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June 30, 2005

The Pixelroller!!!



Just came across this thing: the Pixelroller. I looks like a normal paint roller, but it puts pixels that you designed before onto the wall.
PixelRoller is a paint roller that paints pixels, designed as a rapid response printing tool specifically to print digital information such as imagery or text onto a great range of surfaces. The content is applied in continuous strokes by the user. PixelRoller can be seen as a handheld “printer”, based around the ergonomics of a paintroller, that lets you create the images by your own hand.
The outcome is fantastic. Check here for a little video and some explanation.


Enjoy,

David

Marc Ecko`s "Getting Up" due in September !!!!



Designer Marc Ecko is about to release a game for the PS2 called "Getting Up". The game is entirely about graffiti.
This is what MTV news has to say about it:

"But forget soda commercials, TV graphics and designer clothing labels, he says. Instead, Ecko wants players to take the role of Trane, voiced by Talib Kweli, and start making the walls of the city New Radius a bit more colorful. Players begin as a graffiti novice — a "toy" — and study under the tutelage of six real-life virtuosos. The aim is to out-hustle rival crews, build respect and reach the pinnacle: status as an "all-city king."

Sounds interesting. I am definitely looking forward to check it out. If you want to know more about it, check here.


Enjoy,

David

Shin Tanaka iPod Shuffle sofa!!!!



Yes, again a post about the same guy. But Shin Tanaka just has really cool ideas. Here he now created a iPod Shuffle sofa/stand.
Again the pdf can be downloaded here, cut out and colored the way or style you want it. I really like his example designs here. Come on people, Tanaka delivers you anything possible to be creative, so be creative!!!!


Enjoy,

David

Shin Tanaka’s Paper AF1’s!!!



SlamxHype just reports about these Paper Air Force 1`s by japanese designer Shin Tanaka. This is about the coolest/funniest idea I have seen in a while. Plus they look very cool. One can get them in all sorts of color ways and designs, just like the originals. The sheets can be downloaded, then one can cut out the pieces, color them in any way you want and put them together. Download it here and do your own personal AF1!!!
Just fantastic!!!


Enjoy,

David

Kaws "glow in the dark" companion !!!



Kaws will be releasing a new toy in July. The hype around this one is already more then ever before and we know that his stuff is always surrounded by quite some hype.
The new "glow in the dark" companion (originally released in 1999) will only be released in Japan through Sense magazine. People have to participate to a contest of Sense magazine to get the chance of getting one of the 500.
You`ll see quite some of these changing owners for a lot of money on ebay in July. Retail price is 200$, my guess is that on ebay it`ll at least be 500$ and up.


Enjoy,

David

Vans Syndicate!!!



Vans now came out with a new line of shoes under the name Syndicate. These will only be available to selected retailers.
They have some really nice designs in that line and some cool collaborations, with Mr. Cartoon being one of them.
Check out the Vans Syndicate website for all the designs and model and also the dealers that carry these.


Enjoy,

David

June 29, 2005

Visionaire No. 45 on sale !!!!



Visionaire 45 is now for sale. We reported about it earlier.
This time the toys are again designed by some big names in the industry: Armani, Gucci, Christian Lacroix, Comme des Garcon, Helmut Lang, John Galliano and more.
The toys look fantastic and if you cannot convince yourself yet to spend 175$ on a set of 5, then remember the last issue of Visionaire. There thy presented the first designer toys also for 175$ in the beginning and sold the last issues for 1000$, due to the high demand. Therefore, I can tell you, it`s a very logic investment.


Enjoy,

David

"The Life and Death of Bling Bling" by Matthew Vescovo



I just came across this book. It`s supposed to be one of the funniest reads.
I think this quote from artbook.com, best describes, what this is about-

"Cool to uncool. Inside to mainstream. Black to white. How did "Bling Bling" move from one world to the other, seemingly overnight? Matthew Vescovo, master of the obvious and creator of Instructoart Lesson 1, hilariously connects the dots and takes us full circle from the raw underground rap beginnings of Bling Bling, to its ultimate demise in the hands of unhip suburban Oprah-watching wives. This story of innovation, proliferation, regurgitation, commercialization, and bastardization, is based on Vescovos’s highly popular animated short for MTV of the same name. Appropriately written in verse, it illustrates a common theme in our world today--that of black culture desperately trying to carve out ownership of something exclusively theirs . . . and other groups ruining it all. "

I am definitely getting it, it just has to be funny. If interested, head over to artbook.com for purchase.


Enjoy,

David

Mr. Shoe books!!!



After the great success of the Mr. Shoe characters/figures of artist Michael Lau, based on a pair of Nike shoes, soon he will be bringing out 2 books on it.
There will be a double booklet coming out in the near future. The first one is called "The Mr. Shoe Story" and the second one "Mr. Shoe Photos".
By the way, the first 3 Mr.Shoe figures ever created will be on sale at artoyz.com. There is also a lot of other secret Michael Lau stuff imagined to drop soon. So watch out.


Enjoy,

David

Visvim FBT Shaker!!!



SlamxHype reports about these special Visvim FBT Shakers released at Chapterworld. They are definitely targeted for the Japanese market, for the mass maybe a bit too special. But that`s good.
I am just always amazed by the quality of these shoes. And if you take off the indian style tongue, they look much less strange and just amazing.
Check them out at Chapterworld, also with more detailed pictures.


Enjoy,

David

Mekanism x John Maeda!!!!

Hey there,

I know it`s been all over the place already, but it`s such a nice collaboration, so that I have to point it out as well.
After its collaboration with the artist Invader ( I reported about his exhibition in NYC earlier), French company MEKANISM skateboards is giving carte blanche to John MAEDA for a limited-edition
board.
John MAEDA is a world leading figure in the digital creation and its education. Prof essor at the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, his goal is to reconcile man with machine by building a bridge between digital programming and aesthetic creation.
Multiplying the mediums of creation, John MAEDA already created digital animations for the Internet, posters for cultural events, illustrations
for magazines, photo digital montages as well as lithographies and interactive installations for exhibitions, advertising campaigns for great
brands.
Mixing with poetry, knowledge and sensitivity, he proves us how digital technology combined with a creative sense can give a new burst of
enthusiasm to the reading of our society.

This board is called “thrrrrrrust”, the concept is two thousand littlearrows arranged in a collage as a kind of representation of “thrust” as
often seen in physics films.

Hope thats enough info, but John Maeda is just an interesting guy. For more info on him, check here.

Enjoy,

David

Creative Recreation!!!!



Creative Recreation is a really cool shoe brand, that I stumbled on. The guys doing it, come from Orange County, California.
Their goal was to come out with aethletic shoe`s with style, in order to be able to combine nice dressing with a comfortable and stylish pair of shoes. Each shoe is handmade and limited to 500 pairs worldwide.
I think they quite accomplished that. Some great models, also in a some special color ways. I hope I`ll find them somewhere in Europe.

Enjoy,

David

aNYthing - 50% Sale at Grandism.com!!!!



Head over to Grandism.com, they actually have a 50% sale on quite a selection of aNYthing. Plus, they also have some Visvims now. So, hurry up!!!


Enjoy,

David

"Delete! - Delettering the Public Space"

This initiative took place for 3 weeks in Vienna. They actually wrapped up all signs, brands and stuff that involves dictating or pointing out consumerism. Company logos were also covered, only signs important for traffic were left uncoverd.
This art project was organized by Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf.


Enjoy,

David

June 28, 2005

Bapesta x Marvel !!!!!



Hypebeast just reports that Bape is doing a collaboration with Marvel. Together, they're creating Marvel Bapestas which will include colorways inspired by characters such as Spiderman, Captain America, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Thor, Iron man and the Human Torch. The bapestas come very colorful, which is perfect for the summer. Nice collaboration here and the shoe`s look good. Just wondering, if they are not too colorful, like the Ice Cream`s? But that`s just my personal opinion.


Enjoy,

David

Customized Jeans by Earnest Sewn !!!!



Earnest Sewn is the popular brand by the former designer from Paper Denim jeans. They have now opened a custom jean shop on Washington Street in New York’s Meatpacking district. Customers can choose from a long list of options including fit, stiching, wash, and length and then wait for little while in the shop for the jeans to be custom made. It usually takes around an hour. For the waiting there is a cafe in the shop. A pair of customized jeans costs $170-$200 and there is currently a two-week waiting list.

I want a customized Jeans. It the type of pants one wears the most and the prices here are good. Look at the Prada post or other premium denim companies and then this price is even cheap.

Earnest I am coming!!!!


Enjoy,

David

Prada drops denim line!!!!



Finally Prada will actually drop a denim line and it will be out next month. The jackets, shirts, and jeans should command attention. The cuts are traditional and the seven different finishes range from dark blue to gray. The designers touch will be recognizable thanks to the familiar red tag on the right cuff, logo inside the watch pocket, and a "Prada" stitched on the right rear pocket. The best way of noticing these jeans will be the price tag: $295 to $695.


Enjoy,

David

June 27, 2005

Gorillaz Red Set!!!!!



After the Gorillaz vinyl figures black set sold out in matter of no time, as of July 5th pre-orders at Kidrobot will be taken for this Red Set of the toys. I guess one has to be quick to get hands on it, because its again a limited edition of 2000. They look great and especially as a set look really nice. So, don`t miss July 5th.


Enjoy,

David

Sony VPL-CX20 Super Thin Projector !!!!!!



This is probably the most beautiful projector I have ever seen. Great looking and practical at the same time.


Enjoy,

David

McCarthy - great photographer!!!!!


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Originally uploaded by highsnobiety.
Brian McCarthy mixes in his work mainstream and art toys and the outcome is just fantastic. He puts designer toys in real life situation. You have to check out his complete portfolio. His works give life to his subjects and make a personal, playful connection with viewers. Plus, he is really the only one doing this mix!!! Plenty of very nice pictures on his site, so check it out.


Enjoy,

David

New Razrberry Info!!!!



The Razrberry, a blackberry with Razr looks, from Motorola, will now apparently run on Windows Mobile OS 5. It has of course also bluetooth and infrared, but for now the specs do not list Wi-fi, which is a bit lame. Hopefully Motorola does not need 2 years to drop the phone, because it terms of looks it definitely kicks the Blackberry`s .......!!!!!


Enjoy,

David

Diamond Fiction by Tag Heuer!!!!



This is the Diamond fiction watch by Tag Heuer. It was recently launched by Uma Thurman. The watch looks like a diamond bracelet, but when you press a button, the time lights up. Quite incredible!!!!
The chronograph features 879 diamonds, 54 of which hide LEDs that display the time and the bracelet is red satin. Only three of these watches will be ever made and they are each worth over $120,000.
It`s like the most practical thing!!!! Uhhh?


Enjoy,

David

Sujean Rim !!!!!



Sujean Rim is a very cool illustrator from New York city. I got to know her work through Daily Candy, she does basically all their illustrations. She also worked for Barney`s and many other places.
Check out her website to see the complete Portfolio. A lot of very nice work and definitely different.

Enjoy,

David

House of Dereon - by Beyonce !!!!!



"House of Dereon" is a new fashion brand launched by Beyonce Knowles. Dereon was the name of her Grandmother. They signed first licensing agreements and are expected to come out with first products for the holiday season. I really do not know what to expect.


Enjoy,

David

Lagerfeld x Dom Perignon !!!!!!!



Karl Lagerfeld and Dom Perignon now worked together on the promotion and campaign of their 1998 Vintage Champagne. Lagerfeld did all photos. The campaign looks very nice. The opening event took place in the Dom Perignon House in NYC. For pictures of the event and promotional material check here.


Enjoy,

David

June 26, 2005

Bapex Submariner Watch !!!!



A friend of mine just made me aware of this auction on Ebay. Up for auction is a A bathing Ape (Bapex) Submariner watch. Basically its a perfect copy of the green Rolex Submariner, with the dial changed. I find it quite nice though.
The price right now is at 599$ and the auction is soon over. Actually a real colaboration between Bape and Rolex, would be amazing. Something to look out for.


Enjoy,

David

The British Luxury Club !!!!!!



Founded by the HRH Prince Michael of Kent, this rather new gentlemens club (opened in 2004), is the latest addition to this sort of establishment.
Launched at Kensington Palace in September 2004 the British Luxury Club is recognised as one of the best membership associations in London. Membership is strictly by invitation only. The British Luxury Club provides the perfect mix of lifestyle and business. Included in the services are invitations to luxury events (whatever that means) and access to the luxury community. They also recently launched an Arts Club, while there is already a Wine Club, Film Club and Travel Club.
Membership in this club is 900 Pounds/year. That does not sound like too much, I guess getting in is the much harder task. Lately it`s getting a bit confusing, because new clubs of this sort just keep on popping out. But I have to admit, that the fact that this one was founded by the Prince of Kent, gives a bit of a bonus.

Enjoy,

David

Zoltar x New Era !!!!!



Zoltar the Magnificent and New Era have a collaboration of caps going on right now. There will be 5 different Zoltar designs on New Era hats and there will only be 288 pieces made of each design. So, if you are interested, you better hurry up to get yours. For more info go here.


Enjoy,

David

J-Me... really cool house gadgets!!!!!



J-Me is a Uk based design agency and they really have a lot of very nice, uniquely designed gadgets for the kitchen and at home. Here you see their cd stand calles "Favorites" and the bottle closer with integrated wine cup. Their range of products also includes several stylish salt/pepper shakers and a lot of other stuff. Definitely worth checking out and their products are also not too expensive.


Enjoy,

David

Bapesta x Kaws Chompers!!!!!



These new Bapesta sneakers also just hit the market in Japan. They are sold in all sorts of different colors and variations. Very nice shoe with the nice Kaws Chomper design. Again, also these are for the moment only available in Japan and can be purchased online. Maybe they will never get to Europe, so you better hurry up.


Enjoy,

David

Bearbrick Series 10 now available!!!!



The new Bearbrick Series 10 is now available in Japan. So if you cannot wait to get your hands on it, you can buy them online on quite a few japanese websites. There are some very nice designs among them. Personaly I like a lot the golden one.


Enjoy,

David

June 25, 2005

Jeremyville - Vinyl will kill!!!!!


This is just some info for the people out there who want to find out something about the designer toy movement. The most comprehensive book out there is Jeremyville`s Vinyl will Kill. The book has tons of pictures and interviews with all the big names in the designer toy industry.
Also the book talks about american, european and asian designers, shops and everybody else in the industry.
So, if you are interested and want to find out more about this movement, this book is the way to go. Some nice extras come with it, including a poster, a card game and a great box.


Enjoy,

David

Stella McCartney x H&M !!!!!!



After Karl Lagerfelds Collection last year for the swedish fashion Giant H&M, this year Stella McCartney will design a collection. H&M just announced the collaboration. If the hype around that will be the same as around Lagerfelds, the collection will be sold out in a day. The collection should arrive on time for holiday season this year.


Enjoy,

David

New High * Snobiety Design!!!!

Hey everybody,

as some of you might have noticed, I changed the design and layout of the blog. I do not have any clue of html, so therefore I am already quite happy about the results. I just got a bit sick of the standard blogger layout and design. I hope you like it. I will definitely change it more professionally over the next months. I am open for tips. Just hit the contact link on the sidebar and let me know. Otherwise I hope you enjoy reading the posts.

Please see the "Make Poverty History" link on the top right corner. If you have a blog or a site, post it. It`s little work and big help.

Have a nice weekend!!!!!!!


Enjoy,

David

June 24, 2005

Rubikcubism by Invader !!!!!



In June Sixspace Galary had an exhibition of french artist Invader. You have to look at the pictures. Invader does great pieces of art by using cubes and also mosaics. Really great stuff in the rubikcubism movement. For the past five years, Invader has conducted worldwide "invasions" with custom site-specific mosaic pieces based on the 1978 video game "Space Invaders" created by Toshiro Nishikado. This guy is just really good. Check it out.


Enjoy,

David

Maharishi Drag Shoot!!!!!



Maharishi recently did a really nice shoot. They took the 12" figures of Warhol and Basquiat from Medicom Toys and dressed them up with real fashion. The campaign was inspired by photographs of Andy Warhol dressed and made-up as a woman taken by Christopher Makos in 1981.
These pictures are real fun to look at. Please do not miss it. It was an exclusive for Dopefiend. Check it out here.


Enjoy,

David

Build by Wendy !!!!


I came across this brand today: Build by Wendy. The Built by Wendy line exists since 1996 and has since grown to include three storefronts, including the most recent Los Angeles opening. And although cowboy clothier Wrangler handpicked Wendy Mullin (founder and owner of Built by Wendy) in 2004 to update their denim styles for a new line called Wrangler 47she remains rooted in the gingham, blazers, and earthy plaids of her youth.
They have a nice men and women`s line-up and also a funny guitar belt collection. Check it out!!!!!


Enjoy,

David

Marc Ecko !!!!!!



Marc Ecko, founder of Ecko Unlimited, also has a cut and sew line. I did not know that. He has some great pieces of fashion in that line-up. I particularly liked these cashmere sweaters, a bit the style of Lucien Pellat-Finet. I like the contrast of cashmere, a very classic and high class material, with forward designs, like the 7-Eleven or the skull head.
His stuff is definitely worth checking out, but I don`t think he has any stockist for that line in Europe.

Enjoy,

David

Futura @ Dpmhi !!!!!



Futura will be coming to London this summer. There will be an exhibition with his work at Dpmhi. It starts on July 1rst and goes throughout the whole of July. Great chance for everybody to see his work live in Europe.


Enjoy,

David

Pac-Mondrian!!!!!



This is a really cool new art project. Pac-Mondrian closes the perceptual distance between fine art and video games by combining Piet Mondrian's Modernist masterpiece 'Broadway Boogie Woogie' with Toru Iwatani's classic video game Pac-Man.
Go to there website to play the game. It`s a great new thing.

Enjoy,

David

Free Katie!!!!!



This t-shirt comes from freekatie.net, a website entirely dedicated to the relationship of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. It seems like they are not big fans of that couple. Hurry up, if you still want a t-shirt, because Tommy boy will most likely sue them any time soon.


Enjoy,

David

Michael Lau - Mr. Shoe!!!!



I know that this Mr.Shoe character by Michael Lau is not new, but I thought it was worth mentioning that all the new gardener characters and Mr. Shoe editions that Michael Lau dropped in the end of May and that are sold out everywhere, are now in stock at Artoyz. So, if interested head to their website and order quick. In all US and UK stores they are sold out. They have all new characters and also the Michael Lau limited edition G-Shock. You better hurry. Artoyz is the main french if not european online shop of designer toys.


Enjoy,

David

Paul Frank iPod cases!!!!!



Now Paul Frank also joins the immense line-up of iPod accessories makers. These three iPod cases now came out, with the usual Paul Frank designs. Not much more to say about it.


Enjoy,

David

Le Book - this year by Hermes!!!!



Yves Saint Laurent and Pucci had their chance to do it and now the Hermès issue of LE BOOK hits shelves today. The 2005 edition of the fashionable index debuts with a cover and box designed by Hermes.

This year’s LE BOOK weighs in at about 2.5 kilos and 4,000 pages. Its Hermes packaging displays new swirling patterns that will also appear on Hermès trademark carrés scarves this season.

LE BOOK will be distributed in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, London, and Tokyo. Born in 1981, its Hermès edition celebrates the 24th year of the tome, considered an indispensible guide to the style industry.

It can be purchased in the cities mentioned above in selected stores and also online for 220$ a piece.

Enjoy,

David

Vuitton Millionaire dropped!!!!!



Finally (we reported this a few weeks back), the Louis Vuitton Millionaire sunglasses dropped. The design was done by Pharrell Williams from the Neptunes and Nigo of A bathing Ape. They cost around 1000$ and believe it or not, you better have good connections to get a pair, because their is already a waiting list. They come in black as on the picture, but also in white and red.


Enjoy,

David

Vuitton Cup Collection!!!!!



This years Louis Vuitton Cup Collection is really nice. It contains a great pair of sunglasses (that cannot sink in water), some sailing shoes and this beautiful weekender. The bag you see here is of the same material as the new antigua collection, meaning entirely made without leather, which is very much unlike Vuitton. The bag is practical, sporty and much less showy than the usual Vuitton stuff. Really nice.


Enjoy,

David

Caliroots!!!!



For once a european store. Caliroots has probably the best selection of Michael Lau toys. Overall they carry a great selection of toys, clothing, accessories and sneakers. These guys are from Sweden. Find Alife, Recon, Rockwell, The Quiet Life... they have it all. Really nice work. They also host nice events and exhibitions every once in a while. Check out Caliroots it`s so worth it.


Enjoy,

David

Stay246!!!!



Stay246 is a great online store carrying a lot of A bathing Ape articles and incredibly they also have some sizes. Prices are alright. Other than that they also carry Hectic, Supreme, Stüssy, Head Porter and Good Enough.
Just watch out for the language, it`s a japanese store. But definitely some great stuff.


Enjoy,

David

Grand!!!



Grand is a really nice store from Zürich. They recently launched their online store. They carry Futura Laboratories, Fiberops, Acronym, Nike and many more. Really a great selection. The main reason for this post is their newly line-up of Visvim shoes that they sell now online. Prices of these are much below Hide Out Store prices and internationals can shop tax free. Check out Grand soon, because they will be sold out soon!!!


Enjoy,

David

Concept10!!!!!!!!


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Originally uploaded by highsnobiety.
Concept10 is a great site from some guys in the UK. It`s a store and they also just dropped their first issue of the magazine.
In the store they have a really nice selection of streetwear including brands like Levis Vintage, Buddhahoods, Vintage Vans, etc. They try to capture current trends, classics and limited edition wear and do a great job there.
In the magazine they report about the newest happenings in fashion, travel, art, restaurant & bars and other things.
On top the site is beautifully designed. Therefore it`s definitely worth checking out Concept10. There is a lot to come from these guys. By the way, Concept10 is all London!!!



Enjoy,

David

Peter Bialobrezski: Shenzen!!!!!


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Originally uploaded by highsnobiety.
I just had to show another picture of the Neontigers collection of Peter Bialobrezski. This is a real picture. Just incredible. One feels like seeing some picture of a science-fiction movie or from Blade-Runner. He took this picture from a terrasse of a hotel in Shenzen, China. Here you can buy his Neontigers book with all the pictures.

Enjoy,

David



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