Taschen has now tow taken on Ai Weiwei for your book collection — the activist, artist of multiple disciplines, and overall hero of arts and culture in China as well as the world at large. A spokesperson for freedom in China, his works have spanned both media and causes, ranging from documentaries to music — [...]


15 May
A limited edition run of 50 individually numbered craniums

K. Olin Tribu, a French art house with roots in toy design, has kind of given new meaning to any of our former ideas about “praying to a porcelain god”. For while their use of the material in numerous artist collaborations is indeed pretty damned sick, there is faith renewed in the creative potential of porcelain. [...]


Chinese artist/rabblerouser/rebel/autocrat ass burr Ai Wei Wei  joined the likes of Terry Richardson, Damien Hirst, Banksy, Takashi Murakami, Dface, Dave Kinsey and our personal favorite, ROA, by releasing his own collection of skateboard decks with the illustrious Sk8room crew. A trio of different boards were designed by Weiwei, who matched three of his better known quotes [...]


25 Jul
Happiness & celebration in custom high-top form

Nike’s Air Jordan continues its celebration of the Far East with its XO Ignite Shanghai high-top. The XQ stands for “Xi Qing,”, or “happiness and celebration” in Chinese and explains the shoe’s obvious Eastern influences. The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG silhouette is customized in a patterned white leather with gold laces, Swoosh, silk [...]


29 Jan
Air Jordan 1 High & MELO M9s get the Chinese viper treatment

Just like everyone else in the sneaker game, Nike’s Jordan Brand is getting into Year Of the Dragon celebration. The Chinese just might be growing into an important market — you heard it here first, kids — so it’s hardly a mystery why top brands are climbing over each other to fully represent the celebration [...]


13 Dec
Embroidered royal blue shoes to celebrate the China's New Year

To celebrate the Chinese New Year in the way only he can, Jeremy Scott has tapped Eason Chan to help design his latest adidas Originals JS Wings high-tops. The royal blue sneakers feature a heavy dose of embroidering, including plenty of roses on the wings and ankle supports. The Jeremy Scott x Eason Chan x adidas Originals JS Wings High-Top [...]


Unlike larger car companies that can keep a steady flow of new vehicles coming to the market, assuring the brand always stays fresh on the mid of clients, Rolls-Royce‘s business plan revolves around making only a few models, and crafting them to standards unlike nearly any other manufacturer on Earth. In order to keep the [...]


11 Jul
Taschen's 2 volume set captures 100 intricate & enticing interiors

TASCHEN has taken it upon themselves the horrible chore of traveling around the world — North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia — to photograph 100 home interiors representing a variety of contemporary styles for this TASCHEN 25 Edition 100 Interiors Around the World book. Interior decorations give a dwelling and its inhabitants [...]

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