This past Friday, Footlocker’s exclusive joint retail venture, Te House of Hoops yielded an ultra limited release featuring a Kobe Bryant player edition release of the Hyperdunk. 24 pairs of the Nike Air Zoom Hyperdunk PE were on hand in 12 home Lakers colors of purple/white and 12 away colors of black/purple. Each pair came partnered with a display case including special numbering and technical specs of the sneaker. The Hyperdunk has garnered much attention as of late for not only its innovative use of Nike’s latest technological advancement, Flywire but also a strong promotion campaign spearheaded by Kobe Bryant himself.
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Bape has given their two most popular footwear styles the Roadsta and Bapesta the metallic treatment in this latest pack of sneakers. Using gold and silver, the uppers of the sneaker are made of metallic leather with little in the way of contrasting colors. Available now at Cliffedge.
Last month, Nike’s campaign for the all new Hyperdunk basketball shoe kicked off with a campaign featuring the NBA’s 2007/2008 MVP Kobe Bryant leaping over a speeding Aston Martin. Following up on this, Kobe and the Hyperdunk’s latest spot also incorporates the Jackass crew with the backdrop featuring a pool filled with snakes. Of course with the inclusion of Jackass, it’s more then safe to assume there’s some added comedic value involved in the video.
In the March issue of the Japanese version of music magazine Fader, hip hop artist Twigy was featured in a spotlight interview. With a strong legacy behind him, Twigy has been among the pioneers on Japan’s hip-hop scene. To pay homage to the artist, Fader Japan, Twigy and Applebum teamed up to produce a limited edition t-shirt seen here. Unfortunately there are no plans to release this tee to the general public.
Pharrell Williams has teamed up with furniture designer Domeau & Pérès to create this chair called Perspective. According to Pharrell who designed the chair, Perspective represents the love between a woman and a man. He says,
“I had often wondered what it’s like to truly be in love, not lust for once.. So I decided not to ask what it was like in someone else’s shoes or what it was like to sit in their seat.. I decided to sketch out my own experiment; the perspective chair.”
Perspective will come in several colors with only four chairs per color being sold. If you want to check out the chair in person, you will find it showcased at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris from October 21st 2008 until January 10th 2009.
Kanye West’s original Flashing Lights video which was co-directed by Spide Jonze along with Kanye himself, could be considered one of Kanye’s most controversial music video. In it, Kanye is driven off into the desert by a women who bludgeons West to death for supposedly cheating on his girl and being caught by the paparazzi’s “flashing lights”. Here is a look at a new video for Flashing Lights which is much less violent but still portrays the essence of “Flashing Lights”. In this video, you follow a girl (presumably a model) and her glitz and glamorous lifestyle which ends in nothing but tragedy.