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Sneakers Vending Machine

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From normal drinks and cigarettes to slightly weird eggs and lobster, the Japanese are obsessed with vending machines. Another thing they are obsessed with is sneakers, so it would only seem logical to mix the both of it and come up with a sneaker vending machine. The first ever sneakers vending machine by Japanese sports fashion brand, Onitsuka Tiger, will be placed in the UK. Its surprising thats its not in Japan. But as long as its made by a Japanese company, the Japanese can still brag about it. The machine can vend 24 pairs of sneakers at one time and all of the sneakers will be given away for free. It will stock only Mexico 66 in Red/ White/ Blue for the April launch. The Vending machine will go on a national tour throughout 2008 starting in Manchester after being stationed in London from the 14th to the 16th of April.

Via: Sneaker Freaker

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Written by Karan Bharwani

April 16, 2008 at 5:49 pm

The Ones We Love

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SHOOT YOUR LOVED ONES!!!!

Thats the idea behind The Ones We Love, a project that features the works of young and talented photographers from around the world. Each photographer contributed six images of their loved ones, taken outdoors with a natural setting. As a result some of the pictures are really raw and simple. “The goal of the website is to portray the people who are loved, cherished, and inspirational to these artists, and also showcase the differences and similarities in the photographs each of them took within the same guidelines.”

Here are some of my favorites: Nastia Sukhanova, Evgeniya Shabinina, Jackson Eaton and Indiana Caba.

Written by Karan Bharwani

April 5, 2008 at 6:59 pm

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3:33 Footwear

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There is clearly no shortage of footwear in the market right now. Unisex label 3:33 footwear is the latest in the game. 3:33 makes classic inspired shoes that are handcrafted in portugal using the finest quality materials. There are  currently 3 styles offered by the company: Floppy, Hugh and Lo-top. The company is founded by pro skater Andrew Reynolds and is based in California.

Written by Karan Bharwani

April 4, 2008 at 3:04 pm

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3D illustration by Jessica Fortner

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The freakishly surreal character above is the work of Toronto based artist Jessica Fortner. She creates 3D illustrations by sculpting her characters and building the sets using a variety of different materials. She completes her work by photographing them, to create a final illustration. Check her site for more.

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Written by Karan Bharwani

April 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm

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Walking Bike

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Walking Bike

It seems that sneakers are being incorporated left and right in product design these days. After witnessing the Shoe Chandelier designed by Peter Pracilio and Oscar Lopez, we are now being exposed to this amazing piece of bike design. The Walking Bike built by Max Knight for Yargo Tloupas of Intersection magazine is equipped with custom tyres adorned with 8 different pairs of sneakers.

Clockwise from below: Adidas, Pierre Hardy, Raf Simons, Tretorn, Lacoste, Gola, Y3, Nike.

Via: Arkitip

Written by Karan Bharwani

March 31, 2008 at 8:43 am

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The Freaky Jason

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The Freaky JasonWith so many independent magazines right now in the market, its not often that you come across something that is truly original. Hailing from London, The Freaky Jason is a free magazine that covers all things, artistic, absurd, surreal and underground. The magazine’s first issue ‘Jesusy Boys’ featuring Warren Ellis of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on the front cover- highlights the growing trend on the underground scene of people growing long beards and looking like Jesus. “Steering away from conventional religious banter, this issue embraces how hot Jesus looked. Spiritual? Bah! Sexy! Look around these days and you’ll note that muscles are out, and beards are in.

Written by Karan Bharwani

March 27, 2008 at 10:50 am

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