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LeBron James x Sprite Mix 6 Limited-Edition Flavor

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LeBron James partners with Sprite to formulate a limited edition flavor of soda. Sprite 6 Mix as it is called, combines the traditional taste of the brand’s signature lemon-lime soda with a splash of cherry and orange flavor. In addition to the new concoction within, James also co-created the name Sprite 6 Mix as well as its packaging graphics to reflect his signature style and tastes. Available in 20-ounce bottles and 19.2-ounce cans, Sprite 6 Mix will appear on store shelves for a limited time over the next few months. For more information on its release, please visit here.

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The History of the Nike Air Max

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The release of the original Nike Air Max made the invisible visible, runners were hooked and the world was intrigued. What began as an experiment in cushioning by engineer Frank Rudy evolved into something more thanks to Mark Parker and designer Tinker Hatfield. The introduction and development of visible Air altered the future of footwear. “Tinker’s background in structural design allowed him to architect a new dynasty in sportswear,” says Nike. “Postmodern Parisian towers, with transparent walkways and bold pops of color, would prove instrumental to the final Air Max design.”

Honoring 27 years of greatness, Nike has declared March 26 to be Air Max Day. To celebrate the special occasion, the sportswear giant will be releasing the Nike Air Max 1 “Air Max Day” edition. For more on the history of the Air Max be sure to visit the brand’s official website.

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REBEL8 2014 Spring Lookbook

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REBEL8 is back with its latest lookbook for Spring 2014. Shot by Dylan Bartolini-Volk and modeled by Mark Doble, the lookbook exhibits a selection of hoodies and pullovers emblazoned with the label’s signature script and logo, while denim jackets draw inspiration from vintage motorcycle apparel and button-up shirts see updated “zeus” prints. Flannel shirts and khaki pants are reoccurring staples each season, while trademark headwear designs further the label’s gritty aesthetics. Styled over a backdrop made up of Mike Giant‘s hand-illustrated tattoo art, the lookbook reinforces the label’s bold, graphic-heavy designs in streetwear.

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Don Cannon x Rare Addiction Aviator Bag

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Famed producer Don Cannon and Rare Addiction have linked up to produce their Aviator Bag. The perfect piece of luggage for those looking for an adaptable and stylish piece of kit, the Aviator Bag features is able to convert from a backpack to a laptop case thanks to some well-placed straps. The bag boasts an eye-catching camo print exterior with brown leather accents and comes with an inner iPad pocket and a removable storage pouch. Look for the Don Cannon x Rare Addiction Aviator Bag now at Don Cannon’s online store and Rare Addiction’s online store.

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The Autofamily House has an outrageously cool garage

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Polish architecture firm Robert Konieczny designed the ‘Autofamily House’ with an extra long indoor driveway that leads to the entrance of the house. Really cool and extremely different.

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Cinematics

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Cinematics from Pier Paolo on Vimeo.

As a spare-time project, Pier Paolo created this animated timeline of some of film’s most classic characters — a distilled history of film in one minute.

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Perfectly Nostalgic LEGO Creations by Chris McVeigh

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Chris McVeigh is an illustrator, photographer, author, and LEGO builder. Though his work may not be the most complex, or the most unique, it carries the perfect amount of nostalgia to make anyone fall in love with it. Learn more about McVeigh and see a lot more of his work on his website.

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Font Men

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Font Men – SXSW 2014 Official Selection from dress code on Vimeo.

You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you’ve seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.

Font Men, gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together.

Presented by AIGA to celebrate H+FJ’s 2013 AIGA Medal, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts
Directed & Produced by: Dress Code
Cinematography by: Andre Andreev
Edited by: Dan Covert
Music & Sound by: YouTooCanWoo
Animation/Design: Evan Anthony, John Custer, Joe Donaldson, Emil Bang Lyngbo, Josh Parker, Eddie Song
Principal Cast: Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones
Shot on a Canon 7D

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5 of the Best Looks from Paris/New York/London Fashion Weeks Illustrated by Uli Knörzer

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For Highsnobiety latest feature, the have teamed up with Berlin-based illustrator Uli Knörzer for a series of images that simply cannot be found anywhere else. Celebrating the beauty of transient moments, the main focal point through most of his art is the human being, whose emotions and expressions he captures in minimal, yet precise sketches. Here, Uli showcases his skills by reflecting on some of the best looks from our ever-popular Street Style reports.

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Thief of Thieves Comic

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Thief of Thieves is a monthly comic book series published by Image Comics’ Skybound imprint which premiered in 2012. Created by Robert Kirkman, the comic centers on Conrad Paulson, a highly successful thief who quits the business and begins a new life stealing from other thieves. The series will feature a rotation of writers, including Nick Spencer on the first story arc, and art by Shawn Martinbrough. The first three issues sold out upon release, and a television series based on the comic is in development at AMC.

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Modern Hut in the Swiss Alps

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It has a 116 beds, beautiful views, a solar collector, and is only accessible via helicopter. Sounds like the perfect getaway for anyone who is a member of the swiss alpine club, who owns it. The modern materials and minimal interiors are an awesome juxtaposition to the typical lincoln log cabins you see in the snow.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer Father to Son

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In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.

Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. The game is scheduled for release worldwide in 2014.

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Karl Lagerfeld Turns the Grand Palais Into a Grocery Store for Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2014 Show

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Known for his rather extravagant ideas when it comes to the backdrops of his fashion shows, Karl Lagerfeld one-upped himself yet another time. For the recent Chanel runway show at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014, he had a full-blown grocery store built inside the Grand Palais, complete with fresh produce and shelves that stocked Chanel-branded bread, coffee, ketchup and champagne, among other things. The shopping baskets featured the label’s famous chains as seen on their luxury handbags, while models pushed shopping carts around the store.

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Deconstructed Video Game Controllers by Brandon Allen

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Canadian photographer Brandon Allen dissected several video game controllers to create this amazing series.

“Each controller was used and often played until it was no longer operable. Some have been physically altered, and others were damaged in attempts to fix them. This is their autopsy, a chance to compare our growth and commitment to the tools we use to game.”

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Wood Lettering & Design by Future Marquetry

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Future Marquetry is a design studio based in Paris.

They produce laser cut designs and wood lettering, “combining the best of past, present and future”.

“We use ancient skills with futuristic technics to provide innovative products and designs.”

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Swedish Pharmacy Ad Features a Woman Whose Hair Blows in the Wind When a Train Passes

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Incoming trains are blowing the hair of a female model, featured on the Stockholm’s subway platform ad, interactive commercial for Apotek, a Swedish pharmacy brand.

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Nike Lunarterra Arktos is the ultimate all weather boot

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If you’re constantly braving some extreme weather conditions, chances are you own a pair of boots that look significantly less cool than Nike’s latest offerings with about 1/10th the technology. Its got the crazy lightweight comfort of their athletic shoes while still being insulated enough to keep your puppies warm, thanks to a mishmash of science used in their other offerings: Flywire, Hyperfuse, etc. One of the most interesting aspects is the removable bootie that can be easily slipped out of the external layer, which is perfect for quick on and off when entering or leaving a place you wouldn’t want to drag mud, dirt or snow in. Expect to see these at Nike Sportswear retailers this month.

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Bamford Watch Department Predator Deepsea

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Next to the “Truehunter” Deepsea, Bamford Watch Department has also released the beautiful “Predator” Deepsea. The iconic Rolex diving watch received a clean all-matte black make-over. Furthermore the bezel comes in all-black, matching the dial, with only the writing on the dial coming in light grey. The outcome is one of the cleanest and most timeless custom Rolex’s that we have seen to date.

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Introducing the Superdesk

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Introducing the Superdesk from The Barbarian Group on Vimeo.

At The Barbarian Group, we believe in the power of ideas to provoke a reaction. So when challenged with our own brief – to keep the Barbarian tribe happy and inspired everyday – we turned to Clive Wilkinson, an architect who shares our passion for interesting ideas in a world pre-disposed to boring sameness.

The challenge was to create the most collaborative, creative environment possible. The result? A desk that we could all share, literally – 4,400 square feet of undulating, unbroken awesomeness to keep people and ideas flowing.

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Pixelwood: Animated GIFs of famous movies by Dusan Cezek

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Love this personal project by Slovakian designer Dusan Cezek featuring a series of quirky 8-bit style animated GIFs.

“Each GIF depicts a famous scene from an iconic movie, like John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson whipping out their guns in unison in Pulp Fiction. Also featured are comic book characters like ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Wolverine’.”

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