The next time you need Scotty to beam up the volume, grab your Star Trek Original Series Phaser universal remote control. This pistol grippd infrared beam shooter will store up to 36 programmed gestures, thus transforming you into the true captain of your sofa/ship. And let’s not forget the most important feature, which, no, is [...]


The highlight of Blackbook Gallery‘s Deathstar Blues show that ran in Denver last month are these AT-ATs constructed completely of reclaimed skateboards by artist Derek Keenan. The show’s concept was led by artist Axel Greittman‘s vision of a Death Metal-inspired Star Wars universe, although the exhibit additionally served as a first-look appearance for Vans and Santa Cruz [...]


27 May
Medicom Toys towering ode to dispensable Darth Vader lackeys

If Star Wars episodes can keep coming, you’d better brace for the very same for lucrative toy licenses. And so, in eager of anticipation of the upcoming episode VII, and in revamp of the 400% Bearbricks released in June 2011, now comes Medicom Toys’ huge 1000% Bearbrick Stormtrooper. The stormtrooper measures just under 28 inches, and if [...]


From where the high-fashion Paris universe of Maison Martin Margiela meets the tried and true Americana of Converse comes the second coming of a collection that matches a classic sneaker with a (paint) splash of couture. After a very successful run last year, Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell models have once again been given the Margiela white “overpaint” treatment [...]


The latest take on the classic Converse All Star comes from punk-inspired menswear designer John Varvatos. The otherwise classic Chuck Taylor high-top features painted graphite-colored canvas and leather shoelaces, accented with back-zipper detailing. Exclusively available at the Varvatos store for $150. More looks at the John Varvatos Chuck Taylors after the Jump…


8 May
California-based affordable supercar based on the Ariel Atom

Many high performance cars are built upon the framework of America’s Greatest Sports Car, the Corvette Chevrolet. But Californian Fardees Rezvani has a different plan — he wants to build his performance car around the framework of Britain’s Greatest Track Car: the Ariel Atom. Using the Ariel’s open-wheel lightweight frame, Rezvani is wrapping his aptly [...]


In honor of yesterday’s high holiday of May 4th which any nerd worth his lightsaber recognizes as Star Wars Day, the Robert Vargas Gallery in downtown Los Angeles held a free art show which ran this past weekend only. The exhibit was one to literally knock any storm trooper off his head, considering that it was comprised [...]


Givenchy is no stranger to the luxury high-top, and thus continues on its trend of patterned tennies with this bright and brash plaid sneaker. The plaid pattern on the premium calfskin upper being an alternating blend of red, navy blue and khaki tones. The look is topped off with Givenchy’s signature 3D metal star-studded Velcro closure at the ankle. [...]

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