23 Jul
Really piss people off while celebrating German victory

Germany’s best and least disastrous victory since their infamous loss during the Good War recently took place on the football pitch this month, hence this shirt’s Third Reich reminiscent statement of “Endsieg” (final victory). Although some might argue the shirt has Nazi-esque messaging — what with its pronouncement of “Weltmeister” (they may say it means […]


15 Jun
Celebrate the world's greatest sporting event on BBC 1Xtra

With the ball just dropping for the 2014 FIFA World Cup yesterday, Diplo kicked off  with his hour-long mix on the BBC 1Xtra Mistajam. The Brazilian location of the soccer showdown seems to have had some impression on the mix, as much of the mix is heavy with Latin-American verve, not to mention some big-name remixes of […]


6 Jun
Bend it like Paul Smith... in soccer decorum

To best accessorize the World Cup, Paul Smith has created a limited-edition run of 250 designer footballs that bear his signature stripe. The size 5 ball is also decked out with a colorful Chevron pattern and comes with a dust bag. But just be aware that if you’re really amped about dandying up  the soccer field, you’ll […]


12 Aug
Maya Arulpragasam gets all freestyle on your ass

I seriously cannot figure out what everyone is smoking. I don’t care what the haters say, the new M.I.A. record is brilliant: the beats are sparce, complex, bad ass. I’m not sure — were people expecting 12 “Paper Planes” in a row? I can understand Perez Hilton, soccer moms and tweens that discovered her while […]


10 Jun
The Ramsey Raincoat returns just in time to see the British lose

Since their beginnings in the 1930s Baracuta have become the patriarchs of English rainwear. This year, and with impeccable timing, the legendary company have decided to bring back a classic- the Ramsey Raincoat- which was created for the English National Team when they won their one and only World Cup over 40 years ago (take […]


19 May
Coke + Robots = Good Commercial

Another in our series of great commercials that elevate the artform. Created by French director Edouard Salier, he of the latest and much-blogged-about Massive Attack video “Splitting the Atom”, this Argentinian commercial Coke Quest tells a story in the framework of a football-obsessed South American lad fighting robots. Coke Quest directed by Edouard Salier from […]


17 May
Goooooooooooooooooal!

In honor of the fast-approaching 2010 FIFA World Cup, French luxury house Louis Vuitton has designed the incredibly odd soccer (or futbal for those outside of the U.S.) inspired travel bags. Now, I can’t exactly say that Louis Vuitton designed the bags specifically for the upcoming worldwide event, especially considering they are on the Fall/Winter […]


9 Dec
Helping kids get a little reprieve from their unfortunate world and reality

Not a fan of soccer/football in the slightest. I am, though, a huge fan of what Korean company Unplug Design is doing with their Dream Ball. The company’s aim in general is it to prop up the entire human society. Awesome. We need more people like this in the world. Their Dream Ball is all […]