Nike Vintage Running

Posted on July 17, 2007 Under Fashion

I'm having a hard time separating my feelings about the upcoming Nike vintage running shoes themselves from the marketing campaign that surrounds them. For starters, it seems risky to go on record criticizing the fine men and women at the…

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Doodled on Tigers

Posted on July 16, 2007 Under Fashion

Onitsuka Tiger, the hip tattoo artist to its parent company Asics' podiatrist, is showing off. These Onitsuka Tiger Rakugaki shoes have a unique scribbled-on look "” which makes sense because apparently rakugaki means "doodle" in Japanese "” while maintaining the…

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Nanotechnology + Aromatherapy + Pencils

Posted on July 16, 2007 Under Life

To indulge in what seems like a pretty darn accurate stereotype, here's what I love about the Japanese: they're never satisfied with a good thing; they're always trying to make it better. From the country that brought you Toyota and…

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Capacitor Design Network

Posted on July 11, 2007 Under Design

My dear friends and some of my early design mentors at Capacitor Design Network recently relaunched their website with some great examples of their both extraordinary and unique work. These guys really are industry veterans, with more than a decade…

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Stereogum presents OKX

Posted on July 10, 2007 Under Music

Both Carmel and I are rather fond of Nathan Willett, the lead singer of Cold War Kids. By "rather fond" I mean "completely lose our shit over him at least once a day via IM because we are utter and…

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New Young Lovers

Posted on July 9, 2007 Under Fashion

Aussie clothing company Young Lovers recently dropped a few more of their extremely limited edition shirts, and the designs for this set of tees pack just as much freshness as you'd expect from a company based in the land of…

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Spear Exclusive: Global Talent Database

Posted on July 5, 2007 Under Art

Ooh, this sounds good: "An online talent search engine designed to connect the creative class with enthusiasts around the world." If "enthusiasts" means clients (also known as jobs) like I think it does, the new Global Talent Database sounds like…

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Posted on July 5, 2007 Under Life

I say this with no shame: I want my MTV. In the '80s, people used to mean it when they uttered those four words, but when the '90s came roaring in with demands to rake in more viewers, MTV changed…

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Pro-Keds: New Kicks

Posted on July 3, 2007 Under Fashion

Pete Maravich, Nate Tiny Archibald and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore Pro-Keds. In the days before Nike and Michael Jordan cornered the basketball shoe market and athletes were still allowed to have a personality, Pro-Keds were some of the most stylish athletic…

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Paul Loebach: New Releases

Posted on June 29, 2007 Under Design

Paul Loebach, the world renowned, Brooklyn-based furniture designer, recently released his latest series of product and furniture designs. Called the Yee-Ha collection, Paul's newest work beautifully blends exaggerated decorative references and images of American cultural fantasy with traditional materials resulting…

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