Category Archives: CULTURE
Since its foundation as Droors Clothing by Ken Block and Damon Way, DC Shoes has been one of the pinnacle growth stories in action sports. The brand has grown immensely since its inception, in part due to its unwavering dedication to supporting the activities it loves the most. This chiefly involves skateboarding, and the brand has continually maintained a decorated roster of the most prolific professional skaters in addition to other action sport athletes. Behind the scenes, DC also maintains a committed team of professional designers to push the envelope, and from ‘Unilite’ to ‘Super Suede’ technology, their efforts have been successful. We got the opportunity to view DC’s headquarters in Huntington Beach, speaking with Ben Kelly, the skate category director, as well as Wes Kremer, Nyjah Huston, and Mike Mo Capaldi about their professional models. Enjoy the latest installment of Hypebeast Spaces above, and a gold star will be awarded to whoever correctly places the background song.
Microsoft has taken the wraps off its newest game console, the Xbox One. We’ve taken the highlights of the company’s hour-long event and combined them into an action-packed, four minute Xbox extravaganza.
This dude has some serious game.
Russell Westbrook is one of the most explosive guards in the NBA, electrifying crowds with his athleticism and amazing, high-flying plays. Alongside Kevin Durant he led the Thunder to the top seed in the West & we count down his best plays of the season with his Top 10 Plays of 2012-2013 Regular Season!
If you’re planning to make a trip out to the Cannes Film Festival next year, Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc is your spot. Flooded with celebrities, beautiful people, TV junkets, and incredible parties—it’s the best way to experience all things Cannes.
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It’s all black everything for the combat-ready set. Dynamic duo Pharrell Williams and Mark McNairy are at it again, bringing their collaborative super powers to a new lineup of goods simply called BBC Black.
Re-Vision by Form & Co. is an exercise in style and synthesis of different cultural icons. It is a series of portraits of the most representative of the world of comics, movies, television, sports and music. Re-Vision is a collection presented in the form of postcards.
The Porsche 356 is one of the most memorable pre-911 cars from the marque, it’s the car that was tweaked for American tastes by North American importer Max Hoffman – a man who convinced Ferry Porsche that the 356 needed a name as Americans wouldn’t by a car with a number. The “Speedster” was the result, other changes to the 356 include a reworked body, interior and instrumentation to bring the base cost of the car down to a point where it could compete with the likes of Jaguar and Austin-Healey.
As a result of these cost cutting measures, price tag on the 356 Speedster went from $4,284 USD to just $2,995 USD, suddenly making it an accessible sports car for a much larger percentage of the population. This car is one of those early originals, the “Pre-A” designation is for 356s that were built before the “A” model revision came into place in late-1955. The “A” cars had larger 1600cc engines and a slew of other modifications but many true marque enthusiasts prefer the simpler, Max Hoffman originals.
This 1955 Pre-A is fitted with a period correct 70 bhp, 1500cc, SOHC, air-cooled flat four-cylinder engine with two Solex 40 carburettors. It also has the factory spec four-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes fitted. The engine isn’t the original, it’s a slightly upgraded sports variant that produces an additional 15hp at the rear wheels – this means that it won’t fetch quite the same price at auction as a number matching example, making it a solid opportunity for investment.
The Nike x J.Crew Pre-Montreal Racer is a great example of fusing a 1970s-look with the lastest technical materials and design.