11 Nov
The latest not-so-traditional original from Adidas Originals

Named after the design of its tire-tube inspired outsole, the “Tubular” is the latest sneaker from Adidas Originals. Somewhat of a crossover between the tube-soled Y3 Qasa and the high-performance ZX, the tubular unites its unique sole with a neoprene sock fit which makes functionality and a light comfortable fit the sneaker’s key features. The upper […]


30 Jan
An homage to traditional Japanese design & manufacturing

visvim elevates the foundation of its established brand to the next level with its Japanism collection. Known worldwide for its craftsmanship and use of top level materials, the Japanese brand takes those elements and incorporates them into a collection that pays homage to traditional Japanese design and manufacturing techniques. Label founder Hiroki Nakamura is releasing […]


4 Jan
The traditional All Star icon gets the high-boot treatment

Converse takes its iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker silhouette and twists it up for the winter months, resulting in the Chuck Taylor Classic Boot XHi — a military-inspired boot crafted of powdered suede with heavy duty laces. As good as these look, however, the suede upper is not water-proof — meaning its functionality in […]


12 Aug
Half sneaker half boot half alligator...for cold environments

As summer winds down, we’re given the opportunity to check out some new cold weather kicks from a company that knows how to keep the focus on their philosophy and not one particular shoe. New Balance, unlike most shoe companies, uses a numbered reference system instead of the traditional naming. The newest in their line […]


9 Jun
Stash your pills, lip-gloss, hairpin, USB stick and cash

As part of a series entitled 7 Necessities For a Woman To Feel Like a Woman Through the Eyes Of a Man, Amsterdam-based artist Ted Noten has designed the Dior 001. Are you looking for the perfect gift for your sci-fi loving, well styled, secret agent design aficionado girl? If so, this weapon with a […]


11 Feb
Schwinn's Meridian 3-Wheeled Bicycle

When first learning to ride a bike, most of us used the assistance of a third wheel. Well you don’t have to be in single digits anymore to ride a tricycle. The good people from Schwinn have come out with the Meridian Tri-Bike for adults — perfect for those who use bikes for leisure rides […]


10 Feb
An interview with Dog State Jewelry's Takahashi Toshi

Tokyo-born artist Takahashi Toshi (T Dog Junior) moved to London 11 years ago and began working at a Carnaby Street Jewelry shop. Since then he has been producing unique, handcrafted jewelry with precision and startling realness, and in 2004 launched Dog State jewelry specializing in modern skull and animal designs — along with some randomness […]


18 Nov
Seating inspired by traditional tea whisks

Inspired by a traditional tea whisk used in Japanese culture, Hiroki Takada‘s Tea Ceremony Chair will be presented in Tokyo’s designer week. The piece is entirely constructed of bamboo and resembles the shape that of something simple and overlooked in most Japanese households, yet the intricate shape is inspiring: split bamboo that is cut into […]