Stone Island has opened the doors to its first German flagship store. Located on Sylt,a charming island and exclusive tourist destination on the North Sea, this store’s an important milestone as its just a few weeks after the London Opening, showing the brand’s on-schedule growth strategy. The interior design of the 80 m2 surface area, will host the Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Junior collections.
New York-based retailer ODIN has dropped styled looks for the several collections they’ll be carrying for the spring and summer seasons. Among them is Thom Browne, Todd Snyder, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Burkman Bros., White Mountaineering, rag & bone, Shipley & Halmos, Creep, Richard Chai and a few others. You can shop the offerings now at the ODIN New York boutiques while some of the pieces will also be available through their online store.
The adidas SLVR line drops looks at their Fall 2012 collection, giving us a some really wearable product. Though athletic wear is the brand’s strength, their more recent offerings give us a good mix of that plus more casual offerings such as leather jackets for both men and women as well as pants, sweaters, blazers, and highly functional outerwear.
In case you’re wondering what $1 Billion can get you these days, this is it. Both Facebook and Instagram have confirmed the purchase of the photo-sharing app by the Zuckerberg-led social network. This acquisition gets Facebook in lead on the mobile front, something they desperately needed to do before going public. Don’t expect any major changes to Instagram just yet. Both sides are saying it’s staying the same and development work will continue. Here’s what Mark had to say about the purchase: (more…)
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.