Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This mural blinds all the monotony of the world with one glance. It turns a sidewalk into a museum. How do you dress your life? Well i would like to dress some parts of my life like this. I'm sure it is painfully obvious now that i love this mural.
Since i mentioned the shoes in my last post i felt it was only right to give you slight recap gift wrapped by my compadre @Skighwalker. Very nice visuals for what took place. You have to be plunging your head under high water if you weren't there (including myself, as i was tied up). While I'm at it Cliff has relaunched his blog over at www.cliffskighwalker.com, check my panel on the right.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
My closet (or Burn Rubber), located on 202 W.Fourth St in Royal Oak is sharing their biggest accomplishment to date in a week. Very proud and motivated by my guys @OhShitRoSpit & @BurnRubberRick. I'm not going to do too much talking, I'll skip right to the meat and potatoes, pay attention.
Historically the New Balance MT580 is a shoe released out of Asia with various collaborators. This marks the first time that the shoe has been collaborated on and brought through by the New Balance America team.
In business since 2004 Burn Rubber is Metro Detroit’s first premium sneaker boutique. The Burn Rubber name is a play on a phrase from the Motor City’s car culture. The name came from the comparison of the use of sneakers on a person to the use of tires on a car. Burn Rubber is known throughout their community as the place to get hard to find, limited edition sneakers and clothing.
Burn Rubber made the shoe their own by applying a shop colored theme and utilizing materials in unique ways. The custom designed argyle pattern that lines the inside of the shoe was created to incorporate all of the company’s branded colors. A reflective 3M material, originally developed to reflect light for night running, was also used throughout the mostly gray shoe to give the design another dimension. The majority of the shoe design is comprised of New Balance’s premium nubuck and gray mesh, and completed with a touch of patent leather and a classic gum sole.
As one of the most recognizable aspects of the Burn Rubber brand they have chosen to include the shop’s mascot on the hangtag provided with each shoe. The Chef, originally created to be “just another T-Shirt design”, ended up taking on a life of its own. The photo shoot for this project was done from the perspective of a chef and was intended to bring light to the story of Burn Rubber’s popular logo & style.
The Burn Rubber MT580 will be available on November 26th at www.burnrubberdetroit.com and at Burn Rubber’s Royal Oak Location (202 W Fourth Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067).
For the sketch and my man @BurnRubberRick 's insight go touch his site.
There are also Wallpapers to download for your phone. Head over with your mobile.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I've slated myself to read a certain book by Malcolm Gladwell (Shout out to The Roots) but I haven't gotten around to it. This is a small piece that points out a little of what Gladwell talks about. Most of us are very aware of trends and the ebbs & flows they take along time, however everyone does not look at trends the same. There are spectators that watch and eventually have a "Eureka!" moment once the trend is front and center; but there are also those that have that "Eureka!" moment at 2:38 in the afternoon on a mundane Tuesday in August. The principle is simple, either you make them or you follow them. Check this film out and see if it peaks your interest, and see where you stand. I know where i stand.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I spoke on Twitter earlier today about music artist Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi and pointed out things that i perceived to matter with music pundits. Cudi's second musical offering, Man On The Moon II, was released today with what seems to be minimal hoopla; seems interesting for a widely known artist that commands so much money in concert appearances and is the absolute favorite artist and understudy of arguably the best hip-hop producer/artist actively working. Nonetheless reality prevails.
This blew my mind and made my body tense up all at the same time. Blatantly put, i was in awe. THIS IS OUR SUN. An astronomer named Alan Friedman captured these pictures which i believe originally landed in Discovery Magazine. Obviously he used a ridiculous lens. Here is the Huffington Post synopsis if you want to further educate yourself.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
It's really not a whole to say to be honest. However if you have the expendable income you can purchase from this Euro website, Colette (I'll warn you, this site is going to start playing music). Legend has it these are hand-made in France, each is numbered, and it seems there are 250 of them.