Being a huge sneaker fan and a sucker for tech wear. I finally managed to get a hold of the highly sought after Nike React Element 87. After failing to acquire a pair during the launch, which sold-out in about 2.5mins. I managed to get a friend to track me down a pair in Hong Kong's Sneakers Street. A great place to look for new and limited edition footwear.
These new releases from Nike, have been extremely comfortable to wear, if not probably the most comfiest sneakers I've ever worn (a bold claim I know). The sole is incredibly soft and has just the perfect amount of bounce. The upper has a great approach to design and is made from a variety of different materials fused together to create a unique layered look that stands out from any other recent silhouettes design by Nike.
Check out more behind the scenes on the Nike React Element 87.
It's always great seeing past classics I grew up being developed through the years. Though I'm sure we all agree some classics are best left alone, however, at times fans and cult followers (like me) beg for sequels or remakes. Just so we can see what today's technology can achieve and so that the nostalgia is kept alive.
I recently stumbled across a short film created by two friends Ash Thorp and Zaoeyo (XiaoLin Zeng), who decided to collaborate to pay homage to a Japanese cult classic anime film that forever shaped modern cinema and cyberpunk culture.
Be sure to check out their awesome website.
Source: Awaken Akira
Hypebeast 20 — The X Issue is an editorial design project created by Hybrid Design studio. The designers behind this beautiful project were Carl-Hampus Vallin, Patchara Charoensiri, Frédérique Gravier, Olivia Ward, Dave Weber. For me, one of the most interesting things about this projects is the visual cues from the 90s and the deconstructivism graphic design. From the mix of the classic editorial layout with handwriting elements to the way the imagery is arranged on the page, the references are quite apparent and point back to Raygun and other David Carson projects. However, this one is much more usable and readable which is great. This project also makes me wonder if the 90s are coming back at full swing. I have seen other projects sharing some of the same aesthetics and there are movies coming that will be set on that decade, the biggest one being Captain Marvel, which will be a huge one to be released next year.
Source: Hybrid Design
There's a high importance of user friendliness in Japan, this might a good subject for another article but let's not derail for now. This book has been created to help citizens to be prepared in case of a disaster and has been distributed to 7.5 million households. Two things I love about this design, first the colour to make very distinguishable and the manga comic illustration approach to be super easy to follow. What do you think? Behind this project, we have the work from Nosigner who is a design firm based in Yokohama, Japan. I love the definition of their name who means: "professionals who design intangible things".
Jun Takahashi and UNDERCOVER are collaborating with Nike once again. Recently they displayed their newest work which lands on the Nike Epic React and was spotted on the runway in Paris for the brand’s Fall/Winter 2018 women’s showcasing.
Known as the UNDERCOVER x Nike React Element 87, there are three colorways which all have a vibrant shades. In addition they feature Jun Takahaski’s UNDERCOVER branding on the medial side just above the Nike Swoosh. As for the color themes, one comes in Neon, Volt and Blue, the second features Red, Blue and White while the third comes in Brown and Olive. All three are completed with a trail outsole.
Undercover Nike React Element 87 Release Date
The Undercover x Nike React Element 87 Collection will release at select retailers during Summer 2018 and will set you back £160.
The Blackberry has always maintained its reputation of being the ideal businessman’s phone. It’s handy and useful, comes with all the apps you need to stay productive, doesn’t distract with games or social apps, is quite secure, and until the touchscreen trend took over, it had its own qwerty keyboard that made typing out emails on the phone a literal breeze… however, somewhere down the line Blackberry followed the bandwagon and got lost among bigger players. The Blackberry Network concept hopes to change that by once again, being built to do exactly what it’s good at.
The BB Network isn’t a phone, its your enterprise communication solution. Build explicitly and rather well for all your office needs, the BB Network is your go-to device for everything related to work. It comes in a size that’s small enough to get the job done while occupying as less space as possible. Built to work as the RFID card that you would use to swipe into our out of your office, the BB Network is exactly that size too, and can be hung around from your neck or clipped to your pocket, much like your office ID. It’s even optimized to work keeping your office schedule and needs in mind, giving you access to your tasks, reminders, mails, flight tickets, etc. all accessible from within the home screen. The phone also comes with BBM Hub, Blackberry’s answer to Slack, and and its own payments gateway that allows you to use your phone as a payment card. Another great feature is the Network’s Meeting Mode, a mode that lets your phone focus only on functionality, silencing all calls and notifications while you’re in a meeting. Putting your phone in the Meeting Mode also turns your phone into a multimedia device, allowing you to use it as a digital pointer, and to control presentations directly from within your phone.
Blackberry’s strength has always been its appeal to a particular target audience. Rather than pandering to the consumer market, BB Network does what Microsoft did a long time ago… stay true to the ever-demanding, yet loyal world of business and enterprise!
Designers: Anish Shakthi, Phaniram Lalpet, Kamaljeet Kaur, Raghavendra Rao & Prateyush Das.
Not many companies do concepts like Lamborghini, and the Terzo Millennio is no exception. Designed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Terzo Millennio is a look at a future Lamborghini electric car. Each wheel is driven by an integrated electric engine, with power coming from supercapacitors instead of a conventional battery. The supercapacitors will give the system a very long cycle life and the ability to quickly deliver a high peak power. Sensors in the carbon fiber structure are designed to note any cracks or damages, and systems will immediately repair or "self-heal" the vehicle.
I am a fan of industrial design projects, especially conceptual ones. Most of the time this projects illustrate quite well the whole of the designer that is to try to solve a problem in a creative way. Jaehyuk Lim, a designer from South Korea shared this awesome idea/concept of a electric skateboard that carries the Nike brand.
Source: Jaehuk Lim
The new RED Hydrogen One phone has some new and unique display features that got a lot of interest nine months ago. Now RED has taken their new mobile phone to the media to showcase what it can do. Although we aren't allowed to see the screen (it doesn't display well on videos) we can get an idea of what RED is envisioning for the future of capturing video.
RED already offers the ability to use lenses from Nikon, Canon and many other third party lenses on their cameras. With this phone, they're imagining being able to change the sensor and mount lenses as technology progresses or as the needs for the various shots you want to take changes.
The RED eco system is built with rigor and you'll be able to use this phone as a monitor on any RED camera that's out there, whether you're shooting a movie or a music video. The worst case scenario would be that you're busy shooting your best shot ever and it's your significant other calling about dinner plans having you shout out "cut and take five!"
We weren't able to see the screen in this video. RED is very good at building on the anticipation and wow factor for when they eventually release it later this year. But by the looks of things it'll do something no other phone does with regards to 3D visual experiences. But without seeing it, we don't know.
It seems like RED will be an important player in the creator phone market starting this year. Apple has their focus on the video abilities of their phones, but if you envision a professional shooter who's on the market for a new phone, the RED will be looked at as a serious tool for use in their everyday life. This will make it a lot more likely to be chosen over an iPhone. It's an interesting development, and I'm looking forward to its release.
Source: The Verge
In a smart phone age such as this, some wonder if we have lost touch with what a ‘computer’ truly is. It’s a definition made more unclear with the countless types of new technology. Certainly the definition changes from one decade to the next — in fact, at one point people were referred to as computers. Yet, with Apple claiming that it considers the iPad a computer (in its recent advert), many are still skeptical and unwilling to consider it as such. According to Docubyte — the Pseudonym of photographer, retoucher, art director James Ball — the notion of a computer can be linked to a nostalgic connection with 1980s. Personal computers, such as the original Apple Mac and other beige icons, come to mind.
Docubyte designed a series of animated gifs as a sort of rebuttal to the question by apple. ‘I am a computer: icons of beige’ sees 16 classics from the golden age of personal computing turned into dynamic compositions. Maybe they don’t have the highest speeds or graphic capabilities, but who cares? they’re awesome. ‘I am computer’ celebrates the visual character of desktop computing machines from a colourless period in industrial design,’ Docubyte explains.
Let's take a look at this minimal and colourful concept by Will Kail who is a Product Design Graduate based in Norwich, UK. His concept? A wireless smartphone battery named: Bunk. With the current solutions now available on the market, Will saw an opportunity to create a product that is magically working because of magnetic sticker on the back of the smartphone case. For those who are wondering the Multi-Coil solution will allow Bunk to align with the receiver coil on any smartphone. The concept is also IP67 which makes it water-resistant and you can customize your very own as well. What do you think? Would you be interested to buy one?
If you are looking for a smartphone without an overly-distracting interface, then this device is for you. The ‘Blloc Smartphone’ features a minimalist aesthetic and interface that displays relevant data and timely information in grayscale. This allows users to eliminate scrolling through huge amounts of data and saves time away from popular social media apps. The device has a 5.5-inch LCD screen, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space, and a 3,100 mAh battery pack. Its 13MP camera allows users to shoot in 4K.
Along with the introduction of several new Spring/Summer 2018 pieces, Stone Island is also revisiting the recently-revealed, limited-edition Prototype Research Series 03.
Specifically, the brand is providing a closer, more detailed look at the Prototype Research Series 03 Jumpsuit. Only 100 of the jumpsuits will be produced, with each numbered from 01 to 100. The collection emphasizes complex, forward-thinking and experimental construction and fabrics. The “SERIES 03_EXTREME COMPACTING PROCESS ON NYLON BASE” jumpsuit was created using a blend of four separate polyamide-based canvas fabrics and a “high-temperature dyeing process that colors, shrinks and compacts the materials from 0 to over 25%, re-proportioning the aesthetics thanks to Stone Island’s expertise in pattern making and to the know-how of its color laboratory.” The unique reactions to the aforementioned treatment create the striking appearance you see above. Part of the inspiration for the product came from old Soviet pilot gear.
Liam Wong is a Canadian-based street photographer. Who specialises in neon noir photography. Who has been a huge inspiration to street photographers in recent years, with his Blade Runner/Ghost in the Shell style photography. He is undoubtably one of our favourite street photographers to date. His colourful series of nocturnal photographs shot across Tokyo, with shades of purple, green, blue, and red, give the city a unique atmosphere. Just have a look at the following images.
All images © by Liam Wong
Long known by enthusiasts as the 930, Porsche‘s first-ever turbocharged road car, the 911 Turbo 3.0, is the subject of a brand new creation from the iconic German automaker. Displayed at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, the unique take on the ’70s classic not only sports a bold lime green paint scheme, but comes crafted out of LEGO bricks — and appears in full life-size scale, no less. As you can see from the photos above, the vehicle doesn’t just sport LEGO construction, but actually features custom-made, jumbo pieces for a truly one-of-a-kind creation.
Of the estimated 2,819 911s Porsche crafted between 1975 and 1977, this is undoubtedly one of the most distinct. Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Porscheplatz 1, 70435 Stuttgart, Germany
Global consulting firm Resonance Consultancy has announced its annual list of the 10 Best Cities for 2018.
The ranking is based on six key factors spanning place, product, programming, people, prosperity and promotion. For instance, the “people” category reflected a particular city’s immigration rate and diversity. Moreover, the number of “stories” or “mentions” a city accumulates on online sites such as Google, Facebook or TripAdvisor affect its individual ranking. Altogether, the firm claims that these categories determine a city’s “place equity.” Collectively, London nabbed the first place on the list because it “finished Top 10 in all six of our categories,” said the firm.
Check out the ranking below and then check out the full report here.
Top 10 Cities Ranked
1. London, England
2. New York City, USA
3. Paris, France
4. Moscow, Russia
5. Tokyo, Japan
7. Dubai, UAE
8. Barcelona, Spain
9. San Francisco, USA
10. Chicago, USA
Fatih Hardal shared a really cool personal project on his Behance profile. The idea was to create posters where the main goal was to experiment with typography with colors, textures and simple effects like blur and burn effects. The result is a series of quite stylish posters that are definitely worth checking out.
Source: Faith Hardel
PDF Haus are back with this cool concept (I presume) of what would look like today if they were redesigning the 1974 Minolta XL 400. It was a Super 8mm film camera that actually uses film cartridges! The team from PDF Haus decided to make this into a project with a question about: "What would this 20th-century filming device could look like today." As a result, they didn't change the essence of the previous design, they just made it more friendly. Would you buy one if it was available on the market?
Source: PDF HAUS
Designers of the controversial Apple Park, Foster + Partners introduces its latest concept for Chinese robotics company DJI. Known for producing drones used for film and photography, a key facet of the new structure is a skybridge with drone testing functionality, allowing engineers to open a port at the bottom of the bridge and send drones out into the sky. Alongside normal R&D offices, showrooms, an exhibition hall and an employee gym, the vertically-oriented towers offer ground-floor space for “robot-fighting rings.”