12 Apr
A two-volume exploration into 1950's Madison Ave.

Capitalism saw its true boom in America from the 1950’s into the 1960’s. Advertising gained importance in design, presentation and overall execution, demographics would be specified and targeted, and the phrase “always be closing” would ring in the ears of business men across the states. TASCHEN America’s own Executive Editor Jim Heimann and contributing author […]


9 Apr
Special edition premium leather & denim footwear

Visvim is releasing several special edition items in conjunction with the Isetan Shinjuku exhibit it is hosting, including these Grizzly Mid-Folk Boots. The high end Japanese brand has some beautiful ideas in mind, including this version above which features premium leather mixed in with denim. An ideal boot for the urban escape, the visvim Grizzly […]


2 Apr
354 HPs, 94 MPGs & 2 electric scooters for urban commute

BMW‘s future thinking i division unveiled its third concept this weekend in anticipation for the New York Auto Show — the BMW i8 Spyder. The Spyder is essentially the topless version of the previously released Coupe,with the same drivetrain and innovative technology. The BMW i8 Spyder Concept is a plug-in hybrid powered by a mid-mounted turbocharged […]


27 Feb
Luxury mid-top sneakers for Spring/Summer 2012 collection

Lanvin adds a new sneaker style to its growing Spring/Summer collection with this Black Ridge Tennis Sneaker. The French luxury house’s latest mid-top features a ridge detail on the leather upper that makes the shoe stand out from previous sneakers such as their Leather & Nylon, Lizard Leather, Anthracite and Taupe Sneakers. Highlighted by a contrasting […]


7 Feb
Yoshi Yamamoto's latest fashion-forward luxury footwear

Yoshi Yamamoto’s fashion forward Y-3?s introduces a new silhouette for Spring/Summer 2012 collection, the Black Savage. The high-tech mid-top sneakers feature leather, textile and rubber paneling throughout in black, white, blue and red, thick blue lace-up closure with textured leather casing at shoe face and a white rubber cap toe. Copious branding can be found […]


7 Feb
Luxury leather kicks for Spring/Summer 2012

Alexander McQueen’s collaboration with Puma introduces a high-end luxury sneaker for Spring/Summer 2012. The Dextral Mid features an eagle print on the leather upper, a premium leather lining, a branded silver tag on the tongue and an Alexander McQueen logo on the heel. Now available at select Puma stockists. via Hypebeast


5 Jan
Chromoly frame, Odyssey Aftermarket parts & 3-piece cranks

Blank Bikes has unveiled the Cell, their latest BMX cycle. The 2012 Cell features a chromoly frame, offering a longer lasting, higher quality ride. Within the design is a classic brake system, sealed Mid BB, 25-9T cassette hub gearing, Odyssey Aftermarket parts, and three-piece cranks. Also included is the all-in-one Blank Stencil seat and seatpost, along with […]


23 Nov
Vintage-inspired spring colors with careworn burnished leather

Converse follows the John Varvatos Fall 2011 Collection — including the All Star Snakeskin High-Tops and Double Zip Highs — with a JV Spring 2012 Collection of Pro Leather sneakers. These comfortable Converses flaunt vintage-inspired spring colors of black accents on burgundy and burnt yellow accents and black. The careworn leather and special burnish treatment […]