Seattle’s Spilled continues to pull streetwear inspired designs into the home via their creative ‘floorwear’ pieces. They’ve recently released two very limited edition rugs following the success of the “Elephant Print” piece inspired by the subtle use of the print in the Nike Air Jordan line.
This time around they’ve crafted a pair of designs leveraging typeface in a black-and-white motif. Showing love to east and west coast, the “LA” and “New York” stain resistant plush rugs make for great additions to your spot. No-slip vinyl backing allows for some low risk foot traffic on hard flooring while the sewn edges ensure you won’t catch any fraying.
Both of these gems ring in at $239.00 USD. Get them while you can.
Nike Lab shared a preview of another forthcoming collaboration with fragment design following their reworked Nike Roshe LD-1000 SP. The Nike Sock Dart SP made waves with it’s 2004 release as the first sneaker crafted with computerized knitting. This Nike technology has evolved over the years under the Flynit guise.
Fragment’s Hiroshi Fujiwara was first introduced to the Sock Dart concept by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and CEO Mark Parker before it was even a shoe, just a piece of the knitted material. He was told they were planning on putting an outsole on it while maintaining a sock-like look/feel. Fast forward and Fujiwara’s team has crafted the next evolution of the sneaker leveraging the knitted upper with a transparent silicone strap (in lieu of laces).
This new Sock Dart SP is reported to be coming in four colorways (ironically, the olive green in the previews will not be one of the available options). Additional info regarding the release including the actual release date is set to come from the folks at Nike Lab via their Twitter account (@NikeLab).
Fitbit unveiled three new fitness and sleep-tracker products this week. Two of which are an evolution of the original activity tracker. “Fitbit Charge” and “Fitbit Charge HR.” Both wristbands deliver real-time fitness stats and Caller ID on your wrist. Steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, floors climbed, calories and active minutes can all be viewed via a new bright, OLED display. You also get automatic sleep detection to give you an idea of your sleep quality every night.
“Charge HR” includes all the great benefits of “Charge,” plus a few additional bells and whistles. The big one is the continuous 24/7 heart rate monitoring. This gives you the ability to better reach target workout intensity to maximize training. This view into overall heart health includes resting heart rate and heart rate trends. Another big bonus is expanded battery life. Word is that you’ll get up to five full days.
“Surge” is Fitbit’s official entry into the smart-watch category. It features 8-sensor technology that combines all of the Fitbit activity tracking data with GPS, and heart rate monitoring. The built-in GPS piece gives you some interesting new stats like pace, distance, elevation and route history. All of these metrics can be customized to your particular training regimine whether it be running, cross-training and/or strength workouts.
The smartwatch bit includes Caller ID, text alerts and mobile music control via the backlit LCD touch screen. The watch face can be customized a bit to make it easier to navigate through your information, alarms, etc.. “Surge” also gets a battery life boost stretching to a reported seven day charge.
This gem will surely brighten up your day. Cosmic-disco extraordinaire Todd Terje and director Espen Friberg have crafted a clever new approach to the music video format. Just so happens that a fellow they know has an actual 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 for sale. So they set out to make the most epic used car ad in the game that would double as the official video for “Delorean Dynamite.”
The camcorder style visual showcases the vehicle’s real owner, Frank, showing off the Delorean’s handling through various Norwegian terrain. Should you want to make an inquiry, you can make an official offer for the car here. It’s only got 14,000 miles on it and is going for roughly $43,000.00 USD.
Def Jam Records catapulted hip-hop into the global phenomenon it became from the most unlikely location…Rick Rubin‘s NYU dorm room. Back in 1984, amongst a stack of drum machines and DJ equipment, Rubin set out to make records that sounded like the raw hip-hop performances he saw in the clubs. Now three decades later, Rubin returns ventures back to the Greenwich Village dorm room to reflect on how it all began.
Rolling Stone Films presents “Rick Was Here,” a short documentary showcasing Rubin’s return to that tiny room. There he recounts the original inspiration for the label, partnering with Russell Simmons, his introduction to LL Cool J, shipping orders from the dorm’s mailroom, working with the Beastie Boys and more.
Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design and Nike Sportswear are following up their recent “Nike Court” Collection with an update to the classic Nike LD-1000 sneaker. A mesh and suede upper in ‘Midnight Navy’ with accents in white sits atop a a white Roshe Run Natural Motion sole making for a killer hybrid bringing together classic Nike running aesthetic with high tech performance.
Look for these gems beginning October 23rd via select Nike retailers and on Nike.com.