Thursday, 28 February 2008

Head Porter iPod nano Cases

Head Porter released a range of iPod nano recently. Featuring a case which looks like a wallet, it pockets a nano with secured protection, and a key ring attached to it to connect a chain. Comes in a few styles at your preference - monogram, zebra, dots, savanna, navy argyle, and black beauty. The one that most caught our attention is this nano holder - simple, durable and convenient. Comes with a carabiner to hook to your jeans. Now available at honeyee.

WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy Headphones - Artist Series

Craving for a headphones with style, getting all the attention from peer surroundings at the same time? WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy (WESC) have just the right product for you! WESC continued their Artist Series line up with the inclusion of four new additions; Stash, Dim Mak, Marok and Star Marshmallow. Soon available at Colette. Check them out!

Intersection Magazine - Designer Chair Covers

Intersection Magazine have commissioned 6 parties consisting of fashion labels and designers to produce a range of luxury car covers. If human needs to dress to impress, so do our vehicles parked outside the yard to impress neighbors. The collaborators include Bless, MaisonMartinMargiela, Ksubi, Visvim, Adam Kimmel and Richard James. Each individual have created an outstanding piece of car cover that match with a luxury car. You can check out the full visuals over here.

Adam Kimmel





Richard James

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Billionaire Boys Club Monogram Bag

It turns out that the geniuses at Billionaire Boys Club (BBC) have switched their style towards a more luxurious look. Take a peek at this high-end monogram bag by BBC. It's the matter of time the pricing will par up with other renowned high-end designer labels like LV or Gucci or Prada, since they've got the style on the move already. Priced at 55,440 yen, it is available here.

Methamphibian x SBTG x Leftfoot x New Balance - Heaven and Hell

Four reputable maestro teamed up together and worked on a nice pair of sneaker. The four include sneaker customizers Methamphibian and SBTG, Singapore's sneaker boutique Leftfoot and New Balance. They created the Heaven & Hell pack, dropping dope designs on NB's popular model M576. Comes in two colorways - I assume the black one represents Hell and the white one represents Heaven. Only 444 pairs available for each color and will be available on April onwards, strictly sold in Asia only. You can try browsing at Leftfoot, UNDEFEATED, Mita and Atmos. Via Sneaker Freaker.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

André Plastic Shopping Bag

French artist André head towards encouraging all living humans to save the environment by recycling and reusing plastic bags. It has become a norm to throw plastic bags after using them only once, and not many are aware of these solid waste can harm the environment.

As an effort to support this act, a Mr. A plastic shopping bag was created, specifically for you to reuse the plastic bag again and again and again until it can't be used.

25 Euros at colette's eshop.

Devilock S/S08 Items

A couple of new stuffs from Devilock that I came across earlier. Two tops, one short-sleeved and one long-sleeved. Anyway, I thought the design on the long-sleeve one look something like a design from World Industries. The one that caught my attention was the tote bag they got there. Really nice touch on that tote. Comes in two colorways, black and smokish brown. Both tops come in two colorways each as well. Check them out at eproze.

Lost Kubricks by Medicom Toy

I just don't understand why they like making figures everytime a show becomes a hit. Why? Anyway, Medicom Toy will be releasing a bunch of Kubrick toys, inspired by the characters from the ABC's hit drama series Lost. There will be seven characters included in this package. They are Jack Shephard, John Locke, James 'Sawyer' Ford, Kate Austen, Sayid Jarrah, Charlie Pace and Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes. Available in August. Via Toysrevil.

Tinbot iPod Case 2nd Generation Release

iPod case makers Tinbot introduced six new artists collaboration, getting them to drop their artwork on the iPod protective metal case for their 2nd generation collection. Featured artists include Jock, Parra, Sket One, Christopher Lee, Mad and 7Sleepr. Tinbot also brought back Kurt Ketchum, who previously laid three designs for them, with another new design for their 2nd generation. These cases fit well on 5G iPod Video (30GB, 60GB, 80GB) and 6G iPod Classic (80GB, 160GB).

Tinbot was founded by, a group of talented designers, illustrators, photographers and innovators having a goal to create a product that beautifies your iPod machines.

Interested? You can order them here.

Monday, 25 February 2008

The Kills - Midnight Boom

Midnight Boom is the third album from indie lo-fi electronica band The Kills released under Domino Records.

12 short tracks filled with powerful, sharp yet indisputable ass kicking music.

Jamie Hince and his musical partner Alison Mosshart believe that your art is something you live, rather than something you merely do. Therefore, the conventional approach to recording an album - write some songs a bit like your last songs, book flashy studio and ear candy-providing producer, be professional and get home in time for tea - is not an option for them. The Kills make music that sounds like the stripped-to-the-bone nub of the crux of the sex and death and madness at the heart of the very best rock ‘n’ roll. And the only way to pull that off is to put themselves through the creative, physical, financial and emotional mangle. “It was definitely a journey,” confirms Alison, with the sanguine air of one who believes that anything that doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. “We wrote so many records before we got to this one. It took a few failed attempts and different situations and going to different places and running out of money in order for us to get it together and write the right record.” (via Domino)

First single U R A Fever was first released late last year. A follow up to the first was Cheap and Cheerful.

David Saw - Broken Down Figure

English-born singer/songwriter David Saw will be releasing his second full length album Broken Down Figure on March 4 under Ben Taylor's Iris Records, which he also cited him and his father James Taylor as one of his influences in music.

He's gifted. He's got the charisma for making big in the industry. Sweet harmonic vocals, great melodies, just what you need to make a heart melt to solid liquid, indulge in a pool filled with love.

Savannah's Song is one of Saw's most well known creation among fans, and was told that the song was written for a die-hard fan who had a crush on him.

Check out his latest single, Buy My Record.

LRG x DJ Shadow - The Collaboration Down Jacket

Lifted Research Group (LRG) and DJ Shadow came up with an exclusive collaboration creating 3 parts of clothing series, which already seen the first part available for order, limited to one per person at their sites. The Collaboration Down Jacket is soft, puffy and ultra warm. Grey on the outside, and a collage print of Shadow's album covers on the inner side. Be cautious since only 60 pieces were made available. So, if you want one, better act quick before it runs out. Suggested price is $159.99. Don't be disappointed if you miss the chance, cos' there will be two more parts from this cool series. Check in again to find out more.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Black Cab Sessions

I was running through YouTube just awhile go, and I came across something really unique and interesting and I think you should find out about it too.

One song, one take, in one black cab. Black Cab Sessions feature all sorts of talented individuals from different backgrounds performing live inside a black cab while cruising around the city until the session ends. An initiative by Just So Films and Hidden Fruit, the team has featured artists including The National, Freddie Stevenson, Daniel Johnston, The Mules, The New Pornographers, Laura Marling, The Raveonettes, Okkervil River and Benjamin Zephaniah which achieved 190,000 hits and became the Number 1 Video on YouTube's Global Homepage.

There are currently 30 chapters at the moment. You can check all of them here. By any chance you want to see your favorite band perform in a black cab, you can always drop the team a note getting them to do so. I, personally wanna see Thom Yorke in it. Can I?

Check out the sessions from Freddie Stevenson, The National and The Raveonettes.

Friday, 22 February 2008

The Diggs - Ctrl-Alt-Del

The Diggs is a rock band hailing from Brooklyn. They are about to release their second LP entitled Ctrl-Alt-Del on March 11 under Sugarspun Records.

The trio's sound are astonishingly ear soothing, while maintaining the standards of excellent rock music. A blend of 90's rock guitars, deep baselines, Britpop beats, rhythmic shoegazing flow and those laid back vocals, a perfect match!

The album was recorded at Stratosphere Sound, the studio co-owned by James Iha (ex-Smashing Pumpkins) and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne).

"Ctrl-Alt-Del expands on the aesthetic laid forth by Commute while refining their big sound with leaner and more concise arrangements. The tone of the record is frantic and at times haunting. However, there is a glimmer of hope embedded throughout, where disillusion is broached with nostalgia, and angst is juxtaposed with optimism." - Fanatic

Stream their music here:- Recovery Forever, Careen

Freddie Stevenson - All My Strange Companions

Scottish folk singer/songwriter Freddie Stevenson has an upcoming full release on schedule to release sometime in April 2008.

"Musically, All My Strange Companions soars. Its sound spans the intricate weaving acoustic guitar and languished lap steel guitar in The Soft Collapse through to the vicious punk stylings of Ordinary Girl and to the out-and-out catchiness of first single of Easy Now. These are the sounds of four great musicians truly playing live; capturing the raw energy that can only come from honest real performance." - Fanatic

Check him out performing Easy Now.

a faulty chromosome - as an ex-anorexic's six sicks exit, ...

a faulty chromosome is an indie shoegaze band from Texas. as an ex-anorexic's six sicks exit is the band's debut full length release which was self-released on February 19.

"a faulty chromosome is a slopbucket of shoegaze tremolo, hand-claps, 8-bit blips, water-damaged mister rogers records, mashed casio chords and drum machine’d beats--all bundled up in a warmish childhood memory of hiding beneath the kitchen table in 1986 with their uncle’s overweight cocker spaniel..." - Fanatic

If you like the sounds of Sebadoh, Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo, Pavement, New Order or My Bloody Valentine, you might wanna give it a try.

Bape x Nintendo DS Lite

Has DS Lite turned into a fashion gadget? We talked about the collaboration between Nintendo with Fragment Design and just a day ago. Now we see another collaboration with Bape! Two versions will be produced, the white and gold. I'm feeling the Mario, but the whole collaboration, what's behind it? Guess it's just another follow-the-trend system. Via HS.

Futura Laboratories - Dripping BD Shirt

Futura Laboratories released a nice flannel shirt design, Dripping BD Shirts. It features paint dripping styles on the garment, intending to make it look accidental. One nice piece to hunt for. Comes in three different colorways, all with different patterns of drippings. Retails at ¥16,590 and is available at FL Shop.

Puma Unlimited High

Puma recently presented this new sneaker Unlimited High. Comes in two colorways, both packed with crocodile skins. Not really a piece for me, but to hip hoppers out on the streets thugging, this might be a lil' something for you instead. Via Sneaker Freaker.

Independent 30th Anniversary Collection

Independent Truck Company is an established skateboard truck manufacturer based in California since 1978. Initially the company was started because there isn't any good trucks at that time, therefore, the co-founders has decided to make their own, known as Stage 1. From then onwards, Indy got their own clothing, bags and a wide range of accessories line.

2008 marks Indy's 30th anniversary, and in conjunction with that, they made a special line of products including t-shirts and accessories to commemorate this cheerful celebration.

We have not found any images on the line yet, but check out what we have at the mean time.

Nike Spring 2008 Arrivals

The Nike Malaysia team recently brought in the Spring 2008 collection into their Nike Sport Culture stores. A rather strong line-up with loads of footwears, apparels and accessories. Take a look if you're anywhere nearby Mid Valley, Parkson KLCC, Bangsar Village, The Curve, Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama, Tebrau, Island Plaza or Palm Square.

You can also take a peep headstart at the complete range at the Nike Sport Culture website.