Author Archives: Luke Norris
Montreal retailer Off The Hook returns with the official premiere of its “Black Crab” pack consisting of a pair of Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LXs and Authentic LXs. Designed in conjunction with Iron Chef winner Chuck Hughes, this collection was fueled by a longtime love of Vans and the desire to rethink traditional kitchen footwear. With its mission clearly stated, each of the two tonal black sneakers feature a water-repellant construction, minimal stitching, waxed cotton laces, a cork insole, and the iconic non-slip waffle outsole.
New Era pays tribute to Star Wars with a special set of 59FIFTY® caps. The limited-edition collection consists of six iconic character designs from across the series including C3PO, R2D2, the Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Jango Fett. Each cap is priced at $799 HKD (approximately $100 USD) and comes in a matching gift box, as well as a Kid Robot x Star Wars figurine available in-store. The collection is slated to launch on April 1 in Hong Kong and on March 28 in Korea, which will also get an exclusive collection of embroidered 9FIFTY™ snapbacks priced at ₩59,000 KRW (approximately $55 USD) each.
Caribbean Reef Shark encounter in the CAYMAN ISLANDS. Just east of Frank Sound. We were Lion Fish Culling when the shark came out of no ware. It scared the crap out of me. Filmed on my GoPro 3 camera. We were in about 70′ of water when the shark encounter occurred.
I want to make it clear that I am hunting lion fish to help protect the reef from the destruction that they cause. The shark was acting in his natural environment. I have no ill will toward him and will get back in the water and continue to protect the reef for future generations. I would strongly encourage anyone out there to donate to REEF.org or other organizations to help protect our reefs, Sharks and the beautiful creatures in them.
At the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show, Honda unveiled two new bikes inspired by “futuristic machines seen in the anime and manga television and film styles, known collectively as ‘Japanimation.’” The bikes include the matte black NM4-01 and its white counterpart NM4-02, with the latter incorporating utility boxes at the rear wheels on either side of its design. Both NM4s feature a 745cc twin-cylinder engine, paired with a Dual Clutch Transmission that allows the driver to switch between automatic and manual modes. The Japanese automobile manufacturer aims to reach a wider audience with the bikes, as it “represents a machine capable of crossing traditional two-wheeled lines.”
Previously only available to its staff, Union has now released its UNION “89″ sweatshirts and tees. Both pieces are made from heavyweight cotton and feature UNION 89 emblazoned across the back in fluorescent font. Available now in black and orange or grey and yellow, the pieces are available now from Union.
Created & Produced by Art & Graft. Come fly away with us in our latest animated feature for Virgin Atlantic, ‘Trip’.
Offering a look back at “100 Years of Pop Music in New York,” eight covers adorn the latest edition of New York magazine’s annual “Yesteryear” issue. A young Jay Z can be seen above on one of the upcoming covers, the photograph was taken in 1997 and sees the New York native wearing a Cincinnati Reds cap with a matching red undershirt, as well as a denim button-down and leather jacket. Other artists who received covers this year include The Notorious B.I.G., Bob Dylan, and Frank Sinatra.
Author Steven Bryden, together with contributor Gary Warnett, has penned what may be the first book to explore the world of caps. Caps: One Size Fits All explores the myriad types of caps and their evolution from functional wear to fashion statement. Filled with compelling interviews like Aaron Bondaroff of Supreme and London BAPE store owner Craig Ford, the book offers a unique, in-depth look at the world of caps. You can pre-order the book now at Amazon.
Chromatic porn food series.
Agency : Proximity BBDO Paris
Creative Director : Valérie Levy-Harrar
Associate Creative Director : Audrey Tamic
Art Director : Rémi Jamin
Music Composer : Aymeric Lepage
Art Buyer : Francine Jiminiga
Directors : M. Roulier et P. Lhomme
Production : Le Potager Prod.
Food designer : Emmanuel Turiot
Style designer : Sylvie Bagros
Editing : Bruno Herlin
Concreat sounds : The Hot Line
The Selexyz Dominicanen in the Netherlands is an outrageously cool bookstore that was converted from a church that was originally built in 1294. With the growth of Kindle and the iPad, we won’t be seeing too many bookstores for too much longer, so it’s pretty awesome to have few around the globe that are as gorgeous as a great novel.
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.
Photographer since 2006.
In my opinion, there are two ways of capturing the world for a photographer; on the one hand grasping its horror, and on the other sublimating it. I have chosen the second. More specifically, I like the way rain, snow and “bad weather” awaken a feeling of romantic fiction within me, mainly in the big cities. (climatic excesses are another topic).
I see these elements as a fabulous ground for photography, an under-used visual universe with a strong evocative power, and with a richness of subtle lights. This universe escapes most of us, since we are too occupied getting undercover. Man becomes a ghostly silhouette wandering and obeying the hazards of rain or of snow, into the eternity of the climate …
My approach is deliberately pictorial and emotional.
For more from George Monbiot, visit http://www.monbiot.com/ and for more on “rewilding” visit http://bit.ly/1hKGemK and/or check out George Monbiot’s book Feral: rewilding the land, the sea and human life: http://amzn.to/1fjgirx
NOTE: There are “elk” pictured in this video when the narrator is referring to “deer.” This is because the narrator is British and the British word for “elk” is “red deer” or “deer” for short. The scientific report this is based on refers to elk so we wanted to be accurate with the truth of the story.
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.
Narration from TED: “For more wonder, rewild the world” by George Monbiot. Watch the full talk, here: http://bit.ly/N3m62h
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.
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.