Over the weekend, New Design High School in New York’s Lower East Side played host to the Roof Top Rampage Skateboard Showdown. Much like previous Billy Rohan and company initiated skate events including the King of Spring Skateboard Showdown, another strong turnout was on hand. The definitive highlight of the event was Luis Tolentino’s record breaking 45 inch ollie which in the process of setting a world record, also earned him a cool $800 bucks.
As one of Europe’s leading provider of some of the world’s most exclusive and well received brands, Firmament and their online store The Glade has mainted a careful roster of brands including Visvim, PAM, Acronym, Head Porter, Levi’s Fenom, Neighborhood and Original Fake. With this taste for refined aesthetics, they’ve released a second edition of their popular Berlin Renaissance Wing T-shirt. The t-shirt is in honor of The Glade’s website re-launch and the 2nd anniversary of Firmament. The t-shirt is available now in-stores at Firmament with a release date online to follow shortly.
(1st Floor / ring doorbell for admission)
Taking a chapter out of kitchenware, Medicom Toy has taken it to an all new level with the creation of a 400% stainless steel Bearbrick. In an interview with Medicom Toy CEO Takao Watanabe, he outlines the difficulty in creating this 13.5 kg (approximately 30 .lbs) toy as well as a new direction in high-end designer toys. For more info on the interview, check out the translated version here. Look for this piece to debut at this month’s Medicom Toy 2008 Exhibition in Tokyo.
For Stussy SF’s 7th anniversary, they got together with some big brands, including Nexus7, Headporter, and OriginalFake, to design a few pieces called Vanish Project. It seems that the project includes some wallet and bags that feature signature logos and graphics from each brand. Limited numbers will be released at the collaborative stores while the complete collection will be released at Stussy SF. It is always fun to see the collaborative results from the major players in the industry.
The Dior Homme Lumiere du Nord Collection puts patent leather to its best use. The collection includes two pairs of shoes – one sneaker and one boot – and 4 modern men’s bags with a messenger, backpack, shopper, and weekender. All the pieces in the collection feature black strappings and silver finishes that make for a great look.