Virginia’s Need Supply Co. has dropped an extensive lookbook, highlighting some of the product they’re carrying for the spring season. Some of the brands in the mix for Spring 2012 include Soulland, Shades of Grey, Oliver Spencer, and Band of Outsiders. Shop the goods online or in-store at Need Supply Co.
Ahead of a slated Good Friday release, DJ Clue got his hands on G.O.O.D. Music‘s first single — “Mercy”. This is just a day after Ye dropped a solo track in the form of “Theraflu” that’s been the trending for the past 24 hours. Big Sean, Pusha T, Kanye West and 2 Chainz are all on this five-minute banger, though we’re still a shortwhile away from getting an untagged version (Single officially drops via iTunes at Midnight EST). Can’t wait that long? Check a stream of the single below while you still can.
Google X, the California-based tech company’s low key development lab, has been developing this among several other creations for quite some time now and they’ve finally decided to let us in on what they’re cooking up. “A team within our Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.” It’s a more vivid picture of what’s to come — augmented reality eyewear that puts the world at your eyelids. Imagine being able to ditch your beloved smartphone and go hands free while controlling and seeing navigation prompts through your shades. There’s a ton more we’ve yet to learn about Project Glass but atleast now our mouths are watering. Check the video below to see what the geniuses over at Google have envisioned thusfar. Dreams to reality, folks.
Ahead of G.O.O.D. Music’s Mercy compilation that’s due to drop on Good Friday, Funk Flex lets this cannon loose — Kanye West’s Theraflu. Ye gets a couple things off his chest with DJ Khaled along side ‘em over a Hit-Boy beat that’s sure to blow speakers. A few key shout outs on this one — Kim Kardashian, Wiz Khalifa to name a few. Check out the track below and get ready for MERCY to release this Friday.
We were recently turned to French menswear label Balibaris. They launched about a year ago and have been making some really timeless pieces ever since. Some of the product available to the European market only (for now) include long-sleeve marinière tees, red selvedge jeans sourced from Japan as well as a host of mid-weight and lightweight outerwear pieces. The classic cashmere sweatshirt and French-made basic tees really stood out to us as well. The collection is exclusively crafted in Paris, with high quality European fabrics -except for the Japanese raw denim — and entirely produced in France and Europe.
Scroll below to see some of the pieces available from Balibaris for Spring 2012 as well as a short video which highlights the making of their marinière tees.
3×1′s Scott Morrison has teamed up with famed photographer Ben Watts to deliver this limited edition series of skateboards for charity. Lovely ladies Jessica Hart (pictured), Lake Bell, Elsa Hosk, Behati Prinsloo and Chanel Iman were shot in 3×1 jeans and little else for five board designs including 3×1’s logo along with Ben’s signature diamond motif and Hipstamatic lens borders. There are only 60 sets in total with all profits going to the charity of the models’ choice. Pre-order all five for $400 or individual decks at $100 each through 3×1 now.
Japanese label COMME des GARCONS has opened two new shops side-by-side in Berlin. Rei Kawakubo looks to fuse the brand and the city’s longstanding heritage, allowing the two shop setup to merge with its surroundings in a lively residential area. The BLACK SHOP appropriately sells the brand’s BLACK line, while the POCKET SHOP next door sells more accessories including perfumes and wallets. Mimicking a convenience store, the shop sells permanent products and ever-changing limited edition items. More looks at both shops below. (via frameweb)
Left Field sent over some shots of their 2012 denim collection in action. The all-black everything look never gets old and this lookbook is a testament to that. It was shot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by photographer Liz Brinkley, and includes all of this year’s denim styles, including the $175 Cone Mills Greaser Jean, the Heavy Nisshinbo Greaser Jean, and the brand new Collect Sulfur-dyed Black Greaser Jeans. Each pair is handcrafted to perfection in the good ol’ US of A and priced well at $175 a pair. Shop the complete denim lineup at Left Field.
SUPER, known for their modern sunglass designs, have released their OPTICAL line, their first ever range of eyeglasses. They’ve essentially taken some of their top silhouettes and reworked them into eyeglasses, offering up some really diverse pieces. This introductory season we are launching the Basic, Ciccio, Flat Top Small, People, America, Paloma, giaguaro, 49er, Panama all of which have been chosen based on fit, size and weight. Their available in three different colorways — havana, black, and panama havana blonde — and are fitted with fine details of gold or silver metal and hardware.
SUPER eyeglasses are available now.
BMW unveiled the i8 Concept a short while back and now they’ve released shots of the i8 Spyder, one that looks more like what we can expect from the final car that will hit showrooms in the not-too-distant future. It’s a plug-in hybrid that’s powered by a 96 kW (131 horsepower) electric motor powering the front axle and a mid-mounted turbocharged three-cylinder gas engine that cranks out 223 horses to power the rear. Lithium-ion batteries are located in a center console between the front and mid-mounted engines to give a full output of 354 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.
The i8 Spyder can go 19 miles before the gas engine turns on to recharge the batteries and we’re hearing the system can go 94 miles per gallon on the Imperial cycle. It’s a hybrid supercar that also gives us some exceptional performance — 0-62 mph in five seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.