Japanese brand Neighborhood seems to think that something about “pepper” rhymes with “reaper”, which isn’t all that far from the truth. This is why we season our foods in moderation. Saltily set your kitchen to the Other Side of the table with the Neighborhood Booze Reaper salt and pepper shakers. These marinated-carcass dressers are made from traditional […]


11 Feb
MSTR celebrates the Year Of the Horse with exclusive watch

We covered Meister (aka MSTR) watches new collection for 2014 in December, and today we highlight a new limited edition watch from the collection. The Los Angeles-based watchmaker, otherwise known as MSTR, has unveiled a special timepiece to celebrate the 2014 Chinese New Year — or the Year Of the Horse. It is only the first in a series […]


30 Sep
$1,000 collectable decks limited to only 150 boards each

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 […]


18 Jan
2 high-tops & 1 low-top in premium snakeskin detailing

Converse is getting into the Year of the Snake footwear trend with their own tribute to the Chinese New Year. Taking their iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, two high-tops and one low, Converse is crafting the shoes all with snakeskin-imitating leather uppers. The black shoes offset the snakeskin detailing with soft premium leather, while […]


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 […]


22 Jun
High-tops honoring the Dragon Boat Festival by Zhijun Wang

Beijing designer Zhijun Wang has taken his pyrography detailing method to a New Balance sneaker, the New Balance HS77. You may recall his Nike Air Force 1 Low, similar in it’s detailed design, yet the HS77’s silhouette is a majority blue colorway — representative of the “Blue Dragon” hue in the Dragon Boat’s hull. A […]