Coming later this year is the new ultimate in LEGO’s collector’s series: the Slave I Builder’s Set. Not only will it come with 1996 pieces that will allow you to reenact every moment from The Empire Strikes Back, but you’ll have a chance to let Hans Solo (in either frozen or thawed version), Boba Fett [...]


Taro Okamoto, an abstract Japanese artist who rose to recognition during the WWII era, has had his motif images printed on the classic Converse All Star silhouette. Traditional rubber sole and toe cap are upgraded to the world of avant grade art as his signature work makes it to both the inner and outer of [...]


30 Jul
Destroy Alderaan from the comfort of your living room

Drop your star cruiser couch onto the Death Star rug which has kindly been made possible for your bedroom/mom’s basement/womanless nerd shed by Totem rug makers out of Canada. This 6′x6′ circle of awesome may just be the finest accoutrement any part of your house has seen since this Lebowski business. But why be the Dude [...]


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…

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