Thursday, December 30, 2010

living in a box... part II

here's part II of Nike's box design row. mid 90's till now. my
favorite one is the box that was used from 1997 till 2006.

1994 - 1997

1997 - 2006

2006 - 2008

2008 - now

pic source: rindundschwein

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sneaker Freaker aka
Turnschuh Verrückter

the guys from Sneaker Freaker Germany recently published their first
issue. the first issue features interviews with Tinker Hatfield, Stash, Dave Ortiz
and german sneaker legend Pomo from Frankfurt. furthermore you'll find dozens
of interesting storys about our favorite addiction. grab your copy at your
local news dealer or subscribe on their website. i'm already looking forward
to the second issue. good job guys!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

living in a box...

Nike changed its box design several times in their history. here
you can see the designs from the early 80s thru to the mid 90s.
to be continued...

pre 1982

early 80s to 1990

1990 - 1992

1992 - 1994

pic source: rindundschwein

Friday, December 10, 2010

get your hair cut!

Gerald Watson is back to present the second part of his MAKE NO!SE project.
this time he teams up with FILA USA and barber/ violinist Dannon Cook. check out
the video, the whole photo shoot can be seen on Gerald's blog NEW ISH.
Dannon, i need an appointment!

pic source: NEW ISH

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

duck season

anyone remembers the Nike Air Flow from back in the days? the year was 1989
and Nike was on top of the game with their running shoes. the Air Flow was ultra
lightweight due to its nylon/ lycra sock like upper. you can see some design
influences that were taken from the '89 Pegasus (although it was originally
released 1988), and it was the precursor of the Presto that would come 10 years
later. now the Flow is back..
Nike took its Lunar sole and put a Fuse upper on it that looks like the Flow. release
is set for summer 2011, i'll get the black one for sure!

pic source: KicksOnFire, LimitEditions

Saturday, December 04, 2010

PRESENT presents...

here you can see some pieces of the fall/ winter collection from London based retailer PRESENT. most of the pieces are made in England using local fabrics, others are made of japanese textiles. the whole collection is very well planned, every piece fits nicely together. the whole collection can be seen here! there are some pieces that are a must have for me, i think my wishlist for christmas gets a bit longer this year...

pic source: PRESENT

Friday, November 26, 2010


"MAKE NO!SE is a lifestyle multimedia project series where I highlight (via highly stylized photography and video) local creatives, such as artists, musicians, DJs, that are making noise within their respective crafts/industries.
In this first edition of MAKE NO!SE, which is supported by DC Shoes' Life Collection, I highlight a DJ by the name of DJ 2-Tone Jones."

- Gerald Watson, lifestyle marketer/ culture scientist

check out the video and some pics below, for more informations and the whole photo shoot, visit NEW ISH! the DC Life Collection can be seen here.

pic source: NEW ISH

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

winter favorites

the mighty internet says that we'll get the first snow by this evening so i dug out some of my favorite boots for this winter. clockwise, starting top left:
COMME des GARCONS x Tricker's collab, Blackbird x Alden Tugger Work Boot, BEAMS Plus, Grenson Archie Tan (ok, not a boot in the classical sense, but it fits nicely in the row).
maybe i'll put one or two of them on my wishlist for christmas!

pic source: hypebeast

Monday, November 22, 2010

Decoded out now...

Jay-Z's anticipated book Decoded is out now. he writes about his
past, his coming to hip hop and "decodes" 36 of his most influental
tracks. my order has been placed, i'm really looking forward to get this.

pic source: amazon

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


"INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach. Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today's pop culture. "Influencers" belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience."

Monday, November 15, 2010

burning rubber

Detroit based sneaker boutique Burn Rubber recently teamed up with New Balance to create something that really took my attention. my favorite NB model, the 580, in 2 really nice colorways. powder blue and grey, both in the quality nubuck leather we all know from New Balance and classic mesh. the inside has an argyle pattern in the shop colors and the cherry on top is the gum sole wich looks absolutely stunning in combination with the 2 upper colors. the shoes will be available on Nov. 26th, hopefully on their online shop too.

pic source: Burn Rubber

Sunday, November 07, 2010

instant buy

here you can see some styles of the upcoming spring/ summer season
from Gourmet. i'm really diggin' the Quadici in the black/ leopard colorway
and the one in the second picture that looks like a hybrid between the
Quadici and the 28.

pic source: hypebeast

Saturday, November 06, 2010

NYC loft

2 Cooper offers some really nice apartments in New York City, located on
2 Cooper Square in the East Village, surrounded by cool bars, shops and
entertainment options. with every apartment you get a concierge
service, fitness rooms and a rooftop terrace with a pool, an amazing view
over NYC included. check their website for the offered apartments, they all
vary in sizes and prices. i'm getting the first one for a monthly rent of 4000$.
WORD! ;)

pic source: 2 Cooper

Friday, November 05, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

awesome idea!

"Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing
network in public space by Aram Bartholl. Via ’injected’ USB flash
drives in walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in
public spaces – so far 5 in NYC – you can plug your laptop to a
wall, house or pole to share your files.

pic source: HOPE/GLORY BLOG

Monday, November 01, 2010

Supreme x The North Face

once again Supreme teams up with The North Face to release some really nice items. this time the collaboration features a duffle bag and a cotton parka, both in a waxed feel. good job!

pic source: hypebeast

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Royal Cheese is Gourmet...

the pic of me wearing the Quadici from Gourmet Footwear was posted
on their blog. i really appreciate that, thanks mates!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

rubber duck

today i received my highly anticipated Gourmet Quadici. as
usual, Gourmet Footwear did a fine job on these.
quality leather & rubber for the wet and cold season, all in a
great appearance. my favorite footwear brand at the moment
and definitely not my last pair from you guys.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

gram SE

i already own a pair of these, but i couldnt resist to buy it again, as
i saw that gramstore still has a few in stock. limited to 800 pairs
worldwide, these were kinda hard to get. they come with a waterproof
duffel bag, extra laces and a set of replaceable soles, all packed in a
nice box. if you can get your hands on a pair, you should snap one!

pic source: gram SE

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Gourmet x Bloomingdale's

the guys from Gourmet Footwear recently held their Fall 2010 launch party over at
Bloomingdale's. looks like they had lots of fun. keep up the good work, guys!
pic source: Gourmet