles By Sir are solely a one-off for the MLB star. For more on the custom creation, visit Footwear News.

In other news, Supreme is back alongside The North Face for a new SS18 collab.


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Apple Is Reportedly Working on Curved iPhone Screens & Touchless Gestures

While Apple is known to be secretive about their future plans and product pipeline, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has published a new report suggesting that the Cupertino tech giant is working on future iPhone models that will incorporate “touchless gesture control” as well as curved screens.

Since the smartphone market is already saturated with the same design aesthetic, Apple is looking to see how it can differentiate its flagship product. Interestingly, Samsung has already proceeded with that same approach, as the company is slated to debut its purported foldable Galaxy X phone later this year.

Now, according to the new report, Apple’s reported touchless control feature is described as a hover-like gesture system that would let future iPhone owners navigate iOS “by moving their finger close to the screen without actually tapping it.”

Gurman also compared Apple’s gesture design to Samsung’s Air Gestures in Android smartphones and Google’s Project Soli. He found out that Apple’s future iPhone “would require gestures to be closer to the screen than with Project Soli,” and be based on technology built in the display.

Additionally, in regard to the next generation iPhone display, Apple is reportedly designing a screen that curves inward “gradually from top to bottom,” unlike Samsung’s smartphones that curve down and away at the edges of the screen.

According to people with knowledge of Apple’s plans, these sources told Gurman that the working design is still around two to three years away. It’s worth noting that Apple has already experimented with curved displays in the past, as MacRumors published an article in 2016 stating Apple was testing a curved display and touch-sensitive tech, and also last year, when Apple was said to be working with LG on an iPhone with a foldable display.

Furthermore, the new report also fuels many of the current rumors for the 2018 iPhone lineup incorporating OLED tech and non-OLED screens, saying the company “will release a second iPhone with that type of screen later this year; a larger model with a 6.5-inch screen, up from the 5.8-inch size in the current iPhone X. The company is also working on an update to the iPhone X’s size and a new, lower-cost LCD model.”

For additional details, be sure to read the full story on Bloomberg.

In current Apple news, the company just released its iOS 11.3 update, bringing new AR experiences, Animoji, health records and more.


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Future & Young Thug Debut Horror-Inspired “Group Home” Video

Last year, Future and Young Thug dropped a surprising mixtape Super Slimey, while also releasing their solo LPs respectively.

Previously dropping the visuals of “All da Smoke” and “Mink Flow” from Super Slimey in January, the two rappers are now back with the latest, this time for the mixtape’s last single, “Group Home.”

Directed by VideoGod, the clip serves up horror-movie tropes, as the visuals transition from Future in an odd looking chamber with body bags hanging from the ceiling, to tiny humans in scary masks, walls filled with cryptic writings, and the duo posted up outside of a lavish mansion on a wintery day.

Enjoy the video above, then after, Rich Brian lives out his high school fantasies in “watch out!”


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Nike’s Air Force 270 Surfaces in Vibrant “Sherbet” Colorway

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Brand: Nike

Model: Air Force 270

Key Features: Air Force 180 upper, Air Max 270 sole, Max Air tooling, midfoot strap, tongue and heel pulls.

Release Date: TBA

Price: $160 USD

Buy: Nike

Editor’s Notes: One of Nike’s newest hybrids, the Air Force 270, will soon be here in a summer-appropriate “Sherbet” colorway.

Boasting the upper of an updated Air Force 180 and the sole unit of the Air Max 270, the sneaker is highlighted by touches of orange, volt, and red, popping alongside a grey upper. The most eye-catching aspect of this Air Force 270 is the sole with its combination of bright orange and volt hues.

For now, Nike has yet to announce a release date for the “Sherbet” Air Force 270, but expect the shoe to arrive soon.

In other footwear news, here’s where you can get Nike’s Air VaporMax Chukka Slip-On.

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