From Augustin Pictures, one half of whom spent 3 years living in the country, comes Afghanistan, a short film that looks to shed light on the beauty of the country rather than what the political media as delivered in the past decade or so. The travels span highlighted in this video span from Kabul to Mazar-e Sharif, locations the producers chose were the least probmatic though this doesn’t mean incidents didn’t occur. Enjoy the clip below.
A small crew from Por Vocacao took a recent trip to Tuscany, Italy, home of shoe manufacturer Buttero. This video which covers their trip and gives us a look at the inner workings of Buttero, sheds light on a family-owned and operated company that’s extremely close in relation and one that’s filled with people that share the same passion for making quality product. “We learned about their ways, their craftsmanship, Tuscany’s unique leather making background and truly understood what sets Buttero apart from other shoe brands in the market.” The Sani family, owners and founders of Buttero, are true representatives of this Italian and their genuine love for the trade shows in this video. Enjoy.
This what y’all been waiting for, ain’t it? Rockstar Games has finally dropped the first official trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. The gameplay looks to be a lot of driving but guess we won’t know for sure until more info comes out. This time, the setting is Los Santos, California, Rockstar’s fictional city that looks a lot like Los Angeles. Check out the trailer below.
Like us, we’re sure many of you have visited The Bureau’s online shop and have been impressed by their offerings and vision. And like us, we’re sure many of you have never seen the inside of their actual storefront located in Belfast. They’ve dropped a short video that gives highlights of the products on hand and gives us a look at the inside of their shop.
Tommy Ton, famed street style photographer and founder of Jak and Jil, has really built a name for himself over the years with his signature shooting style and humbled approach. Though you probably wouldn’t have recognized him a few years back, the surge of blogging and emergence of street style have made him a household name. He’s respected by all that have been touched by him and his work and for good reason. His approach is natural and unforced and the results have been epic.
With his unique eye for careful detail, Ton captures the true ready-to-wear ensembles donned by editors, models, and celebrities who walk the streets every Fashion Week. During last month’s Spring/Summer shows in New York, Life + Times followed the master at work.
Video from L+T can be found below.
Persol gives us a brief look at how the Italian eyewear maker crafts each and every piece they put on the market. The iconic frames are made by hand with the utmost detail and given a full examination before completion, some of which you’ll see in this extremely transparent video. Persol is known to utilize high-quality materials and blends this with a detail-oriented construction to give us a product that’s as remarkable and timeless as it was 94 years ago. (via the189)
We recently had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 2012 Audi A7, a modern blend of luxury and performance. I’ve had the pleasure of driving other Audi vehicles in the past and this one definitely sits atop the list. Over the past few years, Audi has really become one of the most exhilerating German automakers on the market. The A7 was introduced earlier this year and we fell in love with it on first sight. The front end is aggressive with Audi’s symbolic front grill and iconic daytime LED headlight system playing the lead and delivering well against the sleek lines of the body. The rear is as elegant as it is sporty and gives the car a look that does more than rival the Mercedes-Benz CLS. The rear spoiler really tops things off as it comes up from hiding at the hold of a button.
Last week, Apple closed all their retail stores to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs. The one and a half hour long event took place on the Apple campus in Cupertino and was streamed to all the retail stores in private. Apple CEO Tim Cook lead the event and left us with some moving thoughts and memories of Steve Jobs. You can watch the entire event now at Apple.com. Here’s to the one that changed the World.
The marks on a man’s watch tell a story but for Mike Horn, the scars on his Panerai only capture a glimpse of what he has experienced and accomplished in his life. Horn’s a World Explorer — he’s swam the entire length of the Amazon river with a broken knee, been to the North Pole in the winter and has been to parts of the World most can’t even fathom. He’s done it all while wearing a specially developed, triple cased Panerai, the PAM 92 Arktos.
Ben Clymer of Hodinkee and Sean Sullivan of The Impossible Cool were recently invited by the folks at Panerai to take a trip aboard the Pangaea which is manned by Horn and his two teammates. Nowadays, the world explorer is on a four year world tour on the 109 foot all-aluminum manual sail boat. The mission? To show “young explorers how they can help save the planet that Horn has seen from so many different angles.”
Read the full article over at Hodinkee and check out the video on the trip below.
During fashion week, Louis Vuitton handpicked six influential contributors from around the globe to take part in Amble, a new platform the brand’s launched that looks to document and share everyone’s travel memories. Louis Vuitton: Fashion Week Perspectives presents Parisian illustrator and painter Jean-Philippe Delhomme as he shares his thoughts on the fashion industry and beyond.