Monday, September 29, 2008

Ralphlauren black label camo


With a newly opened flagship store in Hong Kong over the summer, the brand falling under the umbrella of the almighty COMME des GARCONS has put together efforts most recently with Levi’s, Brooks Brothers and Lacoste.


The nylon shell of the jacket features shearling wool trim and the trademark Red Tab from Levi’s on the pockets.

Now available in Hong Kong with a price of $6800 HKD (approximately $875 USD).

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Storm trooper"

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Original Fake

new pic


56 Leonard Street, New York / Herzog & de Meuron


This 57-story residential in the Tribeca area will house 145 residences, each one with its own unique floor plan and private outdoor space. This typology makes the building look like a stack of houses, away from the traditional skyscraper form. I wonder how the concrete structure works on this building, which was done by consultant firm WSP Cantor Seinuk (who also worked on the Freedom Tower).

The building features several interior design details done by Herzog & de Meuron, and also a sculpture comissioned to artist Anish Kapoor.


By Designer Diana Lin.

The shell is just a thick mesh fabric holding in an armful of silicon gel balls each with its own LED. There’s a pull string in the back to turn on the lights. It’s powered by a couple of AA’s but also comes with a small ac adapter.

New Ferrari California revealed: a hugely versatile, innovation-packed GTThe first official photographs have been published of the Ferrari California, the latest addition to the new generation of Ferraris launched in 2004 with the 612 Scaglietti and added to more recently with the 430 Scuderia.

The Ferrari California joins the Prancing Horse's 8-cylinder family which has always been defined by power and performance. It also flanks the flagship 612 Scaglietti in the prestige sporty Grand Tourer segment.

The new Ferrari California will satisfy even the most demanding of owners in term of its superb vehicle dynamics and driving pleasure. The new model will be available exclusively as a convertible with a folding hard top. Both chassis and bodywork are aluminium, in line with the rest of the current range. The California will be powered by a new V8 engine mounted for the first time in the marque's history in the mid-front position.

In line with Ferrari tradition, the new model also features several innovations. Apart from its folding hard top, these include the original 2+ concept which guarantees exceptional versatility of use in the rear of the car. The California's 4,300 cc V8 engine features direct fuel injection and a 'flat' crankshaft. It generates 460 CV at 7,500 rpm with a torque curve that enhances vehicle dynamics and provides maximum driving pleasure which is typical for Ferrari.

As per the traditional Ferrari transaxle layout, the engine, which allows the Ferrari California to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds, will be coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that boosts the car's performance while enhancing the driving pleasure, improves ride comfort and reduces fuel consumption and emissions (c.310 g/km CO2). The comfort is further enhanced by a new multilink rear suspension system. The Ferrari California is also equipped with the exclusive F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano and has been further honed to suit the typical driving conditions expected for this new GT. Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic material disks as standard guarantee superbly efficient braking.

In addition to sporting the marque's classic styling cues, the cabin has also been beautifully trimmed using quality materials by Ferrari's own skilled artisans. New accessories and equipment, such as the seats, steering wheel, instrument panel and infotainment system, together with optimised aerodynamics ensure that this is a highly ergonomic and enjoyable car to drive regardless of whether the top is up or down.

The Ferrari California is aimed at owners who desire a car which embodies everything the Prancing Horse represents in terms of sporty design and innovation, but also seek a car with greater versatility than ever. The car will be officially unveiled to the public at the Paris International Car Show. However, over the coming weeks, new photographs and further details about it will also be published.

Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

Spyker Cars N.V., manufacturer of exclusive premium sports cars, proudly presents the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 – the road version of its GT2 LeMans car. The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 will be built as a limited edition of 24 units maximum, and will be available in both left and right hand drive. Production of the LM85 commences this quarter.

The LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car. It is characterized by a lightweight all aluminium body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The powertrain of the LM85 is the all aluminium Audi 4.2 Litre V8 engine producing 400 bhp. This is paired to a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox, driving the rear wheels with a Drexler limited slip differential. ABS is standard. The use of aluminium parts and other lightweight materials results in an impressive power-to-weight ratio and underlines the GT2 racing heritage of the car.

Based on the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R, the racing characteristics of the LM85 are numerous, such as the all aluminium chassis, GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal 'S' logo), side mirrors in body colour, a carbon fibre rear spoiler, and GT2 windscreen streamer. Behind the black powder coated alloy wheels, black AP Racing 6 piston brake calipers with AP Racing logo appear. The LM85 can optionally be equipped with Le Mans sticker sets as well as a customised LM85 car cover.

The ample use of black leather and alcantara, which is originally meant to reduce light reflection during racing, has been finished with orange contrast stitching and characterizes the unique interior of the LM85. The dashboard instrument panel is made of turned aluminium. Each car will feature a personalised LM85 serial plaque. On request, Chronoswiss dials and switches can be installed and are virtually identical to the Chronoswiss 24Hours Pilot Watch every LM85 owner receives with his car. The black floor mats are made of fire protective material, finished with orange piping and the LM85 logo embroidered.

Extra features
As mentioned above, every LM85 owner receives a special edition Spyker Chronoswiss 24H Pilot Watch with orange crocodile strap. The serial number of the car will be engraved on the case of this exquisite time piece. Additionally, all LM85 owners are offered an exclusive Spyker VIP Hospitality weekend at the 24H of Le Mans in 2009.

LM85 on display
The first two LM85 cars that will come off the production line are scheduled for display in Saudi Arabia, at the opening event of Spyker of Saudi Arabia ( and at the Jeddah Motor Show ( from 27 until 30 October 2008, and in Los Angeles at the LA Auto Show ( from 19 until 30 November 2008.

Penfield 2008 Fall/Winter “Hickory” Collection

As the roll-out of Penfield’s diverse offerings begins, we begin the 2008 fall/winter releases with their “Hickory” collection. Comprised of very much classic and trademark Penfield styles such as the Novi and Outback, the collection is also marked by the debut of a new style the lightweight Jarvis as well as a series of bags and shirts. The collection’s highlights are its subtle use of patterns and strong cuts. Look for these at your local Penfield dealer.

Burton x Carhartt 2008 Fall/Winter Collection

As a collaboration created of the purest form, Burton and Carhartt embarked on this project knowing full well each brand offered something the other simply couldn’t offer. Whether it be the time-tested approach to durable workwear from Carhartt or Burton’s penchant for ground-breaking technology, their intersection offers an interesting collection for the snowboard enthusiast. The range is based on two of Carhartt’s most iconic pieces, the Mountain Coat and Double Knee pant with further exploits making their way on the Custom 158 board. For those looking for a more liberal design aesthetic, the Cell Pattern is offered, a step-off from the usual minimalistic styles of Carhartt. Available starting October 1st at select Carhartt stores in Europe and Burton stockists.

Source: Black Lodges

Undefeated 2008 Fall Drops 2.1-2

Sports aesthetic in tact, Undefeated get ready to release some of their Fall pieces this Saturday, September 20th. Most of the line continues their Play Dirty campaign with a more extensive cut and sew approach. Included are raglan two-tones long sleeves, an Army vs. Navy 2 ply tee and football inspired joints. So far these will only be available at all Undefeated Japan stores and dealers.

Head Porter Plus 2008 September Releases

Releasing something for men and women, the Head Porter Plus drop for September consists of a superbly crafted mens denim long sleeve button-down and one piece sweater for the ladies featuring a drawstring bottom and zip down font. Both are now available at Nos