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THE WORLD’S FIRST 45 MILLION STITCH EMBROIDERED MUSIC VIDEO

June 6 |

This right here is just plain ol’mind boggling! Directed by lead singer Nicos Livesey and his animator/assitant director Tom Bunker for London based heavy metal band Throne, it took several heavy duty embroidery machines to create this 45 million stitch, frame-by-frame video,
Created for the bands track “Tharsis Sleeps,” the video is inspired by heavy meta band sew on patches of a bygone era.Read More

BANKSY WINS “NYC ARTIST IN RESIDENCE” WEBBY AWARD

June 5 |

As many readers remember, last October, cheeky-Brit and artist Banksy captured the imagination of New Yorkers by democratizing art and making New York City his gallery. His month long city-wide exhibit was fascinating because he created his pieces as the days passed. With the fuzz and po-po’s in hot pursuit, he was as elusive as ever. With his savvy use of social media, his local exhibit blew the fuck up became a global phenomenon!Read More

APPLE HIRES FORMER NIKE DESIGN DIRECTOR BEN SHAFFER

October 7 |

iWatch, uWatch, we’re all watching. After hiring cable exec Jean-Francois Mulé joins Apple from CableLabs, it is readily apparent that AppleTV is not the only front that Apple is looking to blow wide open in the tech sector. Another recent hire, Ben Shaffer was most recently the Studio Director of Nike’s Innovation Kitchen which brought you products like the Flyknit and depending on you you ask, may or may not have worked on the Fuelband. One thing is for sure, this maybe Apple’s most logical next step or two if they want to come up with and really move the needle when it comes to “wearable technology.”

Here’s is Ben on his role within the design lab while he was at Nike.Read More

LET THE BATTLE BEGIN: NBA LIVE 14

October 3 |

With the start of the NBA’s 2013/2014 season less than a month away, it’s time to get your own personal pre-season on the way. LET THE BATTLE BEGIN! EA Sports is back in off the bench with NBA Live14 after taking a recess from the basketball genre entirely.Read More

BANKSY REDEFINES A MUSEUM EXPERIENCE IN NYC

October 2 |

Leave it up to street artist Banksy to redefine the meaning of audio tour as it pertains to art. Today he launches his month long art show entitled “Better Out Than In” on the streets of New York, complete with audio tour. Where do I rent headphones you ask? You don’t. Each piece will have an 800 number that you call from your cell to get Banksy’s take on what that specific art piece is.Read More

JOHN MAYER’S WATCH GAME

October 1 |

We have to admit, when we think of John Mayer, having an sick “Watch Game” is most certainly not the first thing that comes to mind. As cliché as that sounds, this is exactly the reason why you can’t judge a pop singer by his music!

Hodinkee’s Benjamin Clymer sat down with John and chopped it up on everything from how he got into watch collecting; to Rare Rolex’s, IWC’s and everything in between. Check it out.Read More

5BORO SKATEBOARDS PIN-UP SERIES

September 17 |

5Boro Skateboards presents a new pin-up board series in collaboration with Brooklyn’s own Smith Street tattoo parlor. The series features six boards and one shirt, all designed by artists Bert Krak, Steve Boltz, Eli Quinters and Daniel Santoro. The six decks and the T-shirt are inspired by the city’s beach scene and are adorned with pin-up girls wearing swimwear. A portion of the proceeds are going to the Rockaway Beach Skate Park, which was heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy. $40 a pop via your local skate shop or 5Boro’s online. Read More

25 YEARS OF MADDEN

August 27 |

Gamers all across America will rejoice as the 25th edition of EA Sports’ Madden Football is released this week. This year’s edition of Madden has Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders on the cover and boasts the new Run Free system, which adds 30 new moves to unleash on the defense when running the ball. Whether you’re a novice or have been playing the game since the days the ambulance drove out on the field, this year’s Madden has special offers to entice gamers.Read More

TOP 2 IPHONE 6 CONCEPTS IN THE WORLD

August 22 |

With an Apple iPhone 5S drop weeks away, we recently scourged the web in search of iPhone concepts that didn’t go completely off the reservation from a product and interface design standpoint. Our only other criteria was that the concept had to be well thought out and well executed. We wanted to feel like come 2014, this is the phone that we could potentially get.Read More

LOWBROW LUXURY x MOS DEF

August 20 |

The Peralta Project recently introduced it’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection of with a fresh new video filmed and edited by Robert Chong. cut to to Mos Def’s “Freaky Black Greetings” track. Check out Uptown’s finest BMX’ers in Peralta’s latest installment entitled “Lowbrow Luxury.”Read More