Thursday, 31 March 2011

Converse Japan Jack Purcell April 2011 Release

We shown the Chucks for April, and now we give you the Jack Purcell tagging along with the release. Hardly can you find a high-cut JP, especially the ones with patterned designs. Another interesting version is the pinstripe style.

Coming soon.

KAWS Light Bulb Set for The Standard

The Standard's series of artist editions continues with Brooklyn-based artist, KAWS. This is a limited, but non-numbered edition of 1,000 sets that contain 3 bulbs each, of one bulb in each color: red, purple and green.

The 3 watt bulbs have a warm low glow. Dimensions of each globe is about 4.75" x 2.25" and they screw into any standard incandescent fixture. 120 volts. We love how they look on a light string using multiple sets. The bulbs are individually boxed with a KAWS and The Standard sticker and then wrapped again in an outer box that holds all three, also co-branded. Outer box is designed to ship as is without additional packaging.

Stay tuned for more projects from KAWS by visiting

"I love The Standard and the different projects they have been doing. When invited to create something I wanted to redesign something basic that could be found in every hotel room in the world so we decided to make a light bulb. I like the low colored glow it gives, similar to a candle" said KAWS.

Available now at colette and The Standard.

Converse Japan Chuck Taylor April 2011 Collection

Converse Japan presented their April 2011 collection. Based on the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette styled with interesting styles like the fruit pack and glitter pack.

G-Shock April 2011 Release

G-Shock is back for the month of April with more exciting colorways of their classic silhouettes including the 6900 and 5600. Check with your local retailers for availability.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Adam Kimmel for Supreme

Of all the glittering collaboration strategies we could imagine by streetwear label Supreme, never it came across our minds it would be with NYC-based contemporary designer Adam Kimmel.

Why so? If it was a couple of flannel shirts or illustrated tees, it be sensible. Instead, the label brought in Kimmel to create a two-piece suit made from Italian cotton twill. It's probably all about fusion, a bit of this with a little bit of that - it goes back to how you rock the style, agree?

As we were saying, the suit features an unlined 2-button blazer and a custom-fitted pants, and it's available in two colors.

It will be out on March 31.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Shimmies 'Judas'

Northern California band The Shimmies has received some rightful praise for its debut album To All Beloved Enemies and now the album’s first single Judas has an equally praiseworthy video to go along with it. The seven-minute clip was directed by Brandon Vedder, who has previously helmed clips for Pearl Jam and Sleater-Kinney.

Bernhard Willhelm Flame Tangotime Hoodie

Part of the Spring/Summer 2011 collection by German-born fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm, the presented a multi-colored Tangotime Hoodie burst in flame. Relaxed and box cut created from a fine cotton knitted mesh. Features a reflective diamond patch on the back of the oversized hood, a distorted flame print covering the body and a contrasting v-neck 'XX' placket.

The hoodie is finished with red and blue strips on the sleeves and body, and multi-colored ribbed cuffs and hem. Available now at oki-ni.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Fred Perry Laurel Wreath 'Cycling' Series

Fred Perry have looked to a new sporting aesthetic to refresh it's iconic pique shirt. Fine cut on bold color selection, the vintage cycle shirt has the tailored fit and unique styling that is synonymous with Fred Perry.

Part of the Laurel Wreath collection, these limited edition collection of cycle shirts are inspired by the rich history and heritage of the sport.

Available now at Fred Perry stores.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Bernhard Willhelm x Camper Leather Sandal

The collaboration between Camper and Bernhard Willhelm stretched further for Spring/Summer 2011, and one of the items including this 'To&ether' leather sandal.

The sling back sandal is designed with a thick crisscross strap made from tanned leather that fits around the foot and over the toe, and is fastened with a discreet velcro strap. The Bernhard Willhelm X Camper sandal features a branded, geometrically shaped, electric blue insole and a wooden midsole. The sandal is finished with smooth black rubber studs and banana themed sole.

Available now at oki-ni.

Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine

Alela Diane is a homebody by nature. The Portland-based musician is extremely excited to release her new album titled Alela Diane & Wild Divine released through Rough Trade, on April 5.

However, this is not your typical Alela Diane record. There is no banjo plucked and drenched in ghostly reverb, no violin wielded like fine china at your chest cavity, no chiffon blowing curiously in the wind and most importantly, nothing vaguely freaky going on that goes beyond the inevitable waxing and waning of the moon. Rather, there comes a time when artistic pursuits warrant a new approach--one that reflects personal growth and its continued path--and therein lies the root base of the expanded sounds of Alela Diane & Wild Divine.

Much of Divine’s material was gathered from 2009’s constant travels: penned during long drives in the back of a tour van, and tested in windowless greenrooms overseas. Such environs prove hotbeds for creativity--though it’s rare you can truly harness it in the blur of cities passed--and Alela knew the songs could not be actualized until she fully unpacked her suitcase and settled into the sturdy walls she knew best. And blessed be; once the bags were emptied, they gathered dust for nearly all of 2010, marking the longest hiatus Alela had taken since she’d first embarked on the touring odyssey.

Read on over here.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Skindred - Union Black

The hotly anticipated new album from ragga punk maestros Skindred, Union Black will be released on April 25 through BMG Rights. Already teasing fans with the brutal new single Warning featuring Papa Roach vocalist, Jacoby Shaddix, Union Black is a call to arms, a war cry and an absolute belter of a rock record.

Skindred was nominated for 2 awards in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in the Best British Band and Best Live Band categories and have already reached top 5 in the Rock and Metal Album chart on

Arya Goggin commented, "Things are really happening for Skindred at the moment. I truly believe that this is the best alum we have made and we can’t wait to get out on the road and play our fans these new songs! We are also hugely excited to have Chiodos and Me vs Hero as our special guests on this tour as we all really wanted to bring a diverse line up to the UK. We pride ourselves on having an interesting mix of music on our tours and this is going to be awesome!"

Moon Duo - Mazes

The formation of Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada, San Francisco psych rock prodigies Moon Duo release their new album titled Mazes, which will be available from March 29 onwards, through Sacred Bones Records.

The most pop-oriented batch of songs the band has ever delivered, Mazes reveals a more accessible vocal delivery and song structure that is sure to appeal to a wide audience not necessarily well-versed in the psych underground. The concepts of minimalism, expansion through repetition and sensory distortion are all still here and the dynamic interplay between Ripley’s guitar and Sanae’s keyboard continue to push this band and genre into uncharted territory. A benchmark follow-up to their critically acclaimed previous LP, Escape and prior release for Sacred Bones, Killing Time.

Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years

Dark synthful melodic charm, probably what we recognize Cold Cave as. Or maybe at least frontman Wesley Eisold sounded more accurate. The NYC-based experimental musical project by Eisold is set to release their second studio album titled Cherish The Light Years due out on April 5 through Matador Records.

The follow-up to their much acclaimed debut Love Comes Close, Cherish The Light Years sees Cold Cave playing progressive cards in flashing even more magical grooves to keep synth lovers happy.

"Cherish The Light Years is what I then envisioned happening in the future, but I was just starting to make my own songs, and it escalated to this. Through experimentation I stumbled on more song-oriented music." said Eisold.

Supreme x Thrasher

Supreme collaborated with reputable skateboarding magazine Thrasher to produce a series of apparels. Despite the fact it's the iconic Thrasher logo that we're loving it for, the design of the entire series seem a little 'plain' - it's another case where we're talking about brands that can deliver more than just placing logos on a tee.

Rather disappointing, but i'm sure Thrasher fans would be fond of this. There's a tee and hoodie available in a selection of color option to pick from. Available in the next coming days at your local stockists.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

ISAORA x Porter

Snowboard-inspired advanced sportswear label ISAORA recently associated with Japanese luggage maker Porter to produce a series of limited edition products. There's a backpack and a sling pack in this range.

The 25l backpack features internal padded pocket for maximum protection for your laptop or other tablet devices, a drawstring fastening with reinforced clips, waterproof zippers by Riri, contrast black meshing, water resistant leather and denim paneling.

The convertible sling pack features a one-stop three-point shoulder design which can also be used as a shoulder strap, internal padded pocket, external zipped pouch pocket, a black hanging hook and carabiner style clip, plus a double zip main fastening, waterproof zippers made by Riri, contrast black meshing, water-resistant leather and denim paneling.

The collection is made using premium materials including ballistic nylon, a combination of leathers, water- repellent Schoeller fabric, which is manufactured in Switzerland and known for its excellent breathability.

Both now available at oki-ni.

Shwood Spring/Summer 2011

Portland-based establishment Shwood offers handcrafted sunglasses carefully built from quality exotic woods.

"Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor. All models are accompanied by 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy."

We take a look at the offerings for Spring/Summer 2011 - featured models include the classic Canby, Ashland and Govy.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

HUF SF Spring 2011 Delivery 2

Shortly after presenting their Spring 2011 delivery 1, HUF SF unveiled the second delivery to their Spring offerings. Check out the stuffs below.