Entrepreneur and glasses connoisseur will.i.am has partnered with designer George Gorrow to launch his first-ever eyewear collection, ill.i Optics. Designed in Los Angeles, handmade in Italy and born from a passion for experimental eyewear, the collection pays homage to the evolution of eyewear and draws inspiration from rare vintage shapes. Key influences include the frame choices of 1980s hip-hop pioneers and the oversized glasses worn by graffiti characters of the decade. Every pair is designed to be a standout piece, featuring unique material combinations of acetate and metal, with bold aspects such as flatter four-point lenses. You can explore the collection in detail and discover the story behind the brand’s newly unveiled website.
Buscemi has made a name for itself this last year for producing a very high quality range of sneakers, primarily inspired by very expensive women’s hand bags. With the release of the new “Obnoxiously High Quality” video, the brand gives us a behind the scenes look at the production process of its sneakers in Italy. If you want to know why Buscemi sneaker costs $800 USD at retail, now you know.
The first trailer for the much anticipated next Christopher Nolan directed movie Interstellar has been released. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hatheway, Casey Affleck, and Brit Michael Caine the sci-fi drama is inspired by the work of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. The story line is about a group of scientist explorers who use newly discovered wormholes to travel through different dimensions and bring food back to their dying planet. With the movie only coming to theaters November 2014, not too much is given away yet in this first trailer. Enjoy.
The latest release from Miami-based Del Toro Shoes arrives in the form of a special Carbon Fiber iteration of the brand’s popular Alto Chukka. Offered in two colorways, the pair features a dual paneling execution with carbon fiber along half of the shoe with the remaining upper being characterized by suede or nappa leather. The shoe is finished off with a special margom outsole and leather laces. The pair is now available via the Del Toro Shoes webshop here and through their Wynwood Boutique.
As we have learned last month, the Toronto Raptors have named the city's favorite son Drake their "Global Ambassador." Albeit the vague nature of this title, Drake will play an important role in the team's rebranding as the city prepares to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. On that note, the Raptors unveiled a rather dramatic video that displays Drake speaking about his hometown in high notes as well as the team's role in it. Have a look at the promotional clip above and leave your thoughts about it below. Enjoy.
Renowned for its hand-crafted leather goods, Portland-Based Tanner Goods has renewed its collaboration with Maak Lab to introduce the “Upland” bar. Joining the “Wildwood” and “Shoreline” scents, “Upland” offers a blend of rich clary and sweet Dalmatian sage with the pure wood scent of cedar for an all-natural soap evocative of the high desert’s open hills. Handcrafted in Cascadia, the “Upland” bar is now available online for $10 USD.
Radii Footwear recently presented its Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook. The upcoming season welcomes back two of Radii’s signature low cut sneakers, The Axel and The Jack. The Axel is crafted out of three overlapping panels and sits on a smooth white rubber outsole. Tying together the package are the solid two-tone laces which add a nice finishing contrast to the perforated upper.The other, the Jack, features a two-panel construction with padded ankle collar and complementing strip running the contour of the midsole. Boasting similar thick laces and a white outsole as the Axel, the shoe is similarly available in a wide range of colors and materials for the upper such as mesh, ballistic nylon and canvas. Both the ($45 USD) Axel and the ($50 USD) The Jack are currently available for order through Radii’s website. [See More]
Although leaks have been surfacing for some time now of Google’s upcoming Nexus 5, last night’s leak on the Google Play Store provides the best image yet of what consumers can expect. Accompanying the 16GB smartphone was the text “Starting at $349.” The Nexus 5 is expected to have a vastly improved camera, in addition to a 1080p 4.95-inch display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, LTE, and storage capacity that tops out at 32GB. No word yet on any official release date but early reports suggest it will ship around the 28th with Android 4.4 KitKat.
It’s not often that the ladies get heat when it comes to Jordan Brand releases but this season they are lucking out with this striking fusion red/black colorway of the Air Jordan 10 Retro GS. This colorway features a fusion red nubuck upper with black eyestay, tongue, collar and laces. The fusion red extends to the midsole and also pops up on the outsole accents and the lining of the shoe. This colorway for the ladies is set to hit select stockists including Wish on October 19th for $120 USD.
Experience the classic board game of capitalism and real estate like never before with the Monopoly 3D Edition ($500 USD). This special edition game is limited to just 2,000 pieces, and features custom-designed elements depicting New York City from popular three-dimensional artist Charles Fazzino. These elements include six pewter game pieces, money, title deeds, chance and community chest cards, wood houses, hotels, and banker's tray, as well as three-dimensional artwork with embedded crystals and foil accents. The set comes in a two-inch-deep wooden cabinet with a glass top, and each set is numbered and signed by the artist.