Each print is signed and numbered by the artists from a first edition of 500.
Using 100 lb. archival recycled stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this print is produced with vegetable-based inks in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Fear.Less is a collaborative project between Daniel Ting Chong & Jordan Metcalf. The objects are all representative of weapons/items used in acts of crime in South Africa, both by criminal and the law. More pictures here (and a few of my favorites below).
The objects seek to playfully examine the place of fear and crime in South Africa context, framing our obsession with violence and the casual paranoia we all seem to suffer from. By scaling the objects and turning them into artworks, the artists aim to re-contextualise the place these items hold in our everyday lives.
Six years in the making, the luxury leather goods brand by influential designer Milan Franeta is soon launching their flagship store in the heart of Los Angeles. Starting out with a designer denim, he’s held the title of Creative Director at some powerhouse brands, including Gilded Age. In 2006, as a personal hobby, he turned his focus to fine leather goods, challenging himself to apply the same attention to detail that he had for denim.
Sandast was the result. The brand, named after his three children, produces each handcrafted belts and bags. The initial launch is comprised of two dueling personas – American Rugged and Italian Vintage. American Rugged is comprised of classic pieces that invoke a sense of history; something that is meant to be handed down generations. Meanwhile, Italian Vintage clearly is inspired by Franeta’s European upbringing. The bags are a little bit more chic and would feel right at home on the streets of Milan (no surprise there). The items are produced in America and Italy, respectively.
A limited portion of the catalog is available for purchase in the online shop but for a better look, check out their store on Hill Street, in Los Angeles.
KAWS personally designed the dial of this special Horizon, and nobody plays the line between art and time better than Ikepod, so it is a perfect collaboration for both parties. This is the type of watch that could be massively collectible down the line.
$14,000 and available at Westime in Los Angeles.
We all saw the Jay-Z and Kanye West video for Otis. We all thought to our ourselves, oh no, seriously? The Maybach? Don’t do it!!!
Thankfully rap isn’t all just bling bling– they’re auctioning off The Otis Maybach for charity, this Thursday, March 8th in New York City. The lot is being sold partly to benefit Save the Children by Phillips Depury.
Estimates are $100,000-$150,000 and I imagine it will do just fine. Who wouldn’t want a ’04 Maybach destroyed by Jigga himself? I’m going to go ahead and put this into the Art category.
2004 Maybach 57 customized for the video for the Grammy Award winning song Otis, 2011
Not content with their already lightweight racing shoes, Nike just unveiled Flyknit technology, just months before the London Olympic Games. The designers at the Beaverton, OR athletic company figured out a way to weave a complete upper while mating it with a stable and protective Lunarlon sole. Flyknit eliminates the use of glue, sewing, or cutting which means a drastic savings in weight for this one-piece silhouette. How much savings? The Racer model that marathoners the world over will be sporting weighs just 5.6 oz, which is slightly heavier than your iPhone 4S. For the rest of us, the Flyknit Trainer+ comes in at 7.7 oz. Me? The consummate Hiroshi Fujiwara fan, I’m looking at picking something up from the HTM collection. The sneakers will drop July 2012.
Check out the video here.