After months of travel, shooting, and certainly a slew of hours in the editing booth, director Brett Novak has unleashed his latest masterpiece featuring the skate wizardry of Kilian Martin. More of a high concept approach this time around. Martin is dropped into a variety of climates/settings around the globe including city streets, subway stations, mountains, desert cliffs, salt flats, and abandoned buildings.
Novak really stepped up his game here. The cinematography and editing is stellar. Really enhances Kilian’s mindblowing technical skill in an elegant way.
You can buy Kilian Martin’s signature Powell Peralta deck here.
Although promotional efforts for “Random Access Memories” have died down, the folks behind the Daft Punk brand continue to churn out official Daft Punk merchandise. A new round of goods hit their web store this week including a super limited edition skate deck, coffee mug, and t-shirt. All of which will certainly sell out if they haven’t already.
First up we have a classic logo t-shirt ($30.00 USD). The fitted unisex crew neck is 100% pre-shrunk cotton with a custom Daft Punk woven neck label and side seam. Additional options are kids version of the shirt as well as a baby onesie.
For superfans looking to start their mornings in style, there’s a classic logo mug ($15.00 USD). Comes in black with the original Daft Punk logo just like the t-shirt.
Lastly, the super-limited edition “Da Funk” skateboard decks ($280.00 USD). These beauties are handmade in France by Hervet-Manufacturier. The molded beechwood decks come in two colorways and are limited to a series of 25 units each (laser etched number on each one for authentication). Although the trucks and wheels aren’t included as pictured, they do come with grip tape with a repeated Daft Punk logo pattern. NOTE: Looks like both colorways have sold out at the time of publishing, unfortunately. Keep an eye on eBay!
Nike continues to evolve its most beloved styles with premium materials and new design elements. The recently released Nike Roshe Natural Motion Woven ‘Bamboo’ features a premium leather and suede upper with an intricately woven toecap that extends into the lacing. The Volt detail at the top of the tongue pops well against the tonal bamboo colorway. The new Natural Motion sole unit in white incorporates flex grooves for increased natural movement on the go.
The Nike Roshe NM Woven ‘Bamboo’ is available at select Nike retailers overseas now at roughly $145.00 USD.
This week Fujifilm announced the latest addition to their X Series camera line, the X-T10, following the release of the highly-acclaimed X-T1 last year. As a sibling to it’s predecessor, this new camera comes with many of the same bells and whistles but in a sleeker form. Smaller in size, lighter in weight, and tailored towards a broader audience with beginner-friendly in features and lower price point.
The X-T10 is armed with a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, a maximum ISO of 6400 (expandable to 51200), and a continuous shooting speed of 8 frames per second. Out of the box, the X-T10 will launch with the same autofocus features that the X-T1 will soon be getting through a firmware update at the end of June. Flipping the camera around, you will see a 3″ 920K dot tilting LCD screen and a 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder with a magnification of 0.62x that provides a natural view.
Along with the T-X10’s retro styling and user-friendly feature set, the camera also features at pop-up flash on top of the camera to easily adjust your lighting scheme. You also get a cool set of film simulation modes that allow you to mimic the look of some of Fujifilm’s classic analog film such as Provia, Astia, and Velvia. Wifi connectivity is built into the camera which allows for instant sharing of images directly to your phone for quick sharing on Instagram, etc.. Lastly, those wanting to capture video with the T-X10 can do so with up to 8 fps continuous shooting and full HD 1080p/60 video recording.
The X-T10 is available for pre-order now in black or silver/black for $800.00 USD (body only), $900.00 USD with a 16-50mm lens, or $1,100.00 USD with an 18-55mm lens. Not a bad deal considering the X-T1 comes in about $1,200.00 USD just for the body alone.
Scottish upstart eyewear label Tens has set out to make everyday life look and feel ten times better. The brand has been getting a ton of press for the brilliant ’80’s VHS style infomercial that hit the web to celebrate the release of their 2015 collection. Content game definitely on point.
The premise behind the Tens lenses is that they provide a more vivid experience than you’d get with any other pair off the shelf. Inspired by their love for enhancing images/video with the latest apps and software, the Tens founders wanted to create a way to filter your view of the real world whilst being off the grid.
Here Marty Bell, co-founder of Tens, explains how the company created a product that was different to its competitors and why we’ll buy it.
Chicago-born and now LA-based duo, Christian Rich, stopped by Mixmag Lab LA recently to showcase their playlist of future hip hop and house tunes. As producers, Taiwo and Kehinde have produced and co-produced a slew of records for big name pop and hip hop artists including Drake, Earl Sweatshirt, J Cole, and Chris Brown to name a few. Don’t be too quick to pigeonhole these guys within any specific genre though, these two tastemakers get down to just about anything as you’ll see/hear from the mix.
As DJs, they’ve been globetrotting big time as of late. Hitting hot spots all over Europe and North America. In addition to the music stuff, they also have their hands in the world of fashion. At the end of last year, they teamed up with luxury eyewear maker, L.G.R., for a pair of custom matte black “Cape Town” frames.
Look out for a debut artist album from Christian Rich called “FW14″ due later this year. In the meantime, enjoy the mix and check out the first single from the forthcoming album entitled “High” featuring Vince Staples and Bia below.
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