Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sk8 Or Dice

Steve Berra explains the rules in the brand new section called Skate Or Dice, on The Berrics...

So, after you get the rules straight, you have to get your paper...

Your Sk8 Dice...

Shoot the dice... See what you got, and do your trick to win that paper...

Sierra Fellers killed it.

Steve Berra

Magnetic iPhone Camera Lens

The iPhone camera flat-out sucks, but there's enough people carrying them around that there's still a pretty penny to be made off of accessorizing said sucky camera. USB Fever is selling detachable magnetic lenses in fish-eye, 2x zoom and wide angle/super macro... This is genius!!!


Foreclosures Spark Return of Pool Skating

Amid a sea of foreclosures, advantageous skateboarders in Southern California have discovered a bright side. There is an almost endless concrete wave of abandoned pools.

“Skaters Jump In as Foreclosures Drain The Pool” in today’s New York Times gives an account of a how skaters track new empties, and is accompanied by a few choice images.

Draining pools provides an important service as well, clearing out often bacteria filled still water.


Kid Cudi Interview

Nike Mad Jibe Dunk/Boat Shoe

Taking the iconic Nike Dunk as their platform, the Nike Mad Jibe takes a decidedly more sophisticated approach with an all new upper. While 2008 featured a great deal of shoes of the boat variety, Nike looks to hop onto the trend. The usual Swoosh markings are done away, in return comes a debossed Nike logo with all the familiar boat shoe fixings such as leather laces and moc style toeboxes.


Thrasher x Gallery1950 x Porter Boston Bag

As one of the industries most respected skate publications, the Japanese license for Thrasher Magazine has teamed up with Gallery1950 on Porter’s barrel shaped Boston bag. The cylindrical bag includes Thrasher’s logo on the long-side with the Gallery1950 logo on the ends.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dunhill Skis by Speciale

The Dunhill Skis are available in either teak or carbon fiber finishes with tough titanium bases. Available in two sizes, the $2,100 skis feature Vist bindings, handmade in Italy, which ‘fuse innovation with security.’” They look great and seeing as racing specialists, Speciale had a hand in them, they must ride like champs.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Takashi Murakami: T Magazine Video Interview

John Jay from W+K has done a video interview with Japanses art superstar Takashi Murakami for T Magazine. The artist talks about money in the current art market and its influence on the market and touches many other interesting subjects as well. Certainly worth checking out.

You can view the video here.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hackett of London Bespoke Selvedge Denim

Selectism Columnist, Kyle Hackett, turns us onto Hackett of London’s Bespoke Selvedge Denim in his continuing hunt for denim. Details are the charmer on these slim fit jeans made from 13.5oz selvedge - the back pocket has a nice red stitched “H” while the selvedge end shows through on the front coin pocket.


Friday, December 19, 2008


One of this year’s most sought after Countdown Pack releases is readying for a pre-Christmas release with the Air Jordan Countdown pack featuring the XI and XIIs. The two colorways featured include the Black/Red XIs and the Black/White XIIs. Unlike previous pack releases , this one represents two popular models whereas previous releases involved more recent and less popular releases paired with some of Jordan’s earlier shoes. Although some stores have prematurely opened up their stock for sale, UNDFTD are dropping theirs at 12:00 am on Saturday, December 20th.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Do the Right Thing

I used to watch this movie almost everyday when i was younger. This movie came out in 1989... Wow, that's 20 years ago.

Retroreflective Vinyl

If you liked Vanessa Marie's Night & Day Backpack for Cycling, you might want to make like Mike Mandiberg; he wrapped his bike in Retroreflective Vinyl, meaning it looks dark black but turns bright white when a headlight beam shines on it. The amazing material--Scotchlite 680, to be exact--can be ordered from New Jersey's Beacon Graphics.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Curtains: "Night Of the Living Dope" Video


Commes des Garcons: Series 6 Synthetics

Comme des Garcons has just released their Series 6 Synthetics line. For those that don’t know, it’s a line of perfumes that are based on several fabrics and materials. Here’s some information that goes into a little more detail from LuckyScent.com:

“Comme des Garçons is no stranger to extremes or breaking rules. Synthetic is the sixth and most daring in CdG’s series, traveling once again far outside the mainstream but remaining in the physical world of manmade places and materials of modern daily life. Experimental, socially incorrect and avant-garde, the Synthetic series features five “anti-perfumes” whose names you’ll recognize immediately.

But these are no scratch n’ sniff “gee-I-smell-like-a-garage” fragrance. Each one varies on its name and theme, using an assortment of fully synthetic ingredients to make each one mind-bendingly unusual and wonderfully wearable. These are for the fearless–the rebels and the non-conformists. For those of you who don’t follow trends… you make them.”

DRY CLEAN: Images of a chemical paradise float through our heads like clothes spinning on a rack at a dry cleaner. Dry Clean is a clean scent, but not like soap, shampoo or fabric softener-it’s that metallic freshness of freshly pressed and cleaned clothes. The rose oxide offers a tinge of green floral, and guaiac wood enriches the brew and brings this (almost) down to earth. Dry Clean’s unusual clean feel is a truly unique alternative to all the “”fresh”" scents that have ruled the last several years. If you like to color outside the lines and bury your face in freshly dry cleaned clothes (we bet you liked to sniff the blue ink on the old-school mimeograph paper, too), this one’s for you. NOTES: ozone, aldehydes, nail polish, bay essence, rose oxide, metallic incense, dissolvent vapours, guaiac wood.

GARAGE: Do not make the mistake of judging this book by its cover. Garage brings to mind images grease, oil and rubber, but this is one evocative fragrance that will surprise you. Its uniqueness lies in calling to mind some of the places we loved most as children: Your father’s workbench or your grandpa’s old toolshed. Places steeped in memories and lost in time. It’s like curling up in that old leather recliner with your dad after he’d worked on the car. Not harsh and never sharp, Garage is all the good things about childhood and all the comfort scents you rarely indulge in as an adult. FRAGRANCE NOTES: Laurel aldehyde, traces of kerosene, leather notes, plastic floral notes, vetiver acetate, Chinese cedarwood.

SKAI: Fake. Insincere. Imitation. That’s what skai leather is, and where this scent takes its name from. The fragrance notes alone should bring every PVC-lovin’ fetishist and vinyl record lover running, but we also know Skai transcends the pigeon-hole and is for everyone. Ozone and grapefruit give this leather/vinyl fragrance a fresh gin-and-tonic crispness at first, while sandalwood brings familiar warmth. Very easy to wear, Skai straddles the line between kinky and comfortable, between shiny faux and genuine. It’s hardcore without being obvious, sexual but never obscene. FRAGRANCE NOTES: ozone, methyl grapefruit, PVC notes, coal tar, cardamom, white leather, sandalwood, labdanum.

SODA: Fizzy! Uplifting! We can’t help but put exclamation marks because Soda is genuinely happy, enough to make cave-dwelling goth boy or girl crawl out and frolic in the sunshine. Who cares if only a couple of ingredients are recognizable as being from this planet? Soda is a bubbly, effervescent version of limeade with enough base (galaxolide-it’s a light musk, who knew?) to give it a perfect dose of grown-up depth. There’s even a version of lily of the valley in here, which lends Soda a tiny bit of creamy softness. Tell us you don’t smile (and make everyone else grin) when you wear this. We dare you. FRAGRANCE NOTES: aldehydes, lime, citral, pimenal, lilial, iso-eugenol, galaxolide, acetal Rum.

TAR: A speedway on a scorching afternoon. Hot asphalt on a Roman street filled with car exhaust and the scent of fine leather-soled shoes softening on the pavement. Tar is for the brave, for those who find the smell of a crowded, polluted city and all its modern trappings a thing of glory. The earth notes and resinous opoponax lurk quietly, giving Tar a quirk that picks your face off the pavement just for a second. Virile and weirdly familiar, it’s not for the faint of heart. This is man versus the modern world, and the modern world wins. FRAGRANCE NOTES: town gas, vapours of bitumen, bergamot, earth notes, opoponax, styrax, grilled cigarettes, pyrogenic notes

The Comme des Garcons Series 6 Synthetics line is available now at Blackbird.


Hiroshi Fujiwara Vinyl Figure

After an initial preview, we now get a full look into adFunture’s Hiroshi Fujiwara vinyl figure. This black version is the first in a series of 5 figures limited to 250 pieces each. Hiroshi is pictured rocking his fragment designed Levis Fenom gear including a pocket t-shirt and black disco chino trousers. Along with the fashionable garments are a pair of Visvim’s in a polka dot print. The 6″ (13cm) vinyl is scheduled to release December 20th, 2008 at Iconic-1 in Shanghai, retailing for 700RMB (Approx. $102 USD)

Zizhong Road
Shanghai No. 351 (Near the junction Madang)


Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Hundreds x Disney Video

Yo, look how fat Bobby's face is getting, lol. He's eating real good these days...

Friday, December 12, 2008

ALIFE Hollywood Store Opening

After a year long stay at their previous Fairfax location, ALIFE take down their now-closed iconic concept space and introduces a full blown retail store. The new space will become a part of the trendsetting Cahuenga Boulevard shopping center, Space 15 Twenty, in the heart of Hollywood. Curated by Urban Outfitters, Space 15 Twenty is a landmark in innovative shopping environments and features a highly-edited selection of national retailers who are leaders in their genre. ALIFE HOLLYWOOD
1520 N. Cahuenga, Suite 2
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Monday - Saturday: 12 Noon - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 7pm


Monday, December 8, 2008

Riverslide Skatepark: Melbourne Australia

I love Australia, and Melbourne is 1 of my favorite cities in the world...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Crooks & Castles x Vans

Los Angeles-based Crooks & Castles will be joining the sneaker game by collaborating with skate shoe giant Vans. Based on the Fremont High model, it will come in white and black colorways with Crooks’ red/green/black strap accents reminiscent of Gucci’s high-end design. These are scheduled to be released early spring of ’09 and will only be sold at the 8021 store.

Crooks & Castles
8021 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90046


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Nas Joins The Glow In the Dark Tour

God's Son performing some of his classics in New Zealand...

Georg Jensen Bicycle

Jewelry maker Georg Jensen dips his hand into the world of frame building with his latest work - a bicycle. Prices way up at 5500$US, Mr. Jensen worked with Sögreni of Denmark to build the limited edition eye catching model. The Jensen bicycle is finished in brush steel, comes with the expected Brooks Saddle, Brooks leather grips, and chrome fenders.Oh, and look at that. It’s a fixed gear. Again, the more people that get onto bicycles, the better.


Victoria Skatepark: Auckland, New Zealand

Huf "Wobbly H" T-shirt

In honor of skater Justin Brock, Huf produced the “Wobbly H” t-shirt. The letter H being, the 8th letter in the alphabet, the “Wobbly H” is of course figure 8 in the set. It is now available in Huf stores in San Francisco and LA.


Michelin Literaly Reinvents the Wheel

The Active Wheel System

Before Michelin began wrapping halos of rubber around the wheels of our cars, the hoops were made completely from wood -- horse and buggy style. That's what we call a serious innovation, and the French tire maker has got plenty of ideas to keep it at the forefront of rolling technology. The latest bit of high-tech kit revolving out of Michelin's design department is known as the Active Wheel system. Two motors, one to propel the car and another for the integrated suspension system, sit inside the hub and allow the entire drivetrain to fit neatly enclosed at each corner.

This innovative design would potentially allow for an amazingly diverse set of platforms that could be engineered to accept the same set of shoes. Depending on the size of the actual Active Wheels used, the technology could be applied to virtually any type of car. With so much going on in just the rolling-stock, it should come as no surprise that Michelin is looking for partners to help offload some of the rest of the car's design and has just signed an agreement with CITIC Guoan Mengguli Corp. in China. Important bits like the lithium-ion battery development will be carried out in China where test-mules equipped with lithium-powered Active Wheels are already running around city streets.

The Venturi Volage

The Michelin Active Wheel inaugurates a new era in road transportation in which a car's road, safety, energy and environmental performance achieve unprecedented levels. This is because of a miniature drive engine and an electrical suspension system incorporated into the wheel. These technologies developed by Michelin have made it possible to completely rethink the car.

The most advanced illustration of this achievement is the new Venturi Volage, which is being unveiled in a world premiere at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Fitted with the Michelin Active Wheel, the car is a roadster that is well ahead of its time. And with good reason... With its innovative design that is free of all constraints (like the need to house an engine) and its electrical drive motor, the Venturi Volage delivers outstanding road performance, safety and comfort-all in an environmentally friendly vehicle.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Vans Black Leather Pack

As part of Vans’ 2009 collection, this Black Leather pack will be the first of many previews for the massive shoe brand who many should consider the most popular vulcanized brand around. Featuring a mixture of black leather and suede highlights, models include the Chukka, Era and SK8-HI with further detailings seen in the lined portion of the shoe. Releasing in the early parts of January 2009.