Vans recently kicked off the Dragon Chasers Exhibition at Leftfoot Gallery in Taipei. The exhibition was a mixture of art and some of Vans’ most important releases in recent memory. The theme of the show is based around the Asian cultural concept of “Dragon Chasers”. The metaphor of dragon chasing signifies the Asian attitude of attempting to exceed their limits, chasing something that is impossible. The art was created by Singaporean artist Jahan. The exhibition concludes on January 1st, 2008.
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Hong Kong lifestyle company CLOT were one of the Asian brands chosen to be involved in Medicom Toy’s Bearbrick x Levi’s Artist Series. Their take on project was based on Edison Chen’s favorite fruits, watermelon and strawberries. Two Bearbrick designs were coupled with two matching t-shirt designs. The women set features the strawberry theme while the watermelon set is for guys. The shirts are packaged in special recycled envelopes as a more environmentally friendly approach based on Edison Chen’s previous experiences in Canada and the US. The t-shirt set (tee & 100% Bearbrick) is priced at $480 HKD (approximately $61 USD) while the 400% Bearbrick on it’s own is priced at $530 HKD (approximately $67 USD). Available now at Juice.
In the small English town of Street, Somerset, Clarks got their start as a small footwear maker destined to become a leading casual footwear manufacturer. Their success is deeply rooted in their goals of creating comfortable and quality footwear. In 1965, the development of their moc style shoe, the Wallabee alongside the Desert Boot went on to become timeless Clarks’ classics. Seen here are two styles of the Wallabee, each employing different materials such as nylon and leather. The leather pair includes a gator like toebox as an update to the traditional smooth leather fare. Check your local Clarks dealer for availability.
The Undercover Shade Lamp designed by PAM’s Misha took two years in the making. The lamp comes in two colors, white death and black death and will site 46cm tall. The light will be priced at approximately 85,000 Yen and will be available at Undercover stores, Modernica Tokyo, Modernica Nagoya, Mid Century Modern and Case Study Shop.
Image: Jun Takahashi
Crooks & Castles recently opened up their first flagship store last week. Named after the stores address, the store will house exclusive 8021 Collection pieces. This weekend will see the release of Tera Squad, Gorgon 1, The Ruling Elite, High Society and Celtic C’s t-shirts on December 22nd.